Doctors & Staff

Practice Manager

Rachael Hadlow

I was born and raised in Perth. I started working for Third Avenue Surgery as a receptionist in 2002 and was promoted to Practice Manager at the end of 2010. I now have a certificate 4 in Practice Management, which I was able to undertake through a scholarship. I hope to complete a Diploma in Practice Management. Read More

Third Avenue Staff

Duty Manager – Shirley

After Hours Manager – Gina

Nurse Co-Ordinator – Lynda

Nurses – Rachel, Brie

Senior Receptionist – Lesley

Medical Receptionists – Donka, Fiona, Leanne, Maria, Sam, Sian, Simona, Stuart, Suzanne, Tanya, Tessa, Tully

Doctors who provide services from this location are:

Dr. Bao Nguyen Dang

Locally born, raised and schooled in Perth, I graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2005. After several years
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rotating through the public hospitals including Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Joondalup and Armadale Health Campuses as well as working with Silver Chain Palliative Care service, I gained very valuable experiences across many specialties including emergency medicine, paediatrics, antenatal care, oncology and palliative care and general medicine. This set me up with much more confidence and a wondering foundation entering general practice. I am very privileged to have been a part of the Third Avenue Surgery family since 2011.

I love the challenges of being a GP, with all its diversity as well as the holistic nature of care that we can provide. My particular interests lie in paediatrics, women’s health and pregnancy care, preventative health and chronic illness. My overall aim is to be your partner in helping you and your family to achieve improved mental and physical well being.

Outside of work, my two greatest loves include my beautiful fluffy Maltese Shih Tzu Wasabi and a delightful baby daughter. I also delight in delectable food, shoes (the more the merrier) and travel.

Dr. Christopher Cook

 I live in the local area with my wonderful wife and two amazing children. I am interested in music, travel, Read More

Dr. Michelle Cotellessa

I completed my degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1994 at UWA. Since graduating, I have Read More

Dr. Sunita Chelvanayagam

Raised and schooled in Perth, I attended medical school in Dublin, Ireland. I returned home to work Read More

Dr. Jane Purdie

After graduating from University of WA, I spent 7 years working in Royal Perth Hospital with the idea of specialising. Read More

Dr. Ben Walawski

Growing up in Perth and completing my degree at the University of Western Australia,Read More

David Morrison

I grew up in Mount Lawley where I attended Coolbinia Primary School and Mt Lawley High School Read More

Dr. Penny Roe

I grew up in Sydney but moved to Newcastle to study medicine where I graduated with Honours and the AMA prize. Read More

Dr. Tim Leahy

I was raised here in Mount Lawley and attended UWA for my undergraduate medical degree. Read More

Dr. Tammie Wong

I was born and raised in Perth, Australia and obtained my Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Notre Dame Fremantle in 2010. Read More

Dr. Christopher Bleakley

I grew up in Belfast and attended Queen’s University, graduating in 2001. I completed most of my hospital training around Read More

Dr. Louis Papaelias

I was born in Perth and grew up locally. I studied medicine at the University of WA and graduated in 1975. Read More

Dr. Simon Torvaldsen

I was born in England and migrated to Perth, aged 12 and studied Medicine at the University of WA. I spent threeRead More

Dr. Gwendolyn Wu

I grew up in Singapore and came to Australia to further my tertiary education Read More

Dr. Bhawani (Bu) O’Brien

I was born in Malaysia and am of Sri Lankan descent. Having parents who were Doctors led to my early interest in a career in Medicine. Read More

After primary school education in Malaysia, I spent my secondary school years as a boarder in Cheltenham, England and then went on to study Medicine in Dublin, Ireland.

I enjoyed my junior doctor years in Scotland working in various specialties and gaining my Diplomas in Child Health and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Those years helped me decide on my chosen path of General Practice. I loved the relationships formed with the continuity of care and the privilege of helping people from birth to end of life.

I completed my training in General Practice and passed my Fellowship exams in Birmingham, England before moving with my young family in 2008 to sunny Bunbury. I have spent the last 12 years as a GP in Bunbury and also worked for 5 years as a Breast Physician in the Bunbury branch of Breastscreen WA. I held the positions of director and chairperson of the Koombana Health Network and also examined medical students for the rural clinical school. I have also been involved with Headspace Bunbury and the South West Cancer Strategic team.

My move to Perth was prompted by my children’s tertiary education, and I now find myself in a fortunate position of working with an inspiring and supportive team at Third Avenue Surgery. I hope to form some lasting bonds with my new patients and families as we work together to keep you in good health.

‘All that really matters is that we are healthy and happy – everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.’