March 29, 2019

Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our Staff special, this month it's one of our newest Doctors - Dr Shashi Ponraja

What inspired you to become a doctor?

Its a vocation that requires scientific curiosity, creativity, and an opportunity to bear witness to and alleviate a patient’s suffering.

What do you know now, that you wished you knew before becoming a GP?

Patients know when they are unwell, trust what they say

Why did you decide to work in a private practic...

March 6, 2019

Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our Staff special, this month it's one of our Practice Nurses, Amy.

What made you decide to work as a nurse?

There were many instances that people close to me, like my sister, grandmother and some of my close friends, were unwell or were in a situation where they needed medical help and I was unable to help them. I wanted to understand more about health and illnesses so that I was more informed to help those closest to me....

January 31, 2019

Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our Staff special, this month it's one of our Receptionists, Livia.

How long have you been at CCMC?

I've been here at CCMC for over 2 years now, working on the Reception Desk and in Admin. I also translate for the doctors when needed as I speak Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in China in a city named Guangzhou, near Hong Kong. I left at age 18 and moved to NZ by myself to study Pastry...

January 7, 2019

Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our Staff special, this month it's our Practice Manager Claire.

How long have you been working at Central City Medical Centre 

15 years!!  I started on reception as my part-time “mum” job and somehow found myself as Practice Manager!! 

Where did you grow up, and how is it different to Perth (related to health care)?

I grew up in Zimbabwe.It was a very similar lifestyle, in those days, to what we have now in Perth – suns...

November 30, 2018

Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our Staff special, this month it's our head nurse Dee.

What made you decide to work in medicine?

When my grandfather was in a coma, the way the nurses cared and looked after him made me want to become a nurse.

Where did you study?

I did my certificate of nursing in Singapore from 2006-2008, and my bachelors of nursing in Murdoch University from 2009-2011.

How long have you been at CCMC?

I’m pretty much part of the furniture in...

November 21, 2018

November 18-24 is National Skin Cancer Action Week

Each year Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week.

With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, the action week is an important reminder of the risks of exposure to UV radiation, the need for sun protection and early skin cancer detection for all Australians.

More than 2,000 people in Australia die from skin can...

October 24, 2018

Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our doctors tick, this month it's Dr Christopher Denz.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

I'm not sure, my mother tells me that even as a child at 10 years of age I always wanted to be a doctor.

What do you know now, that you wished you knew before becoming a GP?

The power of compound interest.

What are your long term plans?

Work, rest and play. I would like to see more of the world over the next decade.

How would you descri...

August 31, 2018

Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our doctors tick, this month it's Dr Jasper Mahon.

 

What inspired you to become a doctor?

A family friend – doctor, wine merchant, Monte Carlo Rally racer and, most importantly, let me drive his tractor when I was about 8. Seemed like a good life – I’ve made it to be a doctor, still have aspirations on the other counts.

What do you know now, that you wished you knew before becoming a GP?

That the days of being a gentleman GP...

July 31, 2018

Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our doctors tick, this month it's Georga Frew.

How would you describe the role of a GP?

The doctor you call “my doctor”, the one you come to first for all ailments. A GP should be at the heart of health care for every individual.

What days to you work?

I work full time Monday-Friday and every third Saturday.

What is the most important thing you have learned while working in medicine?

The human touch in medicine can go a long w...

June 29, 2018

Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our doctors tick, this month it's our Clinical Psychologist, Dr Paul Lenny.

What inspired you to become a psychologist?

​I had an epiphany at a wedding.

​I found m​y​self talking someone through their marital issues, along with another lady at the table who was studying psychology. It was at that moment that I realised this was something I could do as a career! I quit my job and enrolled at university and have never looked...

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