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Doctors

 

Ian Sharrock

A GP dedicated to general community and preventative medicine and to the wellbeing of people with disabilities.

Ian is dedicated to preventative and general community medicine, with a particular interest in the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities. A breadth of life experience influences his practice. Born in country Victoria, Ian worked outside medicine—“digging holes and putting up sheds”—before completing his medical degree. A dedicated family man, he has three adult children, including a daughter with a significant intellectual disability.

Ian has further qualifications in tropical medicine, and in obstetrics and gynaecology; and he is an accredited supervisor with the RACGP Family Medicine Program, providing ongoing practical experience for registrars and medical students.

A doctor with Eltham Clinic since 1989, Ian has lived in the area for more than 30 years. Outside work, you’ll find him undertaking restoration projects, volunteering with local disability services and “messing about with old Holdens”.


 

Richard Harrison

A friendly and experienced general practitioner who works at Eltham and Monty Clinics.

Richard comes from a family of doctors, which made medicine an obvious choice for a young man who enjoyed science and people. It’s given Richard a job he really likes and the chance to work with people he admires and appreciates.

Richard discovered Eltham Clinic in 1995, having been lucky enough to have already worked at four fabulous clinics. Still, they didn’t get close to what he found at Eltham—shared values, and a happy, supportive workplace, staffed by good people who are fun to be around and great at their jobs. Richard has also worked as a relief locum in Aboriginal health centres in WA, a practice he is looking to resume now his three sons have finished school.

Outside work, Richard’s main interest is his family, particularly raising his three boys into fine young men who share their father’s love of the great outdoors. Richard has hiked the Kokoda Trail and walked the Overland Track in Tasmania. His patients will know about another of his passions—landscape photography—from the rotating collection hanging on the walls of his room.

Closer to home, Richard lives 15 minutes from work and can be found at the weekends cycling and walking, heading to the MCG to watch the footy or cricket, or looking for out-of-the-way restaurants and back-street galleries.

Richard also enjoys reading—he belongs to two book clubs—and writing, a skill he hones as a volunteer biographer for Eastern Palliative Care.


 

Tammy So

A friendly and experienced general practitioner who works at Eltham Clinic.

Tammy appreciates medicine’s mix of art and science, and the connection it gives her to people, not just in the Eltham community but the family-feel of the people who work at the clinic.

She is particularly interested in child health and development. If she weren’t a doctor, she’d be a teacher for the joy of watching children reach their potential.

Tammy is a mother of four loving children.

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Joyce Cheng

A friendly and experienced general practitioner who works at Eltham Clinic. Currently away back later in the year

Joyce loves that her work allows her to grow with her patients and their families, playing a positive role in their health and wellbeing. She believes preventative medicine can empower patients to live their lives to the fullest. She has a particular interest in women’s health, preventive healthcare and performing minor surgeries in the clinic.

A Templestowe girl, Joyce feels very at home in Eltham. In her spare time, she loves travel, cooking, yoga, and walks with her Labrador.


Tim Hsu

A friendly and experienced general practitioner / cosmetic physician who works at Eltham Clinic.

Dr Tim graduated from Flinders University, South Australia in 2013. Over the past 11 years, having worked at various locations across rural SA, Victoria, and Cairns in the disciplines of Rural Medicine, Emergency, and General Practice, he also developed special interests in skin cancers & minor procedures. He then undertook further educational courses on cutaneous surgery in the USA. His artistic approach in skin cancer surgery aiming to achieve symmetrical and harmonious results has also led him down the paths of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Tim has multiple publications in international peer-reviewed journals, is a co-author of a medical textbook on scarring pathophysiology, and is an APTOS certified doctor in thread lifting procedures.

Outside of work Tim plays baseball for Port Melbourne, enjoys hiking, free-diving, and wine tasting (in moderation!)


Alice Shankland

Alice graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2019 and completed her residency at Eastern Health before she started working  at Eltham Clinic.

Alice is happy seeing all presentations general practice has to offer, but has particular interests in family and children’s medicine, women’s health and adolescent health. Alice enjoys meeting new patients, learning their stories and backgrounds, and working together with them to provide optimal medical care and empower them to take ownership of their health. Alice also performs minor procedures including Implanon rod insertion and removal, iron infusions, skin excisions and medical terminations of pregnancy (MTOP).

In her spare time, Alice enjoys reading, playing video games, hiking and spoiling her White Swiss Shepherd.

Alice consults at Eltham Clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and Monty Clinic on Thursdays.


Emma Fehmel

Emma graduated from Monash University in 2019, and worked at Eastern Health before starting to work at Eltham Clinic in 2024. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice, and has a special interest in preventative medicine, adolescent health and women’s health. She is a dedicated doctor, who believes in providing holistic healthcare and empowering her patients to achieve their health goals. Emma also performs minor procedures including implanon replacement and iron infusions.

Outside of work, you can find Emma on long walks with her dog, doing reformer pilates, or learning to play golf.

Emma consults at Eltham Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays, and Monty Clinic on Wednesdays


Zia Ghaznawi

A friendly and experienced general practitioner who  consults  at Eltham Clinic.

Dr Zia graduated from University of Queensland in 2013, and has worked at various hospitals across Australia since. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice. Dr Zia takes his time with his patients and aims to provide thorough care.

Dr Zia has a special interest in medicinal cannabis prescribing for chronic pain and sleep disorders.

He performs minor procedures such as skin cancer excisions, cyst removals, Implanon insertion and removals, iron infusions

In his spare time Dr Zia enjoys reading and playing tennis with his daughter.

Dr Zia consults  at Eltham Clinic on a Tuesday and Friday


 

Cameron Martin

An experienced GP who practices at Eltham and Monty Clinics.

Cameron could have ended up working at Treasury, after graduating from Melbourne University with an honours degree in Commerce, but he chose to go back to study something that would allow him to help people more directly. Medicine—particularly general practice—has given him the opportunity to do what he most loves, which is hearing people’s stories and helping them. “There’s never a dull day, and it’s always stimulating.”

Cameron completed his Bachelor of Medicine with Honours in 2002 from Newcastle University. He obtained his Fellowship in General Practice in 2006.

As a partner in the clinic, Cameron appreciates being free to practise medicine the way it ought to be practised—working together with patients on the best treatment for them. If he hadn’t specialised in general practice, Cameron would most likely have chosen obstetrics, because antenatal care is one of the areas of practice he enjoys most.

Cameron has a special interest in paediatrics as well as antenatal care.

Cameron runs half marathons, which makes it surprising that he drives the short distance to work. A father of three, he’s grateful for what Eltham has to offer younger children. He loves taking his son and daughters camping, hiking, and plane spotting at the Tullamarine perimeter fence.