Dr. Michael Steele

Dr Steele is a General Practitioner at Ellen Health. He has extensive experience as Rural GP in Queensland and in Metro GP and Hospitals in Australia and New Zealand

Special Interests

  • General Practice,
  • Teaching,
  • Acute Medical / Surgical Presentations and
  • Pre-hospital emergencies.

Qualifications

  • 1996  MBBS – University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2003  FCA RCSI – Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists, Ireland
  • 2006  FRACGP – Royal Australian College of General Practice
  • 2006  Grad.Dip.Rural GP – Royal Australian College of General Practice
  • 2011  Dip IMC RSC Ed – Diploma in Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 
  • Queensland rural health scholarship holder and worked in rural Queensland Hospitals and general practice 1997 -1999
  • Anaesthetic training 2000 – 2003 Queensland and Ireland
  • Rural General Practice, Queensland, 2004 – 2005
  • Urgent care clinic, Dublin, Ireland 2006 – 2008
  • Academic lecturer in primary care and general practitioner, Dublin, Ireland 2008 – 2012
  • Advanced paramedic supervisor, Dublin, Ireland 2008 – 2012
  • FRACGP, FCA RCSI, Grad.Dip.RuralGP, DipIMC RSC(Ed)

Dr. Mark Smith

Mark is an experienced English trained GP who moved from the south coast of the UK to Fremantle five years ago. He has interests in chronic disease management, sports injuries and diving and aviation medicals.  Mark initially worked in Armadale and Cockburn and successfully converted his UK specialist GP qualification to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Fellowship at the age of 52.

Mark strongly believes that we are all responsible for our own health and should eat and exercise accordingly.

Past Experience

Mark first visited Australia in 1988 and worked as a junior hospital doctor in Melbourne.  After Melbourne, he completed GP training in the UK on the Isle of Wight before moving back to mainland Dorset.  Dorset is a popular retirement area so he developed valuable experience managing patients with multiple health problems and a list of medications especially the elderly.  Mark is an evidence-based prescriber and does not see drug company representatives.  Rational prescribing is particularly important when dealing with infections to avoid overuse of antibiotics and managing chronic medical conditions.

He has been a GP for 25 years including 2 years at the Royal Marines and SBS Special Forces base in Poole.  This gave him his experience with diving and aviation medicals.

Qualifications

BM, MRCGP, FRACGP

Other Recreational Interests

Mark is keen to see sports injuries and problems (especially if related to his interests in cycling, skiing or windsurfing). He has completed 2 Etape du Tours in France which is the Tour De France stage open to amateurs every year.  A seven plus hour slog up several kilometres of vertical ascent which the pros do the week after (in half the time).  He can also be spotted hydrofoil windsurfing off South Beach.  He is married to Tanya, who is also a GP, with 2 grown up children.

Dr Ashley Wallin

Ashley grew up in Melbourne and first moved to Perth in 2005 when completing flight training. In 2011 he returned to Perth to complete medical training in Fremantle at the University of Notre Dame Medical School. Dr Wallin enjoys playing sports and keeping fit in his spare time, and is a passionate AFL supporter.

Special Interests

  • Dr Wallin has a passion for assisting patients to optimise their body weight and composition, specifically by targeting the reduction of unwanted body and visceral fat whilst increasing skeletal muscle mass and tone. Dr Wallin enjoys promoting weight loss through low carb diet and encouraging exercises that incorporate high intensity interval training (HIIT).
  • Preventative Health Assessments, and
  • Diving Medicals.

Qualifications

BA, MBBS.

Diving Medicine

Dr Wallin has completed the Medical Officer Underwater Medical Course with the Royal Australian Navy Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit. He is qualified to do Recreational and Occupational Diving Medicals.

Experience

Dr Wallin is a current serving member of the Royal Australian Navy. He was initially trained as a Pilot flying fixed wing and rotary aircraft and subsequently switched career to medicine.  He has been deployed as a medical officer to Afghanistan and on-board Navy ships at sea. 

Dr. Cristina Shaw

Since graduating from Notre Dame University in Fremantle, Cristina worked at Fremantle, Rockingham and Armadale Hospitals before settling into a career in General Practice.

Special Interests

  • Travel Medicine,
  • Women’s and Children’s Health.

Qualifications

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr. Eleanor Sharland

Following graduation from UWA, Eleanor completed her intern year at Fremantle Hospital.  She subsequently continued to work there, as well as at Rockingham and Kaleeya Hospitals.  Once she made the bold move to venture into general practice, Eleanor worked in practices in Parkwood, Kalamunda, Forrestfield and Falcon Grove, before settling down in Fremantle.  Eleanor enjoys the variety that general practice brings, however has special interests in childrens health, family medicine, womens health and teaching.  Eleanor also works at UWA, teaching the next generation of doctors.  Eleanor is currently working part time, as she enjoys spending time with her young family.

MBBS (Hons) FRACGP

Special Interests

  • Children’s Health,
  • Family Medicine,
  • Women’s Health and
  • Teaching.  

Qualifications

Following graduation from UWA, Eleanor completed her intern year at Fremantle Hospital.  She subsequently continued to work there, as well as at Rockingham and Kaleeya Hospitals.

