Dr. Helen Moonen

Since moving to Fremantle in 2003, Helen worked as an Emergency registrar in Fremantle Hospital and more recently, Rehabilitation Medicine at Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital (now The State Rehab Unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital), before changing her career path to General Practice. “I thoroughly enjoy getting to know people and the community they live in, this was a big factor in my decision to move to GP.” Helen joined the Ellen Health team in January 2014.

Special Interests

  • Women’s Health,
  • Child and Adolescent Health, and
  • Ongoing Rehabilitation needs including Head Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries and Amputations.

Qualifications

Helen undertook her medical training at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating in 1998 and then spent 5 years training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in Northern Ireland.

MB Bch BAO, FRACGP, VGDWH

Past Experience

  • Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital where Helen coordinated the rehabilitation of head and spinal cord injured patients.
  • Fremantle Hospital specialising in Emergency Medicine.
  • After graduating Helen trained for a few years in Belfast in emergency and critical care.

Other Interests

Helen has a young family and enjoys spending weekends with them at the beach especially being part of the Little Nippers at Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club at Leighton Beach on a Sunday morning or by the river.  Helen loves to cook and entertain as well as walking her dog by the river to relax!

Dr. Liz Davidson

Liz began her General Practice training in 2012, working initially in Fremantle, followed by a year in Midland and a year in Kwinana. After all these years of moving around for her training, she is very much looking forward to a long career with the Ellen Health Team!

Special Interests

  • Women’s health,
  • Shared antenatal care,
  • Insertion of IUDs and other long acting reversible contraceptives.
  • Chronic disease management.

Qualifications

Liz graduated from UWA in 2008, and spent her first few years working at Fremantle Hospital, followed by time at Princess Margaret Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital working mainly in the Emergency department. 

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr. Sandy Braiuka

Please note that Dr Sandy Braiuka now works out of Ellen Health South Fremantle.

Dr Sandy Braiuka has enjoyed careers in many aspects of health care for over 30 years, including as a teacher, researcher, naturopath, kinesiologist and now as a GP. She has a special interest in women’s health, sexual and LGBTIQA+ health, mental health, paediatrics, antenatal care and insertion and removal of IUDs and implanons. Her passion is preventative and lifestyle medicine, particularly the exploration of the mind-body connection in health and disease through mindfulness and meditation. Outside of medicine, Sandy loves singing with the Perth Pride Choir and traveling (hopefully someday again) to explore new places, cultures and food. 

Special Interests

  • Preventative Health,
  • Sexual Health,
  • Mental Health,
  • Children’s Health,
  • Antenatal Care, and
  • Insertion and removal of LARC.

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • FRACGP

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. 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. 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

Dr Michelle Musca was born and raised in Perth, and completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 2008, graduating with honors.  

She spent several years travelling to rural and remote areas of Australia, working as an Emergency doctor, before settling in Tasmania where she undertook her GP training. She has since returned to her home town of Perth where she lives with her husband and 3 children.

Michelle has a particular interest in treating and preventing disease using a dietary and lifestyle approach. She is also studying towards a Fellowship with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), having been awarded a scholarship by ACNEM Founder Professor Ian Brighthope in 2021.  

She also spends time each month working in an Aboriginal Health Service in Port Hedland. 

Dr Michelle Musca is now practicing Metabolic Balance Nutrition

Information about this can be found here.

Special Interests

  • Personalised nutrition coaching for weight loss and wellness 
  • Medicinal Cannabis prescribing 
  • Women’s Health, including insertion of Implanon contraceptive device  
  • Child and adolescent health 
  • 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