Dr Alaleh (Ollie) Vaezi
General Practitioner (GP)
D Ollie graduated from Azad Medical University of Tehran, Iran. She moved to the UK in 2004 and finished her post graduate training in Acute Medicine. Ollie was attracted to General Practice and decided to pursue a career in this field. She completed her training in Devon, England and has been granted her fellowship in General Practice, both in the UK and Australia.
Ollie likes every aspect of General Practice, especially chronic disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health.
Ollie has settled nicely and is enjoying her new adventure in Australia with her husband and their two little girls.
Dr Yuven Ramachadran
General Practitioner (GP)
Dr Yuven completed his medical degree at The University of Leeds, England. He obtained a Master’s degree in clinical dermatology from The University of Cardiff, before deciding to venture into General Practice.
He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a special interest in Musculoskeletal/sports injuries, paediatric medicine and mental health.
Outside of medicine, Dr Yuven likes to cook, enjoys getting outdoors to exercise and has been busy exploring and getting to know Victoria’s surroundings and natural beauty.
Dr Alex Toh
General Practitioner (GP)
We are delighted to introduce Dr Alex Toh to our local community. A medical graduate from the University of Birmingham, UK, Alex continued his postgraduate education in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT) and gained a Diploma in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
He was then attracted by the diversity and patient-centred approach that General Practice has to offer. He completed his General Practice training in the beautiful County of Shropshire in England, and gained his Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners soon after.
Apart from his extensive ENT and General Practice experience, Alex also has a special interest in primary care Chronic Disease Management, Mental Health, Children’s Health and Minor Surgery (including treatment and removal of skin lumps and bumps). He also developed a strong interest in primary care Skin Cancer Management and he holds a Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine by The University of Queensland. As always, he is keen to offer an unrushed, quality medical service to his patients.
Outside of medicine, Alex enjoys badminton and running. He is also amazed by the natural beauty of Victoria and has been spending a lot of time exploring the ranges and its surroundings with his family.
Teghan is a Myotherapist and has been a local in the Monbulk area for her whole life. She has been a part of the Monbulk Ranges soccer club as a player for 10 years.
She grew her passion for Myotherapy when she sustained any injury during soccer and was hooked as soon as she had her first treatment with a Myotherapist.
Teghan began to feel the passion to help other players/athletes with their sport injuries and after seeing a Myotherapist regularly for 2 years.
Teghan studied at RMIT University for two years and obtained her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in the end of 2015.
She had placements through Australian College of Basketball for 3 weeks, and she also had placements with the National Institute of Circus Arts for 3 weeks, she also did weekly clinic session for the 2 years of studying at the university clinic rooms.
Once leaving RMIT Teghan began working at Monbulk Ranges Soccer club treating teammates and other players.
She then was asked to work for Lilydale Football club for the senior Men’s in 2016 and did that for a season before leaving and working part time at Rowville Health Sports and Spinal Rehabilitation centre.
Teghan felt the need to help others closer to her area and broaden her experience by opening up her own business in the rooms of her local Doctors surgery at Moores Road Medical Centre.
Teghan also had the opportunity to travel to Sydney with the Under 16 State Victorian Soccer girls team in 2017 to be the team Myotherapist, this opportunity was a great experience to work with elite players in a competition environment.
This has brought her many new experiences and great challenges that have really helped shape her as a Myotherapist.
After 20 years of working as a Psychologist and Counsellor, in numerous community settings and in private practice, I remain as passionate about helping people to reach their potential by supporting them in working through life’s challenges as when I first began.
I enjoy working with people with an interest in alternative health, diverse lifestyles and spiritual traditions.
What issues do I work with?
Supporting women and their partners in attempting to conceive naturally and with IVF, and managing the difficult emotions that can accompany this quest.
Managing the grief and loss associated with miscarriage, or inability to conceive.
Dealing with expectations particularly where “things haven’t gone to plan” related to pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and having a baby.
Transition to parenthood:
I believe in greater transparency about the joys and challenges that having young children can bring to parents and their families including; social isolation, changes to relationships, loss of libido, identity as a parent rather than working person, whether to have another baby and many other such concerns.
Transgender, intersex, bisexual, and same sex attracted people:
I have substantial experience assisting these individuals in attaining the goals they have in their lives, despite often having to overcome discrimination and prejudice, from their closest family to the broader society.
I have supported many transgender clients in their journey from “coming out” to family, friends and colleagues, to living full time in their preferred gender identity. This has included navigating the complex medical system involved in gender reassignment including providing support pre and post surgery.
Other areas of Interest:
- Self esteem
- Personal empowerment
- Stress management
- Self care
- Relationship issues
- Trauma (including PTSD)
- Family/domestic violence
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Depression and anxiety
- Managing difficult and painful emotions: Grief and loss, anger, disappointment.
- Co-production of a Relaxation and Visualisation CD aimed at managing anxiety and depression.
Topics have included: Conflict resolution; Assertiveness; Managing anger constructively; Depression, Anxiety; and Supporting women who’ve experienced family violence.
My approach could be summed as non-judgemental, humanistic, client centred, and outcome informed.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a values based approach to assisting people in achieving a rich, full and meaningful life despite experiencing difficult and painful emotions and thoughts is a key approach I’ve adopted in recent years. I have training in CBT, interpersonal therapy and draw on Narrative and many other therapeutic approaches as relevant to the presenting concerns.
I am registered for the Medicare Benefits Scheme, which provides up to 10 sessions per calendar year and substantial rebates for clients. I am also registered with most private health funds.
I look forward to accompanying you on your journey to greater health, wellbeing, and personal awareness.
- Fully qualified Psychologist registered since 1998.
- Member of The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Member Australian Psychological Society (APS)