Meet Our Team

South Bunbury Surgery

Dr Zaki Dorkham
Bunbury Medical Centre - Dr Michael Comparti
Dr Michael Comparti
Dr Brendan O’Dea
Dr Andrew Lowdon
Dr Alex Van Heerden
Dr Lwin Han
Bunbury Medical Centre - Dr Pooja Shrestha
Dr Pooja Shrestha
Bunbury Medical Centre - Dr Grant Rigby
Dr Grant Rigby
Bunbury Medical Centre - Dr Peter Bairstow
Dr Peter Bairstow
Bunbury Medical Centre - Dr Gerard Travers
Dr Gerard Travers
Dr Doug Lewinski

Usher Surgery

Usher Surgery - Dr Sumudu Jayasekera
Dr Sumudu Jayasekera
Usher Surgery - Dr Justin Marshall
Dr Justin Marshall
Usher Surgery - Dr John Gliddon
Dr John Gliddon
Usher Surgery - Dr David Waycott
Dr David Waycott
Usher Surgery - Dr Leena Singla
Dr Leena Singla
Usher Surgery - Dr Michael Hall
Dr Michael Hall
Dr Lauren Gibson

Administration

Neill Rowlandson
Mary Timpani

Staff

Nursing Staff
Donna Cowdrey (EN)
Gaye Harris (RN) (Supervisor)
Elizabeth Lange (EN)
Bridget Folly (RN)
Cheryle McKay (EN)
Geraldine Finn (RN)

Reception Staff – Bunbury Medical Centre
Vicki Passmore
Mary Timpani (Office Manager)
Talya Russo (Reception Supervisor)
Shai Doherty
Jeslyne Curciarello

Reception Staff – Usher Medical Centre
Jeorgia Hankins
Madison Russell
Stefany Dawson (Reception Supervisor)
Rachel Morgan

Dr Zaki Dorkham

Doctor Zaki Dorkham joined Doctor Foster and Associates in 1992, arriving from London after completing his Surgical Orthopedic training. He offers comprehensive general practice service as well as an extended range of surgical work, including skin cancer management, male contraception (vasectomy), management of sports related injuries, and the general surgical management of various orthopedic conditions. With a musculo-skeletal training and background, treatment of work injuries and pre-employment assessments fall naturally within Zaki’s expertise.

Over and above, Zaki is the local Designated Aviation Medical Examiner for CASA.

Dr Dorkham is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr Dorkham.

Dr Michael Comparti

Doctor Michael Comparti graduated from the University of Western Australia medical school and then undertook further training at Royal Perth, Princess Margaret and King Edward Memorial Hospitals as well as in South Africa principally in obstetrics. Michael lived and worked in general practice in Donnybrook for 14 years before moving to Bunbury and joining Doctor Foster and Associates in 1999. Michael provides a full family practice, with a passion for delivering babies and caring for them as they grow up.

Dr Comparti is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr Comparti.

Dr Brendan O’Dea

Brendan completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours at UWA and has worked at various hospitals including Royal Perth, Fiona Standley and King Edward Memorial Hospital. He has also completed a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG). Prior to studying medicine, Brendan completed a Masters in Physiotherapy with 10 years clinical experience including 3.5 years in Bunbury at SJOG hospital.

Brendan’s interests are in a variety of areas including Family medicine, Sports/Musculoskeletal medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr O’Dea is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr O’Dea.

Dr Andrew Lowdon

Dr Andrew Lowdon, originally trained in the UK, has spent over a decade working in hospital medicine before moving into general practice. This includes several years working in paediatrics and he remains a member of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics. He has also spent time volunteering his skills in many countries across Africa and South America after completing a Diploma in Tropical Medicine.

He moved to Australia 3 years ago and he and his family love living in Bunbury with its beautiful beaches and laidback lifestyle.

Dr Andrew enjoys all aspects of general practice, and seeing patients of every age right through from newborns.

Dr Lowdon is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr Lowdon.

Dr Alex Van Heerden

Dr Alex Van Heerden originally from Bunbury, completed her medical degree in NSW before moving back to WA 18 months ago. She has a young family and is proud to call the Southwest her home.

She has an interest in women and children’s health and palliative care, however enjoys working with a variety of people from the young to the elderly.

Dr Heerden is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr Heerden.

Dr Lwin Han

Dr Lwin Han completed her medical degree in Myanmar in 2007 and worked there for 4 years before moving to Australia in 2012. She worked in Albany hospital and Peel Health campus in various areas including general medicine, emergency, paediatrics, geriatric and surgery before she made the move to South West region to pursue her career towards a fellow GP through the Royal Australian Collage of General Practitioners (RACGP). She has also finished a postgraduate Diploma in Child Health through Sydney Children Hospital. Dr Lwin’s special interests are general medicine, women’s health, paediatrics and chronic diseases.

Dr Han is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr Han.

Dr Pooja Shrestha

Dr Pooja Shrestha completed her studies for four years in Nepal. Dr Pooja, who specialises in women’s health, has a masters in population health and a diploma of obstetrics and gynaecology. Dr Pooja enjoys being a part of the South Bunbury surgery and living with her family in the beautiful South West.

