Our Doctors

City East

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Dr Brenton Martin

MBBS, DipRACOG

Dr Martin is an experienced GP, with many years of both rural and city experience, which has provided him with a broad scope of practice and seen him develop a wide range of clinical interests. Over the last 15 years he has worked in both Yankalilla and Adelaide, and has developed a passion for working with students and University staff.

Special interests
chronic disease, women’s health, contraception, Mirena/Implanon insertion, menopause, pelvic pain, travel medicine, skin cancer, dermoscopy

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Dr Joanne Chew

MBBS, FRACGP, DCH

Joanne enjoys the breadth of general practice and has a strong interest in women’s, mental and preventative health. She also holds a Diploma of Child Health and is accredited to insert and remove implanons. Joanne grew up in Malaysia, and completed her medical degree at The University of Adelaide. She is a fellow of the RACGP, and is happily married and with 2 young boys.

Special interests
women’s health, Implanon, mental health, preventative medicine, general medicine

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Dr Zori Penkoff

MBBS FRACGP

Zori was awarded RACGP Fellowship in 2016 after completing her rotations in a number of GP practices in Adelaide and regional South Australia. Zori previously worked in a number of hospital posts in Adelaide, Darwin, NT and the United Kingdom, gaining experience in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.

Special interests
women’s health, Mirena IUD/Implanon, preventative medicine

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Dr Deepti Singhal

MBBS, FRACGP, PhD Medicine

Dr Deepti Singhal is a General Practitioner and a Fellow of the RACGP. She enjoys practicing a broad range of medicine, with key interests in general and preventative medicine. She has been an overseas medical student while pursuing her PhD in Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and therefore is particularly interested in looking after the health of students from overseas.

Special interests
women’s health, general medicine, chronic disease

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Dr John Setchell

BSC, PHD, B.M.B.S

Previously the Medical Director at the Central Operations section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, John is now tutoring first and second year medical students in the Problem Based Learning course at Flinders University, and is provides clinical locum services at the UniSA Medical Health Clinic, as well as occasional locum services to RFDS Primary Care remote clinics.

Special interests
all areas of medicine

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Dr Julian Barson

MBBS, BSc, BA, DCH, Dip Pall Care

Dr Julian Barson was raised in Adelaide, and moved to Sydney to commence his medical training. Julian has practiced medicine in Sydney & Rural NSW and completed a Diploma in Child Health with the University of Sydney. Julian joined the UniSA Medical Clinic team in 2018 as an advanced registrar with particular interest in internal medicine, paediatrics and preventative health.

Outside of the clinic, Julian enjoys hands-on activities and spending time with his young kids.

Special interests
paediatrics, mental health, minor surgery, internal medicine

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Dr Luis Paxton

MChD, BMedSc

Dr Luis Paxton is a general practice registrar who grew up in Sydney and underwent medical training and residency in the ACT before moving to Adelaide to commence general practice training. He has interests in all areas of medicine, but particularly in preventative medicine, paediatrics, mental health and sports medicine, and is currently completing the Sydney Child Health Program (formerly the Diploma of Child Health). Outside of medicine Luis enjoys playing music and sports and spending time with his wife.

Special interests
preventative medicine, sports medicine, mental health, paediatrics

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Dr Cui Yan Lim

MBBS, MB BCh BAO

Dr Cui Yan Lim (Yan) graduated in Ireland in 2008 and completed her internship before moving to Adelaide. She has worked for SA Health since then before joining UniSA Health Medical Clinic in 2019. Yan enjoys the broad range of presentations in general practice with a particular interest in Palliative Medicine.

Special interests
palliative medicine, women’s health

City East

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Dr Charles Christie

BMBS, BHSC, FRACGP

With 14 years’ experience as a rural GP, Dr Christie quickly develops lasting rapport with patients, and because of this, has a loyal patient following. He finds working with UniSA staff and students to be greatly rewarding, and is committed to providing quality training to GP Registrars and Medical Students.

Special interests
skin cancer medicine

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Dr Emily Lathlean

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Lathlean is a local graduate, finishing her Medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 2013. Since then she has worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital for her Internship and Residency. She started General Practice training in 2016 at the UniSA Health Medical Clinic. She has a special interest in Women’s Health, Mental Health and Preventative Medicine.

Special interests
womens health, mental health, preventative health, smoking cessation

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Dr Neil Stanford

MBChB, MRCGP, FRACGP

Dr Neil Stanford graduated in 1989 in the UK, and has been practising medicine for almost thirty years. He came to live in Australia twenty years ago, and has wide experience in all aspects of General Practice. He has interests in all aspects of family medicine, particularly children, teenagers and young adults. He performs excisions of skin lesions. His easy-going manner helps put patients at ease.

Special interests
young people/youth/children’s health, mental health

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Dr Brock Edwards

BMBS, BAppSc

Brock is a General Practice registrar, having recently returned to Adelaide after three years in Townsville. In 2012, he graduated from Flinders University and subsequently completed internship and residency at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC). He has commenced post-graduate studies in Aviation medicine and Aeromedical retrievals, as well as completed post-graduate training in Occupational Medicine.

Special interests
occupational medicine, travel medicine, men’s health, youth health

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Dr Eleanor Farrall

MBBS, BSc(Hons)

Dr Eleanor Farrall, born in Sydney, raised in SA, graduated Medicine from Flinders University in 2004. Since then she has worked as a doctor in the community setting and in public hospitals both interstate and in SA. She enjoys balancing life with her two young children and is interested in all aspects of General Practice medicine and the ‘whole person’, family oriented, community care it involves.

Special interests
all aspects of general practice

Our Allied Health Practitioners

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Lynda Caudle

Psychologist
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Olga Djuric

MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER (AMHSW)

Olga Djuric is a Social Worker who has developed a specialisation in the field of grief, loss and bereavement. Olga worked for 19 years Olga in a Palliative Care setting as a Specialist Bereavement Care Social Worker. She provides grief and bereavement counseling to a wide variety of people including individuals, couples and families, experiencing a range of psychological difficulties. For the last 17 years Olga has run support groups for bereaved widows, widowers, children, and adult children. When pursuing quality therapeutic alliance with clients, Olga sees as her primary goal the establishment of rapport and building trust with core-centred attributes of congruency, acceptance and empathy.