Meet Our Team

Doctors

Dr Tania Chin (MBBS Hons, FRACGP, Dip Paeds)
Background - Dr Chin completed a Diploma in Paediatrics after graduating from the University of New South Wales in 2004 with First Class Honours. She obtained her Fellowship in the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2011. She has worked as a GP in the Inner West since 2009.
Special Interests - Dr Chin loves all areas of general practice, including women's and children's health, and is accredited for Antenatal Shared Care at RPA and St George Hospital. She enjoys being involved in the teaching and training of GP registrars.
Personal Interests - Outside of work, Dr Chin enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, eating out with friends, reading and travelling.
Dr Helena Berenson (MBBS SYD,GP)
Background - Dr Berenson has been a GP for over 40 years, she has recently become a resident of Glebe.
Special Interests - Her medical interests are predominantly Women’s Health and Paediatrics and she is registered for shared Ante-Natal Care with Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Canterbury Hospital.
Personal Interests - Helena is the mother of 2 grown-up sons and her hobbies include music and swimming.
Dr David Ritchie (MBCHB DCH DGP FRCNZGP)
Background - Dr Ritchie qualified as a GP in New Zealand and started his own practice in 1985. This grew into an integrative Medical Centre with 5 doctors and some 30 staff.
Special Interests - He has a strong interest in child health and child development and behaviour. He has an interest in chronic illness and working with a team to improve quality of life for each patient.
Dr Matthew Vickers (FRACGP, MBBS Syd, BMedSci Syd)
Background - Dr Vickers graduated from the University of Sydney with an MBBS and BMedSci in 2014 and has worked at Concord, Canterbury and Broken Hill Hospital before becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2019.
Special Interests - He enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in skin cancer medicine, men's health, mental health and sports medicine.
Personal Interests - Outside of work he likes to spend time playing golf, cycling and travelling.
Dr Alison Kennedy MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, B Bus.
Background - Dr Kennedy graduated from the University of Sydney in 2017. She has worked at many hospitals before coming on board as a GP.
Special Interests - She is interested in all aspects of general practice, but particularly womens health, preventive health, children's health. Registered ANSC provider.
Personal Interest - Outside of the medical centre she spends lots of time looking after her 2 lovely children.
Dr Kirsty Wallace-Hor – MBBS BA, LLB, DCH
Background: Dr Wallace-Hor graduated from the University of Sydney in 2015 and worked at Concord and Canterbury Hospitals before completing her training as a GP. She obtained a Diploma of Child Health in 2017 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Special Interests: Dr Wallace-Hor chose General Practice because she loves the variety it brings. However, she is particularly interested in preventive medicine, women’s health and paediatrics. She is a registered antenatal shared care (ANSC) provider at RPA Hospital. She is also trained to insert and remove Implanon implants.
Personal Interests: When she’s not working, she likes to watch movies, play tennis and spend time with her family.
Dr Kavita Gupta MBBS FRACGP
Background: Dr Kavita Gupta graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in Queensland and has been practicing medicine since 2013. She completed junior medical training at the Royal Brisbane Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital and Liverpool Hospital Sydney.
Special Interests: She has particular interest in mental health, complex disease management, womens and childrens’ health.
Personal Interests: Outside of medicine, Kavita is an active member of the local walking and healthy living group and enjoys travel, yoga, meditation and healthy cooking.
Dr Nicholas Loukakis
Background: Dr Nicholas Loukakis graduated from the University of Sydney with degrees in science and medicine. He has worked at a wide variety of hospitals and practices across Sydney and has lived in the Inner West for many years.
Special Interests: Dr Loukakis is interested in all areas of general practice..
Personal Interests: Outside of medicine Dr Loukakis enjoys reading, cricket, running, and playing with his 2 French Bulldogs.
Dr Jessica Jellins – (MBBS BCom(LibSt) MRMed DCH)
Background: Dr Jellins graduated from University of Notre Dame, Sydney with an MBBS in 2012. She completed her junior medical training at Royal North Shore Hospital and worked as an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar at Royal Prince Alfred and The Canterbury Hospitals before commencing GP training. She has completed a Masters of Reproductive Medicine through UNSW and obtained the Diploma of Child Health. Special Interests: Womens and children’s health, Preconception Planning, Postnatal care of mothers and neonates, Long-acting Reversible Contraception eg Implanon and Mirena Insertion & Removal, Preventative Care
Dr Andrew Harris – BA/BTch MD FRACGP
Background: Dr Andrew Harris grew up in Broken Hill in country NSW. He studied high school teaching for his undergraduate and taught Music, English and Religion in the Northern Rivers for 3 years before studying Medicine at Griffith University, Gold Coast. He has worked as a doctor in Broken Hill and Concord Hospitals before commencing GP fellowship training. He has worked as a GP in Broken Hill and Sydney’s Inner West. Special interests: He has a special interest in men’s health, mental health, LGBTQI+ medicine, chronic disease management, aged care and preventative health. He really enjoys supervising medical students and supporting registrars. Personal interests: Dr Andrew has a love of music - he plays piano and sings. He is a Christian and enjoys creative hobbies.

