Our Doctors 2019-10-29T00:36:51+00:00

Our Doctors

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Meet our GP’s

Dr Arezou Shojaei


Special Interests
Paediatrics and Women’s Health.

Farsi/Persian, Turkish.

Dr Shojei studied medicine in Iran and she worked in the Iran Children’s Hospital for 5 years before moving to Australia with her family.

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Dr Fred Edwards

M.B., Ch. B.

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

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

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).

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Dr Tilak Kulatunge


Special Interests
Managements of Chronic Disease, eg Diabetes, Chronic Renal Failure, Men’s health, Women’s health

Dr Kulatunge was the third inaugural doctor at Long Street Family Medicine. He worked as an anaesthetist and holds a diploma in Anaesthesia. He has worked in Radiology department as a Senior Medical Officer for more that 5 years and has more than 15 years’ experience in General Practice in Sri Lanka. He joined Long Street in 2012.

He is married with 2 children and is a cricket tragic.

He is currently enrolled in the RACGP training program to sit his Fellowship exams.

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Dr Ram Yellappa


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

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


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.

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Dr Adenrele Mabo (Shola)

MBBS MSc Medical Informatics

Special Interests
Men’s Health, Preventative Health, General Medicine, Emergency Medicine

English and Yoruba


Dr Shola obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree in Nigeria before travelling to the UK where he gained wide experience in Emergency Medicine over a 6 year period. He also obtained a Masters Degree in Medical Informatics. He then moved to Australia 10 years ago and spent 2 years working across the different sites of Eastern Health (Boxhill, Angliss and Maroondah Hospitals) in different departments. He started his GP career 8 years ago, in a busy suburban 24 hour clinic until September 2018.

He has decided to join Long Street Family Medicine team to gain experience in Rural General Practice. He is married to a GP and has two lovely children. His interests outside medicine are traveling, photography, listening to and playing musical instruments and actively volunteering in his local church.

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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 Dishani is not taking new patients and can be booked by ringing the clinic.

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 thewholestory.com.au

Conquer Health Physiotherapy

Chris Bucello 

B.HSc., M. Physiotherapy 


Chris grew up in Foster and completed his secondary schooling at Mary Mackillop in Leongatha. Over the last 8 years Chris has been living, studying and following his passion of working as a Physiotherapist in Melbourne.

As of January 4th 2019, Chris will be coming down from Melbourne to treat in our rooms each Friday.

In his spare time Chris loves sport, running, live music, playing guitar and travelling. He is a keen Carlton supporter who continues to wait during the rebuild period…


With a Masters in Physiotherapy, Chris uses the latest research and evidence to provide expert advice and care to his patients.

Chris is very passionate about treating acute and chronic pain and helping his patients not only get to the cause of their pain, but put the right steps in place to prevent recurrence and optimize their overall health and fitness.

His expertise lies in treating:

  • Sports injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder and upper limb pain
  • Hip and groin pain
  • Knee, ankle and foot pain
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Jaw pain (TMJ)
  • Positional vertigo/dizziness (BPPV)
  • Pre-operative rehabilitation
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Postural correction

Chris is very happy to chat over the phone and discuss any questions you have.

Online bookings: conquerhealth.com.au

Phone: 0438 553 102





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