Our Doctors

Dr Stephen SMITH

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Stephen SMITH

Dr. Stephen Smith has been a principal at the Ivanhoe Medical Clinic since 1985 and continues in full time practice.

He completed his university degrees at Melbourne University & the Austin Hospital Medical School. He was a resident at the Austin Hospital for two years and then worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital for 3 years. During this time he completed rotations in all fields of medicine including surgery,obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, and geriatrics. He enjoys all fields of medicine.

He has been involved in teaching and mentoring medical students and young doctors.

Outside of work, family is first, but he also enjoys all sports, especially golf and football, travelling, camping, and fine food and wine.

Consulting times:
All day Monday, Wednesday including evening clinic & Friday.
Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Nursing home visits Tuesday afternoons
Weekend roster

Dr David DOIG

MBBS

Dr David DOIG

Graduated from Melbourne University in 1980 before working at Box Hill Hospital for three years in a variety of positions including obstetrics and paediatrics.

Completed general practice training by working for a year as a psychiatric trainee and then for a further year as a geriatric registrar.

Joined Ivanhoe Medical Clinic in 1987 as a full time practioner. Involved as a board member and as Vice President of the North Eastern Division of General practice for 10 years. Associated with North Eastern Rehab Hospital and Warringal over many years and sat on advisory committees for Geriatric care and respecting patient choices program.

Long interest in Geriatric Medicine and Care of the Elderly as well as Travel and travel Medicine.

Dr Christine HAND

MBBS

Dr Christine HAND

Doctor Christine Hand is a Vocationally Registered General Practitioner (GP) who has worked at Ivanhoe Medical Clinic for over 30 years. She is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as well as the Australian Medical Association. Dr Christone has worked in many fields of medicine including paediatrics, women’s health, family medicine and geriatrics.She also has a Level 2 qualification in GP Psychology.

Dr Catherine ADAMI

MBBS Dip Obst RACOG FRACGP

Dr Catherine ADAMI

Dr Catherine Adami obtained her medical degree from the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1989.

She then worked in several different hospitals, including the Geelong Hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital, The Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre and Monash Medical Centre. During her time at the Monash Medical Centre she worked in the obstetric and gynaecology units whilst studying for a Diploma in Obstetrics. The latter has allowed her to pursue her interest in women’s health, in particular, shared antenatal care, in the general practice setting.

Following this she entered the general practice training program based in Melbourne becoming a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1996. Several years were then spent working in eastern Indonesia in the areas of maternal and child health.
Dr. Catherine Adami has been working at the Ivanhoe Medical Clinic since 2000. She has a special interest in maternal and child health and preventive health.

Avalable for consultations:
Tuesdays: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursdays: 9:30 am – 4:00pm
Alternate Fridays: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Dr Lisa BURNS

MBBS (Hon), FRACGP

Dr Lisa BURNS

Dr Lisa Burns is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). She obtained her medical degree (MBBS) from Monash University, graduating with honours in 2002. After graduating she worked in various hospitals including the Mercy Hospital where she obtained a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She commenced her general practice experience at the Carlton Clinic with a focus on sexual health and then spent 1 year working in Thailand with Volunteers for International Development Australia working in the area of HIV education. She completed her general practice training and attained a fellowship in 2009.

Lisa has a focus on women’s and children’s health and is passionate about preventative health. She is accredited for shared antenatal care (care during pregnancy) with The Mercy Hospital for Women, Royal Womens Hospital and the Northern Hospital. She is also able to insert lmplanon for contraception. She is an examiner for the RACGP, examining candidates for general practice examinations.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 3 children and as such understands the pressures of being a working parent. She is involved in her local school and church communities.

Available for consultation:
Tuesday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dr Catherine BEASLEY

MBChB, DRACOG, FRACGP

Dr Catherine BEASLEY

Dr Catherine graduated from the UK, completed General Practice training in Australia and has been working at Ivanhoe Medical Clinic since 2010. Prior to commencing at IMC, she worked in Broadmeadows for over a decade in community health.

Cath has completed a master’s degree in education so also works in GP training where she is
involved with running workshops and assessments for GP registrars. She is an examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners as well as previously for the AMC.

Cath enjoys the variety of all aspects of GP but has special interests in women’s health (including providing shared pregnancy care for obstetric patients), paediatrics and mental health.

Outside of work Cath enjoys walking her dog, cycling, skiing, reading and watching her children play sports from the safety of the sidelines.

Dr Sally LE COUTEUR

MBBS

Dr Sally LE COUTEUR

Dr Sally Le Couteur qualified at the Royal London Hospital and did her General Practice Training in England before moving to Australia.
She has a special interest in preventative medicine, caring for the elderly, women’s and children’s health issues.
Out of the surgery she participates in sport, a keen runner who enjoys cooking, sewing, reding and music.

Dr Alina YAREMENKO

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Alina YAREMENKO

Dr Alina Yaremenko graduated from Melbourne University in 1999. She attained fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP) in 2004, being awarded the certificate of excellence for receiving the highest score. Dr Yaremenko has completed further training in women’s health and mental health. Dr Yaremenko has been a regular examiner for the college of GPs since 2005.

Dr Yaremenko enjoys treating all patients. Her special interests include preventative medicine, women’s health, paediatrics/ adolescent health, weight management, and holistic health care.

Dr Yaremenko is a mother of 2 children and enjoys a variety of activities including running, reading, music, cooking, travelling, and time with family and friends (as well as the family dog).

Dr Laith GLIANA

MBChB, FRACGP

Dr Laith GLIANA

Dr Gliana graduated in 1995. He completed the bulk of his post graduate training at the Austin Health, during which he acquired broad knowledge in emergency medicine, paediatric, psychiatry, neurology and geriatric medicine amongst many other fields of medicine . He has been a general practitioner since 2011. Dr Gliana has interests in all aspects of general practice, in particular paediatrics, men’s health, and travel medicine.

DR James (Jamie) MCDONALD

MBBS, BMedSci, BSc, DipRANZCOG, FRACGP

DR James (Jamie) MCDONALD

Dr Jamie graduated in medicine from the University of Tasmania and completed rotations at hospitals in Melbourne. He spent a number of years in the permanent forces of the Royal Australian Navy before returning to study. completing his Diploma in Obstetrics in 1990. Jamie spent 12 years in general practice, mostly as a GP obstetrician. For the past 18 years, Jamie has worked at Cabrini in various roles. He established the staff clinic at Cabrini Malvern in 1999 and has regularly assisted on surgeries. In late 2005, Jamie was asked to develop a hospital-in-the-home unit. He was actively involved in undergraduate student teaching and has held executive positions with the Hospital in the Home Society of Australasia. More recently he helped set up Cabrini’s first general practice in Caulfield South. He is interested in all aspects of general practice including residential aged care, management of acute illness and minor procedures.

Dr PHILLIP NATHANIEL

MBBS, MS, FRACS, FAIS

Dr PHILLIP NATHANIEL

Dr Phillip Nathaniel completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science from the University of Madras in 1961, He was awarded Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1993.

Dr Phllip has also been a Lecturer on Surgery with the University of Melbourne from 1994 to 2007, MBBS Examiner from 1999 to 2000 and was awarded a Fellow of the University of Melbourne in 2000. He has a keen interest in General Medicine, Fracture Management and Diabetes.