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 does not upload information to My Health Records.

Glenn has completed various post graduate studies, with a Masters of Medicine (General Practice) that included advanced clinician skills in skin cancer procedures and chronic disease management such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (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 a senior 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
  • DIABETES MELLITUS
  • 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 Claira Ang

MB,BS (Hons) DCH Cert. SH&FPA Cert. Dermatoscopy Cert. Skin Cancer Med. FRACGP

Claira completed her medical degree with honours from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.  She has also achieved post-graduate qualifications in child health, skin cancer and sexual and reproductive health.

Claira enjoys the diversity of General Practice, in particular women’s health, paediatrics, preventative health and skin cancer management.

 

Special Interests

  • CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH
  • WOMEN’S HEALTH
  • SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
  • SKIN CHECKS
  • MINOR PROCEDURES: SKIN EXCISIONS, IMPLANON INSERTION AND REMOVAL
  • TRAVEL MEDICINE

Dr Anetta Rybak

MB,BS (WA) VGDWH Cert. SH&FPA FRACGP

Anetta completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 1998 and worked in surgical posts until 2002 when she changed her career path to general practice.

Anetta completed her GP specialist training and gained a RACGP Fellowship in 2006.  Anetta has postgraduate qualifications with a Vocational Graduate Diploma of Women’s Health (King Edward Memorial Hospital) and a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Medicine (Family Planning Australia).  Over the last 15 years Anetta has worked in the northern Perth suburbs of Mount Hawthorn and Scarborough.   Anetta enjoys all areas of general practice, with special interests in children’s and women’s health.

 

Recreationally Anetta enjoys spending time rock climbing and travelling.

 

Special Interests

  • CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH
  • WOMEN’S HEALTH
  • MENTAL HEALTH
  • SEXUAL HEALTH
  • PREGANCY INCLUDING PRE-CONCEPTION AND POST-PARTUM
  • MENOPAUSE
  • TRAVEL MEDICINE
  • PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE
  • CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
  • MINOR PROCEDURES: SKIN EXCISIONS, IMPLANON INSERTION AND REMOVAL

Dr Brett Bowden

MB,BS (WA) FRACGP

Brett graduated from UWA (1983) and trained at RPH before entering General Practice in 1993.  He has spent the last 28 years working in the Canning and Manning areas and is happy to manage all aspects of general practice including Workers Compensation injuries, Motor Vehicle Accident injuries and Veteran Affairs.   Having worked for Ngala for over 20 years, Brett has extensive experience treating babies and children. He can talk authoritatively about dinosaurs, fairies and unicorns, name the Paw Patrol and list over 100 Pokemon.

Brett is an AFL enthusiast and has followed the Richmond Football Club for over 50 years.  Brett is married with two children and two grandchildren, all of whom he is very proud. He continues to work so that he can get a rest from babysitting duties.

Special Interests

  • CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE
  • CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
  • AGED CARE
  • VETERAN’S HEALTH
  • WORKER’S COMPENSATION
  • WORK MEDICALS

Nurses

Wei Ang

BSc (Nursing)

Wei completed her nursing degree at Curtin University in 2015 and has worked at Royal Perth Hospital as well as a General Practice Nurse in the local area.  She enjoys the one on one interaction with patients during care plans and health assessments.

Being a Gunners fan, she enjoys watching Arsenal play in the English Premier League and other cup matches. She also likes playing the piano, watching movies, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.

Lee Oxford

BSc (Nursing)

Lee is a registered nurse with over 10 years experience across both hospital and GP settings.  She is a diligent, positive and empathetic person who takes pride in all that she does.  Lee enjoys the challenge of jigsaw puzzles, nursing indoor plants and exercising with Pilates.

Administration Staff

Practice Manager: Cherie Braden

Cherie is a proactive and forward thinking team leader who encourages and empowers the clinic team to provide the patients of Como GP with high quality services and experiences in the primary health setting. She has over 10 years experience in health administration across General Practice and Mental Health services.  In her spare time, Cherie enjoys exploring vineyards and orchards in the Perth Hills, lazy Sundays, time with family and great coffee.

Michelle Talbot (2IC)

Michelle has worked in administration for over a decade, with more than 8 of these in the medical field.  Michelle enjoys spending her spare time with her family and dog, walking, watching movies and going to the beach.

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.

Victoria Murphy

Vicki has always worked in the medical field, with 17 of these years as a nurse.  She now has more than 5 years of experience in medical reception.  During this time, Vicki and her husband were foster carers.  Vicki has been an avid West Coast Eagles fan and member for many years. She enjoys going to games to cheer her beloved team on and one of her favourite memories is attending the 2018 AFL Grand Final to watch the Eagles win their 4th Premiership.  Vicki also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog Tyrone.

Coreena Mustica

Coreena is an experienced medical receptionist who has worked in both specialist and chronic disease healthcare settings . She brings excellent customer service skills and a warm approach. Coreena enjoys spending time at the gym, walking her two dogs and dining out.

Nicholas Hamdorf

Nicholas is in his first year as a medical receptionist, while he studies a Bachelor of Science in Physiology at the University of Western Australia. As well as keeping busy with work and study, Nicholas also finds time to work as an academic tutor, exercise at the gym and follow Formula One.

Angela Sellman

Angela has strong customer service skills developed over the last 7 years in her role at Aquinas College.  Angela has recently completed a Medical Reception Course and has previously had administrative roles supporting the RFDS.

Kiera MacDonald

Kiera has a background in specialist administration (dermatology) and has worked as nursing assistant in aged care.  She is currently in her final year of nursing studies at Curtin University.