Dr.Kingsley Joseph | MBBS, MD,FRACGP
Dr Kingsley Joseph is the medical director of our group. He is passionate about providing high quality family medicine to the community based on a holistic approach to health. He has been practicing medicine in Australia for over a decade. His career started in Sri Lanka when he graduated from his Medical degree in Jaffna University. He has a broad range of experiences spanning both urban and rural health services in Australia and Sri Lanka.
His work in Sri Lanka included working in prestigious tertiary hospitals such as the National Hospital in the capital Colombo as well as the children’s hospital Lady Ridgeway Hospital(LRH). LRH has over 900 beds and is now considered one of the largest children’s hospital in the world and treats all its patients free of charge.
Dr Joseph’s experience in Australia began in sunny Queensland where he worked for several years in Rockhampton, Nambour and Bunderberg. This experience was invaluable in gaining insight into both Australian healthcare system as well as the Australian way of life. He gained a lot of experience in diagnosing and treating skin cancers during this time which he went onto develop further as he undertook postgraduate training in General Practice.
His interest in General Practice brought him to Victoria where he worked at Sunshine Hospital and Western Hospital before completing his Fellowship under the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2008 (RACGP).
A warm and friendly doctor, Dr Joseph’s special interest areas in General Practice are diagnosing and treating Skin Cancers as well as providing Shared Maternity Care for pregnant patients. Dr Joseph is registered to provide Shared Maternity Care to patients in partnership with The Royal Women’s Hospital, The Mercy Hospital for Women, Sunshine Hospital and The Northern Hospital. The aspects he most enjoys about his work is the ability to work with members of the whole family as well as the ability to deliver Primary Prevention in order to minimise illnesses before they occur.
His interests outside work include following sports, engaging in charity work and being involved in his Church ministry. He is a pastor and the founder of the Holy Spirit Gospel Church.
He is fluent in English, Tamil and Singhala and consults full time at Alpha Medical.
Dr Thambimuthu Sivabalan | MBBS, FACRRM, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, FCOG
Dr Thambimuthu Sivabalan is a very experienced Specialist doctor working in our clinic. He graduated with his medical degree in 1971 before moving to London where he became a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1983.
Dr Sivabalan has worked in many different hospitals in multiple countries such as Sri Lanka, England, New Zealand and Australia. In Australia he undertook postgraduate training in General Practice and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
Dr Sivabalan has a broad range of experience and knowledge which he applies in his work as a General Practitioner. His specialist qualification means he can provide expert care Women’s Health.
In his spare time Dr Sivabalan enjoys doing charity work and helping poor and disadvantaged members of the community. He also loves listening to music.
Dr Sivabalan consults at our clinic on a part time basis. He is fluent in English, Singhala and Tamil.
Dr Mahalingam Piratheepan | MBBS, FRACGP, DCH
Dr Mahalingam Piratheepan is passionate about working in General Practice and has many special interests. Dr Piratheepan obtained his medical degree from the University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka in 2004. He went onto work for several years in Sri Lanka which included 3 years as a Senior House Officer in Women’s Health as well as 2 years as a Senior House officer in Plastic Surgery. These years formed a solid foundation of knowledge and experience which he built on after arriving in Australia. In Australia he has worked in several different settings before pursuing his true passion of General Practice. He became a fully qualified GP with the Royal Australian College of General Practice(RACGP) in 2015.
His special interests include Children’s Health. Dr Piratheepan enjoys the challenges and rewards of working with children. He completed the postgraduate qualification of Diploma of Child Health in 2015 and is up to date with the current treatments available for a broad range of conditions affecting children.
His other special interests in General Practice are Pain Management, Chronic disease management in elderly people and Women’s Health. Dr Piratheepan is registered to provide Shared Maternity Care for pregnant patients in conjunction with hospitals.
Dr Piratheepan is a caring and skilled doctor whose dedication was recognised by his physician colleagues who awarded him as ‘Top GP in Mill Park’ in 2015.
Outside medicine Dr Piratheepan is family orientated and enjoys activities such as playing cricket with his kids and watching movies.
Dr Piratheepan is fluent in English, Tamil and Singhala and consults full time from Monday to Friday at our clinic.
Dr Sharmila Sudheshan | MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Sudheshan is a friendly and caring family physician practices at Alpha Medical Clinic as a full time staff. She has been in this position for last four years with excellent commitment to her patients. She has wide range of clinical experience in family medicine with special interest in women health and pediatric medicine. Dr Sudheshan is a registered Maternity Shared Care provider.
Dr Sudheshan is competent in a many aspects of procedures related to general practice such as excision of skin lesions, implantation of contraceptive devices and PAP smears. She also has interest in general and travel related immunization program.
Dr Sudheshan is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners and subscribes to the values and highest standards espoused by the college. She regularly attends conferences on general medical practice to update her knowledge and enhance her skills in order to offer state of the art care to her patients.
Dr Viththiya Ilaventhan | MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Ilaventhan is a warm and compassionate doctor who is committed to pursing the best health outcomes for her patients. She graduated with her Medical degree in 2007 from the University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka. She worked in a wide variety of hospital settings in city and rural areas of Sri Lanka. She worked in a broad range of specialities such as Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anaesthesia, General Medicine and Surgery.
After migrating to Australia, Dr Ilaventhan chose to pursue her interest in General Practice as she really enjoyed being the first point of contact for her patients and she relished the variety and challenges seen in family medicine. Dr Ilaventhan completed her postgraduate training in General Practice in 2014 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
Within General Practice her special areas of interest are Women’s Health. She is a registered Maternity Shared Care provider, so patients can see Dr Ilaventhan throughout their pregnancy apart from a few visits to the hospital clinic and then deliver in Hospital.
