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

Doctor

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 Sandra Ssentamu

Dr Sandra Ssentamu

Doctor

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.
Dr Vinay Gujjeti

Dr Vinay Gujjeti

Doctor

Dr Vinay is a GP Registrar who comes to us with 10 years experience working at both Canberra and Calvary hospitals in Canberra. 
Sharyn Bashfield

Sharyn Bashfield

Registered 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.
Iris Wen

Iris Wen

Dietician

Iris is an Accredited Practising Dietician working out of Dickson General Practice. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Canberra.
Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis

Psychologist

Amy Birtles

Amy Birtles

Practice Manager

Jacquii Ripoll

Jacquii Ripoll

Receptionist

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.
Iris is an Accredited Practising Dietician working out of Dickson General Practice. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Canberra. She also obtained a Bachelor in Clinical Medicine in China prior to studying in Australia.Iris is passionate about assisting clients in understanding complex conditions in a simple way and developing management plans for chronic conditions whilst also encouraging health dietary and lifestyle changes. Iris is bilingual and speaks Mandarin. She believes working as a dietician is a way for her to serve others and fulfils a life of purpose.

Dr. Vinay Gujjeti – Doctor

Dr Vinay is a GP Registrar who comes to us with 10 years experience working at both Canberra and Calvary hospitals in Canberra. He graduated from NTR University Health Sciences in India in 2002 and made his way to Australia in 2006 where he lived in Tasmania for a year. He then made his way to Canberra where he worked in The Canberra Hospital for two years before he transferred to Calvary Emergency Department for the next 7 years. He has special interest in the following areas:
  • Acute Care
  • Men’s Health
Dr Vinay is bilingual speaking, Hindi and Telegu alongside English. He enjoys having a laugh with colleagues and is the joker of the practice.
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