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 Timothy Chew

FRACGP

Dr Timothy Chew graduated from the University of Dundee and worked in the NHS before moving to Australia in 2011. He has a broad experience in hospital and community medicine and is delighted to have completed his RACGP fellowship in Adelaide with advanced training in rural GP anaesthesia and a diploma in child health. Having grown up in Malaysia, studied in the UK and worked in Australia, Dr Chew is cognisant of the biopsychosocial impact of migration on students and adults alike. His current interests lie in asthma management, men’s health and aged care. He is also passionate about landscape photography and welcomes any good book recommendations.

Special interests
asthma management, men’s health, aged care

Dr Sharmila Padhye

Dr Sharmila Padhye

MBBS, FRACGP

Currently on Maternity Leave

Dr Sharmila Padhye was born and raised in Adelaide. She completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2013 at the University of Adelaide and went on to obtain her specialist qualification as a GP (FRACGP) in 2018 with commendation. She is interested in all areas of general practice in particular paediatrics, adolescent and youth health, preventative health and chronic disease management. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Special interests
paediatrics, adolescent and youth health, preventative health, chronic disease management

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Sarah has interest in women’s and children’s health. She grew up in Malaysia. She completed her medical degree at the University of Adelaide. She then completed her GP training in the country and obtained her RACGP fellowship in 2011. She has worked in a few different practices over the last 10 years.

She also likes to spend quality time with her young children. In her free time, she likes to do photo editing, playing badminton and quilting.

Special interests
women’s and children’s health

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Dr Hong Yau Tan

MBBS

Dr Hong Yau Tan graduated from Flinders University Medical School in 2010 and has subsequently undergone multiple rotations in surgery, ICU and general medicine. He grew up in Malaysia and has spent more than half his life in Adelaide. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures. He can converse fluently in Mandarin, Cantonese as well as Bahasa Malaysia.

Special interests chronic disease, wound care, Men’s Health, mental health, preventative medicine

City West

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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 Sally Robinson

MD BPharm FRACGP

Dr Robinson studied post-graduate Medicine and graduated from Flinders University in 2014. She also has a degree in Pharmacy completed at James Cook University. She completed her hospital training at Flinders Medical Centre and the Women’s & Children’s Hospital before obtaining her RACGP fellowship. She enjoys all areas of general practice and aims to provide continuity and holistic care to her patients. Her areas of special interest are Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Chronic Disease and preventative medicine, Aboriginal Health and Mental health including Eating Disorders. Dr Robinson is also accredited to provide GP Obstetric Shared Care to pregnant women in South Australia. She is interested in doing further training in specialty immunisations, infant development, aged care and palliative care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog.

Special interests
Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Chronic Disease and preventative medicine, Aboriginal Health and Mental health including Eating Disorders, GP Obstetric Shared Care

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Dr Thomas Shaw

MChD, BPharm (Hons)

Tom grew up in Adelaide and studied Pharmacy at UniSA. He later studied medicine at ANU and completed his internship in Canberra. He returned to SA to work as a junior doctor at the RAH and the WCH, before starting GP Training as a Registrar in the Barossa in 2019, and continuing at UniSA Health & Medical in 2020. Outside medicine, he enjoys cricket, football, and playing touch footy.

Special interests
paediatrics, men’s health, travel medicine, general medicine

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Dr Anyssa Ludher

FRACGP

Dr Anyssa Ludher completed her medical degree at the University of Adelaide and is a Fellow of the RACGP. She grew up in Malaysia and has a particular interest in women and children’s medicine, preventative and mental health. She enjoys working with patients to educate and support them in achieving their health goals.  In her free time she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.

Special interests
women and children’s medicine, preventative and mental health

Our Allied Health Practitioners

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Olga Djuric

MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER (AMHSW)

Olga Djuric is an Accredited Mental Health 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.