Dr Eoin Mc Donnell
Dr Eoin Mc Donnell did his undergraduate medical training and post-graduate GP training in Ireland, followed by a Masters in Sport Medicine.
He worked as a GP in Ireland for several years before moving to Australia in 2012. He has worked in the Port Kennedy area since then before establishing Core Medical in 2016.
Dr McDonnell is passionate about disease prevention, chronic disease management, anti-ageing and metabolic medicine and hormone restoration. He is also passionate about skin and cosmetic medicine and has done extensive training in skin cancer medicine and cosmetic skin treatments including dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, skin peels and laser therapy. He is very excited to have brought the Picosure Laser and Sculpsure Laser to Port Kennedy and to be able to offer it to patients for skin treatments, laser tattoo removaland permanent fat reduction.
He is currently undertaking a Fellowship in Metabolic and Anti-Ageing Medicine
Dr John Iyamu
Dr John Iyamu comes to us from the UK where he completed his undergraduate and postgraduate medical training, followed by GP training. He then went on to be a successful practice owner and principal GP before moving to Australia in 2016. Dr Iyamu is passionate about all areas of medicine and general practice, in particular chronic disease management such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and geriatrics.
Dr Paul Ellis
Dr Paul Ellis is originally from the UK and has worked in Australia for over 15 years. Dr Ellis has extensive expertise in all areas of acute and chronic medical problems and mental health issues. Dr Ellis has a Masters in Sports Medicine and has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries and back problems. He specialises and is very successful in using Acupuncture to treat a range of muscle and joint problems.
Dr Richard Pertwee
Dr Pertwee is a UK trained and worked as a GP in the UK for 14 years prior to moving to Australia in 2017.
He has special interests in Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes and Dementia, having previously worked as a GP specialist in Dementia.
He also performs most joint injections, minor surgical procedures and Implanon™ insertions/removals.
Dr Natasha Gilchrist
Dr Natasha Gilchrist trained in London, qualifying in 1998. She worked as a GP in Sussex, UK, until coming to WA in 2016.
She has a special interest in sports and exercise medicine and is able to offer dry needling for sports injuries. She also specialises in women's health and can
insert/remove Implanon, Mirena coils and perform cervical screening tests. She also has an interest in memory issues including dementia, paediatrics and the management of chronic disease.
In her spare time she enjoys competing in triathlon and spending time with her family.
Dr Jane Cooper
Dr Cooper joined us in February 2017 from the UK and is working full time in Core Medical. She has a special interest in Women's Health, Elderly Care, Asthma and other chronic lung conditions such as emphysema (COPD).
Dr Rhys Phillips
Dr Phillips lived and trained in the UK South Wales before graduating from Cardiff University in 2008.
Having undertaken post graduate surgical training at the start of his career, he switched specialities and completed GP training in 2016. He then worked at a variety of GP practices as well as ‘out of hours’ services.
He has interests in musculoskeletal medicine and acute injuries and also specialises in no-scalpel vasectomies and minor procedures, including joint injections.He will always be happy to chat about rugby and scuba!
Dr Ngozi Nwanosike
”Dr Ngozi Nwanosike comes with a wealth of Internal Medicine knowledge.He gained his Postgraduate specialization in Internal Medicine in 2005. His passion to become a true Generalist led him into General Practice specialty.He completed the UK GP Vocational Training at the London Deanery (2007-2010). Until late 2018, he worked in different General Practice settings in both urban and rural England.
His interests include chronic disease management, Cardiovascular Diseases, Paediatrics, skin checks, Palliative Care, minor surgery procedures and Implanon insertion and removal.
He also has a keen interest in Narrative General Practice, complex and medically undiagnosed symptoms (MUS).
He is currently working towards his Postgraduate professional diploma of skin cancer medicine.
He relaxes by playing chess, listening to classical music, running, playing soccer, piano and guitar.
Graduated from Curtin University in 2015, KC is passionate about the benefits and differences he can make to his clients’ well-being. He has previously worked in private practice, managing and treating predominantly musculoskeletal conditions, chronic diseases and chronic pain. KC has assisted in the recovery of sporting injuries, surgical rehabilitation, neck, back pain and many other conditions.
KC assesses each client individually in his private treatment room and utilizes different types of treatment methods to obtain the best outcome in the shortest possible time. These may include a combination of hands on manual therapy, dry needling, exercise prescription etc.
KC has an interest in conditions of the spine, movement dysfunctions and gymnastic based injuries. However, he also has the knowledge to treat other musculoskeletal or sporting injuries.
Read more on our physiotherapy services here
Dr Hafiz Rafim
Abd Rahim graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 2009. He then moved to South Australia (SA) and completed his internship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He spent the next 3 years doing various clinical rotations at Flinders Medical Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital. These years have given him invaluable experience ranging from acute presentations in A&E through to Intensive Care and even Rehabilitation.
He enjoys the different aspects of general practice, and has a special interest in:
Mother and Baby Post-natal Checks
Paediatrics Chronic Disease Management - especially Diabetes
He also does minor surgery:
Ingrown Toenail Excision
Dr Martin Monroe
Dr Monroe comes to us from the UK and joined Core Medical in 2019.
He studied Psychology at Oxford before completing his Medical degree in Nottingham, qualifying in 2007.
He did his postgraduate and GP training in Lincolnshire before joining a successful rural practice partnership.
He has experience in all areas of general practice, with particular interests in Mental Health, Occupational Medicine, and Chronic Disease Management.
Practice Nurses - Nola, Amber, Nicole, Chloe & Khosi
Amber & Nola are very experienced registered nurses and bring a wealth of knowledge to our treatment room. Nicole, Irene and Khosi are our new graduate nurses who are friendly, efficient and enthusiastic. They will be involved in your holistic care, chronic disease management and will quickly triage you if you are unwell and need prompt attention. They are fantastic with children and will make your child's trip to the doctor as enjoyable as possible.
Practice Manager - Marta
Marta works both front of practice and behind the scenes and is an integral part to the smooth running of the practice. She has over 20 years experience in medical administration and management and is one of the main reasons why Core Medical works efficiently and smoothly.
Reception Manager- Jeannie
Jeannie has extensive experience working in administration and management roles in medical practices. She oversees the daily operation of the practice and ensures efficient processes and protocols are put in place.
Receptionists - Maya, Rachel, Linnea, Jami & Tia
All of our front of house staff bring a warm smile and a laugh to our waiting room. They are always available to answer any queries or help in any way they can either in person or on the phone.
Ashlee - Occupational Health Technician
Ashlee works as our Occupational Health Technician, being a key person in our Occupational Health team. She is responsible for carrying out important parts of pre-employment medicals such as Drug & Alcohol Screening, Audiometry, Spirometry, ECGs and baseline measurements. She performs Audiometry and Drug and Alcohol Screening.