Our Team

General Practitioners

Dr Robert Smith

M.B. Ch.B

Dr Smith achieved his medical degree in the UK and has been in General Practice at this surgery since 1988. As a Family Practitioner he sees many aspects of family care including mens and women’s health, mental health and children’s health.

Dr Jacqueline Laing


Dr Laing has been a General Practitioner at this surgery since 1982 and sees all areas of family health including women and children’s health, mental health and aged care. She has a special interest in acupuncture and cosmetic procedures including botox, juverderm and laser procedures for skin conditions.

Dr Andrew Mason

M.B.B.S Dip. Obs RACOG

Dr Mason has been in General Practice at this surgery since 1987. As a Family Practitioner he sees many aspects of family medicine. He does have a special interest in travel medicine and has completed ISTM (International Society of Travel Medicine) Certificate of Travel Health.

Dr Tony White

M.B.,B.S. F.R.A.C.G.P

Dr White graduated from University of Melbourne in 1993 and has been practising as a General Practitioner at this practice since 2007. As well as seeing all areas of family medicine Dr White has a special interest in travel medicine.

Dr Mary Ang


Dr Ang graduated from the University of Melbourne and joined this practice in 2014. She has worked in various hospitals in Melbourne including Box Hill hospital, Dandenong Hospital and Monash Health.

She enjoys all aspects of general practice such as diabetes, asthma and preventative health.

Dr Adam Wade


Dr Wade graduated from UWA Perth in 2001 and has extensive hospital and critical care experience prior to joining the practice in 2014.

He enjoys all aspects of General Practice with a special interest in paediatrics, men’s health, chronic disease and anti-wrinkle treatments.

When not at work he occasionally finds time to escape to the hills on a bicycle.

Dr Maheshy Peterson


Dr Maheshy graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011 and completed further training at Eastern Health before starting in general practice. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine, and has a particular interest in women’s and children’s health, and mental health.

Dr Asha Ford


Dr Asha Ford completed her medical degree at Monash University, having previously graduated from a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biomedical Science) and Honours at RMIT University. Following medical school, Dr Ford worked at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals gaining experience across various specialties and is now undertaking GP fellowship training with The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She enjoys all aspects of general practice.

Dr Matthew Li


Dr Matthew Li graduated from The University of Melbourne and did his hospital training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He started as a GP registrar at our clinic in 2017 and has continued on as a Fellow of the RACGP since 2018. Dr Li has several special interests, including GP registrar education, minor surgical procedures and aged care. Dr Li introduced iron infusions to Nillumbik Medical in 2017 and continues to perform them at the clinic.

Prior to being a doctor, Dr Li was previously an electronic engineer. He continues to enjoy electronics and computers as a hobby.

Dr Kristina Jonaityte


Dr Kristina completed her medical training in Lithuania and her General Practice training in Sweden.

She has been a Fellow of RACGP since 2016 and has also been a Honorary lecturer in the Dept of General Practice at the University of Melbourne since 2016.

Dr Kristina enjoys all aspects of general practice including women’s and men’s health and mental health. She has a particular interest in prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, polycystic ovaries, acne, eczema, weight management and general dermatology.

Dr Madeline McLaren

Dr Madeline McLaren graduated from the Univer sity of Queensland in 2012. After starting her career in Brisbane, she ventured abroad to London where she worked in a busy Emergency Department for 18 months. Following her return to Australia, Madeline worked in a variety of medical specialties at hospitals throughout Melbourne before starting General Practice training in 2018. She recently completed a 6 month Extended Skills placement at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and is in the process of completing her s100 prescriber training so that she can better care for people living with HIV. Madeline is also interested in skin cancer medicine and minor procedures, and has a passion for community healthcare.

Dr Amanda Tan

Dr Amanda Tan graduated from Monash University (MBBS) in 2014 and completed her first years as an intern and resident at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. During this time she had exposure to a wide range of specialities through her rotations in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Orthopaedics, General Surgery and Geriatric Medicine.
Keen to develop her passion for Women’s Health, Amanda worked for a year at The Royal Women’s Hospital, looking after women throughout their early pregnancy, antenatal obstetric appointments, labour, post-natal checks, gynaecology appointments and family planning.

She is excited to bring her experience and knowledge to the General Practice setting whilst continuing to learn and grow as a doctor at Nillumbik Medical Centre.

In her free time, Amanda likes eating, attempting to cook, and exploring Melbourne and its surrounds with friends and family.

Special Interests: Women’s Health, Family Planning, Chronic Disease Management, Minor Surgical Procedures

Dr Chavy Arora


Dr Chavy Arora graduated from Monash University in 2014 with an MBBS and BMedSc with first class honours in bioethics.

She is currently a Masters candidate in Practical Ethics at Oxford University, and has completed a BSc in Development and Economics from the University of London (LSE).

She has five years of diverse clinical experience working across metropolitan and rural settings in Australia and overseas, including at Monash Health, the Royal Women’s Hospital, locum appointments at the Royal Darwin Hospital, Mildura Base Hospital, Latrobe Regional Hospital and The Canberra Hospital, and voluntary primary care clinics and health promotion workshops Tonga and Nepal.

She has two years’ clinical experience in tertiary obstetrics and gynaecology, including completing her Diploma of Obstetrics in 2017 and training as a

Prevention of Violence Against Women (PVAW) officer at the Royal Women’s Hospital in 2018. She is also due to complete her Diploma in Child Health at the end of 2020.

Outside of work, Chavy enjoys hiking, Bollywood dancing, travel, cooking and spending time with her family, friends and puppy. She speaks conversational Hind

Dr Rowena Cao

MBBS (Hons)

Dr Rowena Cao graduated from Monash University (MBBS (Hons)) and has worked at Austin Health and Echuca Regional Health in a range of specialties including Emergency Medicine, Rehabilitation and Psychiatry. Rowena is interested in all aspects of general practice, including women’s health, children’s health, skin cancer medicine and chronic disease management. She has completed the Sydney Child Health Program and the Skin Cancer College of Australia’s Certificate of Dermoscopy.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking and travelling.

Support Staff

The members of our support team are seldom seen but always busy. It is they who manage the logistics and day-to-day operations of a general practice this size.

Kirstin Lyons CEO



Felicity Emery

Clinical Care Manager RN, CHN


Lisa Duffus

Operations Manager


Louise Brooks

Group HR Manager


Anne-Marie Boulton

Practice Leader


Karen Borg

Group Finance Manager

Carly Norton

Management Support Administrator

Aged Care Team

Paula Hall

Aged Care Admin Team Leader



Aged Care Nurse Support


Aged Care Nurse Support


Aged Care Nurse Support


Aged Care Admin Support

Nurse Team

Possessing formidable medical knowledge and experience, our team of RNs are a central part of our medical practice.

Virginia Bolt

Clinical Care Team Leader - RN 1

Lorraine Adams

RN 1

Lucy Roche

RN 1

Jacinta MacGibbon

RN 1

Ellen Gaskett

RN 1

Marie Wilkinson

RN 1

Reception Staff

Our front office staff are the heart of our practice.

Receptionists – Fiona, Jo, Belinda D, Raeanne, Kerry, Judy, Lynn, Michelle T, Michelle H, Belinda S and Kellie.

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