See a Doctor

We are one of the largest teams of doctors in the region.

The relationship you build with your
doctor is a close and trusting one.

As a large centre we’re able to offer a team of doctors with a broad range of specialist areas, interests and backgrounds. So you can choose a doctor who’s the right fit for you, your family and your health concerns.

We have male and female doctors. Doctors who specialise in women’s, men’s and children’s health, mental health, obstetrics, pregnancy and postnatal care, sexual health, aged care and more. And with allied health, chronic disease management, preventative care and specialist clinics under the same roof, your doctor is part of a team able to support you as you move through every stage of life.

Of course, not everyone wants to see the same doctor each visit. If you prefer to see the first available doctor, or if you’re not a regular patient but you have an urgent medical issue, we can take care of you too.

When you visit our centre you may see one of our medical registrars or medical students. As one of regional Victoria’s premier medical training centres we’re proud to be part of teaching and mentoring medical professionals for the future.

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Booking an Appointment

We are an appointment-based primary care centre.

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Our online and phone booking system makes it easy to book with your preferred doctor, make a booking with the first available doctor or visit as a new patient.

While we do keep a small number of appointments free for on-the-day emergencies it is still necessary to call and book. If your preferred doctor is not available we will do our best to offer you an appointment with another doctor.

Please let us know if you are calling about a sick child, we will do our best to make sure they are seen as soon as possible.

Please note not all of our doctors are available for online booking.

Get appointment ready with our helpful tips on what to bring, Medicare and bulk billing, even parking and transport.

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Our Team of Doctors

Dr Mohammad Al-Jawad

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
MBBS

About:
Dr Mohammad Jawad is a general practitioner at Bendigo Primary Care Centre.

Areas of Interest:

  • Men's health
  • Chronic disease
  • General medicine

Languages other than English:
Arabic

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Dr Shaukat Bashir

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
MBBS, BSc, AMC

About:
Dr Shaukat Bashir is a GP registrar who joined Bendigo Primary Care Centre in February 2021.

Dr Bashir has experience in emergency medicine, general medicine, ICU, obstetrics and gynaecology and orthopaedics. He has worked in rural and metropolitan hospitals including Bendigo Health, West Gippsland Health, Swan Hill District Health, Monash Health and Launceston General Hospital.

Most recently Dr Bashir worked as a GP registrar at Strathfieldsaye Primary Health.

Areas of Interest:

  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Skin cancer
  • Minor surgical procedures

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Dr Stephen Bovalino

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
M.D, B.Sc

About:
Dr Stephen Bovalino is a GP registrar. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015 and spent the early part of his career working at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

Dr Bovalino has a keen interest in sports medicine. He was the Essendon VFL Club Doctor and is currently completing his masters in the field of running biomechanics.

He is also interested in mental health, paediatrics and preventative health and is passionate about academic research. He has previously published in the field of nutrition/cardiovascular disease.

Areas of Interest:

  • Sports medicine/musculoskeletal
  • Mental health
  • Paediatrics
  • Preventative health

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Dr Andrei Cheng

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
MBBS, FRACGP

About:
Dr Andrei Cheng graduated from Sydney University in 1999. He completed his residency at Canberra Hospital then settled in Bendigo in 2007 where he completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) qualification.
Dr Cheng sees his GP patients at Bendigo Primary Care Centre Monday to Thursday. The remainder of the week he works at St John of God Hospital, Bendigo where he supervises cardiac stress testing. He specialises in holistic family medicine and has experience in paediatrics, dermatology, minor surgery, preventative medicine, women’s health, men’s health, diabetic care, cardiology, psychological counselling and chronic care management.

Areas of Interest:

  • Preventative health
  • Dermatology

Dr Cheng offers a skin check clinic 2pm - 4pm Wednesdays.
Book online or call (03) 5441 8622 for an appointment.

Dr Asma Chowdhury

Gender:
Female

Qualifications:
MBBS

About:
Dr Asma Chowdhury is a general practitioner at Bendigo Primary Care Centre.

Languages other than English:
Bengali
Hindi

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Dr Brian Cole

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
MB, BS, FRACGP

About:
A graduate of Melbourne University and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr Cole has had a broad career in general practice and worked in both rural and regional hospitals in emergency medicine and hospital management. Dr Cole worked at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne before he moved to rural Victoria. He works part time at Bendigo Primary Care Centre.

