Our Doctors

Dr Hana Balvin

MD, FRACGP

Practicing medicine since 1974, Dr. Hana Balvin is Centre Road Medical Centres Primary Female Practitioner specialising specifically in Womens Health, as well as practicing General Medicine.

Previously practicing paediatrics within the Czech Republic, Neonatal Intensive Care at the Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne and General Medicine in Heidelberg Hospital, she is well known for her knowledgeable approach to her patients and high quality of care.

Spoken Languages: Czech, English and limited Russian.

Dr Shima Tajik

MD, FRACGP

Dr. Shima Tajik completed her Doctor of Medicine in 2002 in Iran. She moved to Australia in 2009 with her family. Since then, she has been working as a General Practitioner in rural areas of Tasmania and in rural/metropolitan areas in Melbourne. She has been a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) since 2012.

Dr Shima has a special interest in Women’s, Young Adults’ and Children’s Health, as well as Chronic Disease Management.

She is an affiliated GP to the department of General Practice, Monash University. As a GP supervisor, she provides clinical teaching and supervision to medical students at Clayton Road Doctors and Centre Road Medical Centre. She has also been an examiner of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Dr Farinaz Mehtari

MD, FRACGP

Dr Mehtari is an approachable General Practitioner with 15 years’ experience in General Medicine, she has gained this experience by working in the Rural & Metropolitan areas of Australia in both hospital and general practice clinics. She is a Fellow and examiner of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Her areas of interest are:

  • Children Health
  • Women health
  • sexual health
  • Chronic disease management and team care arrangement
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Minor procedures
  • Skin disease
  • Anti-wrinkle injections
  • Travel medicine

She Speaks Farsi in addition to English.

Availability: Saturday 1-5pm

In her free time, she enjoys interior design and photography.

Dr Ridhish Pitalia

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Ridhish Pitalia was born and raised in a family of doctors in India. After completing a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery in 2008, Ridhish worked in India for 2 years before moving to Australia in 2011. Ridhish first settled in Perth, where he worked at Royal Perth Hospital for nearly four years and completed the Australian Medical Council examination.

After establishing a career in the Australian Health System, Ridhish entered General Practice training in the Northern Territory in 2017. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners in 2019 before moving to Melbourne with his family.

Ridhish is skilled in all areas of General Practice and has a special interest in the fields of Chronic Disease Management, Preventative Medicine, Skin Cancer Medicine, Mental Health and Women’s and Children’s Health.

Ridhish is committed to delivering excellent healthcare to patients of all ages and health conditions. He believes in providing holistic care that works to incorporate his patient’s point of view. He has strong communication and interpersonal skills and is well known for his friendliness. Ridhish is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati.

When not in clinic, Ridhish enjoys spending time with his children, sweating it out on the badminton court, cooking and watching movies.

Dr Manju Bhargava

MBBS MD FRACGP

Dr Manju Bhargava is a general practitioner with a wealth of experience having worked in both urban and rural areas of Australia and India. Dr Bhargava believes in providing personalised care for her patients and is well regarded amongst her patients. Her areas of special interest are chronic disease management, general medicine, women and children health. She is competent in minor procedures including implanon insertion I removal. Dr Bhargava is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

She graduated and specialised in NewDelhi, India and worked there as General physician before moving to Australia, where she was awarded FRACGP in 2011. She believes in keeping herself up to date with the progression in her field and is an avid reader.

When not in the clinic, Dr Bhargava enjoys travelling with her husband and spending time with her grandchildren.

Dr. Rasamak Amini

MD FRACGP

Dr. Rasamak Amini is a friendly and approachable general practitioner with over 15 years of experience, of which he has spent the last decade practicing all over Australia. He has gained a diversity of experience working with people from all backgrounds, from practicing in medical centres in metropolitan, rural and remote to working with refugees in detention centres on and off-shore, as well as aged care and palliative care.

Dr. Amini is passionate in all areas of general practice and minor procedures, including but not limited to, travel advice, sexual health issues, men’s, women’s and children’s health, mental health, chronic disease management and pre-employment consultations and exams.

He is a RACGP college examiner and also actively involved in further learning and professional development. Dr. Amini has a special interest in Health IT and applying technology to simplify and modernise general practice. In his spare time, Dr. Amini enjoys reading, spending time with his family and maintaining his garden at home. He speaks Persian as well as fluent English.

Allied Health


Maryam Bassirat

Dietitian

Matthew Foong

Physiotherapist

Deanne Goldsmith

Podiatrist

Hong Tan

Acupuncture