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Staff Profiles

Practice doctors

 

Dr. Brian Murphy MBBS, Dip RACOG 

Dr Brian Murphy graduated from University of Melbourne in 1980.  He has been a partner at Whittlesea Medical Clinic since 1991 and has worked in the local community for many years. 

Dr Murphy was a member of the Board of Management of Plenty Valley Community Health Centre and has been a past Director of Northern Vision of General Practice and coordinated public and men's health.  He has given many public lectures to the Whittlesea community on various medical issues.

Dr Murphy provides all of the medical care for Whittlesea Lodge Nursing Home and Sunlight Aged Care Facility.

Dr Murphy’s medical interests include:
• Men's health
• Respiratory medicine
• Geriatrics



 

Dr. Sabah Al-Mulla

 

Dr. Hans Surya MBBS

Dr Hans Surya is a Partner of Whittlesea Medical Clinic and has been with us since 2012.  Dr. Surya is available for consultations on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

His interests include:

  • Paedatrics 

  • General medicine

  • Aged Care

  • Minor procedures.



 

Dr. Claudia Bosch MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Claudia Bosch completed her medical training at Melbourne University from 1981 to 1986.
Dr Bosch commenced practicing at Whittlesea Medical Clinic in 1997.
Dr Bosch's social interests include horses, books and anything furry.
Dr Bosch enjoys all facets of general medicine

Dr. Claudia Bosch

Dr. Anne Porter MBBS
Dr Anne Porter graduated from Melbourne University and has also completed BSs(Hons) in Chemistry, PhD in microwave spectroscopy and radioastronomy at Monash University.
Dr Porter has a keen interest in all things equestrian and is an FEI show jumping judge.
Dr Porter’s medical interests include:
• Wound management
• Women's health
• General Health
• Skin Problems

 

Dr. Muneer Saka MBChB, AMC, FRACGP

​Dr Muneer Saka completed his medical training in 1991 at the University of Salahaddin/Iraq.

Dr Saka commenced practicing at Whittlesea Medical Clinic in February 2010 and has been a practice partner since 2012.
Dr Saka moved to Australia with his wife and two children in 2000.
Dr Saka's medical interests include:

  • Minor procedures

  • Paediatric medicine

  • Sports medicine

Dr. William Miller MBBS
Dr. Bill Miller completed his medical training at Melbourne University.
Dr Miller commenced practising at Childs Road Medical Clinic in October 1982.  Dr Miller is a practice partner.
Dr Miller's social interests include running, bush walking and travel.
Dr Miller's medical interests include:

  • General medicine

  • Paedatric care



Dr. Sue Bergin

Dr. William Miller

Dr. Sue Bergin MBBS
Dr Sue Bergin graduated in 1983.  She trained at Melbourne University and the Royal Women’s Hospital.  She also completed a diploma of obstetrics and gynaecology and FRACGP.
Dr Bergin is married with two adult children and has practiced a Childs Road Medical Clinic for 30 years.  She is a partner in the practice.
Dr Bergin’s social interests include reading, walking and gym.
Dr Bergin enjoys treating a wide range of medical complaints.
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​Dr. David Festa MBBS, FRACGP, dip RACOG
​Dr David Festa was born and raised in the northern suburbs.  He completed his degree at Melbourne University in 1990.
Dr Festa worked throughout Melbourne and spent six months working in Warrnambool before settling with Whittlesea and Childs Road Medical Clinics.  Dr Festa is a practice partner.
Dr Festa completed a diploma of Obstetrics through PANCH in 1994.
Dr Festa is multilingual in Italian, Parlo and English.
Dr Festa’s medical interests include:
• Family medicine

Dr. David Festa

Mrs. Anne Greer

Dr. Marita Long

MBBS(Hons) B.Med Sci., FRACGP, DCH, Cert S and RH

Dr. Long is commencing at Whittlesea Clinic in January 2019 and will be operating a womens' health clinic monthly.

  

Dr. Long has worked in a diverse range of general practice settings in Tasmania and has a strong interest in women's health and has highly developed skills in all sexual and reproductive health matters.  She is also qualified to insert implanons and IUDs.

Dr Long also enjoys working in the area of children's health and also has a strong commitment to providing a high level of primary health care across all the ages and stages of life.

Practice Manager

​Ms. Deanne Van der Drift BBus MCom(PA) FIPA

Deanne joined the team in August 2018, relocating from Cohuna Victoria.  Deanne is a qualified accountant with extensive HR, administration and management experience.

 

In addition to her role at Whittlesea Medical Clinic, Deanne  assists in delivering public health care to the Victorian community as a Board Member at Cohuna District Hospital.

 

Deanne also provides services to local government by Chairing the Gannawarra Shire Audit Committee, a position she has held for the past several years.



Practice Nurses

​

Margaret-Mary
Dawn
Jenny S

Jenny T

Sandra

Reception Staff

Paula

Noelene
Judy
Sharon

Staff Profiles

Practice doctors

 

Dr. Brian Murphy MBBS, Dip RACOG 

Dr Brian Murphy graduated from University of Melbourne in 1980.  He has been a partner at Whittlesea Medical Clinic since 1991 and has worked in the local community for many years. 

Dr Murphy was a member of the Board of Management of Plenty Valley Community Health Centre and has been a past Director of Northern Vision of General Practice and coordinated public and men's health.  He has given many public lectures to the Whittlesea community on various medical issues.

Dr Murphy provides all of the medical care for Whittlesea Lodge Nursing Home and Sunlight Aged Care Facility.