Areas of Interest:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Holistic care

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Jingyi Fu

Gender:
Female

Qualifications:
MBBS

About:
Dr Jingyi Fu is a general practitioner who joined Bendigo Primary Care Centre in April 2021.

Dr Fu worked for many years as a specialist in teaching hospitals in China before moving to Australia in 2012. She joined Ballarat Base Hospital as a hospital medical officer in 2016 and for last two and half years has been working as a GP in Melbourne.

She has experience in internal medicine including diabetes, thyroid problems and obesity. She is also interested in women’s health, including cervical screening and pregnancy care.

Areas of Interest:

  • Women’s health
  • Pregnancy care

Languages other than English:
Mandarin

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Dr David Gidley

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
BMBS, BSc., FRACGP

About:
Born in rural Canada, Dr Gidley studied medicine at Flinders University, South Australia. He originally entered Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and surgical training, developing experience and clinical skills in this field, before seeking a better work life balance as a general practitioner, completing his Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2019.

Dr Gidley moved with his family to Bendigo, a city he now calls home.

Areas of Interest:

  • Ear, nose and throat conditions and their non-surgical management
  • Chronic pain and a holistic approach to its management
  • Men’s health, including mental health, in the agricultural workforce

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Dr Anna Gilford

Gender:
Female

Qualifications:
FRACGP

About:
Dr Anna Gilford has been working as a GP for over 20 years. She enjoys all aspects of general practice with focus on preventative care.

Dr Gilford’s other interests include travel, bushwalking and reading.

Areas of Interest:

  • Preventative care
  • Paediatric and adolescent health
  • Women’s health
  • Senior health

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Dr Sajjad Ashraf Muhammad

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
MBBS, FRACGP 2008, FRACGP examiner 2009, Grad Dip Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery

About:
Dr Muhammad has been looking after clients at Bendigo Primary Care Centre as a general practitioner since 2006. He started skin cancer check-up and removal of skin cancers in 2010. He works with clients aged from 0 - 100 treating medical, surgical, ENT, gynaecological, obstetric, paediatric and mental health issues.

Dr Muhummad treats regular and referred patients for skin cancer review and removal. His books are open for new and referred patients.

Areas of Interest:

  • Skin cancer surgery

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Dr Dennis O’Connor

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
MBBS, Dip RACOG, Grad. Dip. Musculoskeletal Medicine, Grad Cert Health Professional Education.

About:
Dennis graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1982. He joined Strathfieldsaye Medical Practice in 1986 and practised there for 25 years, until 2011, when he moved to Bendigo Primary Care Centre.
As well as pursuing interests in obstetrics and musculoskeletal medicine, Dennis has been active in teaching. He is the Year 4 GP coordinator and senior lecturer for the Monash University School of Rural Health, Bendigo. He also lectures to pharmacy and dentistry students at La Trobe University.

Areas of Interest:

  • Preventative health
  • Dermatology
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Medical Education

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Dr Amandeep Randhawa

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
FRACGP 2013

About:
Dr Randhawa has been working as a medical practitioner in Australia since 2008 and as a full time GP since 2011. He is currently undertaking a Master of Skin Cancer Medicine (University of QLD). He has an interest in acute medicine encountered in general practice, chronic disease management and mental health issues.

Areas of Interest:

  • Skin cancer management
  • Mental health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Acute medicine

Languages other than English:
Hindi
Punjabi

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Dr Namita Rewani

Gender:
Female

Qualifications:
MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, CWH

About:
Dr Rewani is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has been working at Bendigo Primary Care Centre since 2011.

Areas of Interest:

  • Complex medical problems
  • Mental health
  • Child health
  • Sexual health
  • Women’s health including contraception, cervical screening and pregnancy

Languages other than English:
Hindi

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Dr Kirstin Richardson

Gender:
Female

Qualifications:
MBChB, FRACGP, GCHPE

About:
Dr Kirstin Richardson is an experienced GP who lives with her family in Bendigo.
She graduated from the University of Zimbabwe and then completed her postgraduate training at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth (UK). She moved to Australia with her husband and did further training in Melbourne in obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and geriatrics before joining the GP Training program in Bendigo in 2010.

