Our Team

Dr Michael

(M.B., B.S.)

Michael graduated from the University of Sydney in 1980and completed the Family Medicine Programme. he gained experience in dealing with back pain and chronic pain working with orthopaedic specialists from 1984-1987. Michael began in general practice in Manly and moved to Allambie in 1989. Michael has special interests in dealing with chronic medical conditions and preventive medicine

Dr Ian

(M.B., Ch.B.)

Ian graduated from the University of Auckland in 1987, gained experience in general practice in Australia and joined the Allambie practice in 1990.
He has a special interest in men’s health, preventive medicine and lifestyle medicine

Dr Ruzica


Ruzica graduated from the University Of Nis in 1982 and completed post graduated studies in occupational medicine at the University of Belgrade in 1987. She obtained her fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2005 and joined us at Allambie in 2006. Ruzica has special interests in paediatric medicine, young adults, women’s health and preventive medicine

Dr Heather

(M.B.,B.S. Hons FRACGP)

Heather graduated from the University of NSW in 1983 and completed the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Fellowship training programme in 1988. Heather was involved in medical education, research and teaching in nutrition for the University of NSW for a number of years. Heather has been at Allambie since 2001

Dr Vivien


Vivien graduated from the University of NSW and was a conjoint lecturer at UNSW for several years.  She has completed her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has special interests in women’s health,  paediatrics and preventative medicine.  Vivien is also fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese

Dr Jane


Jane graduated from the University of New South Wales. She completed her hospital training at Prince of Wales Hospital. Having grown up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Jane is delighted to be returning to the area. Jane has completed the Family Planning National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health and is qualified to insert and remove Implanon contraceptive implants. She enjoys all areas of family medicine with a particular interest in paediatrics and women’s health

Practice Manager – Cathy Santos

With more than 18 years’ experience in practice administration our Practice Manager, Cathy, has a deep understanding of our patients’ needs. Cathy grew up on the Northern Beaches and has a strong rapport with the local community.

She is committed to a high level of customer service with a strong focus on communication and patient care.

Practice Nurses

Our nurses are Sarah V, Sarah M, Naomi and Ellen.  They perform venesections and vaccinations, dress wounds and ulcers, and perform tasks essential to the health and well being of our patients.  They triage urgent or emergency consultations, advise patients of their results, organise health assessments and management plans for our patients, run our Diabetes clinic and perform diagnostic tests on patients such as ECGs, Spirometry and Doppler tests

Reception Staff

Our experienced reception staff are Tani, Krista, Maggie, Darya, Deborah, Karen and Filomena.  They are the patient’s first port of call whether in person or by phone.  If you are having any problems please let our receptionists know.  They can talk to a nurse, the practice manager or, if necessary, to your doctor