Outside medicine, Dr Ilaventhan enjoys meditation and Bharathanatyam (traditional Indian dance form).
Dr Ilaventhan is fluent in English, Tamil and Singhala. She consults part time at our clinic.
Dr Rasika Lakmali Kumarasinghe | MBBS, DCH, FRACGP
Dr Rasika Kumarasinghe is a warm, personable and knowledgeable doctor who has been part of our team for several years. Her medical career commenced when she graduated from her medical degree at The University of Sri Jayawardenapura in Sri Lanka in 2004. During her foundation years, she gained experience in a wide variety of medical specialties including surgical and paediatrics. In addition, Dr Kumarasinghe worked as a medical officer in the Cardiology Unit at a leading Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka for nearly 5 years from which she gained a very in depth knowledge in this area of medicine. She then went onto work as a medical officer in the Emergency Department of Colombo South Teaching Hospital which is a very busy department in a leading tertiary hospital in Sri Lanka.
In addition to many years of hospital work, Dr Kumarasinghe also gained over 5 years of experience as a general practitioner in Sri Lanka. She enjoyed working with families to help resolve the wide variety of medical issues and concerns they presented with.
In 2012, Dr Kumarasinghe migrated to Australia and continued to pursue her passion for General Practice and began working with us at Alpha Medical Clinic. She completed her postgraduate studies as a Fellow with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners(RACGP) in 2015. She has also completed a post graduate Diploma in Child Health.
Dr Rasika is accredited to provided shared maternity care for pregnant women attending Mercy Hospital, The Royal Women’s Hospital, and The Northern Hospital.
Within General Practice her special areas of interest are Antenatal care, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Cardiology, Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management and Family Medicine.
Dr Kumarasinghe is fluent in English and Sinhala and consults full time at our clinic.
Dr Mary Maha Murallidaran | MBBS, DCH
Dr Mary Murallidaran is one of our friendly General Practitioners. She began her medical career in 2003 when she graduated from the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka with her medical degree. She gained experience in a broad range of areas in Medicine when she undertook 3 years of hospital work followed by a further 2 years in General Practice work in Sri Lanka.
She particularly loved working with sick children and their families to help them recover quickly and return to their normal lives. When she emigrated to Australia she took the time to further pursue this passion by completing a Diploma in Child Health at the University of New South Wales in 2013.
Dr Murallidaran is a kind and patient doctor whose special interests are Children’s Health, Women’s Health and Management of Chronic illnesses. The aspect she most enjoys about General Practice is her ability to be involved in helping her patients lead healthy lives.
Outside of medicine, Dr Murallidaran enjoys listening to music and spending time with her family.
Dr Murallidaran can speak English and Tamil. She consults Full time at our clinic.
Dr Perinpasivanantha Jude Gerald | MBBS
Dr Gerald is a passionate doctor who has been working in General Practice in Australia and Sri Lanka for many years. He graduated from the University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka with his medical degree in 2002. He worked in General Practice in Sri Lanka for over 7 years. In addition to his work as a family physician, his career included working in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo at the National Hospital in Accident services and in operating theatres as a medical officer for anaesthesia.
He emigrated to Australia and continues to follow his passion for General Practice. What drives his passion is the way General Practice gives him the opportunity to gain knowledge through treating a large variety of patients in his day to day work which is further built upon by the continuum of study that has become part and partial of being a modern day doctor. His areas of special interest in General Practice are performing minor surgical procedures, Men’s Health, Sexual Health and Skin Cancer Medicine.
Dr Gerald’s interests outside of medicine include gardening, making arts and crafts and being involved in religious events.
Dr Gerald is fluent in Tamil, Sinhala and English and consults part time at our clinic.
Dr Mary Ahila Jude Gerald | MBBS
Dr Gerald is one of our kind and dedicated doctors. She joined the team at Airport Health several years ago and really enjoys the variety of General Practice. She is keen to work with her patients to understand their problems and treat them accordingly.
Dr Gerald began her medical career in Sri Lanka when she graduated from Jaffna University with her medical degree in 2004. She worked in many different hospitals in rural areas and in cities for eight years before migrating to Australia. In Australia she has worked many different settings and experienced different specialities before deciding to specialise in General Practice.
Within General Practice, Dr Gerald has a special interest in women’s health and children’s health. She finds these aspects of medicine particularly interesting and rewarding.
Outside work she loves following different sports.
Dr Gerald is fluent in English, Tamil and Sinhala. She consults part time in our Clinic.
Tintu George | RN (Div 1)
Tintu George is a warm and friendly nurse who is committed to providing the highest level of nursing care to all of her patients. Tintu graduated from Sree Siddaganga College of Nursing in India in 2006. She began her career as a nurse at Harsha Hospital in Bangalore, India. After several years of service in India, Tintu emigrated to Australia where she initially did a work place experience as part of the nurse adoptation course at Norvest Private Hospital in Sydney for several years. She then made the move to Melbourne and has been a highly valued member of our team since 2012.
Tintu has a passion for learning and has completed many post graduate course since arriving in Australia such as Immunisation for Nurses, Certificate III in Aged Care, Diploma in Community Welfare, Triage training for General Practice, CPR in General Practice, and Application of First Aid.
Her special interests in Nursing are Immunisation, Health Education and Health Promotion, Diabetes and Asthma Care as well as wound management. She really enjoys the team atmosphere and collaborative nature of her work in General Practice as well as the patient centred care.
Outside work Tintu enjoys Art, Music and Craft work. She can speak English, Malayalam and Tamil. She works full time at our clinic from Monday to Friday.