Dr Richardson is a Fellow with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has also completed further study in medical education with Monash University, to pursue her passion in training up the next generation of GPs.

Areas of Interest:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Paediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Women’s health

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Dr Sanchari Saha

Gender:
Female

Qualifications:
MBBS

About:
Dr Sanchari Saha is a graduate of Kolkata Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata, India. She has several years experience working in major hospitals in India and Melbourne and has been working as a GP registrar at Bendigo Primary Centre since August 2020. She will complete her fellowship in the next year.

Dr Saha is committed to providing a caring environment for her patients offering comfort and friendly, trustworthy support.

Areas of Interest:

  • Preventative medicine
  • Women’s health
  • Children’s health

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Dr Haowei Shen

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
MBBS, DCH

About:

Dr Hawoei Shen is a GP registrar who joined Bendigo Primary Care Centre in February 2021.

After several rotations at Latrobe Regional Hospital and Bendigo Health Dr Shen stepped into GP land, working in four different rural practices before joining the Bendigo Primary Care Centre team.

Dr Shen has a Diploma of Children’s Health and has completed the Sydney Child Health Program through the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

He enjoys scuba diving, reading, travelling and playing soccer in his spare time.

Areas of Interest:

  • Dermatology
  • Paediatrics
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Male health

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Dr Gaurav Singh

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
MBBS, FRACGP, Grad Cert in Allergic Diseases

About:
Dr Singh is a full time GP who has trained in rural general practice. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Singh provides complete medical care for patients including complex medical issues, chronic disease management, skin checks, skin cancer procedure and minor surgery.

Areas of Interest:

  • Skin cancer
  • Dermatology
  • Allergy

Languages other than English:
Hindi

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Dr Ashwini Supperamohan

Gender:
Female

Qualifications:
BMBS

About:
Dr Supperamohan graduated from University of Tasmania and has several years of work experience in major hospitals in Melbourne. She is currently a registrar but will be a fellow of the college early next year.
She enjoys reading, travelling and learning something new every day.

Areas of Interest:

  • Preventative medicine
  • Women’s health
  • Geriatric medicine

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Dr Esther Tan

Gender:
Female

About:
Dr Esther Tan is a GP registrar who joined Bendigo Primary Care Centre in February 2021 following a year of working in Echuca as a GP registrar. Prior to starting GP training, Dr Tan worked in various hospitals around South Australia and New South Wales.

Dr Tan enjoys the variety of presentations, from children to adults, and interactions with people that her current role brings.

Outside of work she enjoys swimming, going to the gym and baking.

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Dr Cassandra Worme

Gender:
Female

Qualifications:
MBBS, DRANZCOG, FRACGP

About:
Dr Cassandra Worme is a general practitioner who has been working in Bendigo and the surrounding region since 2014. She joined Bendigo Primary Care Centre in December 2020.

Dr Worme grew up in Bendigo. She undertook years three and four of her clinical training in the region before working in a number of tertiary hospitals in Melbourne and then abroad in Kenya and Malaysia.

After completing her intern year at Barwon Health, Geelong in 2009 she returned to Bendigo to complete her first and second years of graduate training, training in obstetrics and gynaecology (DRANZCOG) and her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) at Bendigo Health.

Dr Worme provides antenatal/shared care through Bendigo Health, performs skin checks and procedures as part of broader skin cancer management and recently completed training to participate in the HIV s100 Community Prescriber Program.

She endeavours to provide holistic, comprehensive and preventive healthcare to her patients and enjoys learning about each patient and his or her unique situation.

Areas of Interest:

  • Women’s health
  • Children’s health
  • Complex/chronic disease management
  • Mental health and psychosocial issues

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Dr Subhi Yatron

Gender:
Male

Qualifications:
MBBS

About:
Dr Subhi Yatron is a general practitioner at Bendigo Primary Care Centre.

Dr Yatron graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Syrian Arabic Republic in 1990. He worked orthopaedics, trauma surgery and general practice in Syria before migrating to Australia.

Areas of Interest:

  • Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic disease management
  • Men’s health

Languages other than English:
Arabic
Assyrian

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