Echocardiogram, often referred to as a ‘cardiac echo’ or simply an ‘echo’, is a sonogram of the heart. Echocardiography uses standard two dimensional, three dimensional and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart. Echocardiography has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management and follow up of patients with any suspected or known heart disease. It can provide a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart, pumping capacity, and the location and extent of any tissue damage. Not only can an echocardiogram create ultrasound images of heart structures, but it can also produce accurate assessment of the blood flowing through the heart. This allows assessment of both normal and abnormal blood flow through the heart.
MBBS, BMedSc, FRACP
Dr Paul Huang is a Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician who graduated from The University of Melbourne. He also completed a Bachelor of Medical Science in Asthma, and undertook his Specialist Training at Monash Health and Box Hill Hospital. He has helped to establish a new pleural and ventilation service at Eastern Health. He holds a Public Specialist appointment at Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals, and is also an adjunct lecturer with Monash University through his appointment with the Eastern Clinical Research Unit. He has presented, and been a prize winner and section finalist at national conferences including The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, and Australasian Sleep Association.
He has clinical interests in the management of both Respiratory and Sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring, excessive tiredness, insomnia, asthma, COPD, lung masses, and cough. He has expertise in bronchoscopy, advanced ventilation and pleural disease. He is able to arrange sleep studies through his affiliations with both public and private sleep facilities.
Dr Paul Huang has appointments once a month on a Monday from Central Clinic in Warragul and his appointments go for 15 minutes and new patients are 30 minute consultations.
MBBS, (Hons), MD, FRACP
Hello, my name is Hugo Fernandes, thank-you for taking the time to get to know a little about me. I am a consultant gynaecologist and advanced laparoscopic surgeon practicing in Melbourne, Victoria. My main rooms are in Richmond near the Epworth and I also consult in Box Hill at Epworth Eastern and at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Fitzroy.
I completed my specialist training at Monash Health in 2011 where I had a strong focus on gynaecology, oncology and open and laparoscopic surgery, including a 6 month rotation in colorectal and general surgery. I have been fortunate to work with and be trained by some of Australia’s best surgeons.
In 2012 I was appointed the advanced laparoscopic surgical fellow at The Royal Women’s Hospital where the additional 2 years of speciality training further refined and advanced my specialist surgical skills. I am currently a consultant gynaecologist at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Monash Health and Box Hill Hospital.
As a gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon, my focus is always on delivering the best possible outcome to my patients. I remain abreast of the latest and most effective treatment options by being actively involved in Australian and international gynaecological societies and through my ongoing research in adenomyosis, endometriosis and infertility at Monash IVF.
I am committed to delivering the highest level of professional care with diligence, integrity, respect and compassion. As such I choose to only practice in gynaecology, laparoscopic surgery and infertility so that I can concentrate on the patient I am consulting with, or operating on, without the concern of having obstetric patients in labour.
When you choose to see me, I will provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant information I can to help you make informed decisions. I will not overstate my abilities nor downplay your concerns and I will always do my best by you.
I live in Melbourne with my partner and our 4 girls (teens to newborn!). I am a tragic supporter of the Melbourne Football Club and enjoy travelling, good food, good coffee and all things WWII and aviation related.
MBBS, DPM, MD, FRANZCP
Dr Yogendra Agrawal completed his specialist training in India and subsequently obtained Fellowship from Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in Australia. He has been working as a consultant Psychiatrist in Latrobe Regional Hospital – Latrobe Valley and Sale Community Mental Health Service from more than 11 years and in private practice since 2009. He is an adjunct lecturer at Monash Rural School of Medicine and is involved in teaching medical students and trainee registrars at Latrobe Regional Hospital. He is particularly interested in working with General Practitioners on primary care model.
His areas of interests are Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Perinatal Mental Health and organic & functional psychotic disorders in late adolescent and adult groups. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Rajasthani, Bhojpuri and Oriya. He also provides consultations at Breed Street Clinic, Traralgon, Inglis Medical Centre, Sale and Mid Valley Family Medicine Morwell, Pinelodge Clinic, Dandenong and via video conferencing.
