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

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

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

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 Daryl Ham
MBBS (Monash)

Special Interests
Mental Health


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 Hiran Rajapakse
MBBS, FRACGP, Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine
Professional Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine

Special Interests
Sports Medicine

English, Sinhalese and Greek

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

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

English, Arabic and the Shilluk language of South Sudan

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.

Dr Golam Sarwar
FRACGP, MBBS, Certificate in Skin Cancer, Certificate of Dermoscopy, Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine.

Special Interests
Skin Surgery and Emergency

Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and English

Experienced in Skin Cancer, Surgery, Cardiac and Respiratory Medicine. Treating Men’s Health, Chronic Disease, Children’s Health. All kinds of General Practice Management. Worked for 2 years at Adelaide Northern Hospital, also Rural New South Wales and have had experience overseas also.

He is interested in music and sports (cricket, soccer and badminton)

Dr Rushani Menikpura

Special Interests
Women’s Health, Sexual & Reproductive Health and Chronic Disease Medicine.

English, Sinhalese

Graduated in 2003 from the University of Ruhuna Sri Lanka.

Allied Health Professionals

Mary McNamara
Elizabeth Tabary-Collins
Janet Gries
Podiatry Clinics Pty. Ltd.
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