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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. Ben Wilson

    General Practitioner

    I am a General Practitioner who was born and raised in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs. I enjoy taking my time in consultations, allowing me to make a comprehensive assessment of the patient as a whole person. My special interest areas include Men’s Health, Mental Health and Sports Medicine. I also have a strong interest in Paediatrics, gaining a Diploma of Paediatric Health in 2018. I am skilled in minor skin procedures and Implanon insertion. In 2020, I will also be working as the match day doctor for Uni Blues Football team in the VAFA. Outside of work, I am an overly keen supporter of Carlton Football Club and keep fit cycling and playing golf.

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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. Julia Spicer

    General Practitioner​

    I am an Australian-trained GP and enjoy all aspects of General Practice. I have special interests in antenatal care (I am a Shared Care provider); paediatrics; sexual health, including LGBTQIA-related health needs; minor procedures such as skin excisions; and Implanon and IUD insertion and removal. I have a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a Diploma of Child health, and Certificates in Sexual Health / Family Planning and Primary Skin Cancer Medicine. I have a young family and spend any time not at work being outdoors with my boys.

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  • Dr. Jerome Crouche

    General Practitioner

    I was born and raised in Sydney and recently relocated to Melbourne with my partner and our beautiful Groodle dog. I completed my undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2012. I commenced my rural GP training in 2015, focussing on my core specialities of Sexual Health and Indigenous medicine, and completing a National Certificate of Reproductive and Sexual Health. My areas of special interest include men’s health, sexual health, paediatrics and indigenous health.

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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. 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. 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 qualified to insert Implanon contraceptives and to perform minor skin procedures.

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  • Jill Lennon

    Practice Nurse

    While I’m new to Melbourne, I’m not new to practice nursing. I love the variety of scope that working in General Practice allows, including immunisations, chronic disease care planning and health assessments. I’m thoroughly enjoying being part of a team that provides great patient focused care.

  • Sarah Harwood

    Practice Nurse

    I work closely with the whole GP team, and enjoy being part of a practice that puts patient care first. I have special interests in preventative health and young people’s health and well-being. I have undertaken extensive training in sexual and reproductive health and am an Accredited Cervical Screening Provider.

  • Mike Downes

    Administration Manager

    I have a background in youth work and pastoral care, and am passionate about social justice. My role at Turn The Corner is largely about ensuring the Clinic’s operations run smoothly and efficiently for our clients, and also for our team of Doctors, Nurses, and support staff. Outside of work, my time is spent on the rugby field, and around the table playing Dungeons & Dragons. I look forward to meeting you at Turn The Corner.