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 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.

Practice Staff

Wayeth – Practice Nurse
Rachel Callcott – Receptionist
Rachel is the friendly face that will greet you in the mornings here at Harold Park. Always warm and kind, Rachel will make you feel you have known her your whole life. Her interests include cheese making, movies and sleeping (but not at the front desk).
Andrew Doueihi – Receptionist
Andrew is our other full-time receptionist who works here in the afternoons. He takes pleasure in problem solving and is always happy to help patients with their inquiries. His interests include exercise and playing with his two dogs.
Wayeth Lagadan- Practice Nurse
Wayeth is a registered nurse, who completed her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Wollongong and also trained as a registered nurse in the Philippines. She is passionate and a dedicated healthcare professional who is keen to learn new things to provide the best possible health care service to the community. Wayeth has special interest in Immunisations and Chronic Disease Management. She is friendly and approachable and wishes everyone's good health in all aspects.