The doctors at Alfords Point Medical Practice are fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and are Vocationally Registered. They have a commitment to general practice and to continuing medicine education, regularly attending postgraduate medical meetings. All doctors have a keen interest in preventative medicine.
Alfords Point Medical Practice is AGPAL Accredited and is affiliated with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the AMA.
Dr Peter Gilkes MBBS FRACGP
Dr. Peter Gilkes graduated in Medicine from the University of New South Wales in 1983. He completed postgraduate training and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. With his vision of providing high quality family medicine, he established Alfords Point Medical Practice in 1988, when the suburb was only very new. His goal of providing comprehensive medical care to families in the area remains the highest priority of the practice.
Peter has a broad range of interests in family medicine. He also works part-time in private hospitals as a surgical assistant.
Dr. Suzette Grimm MBBS (Sydney Uni), DCH (Diploma of Child Health) FRACGP
Dr. Suzette Grimm graduated in Medicine from Sydney University in 1987. Postgraduate qualifications include the Fellowship of College of General Practitioners, Diploma of Child Health, Family Planning Certificate and has level 2 training in Mental Health.
Suzette joined Alfords Point Medical Practice in 1993. Her interests in general practice include women's health, paediatrics, preventative health care and mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Dr. Suzanne Perera MBBS (UNSW) (Hons), FRACGP, FACNEM (Fellowship of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine)
Dr Suzanne Perera graduated in Medicine with honours from University of New South Wales in 1991. On completion of postgraduate training she was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Suzanne joined Alfords Point Medical Practice in 1996. She has a Family Planning Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health and level 2 training in Mental Health. Dr Perera specialises in Integrative Medicine consultations. She does however continue to see regular General Practice patients from the local area.
Integrative medicine is a holistic practice of medicine which combines the best of conventional western medicine with evidence based complementary medicine and therapies. Good health begins with good nutrition, therefore diet, lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation, and the removal of environmental toxins are all important aspects of management.
Dr Perera has completed training with the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and has been awarded Fellowship of the college, which is the highest level of training in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine that is available in Australia.
She has experience in the holistic treatment of Women’s health problems, Children’s health including behavioural issues, hormonal issues including thyroid problems, mental health, gut health, environmental exposures, metabolic problems, fatigue, and chronic illness.
She has undertaken mental health training with the MINDD Foundation , as well as training with Biobalance Health (which involves biochemical assessment and the use of advanced complementary nutrient therapy to assist in the treatment of mental health problems).
Another area of interest for Dr Perera is the gut microbiome and the significant impact that dysbiosis can have on human health. Assessment of the gut microbiome and improvement via diet, probiotics and other modalities is a significant avenue of management.
It is important to assess the impact of the environment on health. Dr Perera has undertaken training in Building Biology and can assess the impact of environmental and household chemicals, electromagnetic fields and allergens like mould, and the contribution that these can make to ill health. Specialised initial consults are of 1 hour duration and pre consultation paperwork can be obtained from reception. An introductory 15 minute consultation should be booked to see if Integrative Medicine will be suitable for your needs.
Dr. Calvin Ling MBBS (UNSW), FRACGP
Dr. Calvin Ling graduated in Medicine from the University of New South Wales in 1989. He then worked as a resident medical officer in St. George, Sutherland and Canterbury Hospitals from 1989 to 1992.
During that time he had 12 months secondment in Geriatric and Palliative care in the St George and Sutherland Shire. In 1993 he completed postgraduate training in general practice and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He has been working as a general practitioner since 1993.
Calvin joined Alfords Point Medical Practice in 1999. His goal is to provide a comprehensive and quality medical care to the families in the local area. Dr. Ling's main interest in the practice is preventative medicine.
Dr. Daisy Tan MBBS (Sydney Uni), DCH (Diploma of Child Health), FRACGP
Dr. Daisy Tan graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995. She trained and worked at various hospitals before entering general practice. She has also been involved in research and teaching. She was awarded a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners upon successful completion of her training and examinations. She holds a Diploma of Child Health and has a Family Planning Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Daisy commenced working at Alfords Point Medical Practice in 2002. She is interested in all aspects of general practice including treating patients with chronic and metabolic conditions, lifestyle conditions, preventative medicine, paediatrics, aged care, women's health and mental health.
Dr Michael Petinga MBBS, BSC(MED), FRACGP
Dr Michael Petinga graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery in 2013. Prior to studying medicine, Michael completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with Distinction in 2009. He then completed his internship and residency at The Wollongong Hospital before moving onto General Practice.
Michael obtained his fellowship in General Practice in 2018. Michael is interested in all aspects of general practice but has a particular interest in Preventative Health and Chronic Disease Management. Michael is also an Honorary Staff Member with the University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine.
We have full time registered nurses. They have experience in childhood immunisations, travel vaccination, ear irrigation & wound management. They work closely with the local Medicare Local for the Sutherland Shire area, which enables them to keep up to date with the latest public health initiatives. Our nurses' hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 8.00am - 12.00pm
Kim Baker: Practice Manager
Cathy, Janine, Rachel, Sarah, Ruth: Receptionists