Dr Maria Opacic (M.D.F.R.A.C.G.P.)
After completing the AMC exams for overseas graduates, Dr. Maria Opacic worked at Royal North Shore Hospital for 2 years. She then undertook postgraduate training in general practice, completing her RACGP Fellowship exam in 1996.
Dr. Opacic has been a practicing GP in the Eastern Suburbs since 1993 and at Ocean Medical since 1998, establishing herself as one of the most trusted and respected GPs in the area. She has been a GP advisor for Women’s Health and Pregnancy GP Shared Care at the Royal Hospital for Women over a period of ten years. She has an interest in all aspects of general practice, including pregnancy, newborn care, weight management, men’s health issues as well as complex chronic disease management.
In her free time, Dr. Opacic enjoys her time with family and friends, reading, philosophy and meditation.
Dr Shireen Nallaiah MBBS(Hons1,Syd)MPH(Hons,Syd),FRACGP
Dr Nallaiah graduated from the University of Sydney with 1st Class Honours and worked for many years at Concord Hospital. She completed a Masters in Public Health and Community Medicine and specialised in General Practice, attaining her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has worked in practices in Southern Sydney and the Inner West of Sydney. Dr Nallaiah was founder and director of a General Practice in the Inner West of Sydney where she worked for many years serving her local community.
Outside the clinical setting, Dr Nallaiah has held an academic post at the University of Sydney, Westmead Clinical School, where she was actively involved in General Practice research and teaching medical students; advocated the rights of fellow GPs in training, serving as GP Registrar Liaison Officer with the Institute of General Practice Education; and held the position of Director of Quality Improvement at Concord Hospital. Dr Nallaiah has special interest in Children’s Health, Women’s Health, Chronic Disease management, Mental Health, Preventative Health Care as well as Travel Medicine.
Shireen is available to see our existing as well as new patients and walk ins on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8.30 am-2 pm.
Michelle Fox – Registered Psychologist
Michelle is a registered psychologist with experience in both personal and work related issues. Michelle works with adults of all ages and backgrounds and deals with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress management, grief and loss, separation and divorce, parenting, relationships, self esteem, weight management, bullying and harassment and many more. Michelle is warm and engaging and provides a supportive environment in which to work through difficulties and challenges, gain insight into your self, change limiting patterns and beliefs, improve self esteem and overall wellbeing; and be able to ‘live your best life’.
Brianna Hambling M.A
M.A Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Brianna provides an individualised approach to therapy and works collaboratively with her clients to form a treatment plan that may facilitate the learning of new skills, increased self-understanding, and self-discovery.
Brianna works with adults of all ages and backgrounds, providing individual support for individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, stress, and more.
Brianna is a member of PACFA, and is currently involved in a Masters research on the topic of romantic relationships. Brianna is warm, friendly and provides a safe, supportive environment in which she believes is crucial for working with others in therapy.
Robyn Brass – Registered Psychologist M.A.(Psych.) Syd.Uni., Dip Ed. UNSW, M.A.P.S.
Robyn Brass provides individual support and counselling for children, adolescents and adults as well as couples, relationships and family counselling.
Robyn is certified by the NSW Psychologists Registration Board and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (M.A.P.S.). She holds a Bachelor of Arts (UNSW); a Diploma of Education (UNSW); and a Master of Arts in Psychology (University of Sydney). She has additional training in: Cognitive behavourial therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Narrative, Gestalt, Somatic,Transactional analysis, and 4 years’ experience with the Counselling Training Centre of NSW. She is a trained personal life coach.
Alyssa Liu (M.D. MSc. Dip.)
Liu’s training in both traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine brings a deeper insight into the health and wellbeing of her patients in Sydney
Liu holds a Bachelors degree in Clinical Medicine from Shenyang College, a Diploma in Acupuncture and Massage from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a Masters degree in Health Sciences from the University of York in the United Kingdom. She has worked as an intern in China at both the Shenyang Hospital, and in the neurological department at the Liaoning hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and she has also authored a number of research papers in leading international medical journals. Her medical degree has been recognised by the Australian Medical Council.
Liu has worked as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the UK in private clinics in London’s Harley Street, Kensington and Wimbledon Village before moving to Australia and establishing a successful practice in Adelaide. She has recently begun practicing in Sydney where she brings her deep knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine to the service of the health and wellbeing of her patients.
Zoe Perkin - Nurse
Zoe is an highly qualified and experienced nurse who completed her training in London. Zoe spent time working in the Emergency Department in both Melbourne and Sydney before joining us here at Ocean Medical Practice Bondi. When not at work Zoe enjoys spending time with her two young children down on the South Coast.
We are proud of our loyal staff at Ocean Medical Practice Bondi. Full time receptionist Lynda, whose warmth, kindness and never-ending willingness to help have been much appreciated by our patients over the years and part time receptionists Cecile and Shirley, whose admirably thoughtful and efficient management of the reception desk is valued by all at Ocean Medical.