Our Team

Our team of doctors and allied health practitioner’s have a broad spectrum of clinical and professional expertise and are committed to providing high-quality medical care in a friendly and welcoming environment.

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Our Vision is to develop this practice to encompass a wide range of health services under the one roof including general practitioners, allied health and when possible specialists and alternative health practitioners. We are committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to all patients.

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General practitioners

2

Practice nurses to support our GP

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Reception staff

Dr Ahmed Alwan

MBChB, MBBS, MSC, FRACGP.

Dr Alwan graduated in Iraq in 1990 with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, whilst furthering his studies with a Master of Clinical Pharmacology.

After migrating to Australia in 1995, he finalised his certification by graduating and solidifying his accreditation with Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from Melbourne University, then joined the team at the Ballarat Base Hospital in 1998 as a registrar and advancing in Emergency Medicine /General Medicine and Intensive Care for 18 years to become Senior staff specialist, excelling in very complicated cases. At the same time, Dr Alwan joined the College of General Practitioners and obtained his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner since 2007, for which he then joined the Carn-Brae Clinic team as partner and GP.

Dr Alwan is interested in General Medicine, Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Ischaemic Heart Diseases, Heart Failure, Chronic Renal Disease, Men’s Health, and other complex medical conditions and can provide guidance in any.

He also is interested in guiding the younger generation of doctors, as he is currently a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Notre Dame in General Practice and Intensive Care Medicine.

Dr Frank Marton

MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, DIP OBS.

Dr Frank Marton graduated in 1977 from Monash University and he has worked for 45 years in hospitals and private practice, covering all areas of medicine.

Special interests are: men’s health including prostate disease and premature ejaculation, joint disease and joint injection including plantar fasciitis and heel spur, knee joint, lower back, neck, and elbows, laser acupuncture and neuromyotomy (Nestfields Treatment), geriatric care including nursing home care and home visits, palliative care, paediatrics, workers compensation, asthma, diabetes, travel vaccination and skin checks.

Dr Dileepa Jayaweera

(Dr Jay)

MBBS, FRACGP, DCH (Diploma in Child Health), Em.Cert (ACEM).

Dr Jay has worked for 17 years in hospital and private practice. He obtained his MBBS degree in 2004 (University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka) and migrated to Australia in 2010.

Dr Jay worked for Wimmera Base Hospital, Horsham (2010-2011), Ballarat Base Hospital (2011-2014) in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Units.

He joined Carn-Brae Clinic as a General Practitioner in 2014 and completed his Fellowship in General Practice ( FRACGP) in 2017. As additional qualifications, he obtained Diploma in Child Health and Certificate of Emergency Medicine. In addition to the General Practice, Dr Jay works as a VMO in St John of God Ballarat Hospital since 2012.

Dr Jay has special interests in Paediatrics, Family care and he does Skin checks for early detection of skin cancers. He is available from Monday to Friday.

Dr. Jay has been living in Ballarat for 11 years with his young family and has two kids.

Dr Chamika Gamage

MBBS, FRACGP, SCHP(DIP.CHILD H).

Dr Chamika is a fellow of RACGP with many years experience in neonatal ICU and pediatrics prior to GP work.

She has been working as a rural GP for the last 8 years.

Her special interests include – Peadiatrics, Child psychiatry, Women’s health and Skin Cancer medicine.

She is keen to help disadvantaged people, especially children and adolescents with mental health issues, and people with terminal cancers.

Dr Chamika is available Tuesdays and Fridays.

Dr Shirani Kodituwakkuarachchi

MBBS, MSOpth, DipOpth, FRACGP, Dip Dermoscopy, Cert in Dermatology.

Shirani is a General Practitioner with a keen interest in Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Sexual Health and Adolescent Health.

After completing her medical education in Sri Lanka, she initially practiced in Ophthalmology. Since then, she has undertaken further training in General Practice, leading to admission as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

She is deeply committed to regional medical practice, having worked as a GP in Swan Hill, prior to taking up a position at the Carn-Brae Clinic in 2011. She has also completed a Certificate of Dermatology, and Diploma of Dermoscopy, to further refine her skills in this field, and offers full body skin cancer checks to patients.

Outside of medicine, she enjoys travel, crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and spending time with her family.

Dr Colin Stewart 

MBBS

Overview:

I have enjoyed all aspects of General Practice in Melbourne for over 40 years.

20 years of running my own General Practice with 4 others, then 8 years in Women’s health – the only Male among 7 Doctors – and 14 Years in Family General Practice in Brunswick, Melbourne.

Having mostly overcome my own life’s unexpected difficulties I feel that the experiences that I have gained, both Professional and Personal, may be of value to you.

Current Life:

A “Tree Change” in early 2021 led me to a “Farm” nearby where I am enjoying assisting  My beloved Wife to pursue Her dream of developing a unique Garden and also introducing me to the peace of Country life, and the influence of the Seasons.

I am thrilled to be joining Carn-Brae Clinic to give my long experience to a wonderful group of people with a Holistic approach to Patient Care and Wellbeing.

Billing:

I will charge a Fee for all Patients and you will determine if I am worth the Care that I provide.

Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders and Children under 16 will be asked for a $30 Out of Pocket Contribution.

If you have financial difficulties, please ask me on the day to consider “Bulk billing” you for that day, as I value compassion and I realize that we all face many hardships – physical, emotional and financial.

My Special Professional Interests:

I have particular interests in Mental Health, Ageing, “Work/ Life Balance”, and the unique aspects of the Challenges of Youth, Millenials, Men and Women’s Health and “Mid-life.”

It is a challenging and ever changing world that we live in.

My Personal Interests:

I enjoy “being in the present moment”, meditation and mindfulness. I love music inherently.

 I am a fair pianist, a “wanna-be” Drummer, quite bad at karaoke and a poor saxophonist.

We all have the chance to practice and improve our life situation.

By the time I die, I am pretty sure I will be optimal!

I look forward to helping you in every way if we strike a chord.

Dr Shanthapriya Tellambura

MBBS,MS,FRACS.

Dr. Tellambura is a General Surgeon offering skin-cancer surgery (under local anaesthesia), at the Carn-Brae Clinic in Ballarat.

After obtaining his primary qualifications in Sri Lanka, in 1991, he moved to Australia in 2006, being awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2009.

His chief public appointment is in Swan Hill, where he performs a wide range of procedures, including gastrointestinal endoscopy, and laparoscopic surgery.

He is highly dedicated to regional and rural surgical practice, sharing his time between Swan Hill, and Ballarat (where he and his wife have been based, since 2011).

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