Dr. Benny Bahtam
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I am originally from Malaysia, I completed my medical degree from University of Leicester, UK in 2001. I obtained my membership with The Royal College of General Practitioners in 2008. I previously worked as a GP in Cambridgeshire for 6 years, I was involved in GP registrar training for the Eastern Deanery and medical students from Cambridge University. After almost 19 years in the Ole’ Blighty, my husband and I decided to migrate down under in 2014 and have been part of the Swansea Medical Centre team since. I am a fellow with the RACGP. My special interests are preventative, women’s and children’s health and education. When I’m not hard at work, I love spending time with my boys (husband & son) enjoying trips out exploring Lake Mac’s and surrounding areas, and a bit of gardening as well as serious attempts to keep my plants alive (just about).

Dr. Gillian Fenton
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I attended University of NSW graduating in medicine in 1979. I then spent 3 years as an intern and resident at Royal Newcastle hospital. After 6 months travelling I ended up in Tasmania – Latrobe/Davenport Hospital where I wanted to obtain more obstetrics and gynaecology experience. I then returned to NSW and have worked at the Swansea Medical Centre since 1987. I have been here since then working and travelling overseas in between my busy work schedule. I enjoy my patient care and my special interests are in women’s health and this was partly born from previously being the only female doctor at the clinic for many years. In my spare time I enjoy the Theatre and reading.

Dr. Mary Price
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I grew up and studied medicine in Melbourne graduating in 1986. I did part of my training in Queensland then  I spent 12 years working in rural Western Australia including 10 years in the Kimberley working in Aboriginal health before coming to the Lake Macquarie area in 2000.

I have worked at Swansea Medical Centre part time since 2000.  I enjoy all aspects of General Practice . For 10 years I also worked as a senior lecturer in Rural General Practice at the University of Newcastle. I have 3 daughters. I love Swimming at the beach, gardening and bushwalking with my family

Dr. Poornasita Kumar
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I graduated from Madras Medical College in India. I them completed my general practitioner training in India and moved with my family to the UK where I worked as a gp in Mersey region of England. Whilst I enjoyed my time in the UK we were drawn to Australia where I moved to our forever home in 2013 and I have now been happily working at the Swansea Medical Centre since this time. I continue to enjoy my work as a doctor here and my patient relations that I have built up. I have special interest in Chronic diseases. And away from Swansea Medical Centre, I very much enjoy cooking and spending time with my kids.

Dr. Ravi Vallabhaneni
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I attained my MBBS from the prestigious Manipal Academy of Higher Education in India in 2001. I worked as an ENT resident till 2004 before moving to Australia in 2005.

 I completed my Australian Medical Council exam in 2006 and later worked at Concord, Canterbury, Blacktown and Westmead Children’s Hospitals. I obtained a Diploma in Child Health through the University of Sydney in 2008. I attained my FRACGP in 2011. I also completed my Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine in 2013.

My primary interests are in children’s health; ear, nose and throat conditions; and aged care. I also take a keen interest in skin checks and excising suspicious lesions as needed.

I think general practice is not just treating a patient but getting to know the person as a whole. Providing support for a patient – not just when you are sick – but when you come in and say, “I am lost, Doc. I don’t know what to do”. It is the trust that my patients come in with that I enjoy and respect. It gives me immense pleasure seeing my patients get on with life, with whatever support I could provide. 

I can sometimes be slow with my consults, as I try to give my 100% to every patient, without compromise.

I like music, dance and spending time with my kids.

Dr. Vishu Thera
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I have obtained my basic medical degree from India. I then Pursued further specialised  training in the UK to become a General Practitioner. After moving to Australia I started working at Swansea medical centre in 2009 and continue to love my work here at Swansea.

I have taken great pleasure in getting to know my patients and enjoy the continuation of care I get to experience in a general practice setting. I am passionate about preventive medicine with a focus on holistic care, chronic disease management, mental health and skin cancer management including minor surgeries.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my kids. I love nature and travelling and I also enjoy playing tennis and badminton.

Dr. Prabakar Subbaraju
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I am Indian born Australian trained GP. I have trained in Royal North Shore, Manly and Mona vale Hospitals in Sydney before moving in to beautiful Hunter region. I have enjoyed, met and treated amazing people in our Family General practice at Warners Bay Medical Centre for seventeen  years.  I have moved to Swansea Medical Centre in 2020.

I have wide range of Interest in General Practice-Paediatrics, Musculoskeletal/sports medicine, Diabetes/Chronic disease management, Men’s health, Geriatrics. My special interest in Skin cancer screening and management, passionate about holistic preventative health and fitness.

Outside work my interest in Running at different tracks in Hunter and watching Cricket. Life is beautiful and I wish my patients make best out of it.

Swansea Medical Centre

45 Josephson St, Swansea 2281

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