MON – FRI 8:00am – 5:00pm 
SAT  8:00am – 11:30am
Sunday and Public Holidays Closed

Providing the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.

About us

All of our doctors work by appointment, so it is necessary to make an appointment in advance.

Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of patient care by embracing a holistic approach to diagnosing and managing illnesses. Our commitment extends to the promotion of overall health, well-being, and disease prevention for all our patients. We steadfastly uphold a policy of non-discrimination in the delivery of superior healthcare, treating all patients with the utmost dignity and respect. We encourage patients to maintain continuity of care with their preferred physicians. In alignment with this philosophy, we proudly hold accreditation as a General Practice Training practice, supporting the goal of providing specialized training for doctors seeking to excel in general practice.

We commenced practice at 1216 Anzac Parade in 2001. Prior to this we existed as two separate practices at 1214 Anzac Parade and 7 Prince Edward Street, Malabar. These practices had been in these locations for decades. We amalgamated and became known as Malabar Medical Centre.

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Our Services

Practice Information Sheet
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  • Comprehensive family and individual general practice care
  • Practice nurse support
  • Antenatal shared care 
  • Paediatric care including childhood vaccinations
  • Women’s health
    • Contraception for women including Implanon removal and insertion (costs apply)
    • Mirena IUD insertions (Dr. Bianca Watson- costs apply)
  • Pathology Collection (Sydpath)
  • On-site Dietician (Ms Alicia Sim – costs may apply)
  • Mental health care including an on-site psychologist (Mrs Suzie Sharman – costs apply)
  • Skin checks & minor surgery (costs apply)
  • Iron infusions (costs apply)
  • Workers Compensation
  • Health assessments and preventative health care
  • Men’s health 
  • Sexual health 
  • Travel vaccinations including Yellow Fever vaccinations

Phoning Your Doctor

Most problems are best dealt with in a consultation, so the appropriate attention can be devoted to resolving your questions. However, a doctor will always be available during normal surgery hours for emergency advice.

Obtaining Test Results

Laboratory tests will take on average 1-2 days to be processed, some tests longer. Please make an appointment with your doctor so that adequate time can be devoted to a detailed explanation of your results. Our policy is that results will not be given to patients by phone, email, or post.

OUR DOCTORS

We are an AGPAL accredited practice and have been involved in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education for many years.

Dr Chris Cotton

MBBS FRACGP

I have decided to hang up my stethoscope and retire, after 33 years of general practice in Malabar. My last day of GP work will be September 17. It has been a great pleasure and a privilege to have worked in this area for most of my life. I am trying to say goodbye in person or by phone to all my regular patients and those I have come to know well over the years, but if I happen to miss out on some, I wish you all good health and best wishes for the future. I know you will be in good hands with our team here. 

You may see me later in the year, helping out in our Covid vaccine clinics or sitting in the waiting room as a patient. 

Dr Jo Thomas

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Jo commenced his internship in 1990. After 6 years working in the public hospitals, he moved into general practice and gained his general practice fellowship in 1997.
Being a GP has been a rewarding vocation and the combination of helping people and problem solving is what he loves most about the job.
In recent years, he has been involved as a general practice supervisor, helping train a whole new generation of GPs. In his spare time, he recharges playing squash, playing FIFA and volunteering in his local church.

Dr Jimmy Cheng

MBBS, FRACGP, BSc(Med).

Jimmy was compelled to enter General Practice after participating in undergraduate volunteer work at The Manorom Christian Hospital Thailand. He was part of a GP led team that provided compassionate holistic care that optimised community wellness, thus Jimmy now strives to emulate this ethos. He is experienced in all aspects of General Practice, has supervised GP trainees since 2010 and is an examiner for the Australian College of General Practitioners. 

Jimmy grew up locally and completed his medical degree at the UNSW in 2001. During his spare time Jimmy likes to play basketball, table tennis and cricket with his kids. He’s also trying to teach his wife and 3 kids the joys of fishing! 

Special interests: Men’s Health, Chronic Illness, Travel Health, Psychological Concerns, Paediatrics and Preventive Health.

Dr Winnie Siu

MBBS, BSc(Med)Hons, MPH, DCH, FRACGP

Winnie completed her medical degree at UNSW in 2009 and trained at St George and Sutherland Hospitals.  Her postgraduate training includes a Master of Public Health, Diploma of Child Health and Certificate in Family Planning. She enjoys the opportunities for continuity of care, holistic care and preventative health in general practice. Outside of work, Winnie enjoys running (find her at the annual City to Surf!), water colour painting and travel photography capturing the different seasons.

Special Interests: Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Preventive Health, Sexual Health, Geriatric Medicine, Teaching for Registrars.

Dr Daniel Jin

BMEDSCI (HONS) M.D. FRACGP

Dr Daniel Jin grew up in Sydney and graduated with honours from the University of NSW in 2015. He has been working at Life Medical Clinic since the start of 2019 and is excited to experience all aspects of what being a GP has to offer. Daniel otherwise enjoys spending time with his dog, cycling, and getting out on the water for a fish.

Areas of Interest
Dermatology and skin cancer medicine, sexual health, travel medicine

Dr Daniel Tran

BSc (Med), DCH, FRACGP

Daniel graduated from UNSW in 2015 and worked in the Sydney metropolitan area and in rural NSW as a junior doctor before deciding to pursue a career in general practice. During his GP training Daniel rotated through different GP practices in different areas of Sydney. Daniel enjoys all aspects of general practice and the variety that comes with this work.

Dr Hue Tran

BSc(Med), MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)

Hue is a full-time female GP working at Malabar since 2002. She believes in ‘continuity of care’ and has the privilege of being the family doctor for many families through four generations. Thus her patients are drawn from all ages: from pre-natal to centenarians. Hue has completed her Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive Health awarded by Family Planning Australia; Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Surgery awarded by the University of Queensland; and most recently completed the Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Course hosted by ASHM (Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine). 

Dr Rebecca Davison

Dr LLoyd D'costa

ALLIED HEALTH​

Sr. Leanne Fuller

Registered Nurse
Adult & Paediatric Vaccinations
Health Assessments
Preventative Health

Sr. Jacqui Currie

Registered Nurse
Adult & Paediatric Vaccinations
Health Assessments
Preventative Health

Mrs Suzie Sharman

Psychologist

Ms Alicia Sim

Dietician

ADMIN TEAM

Mrs Samah Michail

Practice Manager

Mrs Gail Mcgibbon

Receptionist

Ms Soraya Turk

Receptionist

Mrs Sandra Theoharous

Receptionist

Ms Emily Atkins

Receptionist

Mrs Shiely Sutjipto

Receptionist

Mrs Lorraine Giannakos

Receptionist

Ms Rachel Prestwidge

Receptionist

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Announcement

Change in fees as of March 1st 2024

After being a purely bulk-billing practice since our existence, as of 1 March 2024, we have made the decision to only bulk bill children under 16 years and those who carry a current DVA/Commonwealth concession card.

 

As of  1 March 2024, we will only be bulk billing the following patient groups

  • Holders of Gold DVA or Commonwealth concession cards, pension cards, healthcare cards
  • Children and adolescents under the age of 16.

 

For those who are not eligible for Medicare bulk billing, the maximum out-of-pocket cost will be $30-$40 for any consultation. So payment of the full consult fee upfront is required and the rebate is sent your bank account automatically within 48 hours. You will need to ensure Medicare has your up-to-date banking details, to receive your rebate.