Our practice is administering the COVID-19 vaccination to all patients aged 12 to 100+ years old. Please call 5420 7014 to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
If you are a new patient and would like to get the vaccine here, please obtain a health summary from your practice before your appointment, if possible. If you have received your previous doses somewhere else, please bring with you proof of your vaccination.
Attending Doctors/Allied Health Professionals, and our Staff
Dr. Demyana Ayoub (Principal GP)
Dr. Ayoub has an MBChB from Alexandria University and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She also has membership qualification from the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK, and a Diploma in Child Health from University College, Dublin.
Dr. Ayoub's main interests include family medicine, skin checks and removals, women’s health, men’s health, child health, counselling, and preventive medicine/screening.
Dr Tikiri Ariyarathne
Dr Tikirimali Ariyarathne completed her medical degree (MBBS) from Sri Lanka and has been working in Australia since 2016. She has had opportunities to work in both hospitals and in communities in rural and metropolitan areas in Victoria.
Dr Tikiri is especially interested in women’s health.
Dr. Buddini Ekanayake
Dr. Ekanayake’s qualifications are MBBS, FRACGP, with a Diploma of Child Health, a Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care, and a certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health.
Her interests are particularly in women’s health and refugee health, and of utmost importance to her are health equity and informed choice for everyone.
Mrs. Andrea Avenell-Thompson (Practice Nurse)
Andrea graduated from Kangan Institute in 2015 after previously working in Home and Community Care within the Macedon Ranges.
Andrea’s interests include Wound Care and Diabetes Care.
Ms. Sarah Mullins (Podiatrist)
Sarah graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2006. She has worked in private practice in both the rural and metropolitan areas.
Sarah has had extensive experience in all aspects of podiatry and has developed a keen interest in the high-risk foot leading to her specialising in diabetes assessment, education and management. Sarah is capable of assessing the neurovascular status of the foot and aims to help maintain excellent foot health by providing general routine treatments and thorough education. Other interests include sports podiatry, biomechanics, paediatrics and general treatment. Sarah has a high level of experience and knowledge in footwear and always happy to chat and provide advice about correct fit and desirable features required for sports footwear.
Ms. Ann Bush (Diabetes Educator)
Ann is a registered nurse and credentialed diabetics educator recognised by the Australian Diabetic Educators Association. Ann has a long experience in diabetics education and is able to assist and support our pre-diabetic patients, or patients with diabetes history, to improve and manage their control.
Ann can also help in pre-pregnancy planning and pregnancy support.
Bloom Hearing (Audiologists)
Bloom Hearing audiologists have been working from our practice for many years. Their audiologists have good experience in
1) defining patients hearing impairment and providing proper treatment and solutions;
2) providing auditory evaluations and education by measuring and studying noise conditions;
3) conducting screening programs relating to hearing loss and protection.
To book an appointment with Bloom Hearing, please call: 5367 6199, or toll free number: 1800 777 659.
Aishani Parag (Medical Receptionist)
Aishani began working at Saint Mary Medical Centre in December 2006, when she was still in high school. She has grown fond of the community spirit within the Macedon Ranges and loves driving into Gisborne and watching the trees and gardens change with the seasons.
Rose Avenell-Thompson (Medical Receptionist)
Rose started working at Saint Mary Medical Centre in 2022 while finishing her final year of high school. She hopes to go to university to study forensic pathology. In her free time, Rose enjoys swimming, reading, crocheting, and watching movies.
My-Medicare is a voluntary patient registration that will enable patients to register with their regular GP to deliver greater continuity of care.
For additional details on the registration process, we encourage you to speak with our reception team. We have also brochures ready for you to collect and they explain the benefits of registration and provide you with clear, step-by-step instructions for the registration process".