The Woodside Team

The PRACTICE PRINCIPAL

Dr Anita

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Dr Anita Charleson is a GP specialist, having attained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She is also a qualified Surgeon and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. She has been working as a GP since 2005 and is interested in all domains of family medicine; especially chronic disease management, minor surgery and mental health. She is enthusiastic about actively promoting healthy lifestyle through diet, exercise and emotional well-being. She has diverse experience in the medical field, working in urban and rural practices, in hospital settings and training junior doctors. 

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The GP 

Dr raymund 

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Dr Raymund Ramos studied medicine in Manila, Philippines and has been working in the Australian Healthcare system since 2007. He has 7 years of hospital-based experience in major SA public hospitals, having worked in various clinical departments including Adult and Paediatric Medicine, General Surgery and its sub-specialities, Emergency, Psychiatry and Palliative Medicine. He started working in General Practice in 2014 and his special interests involve Geriatrics (Aged Care) and Palliative care and had a clinical diploma in Palliative Medicine. His other interests include Paediatrics and Mental Health.

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The GP

Dr Taufiq

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Dr Taufiqur Rahman, joined us in 2020 and is the newest member of our clinical team. He is interested in all domains of family medicine; especially men’s health, children’s health and mental health. Dr Taufiq is also interested in treating the elderly patients and he currently attends patients in the Residential Aged Care facility at Woodside. Dr Taufiq is taking new patients and is available for consult on all weekdays and Saturday mornings.

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The Psychiatrist

Dr Amitava

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Dr Amitava Sarkar is a consultant psychiatrist and you are most likely to see him on advice and ‘referral’ from one of our GPs. Dr Sarkar has extensive experience working with adults, specially the most elderly patients and offers consults for a wide range of psychological disorders, with special interest in Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Bipolar spectrum. He also offers consultations for DVA, WorkCover and Medicolegal cases. Dr Sarkar bulk bills all eligible patients to participate in a Telehealth consultation.

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The Endocrinologist

Dr Shalini

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Dr Shalini Nilajgi is a consultant endocrinologist who manages diabetes, thyroid with other general endocrine cases and has a special interest in women’s health during and outside pregnancy. She did her undergraduate training at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India before doing her basic physician training in Adelaide between The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Flinders Medical College followed by two years of general medical fellowship training during which time she was involved with managing complex medical issues in the indigenous population particularly in relation to type 2 diabetes. She then did a year of Endocrine training at the Lyell McEwin Hospital with Obstetric Medicine at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. She has worked at the Endocrine unit at Townsville hospital which is the major referral centre for all complex pituitary and endocrine cases.

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The Psychiatrist

Dr Ross

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Dr Ross Kirkman is a consultant psychiatrist and you are most likely to see him on advice and ‘referral’ from one of our GPs. Dr Kirkman is a Doctor and a Specialist, meaning he graduated from Medical school and then in Psychiatry. He deals with a wide range of mental disorders, including but not limited to – sleep, mood, addiction, relationships and trauma. He consults with our patients via videoconference link to the computer at our Surgery. He can diagnose and treat mental illness and prescribe and monitor the effects of medications. Dr Kirkman bulk bills all eligible patients to participate in a Telehealth consultation.

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The Practice Nurse

Kiera

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Kiera is a Registered Nurse who joined our Surgery mid 2021.

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The Practice Nurse

Gunja

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Gunja (pronounced Gunza) is the newest member of our team and is originally from Nepal. She moved to Australia after the devastating earthquake hit her home country and has called Australia her home ever since. She is a full time Registered Nurse who works between our practices in Blakeview and Woodside. She is a very loving and caring person and is passionate about caring for people. She is happy to go that extra mile in taking care of her patients.

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The Podiatrist

Wendy

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Wendy Kennedy is our podiatrist with many years of experience in all aspects of podiatry including routine foot care, diabetes assessment and management, orthoses, children’s foot and leg care, footwear assessment etc. She offers podiatry services once a fortnight at our Surgery and she is willing to do home visits for eligible patients. Wendy lives in the Adelaide Hills Region and she loves to spend her spare time with her horses.

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The Exercise Physio

Alex

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Alexandra Bradley has clinical experience working with a wide range of chronic conditions and injuries. She provides expert support and advice about evidence-based exercise therapy. Using exercise as medicine, Alex can help patients reduce pain and limitations while increasing functional capacity and overall quality of life. Conditions include; arthritis, chronic pain, diabetes, fibromyalgia, depression, PTSD, CVD and more.

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The Receptionist

Nikki

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Nikki joined us in the beginning of 2021. She enjoys helping people and strives to provide exceptional service to every person that walks through our Surgery door and is ready to help you with your questions and assist you if you are in need. When not at work, Nikki’s world revolves around her two year old and she likes spending all her time with her family.

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The Receptionist

Dominique

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Dominique is our newest team member who has a keen interest in the care of the community and helping others. She joins our Woodside team with administration experience across a range of industries. She will always greet you with a smile and ready to assist you with your needs. While not at work Dominique enjoys camping and spending time with her two young children.

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