Our Team

We have qualified and experienced doctors to offer quality primary health services to the community

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Dr Prakash

RACGP FELLOWSHIP IN 2019

Dr Prakash graduated in Mumbai , India in 2006, after finishing internship worked in Medicine, cardiology and ICU in India. He moved to Australia in 2011 , and worked in Perth as a RMO in the medicine and Emergency department for two years and then another two years as Medical Registrar. For over four years after that, he worked as a GP and VMO at Hardern , NSW and completed his fellowship in 2019. Dr Prakash moved to Sydney in 2020 and his special interests include Chronic disease management, Skin cancer- Minor procedures, Geriatric medicine, Men's health.

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Dr Delakshe Sentheeran

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Del graduated in 2007 from Sri Lanka and worked in the Anaesthesiology department & General practice. She then moved to rural town of Tumbarumba in 2012 and worked there for 2 years. From there, she moved to Holbrook and continued to work there for over four years. From working in the rural country towns, Dr Del says she ‘gained experiences in vast areas of general practice & emergency medicine’. Dr Del has a special interest in Women's health, including shared care for pregnancy follow up, Chronic disease management and Geriatrics.

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Dr Smita Joshi

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Smita started working in general practice in Australia in 2013 and finished her fellowship in 2018. Dr Smita’s special interests are Women’s Health and Children’s Health and flue can speak fluent English, Nepali and Hindi.

Dr Prarthana Packiam

MBBS, FRACGP , DCH , PRT (Pain reprocessing therapy practitioner), special interest is FPS counselling services (counselling through medicare with a Gap), PPDA (psycho physiological disease associate ) certification.

Pursuing fellowship in ACNEM and Scope certification for obesity.Have attended numerous conferences to keep myself updated with the recent research in medicine and psychology. Medicinal cannabis use for chronic pain ex- endometriosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis pain, cancer related symptoms etc. Am a compassionate and dedicated General Practitioner (over 15 years of experience) who specializes in mental health and wellbeing dealing with grief, anxiety depression and similar mental health disorder, chronic pain with additional expertise in Integrative Health, Metabolic Disorders (weight loss programs) Life style medicine programs, Hormone-related Issues, Women's Health, Mind-Body Medicine, Gut Health, and Immunity. My comprehensive approach to patient care encompasses various aspects of well-being, including physical, mental, and emotional health. With a deep understanding of the intricate connections between the mind and body, I take a holistic approach to patient care. I very well recognize that mental health plays a vital role in overall well-being and I understand the impact of psychological factors on physical health. Through my expertise, I believe to empower my patients to achieve optimal health and live fulfilling lives.

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Dr Savithri Herath

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Savithri Herath graduated in 1999 from Sri Lanka and over 12 years. She has worked in various medical specialties including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paediatrics, Anaesthetics and Emergency Medicine. Dr Herath has special interest in Women's Health, Paediatrics, Skin Cancer ,geriatrics and Chronic Disease Management. In her spare time Dr Herath likes to spend time with her family. She enjoys cooking and traveling to new destinations.

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Dr Karina Jain

MBBS,FRACGP

Dr Karina Jain graduated from the University of Newcastle, completing her internship and residency at Westmead hospital. Dr Jain went on to complete all of her general practice training in various locations around NSW and has obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

Dr Jain has always had a strong interest in paediatrics and has completed a Diploma in Children's health (DCH). Her other special interests include womens health, geriatrics, adolescent medicine and mental health.

Dr Jain has had further experience working in an Aboriginal Medical Service in NSW and also had accreditation with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) having previously worked there.

Dr Jain is enthusiastic, non-judgemental and a great listener. She believes in a holistic approach to medicine and enjoys health promotion and patient advocacy.

With medicine being ever-changing, Dr Jain ensures she keeps up-to-date by attending conferences and regular self education. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, dancing, cooking, travelling and trying new things.

Psychologist

SHARON AGUAS - Psychologist

BSc in Psychology, PG. Diploma in Psychology

Sharon is a registered psychologist with over 16 years of clinical experience working in mental health service. As an experienced psychologist, she had proven skills, knowledge and understanding of mental health issues as well as drug and alcohol issues. Sharon is an expert clinician in the area of Family Interventions in a child protection, mental health and drug & alcohol context. Providing acute and brief therapeutic interventions to individual and family. Sharon is a specialist in Mental Health Assessment and Drug & Alcohol Assessment. Sharon has worked with Whole Family and very experienced in delivering trauma informed interventions and approaches to Mental Health Issues,Drug and Alcohol Issues,Parenting Issues & Relationship Issues.

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Pooja Shankar

BNSc, Authorised Nurse Immuniser, Registered Nurse

Pooja started Practice Nursing in 2017 and joined Merindah Medical Centre in 2018. She enjoys all facets of General Practice Nursing. Apart from being an immunisation advocate, Pooja has an interest in Child and Family Health, Chronic Disease Management and Care Coordination. Pooja works at Merindah Medical Centre from Wednesday to Friday. In her spare time she enjoys literature, parallel cinema and classical music.

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Marilou Bendian

Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Nurse

Marilou is a Registered Nurse and an experienced Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Nurse. She has completed her degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UWS Parramatta and has over 6 years’ experience working as a CDM Nurse in both corporate and private Medical Centres. As a CDM Nurse, Marilou is passionate about enhancing the management and prevention of ill health through health assessments and providing integrated care to clients who seek advice and treatment for a broad range of chronic health issues. Marilou has also completed her degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce – Major in Accounting in the Philippines. Marilou loves spending time with her family playing badminton, bowling, as well as gardening.

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Katrina Barnett

Practice Manager

Katrina has been part of the team at Merindah Medical Centre since 2017. She enjoys the contact with the patients and also working with a great team. She has three kids of her own that keep her busy, but loves travelling and walking in her spare time.

CAREER

Merindah Medical Centre has many career opportunities for healthcare professionals whether you are an experienced professional or just beginning your career. Career opportunities at Merindah Medical Centre include:

  • GPs
  • GP REGISTRAR
  • REGISTERED NURSES
  • MEDICAL ADMINISTRATORS

We invite you to send your CV to info@merindahmedicalcentre.com.au