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 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 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 (erectile dysfunction, prostate, hair loss, skin)
  • mental health (stress, depression, anxiety)
  • sexual and LGBTQI+ health (PrEP prescribing, STI checks)
  • chronic disease management (diabetes, kidney disease, blood pressure management, thyroid issues, weight management)
  • preventative health especially health optimisation of young professionals and the elderly
  • dermatology (management of rashes, skin cancers, minor procedures)
Personal interests: Dr Andrew has a love of music - he plays piano and sings. He is a Christian and enjoys creative hobbies
Dr Rene Reichle (MBBS, BCom, BIT)
Background - Dr Reichle has exclusively trained and practiced medicine in the inner west. He completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney in 2013. This was followed by completing his internship and residency at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital prior to entering general practice training locally.
Special Interests - Dr Reichle enjoys all aspects of general practice. He especially has an interest in paediatrics and early pregnancy care.
Personal Interests - Dr Reichle enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He is also an avid ice hockey player, playing in local competitions throughout the year.
Dr Anne Lee (B.Med, FRACGP)
Background- Anne graduated from medical school at the University of Newcastle in 2008 and completed her internship at Westmead Hospital. She pursued 3 years of specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology but then changed career paths to General Practice so she could continue to care for her patients through different aspects of their lives.
Special Interests- Anne has a special interest in antenatal care, children’s health, women’s health, perinatal mental health, breastfeeding and contraceptive options. She is accredited for the antenatal shared care program with RPA hospital and The Royal Women’s Hospitals and has been helping women with their pregnancy journey for over 10 years.
She has also travelled to over 30 countries and has a special interest in travel medicine and immunisations.
Personal Interests- In her spare time, Anne enjoys cuddles with her baby, reading, fishing and hiking.

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.
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 – B. App Sci (ExSS), Master of Exercise Physiology, Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
David is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who believes that complex health conditions should not stop people from enjoying an active and engaging life. David supports his clients to use movement and exercise to overcome the physical barriers of their conditions and take control of their health. David has enjoyed a wealth of experience and success in the treatment of:
  • · Metabolic conditions: Type 2 Diabetes, insulin resistance, PCOS, and hypertension.
  • · Chronic Pain: Arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, and pain associated with injury.
  • · Overweight and Obesity.
  • · Physical weakness in older adults, chronically ill and general populations.
  • · Injuries and rehabilitation.
    In his spare time, David is a keen musician, a researcher at the University of Sydney, and enjoys being outdoors.
  • Jessica Perrone
    Jessica is a qualified Accredited Practicing Dietitian who is passionate about helping individuals live happier, healthier lives through utilising the power of food. She often encourages her clients to adopt a ‘non-diet' approach and instead focus on working towards a healthier, sustainable lifestyle that can be maintained long term. She loves building long-lasting relationships with individuals and utilising evidence-based nutrition to help her clients achieve their unique goals. Jessica has a special interest in the prevention and management of various chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and Insulin Resistance, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and weight management. She also enjoys helping individuals in exploring and understand their unique relationship with food. In her spare time, Jess enjoys baking and pasta-making, coastal walks and reading a good book.

    Qualifications Master of Nutrition and Dietetics - University of Sydney Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Metabolism) - University of Sydney Accredited Practicing Dietitian Registered Member of Dietitians Australia

    Practice Staff

    Rachel Callcott – Receptionist
    Wayeth Lagadan- Practice Nurse
    Donabel Hay- Practice Nurse
    Kacie Tran- Receptionist
    Melissa Kisir- Receptionist
    Ella Todd- Practice Manager