Dr Shrestha is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr Shrestha.

Dr Grant Rigby

Doctor Grant Rigby is West Australian trained and has been with Doctor Foster and Associates for many years after initially developing his considerable skills working in the North West of Australia.

Dr Rigby is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr Rigby.

Dr Peter Bairstow

Doctor Peter Bairstow graduated from the University of Western Australia’s medical school and then undertook further training with a particular emphasis on obstetrics and anaesthesia at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and in hospitals in the UK and New Zealand. Peter joined Doctor Foster and Associates in 1990 after further training in general practice in Busselton and Collie and continues to provide a full family general practice. He maintains an additional interest in anaesthesia including obstetric anaesthesia.

Dr Bairstow is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr Bairstow.

Dr Gerard Travers

Doctor Gerard Travers is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and has completed his post-graduate training in Western Australia and the UK. Gerard has been in rural general practice for 30 years.

Dr Travers is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr Travers.

Dr Doug Lewinski

Dr Lewinski is currently practicing from the Spencer Street surgery.

He looks forward to meeting current patients as well as new patients to the practice.

Dr Lewinski is located at the Bunbury Medical Centre, Spencer Street. Call (08) 9792 2666 to make an appointment with Dr Lewinski.

Dr Sumudu Jayasekera

Doctor ‘Sum’ Sumudu Jayasekera studied at UWA after finishing her schooling locally at Bunbury Catholic College. She became a resident medical officer at Royal Perth Hospital and then also at the Bunbury regional Hospital. Dr Sum is happy to be a part of the family at Usher Surgery and looks forward to looking after and maintaining the health of the local community.

Dr Jayasekera is located at the Usher Surgery, 124 Parade Road. Call (08) 9795 2555 to make an appointment with Dr Jayasekera.

Dr Justin Marshall

Dr Justin Marshall graduated in 2000 and started as a GP in 2010.
He is happy to take on new patients and is interested in all aspects of family medicine including seeing children, the elderly and those with muscle, bone, joint and tendon problems.
He also holds a diploma in Child Health and Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine.

Justin completed medical school in 2000 and started work as a GP in 2010 in Bunbury at Dr Foster after working in ED, paediatrics, general medicine, intensive care and anaesthetics. He has post graduate qualifications in child health and sports medicine.
He enjoys keeping active and encourages his patients to do so if possible. He has several years experience in bone, joint and tendon disorder management.

Dr Marshall is located at the Usher Surgery, 124 Parade Road. Call (08) 9795 2555 to make an appointment with Dr Marshall.

Dr John Gliddon

MBBS ( UWA1976) DRCOG (UK) DA (UK) FACRRM

Doctor John Gliddon was born and bred in Perth and obtained a medical degree at the University of Western Australia. After completing his studies, John worked at Fremantle Hospital and subsequently in the UK gaining wide-ranging experience and diplomas in obstetrics and anaesthetics.

John returned to Australia in 1982 with a young family, settled in Bunbury and has worked with Doctor Foster and Associates for the last 30 years offering full-time general practice with obstetrics and anaesthetics.

John was one of the founders of the Bunbury Hospice and Palliative Care Service, and has been actively involved in teaching GP Registrars and medical students for many years. John has just stopped delivering babies (in 2012!) but is otherwise still working full-time and enjoying it!

Dr Gliddon is located at the Usher Medical Centre, Parade Road. Call (08) 9795 2555 to make an appointment with Dr Gliddon.

Dr David Waycott

Doctor David Waycott was born and grew up in the central wheat belt town of Kununoppin and trained at the University of Western Australia.

David began full time general practice in Narrogin, worked in Manjimup and in Collie before starting in Bunbury at Doctor Foster and Associates in 2000. David’s major interests include obstetrics, paediatrics and rural medicine including locums to Kununurra.

Dr Waycott is located at the Usher Medical Centre, Parade Road. Call (08) 9795 2555 to make an appointment with Dr Waycott.

Dr Leena Singla

Dr Singla is currently working at our Usher Surgery.

Dr Singla is located at the Usher Medical Centre, Parade Road. Call (08) 9795 2555 to make an appointment with Dr Singla.

Dr Michael Hall

Doctor Michael Hall was trained in London and came to Bunbury in 1977. With many years of experience, Michael has an interest in all aspects of general practice but has particular interests in men’s health, health screening, travel medicine, and immunisations for men, women and children.

Dr Hall is located at the Usher Medical Centre, Parade Road. Call (08) 9795 2555 to make an appointment with Dr Hall.

Dr Lauren Gibson

Dr Lauren Gibson was born and raised in the South West and has recently returned from remote NT where she was working in East Arnhem.

Lauren trained at UWA in Perth and has worked at multiple locations in the South West.
She has done extra studies in obstetrics and child health as well as public health.
Her interests lie in woman’s health and preventative medicine however she enjoys the diversity and challenges of all aspects of general practice.

 

Dr Gibson is located at the Usher Medical Centre, Parade Road. Call (08) 9795 2555 to make an appointment with Dr Gibson.

Practice Manager

Neill Rowlandson

Practice Manager

Office Manager

Mary Timpani

Office Manager