OUR TEAM

Meet the people that make up the friendly team at Dickson GP.

Each and every person on our team is here to help you. They are experienced, skilled and genuinely compassionate people who strive to make every interaction with us a positive one.

Dr Balaji Pillalamarry

Dr Balaji Pillalamarry

Dr Balaji has owned and run Dickson General Practice since October 2016. A popular doctor among patients here at the practice, he has over 15 years of post-graduate experience working in India, the UK, Russia and Australia.

Dr Sam Zahrouni

Dr Sam Zahrouni

Dr Sam has been a valued and passionate member of our team since 2017. He graduated in Iran and did a post-graduate from India, before finally making Australia his home.He loves general practice as his chosen profession.

Dr Sandra Ssentamu

Dr Sandra Ssentamu

Dr Sandra brings with her to the practice, extensive post-graduate experience in various aspects of medicine with special interests in Emergency Medicine, Women’s Health and Family.She also works part-time.

Sharyn Bashfield – Nurse

Sharyn Bashfield – Nurse

Sharyn is an empathetic and extremely caring nurse who has been practicing for 10 years with a background in orthopaedics, aged care, high dependancy and surgical units.

Sophie Stanwell - Dietician

Sophie Stanwell - Dietician

Sophie is an Accredited Practicing Dietician from Newcastle who completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle.

Dr Balaji Pillalamarry

Dr Balaji has owned and run Dickson General Practice since October 2016. A popular doctor among patients here at the practice, he has over 15 years of post-graduate experience working in India, the UK, Russia and Australia. Dr Balaji is passionate about providing holistic healthcare with clinical excellence to people of all backgrounds. He has special interest in the following areas:

· Child Health: Over 5 years of training and working in Paediatrics and the Canberra Hospital and the Westmead Children’s Hospital.

· Skin Lesions and Cancers: Skin checks and diagnosing as well as extraction of skin lesions.

· Minor Surgeries: Including removal of skin cancers, wounds and more.

· Mental Health: Provide ongoing support and advice as well as keep track of your health as well as referring to other mental health professionals.

Dr Balaji also speaks three languages (Russian, Hindi and Telegu) and enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr Sam Zahrouni

Dr Sam has been a valued and passionate member of our team since 2017. He graduated in Iran and did a post-graduate from India, before finally making Australia his home.

He loves general practice as his chosen profession and loves to share his knowledge and experience with younger doctors as well as patients. Dr Sam is also a clinical lecturer at ANU and thoroughly enjoys his work there.

As well as working at Dickson GP, Dr Sam also works in general practice in Goulburn.

He has special interest in the following areas:

· Aged Care: Improving the standard of aged care and providing holistic and patient centered care for older people at an important stage of their life.

· Diabetes and Chronic Care: Supporting and managing ongoing treatment and care of conditions, alongside providing extensive knowledge of conditions.

· Mental Health: Provide ongoing support and advice as well as keep track of your health as well as referring to other mental health professionals.

Dr Sam also speaks 3 languages (Persian, Arabic and Kurdish). He enjoys spending time with family and takes great pride, working on his farm that he owns in Goulburn.

Dr. Sandra Ssentamu

Dr Sandra brings with her to the practice, extensive post-graduate experience in various aspects of medicine with special interests in Emergency Medicine, Women’s Health and Family.

She also works part-time at the Emergency Department at Calvary Hospital to keep her interest and skills up to date.

Dr Sandra is well loved and has patients regularly following her between the two practices she works at.

She is available for consultations on Thursdays and Fridays and willingly accepts new patients.

Sharyn Bashfield – Nurse

Sharyn is an empathetic and extremely caring nurse who has been practicing for 10 years with a background in orthopaedics, aged care, high dependancy and surgical units.

She is a valued and well-loved member of our team who provides a high level of care and education for all patients.

Her role includes health screening and management of illness and chronic conditions, immunisation and health checks.

She also has a special interest in wound care and aged care, often visiting patients outside the practice.

Sharyn welcomes every patient with smile and takes great pride in providing the best quality of care to all patients.

Sophie Stanwell - Dietician

Sophie is an Accredited Practicing Dietician from Newcastle who completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle.

Sophie has a keen interest in different areas such as malnutrition, cardiovascular disease and gastro-intestinal disorders and also has experience in sports nutrition.

She also has special interest in helping the nutritional needs of older people and maintaining a healthy lifestyle along side demonstrations of how to cook easy nutritious meals.

Sophie is an international level track and field athlete and has competed worldwide including at Commonwealth Games and enjoys cooking and the outdoors.

Sophie is available for appointments at Dickson General Practice and welcomes new patients.
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