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OUR HISTORY

About Our Practice

Welcome to North Village Family Practice, located in Kellyville – one of the vibrant and fast-growing Sydney Hills suburbs.
Our family friendly medical practice provides comprehensive medical services to the residents in local and adjacent communities. We aim to provide best health care to meet the health needs in our communities. For achieving this, our medical practice is run by experienced general practitioners; contains state of art facilities and is supported by skilled practice nurses. In addition, allied services and onsite pathology are available in North Village Family Practice.

In North Village Family Practice, our clinical staffs are committed to further education and training in order to keep up to date with new researches and forefront medical developments.

Patients who visit to our practice website the first time can go onto Patient Information section for the details of our practice information and policies. We are looking forward to helping you with your health conditions at North Village Family Practice.

QUALIFIED DOCTORS

Meet Our Team

All our doctors have vast experience is in all aspects of general practice. Their areas of specialty vary from women’s and men’s health, pediatrics, adolescent health, preventative health management, mental health and travel medicine just to name a few. Combined, our General Practitioners can provide the varied needs of all our patients.

OUR HISTORY

General Practitioner

Dr Meng Liang completed his undergraduate medical degree in 1999. He undertook his intern and resident training in Western Sydney Area of Health Services covering Westmead Hospital, Blacktown Hospital, Auburn Hospital, Westmead Children’s Hospital and Orange Hospital. Dr Liang gained various experiences in his hospital terms which formed a solid foundation for his career in general practice later. After spending further two years intensive training in general practice at Narooma, South Coast of New South Wales, Dr Liang was awarded the Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2012. Dr Liang has been working as a vocationally registered GP in Sydney Hills and North-West areas since moving back from Narooma. He is well regarded by his patients and colleagues. Dr Liang is interested in all aspects of general practice, and he knows local medical services and specialists very well. Dr Liang is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Dr Shadi Hekmat graduated in 2005 and completed her postgraduate training at Royal Melbourne Hospiptal and Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne. She has been in General Practice since 2011 and completed the Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2013. She moved to Sydney in 2016 and has been practising in the Hills area since then. Her special interests include Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Skin Cancer Medicine and minor surgical procedures. She holds a certificate in skin cancer medicine. She speaks fluent Persian (Farsi).

Dr Harathi Nagella has been working in Australia since 2006, and she got her Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2011. She has also obtained her Diploma in Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists( DRCOG) in UK. Her special interests are Women’s Health, Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery. She is trained in inserting IUD’s (Mirena and Copper IUD) and Implanon. Dr Nagella is fluent in English, Telugu and Hindi.

Dr Jason Kwan started his working career as a small animal veterinarian in Melbourne and Hong Kong when he decided to transition to medicine. He completed his medical degree at Monash University and completed his residency at the Austin Hospital and Geelong Hospital in Victoria. After this, he transitioned to General Practice training and completed this in 2019. He has interests in all aspects of general practice and has interests in paediatrics, chronic disease, surgical procedures and ENT. He is trained in Implanon removal and insertion and iron infusion.

Dr Farhana Faria obtained her medical degree from University of Dhaka in Bangladesh in 2009. She completed 3 years of postgraduate training in medicine in Bangladesh before migrating to Australia. Since 2014, she trained at several hospitals in NSW including Bankstown Hospital, Campbelltown Hospital, Royal North Shore, and Ryde Hospitals. She subsequently completed the Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Additionally, she completed Diploma in Child Health through Sydney University and the National Certificate in Sexual Health & Family Planning through Family Planning Alliance Australia. She is trained in the insertion and removal of contraceptive implant (Implanon). She has additional working experience in psychiatry.
Dr Faria has strong interests in child health, women’s health, and mental health. Dr Faria also focuses on promoting lifestyle as medicine and preventative medicine. Outside the clinical practice, she works as a medical educator for GP trainees.
Away from work, Dr Faria loves spending time with her family, enjoys hiking, walking, and visiting new places in Australia. She loves forming long-term relationships with her patients and she looks forward to helping you and your families towards better health.

SPECIALIST PHYSICIAN

Dr Yashodha Shankarpani

Dr Shankarpani is a Specialist Physician at the Liverpool Hospital. She is currently working as a staff specialist in General and Acute care medicine (GACM) and Ambulatory care services. She also provides consultative services and has admission privileges at Sydney Southwest Private Hospital. As an Internal medicine physician, her work covers a broad spectrum of illness including the management of heart, lung, endocrine (including diabetes, thyroid disorders) as well as chronic illness and degenerative illness.

However more often she looks after and assesses patients with many of these illnesses active together thus attempting to achieve the optimum outcome for the patient and their family. As a specialist in ambulatory care services, Dr Shankarpani provides complex wound management including diabetic foot infections, chronic vascular insufficiency ulcers, and post-operative wound care. Apart from these, she has a special interest in providing perioperative care to surgical patients including pre-operative assessment, management of intraoperative and post-operative medical problems.

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

Kameedran Sivarajah

Kameendran Sivarajah is a member of Exercise Sport Science Australia and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with additional qualifications in dry needling and massage.

Services he offers include but not limited to;

Metabolic Services (Chronic Disease Management):
  • Consultation focusing on stress, sleep, diet and exercise management for all metabolic diseases.

  • Exercise prescription for individuals with hypertension, CAD, T2D, weight loss, cancer, asthma and many more.

  • Guided Lifestyle management for individuals with mental illness such as generalised anxiety and depression.

Musculoskeletal services:
  • Management and treatment of acute pain using soft tissue massage and dry needling.

  • Treatment of pain and injuries through corrections of muscular imbalances using active strengthening and passive range of motion techniques.

  • Correction of movement patterns using gait analysis and functional movement corrections.

  • Balance and strength training exercise programs for the elderly population and neurological impairment.

Work cover:
  • SIRA accredited exercise physiologist. Able to treat acute and chronic injury patients.

Kameendran is known as a driven and innovative clinician, passionate about holistic and healthy living and most importantly educating the client in order to feel empowered to make a lifestyle change.

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PSYCHOLOGIST

Vandana Deshmukh

PhD Clinical Psychologist MAPS, FCCLP

Vandana Deshmukh is a Clinical Psychologist with eight years of experience in the areas of psychological distress and difficulty. Her treatment interventions focus mainly on the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach to the managment of psychological distress and difficulties. Her main area of experience includes pain management and depression management. This includes the ongoing treatment of patients with a work-related injury under Work Cover.

Vandana has earned her doctorate in the area of medical psychology with the application of CBT techiques and strategies to chronic health- related problems. Individuals with distress, depression and anxiety related to chronic pain, diabetes mellitus, asthma, hypertension and the response to a stressor would find an empathic and supportive therapist in Vandana. Women’s health isssues including postnatal depression and pregnancy counselling falal within the precint of Vandana’s area of CBT interventions.

PSYCHOLOGIST

Wei Lu

BPsych, MBMSc, MAPS

Wei Lu is a registered psychologist studied psychology at the Western Sydney University before completing a master degree in Brain and Mind Sciences at Sydney University. He provides psychological services under the frameworks of Medicare and State (NSW) Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA). He uses evidence-based focused psychological strategies to provide services to adults with a range of psychological issues, such as general stress, insomnia, anger, mood disorder (e.g. depression, bipolar), anxiety disorder (e.g. generalised anxiety, OCD, phobia, panic), posttraumatic stress (PTSD), and workplace bully. Also, Wei provides IQ test (WISC-IV) for children aged between 6y0m and 16y11m. He provides service in both English and Chinese Mandarin (IQ test is in English only).

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