Team

Doctors

Dr Patricia Dowsett

Dr Patricia Dowsett

MB,BS FRACGP

Patricia was born in Subiaco and grew up in Greenmount in the hills of Perth. She completed her medical degree in 1993, and was accepted into the general practice training programme. She completed her fellowship in 1998. After a year working in the UK, Patricia worked in Moora for two years gaining valuable rural medicine experience and surviving the floods there. When she returned to Perth in 2000 she commenced working in South Perth and has been in the area since then.

Patricia enjoys all aspects of general practice. She has varied special interests including working with young families, women’s health, child and adolescent health (accredited as a Youth Friendly Doctor with the AMA), preventative medicine, musculoskeletal medicine and mental health.

 

Patricia is married and is busy outside of work with two school aged boys. She enjoys spending time with her family as well as travelling, reading and going for walks.

 

Special Interests

  • CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH
  • WOMEN’S HEALTH
  • MENTAL HEALTH
  • SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
  • SPORTS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE
  • TRAVEL MEDICINE
  • PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE
  • WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND WORK MEDICALS
  • MINOR PROCEDURES: SKIN EXCISIONS, IMPLANON INSERTION AND REMOVAL

Dr Albert Quo

MB,BS (WA) MBA

Albert graduated from the University of W. Australia in 1984 and trained in various local hospitals and in the Family Medicine Program before going into General Practice.  Albert is experienced in all areas of general practice with special interests in cardiovascular medicine, geriatrics, travel medicine, Diabetes Mellitus and minor surgery such as removal of skin cancers and ingrown toenails. He has a keen interest in Preventative medicine and Quality of Life issues.

 

Special Interests

  • CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE
  • DIABETES MELLITUS
  • AGED CARE
  • TRAVEL MEDICINE AND VACCINATIONS
  • MINOR SURGERY – SKIN CANCERS AND INGROWN TOENAILS
  • PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE
  • SKIN CHECKS
  • CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Dr Elizabeth Elms

Dr Elizabeth Elms

MB,BS (WA)

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1985. She has spent several years doing post graduate training in local hospitals before completing her training in the Family Medicine Program.

Elizabeth has worked in Como for many years and is experienced in all areas of general practice.  Her special interests include women’s health including contraception,  pregnancy and menopause, travel medicine and mental health issues.

Special Interests

  • WOMEN’S HEALTH
  • PREGNANCY AND MENOPAUSE
  • MENTAL HEALTH
  • SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INCLUDING IMPLANON INSERTION AND REMOVAL
  • TRAVEL MEDICINE
  • FAMILY PLANNING
  • IMMUNISATIONS
  • LIFESTYLE COUNSELLING AND HEALTH PROMOTION

Dr Glenn Croft

MB,BS(Hons) BSc(Hons1) DCH(WA) GDipSpMed Cert. SH&FPA MMed(GP) FRACGP

Glenn obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours from the University of Western Australia in 2003 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.  Glenn has been working locally in the Como area since 2009 and enjoys the challenge and variety of all areas of general practice, including minor surgery such as skin procedures, Implanon insertion, and ear wax removal with microscope and microsuction.

Glenn has completed various post graduate studies, with a Masters of Medicine (General Practice) that included studies in chronic disease and skin cancer (University of Queensland), a Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (University of New South Wales), Diploma of Child Health (Princess Margaret Hospital) and a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Medicine (Family Planning Australia). Glenn is also an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

 

Recreationally Glenn spends time riding his motor-bike, snowboarding and trying to play golf.

Special Interests

  • CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE
  • CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
  • EAR WAX REMOVAL WITH MICROSCOPE AND MICROSUCTION
  • MEN’S HEALTH
  • MENTAL HEALTH
  • SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INCLUDING IMPLANON INSERTION AND REMOVAL
  • SKIN CHECKS AND SKIN SURGERY
  • SPORTS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE
  • WORKER’S COMPENSATION
  • WORK MEDICALS

Dr Danson Lee

MB,BS BMedSci DCH MPH FRACGP

Danson has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He moved from Victoria to begin his medical career in WA, training in the public hospital system. Danson holds post-graduate qualifications in Child Health, Occupational Medicine and Public Health.

Danson offers his broad-based General Practice experience in both rural and metropolitan WA. He enjoys practising medicine through all stages of life, with special interest in chronic disease management, occupational health, paediatrics, sexual health and minor surgical procedures such as Implanon insertion.

 

Special Interests

  • CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE
  • CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
  • SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INCLUDING IMPLANON INSERTION AND REMOVAL
  • MINOR SURGERY INCLUDING INGROWN TOENAILS
  • WORKER’S COMPENSATION
  • WORK MEDICALS

Dr Victoria Inwood

MB,BS (WA) FRACGP

Victoria grew up in Perth and completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 2002.  She completed her internship and resident years at Fremantle hospital and entered the General Practice training program in 2005.  Most of her General Practice training was completed in Pinjarra and Mandurah and she achieved fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008.  On completion she moved to Brisbane and worked in General Practice as well as at The Wesley Breast Clinic until she returned to Perth in 2015.

Victoria’s medical interests include women’s health (contraception, Implanon insertion and breast medicine), paediatrics, mental health and preventative medicine.

 

Outside of medicine Victoria is kept busy with her young family.  Having trained in contemporary and classical dance since early childhood, she likes to keep fit by dancing in various cultural events.  She is a keen cook and loves experimenting with new recipes and using food as medicine.

 

Special Interests

  • CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH
  • WOMEN’S HEALTH
  • MENTAL HEALTH
  • BREAST MEDICINE
  • SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
  • IMPLANON INSERTION AND REMOVAL
  • PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Dr William Victor Thornton

BMBS BEd(Hons) BSc DCH DipPallMed DipPubHealth MRCGP FRACGP

William graduated from Flinders University, Adelaide in 2003. He has special interests in Paediatrics and General Medicine. William uses evidenced-based medicine approach to manage a wide range of chronic conditions including diabetes, asthma and infectious diseases. William also enjoys procedural medicine, performing a range of minor surgery, including Implanon and Mirena insertions.  William is co-located between London and WA, providing services in the NHS and as a locum in Australia, including metropolitan areas and ‘out bush’ in the Wheatbelt.

 

 

Special Interests

  • CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE
  • CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
  • SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INCLUDING IMPLANON INSERTION AND REMOVAL
  • MINOR SURGERY INCLUDING INGROWN TOENAILS
  • WORKER’S COMPENSATION
  • WORK MEDICALS

Nurses

Kristy Chappell

Kristy began her health care journey in aged care and became an enrolled nurse before graduating as a registered nurse from Edith Cowan University in 2013. Originally from country WA, she has also practiced in Busselton and Karratha. She has a passion for wound care and is very experienced with immunisations.

When not enjoying quiet days at home, Kristy enjoys spending time dining out and playing social netball.

Celestyn Jang

Celestyn graduated as a registered nurse from Murdoch Univeristy in 2015 and practiced in Mandurah prior to joining Como GP.  She has a passion for helping people and enjoys the social interaction with our patients.

Celestyn likes to spend her spare time exploring new food cultures with her husband and friends.

Administration Staff

Practice Manager: Nandita Nadkar

BHM(Edith Cowan), PGDipHlthAdmin (Curtin)

Nandita is a passionate team leader who is well organised and prides herself in delivering the best possible experience for patients at Como GP.  She has over 10 years of experience in delivering high quality administrative support in healthcare through multiple lead roles in General Practice and Medical Specialist services.

In her spare time, Nandita enjoys outdoor activities and fitness.  She also has an interest in cars, travelling, trying different cuisines, and catching up with her family and friends.

Senior Receptionist: Chelsie Johnson

Chelsie has recently moved to Perth from her home town of Kalgoorlie.  She has spent the last five years at Trinity Medical Centre, where she discovered her enthusiasm for the medical field.  With over ten years experience in administration, Chelsie is always ready with a smile on her face to help where she can.  In her free time she enjoys catching up with her friends and spending time with her sister and family.

Katie Vague

Katie has spent the last ten years working as a medical receptionist at Mends Street Family Practice with Dr Quo, Dr Elms and Dr Dowsett and will be a familiar face to many of their patients.  Prior to that, she was a beauty therapist working alongside doctors in various cosmetic medical clinics.  In her spare time, Katie likes to socialise with and entertain friends and kept very busy with her husband and their little daughters.

Georgia Lewis

Georgia joins Como GP with over 10 years of medical administration experience.  While working 3 years as a Registered Nurse with Specialists, Georgia was exposed to various administrative responsibilities and roles.  Finding these more rewarding, she decided to change paths and now enjoys being a full time medical administrator.  Outside of work, Georgia has a young daughter, a dog and a cat and enjoys sailing in summer on her boat.

Beverley Cooper

Bev has recently moved to Perth from Cairns. She worked as an enrolled nurse for 10 years and has been in the customer service industry for over 20 years.  Bev enjoys walking, spending time with family and friends and has a passion for travelling.  Her most recent adventure was driving from Cairns to Perth via the Nullarbor.