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 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.

Dr Vinith Menezes

Vinith has an Indian first name, an English middle name [Gerald] and a Portuguese surname.  Born in India, raised in Geraldton WA, and medically trained in Perth, he landed in Melbourne in 2018.

Practice Nurse

Joanne O’Neill, Practice Nurse

Joanne completed her initial nursing qualifications in 1981 in her home country, Zimbabwe.  After working there and then in Malawi she eventually migrated to Australia in 2003.

Administration Staff

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.

Paige Kerrin

Paige, who joined us in February 2018, is in her second year of a Bachelor of Business (Marketing/Media and Communications).  She designed her studies to provide theory and practice with Event Management and to sharpen an innate social media marketing talent.  By 2019 Paige will be a ‘one stop shop’ for events – across every detail from promo to packdown.

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).