Allied Health

Jessica MacDonald – Physiotherapist (BApplied Science (Exercise and Sport Science); Master of Physiotherapy)
Jess graduated with Masters of Physiotherapy in 2012 from the University of Sydney, and also completed undergraduate study in Exercise and Sport Science in 2007. Jess has also undertaken further training in Dry Needling and Shoulder courses. The goal of her treatment is to combined Physiotherapy and Exercise management to achieve a long term change. Having had a variety of sporting injuries over the years, Jess has a particular interest in the in-depth analysis of the causes of injuries, looking at the patient holistically and viewing the person as a whole, not just focusing on the injury area. Outside of work Jess enjoys watching sport, going out for dinner and travelling.
Kaylene Pfeiffer – Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Mental Health Occupational Therapist
Kay has thirty years experience in the public and private mental health systems including seventeen years in private practice. Kay provides interventions for a range of mental health presentations such as anxiety and depression, loss and grief, ante- and post-natal anxiety and depression, trauma, PTSD, past sexual abuse and complex trauma, life stage challenges, menopause, personality vulnerabilities, adjustment difficulties, relationship challenges, eating difficulties, and pain management. Kay’s interventions include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Trauma-informed Care and Practice, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Skills training, and Psychodynamically informed therapy. By working through difficulties and challenges in therapy, clients discover self-worth, empowerment, and fulfilment in their lives. Kay provides treatment under Medicare with a valid Care Plan in place.
Dr Anastasia Hronis BPsych (Hons I), MClin Psych, AMusA, LMusA, PhD
Dr Anastasia is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. She is also an Honorary Associate at the University of Technology Sydney, where she lectures and supervises students in the Master of Clinical Psychology program. Anastasia holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Clinical Psychology degree and PhD from the University of Technology Sydney. Through Anastasia’s PhD she developed and evaluated a therapy program for children with intellectual disabilities. She has presented at a number of national and international conferences, and has published research in top rated journals. Additionally, Anastasia has also trained as and holds qualifications as a professional concert pianist. Anastasia is particularly passionate about working with adults with anxiety, depression, chronic mood disorders, interpersonal difficulties, emotional dysregulation, trauma, addictions and personality issues. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including St John of God Hospital, Westmead Children’s Hospital and Concord Hospital.
Sam Connell- B. Exercise Science & Nutrition, M. Clinical Excercise Physiology, M. Physiotherapy
Sam graduated with a masters in Physiotherapy in 2018, with previous degrees in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. Sam has experience across the physiotherapy scope, including in acute care and ICU, neurological, orthopedics and rehabilitation. Sam also has experience working with semi-professional and elite level athletes. Sam has special interest in sporting/ musculoskeletal injuries and conditions & post operative recovery. Sam utilizes a range of techniques including manual and exercise therapy to achieve optimal outcomes for all patients. Sam enjoys spending time with family and friends playing gold and basketball.
Dr Parvani Pinnewala – Registered Psychologist(Aus) Clinical Psychologist (SL) BScPsych.Hons(UK),PhD(Aus.),CPsychol(UK),MAPS(Aus.)
Parvani is a Clinical Psychologist with British education and training. She has Chartered Psychologist status in the UK with Divisional membership in Clinical Psychology. She is also a registered clinical psychologist in Sri Lanka. Her PhD in Psychology (Macquarie University) examined women’s trauma, resilience and recovery processes. She has over 20 years of clinical experience treating mainly adults, adolescents and the elderly. Parvani received the Elaine Dignan Award from the Australian Psychological Society in 2005 for significant contributions to women and psychology, in recognition of her clinical, teaching, training and advocacy work. Parvani works with a range of problems including depression, stress, adjustment issues, anxiety (social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive and compulsive behaviours and separation anxiety), bereavement and grief, women’s issues, self-esteem, issues in confidence and personal development, trauma and recovery, anger management, relational issues (including difficulties in interpersonal, couple or family issues), emotion regulation issues, sexuality and gender identity, acculturation, serious mental illness (including bipolar and psychosis), personality disorders, pain management and addictions. She is able to provide short-term interventions and longer-term therapy based on the client’s problems and complexity of issues. Parvani incorporates person-centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, solution-focused, trauma focused, schema therapy focused, attached based, acceptance, commitment therapy based, solution focused and other evidenced based approaches to help clients resolve their issues effectively, recover and bring about beneficial changes. Specialising in Women's Issues, Trauma Work, Pain Management, Grief and Sexuality and Gender Identity. Parvani is also an approved practitioner in the Work and Development Order (WDO) scheme.
David Hutchinson- Clinical Exercise Physiologist
David is a clinical Exercise Physiologist and student researcher in human physiology. I completed my B. App Sci (Exercise and Sport Science) at USYD in 2016, and my Master of Exercise Physiology, also at USYD, in 2019. I have since been working in private practice in the Blue Mountains, working extensively in the following areas: Exercise prescription and lifestyle intervention for the treatment of chronic conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, overweight/obesity, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Motor skills coaching and physical activity promotion in children. Promoting physical activity and exercise in people with disabilities. Facilitating educational seminars for people with diabetes. David strongly believe's in targeted physical activity as a treatment for chronic conditions, both as a lifestyle intervention in early disease stages and as an adjunct therapy in advanced cases. I also have a deep clinical interest in motor skills coaching for children with special needs, where I hope to empower kids to more competently and confidently participate in physical and social activities throughout school and life thereafter.

Practice Staff

Rachel Callcott – Receptionist
Wayeth Lagadan- Practice Nurse
Cindy Engracia- Practice Nurse
Kacie Tran- Receptionist
Melissa Kisir- Receptionist