Our Doctors & Staff

Our Clifton Hill General Practitioners


Dr Joanna Hickey

Joanna has practised in Clifton Hill for over  30 years . She is both a GP and specialist in advanced Integrative Medicine. She believes in the uniqueness of each individual and knows that people may respond differently to the same treatment.

Dr Colleen Toner

Originally from Scotland, Colleen graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England where she completed her medical degree in 2005 and subsequently her General Practice training.

Dr Akshay Wadegaonkar

Dr Akshay Wadegaonkar

Dr Akshay describes his own professional goal as to become “a premier provider of Integrative Medicine that will heal the body and soul from the inside out”.

Practice Nurse

Angela Wong Practice NurseAngela Wong

Angela is the practice nurse at Wellness Medicine. Angela has worked in General Practice for over 4 years and has a diploma in Primary Care Nursing and is both an immunisation and pap smear provider.

Administration Staff

Paul Kandell- Administration

Paul Kandell

Paul is the administration assistant here at Wellness Medicine. He joined the team in 2014 and had been working within the health industry for 5 years. Paul has completed a bachelor of applied science ( psychology) majoring in nutrition

Reception Staff


Nicole Corveddu

Nicole is the Reception team leader at Wellness Medicine. She enjoys working at WM and finds the culture friendly and professional.

ChloeChloe Deans

Chloe is the newest addition to the WM reception team. She moved from England in January, where she worked as a medical receptionist for over 3 years. When she is not at work, Chloe enjoys shopping, bowling and the beach.

Allied Health Practitioners


Dr Lisa Barker

Dr. Lisa Barker is a registered Osteopath. Lisa completed her osteopathic training at Victoria University in 2001 and furthered her studies by obtaining her masters degree in biomechanics of sporting injuries.


Mattie Sempert

Mattie Sempert graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture (Boston, USA) in 1991, and is a Registered Acupuncturist with the Chinese medicine Registration Board (Victoria)