Caroline Springs Doctors
Dr Victor Sammut
MD, Practice Principal
Dr Victor Sammut has looked after the health needs of the local community for more than 20 years and has built a strong reputation for providing patients with thorough health care. Dr Sammut is devoted to the pursuit of better health and well being for all patients and amongst his special interests includes: asthma, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, chronic disease management, depression, musculoskeletal treatment and preventative medicine. Dr Sammut speaks English, Maltese and Italian and enjoys walking, singing and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr Jae Mie Teh
MBBS, DCH, FRACGP
Dr Jae Mie is a female doctor at Active Medical Centre who has worked in the medical field for over 5 years. Dr Jae Mie believes in building strong relationships with her patients to provide them with long term continuity and a model of care that focuses on preventative health. With a special interest in Dermatology and an emphasis on Dermoscopy, Skin Checks, Mole Removal and Skin Cancer Medicine – Dr Jae Mie provides complete skin health checks and minor skin excisions. Dr Jae Mie has a natural ability and passion for Paediatric Care and has completed a Diploma in Child Health to further enhance her skills in caring for the health and wellbeing of children. In addition to this, Dr Jae Mie has experience in family planning, reproductive and sexual health, Pap smears and implanon insertion and removal. Dr Jae Mie speaks English and Malay and enjoys playing the piano, painting and bushwalking.
Dr Irene Tan
Dr Irene Tan is a GP with a diploma in community service, a certificate in counselling and an accredited shared maternity care provider. Dr Tan’s special interests include: women’s health, pregnancy management and shared care, children’s health, mental health and chronic disease management. Dr Tan speaks English, Mandarin and the dialect of Hokkien and includes aerobics, volleyball, swimming, travelling, playing piano and volunteering amongst her hobbies.
Dr Kim Tran
Dr Kim Tran is a male GP at Active Medical Centre, Caroline Springs who has been involved in the healthcare of the Western Suburbs for the past 7 years. Dr Kim is here to listen and adopts a holistic approach to patient care. He offers a patient centred model of care in a respectful way to families in the local community. Dr Kim is a current examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners. Special interests include general family health and chronic disease management of conditions such as asthma, emphysema, heart disease, diabetes and thyroid disease. Dr Kim speaks English and Vietnamese and is learning Mandarin. He loves to spend time with family and friends. He has an interest in IT and is a keen sports fan.
Dr Ummu Rishada Rauf
MBBS, DCH, DRANZCOG, FRACGP
Dr Rishada is a female doctor at Active Medical Centre Caroline Springs who has over 10 years experience in general practice. With a Diploma in Child Health as well as Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Dr Rishada has a keen interest in paediatric care and women’s health. Being a mother herself, Dr Rishada has a great understanding on how best to support parents and children to achieve positive outcomes for the entire family. Other special interests include mental health and post natal depression, obstetrics, gynaecology, emergency medicine, minor surgical procedures and immunisations, chronic disease, skin care, travel medicine, and aged care. Dr Rishada can also provide patients with implanon and Mirena insertion and removal. With a zest for knowledge and a preventative approach to healthcare – Dr Rishada is a local GP here to support the Caroline Springs and surrounding community. Dr Rishada speaks English, Hindi, Tamil and Urdu.
Dr Azin Malekzadeh
Dr Azin is an International Medical Graduate working towards her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practice under the supervision of Active Medical Principal GP Dr Victor Sammut. Dr Azin has a special interest in women’s health, children’s health, immunisations, mental health, chronic disease management and travel medicine. Being a mother herself, Dr Azin has a keen interest in supporting parents and children and giving families the best chance at being healthy. Dr Azin enjoys walking, listening to music, travelling, spending time with family and friends and offers bilingual consultations to patients in both English and Persian.
Dr Sirisha Moparthi
MBBS, DGO, MRCGP (UK), DRCOG (UK), FRACGP
Dr Sirisha has worked in the field of General Practice in the UK for over 8 years. Dr Sirisha offers holistic patient centred care to achieve positive outcomes for her patients. With a special interest in Women’s Health, Dr Sirisha has been awarded a Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, along with a Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health in London. Dr Sirisha has experience in Family Planning, Pregnancy Management, Women and Children’s Health, Mental Health, Chronic Disease and Diabetes Management. Dr Sirisha speaks English, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu and is a busy mum who enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.
Allied Health Professionals
Nalani is a qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian; Accredited Nutritionist and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. As well as having an accredited ‘Masters of Dietetics’ qualifications through the University of Queensland, Nalani’s credentials also include a Bachelor of Science from La Trobe University and a Graduate Diploma in Nutrition from Deakin University.
Nalani is experienced in a range of clinical conditions and has a particular interest in chronic disease management via the patient centered team care approach. Nalani has a special interest in chronic disease management, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidaemia, diabetes, CKD and weight management through diet and lifestyle modification.
Marianne Del Papa
Marianne is a credentialed diabetes educator and is a member of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Prior to becoming registered as a diabetes educator, Marianne had 15 years experience as a registered Division One nurse in hospital and private practice.
Marianne has years experience as a diabetes nurse educator and chronic disease nurse in private practice. She provides her patients with holistic and evidence based diabetes advice to address complex diabetes management needs. She aims to provide patients with tailored diabetes care to meet their individual and unique health needs.
Andy Hales is an accredited exercise physiologist registered with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Andy specialises in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. He has worked with patients that include neurological conditions, cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal injuries including elite sports people (previously with Western Bulldogs Football Club AFL) & return to work treatment. Andy designs and implements specialised programs for older adults with joint replacement, osteoarthritis & bone degeneration, individuals with hypertension and obesity and assists in achieving return to activities of daily living and improved quality of life with self-management strategies. Andy’s special interests include back and hip rehabilitation, metabolic disorders; including pre-diabetes/type 2 diabetes, return to work exercise rehabilitation, exercise for the elderly, weight management, group exercise, sports injury prevention; strength & conditioning. For your convenience, Andy offers bilingual consultations to his patients in English and Maltese.
Dr Emilio Karikis
Dr. Emilio Karikis graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters in Podiatric Practice. He has a strong interest in all aspects of podiatry, particularly in the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries of the lower limb. With experiences ranging from local football teams, to hospitals abroad, Emilio is a firm believer in identifying the cause of your problem to prevent rather than treat the symptoms in the first place. During his studies Emilio worked at a specialist athletic footwear store where he developed a diverse knowledge of footwear; this understanding helps to compliment his treatment plans. Emilio is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association and frequently attends professional development events and has recently obtained his accreditation for neuromuscular dry needling of the lower limb. His hobbies include keeping active in the gym, watching the mighty Bombers, camping in the mountains, and enjoying outdoor sports. Emilio is a welcomed addition to the Active Medical team and possesses the values most important to practice; taking a whole body approach to health.
Dr Cassandra Dean
Dr Cassandra Dean is a registered Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society and The College of Clinical Psychologists. Cassandra has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, specialising in adolescents.
Cassandra has extensive experience in providing mental health services to young people, adults and their families. She has a particular interest in integrated treatment for depression and anxiety.
Cassandra adopts a client-centred approach using evidence-based practice. Cassandra uses a range of psychological therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Cassandra helps clients to identify the changes that they wish to make, and works with her clients to understand and make sense of their presenting concerns.