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Balwyn Central Medical
Dr. Nisha PatelMBBS (UK), BSc, MRCGP, FRACGP, DRCOG, DCH, DFRSH, DOccMED
Dr. Martin HodgsonMBBS, Grad Dip Occtt, Dip DHM
Dr. Shamistra BarathanMBBS, FRACGP, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, FACNEM Member
Dr. Siavash SaadatianMD, AMC
Dr. Katherine FirthMBBS, DCH, FRACGP, MMed
Dr. Shantini RasiahMD
Dr. Zahra MokhayerMD, FRACGP
Dr. Peter HuangMBBS
Dr. Sathiya SivanesanMBBS, FRACGP
Dr. Avinash KamaleMBBS, DOMS, DPD (UK), FRACGP
Dr. Upuli MayadunneMBBS, FRACGP, BSc (Nutrition), DCH
Dr. Robert McCubbinMBBS
Allied Health Services
We are proud to offer a diverse range of allied health services, allowing our Practices to accommodate your healthcare needs. Whether you have a persistent injury, want to check in on your health, or are simply looking for advice to maximize your well being, our expert team are close by to assist. Allied healthcare professionals provide services independently to our practices. If you have questions about any particular allied health service, including booking an appointment or available rebates, please contact the individual representatives or allied health providers directly.
Physiotherapy can be used to assess and manage a wide range of physical conditions. Our passionate, highly skilled physiotherapists can assist with problems such as sports injuries, chronic pain, post-surgery rehabilitation, vertigo, jaw pain and headaches, foot injuries, and arthritis.
After a thorough assessment, our physiotherapists will offer advice and guidance on treatment for your condition. Treatments available include hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, dry needling, and clinical pilates. If you have a physical health condition, book an appointment with your GP today to discuss whether physiotherapy could be beneficial for your mobility, comfort, range of motion, and quality of life.
Annabel Mackenzie is a clinical dietitian and biochemist with over 20 years of experience. Throughout her career, Annabel has held lead dietetic roles in oncology, endocrinology, cardiology, gastroenterology, mental health, and weight management. She has also worked across food service systems and policy development in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, and Australia. Annabel is especially interested in gastroenterological health, and is a board member of Coeliac Victoria & Tasmania. She is also a consultant for Coeliac Australia’s food service program.
Dr Lanki Pangnadasa
Dr Pangnadasa has over 15 years’ experience working with cognitive disorders arising from neurological syndromes, such as white matter disorders, encephalitic, hydrocephalus, neoplastic disorders, chronic pain syndrome, intellectual disabilities, delirium, and metabolic abnormalities. In addition, she is experienced in the treatment of psychiatric conditions such as mood disturbances, anxiety disorders, psychosis, substance abuse, eating disorders, and functional cognitive decline.Dr Pangnadasa is a registered practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), is an AHPRA approved supervisor, and is endorsed in Clinical Neuropsychology with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. She is also a clinical supervisor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne.
Dr Pangnadasa is a registered provider of neuropsychology services for the Transport Accident Commission, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Australian Defence Force and WorkSafe Victoria. She has significant experience in medico-legal neuropsychology assessments, including those for the Supreme Court of Victoria (Funds in Court), the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.She has experience in assessing the cognitive difficulties that arise from:
- Neurological syndromes (e.g., white matter disorders, encephalitis, hydrocephalus, neoplastic
disorders, chronic pain syndrome, intellectual disability, delirium and metabolic abnormalities)
- Psychiatric conditions (e.g., mood disturbance, anxiety disorders, psychosis, substance abuse,
eating disorders and functional cognitive decline)
- Neurodegenerative conditions (e.g., dementia and movement disorders)
acquired brain injury (e.g., due to trauma, cerebrovascular pathology, hypoxia, cerebral infections
and substance abuse)