Dr. Suzannah Robinson

She started working at Ellen Health in 2012 as an advanced GP Trainee and has remained working here since becoming a Fellow later that year. Suzie loves all aspects of being a GP and is comfortable discussing whatever concerns you might have. When she is not at work she is usually outdoors and being active with her young family.

Special Interests

She has special interests in Women’s Health (from adolescence through to post menopausal age), Perinatal Mental and Infant Health, Adolescent Health, Family Planning, Preventative Medicine and Skin Checks (including excision biopsies and minor procedures).

Suzie is also passionate about assisting patients with their sexual health (including management of Vulvodynia) and helping them to make informed contraceptive choices. She is qualified and experienced in the insertion and removal of the Implanon and Mirena. 

Qualifications

MBBS, DRANZCOG, FRACGP

Suzie graduated from UWA in 2007 and then worked at Royal Perth, Kalgoorlie Regional, Swan Districts, King Edward Memorial and Princess Margaret Hospitals before deciding to specialise in General Practice.

She has a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG) and is qualified to provide shared Obstetric Antenatal Care, she has previously worked at the antenatal clinic at King Edward Memorial Hospital alongside her role as a GP.

Dr. Stuart Paterson

As a serious amateur musician, he has awareness of the physical and psychological demands of musicians and other performing artists, and has extensive experience in dealing with them. He has long been involved in occupational medicine and employment medicals and management.

His other interests include reading, playing the flute and mandolin (he plays for two local Freo bands), ancient history and riding motorcycles.

Special Interests

  • Performing Arts Medicine,
  • Sexual Health,
  • Dermatology,
  • Skin Cancer Screening and Management,
  • Paediatrics,
  • Mental Health and
  • A holistic approach to family practice.

Experience

Trained at Edinburgh University in Scotland. Stuart worked in the Perth Hills for 10 years before making the sea change to the Fremantle area 10 years ago.  He is an examiner for the RACGP and helps set and assess the college exams.

MBChB FRACGP

Dr. Penny O’Sullivan

Dr O’Sullivan Graduated from UWA in 2010 and went onto to complete her Internship and part of her RMO years at SCGH. There she gained experience in areas such as ED, CCU, Hepatology, Geriatrics and community palliative care. She then went on to train at PMH (now PCH), gaining experience in paediatrics and completing a Diploma of Child health.

As a part of General Practice training Penny has worked in a variety of settings including 6 months at Family Planning WA (now SHHQ), where she developed her interest in sexual health, unplanned pregnancy and contraception. Since this time, she has become an experienced IUD inserter.

Penny competed her GP examinations 2015 and enjoys all aspects of General Practice, especially the care of the whole person and the whole family. Recently she lived in Adelaide for 12 months where she worked solely in sexual health, especially dealing with LGBTI+ community ad PrEP prescribing.

Qualifications

MBBS (hons), FRACGP, Family Planning Certificate, Diploma of Child’s Health, Qualified Implanon inserter, Qualified IUD Inserter

Special Interests

  • Sexual Health including MSM and PrEP.
  • Contraception including long acting contraceptive Implants and IUD insertion.
  • Pregnancy Planning and Fertility.
  • Antenatal Care.
  • Child Health.

Dr. Michelle Musca

About

Michelle was born and raised in Perth, and completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 2008 before completing her internship and resident year at Fremantle Hospital. She then travelled Australia in a caravan with her now husband (and nurse), working as an emergency doctor in many rural and regional locations including Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Mildura, Darwin, Albury, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Latrobe, Nowra, Bathurst and Burnie. She then settled in Devonport, Tasmania where she undertook her GP training, had two children and renovated a house! She has a passion for lifestyle and preventative medicine and has run several community health programs including plant-based cooking classes, The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and is a trained facilitator for the Neil Nedley Depression Recovery Program.  Michelle recently returned home to Perth with her young family and 3 cats, and looks forward to getting to know the local community. 

Special Interests

  • Child and adolescent health.
  • Women’s Health, including insertion of long acting contraceptive implants.
  • Skin cancer medicine including full body skin checks, biopsies and skin cancer removals.
  • Lifestyle and preventative medicine.

Qualifications

MBBS (Hons) FRACGP

Dr. Linda Muntz

Dr Muntz completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 1991 and then worked at Fremantle Hospital, Royal Darwin Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital before commencing in General Practice.  Her training in General Practice took her to Boddington, Narrogin, Dwellingup, the UK and back to Fremantle. Dr Muntz was a GP Obstetrician but having her own children kept her too busy and she retired from delivering babies.

Dr Muntz loves Fremantle and the diverse population that we see at Ellen Health. Other interests include trying to keep fit – running/kayaking/adventure event. Much of her time is spent running around after her four great children, wonderful husband, other family members and silly Labrador.

Special interests

  • All aspects of General Practice
  • Women’s Health
  • Adolescent Health & Mental Health
  • Shared Obstetric & Postnatal Care
  • Indigenous Health
  • Infectious Diseases

Experience & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Medicine  and Bachelor of Surgery, UWA (MBBS)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, (FRACGP)
  • Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist