Doctors & Care Team
Dr Michael Civil
MBBS BSc FRACGP FACRRM DCH
Mike is a UK trained doctor, who along with his wife Cathy, has been working as a General Practitioner in the Perth Hills for many years. He has experience across all areas of General Practice and is a strong advocate for both his patients and his profession.
Dr Richard Albuquerque
MBBS (Hons) BMedSci FRACGP
Richard is a WA trained doctor who graduated from the University of WA in 2000. Richard joined Stirk Medical in 2005 after training in Perth, Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs. He has completed additional training in skin cancer medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology and emergency medicine. Richard's special interests include skin cancer medicine, diabetes, older patient care and palliative care. He consults from our Mead Street rooms during the week and works some Saturdays at our Kalamunda rooms.
*Kalamunda bookings are Saturday only
Dr Chris Burgin
MBChB FRACGP MRCGP BA Hons QTS
Chris is a UK trained doctor who has been working at Stirk Medical since 2014. He enjoys the wide variety that General Practice offers with a special interest in child health, older patient care, mental health and chronic and complex health condition management. Chris is experienced in joint injections including corticosteroid and protein-rich plasma (PRP) injections. As a supervisor of medical students and General Practice registrars, and a senior lecturer at UWA Medical School, Chris is passionate about sharing his knowledge with doctors of the future. LGBTQI friendly.
Dr Kevin Nikellys
MBBS BSc FRACGP DRCOG DCH
Kevin is a well-rounded GP who enjoys working across all areas of General Practice, including mental health, men's health, women's health, skin checks, and Implanon and IUCD insertion and removal. Kevin provides patient care from Kalamunda Stirk.
Dr Cathy Civil
Cathy is a UK trained doctor who, along with her husband Mike, has been working in the Perth Hills as a General Practitioner for many years. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice including preventative and holistic health, child and adolescent health, women's sexual and reproductive health, mental health, indigenous health, chronic and complex conditions and minor surgery. Cathy provides consultations from our Newburn Road surgery.
Dr Narelle Kealley
MBBS DCH FRACGP VGDWH
Narelle is experienced in all aspects of General Practice with a particular interest in women's health and child health. Narelle is a teacher of clinical skills to medical students at UWA.
Dr Janusz Samborski
Janusz is an experienced GP who hails from Poland, graduating from Silesian University (Katowice) in 1994. He joined the Stirk medical team in 2005 and obtained fellowship with the RACGP in the same year. Janusz enjoys all aspects of General Practice including child health, preventative health and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. He is trained in implanon insertion and removal. Janusz is fluent in Polish. Janusz consults from Kalamunda, Mead Street and Newburn Road clinics.
Dr George Ruiz
MBChB FRACGP MRCGP
George is originally from Scotland and graduated from The University of Glasgow in 1996 before qualifying as a family GP in 2003 (MRCGP). During his training, he worked predominantly in paediatrics (DCH), before undertaking additional training in emergency medicine, psychiatry and obstetrics and gynaecology (DRCOG). George joined the Stirk Medical team in 2011. He has interest and experience in all areas of General Practice including antenatal care, child health, women's health and men's health. He performs corticosteroid joint injections, minor surgery and driving and pre-employment medical examinations. George consults with patients from our Kalamunda rooms.
Dr Peter Richardson
Peter is a very experienced General Practitioner having practiced medicine for over 48 years. He has a loyal patient base at Stirk Kalamunda./
Dr Nancy Burge
MBBS MRCGP FRACGP DFSRH
I graduated from University College, London in 1982 and worked in Brighton until I moved to Scotland in 1997. I lived and worked on the Isle of Skye for 17 years, and my last practice was a remote rural practice in Duvegan. I moved to Perth, Australia in 2015, and gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice within a year of joining the Stirk Medical Group.
I enjoy the diversity of general practice and the challenge of keeping up with new developments and practicing evidence-based medicine. I am interested in all aspects of general practice, including managing complex and chronic medical conditions, and I have a special interest in sexual health for both men and women including contraception counselling, insertion of contraceptive devices (Mirena and Implanon) and menopause management.
I am a LGBTQI & kink-aware GP and advocate, and +ve supportive. At all times I respect the confidentiality and individuality of my patients and I have good listening skills which makes it easy for patients to open up and be helped towards better health. I am also a supervisor of UWA medical students and doctors training to be GPs.
Dr Daniel Stringer
Dan is a UK trained doctor who has been part of the Stirk Medical team since moving to the Perth Hills in 2015. He enjoys building long-term therapeutic relationships with patients and their families. Dan has experience across all aspects of General Practice including child health, mental health, older patient care and chronic disease management. Dan has additional qualifications in skin cancer medicine, child health and palliative care. He primarily consults from Edney Stirk, with dedicated skin cancer clinics and minor surgery lists at both Edney Road and Kalamunda surgeries.
