Our People

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”.

Dr Stephen McKernan

Dr McKernan is, like Dr Hickey, both an outstanding GP and one of Victoria’s leading exponents of integrative medicine.


Dr Lydia Senycia

Born in Melbourne, Lydia has over 30 years experience as a GP and has treated a wide range of patients and medical conditions.


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 Commercial Manager 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 Patient Services Manager at Wellness Medicine. Her job is to make sure that every moment of your experience with Wellness Medicine – before you enter a doctor’s room and after you leave it – is as pleasant and as efficient as possible.


Julia Cassin 

Julia has been on the team since 2016. After completing a BA at Melbourne University in Linguistics she switched her interest to the health sector and is working her way through a Masters of Occupational Therapy.


Erin Langley 

Erin joined our reception team in August 2017. She is in her third year (part-time) of a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physiology and Biochemistry and will follow this with a Masters of Nursing Science.

Allied Health Practitioners


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)