Meet The Team

Everyone you will meet at Turn The Corner Medical Clinic is qualified, experienced, and passionate about helping our clients be the healthiest that they can be.

  • Dr. Tamsin Franklin

    General Practitioner

    I am the owner and principal General Practitioner at Turn The Corner. I live in Northcote and am very proud of my team who all work hard to provide a high-quality personal service. Managing aging to enable people to remain independent, engaged with life and emotionally content is important to me as a doctor and I have built a strong network of allied health practitioners and specialists that I can access to help provide for those with complex care needs. In less esoteric terms, I have extensive experience in managing mental health issues, I am an advocate for women in terms of our reproductive choices, and as such can insert IUD devices as well as manage shared care of pregnancy. I have always been active myself and enjoy sports medicine, as well as weight loss and fitness improvement.

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  • Dr. Imogen Denton

    I am passionate about all aspects of general practice with particular interest in mental health, sexual and reproductive health (including LGBTQIA health and being a PrEP prescriber), chronic disease management and dermatology. I am qualified to perform minor procedures including skin biopsies, iron infusions and Implanon insertions. I completed my medical degree at the University of Adelaide and am a member of the RACGP.

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  • Dr. Kinga Price

    General Practitioner

    I have 20 years of experience in all aspects of General Practice and particular interests in women’s health, antenatal care, sexual health, weight management and preventive medicine. I am a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and have a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by RANZCOG.

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  • Dr. Sameera Bhayat

    General Practitioner​

    I am a fully qualified Australian GP who enjoys all aspects of General Practice and strives to provide great healthcare for all your health needs. I have specialist training in women’s health and can provide contraceptive advice, cervical screening, Implanon insertion/removal and discuss pregnancy planning and early management. Additionally, I enjoy caring for new mums, providing breastfeeding advice and discussing sleep and settling techniques. I am also able to address any concerns you may have regarding the growth, development or behaviour of your children. I enjoy all aspects of caring for babies, children and adolescents and have completed a Diploma in Child Health. I am particularly passionate about caring for the mental well-being of my patients and have extra training in mental health counselling and caring for patients with concerns including anxiety, depression and autism spectrum disorders.

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  • Dr. Alina Yaremenko

    General Practitioner

    I believe in quality, comprehensive, holistic care, and offer that in health partnerships with my patients. Whilst I enjoy caring for all patients, my special interests are preventative medicine, women’s health, paediatric and adolescent health, and weight management. I attained RACGP fellowship in 2004, being awarded the certificate of excellence. I strongly believe in maintaining up-to-date knowledge through regular further education. I have two children and two goldadors, and enjoy time with family and best friends, reading, cooking, travelling, and running.

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  • Dr. Robert Dunning

    General Practitioner

    I was born and raised in the UK and trained at the University of Bristol, qualifying in 2001. I obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2005 and moved to General Practice training, before relocating to Australia in 2008. I have worked as a full time GP since, in Melbourne and NT. I have interests in men’s health, sexual health, LGBTIQA health (I am a PrEP prescriber), general medicine and preventative health. I have a diploma in tropical medicine and really enjoy travel medicine. Outside of work I am passionate about travel and natural history, having holidayed on all seven continents a number of times.

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  • Dr. Robin Wong

    General Practitioner

    I am from the UK and moved to Australia in 2013. I trained at Kings College, London, and spent several years working in excellent hospitals, including Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge and John Radcliffe in Oxford. I obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians, and undertook GP training in Oxford, where I also worked as a GP endoscopist for six years. I then relocated to my favourite city, Melbourne! I enjoy working collaboratively with patients. Special interests include cardiac, chest, gut, endocrine, mental health and paediatric medicine. I perform joint injections and am a PrEP prescriber. When not at work I spend far too much time rock climbing, a passion I share with my family.

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  • Dr. Alison Sands

    General Practitioner

    I have 20 years experience in General Practice and embrace a diverse range of interests including aged care, women’s health, chronic pain, mental health, paediatrics and travel health. I am currently studying for a Masters of Public Health at Melbourne University. I am qualified to insert Implanon contraceptives and to perform minor skin procedures.

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  • Dr. Barbara Manovel

    General Practitioner​

    I have worked as a GP for 25 years. I enjoy the diversity of general practice and helping people to take an active role in managing their health. I have experience particularly in the fields of women’s health, geriatrics and minor surgery. Being of Spanish background, I am fluent in Spanish.

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  • Dr. Ambika Vohora

    General Practitioner

    I am a University of Melbourne medical graduate and an Australian trained GP. I enjoy all aspects of general practice and taking a holistic approach to health. I have a special interest in women’s health and sexual health medicine. I have completed extra certification in these areas through RANZCOG and Family Planning Australia. Discussions regarding pregnancy care, pregnancy choices, contraceptive choices and reproductive health are my areas of interest. I insert and remove Implanons, and remove IUD devices. I am a PrEP prescriber. When not at work, you can find me on long walks with my dog and enjoying the outdoors.

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  • Dr. Iftah Amith

    General Practitioner

    I undertook my medical training in rural NSW before moving to Melbourne in 2017 to complete General Practice training and be closer to my family. I have a special interest in men’s health, elderly patients and teaching medical students. I also enjoy seeing children and always ensure I have a stash of balloons to make an animal of their choice! Outside of work, I am busy gardening and learning to grow many varieties of fruits and vegetables so please do share any gardening tips or ideas you might have.

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  • Josephine Piccolo

    Psychologist

    I am a psychologist with a passion for empowering people to achieve their mental health and recovery goals. My qualifications include graduate degrees in Counselling Psychology and Young People’s Mental Health. I have specialist experience in supporting people recover from anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, workplace and relationship issues, and difficulties with substance use. Like many other psychologists, I am trained in a variety of different evidence-based therapy types such as CBT and Trauma-focussed CBT, ACT, Narrative Therapy and EMDR. Outside of work, I love all things food, music and craft-related, and am a little too enthusiastic about new research showing the mental health benefits of knitting and crochet.

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  • Shereen Faiyaz

    Senior Practice Nurse

    Born in Fiji, I grew up in New Zealand and moved to Melbourne in 2013 with my family. I have worked as a practice nurse for the last 24years. Nursing is my passion. I have a special interest in Chronic Disease management and extensive experience in Care Planning, Iron Infusions, Vaccinations, and wound management. I value my role as a patient advocate and educator, and enjoy teaching and mentoring upcoming nurses. I thrive on making my patients comfortable and being their support person. For leisure, I enjoy spending time with my family and my pets, cooking, visiting the gym, and exploring this beautiful country.

  • Katie D'Amelio

    Practice Nurse

    I entered practice nursing because I have the opportunity to empower patients with knowledge, and enjoy bringing an understanding to the patient in confusing and challenging times. When I see that a patient understands their medical condition and is confident in self-management it is a wonderful feeling. I have extensive experience in care planning, health assessments, immunisations, iron infusions, wound care and assisting doctors with procedures. I am committed to ongoing education to ensure I can bring best practice to my nursing role for the benefit of the patient and the team at Turn The Corner. Outside of work, I’m interested in tai chi, cycling and charity work.

  • Meredith Duggan

    Practice Manager

    I have been working in the medical industry for over 20 years.  I find it rewarding ensuring patients’ needs are always met in a friendly, professional and efficient way. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and healthy, regularly challenging myself in events such as Tough Mudder and Eureka Stair Climb.