Dr Belinda Ford
BMBS FRACGP BSc (Biomed Sci) (Hons)
Belinda undertook her medical training in Adelaide and Darwin, graduating in 2007. She worked in hospital and community settings in Darwin, Katherine, Auckland and Perth before completing her GP training. Belinda enjoys all areas of General Practice with a special interest in indigenous health, adolescent health, women's health, chronic disease management, mental health and eating disorder management. She works four days a week at Edney Road Stirk.
Dr Hao Yang
Hao is a WA trained doctor who spent the majority of her hospital training at Royal Perth Hospital. She has an interest in all areas of medicine, from preventative and women’s health to chronic condition management (including diabetes and heart disease). Hao's passion lies in bridging the gap between hospital and community medicine for patients with complex medical needs. Additionally, Hao is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She works four days a week at our Edney Road surgery.
Dr Dave Jones
Dave undertook his medical training in Manchester UK graduating with honours in 2007. He developed a love for Australia (and in particular Western Australia) during a country-wide backpacking trip and subsequently returned to train with the RFDS in Kalgoorlie. This experience not only fueled his love of medicine, but also of aviation, and Dave obtained his private pilot's licence in 2017. Dave is a passionate believer in the enormous benefits of primary care in preventing illness and improving the long-term health of the community. Dave has special interests in dermatology (skin cancer surveillance and surgery), women’s health, men’s health, chronic disease management, minor surgery and aviation medicine. He is an accredited Designated Aviation Medical Examiner or DAME. Additionally, Dave is actively involved in teaching the next generation of doctors.
Dr Caroline Smith
Caroline has interest and experience right across General Practice including chronic disease management, mental health and child health. She has a special interest in women’s health including implanon insertion and removal and aesthetic medicine (dermal filler and wrinkle relaxing injections, skin rejuvenation and micro needling). See Skin At Stirk for more details about her aesthetic medicine offerings. Caroline works at our Newburn Road and Mead Street surgeries.
Dr Ewen McLean
Ewen is an experienced Perth Hills doctor who enjoys all aspects of family medicine. In particular he has interest in men's health, skin cancer checks and chronic disease management including diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease. Ewen consults from our Kalamunda surgery.
Dr Suzanne Bicker
Suzanne enjoys working across all areas of General Practice with a special interest in women’s health, mental health and complex medical problems. She has training and experience in insertion of contraceptive devices.
Dr Laura Surmon
Laura has demonstrated a career interest in the medical sciences, commencing with veterinary nursing, followed by a medical science degree, scientific work in reproductive technology, a doctoral degree in reproductive science and later academic work as a medical educator. Having amassed substantial research experience Laura turned her attention to becoming a General Practitioner and completed her medical degree at the University of Wollongong in 2019. Laura joined Stirk Medical as a GP registrar in 2022. She has particular interest in the areas of older patient care, men's health, palliative care and women's reproductive and sexual health. Laura provides consultations from Kalamunda Stirk Medical.
Dr Sam Cogle
Sam is an Australian-trained doctor who joined Stirk Medical in 2021. Sam has quickly become a well-regarded member of the Stirk team who is thorough and caring in his approach. Sam consults at at Newburn Road surgery on week days and at Kalamunda surgery on some Saturdays.
Dr Sonu Thaker
After completing his medical training through the University of Western Australia, Sonu gained experience in various hospital departments including general medicine, geriatrics, psychiatry, emergency and paediatrics throughout Perth’s south. He has also spent considerable time within palliative care for Silver Chain.Sonu is currently undertaking a Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine (RACP) and has completed the Sydney Child Health Certificate. All aspects of general practice interest him, especially palliative care, preventative health, general wellness, chronic disease, men's health and urgent care. Sonu is also multilingual. As well as English, he speaks Hindi and Gujarati.
Dr Jackson Patterson-House
Dr Jackson Patterson-House studied a Bachelor of Science (human biology preclinical) with honours from Curtin, Grad Dip of Secondary Education from Curtin and MD from the University of Western Australia. Dr Jackson has previously taught as a university tutor (Curtin/UWA) and high school teacher. Previously Jackson has worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (ENT, General Medicine, Medical Assessment Unit, General Surgery, Psychiatry/Mental Health Unit), Joondalup Hospital (ED, Geriatrics), Geraldton Hospital (Paediatrics) and Hollywood Hospital (General Medicine). Jackson undertaking training this year to conduct Med School Applicant Interviews at UWA.
Dr Jackson’s interests include sport's medicine, men's health/women's health, paediatrics, ENT, adolescent medicine, travel medicine, and sexual health.
Dave is a valued member of the Stirk team bringing a wealth of experience in podiatric care. Dave can assist with all of your foot concerns at the Edney Road surgery. He is registered with the major private health funds and participates in medicare-funded team care arrangements (as part of chronic condition care plans).
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