General Practitioners

Dr Fred Edwards
M.B., Ch. B.

An understanding of Spanish, Italian French, German and Dutch.

Special Interests
Dermatology and Industrial Medicine. He is an avid beef farmer and has a wonderful herd of Red Angus cattle.

Dr Edwards established the first medical practice of Medical & Aged Care Group – Hazelwood Health Centre in Churchill – in 1993. He is firmly committed to educating the next generation of doctors and mentors students through the John Flynn Placement Program (ACRRM).

Dr Tilak Kulatunge

Special Interests
Chronic Disease Management and Men’s Health. He is also a cricket tragic!

Dr Kulatunge was the third inaugural doctor at Long Street Family Medicine. He has worked as an Anaesthetist for many years of his career. He has worked in radiology and was a GP in Sri Lanka for 15 years. He has 2 children.

Dr Kulatunge is studying for his fellowship.

Dr Arezou Shojaei

Languages: Farsi/Persian, Turkish.

Special Interests
Paediatrics and Women’s Health.

Dr Shojei studied medicine in Iran and worked in the Iran Children’s Hospital for 5 years.

Dr Dishani Ranasinghe
M.B.B.S, MD Anaesthesiology Part 1

English and Singhalese

Special Interests
Women’s health and Paediatrics

Dr Dishani graduated from her Medical Degree at Colombo University (Sri Lanka) in 1996. She immigrated to Australia with her family in 2011. She passed her Australian Medical Council examination with ease in 2012. Dr Dishani had been practicing medicine for 13 years in Sri Lanka as both a Medical Officer of Anaesthesiology and as a General Practitioner. During her work as a general practitioner she gained the loyalty of her townspeople due to her caring nature, approachability and competence.

Dr Dishani enjoys regular walks and spending time with her family. Due to her love for nature and peaceful living she believes Leongatha will be the ideal location for her to begin her career as a General Practitioner in Australia.

Dr Ram Yellappa

English, Arabic, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu

Special Interests
Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Men’s Health, General Medicine and Preventative Health

Dr Yellappa is an enthusiastic and friendly doctor who has been in medical practice for over 20 years. He completed his Medical degree in India and gained 12 years’ experience in a variety of hospitals in different specialities in Indian and Saudi Arabia. He was a Senior Medical Officer in Orthopaedics, General Surgery and Medicine. He obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Orthopaedic surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University in India and worked in a trauma care team for 5 years. In addition to his hospital work Dr Yellappa worked as a General Practitioner for 8 years.

After immigrating to Australia, Dr Yellappa has continued to pursue his career in General Practice, he has worked as a GP in Melbourne for 2 years before joining the Long Street Family Medicine team.

Outside the medicine Dr Yellappa plays cricket and badminton, he is an avid follower of the Hawthorn football team and enjoys swimming and travelling. He has a beautiful family with three children.


Allied Health Professionals

HearCare Gippsland
HearCare Gippsland is an Accredited Hearing Clinic through the Office of Hearing Services. They provide Hearing Assessments, FREE hearing aid trials of the latest hearing aid technology, assistive listening devices, musician ear plugs and noise attenuation plugs. HearCare Gippsland specialise in discreet custom made hearing device technology. They are not affiliated with any hearing aid manufacture, hence can offer independent advice and hearing solutions from various hearing aid manufacturers.

HearCare Gippsland attends Long Street Family Medicine 2 days per month.

Please call 5625 5155 for Hearing and Sleep enquiries.

HearCare Sleep Clinic
HearCare Sleep Clinic: For people who snore, wake up feeling tired and restless or have a restless night’s sleep, referred to as Sleep Apnoea. HearCare Sleep Clinic undertakes home based sleep studies, CPAP trials and evaluations, advice and service of CPAP therapy equipment.

Please call 5625 5155 for Hearing and Sleep enquiries.

Ms Trudy Brunton

Ms Brunton is a skilled, experienced and compassionate mental health clinician / counsellor who specialises in a range of mental health conditions including complex trauma, unmanaged stress and a range of general mental health issues including anxiety and depression. She works with adults, adolescents and children of all ages. All clients are able to access bulk-billing for appointments through Medicare with a Mental Health Plan.

For further details please visit


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