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Dr Hind Al-Taie consults from the UFS Medical Sebastopol practice. Dr Al-Taei provides skilled and compassionate care of patients, with a special interest in the areas of skin cancer, women’s health, paediatrics and elderly health. She performs iron infusions and has training in bariatric patient care. Dr Al-Taie graduated in medicine in 2005 and outside of work, she is a mother of two children who enjoys cooking and travelling.

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Dr Padma Bhaskar qualified as a specialist GP in the UK in 2007. Having attained fellowship with Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RCGP), she has been practicing in Australia since 2013.

Dr Bhaskar has extensive experience managing various aspects of general practice and is passionate about providing holistic, patient centred care. She is interested in all aspects of medicine with special interest in chronic disease management, women’s health and mental health.

Dr Bhaskar is also trained in cosmetic medicine and offers consultations and a wide range of services at our Medispa, Peace & Quiet.

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Dr Tony Bongiorno was born in Melbourne and for the most part lived in Flemington studying at St Brendan’s then Xavier College. He graduated from Melbourne University in 1982.

Dr Bongiorno’s clinical training was at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Ballarat Base Hospital in medicine and obstetrics. He had interests initially in sports medicine and did further training in this field. As a result he has had honorary positions with the Ballarat Miners, North Ballarat Football Club, Ballarat Turf Club, East Ballarat Football Club and the Ballarat Trotting Club. His interests now however are firmly in family-oriented general practice and he particularly enjoys paediatric practice. He is humbled by the fact he can be a small part of people’s lives with his role in general practice.

Dr Bongiorno consults from Monday to Friday and spends Wednesday afternoons working on his golf swing!

Please call our friendly team on 5327 0420 to book an appointment with Dr Bongiorno.

MBBS, Pg Dip. Venereology, MD (Family medicine), MRCGP(INT)

Dr Aruni de Silva graduated from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2003. Dr Aruni has worked across different specialties including Paediatrics, mental health, sexual and reproductive health, Gynecology, and Obstetrics. Aruni embarked on a career as an academic GP and completed her specialty training in 2018 in Sri Lanka. She was actively involved in teaching medical students and Family medicine registrars in Sri Lanka.

Aruni is passionate in providing personalized care across all age groups. She has just relocated to Ballarat from Sri Lanka and welcomes new patients.

She is a mother of two children and enjoys time with kids, nature and travelling.

Dr Aruni has a special interest in chronic disease management, women’s health, mental health, elderly care, adolescent health, and child health.

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Dr Ed Graetz graduated from Deakin Medical School in 2015 and relocated to work at Ballarat Health Services before moving into General Practice in 2018. He completed his specialist GP training with RACGP in 2021 with a broad array of experience in managing health issues across all age groups.

Ed’s passionate about life course medicine, preventative health and empowering people on their health journey. He is committed to providing tailored health care to meet individual needs and committed to giving people the time they need to thoroughly explore and solve issues together.

When not at work Ed can be found spending time exploring the great outdoors with his wife and one year old son. Occasionally he can be found in the back shed working on various old things from cars to furniture and enjoys riding classic motorbikes when the weather permits!

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Dr Rashid Hameed is a Specialist General Practitioner, with more than 10 years experience in General Practice. He has been trained and worked in different healthcare systems including National Health Services, United Kingdom and Australia.

Dr Irrum is a Specialist General Practitioner, who completed her GP training in Australia (The Australian General Practice Training Program) and obtained FRACGP from Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and EMC (Emergency Medicine Certificate) from Australian College of Emergency Medicine.

Dr Noshine has worked across different specialities including emergency medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, mental health, general medicine, and surgery at Mackay Base Hospital, Queensland. She also obtained her certificate in dermatology.

Dr Noshine has special interests in women’s health, paediatrics (child care), chronic diseases, dermatology, elderly care and emergency cases.

She has been actively involved in teaching medical students and GP registrars and published research articles.

Dr Noshine works part-time to accommodate her family in her spare time.

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