Dr Aynenoor Akhter General Practitioner
I am a specialist General Practitioner and have been working in Darwin for the last 6 years. As a General Practitioner I do enjoy all arenas of General Practice with special interests in Women’s Health, Antenatal Shared care, Child Health, Skin Cancer, Chronic Disease Management and Preventative Health Care. I have completed a Certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery, Certificate in Women’s Health from RANZCOG, and I am currently in the process of completing a Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine.
Dr Kiran Abro
Dr Abro has been working in Darwin for the last nine years and is a locally trained GP with a special interest in preventative health, women's health, pregnancy care and children's health. She also holds a certificate in Sexual & Reproductive health and can assist in contraception, menopause (including HRT), IUD and Implanon insertion/removal.
Dr Michael Paroulakis
Born in Melbourne and educated at Scotch College, Michael graduated from Melbourne University in 1963 with the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery. In 1968 after further surgical training Michael was admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and in the following year in London was admitted to the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dr Puja Gupta
Dr Gupta is a UK trained female VR GP who previously worked with Casuarina Square Medical Centre before moving to Sydney, and now has relocated permanently back to Darwin. She is an accredited GP supervisor in Darwin and participates in the registrar teaching. She has more than 14 years experience in general practice and nearly 5 years of experience in Australian General practice. She also has diploma in sexual and reproductive health (family planning) from UK. Apart from paediatric consultations, women's health and family planning - including mirena insertions and removals, she undertakes a lot of chronic disease management including diabetes, asthma and Mental health consultations. Furthermore, she has a special interest in Cosmetic medicine, currently pursuing diploma and fellowship in Aesthetic medicine from Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine. She is extremely passionate about her work and deeply committed towards her patients health and well-being. She speaks English, Hindi, Urdu and can understand Punjabi.
Dr Teresa Sutherland
I have lived in Darwin for over 15 years with my husband and 4 children. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and has done extra terms in Paediatrics and Geriatrics at Royal Darwin and Palmerston Regional Hospitals. Since becoming a GP Registrar, I have undertaken Fertility Education Medical Management training and is a FEMM practitioner with special interests in reproductive health, male and female subfertility, and menstrual cycle disorders.
Psychologist (Allied Health)
Lorna Murphy is a registered psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.) She graduated from Monash University in 1997. Since then, Lorna has worked in forensic settings, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, community health and Relationships Australia. She has been in private practice since 2009. Lorna will see individuals and couples who are age 16 and above. Her approach has been described as creative and empowering. She encourages us to regain our confidence and vitality. Lorna is invested in helping us navigate the suffering, trauma and grief that life brings. The focus is on resilience and recovery and getting back to a joyful meaningful existence. The interventions are influenced by positive psychology principles which focus on our strengths and values. Lorna helps to challenge the negative beliefs with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and "loosen the grip" of anxiety and depression with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These therapies build your resources, with the aim of developing emotional tolerance. The most significant resource is you and how you can develop your "superpowers."
Vongayi Majoni (Diabetes Educator)
Vongayi qualified as an RN in the UK in 2000. She worked and specialised in cardiac nursing and then moved to primary care with special focus on cardiac and diabetes health prevention, promotion and self management support for patients with chronic conditions.
(Diabetes Educator) Jan came to live in Darwin 1987 from 'down south' and worked as a clinical registered nurse at Katherine Hospital and then Royal Darwin Hospital until 2007 - over this time she realised how much diabetes was out there, so decided on a university course to become a qualified Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE).