Meet our Health Care Professionals

Dr. Bill Bateman


Dr Bateman is an experienced, former rural ‘cradle to the grave’ family GP and has delivered over 800 babies in country practice. He has special interests in paediatrics, young families, shared care obstetrics, skin cancer, men’s health and travel medicine.

Outside interests include family, surfing and reading and writing fiction. Bills debut crime fiction novel, “Hard Labour”, was published in early 2017.

Dr. Jessica Maher

MBBS FRACGP Dip Child Health

Dr Maher is originally from Queensland, having completed her Medical Degree at James Cook University in North Queensland. Jessica moved to Victoria for her General Practice training and completed her Fellowship in 2013.  Jessica worked in paediatrics for two years prior to her General Practice career and has completed a diploma in Child Health. Jessica enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a special interest in skin cancer medicine and undertakes minor procedures in the practice. On a personal level Jessica enjoys traveling, staying active and experiencing the many cultural events Melbourne has to offer.

Dr. Jonathan Upfal

Dr Jonathan Upfal graduated with honours from Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney in 1983.

He is the author of the “Australian Drug Guide”, a plain language multi-bestselling guide to prescription and over the counter drugs.

The Eighth edition of the Australian Drug Guide will be released by Black Inc. in 2016 in print, and as a mobile application.

(Dr Upfal is also principal author of “Your Medical Tests: What Do They Really Mean?”, published in 2001.) He has mainly worked in general practice and psychiatry. He has special interest and expertise in neurofeedback which is a brainwave-based biofeedback therapy for self-regulation e.g. for migraine, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, panic attacks, depression, sleep disorders, or fibromyalgia.

He is a highly trained practitioner of dry needling for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Dr Upfal also investigates and treats methylation and pyrrole disorders.

Dr Jonathan Upfal is available for consultations on Tuesdays at present

Dr Katrina Niles

Dr Katrina Niles completed her medical degree at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, London in 2009 . She completed her General Practice Training in the UK where she was awarded her Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners of the United Kingdom and has worked in the UK for 7 years before moving to Australia. She has experience working in both rural and inner city settings having worked in hospitals and medical centres.

Katrina enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has a special interest in Women’s health, Fertility, Travel medicine, Sexual Health, Paediatrics and Implanon insertion/removal

Katrina is part of the teaching programme for medical students from Monash University. Through her teaching she hopes to inspire them to consider a career in General Practice.

Katrina enjoys food, travelling and maintaining an active lifestyle with hot pilates, cycling and skiing. She is always keen to hear of any new restaurants in town!

Dr. Peter Dwyer


Dr Dwyer is an experienced general practitioner with extensive experience in emergency medicine, paediatrics and women’s health, having spent two years delivering babies in the United Kingdom. Peter’s interests include cycling, hiking and coffee.

Dr. John Clifforth


Dr Clifforth has been the principal of Albert Park Medical Centre for over 10 years and has practiced in the area for approximately 20 years. He is an experienced family physician and has special qualifications in Skin Cancer management and dermoscopy. John is an accomplished musician who has written songs for the likes of Paul Kelly and Renee Geyer. He also enjoys painting and surfing.

Dr. Ewa Conroy


Dr Conroy is interested in all aspects of medicine with equal interests in Men’s and Women’s health.
Dr Conroy is fluent in Polish, enjoys outdoor activities and animal rights

Dr. Jillian Grogan


Dr Grogan is experienced in all areas of family medicine, with particular interests in Paediatrics, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Mental Health and Aged Care. Jill enjoys alpine trekking, classical music and spending time with her family.

Dr Richard David Bennett


Dr Richard Bennett originally from Norwich, England attended Imperial College in London where he received his medical training qualifying in 2003 and gaining membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2009. His special interests include Telehealth, Ear Nose & Throat, Family Health and Paediatrics.

Dr Bennett enjoys Running, Skiing, Soccer, watching Geelong (AFL) and watching Norwich (Soccer).

Dr Sheetal Vig


Dr Sheetal Vig originally from Leicestershire, England, graduated in 2008 from King’s College London with both a BSc and MBBS degree. She commenced her career in medicine by working in inner London hospitals for six years. She then after being awarded her MRCGP transitioned permanently into general practice.

Dr Sheetal moved to Australia in 2016 and has since worked in General Practice and Skin Cancer Medicine. Sheetal has multiple diplomas in Skin Cancer Medicine, Surgery and Dermatology. Dr Sheetal enjoys managing a wide breadth of general practice, with a special focus on the areas of paediatrics and women’s health. Dr Sheetal enjoys playing tennis, cricket and boxing. She speaks Punjabi and understands Hindi.

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Jill Thomas


Julie Rovas


Matthew (Matt) Huckstepp