Dr Murphy’s medical interests include:
• Men's health
• Respiratory medicine
• Geriatrics



 

Dr. Sabah Al-Mulla

 

Dr. Hans Surya MBBS

Dr Hans Surya is a Partner of Whittlesea Medical Clinic and has been with us since 2012.  Dr. Surya is available for consultations on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

His interests include:

  • Paedatrics 

  • General medicine

  • Aged Care

  • Minor procedures.



 

Dr. Claudia Bosch MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Claudia Bosch completed her medical training at Melbourne University from 1981 to 1986.
Dr Bosch commenced practicing at Whittlesea Medical Clinic in 1997.
Dr Bosch's social interests include horses, books and anything furry.
Dr Bosch enjoys all facets of general medicine

Dr. Claudia Bosch

Dr. Anne Porter MBBS
Dr Anne Porter graduated from Melbourne University and has also completed BSs(Hons) in Chemistry, PhD in microwave spectroscopy and radioastronomy at Monash University.
Dr Porter has a keen interest in all things equestrian and is an FEI show jumping judge.
Dr Porter’s medical interests include:
• Wound management
• Women's health
• General Health
• Skin Problems

 

Dr. Muneer Saka MBChB, AMC, FRACGP

​Dr Muneer Saka completed his medical training in 1991 at the University of Salahaddin/Iraq.

Dr Saka commenced practicing at Whittlesea Medical Clinic in February 2010 and has been a practice partner since 2012.
Dr Saka moved to Australia with his wife and two children in 2000.
Dr Saka's medical interests include:

  • Minor procedures

  • Paediatric medicine

  • Sports medicine

Dr. William Miller MBBS
Dr. Bill Miller completed his medical training at Melbourne University.
Dr Miller commenced practising at Childs Road Medical Clinic in October 1982.  Dr Miller is a practice partner.
Dr Miller's social interests include running, bush walking and travel.
Dr Miller's medical interests include:

  • General medicine

  • Paedatric care



Dr. Sue Bergin

Dr. William Miller

Dr. Sue Bergin MBBS
Dr Sue Bergin graduated in 1983.  She trained at Melbourne University and the Royal Women’s Hospital.  She also completed a diploma of obstetrics and gynaecology and FRACGP.
Dr Bergin is married with two adult children and has practiced a Childs Road Medical Clinic for 30 years.  She is a partner in the practice.
Dr Bergin’s social interests include reading, walking and gym.
Dr Bergin enjoys treating a wide range of medical complaints.
​

​Dr. David Festa MBBS, FRACGP, dip RACOG
​Dr David Festa was born and raised in the northern suburbs.  He completed his degree at Melbourne University in 1990.
Dr Festa worked throughout Melbourne and spent six months working in Warrnambool before settling with Whittlesea and Childs Road Medical Clinics.  Dr Festa is a practice partner.
Dr Festa completed a diploma of Obstetrics through PANCH in 1994.
Dr Festa is multilingual in Italian, Parlo and English.
Dr Festa’s medical interests include:
• Family medicine

Dr. David Festa

Dr. Aaron Howe

FRACGP(pending), MD, BBiomed, SCHP

Dr Howe is commencing in Whittlesea in February 2020 and will be available for consultations on Tuesday and Fridays.

Dr. Howe is interested in all apects of General Practice, but has a particular interest in Men's Health, Mental Health, Family Medicine and Paediatrics, having completed The Sydney University Child Health Program in 2018.

Aaron is welcoming, empathic and caring towards all patients.  He is passionate about holistic health care including all aspects of family medicine from paediatrics to geriatrics.

Outside of work Dr Howe enjoys playing basketball and going to the footy.  He is an avid Richmond Tigers supporter.  He also likes reading new medical research so he can continue to provide the best possible care for his patients.

 

Dr Alex Roman Md, B.MedSci, SCHP

GP Registrar

Dr Roman graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015 and has also completed a B.MedSci(Hons) majoring in sports science and nutrition.

He is empathetic and provides holistic care to achieve better health.

Alex enjoys a wide variety of medicine with particular interests in men's and women's health, endocrinology and paediatrics.

Outside of work Alex enjoys walks and spending time in nature.

Mrs. Anne Greer

Dr. Tony Farag

GP Registrar

Dr Farag is commencing at Whittlesea in February 2020.

Dr Farag completed his Pharmacy degree in 2008 and his Medical degree in 2013, both at Monash University.

Dr Farags particular medical interests include diet and nutrition, holistic well-being and sports medicine.

Outside of work Tonys interests include music, film, sports and gym as well as spending time with family.

Dr. Marita Long

MBBS(Hons) B.Med Sci., FRACGP, DCH, Cert S and RH

Dr. Long commenced will be operating a womens' health clinic monthly in Whittlesea. 

Dr. Long has worked in a diverse range of general practice settings in Tasmania and has a strong interest in women's health and has highly developed skills in all sexual and reproductive health matters.  She is also qualified to insert implanons and IUDs.

Dr Long also enjoys working in the area of children's health and also has a strong commitment to providing a high level of primary health care across all the ages and stages of life.

Practice Manager

​Ms. Deanne Van der Drift BBus MCom(PA) FIPA

Deanne joined the team in August 2018, relocating from Cohuna Victoria.  Deanne is a qualified accountant with extensive HR, administration and management experience.

 

In addition to her role at Whittlesea Medical Clinic, Deanne  assists in delivering public health care to the Victorian community as a Board Member at Cohuna District Hospital.

 

Deanne also provides services to local government by Chairing the Gannawarra Shire Audit Committee, a position she has held for the past several years.



Practice Nurses

​

Margaret-Mary
Dawn
Jenny S

Jenny T

Sandra

Reception Staff

Paula

Noelene
Judy
Sharon

Courtney