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Our Specialists

 

Dr. Santosh Yadav

Dr. Santosh Yadav, MD, ATMS, BAMS is an Ayurvedic Practitioner. He has earned a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery degree from University of Lucknow and Post Graduate degree from the internationally reputed Banaras Hindu University in India.

Dr. Santosh is a specialist in the treatment of chronic illnesses, Kareli Panchkarma and neurological disorders. He has treated thousands of patients in India and Australia, many of whom were suffering from serious medical challenges. Dr. Santosh has a passion for combining Ayurveda with traditional medicine to treat a variety of diseases and improve the health of his patients.

Geriatric Services:

Dr. Thenmozhi Manoharan

Dr. Thenmozhi Manoharan, Bsc, MBBS, FRACP is a Geriatrician. She graduated from Melbourne University in 1998.

Dr. Manoharan is a specialist in the treatment of geriatric issues and obtained her fellowship with Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2005. In addition, she has articles that were published in peer reviewed medical journals and some of her outstanding work has been presented at international conferences. Dr. Manoharan also subspecialises in Continence Management, working with both Dr. Michael Whishaw and Dr. David Fonda, leading experts in the field. Referrals relating to geriatric care, continence management and general medicine for the elderly are gladly accepted. Family members should attend consultations to assist in establishing a collaborative diagnosis; accordingly all referrals must include contact details for the patient and family member.

Board Certifications:AMA, CFA, ANZSGM, RACP and FRACP

Dr. Ganga Ganesvaran

Dr. Ganga Ganesvaran MBBS, FRACP graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1998 and has been with Dandenong Neurology for the past 3 years. He has Specialist qualifications in both Geriatrics and Neurology, and sees patients referred with issues relating to General Neurology, Geriatric Medicine and Movement Disorders.

Hospital Privileges: Monash Medical Centre, Kingston Centre, Epworth Hospital and Cotham Private Hospital.
Board Certifications: FRACP, ANZAN, ANZSGM, RACP and AMA.

Hypnotherapist:

Arpita Saluja

Arpita Saluja- Bsc, DHyp, MNLP is holding a role as Clinical Hypnotherapist & NLP Master Practitioner. Her interest into sub-consciousness and it's effect and important role in the field of mind and body healing motivated her to dive deeper and pursue her training(s) in Clinical Hypnotherapy from London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy (LCCH), UK in 2005. 

 Arpita also holds a Masters in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) from UK, certified by International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA) UK. She is also trained in Time Line Therapy.

 Arpita utilizes her knowledge, experience and trainings in both Clinical Hypnotherapy & NLP to assist her clients in - overcoming Limiting Beliefs, Smoking Cessation/Addictions, Pain management, Anxiety and Stress management, Weight Management, Nail Biting, overcoming unwanted Habits and creation of positive new ones, overcoming Phobia, Insomnia, snoring, stammering/stuttering, Behavioural issues in Childhood, Self-confidence enhancement and managing Performance Anxiety.

 She has actively worked with her clients in UK, India and in Singapore to help them achieve their desired goals and outcome in a positive way. Arpita understands and appreciates diversity in individual thoughts, actions and behaviors and so modifies and develops strategies to suit individual needs.

 Arpita is a Professional member of Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA) and is on the National Hypnotherapists Register of Australia, graduate member of INLPTA (International NLP Trainers Association), UK and is also a member of BSCH (British School of Clinical Hypnosis) (Assoc), UK and abides by the ethical standards of the associations. She is also a Tutor with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis Asia.

 A strong believer that everyone possesses resourceful states, Arpita works together with her clients to fully utilize and draw on their pre-existing resources while unpacking the limiting beliefs and behaviors and replacing them with new powerful ones to bring about long lasting positive personal and professional changes.

 Arpita is certified in First Aid & CPR and holds Working with Children check and Police check.

Neuropsychology Assessment:

Dr. Lina Forlano

Lina Forlano BSc (Hons), MSc (Clinical Neuropsychology), PhD, MAPS, MCCN Clinical Neuropsychologist is a fully registered psychologist and holds endorsement to practice in Clinical Neuropsychology. She is a longstanding member of the Australian Psychological Society including the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists and is also a registered Supervisor. Dr Forlano has held senior positions in public health including Director of Neuropsychology at Southern Health and Principle Neuropsychologist at Alfred Health. She is the immediate past Vice-President of the Victorian Psychologists Association and has held honorary/adjunct clinical lecturing positions at Monash University and the University of Melbourne. Currently, in addition to private consultation, Dr Forlano works for the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) whose role is to maintain training and practice standards for Australian psychologists.

Dr Forlano has over 20 years clinical experience spanning adolescent, adult and aged clients, across Neurosciences, medical, surgical, adult mental health, aged mental health, drug and alcohol, rehabilitation and HIV services. She has specialist assessment skills in surgical interventions for epilepsy and movement disorders, early onset and atypical dementias, language lateralisation and cortical mapping. Dr Forlano is also experienced in providing education, supportive counselling and focussed psychological therapies (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness techniques) for anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and grief and loss.

Psychiatric Consultation:

Dr. Lancelotte ( Lal ) Fernando

Dr Lancelotte ( Lal ) Fernando  MBBS Cey. FRANZCP. DPM. MRCP ( UK ). MRCPsych Dr Fernando has wide experience in the field of Psychiatry having worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the U K , SriLanka and over 20 yrs in Australia. He was a British Council Scholar at the Maudsley Hospital in London. He was an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University. Her Has experience working in Public Psychiatric Hospitals At Dandenong , Heatherton and the Malvern Clinic. He has been in Private practice in Psychiatry at Pinelodge Clinic in Dandenong for over 20 yrs. He is in adult general psychiatry and is available to see patients for one off consultations as well as ongoing care covering a wide range of conditions including Anxiety Disorders, , Schizophrenia, Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Mood Disorders. He has a special interest in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He uses a combination of Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy as appropriate to the condition.

Dr. Sangeeta Raghav

Dr Sangeeta Raghav, MD, FRANZCP  is a consultant Psychiatrist at Frankston Hospital for more than 10 years. She is presently working at Pinelodge clinic. She has wide experience having worked overseas, regional area- Ballarat and in metropolitan in acute, subacute and community setting. She has special interest in adult women mental health covering wide range of disorders including Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Depression and Anxiety Disorders.

Speech Therapy:

Sarah Wilmot

With more than 15 years experience as a Speech Pathologist, Sarah has worked with patients from all walks of life in private practice as well as within the public and private hospital systems. Her experience with acute, sub acute, rehabilitation and community based therapy led her to becoming a principal associate for a leading private practice in Melbourne. She now runs her own practice "Speech Pathways".

Sarah is an alumni member of University of Adelaide and LaTrobe University. Also, she is a member of the Golden Key Association, an exemplary accomplishment only offered to the top 10% of university graduates. In addition, Sarah is the Speech Pathologist with the Pacific Islands Protocol (PIP) Ear, Nose and Throat team, Vanuatu. Through the assistance of AusAid, she is able to continue training and provide individual consultations on a yearly basis.With her passion for speech, it should come as no surprise that Sarah is also a keen singer and voice over artist.

Memberships and Certifications: Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist Bachelor of arts
Workshops Attended: Voicecraft for Speech Pathologists, Fitzmaurice, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique
National Voice Conferences Attended: Tracheostomy, Cervical Oscultation and Speech Pathology Australia, Australian Voice Association Diff'rent strokes