Endocrine and General Surgeon
Mr Siva Ravindran is an Endocrine and General Surgeon who sees patients of all common general surgical conditions. He has an interest in Endocrine and Salivary Gland surgeries. He underwent General Surgical Training at The Austin Health and Western Hospital ( Melbourne) and completed his surgical fellowship in General Surgery (FRACS) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011.He has also obtained Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) accreditation in gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
He underwent further specialist training programs in Endocrine Surgery for two years at the Western Health, (Melbourne) and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (Perth). His current public appointments include Western Health and Latrobe Regional Hospital (Traralgon). His private appointments include the Valley Private Hospital, Dandenong and the Maryvale Private Hospital, Morwell.
Mr Ravindran is a surgical supervisor and is heavily involved in the teaching for surgical trainees. He is also a surgical tutor for advanced surgical trainees at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
He joined the team at Central Clinic in 2014.
Physician Endocrine & Diabetes Medicine
Dr Stephen Ah-Kion is a General Physician with interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology. He has been working with Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon as a Consultant Physician since August 2010. He has recently started his Private Practice on Saturdays at Central Clinic Warragul, aiming to offer a service for patients with Diabetes and Endocrine disorders in Gippsland. Dr Ah-Kion graduated from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland and trained in General Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology at St James’ and Mater Misericordiae in Dublin. He has been practising for more than 20 years and has published a number of papers on diabetes and endocrinology. He is also currently involved in teaching junior medical staff, as well as medical students, at Monash University School of Rural Health, Traralgon. Dr Ah-kion is fluent in French, Creole, minimal Chinese Hakka and English.
Dr Shafaet Jamil is a Medical Oncologist trained in Victoria, including 1 year of fellowship at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Dr Jamil is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP) and a member of national and international Oncology societies, including MOGA, ASCO, ESMO and has a published article in a leading European journal. He joined the team at Central Clinic on 23rd February 2013 and consults every second Saturday. He deals with the diagnosis and management of tumour streams including Ovarian/Endometrial Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Melanoma, Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, Carcinoma of Unknown Primary, Lymphoma, Chronic Leukaemia (CLL), GBM/Astrocytoma and Multiple Myeloma.
MBBS (Hons), DPM, MD, FRANZCP, Adv Cert C & A Psych.
Dr Soumya Basu is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working with Latrobe Regional Hospital as a consultant Psychiatrist for the last 9 years. He has recently started his Private Practice one day a fortnight with Central Clinic. He aims to cater to the mental health issues in the youth and adolescent population in the Gippsland area. He is well acknowledged in Gippsland for his expertise in Youth and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Basu has trained in both India and Australia and has more than 16 years of experience in Psychiatry.
After doing a Diploma in Psychological Medicine (DPM) and MD in Psychiatry in India, he came to Australia and gained his Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He has trained to become a Faculty Memeber of the Child and Adolescent branch of this college. Dr Basu is a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Psychological Medicine at Monash University and has keen research interests in Youth Mental Health, Early Intervention, Developmental Trauma, Developmental Disabilities including Autism and Early Psychosis. Several of his research papers have been presented in National and International conferences.
Dr Basu is fluent in Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali and and English.
Geriatrician and General Physician
Dr Michael Farber is a Geriatrician and General Physician who received his specialist training in Melbourne (2007 – 2010), including a Geriatrics Fellowship at Monash Health. He obtained his MBBS at Monash University in 2001. He has a public appointment at Northern Hospital as well as having a private clinic at Central Clinic Warragul. His areas of interest include cognitive function, dementia and BPSD management, falls and mobility, osteoporosis, capacity assessment, continence and general medicine. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine. Dr Farber consults patients on Fridays and one Saturday a month at Central Clinic Warragul. He also does nursing home and home visits. Dr Farber is fluent in Russian and English.