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 Ha Tran

MBBS FRACGP

Dr. Tran has been practicing medicine since 1985, Dr. Tran has 20 years experience working in General Practice. He also has 5 years experience in Emergency Medicine. His specialised field of work is General Medicine.

Spoken languages: Vietnamese and English.

Dr Sandeep Bachireddy

MBBS, DCH, DIP in DERMATOLOGY, FRACGP

Dr Sharon Hoch

MBBS

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 Farinaz Mehtari completed her Medical Degree in 2005 in Tehran, Iran. She moved to Australia in 2010 to study and work. She is an experienced General Practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry both in Iran and Australia, in rural and metropolitan areas. She is also skilled in clinical research, medical education and emergency medicine.

She has been a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) since 2015.

She speaks Farsi in addition to English.

Dr Farinaz has a special interest in Women, Young Adults, Children’s Health, Skin Disease, Cosmetic Work (Antiwrinkle Injections) and Travel Advice. She also performs minor procedures, including insertion and removal of Implanon and Skin Biopsies as well as Chronic Disease Management.

She enjoys swimming, jogging and interior design in her free time.

Dr Thanujah Yogarajah

Dr Thanujah Yogarajah gained her medical qualifications from Kings College London School of Medicine, London in 2009. She completed her postgraduate training in a variety of specialities before completing her General Practitioner training in the UK and moving to Australia in 2017.

Dr Thanujah is passionate about all aspects of General Practice in particular providing excellent and accessible continuity of care with a holistic approach to all patients. Her specialist interests include Chronic Disease management, Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Medicine.

Dr Thanujah will be participating in a teaching programme for medical students from Monash and Melbourne University in order to inspire the new generation of medical graduates to consider General Practice as a potential and fulfilling career pathway.

Outside of work, Dr Thanujah enjoys practising Vinyasa Flow Yoga, latin/ballroom dancing and discovering more about the wonderful things Melbourne has to offer.

Dr Thanujah looks forward to working with you in partnership to address your health concerns and improve all aspects of your health so that you can lead a well balanced and happy lifestyle.

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.

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.

Allied Health


Maryam Bassirat

Dietitian

Matthew Foong

Physiotherapist

Deanne Goldsmith

Podiatrist

Hong Tan

Acupuncture