General Practitioners

Dr Miroslawa Pietrzak-Cieslak
M.B.,Ph.D., F.P.C.P.(Pol.), F.A.C.R.R.M., F.R.A.C.GP

Specialties
Internal Disease, Cardiology, Geriatrics, all aspects of primary care including, Women’s, Men’s and Mental Health.

Languages
Fluent in Polish, Russian, English, Latin and German.

About
Dr Cieslak is a Primary Care Physician with 35 years of clinic and teaching experience, including 25 years in Australia. The last 16 years she has been with Hillcrest Family Medicine. She is a Medical Practitioner with Specialist Registration.

– Fellow of Royal Australian General Practitioners
– Fellow of Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
– Fellow of Polish College of Physicians

She has also completed post graduate study and holds a PHD degree in Cardiology. Dr Cieslak is an author of 52 Research papers published is the USA, Austria, Japan, Australia and Poland.

Dr Farhana Rahman
MBBS, DCH, AMC

Specialties
Paediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Women’s health, Sexual & Reproductive Health and Chronic disease management

Languages
English, Bengali and understands Hindi.

About

Dr Rahman joined Hillcrest Family Medicine in 2010.  She is a graduate of Dhaka University, Bangladesh (1997.)  Dr Rahman enjoys all aspects of general practice with a focus on preventive care.  She brings energy, enthusiasm and commitment to empowering her patients with excitement regarding their own health and well being.  She is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian Medical Association (AMA.). Dr Rahman has recently completed Diploma in Child Health.

Dr Daryl Ham
MBBS (Monash)

Specialties
Mental Health

Languages
English

About
Dr Ham is well known in the La Trobe Valley having practiced locally for over nineteen years. He has been with Hillcrest Family Medicine for thirteen years.

Dr Tunji Onibokun
M.B.B.S., D.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G, A.M.C.

Specialties
Women’s Health, Obstetrics, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Paediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Occupational Health, Chronic Disease Management.

Languages
Yoruba and English

About
Dr Onibokun is a GP with all round experience. A graduate of the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, he trained in Obstetrics & Gynecology before moving to Australia in 2009, where he undertook further training both in Obstetrics & family medicine. His work as a GP extends to all aspects of general practice. He has a special interest in providing care for women, such as family planning, pregnancy care, menstrual problems, menopause, etc.

Dr Hiran Rajapakse
MBBS-Certificate in Sports Medicine

Specialties
Sports Medicine

Languages
English, Sinhalese and Greek

About
Dr Rajapakse joined Hillcrest Family Medicine in April 2013.
He graduated from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2004 and has been working in General Practice since 2006.
Dr Rajapakse has training and accreditation in Sports and Exercise Medicine both at National and International levels.

Dr Dak Yor Akol
MB BCh

Specialties
Men’s health, Chronic Disease Management and Child Health including Immunisations

Languages
English, Arabic and the Shilluk language of South Sudan

About
Dr Akol graduated from Ain Shams University in Cairo Egypt in 1995. He has been working in the Australian Medical system since September 2001 in various regional hospital systems. Dr Akol joined Hillcrest Family Medicine in July 2008.

Allied Health Professionals

Mary McNamara
Psychologist
Rajiv Siotia
Psychiatrist
Ray Mifsud
Audiometrist
Podiatry Clinics Pty. Ltd.
Podiatry Clinics Pty. Ltd. are available alternate Thursdays 9.00am – 4.30pm. Appointments can be made on 9947 1947.

Nurses

Claire
Kim
Shiralee
Lyndal
Jenny
Rosie

Administration

Doreen
Manager