It’s okay not to be okay.
In this COVID-19 world of isolation and financial stress we get that sometimes we all just need some support.
That’s why Umbrella Health has a special COVID-19 support partnership with The Three Seas and Victoria Counselling & Psychological Services to provide an affordable pathway to get that support. With an Umbrella Health referral you can access three low or no cost consultations with a choice of over 80 mental health practitioners located across Melbourne.
In Partnership With
Dr. Gela Totonchi
With over 10 years of experience as a General Practitioner, Gela has worked in some of the most underprivileged areas of Iran while receiving her primary medical degree. After moving to Australia she received her fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Working as a full-time GP in both Queensland and Victoria, she simultaneously pursued her training in Women’s health as her main area of interest. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and welcomes all patients with her open heart and professional experience.
Gela is fluent in English and Farsi/Persian.
Areas of Interest are: Children’s Health, Travel Medicine, Mental Health, Women’s Health such as Contraception, Pregnancy Choices, Preconception, Antenatal and postnatal care (including shared care), Menopause and Sexual Health (including STI screening and PrEP).
Dr. Roy Othman
Dr Othman is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
He undertook his undergraduate medical training at University of Otago, New Zealand. The experience and knowledge he gained in various disciplines of medicine whist working at the hospital has given him an advantage in General Practice.
He is enjoying every aspect of traditional General Practice with special interest in skin cancer checks, preventative health, chronic care management, Men’s health, performing minor skin lesion excisions and iron infusions. He holds a certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine.
He has experience in the medical student teaching program with the University of Melbourne previously, supervising and teaching undergraduate medical students at the clinic as well as supervising doctors who were training to specialise in General Practice (GP trainee registrars) in the past.
He enjoys spending time with his young and active family. He is an avid tennis player, loves travelling and plays guitar leisurely. Dr Othman also speaks Malay/Bahasa Indonesia.
Dr Max Bahrami
Max has worked more than 15 years as a General Practitioner in Australia and Iran in every area of general practice focusing on skin diseases and skincare, weight management, sexual health and child health.
He has Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in addition to his Doctorate Degree in Medicine from Iran.
His areas of interest are chronic disease management, preventive medicine and health assessment, men, women and sexual health, skin diseases and consultations regarding weight management.
He is interested to play table tennis and enjoys reading about history, cultures and languages.
Dr Andrew Magennis
Dr Magennis gained his medical degree from Monash University in Melbourne in 1981. After graduating he chose to enter a training program to specifically become a General Practitioner. He has trained in Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, General Medicine, Surgery and Geriatrics. He gained further knowledge and experience assisting a plastic surgeon one day a week for over a decade.
Dr Magennis has worked in General Practice for over 35 years. His manner is gentle and friendly, and he very much enjoys working with his patients to have them fully understand any medical conditions they may present with. He is vocationally registered and regularly attends medical conferences and workshops to keep up to date.
- Diabetes (any type).
- Hay Fever, Eczema and Asthma.
- Depression, Anxiety and talking through difficult Psycho-social issues.
- Immunisations for Preventive Health (Children & Adults) & Travel
- Treating patients as a ‘whole person’ and not just a ‘disease’ walking through a door.
- Doing minor Surgical Procedures.
Dr Magennis is happy to refer his patients to Specialist Colleagues for further advice if needed or requested.
Dr Eva Hafidz
Dr Eva has been practising as a doctor since year 2001. She is a fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). She initially obtained her medical degree (MBChB) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. After graduating, she worked at various hospitals. During that time she also underwent vocational training with the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine which gave her a good experience in managing chronic conditions.
She enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She has special interest in women’s & children’s health, mental health, preventative medicine & screening such as pap smears and chronic care management (eg diabetes, heart disease, cancer, asthma,etc). She has experience managing patients at aged care facility for several years. Apart from that, she relates well to young patients (youth) and teenagers. She also manages sexual health matters and does STI screening.
Dr Eva was a medical educator and supervisor for medical students from the prestigious University of Melbourne. Outside of work, Dr Eva enjoys spending quality time with her husband and children, travelling, playing piano and gardening.
Languages spoken: English, Bahasa Malaysia & Bahasa Indonesia
Dr Nick Tooraj Taheri
Dr Nick graduated from Medical School in Iran in 1992 after which he started working as a GP for 12 years. Then he underwent training in Neurology for 4 years.
He migrated to Australia in 2014 and began his medical career in Australia in 2017 and managed to get Fellowship from Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2019 after working as a GP in QLD for 3 years.
Dr Nick is passionate about all areas of general medicine including:
- Neurological cases including headache, seizure, vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, numbness and weakness, Parkinson Disease, Tremor, Dementia and memory disturbance.
- Mental health
- Men’s health
- Chronic disease management such as Diabetes, High blood pressure, Asthma, COPD
- Skin cancer, minor operations and procedures
Dr Ellie Farzanfar
ELLIE is a fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with over 12 years of experience in general practice. She has worked as a GP in South east QLD for the last 6 years which gave her the opportunity to learn about Australian culture and expand her medical experience by seeing patients from all ages and walks of life. She considers this experience as one of the highlights of her life. She enjoys all aspects of general medicine and has a particular interest in:
- Women and children’s health
- Chronic disease management
- Mental health
- Preventive medicine and sexual health
She is fluent in English and Persian.
Dr Yuri Ramon
Dr Raymon gained his medical degree from The University of Western Australia in 1993. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
He is committed to helping his patients achieve optimum health through Preventative Medicine. Dr Raymon also has special interests in Acute and Chronic Pain Management, Minor Surgery, Chronic Disease Management, Musculo-Skeletal Medicine and Orthopaedics.
Dr Raymon is also recognised for his GP training workshops.
Languages Spoken: Russian (fluent), Dari (Persian Dialect), Uzbek (Turkish dialect) and Hebrew