Dr. Wai Aung

Dr Aung is originally from Myanmar. He has extensive General Practitioner experience and has been practicing in Australia since 2014.

He is a member of Royal College of Physicians, UK and a fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Aung is available two days a week and is open to provide all aspects of general health with special interests in chronic medical conditions, geriatric medicine, child health and men’s health.

Dr Aung conducts minor surgical procedures and contraceptive device insertion and removal.

Outside of work he loves spending time with his young family, reading and playing tennis.

Dr. Eddy Siddens

Eddy completed his medical training in Trinity College, University of Dublin 2012 and completed his internship in Drogheda, Ireland.

In 2013, he moved to Perth and worked in various hospital settings, including metropolitan and rural hospitals. Throughout his career, he has primarily focused on surgery, with a sizable time spent in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics. Recently, he spent his first year of GP training split between General Medicine and Emergency Medicine and enjoyed working in Eaton and Two Rocks.

Edward has a keen interest in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery. He is currently undertaking a certificate in Dermoscopy and certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine with the skin cancer college of Australia.

Dr. Sam Yoo

After graduating from the University of Queensland, Dr. Sam Hyung Sun Yoo worked in both regional and southeast Queensland before moving to WA. Sam enjoys all areas of general practice.

His special interests include:

Jessica Wilkes

Drug and Alcohol Councillor

With a background in Visual Arts and Education (Registered Teacher), I completed a Master of Counselling
and a Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies through Murdoch University. I am registered as a
Counsellor with ACA (Level 2) and an Art Therapist with ANZACATA. I began working in the AOD sector with
Palmerston and the integrated services of South Metro Community Alcohol and Drug Services (SMCADS)
January 2022, expanding on my interest in trauma informed provision of judgement free, Person-centered
counselling. I engage an integrated approach informed by ACT, CBT, DBT, IFS, motivational interviewing
and mindfulness body-based theories and processes that support clients in moving towards what is most
important to them as an individual currently. I am passionate about whole being wellness and preventative
approaches
alongside providing support for those who are on a recovery journey of any kind.

Dr Gia Barbarich

Dr Barbarich completed her medical degree at UWA and graduated in 2011. She worked as a junior doctor at Fremantle Hospital completing rotations in a wide variety of specialties including general medicine, general surgery and paediatrics. She settled at Ellen Health after completing her GP training and has recently returned following maternity leave. Dr Barbarich currently works part time at the South Fremantle as she enjoys spending time with her young family.

She enjoys all aspects of general practice particularly the variety and continuity of care.

Special interests:
Women’s Health
Antenatal Care (up to 20 weeks)
Child and Adolescent Health
Iron Infusions
Musculoskeletal Medicine

Qualifications:
BSc (Exercise and Health Science, Exercise Rehabilitation)
MBBS
FRACGP

Dr. Michael Poplawski

MD FRACGP MRCGP AFHEA

Dr Mike is a Canadian-born UK trained General Practitioner who has spent the last 6 years working in Manchester UK as a GP, Medical University Tutor at the University of Liverpool and guest tutor at the University of Manchester. He is the author of the audio study guide for GP trainees “GP On The Move” and also a regular contributor to UK medical journals “Pulse GP” and “Management in Practice”.

He is passionate about providing care based around the principles of evidence based medicine and working together with patients in ensuring patients receive the best care possible.

“I am happy to see new and existing patients, both male and female, with a variety of health problems including, but not limited to, General Adult Health, Children’s Health, Mental Health, Men’s Health, Skin Cancer Checks and Travel Medicine.”

Outside of medicine, Dr Mike loves the outdoors, running, music and watersports.

Special interests:

  • General Adult Health
  • Children’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Travel Medicine

Sebastian Henderson

Sebastian studied a Bachelor of Counselling at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, with the goal of working in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector. He completed his placement with Palmerston in Fremantle, working in conjunction with Next Step at the Community Alcohol and Drug Service. Upon completion of his placement, Sebastian was employed by Palmerston as a Counsellor / Educator where he has worked ever since.

Sebastian later took on additional roles as a Diversion Officer for Fremantle Court’s AOD Diversion Program, an initiative managed by the Mental Health Commission, and the Department of Justice. Additionally, Sebastian is a member of the Rainbow Community Advocacy Committee within Palmerston, helping to bridge divides between services and community specific support needs.

In 2020 Sebastian started providing free AOD counselling at Ellen Health, as an outreach worker on behalf of Palmerston, which he passionately continues to provide. If you or a loved one have alcohol or other drug concerns, you are welcome to speak to your GP or the receptionist about booking an appointment with Sebastian.

Special Interests

Dr. Emily MacDonald

Dr. Emily MacDonald has spent the last 3 years working in Melbourne where she was the Clinical Lead at a GP clinic in Fitzroy, working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the long lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.

Needless to say, she is very happy to be coming home to Fremantle and back to Ellen Health where she worked for 7 years before heading over east.

Dr Emily undertook her medical training in London, UK and graduated from University College London in 2003. After qualifying she travelled extensively working and volunteering in South India.

She then spent 2 years in Melbourne where she trained in Emergency Medicine at The Austin Hospital.

Dr MacDonald returned to the UK in 2007 to train as a GP and migrated to Australia in 2013 with her family.

She has been involved with teaching students both here and overseas and feels very lucky to have had the chance to work and experience medicine in such diverse and extraordinary places.

Dr MacDonald enjoys all aspects of General Practice with special interests in Women’s Health (including Implanon and Mirena Insertion) Children’s Health, Minor Surgery, Dermatology and Skin Checks.

Dr Joseph Murphy

Joe graduated from UWA, before completing his hospital training at Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospital. He has a keen interest in preventative medicine and chronic disease.

Joe is a keen athlete and has been part of the medical team for a number of sporting teams and events, including The Tour Down Under and Ironman Western Australia.

Joe has a young family and enjoys paediatric medicine and spending time with his own children at the beach swimming.

Special Interests:

Qualifications:

Following graduating from the University of Western Australia, Joe has worked at Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospital.

Dr Josh Lumby

Josh graduated UWA in 2014, and has been enjoying sunny Broome for the past 5 years whilst completing his GP training. During this time he thoroughly enjoyed working in rural hospitals and the remote indigenous communities of WA.

He has recently moved to Fremantle with his young family and enjoys a vast array of sports and outdoor activities.

Special interests:

Qualifications:

  • MBBS, FRACGP, FARGP
  • Bsc (psychology)