Dr Keren Witcombe

Dr Witcombe is a General Practitioner at Ellen Health and a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and Doctors for the Environment. She completed her medical degree with the Geoffrey Thompson Ashburton Prize in Gynaecology at University of Western Australia and then furthered her training in Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, General Practice, Medical Education and Lifestyle Medicine as below.

Dr Witcombe’s approach to general practice is holistic, with an emphasis on healthy lifestyles for both prevention and treatment of health issues. Currently most of her work is in medical education, in the hope of ensuring future doctors are well trained in this vital aspect of medicine.

Dr Witcombe has two adult children, is married to Dr Stuart Paterson and is fortunate to have travelled to the UK, Europe, Middle East, Egypt, India and Japan. She enjoys walking, reading and film.

Special interests are:

  • Medical Education
  • Women’s Health
  • Lifestyle Medicine

Experience & Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, University of Western Australia- 1989 (MBBS)
  • Internship and RMO years – RPH
  • Diploma of Anaesthetics (DA) – 1992
  • Diploma of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (DRANZCOG) – 1993
  • Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) – 1994
  • Graduate Diploma Applied Science in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine – 2001
  • Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Medical Education – 2016
  • Fellowship of the Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine – 2018
  • Previously GP Obstetrician and Anaesthetist in Kalgoorlie WA and visiting Rural Women Doctor in Wagin
  • Currently Examiner and Standard Setter for the RACGP, Regional Medical Educator for WAGPET, Clinical debriefing tutor at UNDA and Perinatal Mortality Investigator for the Health Department of WA

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:

  • Mens health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Rural health
  • Preventative health
  • Mental health

Qualifications:

  • MBBS, FRACGP, FARGP
  • Bsc (psychology)

Dr Alicia Kaczmark

Alicia is a motivated and attentive General Practitioner.

She enjoys practicing preventative medicine at every opportunity. She is doing further study in public health medicine. She strives to make her patients experts in their own health. She has an interest in weight loss medicine, early antenatal care, mental health, women’s and children’s health

Qualifications:

BSc, MBBS

Dr Ann-Sofie Pokrant

An experienced GP, Dr Pokrant’s special interests lie in women’s health and family medicine, and she’s skilled in inserting Mirena and Implanon contraceptive devices. Dr Pokrant has a long association with the Fremantle community and is also involved in undergraduate teaching at the medical centre. She also speaks Swedish.

Dr Elena Vysotskaya

I enjoy general practice in all areas and aspects, but since graduation I always have had a special interest in women’s health. Born and raised in Russia where I worked as a medical doctor, researcher and a teacher in a tertiary medical school. My work includes adolescent menstrual issues, family planning, contraception (all types of IUDs and Implanon insertions/removals), pregnancy support, sexual health and menopause issues among other areas, and always do my best to provide holistic care to women of all ages and stages of life. 

Since I started to practice in Australia in 2014, I gradually developed a special interest in skin cancer detection and treatment. I have completed several additional courses, including Diploma in Dermoscopy and Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Therapeutics along with Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine, in addition to being a fellow of RACGP. 

My credentials include MD, FRACGP, PhD (Rus), AMC, Dip Dermoscopy, Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive Health, and an upcoming Professional Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management

Outside of work, I love knitting and crocheting and really enjoy spending time by traveling with my husband and two kids. 

Dr Hoda Hall

Dr Hall has recently joined Ellen Health and practices on Thursdays and Fridays. She is looking forward to building trusting relationships with patients and their families in delivering excellent care.

Outside of work Dr Hall enjoys spending time with her 3 younger children and participating in community building activities in her neighbourhood.

Interests

Dr Hall has an interest in women’s health (including antenatal care), sexual health (including insertion and removal of implants, not intrauterine devices) and paediatrics. She also performs iron infusions when indicated for iron deficiency/anaemia and manages chronic diseases as part of whole person care.

Qualifications

She has completed her medical training at Notre Dame Fremantle in 2012, and has experience in a number of leading hospitals. Dr Hall has completed a Diploma in Child Health and the Sexual Health Certificate.

MBBS DCH BAppSci (Phty) FRACGP

Dr. Jemma Dalrymple

Jemma grew up in Perth and graduated from the University of Western Australia, but lived and worked in Sydney for 12 years before returning to Perth in 2021 to be closer to her family.

Jemma has worked in General Practice for ten years and loves her job! She has particular expertise in women’s health, including antenatal care and insertion and management of IUDs (copper and hormonal) and contraceptive implants. She also enjoys caring for new parents and young families, and has experience in paediatrics, sexual health, preventive health, mental health and care across the broad spectrum of general practice.

When not at work, Jemma keeps busy chasing her two young children; when she has any free time she likes to run, sing and bake.

