Dr. Mary-Anne Lancaster

General Practitioner

Graduated from Melbourne University in 1986.
She is a practice principal and has consulted in Balwyn since 1991. She currently also consults in regional Victoria through her work with the Royal Women’s Flying Doctor Service. She is also the past chair of the Eastern Melbourne Division of General Practice and is involved in medicolegal defence work. Her new special interest is cosmetic medicine as well as traditional general practice work.
She has three children and her personal interests are reading, marathon running and writing novels. Her special medical interests are women’s health, children’s health and mature age healthcare. Mary-Anne attends Monday to Thursday and some Saturdays.

Dr. Bill Savvas

General Practitioner

Bill is also a practice principal.Having graduated from Adelaide University, Bill moved to Melbourne in 1983, and settled into his first practice in North Balwyn. With over 30 years of general practice in the area, Bill has seen the many changes in the local districts, the movement of younger families into the area and the development of better health facilities. General Practice always was and always will be his interest in medicine, especially the kids. Recreationally he supports Melbourne Victory in Soccer, Melbourne Rebels in rugby union, and follows Collingwood in AFL. Sorry no NRL team. Bill is married with three children and enjoys his photography and computer.

Dr. John Kondopoulos

General Practitioner

John is also a practice principal. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1988. He has lived and practiced in the Kew/Balwyn area for nearly 20 years. John enjoys all facets of general practice, with particular interests in children’s health, men’s health and counselling.
He is married and is the father of two boys. He’s a keen fan of both Australian rules football and soccer and has coached junior soccer for a number of years. John also enjoys reading, movies, bad golf and spending time with family and friends.
He consults Monday to Friday, and the occasional Saturday morning.

Dr. Stuart Rome


Graduated from the 5 year bachelor of applied science chiropractic degree at R.M.I.T. in 1986. He has practised in Balwyn since 1987 and is also the business manager.
He has 3 children and his personal interests include carpentry, success based thinking, sport and travel.
His chiropractic interests include wellness and health maintenance and neuromusculoskeletal management of conditions including headache, sciatica, low back disfunction and pain, sport and recreational injuries for all age groups.

Dr. Craig Smith

General Practitioner

Graduated from Melbourne University with First Class Honours. He is a very experienced family doctor and also consults at a very busy medical practice in St. Albans.
He is married to a Podiatrist and has two young children. He therefore has a special interest in quality family medicine but also enjoys children’s health, mens health and aged care health issues.
His special personal interest is antique collecting. He attends Tues, Weds, Thurs, Friday.

Dr. Katherine Lok

General Practitioner

Dr. Lok grew up in Tasmania and graduated from medical school at the University of Tasmania in 1995 with honours.She did her post graduate training in Sydney and Melbourne including terms at The Austin, Royal Children’s and Northern hospitals.She completed her GP Fellowship in 2000 and has completed her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has worked in Belmore Rd. Balwyn since 2000 and medical interests include women’s, children’s and travel health, shared care of pregnant patients and care of the elderly.
She is the mum of Ben and Hamish and enjoys piano, gym, travel, skiing and a laugh. She consults every Mon, Wed, Fri and many Sats.

Dr. Jane Sheedy

General Practitioner

Grew up in Melbourne and graduated from Flinders Medical School in 1995. Prior to studying medicine, Jane completed a science degree at Melbourne University majoring in microbiology and immunology. Jane has experience working in hospital and general practice environments in Adelaide, Jakarta, Townsville, Canberra and Melbourne.
Jane enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has special interests in obstetrics and gynaecology, dermatology and skin cancer. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Skin Cancer Medicine, an area in which she has a number of qualifications already. She has completed additional training in mental health. Jane is married with two dogs and two cats and is very happy settling back into Melbourne since her husband resigned from the Army.
Jane enjoys reading, music, cooking and skiing. Jane attends Monday to Friday and occasional Saturdays.

Dr. Vicky Cocotis

General Practitioner

Dr. Vicky Cocotis grew up in Kew. She graduated from Melbourne University in 1986 and completed her training at St. Vincents Hospital. She has worked at the Peter McCallum Cancer Institute and has worked at the Royal women’s Hospital. Vicky completed post graduate training in general practice and has worked at the LaTrobe University Health service. During the last 14 years, Vicky has worked in a general practice setting in Kew East. She speaks Greek fluently and enjoys all facets of general practice. Vicky is married and is the mother of three children: Stacey, Dean and Harris.

Jane Richardson

Practice Nurse

Jane is a Division 1 Nurse and Midwife with over 27 years experience. She has predominantly worked in midwifery roles across her career, and continues to teach antenatal education and work shifts in midwifery when time permits. She loves her General Practice nursing and has a special interest in weight management and allergies and is running clinics in both of those areas.

With a husband and 3 sons, life is busy, but she still finds time to enjoy Yoga and catching up with friends.

Joanne Coenen

Practice Nurse

Jo is a Division 1 nurse with 25 Years experience in Aged care, General nursing and Health Promotion. She is married with 2 teenage daughters and many young nieces and nephews. She is enjoying General practice and has a special interest in Diabetes Management running our Diabetes Clinics.
Jo is a passionate Essendon supporter, who loves attending games with her family. In her spare time she likes walking and catching up with family and friends.

Sarah Balson

Practice Nurse

Sarah is an experienced nurse who graduated from The Alfred in 1989. In her early years she worked in the United kingdom before returning to Australia and working in orthopaedics at The Avenue, coronary care at The Epworth, clinical nursing and day surgery at Cabrini, anaesthetics and also the spinal and cardio-thoracic units at The Austin. More recently she has been the school nurse at Trinity College and MLC Kew.

Ellie Haralambidis

Practice Nurse

Ellie has been a nurse since 2012 completing her training at Australian Catholic University. She has worked at the Alfred hospital and thoroughly enjoys engaging with patients now in a general practice setting. Her medical interests include wound care, immunizing and mental health. In her spare time she enjoys reading crime novels, gardening, wine tasting and curling up with her cat Dexter.


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