Our Team

Dr M N Ramachadran

General Practitioner (GP)

Dr Ramachadran completed his undergraduate medical education from Sheffield University, England. He continued his postgraduate medical education in Basic Surgical Training before specialising in General Practice and completed his training in Lincolnshire, England. He moved to Australia with his young family and gained his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners soon after.

Dr Ramachadran enjoys all aspects of General Practice. He has completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Diabetes Care from the University of Warwick, and has extensive experience in chronic disease management, mental health, men’s health and women’s health. Over recent years, he has developed a special interest in dermatology and children’s health.

Outside of medicine, Dr Ramachadran has set roots here in Melbourne with his wife and 3 young children. They spend their free time exploring the amazing outdoors Victoria has to offer. He is a keen sports fan and enjoys soccer, tennis and golf.

Dr Cornelis ‘Cees’ Ferwerda

General Practitioner (GP)

Dr Ferwerda grew up in the University City of Leiden in the Netherlands.

He studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam, and did a placement for tropical medicine in Kenya as well as working on a vaccination project in Peru.

Cees worked as a registrar in General Surgery and worked in the Emergency Department. He has been working as a registrar in Ear, Nose and Throat/ Head and Neck Surgery for two and a half year as well. Prior to his specialisation in General Practice Cees worked in preventative medicine, with a focus on adolescent health, juvenile obesity and early detection of depression and anxiety in children.

Once Cees finalised his training in General Practice he left The Netherlands to go working in Central QLD to work in a rural area of need for almost 2 years. His family of 5, with 3 boys, fell in love with Australia and after their travels, they finally settled down in Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world! Cees did his fellowship exams in 2012 and became a fellow of the RACGP.

Cees likes to spend time with his family and friends, growing all things green in his (vegetable) garden, going fishing and baking sourdough breads and pizza’s.

Expertise and special interest:

– Skin cancer diagnostics, mole checks, dermoscopy
– Small surgical procedures, including steroid injections, skin procedures (ingrown toenails removal etc.)
– Preventative medicine, immunisations, medication review, stop smoking support, health checks,
– Chronic illnesses management ( diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular)
– Ear nose throat problems, including issues snoring/ sleep apnoea, allergies, lodged foreign bodies etc.
– Mental health
– Implanon insertion/ removal
– Treatment of wounds/ burns
– Contraception advice

Dr Yuven Ramachadran

General Practitioner (GP)

Dr Yuven completed his medical degree at The University of Leeds, England. He obtained a Master’s degree in clinical dermatology from The University of Cardiff, before deciding to venture into General Practice.

He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a special interest in Musculoskeletal/sports injuries, paediatric medicine and mental health.

Outside of medicine, Dr Yuven likes to cook, enjoys getting outdoors to exercise and has been busy exploring and getting to know Victoria’s surroundings and natural beauty.

Dr Alaleh (Ollie) Vaezi

General Practitioner (GP)

D Ollie graduated from Azad Medical University of Tehran, Iran. She moved to the UK in 2004 and finished her post graduate training in Acute Medicine. Ollie was attracted to General Practice and decided to pursue a career in this field. She completed her training in Devon, England and has been granted her fellowship in General Practice, both in the UK and Australia.

Ollie likes every aspect of General Practice, especially chronic disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health.

Ollie has settled nicely and is enjoying her new adventure in Australia with her husband and their two little girls.

Dr Erika Wils

General Practitioner (GP)

Erika is an Integrative Medicine General Practitioner. She combines a traditional approach with holistic lifestyle medicine and has many years of accumulated knowledge and experience, with a focus on preventative health. Erika provides management of all conditions across all age groups, and is always open minded, knowing that each person has a physician inside them who with the right guidance, can activate one’s own healing force to live a long disease free life.

Dr Alex Toh

General Practitioner (GP)

We are delighted to introduce Dr Alex Toh to our local community. A medical graduate from the University of Birmingham, UK, Alex continued his postgraduate education in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT) and also gained a Diploma in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.

He was then attracted by the diversity and patient-centered approach that General Practice had to offer. He completed his General Practice training in the beautiful County of Shropshire in England, and then gained his Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners soon after.

Apart from his extensive ENT experience, Alex also has a special interest in Chronic Disease Management and Children’s Health. He is keen to offer an unrushed, quality medical service to his patients.

Outside of medicine, Alex enjoys badminton. He is also amazed by the natural beauty of Victoria and has been spending a lot of time exploring the ranges and its surroundings with his family.

Scott Rolph

Physiotherapist

Scott is a Physiotherapist and Sandringham local with a strong history of working in Private Practice. Growing up, Scott was a competitive swimmer, whose ongoing injuries meant he spent more time out of the water and in physiotherapy and so began his interest for understanding the human body and how best to treat and return people to doing what they love most.

After completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Monash University, Scott has developed extensive experience as a physiotherapist across a broad range of clinical areas. His expertise and areas of interest include the physical therapy of postoperative patients (particularly shoulders and knees) and across all sports. Scott has worked for a number of years in private hospitals with post-operative patients and following up their rehabilitation in the clinic. With particular interest in acute injury management, training and return to play, Scott has worked with football, soccer and hockey teams as well as bodybuilders and physique athletes. One of Scott’s key sporting interest’s is swimming, and he was fortunate enough to have worked with Victoria Swimming nationally, and Australian Swimming, internationally. Furthermore, with experience in patient care in nursing homes, hydrotherapy rehabilitation, TAC and WorkCover claims, Scott truly is a well rounded, dedicated and passionate Physiotherapist.

With his varied history of experiences treating children and adolescents to the elderly, the top athletes to the weekend warrior, Scott is a great choice to see to ensure you get the right treatment and management of your acute or chronic injuries as well as the right plan to get you back to sport, work or whatever your goals may be!

Christine Will

Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) Psychologist, BSSc, BPsych (Hons), MPsych

Christine is a senior education and developmental psychologist, with extensive experience in school and private practice settings. She began studies in psychology field as a mature age student. Christine’s experience includes assessing and supporting students presenting with a range of challenging behaviours, and providing therapeutic interventions to students and families. For the past 10 years she has conducted a range of assessments (cognitive, behavioural and autism), provided support for students and their parents, and supported teachers using a proactive approach to challenging students behaviours. She has frequently liaised with professionals to achieve the best outcome for students.

In private practice I support individuals across all age groups, presenting with diverse issues including anxiety, depression, transition difficulties, grief and loss and relationship issues. Developing positive relationships and working with a strength based approach is particularly important to Christine.

Mel Withington

Practice Nurse

Mel has been a nurse for 20 years with a special interest in Cardiac & Diabetic Health, chronic disease management and minor surgical procedures. Mel has post graduate qualifications in Critical Care and Cardiac Rehabilitation along with training in an array of areas from wound care to spirometry.

After spending 4.5 yrs in England in her early nursing days, Mel returned to Australia to continue her career in Cardio thoracic nursing and running her laser business for 10 years before turning to General Practice when her children came along to take over her world!

Aside from being an extremely efficient taxi driver, mel enjoys devouring books and going for bike rides or having a hit of tennis.

Kirstie Naidu

Practice Manager

Kirstie moved from the UK with her husband and young family 5 years ago. Her background in Trauma and Elective Nursing, and Ward Management has helped develop her managerial skills. She is keen to develop Doctors @Bayside to become an integral part of our community, and help cater for its ever growing primary care needs.

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