Doctors

Dr Charbel Badr

FRACGP MPHTM(distinction) MBBS(Hons) BAppSc(Physio)(Hons) GAICD

MANAGING DOCTOR

Dr Charbel Badr is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), a GP registrar supervisor and medical educator with a Honorary Clinical Lecturer appointment at Macquarie University. He holds a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (with Distinction and Academic Medal) from James Cook University as well as Honours degrees in Medicine/Surgery and Physiotherapy from The University of Sydney.

During both his Physiotherapy and Medical training, Dr Badr has worked across various specialties at a range of urban and rural locations in NSW and the ACT. He put some of his rural skills to good use when he established and ran a solo community general practice at Wisemans Ferry on the banks of the Hawkesbury River.

Dr Badr is an accredited GP supervisor and is involved in the training of medical students and general practice registrars. He visits trainees in their practices to provide feedback on consultations and assists with skills workshops organised by GP Synergy. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served as board member of WentWest (a GP training and support organisation) as well as Community Connect (a community transport provider on the Lower North Shore). He is a current member of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) NSW branch Council on General Practice.

Charbel sees patients of all ages and especially enjoys looking after families. He loves the continuity of care available in general practice. He has travelled widely and in light of his Tropical Medicine studies is especially skilled at travel medicine consultations.

Charbel is on track to achieving his goal of travelling to 50 countries by the age of 50.  He is interested in history, renaissance art and architecture.  He is married with three children.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr Badr enjoys the continuity of care in general practice and has a special interest in travel medicine and minor procedures (lacerations, infusions, skin excisions).

APHRA Number: MED0001355609, ABN: 93 345 326 862

Dr Clare Boerma

FRACGP MBBS DCH

GP

Dr Clare Boerma travelled North to complete her medical training at James Cook University, based in North Queensland and the Northern Territory. She subsequently worked as a doctor in Darwin, Broome and Perth, across a range of hospital speciality areas. She returned home to Sydney in 2014, to take up a position at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, before entering general practice. Clare worked at Hunters Hill Medical Practice as a registrar and has now returned after completing her fellowship.

Clare has an interest in adolescent and women’s health, as well as reproductive and sexual health. She is the Associate Medical Director at Family Planning NSW, and, in addition to her clinical work, is involved in research and teaching. She is a mum to an energetic 5 year-old and enjoys getting to the beach whenever possible!

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr Boerma enjoys women’s health and contraception.

APHRA Number: MED0001666580, ABN:  47 359 929 104

Dr Andrew Bowes

FRACGP MBBS

SENIOR CLINICIAN

Dr Andrew Bowes is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney Medical School Northern Campus. He is  the Senior Clinician at Hunters Hill Medical Practice and mentors advanced General Practice registrars. He teaches Sydney University medical students at HHMP and Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr Bowes teaches in Vietnam twice each year and hosts Vietnamese doctors at Hunters Hill Medical Practice as part of the Hoc Mai Foundation at Sydney University. He  led the HHMP team that won AGPAL’s General Practice Excellence Award in 2018 for the 2015-7 triennium.

Dr Bowes consults Monday to Thursdays at HHMP and also consults at St Joseph’s (Joeys) College infirmary and Longueville Private Hospital.

Andrew is always happy if the Sydney Swans have a win!

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr Bowes has special interests and advanced skills in palliative care and concussion.

APHRA Number: MED0001048844, ABN: 41 737 059 347

Dr Kylie Eggleton (Ozen)

FRACGP BMed MD BA(Hons1) LLB

GP

Dr Kylie Eggleton (Ozen) obtained her FRACGP in 2018 after having joined Hunters Hill Medical Practice as a registrar in 2017. She is a former environmental lawyer and mother of 3 children, all which help her bring a broad and dedicated approach to general practice.  Kylie is a passionate and friendly GP who simply loves her job.

Dr Eggleton completed her Doctor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales in 2013 and completed two years of hospital training at Royal North Shore and Ryde Hospitals. She completed hospital terms in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, aged care, respiratory medicine, surgery and emergency medicine. She has a keen interest in Mental health and disability care (including the complexities of the NDIS).

Kylie is a keen netballer and competes around the local area.  She loves being a mum to her 3 children and splashing around Sydney Harbour on the weekends.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr Eggleton’s main interests include women’s and children’s health, mental health, aged care and the health of people with disabilities.

APHRA Number: MED0001861577, ABN: 64 573 097 689

Dr Anthony Keane

FRACGP MBBS DCH

GP

Dr Anthony Keane graduated from The University of New South Wales with Honours. He worked for 3 years at St. George Hospital before travelling and working overseas. He obtained his Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians in London.

On returning to Australia, Dr Keane worked in general practice in St. Mary’s and Granville before joining Hunters Hill Medical Practice in 1987. He was admitted as a Fellow of the RACGP in 1993. Tony sees a variety of patients and has a special focus on paediatric and aged care. He visits multiple local nursing homes to see patients.

Tony is married with 3 children and still plays a reasonable game of soccer. When not at work, he also enjoys bushwalking, cycling and gardening.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

In addition to general medicine, Dr Keane has a special interest in preventative health care, as well as paediatrics and seniors care.

APHRA Number: MED0001026799, ABN: 98 752 438 620

Dr Janice Newton

MBBS(Hons) Dip RACOG

SENIOR CLINICIAN

Dr Janice Newton graduated from The University of Sydney in 1982. After various postings in Sydney, Hong Kong, India, Tibet and London, she returned to Australia in 1994 and started working at Hunters Hill.

