Katherine grew up in rural France and then Perth where she graduated from the University of Western Australia with a medical degree in 1999.
After travelling and then working in London's Great Ormond Street Paediatric Hospital, she returned to Australia in 2002, settling in Sydney where she completed her GP training, gaining fellowship to the RACGP.
Katherine enjoys the diversity of general practice and likes to take a holistic approach to healthcare. Her particular areas of interest include women’s and children’s health (including pregnancy care), travel medicine and vaccinations, skin checks and removal of skin lesions, sports medicine, sexual health and mental health. Katherine is an examiner for the RACGP.
When not working at Neutral Bay Medical Practice, she enjoys jogging, playing tennis, watching AFL, reading, travelling and spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Adrian Lim has over 30 years experience in all areas of general practice. His interests include skin cancer detection and management, disease prevention, new disease detection and management, cardiovascular diseases, diabetics and the management of complex medical problems.
In his spare time, Adrian enjoys swimming and exploring nature on foot, having completed some memorable hikes such as down the Colorado River to the Grand Canyon, Charlotte pass to Mt Kosciusko and McKeown Valley in Jenolan Caves.
Dr Vafa Derakshan has recently joined our practice after working for the last 5 years as a General Practitioner in Penrith. He originally trained in Optometry at UNSW, before completing his MBBS as the University of Notre Dame in Sydney. He had rotations in Psychiatry, Respiratory, Neurology, and Orthopaedics at Nepean Hospital, and Completed his GP training in Western Sydney in 2017. He also has a special interest in Natural Medicine, and has completed several courses including the Australasian Preliminary course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Skin Cancer Medicine through University of Queensland, as well as an interest in Gut health and Microbiome and an observership with the Centre for Digestive Diseases.
Claire graduated from University of Notre Dame in Sydney and is a Fellow with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has a Master Degree in Public Health (UNSW), a Master Degree in Public Administration (USYD) and a postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (USYD). She also obtained the Professional Certificate in skin cancer medicine (HealthCert) and FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health.
She believes in a comprehensive approach to medical care and has special interests in children's health, women's health (including Implanon insertion and removal), shared antenatal care, skin cancer (full skin checks and skin lesion excisions) and sexual health.
Luce graduated in South Africa in 2004 and completed her GP training in the UK. She is a Fellow with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She values the importance of providing holistic care and her interests include women’s health (including Implanon insertion and removal), pregnancy and she offers shared antenatal care.
She is a dedicated mum of 2 children and loves spending time with them. She enjoys doing yoga, bush walking and cooking.
Milena graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) and has a postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (USYD). Milena's interests are in women’s and children's health, pregnancy shared care and travel medicine. She is accredited for Implanon insertions/removals and intravenous iron infusions.
Milena enjoys teaching and mentoring GP trainees. She is involved in examining GP registrars with the RACGP and is an accredited supervisor for GP Registrars. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her young kids and dog either at the beach, bushwalking or in the veggie patch.