Dr. Nancy Yiin

BSc (Med); MBBS (UNSW); FRACGP; Cert. Women’s Health

Dr. Nancy is an experienced general practitioner who graduated from The University of New South Wales in 2007. She subsequently completed her specialist general practice training in 2012 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

During her years of working as a GP she has further developed her skills in pregnancy care through working closely with major Sydney maternity hospitals such as Royal Hospital for Women and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, providing shared antenatal care to expecting mothers throughout their pregnancies and also care for their babies after birth. Dr. Nancy has completed the Certificate in Women’s Health with The Royal Australian and NZ College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist and also the Sexual and Reproductive Health with Family Planning NSW. She recently completed Australasian Lactation Course in 2021 to enable her to provide more support to new mothers in her GP practice.

Dr. Nancy is fully accredited to perform insertion and removal of contraceptive devices – Mirena/Kyleena IUD, copper IUD and Implanon implant. She is also able to give iron infusions for treatment of iron deficiency/anaemia.

She has special interest in:

  • Women’s Health
  • Antenatal/Pregnancy Shared Care
  • Sexual Health/Contraception/Family Planning
  • Breastfeeding issues and management
  • Paediatrics

Dr. Nancy’s work is not just limited to the above. She enjoys the variety of challenges that general practice has to offer and loves to get to know the whole family and watch the family grow.

Dr. Nancy speaks both English and Mandarin. When she is not at work she is kept fit by her 2 energetic young boys. 

Dr. Catherine Douglass

Catherine is an experienced family doctor.  She is an energetic working mother and appreciates the support of her husband John. Catherine embraces the variety of general practice and building relationships with patients and their extended families. She enjoys networking and building a supportive and multi-disciplinary team environment at Ellen Health. Hobbies include yoga, gym, music and cooking.

From November, Dr Catherine is specialising in our Rainbow “sexual health” clinic.

She would like to refer her patients with other health concerns to the other doctors at Ellen Health. This is in preparation for Catherine taking a sabbatical next year. Learn more about our Rainbow Clinic

Qualifications & Memberships

MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, FACRRM

  • MBBS Uni of Western Australia, class of 1988
  • Diploma Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians, 1993
  • Fellow Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1995
  • Fellow Australian College of Remote & Rural Medicine, 2000
  • Certificate of Sexual & Reproductive Health, 2001
  • Investigator, Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee of WA, 2000-2010
  • Research in obstetrics, 2000-2012
  • Dr YES – Youth Friendly AMA Training 2011
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Notre Dame University 2014-present
  • Clinical Lecturer, The University of Western Australia, 2013-present
  • Supervisor of GP Trainees in the WA GP Education and Training scheme (WAGPET), 2009 – Present
  • Maintains a variety of continuing medical education activities for ACRRM accreditation
  • Rotary International volunteer obstetrics educator, trips to India in 2017 and 2018
  • Professional memberships: AMA, ACRRM, DEA, RANZCOG, International Society for Sexual Medicine
  • Member: Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, 100 Women (WA),
  • Supporter: Fremantle Foundation; Ellen Health Community Fund (named fund)

Dr. Marcus Middleton

Dr Middleton graduated from the University of WA in 1980. After internship and residency at Fremantle Hospital, spent a year in the NHS as a Senior House Officer in anaesthesia before returning to the GP training programme in WA. After more than 10 years in geriatric medicine, he returned to general practice in Fremantle and became one of the founding principals of Ellen Street Family Practice in 2003.

Family Medicine

The scope and variety of general practice is constantly challenging and engaging.

Mens Health

Most men develop a concern for their health when a friend falls ill. It’s never too late to start taking care of body and mind. Marcus works closely with other health practitioners at Ellen Health and the Fremantle community to inspire blokes to make healthy changes in their lives.

Lifestyle Medicine & Preventive Health

About 70% of modern health problems have a lifestyle-based cause. Lifestyle Medicine takes conventional medicine into the area of health promotion and disease prevention.

Dermatology

Total body skin checks for abnormal moles and skin cancers. Dermoscopy and biopsy of suspicious skin spots can help to plan appropriate treatment.

Chronic Disease Management

Dr Middleton uses the GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements to help patients with chronic health problems to get access to care such as podiatry, physiotherapy and exercise physiology. He works closely with skilled health practitioners at Ellen Health and in the Fremantle community.

Mental Health

Many GP consultations include a mental health component. This may include anxiety, grief and depression related to stresses at home or the workplace. Dr. Middleton works closely with a number of counsellors and psychologists in the Fremantle area as well as “One Healthy Community” and Alma Street Clinic. He utilises the commonwealth ATAPS (Access To Allied Psychological Services) and Better Access programmes to help patients gain rebates for their counselling consultations.

Surgical Assisting

Regular weekly assistance at orthopaedic operations. 

Other Interests

He is married to the most loyal supporter of the Fremantle Dockers and is now an “Empty Nester”. Dr. Middleton has lived in Fremantle since the 1980s and has Freo in the blood. His 2nd home is the Swan River and South Beach paddling a club surfski with the Dockers old colours. You are sure to see him commuting around Fremantle on the bike or enjoying a coffee at “Lennies”,  a croissant at “The Wild Bakery” and breakfast at “Little Lefroy”.

Qualifications

MBBS (WA)