Now, established at Hunters Hill Medical Practice for over 20+ years, Janice has extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of family care, including Women’s Health, Antenatal Shared Care and Aged Care. Dr Newton looks after patients in local nursing homes and admits acute patients to Longueville Private Hospital.

Janice is married with 3 daughters and still occasionally finds the time for a quick game of tennis, reading a good book or researching an exotic travel destination. She is also a Justice of the Peace (JP).

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr Newton’s particular interests are women’s health and geriatric medicine. Janice also works as part of the Northern Sydney Antenatal Shared Care program.

APHRA Number: MED0001066918, ABN: 30 680 655 164

Dr Suhanthy Rajalingam

FRACGP MBBS(UNSW) BSc(Med)

GP

Dr Suhanthy Rajalingam graduated from The University of New South Wales in 2004, and knew early on in her medical training that General Practice was her passion.  Since completing her Fellowship examinations in 2008, she has worked as a General Practitioner in Inner Sydney, as well as having gained experience working in Bariatric (Obesity) Medicine and as a Medical Educator with GP Synergy.

Suhanthy’s warm and caring nature allows her to develop trusting and therapeutic relationships with her patients.  Outside of work she is kept busy with her two cheeky children and enjoys good food and travelling, ideally at the same time.  Suhanthy looks forward and feels privileged to be treating you at HHMP.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr Raj enjoys all aspects of family practice, as well as having special interests in travel medicine, skin cancer medicine and adolescent health.

APHRA Number: MED0001187526, ABN:  90 379 344 883

Dr Leo Tam

FRACGP DCH BMed MD

GP

Dr Leo Tam is a GP registrar who joined Hunters Hill Medical Practice in February 2018.  Leo graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2014 and completed two years of hospital training at Hornsby, Mona Vale and Neringah Hospitals.  Leo has worked in various general practices across Sydney, including Emu Plains and the Hawkesbury area.

Dr Tam greatly enjoys the diversity of general practice.  He has a particular interest in paediatrics, sports medicine and palliative care, and is working towards both his FRACGP and his Diploma in Child Health (DCH). He currently consults at St Joseph’s (Joeys) boarding school.

Outside of work, Leo is an avid sports fan and can be found watching (sometimes playing) a game of soccer, basketball or American football.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr Leo Tam’s main interests include paediatrics, sports medicine and palliative care.

APHRA Number: MED0001930985, ABN:  55 817 249 491

Dr Jade Tsen

FRACGP BMBS(Hons) DCH BSc BCom

GP

After nearly four years of working in marketing as a Brand Manager, Dr Tsen went back to study her medical degree at Flinders University in Adelaide. She graduated with Honours in 2012. Since then, she attained her Diploma of Child Health in 2014 and has completed her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

Dr Tsen has worked in various locations around the country including Adelaide, Darwin, Northern NSW and Sydney. The Ryde area, however, has always been home to her having been born and bred locally. She is excited and grateful to be back living locally and providing quality healthcare to her local community.

Dr Tsen enjoys all aspects of general practice and believes it is a privilege to care for people of all ages and stages of life. Outside of GP, Jade enjoys all sports, especially touch football and triathlon. She loves spending time doing anything outdoors with her family. While she loves caring for people, she also loves caring for the environment and tries to live as sustainably as possible.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Jade enjoys all aspects of general practice and she has a special interest in women’s health, paediatrics, preventative health and chronic disease management.

APHRA Number: MED0001787579, ABN:  62 663 361 991

Dr Katherine Turner

FRACGP MBBS BSc(Hons) DCH

GP

Dr Turner completed her medical training at Sydney University in 2001. Prior to this she was a research scientist at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital and with the Public Health Laboratory in London. She then worked for 2 years with the Gene Therapy Research Unit at the Westmead Children’s Hospital, before commencing her medical studies.

Originally based at Concord Hospital, Kath has also worked in a number of rural settings including Cootamundra, Broken Hill, Darwin and Alice Springs. She returned to Westmead Children’s Hospital in 2004 to advance her interest in paediatrics, completing her Diploma of Child Health in the process.

Dr Turner’s GP training took her from the Inner West to Muswellbrook to Darlinghurst and eventually to Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2009. She is interested in GP education as a practice visitor for registrars and an examiner for the College Fellowship examination. Kath worked in Summer Hill for over 5 years, before joining us at HHMP in 2011.

Dr Turner enjoys playing hockey and running around after her two beautiful boys.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr Turner has a special interest in paediatrics and women’s health.  She is registered to provide Antenatal Shared Care at Royal North Shore Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

APHRA Number: MED0001186817, ABN:  72 272 287 950

Dr Victoria Wilkinson

FRACGP MBBS(Hons) BSc(Med) DCH

GP

Dr Victoria Wilkinson graduated from the University of NSW in 2005 with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal.

Victoria worked for three years at Royal North Shore Hospital completing terms in Paediatrics, Renal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Haematology and Accident and Emergency. In 2009 she was awarded a Diploma in Child Health (Highly Commended).

Dr Wilkinson subsequently worked in General Practice in Hornsby, Dubbo and Darwin. In 2010, she was successful in her FRACGP examination and has been at HHMP since. Victoria sees a wide range of patients and focuses on especially young children and families. She also sees patients at local nursing homes and sometimes admits patients to Longueville Private Hospital.

Victoria is married with three young boys. When not hard at work, she loves spending time with her family.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr Wilkinson enjoys paediatrics, women’s health and aged care.

APHRA Number: MED0001188852, ABN:  59 735 943 086

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