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. 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. 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. 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, the John Radcliffe in Oxford and Papworth Cardiothoracic hospital. 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. Shumaila Panhwar

    General Practitioner

    I obtained my medical degree and GP Fellowship in Adelaide before moving back home to Melbourne in 2017. I strive towards comprehensive care for each of my patients, aiming for a healthy mind and healthy body. I enjoy all aspects of women’s health from adolescents to the elderly including mental health, sexual health, contraceptive choices, and menopause management. I insert and remove IUDs and Implanons, and perform iron infusions. I have an interest in allergy medicine including asthma, food allergies, eczema, and rhinitis (hayfever). When I’m not at work you can often find me in a playground or park enjoying an allergy-friendly ice cream with my kids.

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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

    Dr. Iftah left the clinic at the end of March.

  • 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.

    Please see your favourite Turn The Corner doctor to discuss a referral to Josephine.

  • 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.

  • Almira Castro

    Practice Nurse

    I have six years of combined experience as a registered nurse in hospital and general practice settings. I practiced overseas prior to attending Deakin University in Geelong, and obtaining AHPRA registration in 2018. I consider patient centricity, integrity, efficiency, and respect for people as critical work ethos, complemented with an empathetic and cheerful disposition. I find my work-life balance by spending quality, free time with my family.

  • 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.