Poet’s Corner Medical Centre is a bulk billing practice and a fully accredited practice with GPA plus. We met the standards and are accredited for the high standard of service and quality care that our doctors, allied health professionals and staff provide.

Poet’s Corner Medical Centre is a group of GPs (female doctors and male doctor) and allied health professionals dedicated to providing primary health care services of excellence. Our doctors, allied Health, our medical and administration staffs can speak Russian, Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, and Filipino.

We believe this is best achieved by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, utilizing the skills and expertise of a diverse range of practitioners (including doctors, nurses, dietitian, diabetes educator, exercise physiologist, psychologist, podiatrist, accredited pharmacist, and others). Working together as a team ensures an effective sharing of knowledge, optimizing patient care.

The doctors at Poet’s Corner Medical Centre share the common goal of providing the highest quality medical care to all our patients. Each doctor is committed to continuing professional development through ongoing medical education and is vocationally registered with the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

We also acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Bediagal, Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation and welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Islander people to this clinic.

Our General Practitioners:

Dr. Susana Tjandra (MBBS, FRACGP)
Dr. George Thiraviarajah (MBBS, FRACGP, DCH Diploma in Dermatology)
Dr. Anthony Tsamoglou (MBBS)
Dr. David (Dawood) Issa  (MBBS, FRACGP)
Dr. Carolyn Loo (MBBS(hons), FRACGP, DRANZCOG, DCH)

Our Allied Health Professionals    

Our allied health professionals are independent practitioners who bring multi-disciplinary skills to complement and enhance our medical services. Each practitioner is a highly qualified, experienced professional with expertise in their chosen field.

Angela Hsiao: Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Qualifications: APD, CDE

Angela has a master degree of nutrition and dietetics from the University of Sydney. She has practiced as an accredited dietitian (APD) from 1999. With more than 15 years working as a clinical dietitian, she is specialised in many aspects of nutrition care for patients with diabetes, heart diseases, food allergy and intolerance, kidney and liver diseases, etc. She also is very experienced in giving diet care for people during pregnancy, and need to manage weight.

She has her second postgraduate certificate from UTS on diabetes education and management. This makes Angela is more specialised in diabetes care. Angela has been qualified by ADEA (Australian Diabetes Educator’s Association), and is a credentialed diabetes educator. She is specialised in all the aspects in diabetes care, especially for people with type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.

Angela has spent last 10 years working in her private practice. She also had a conjoint appointment with university of western Sydney, and helped the clinical service with SWS Medicare local. She is very experienced, very kind and patient to all her patients.

Ruby -I-Chieh Chen: Podiatrist

Qualifications: B. Hlth Sci (Pod)

Ruby was qualified with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) in 2010. She was trained in Queensland and started her career working in Singapore hospital. She relocated to Sydney in 2012 and  has worked in various private practices, allied health centres, medical centres and aged care.

Ruby has a keen interest in Diabetic foot care, as well as common musculoskeletal condition such as heel pain. 

She is also fluent in Chinese (Mandarin), and familiar with Cantonese, Japanese and Hokkien.

Dr Barbara Newton: Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications: BA PhD MAPS

Dr Newton is a qualified Clinical Psychologist and Hypnotherapist.

Since 1991 Dr Newton has been in private practice as a psychologist. She has worked with many clients to help them overcome areas of concern and improve their lives.
Her background includes research, teaching and clinical experience in universities, schools, and hospitals.

She has presented papers on her work both nationally and internationally. She has appeared on Catalyst ABC TV as a guest therapist and has been interviewed by Richard Glover on ABC Radio.

Currently she is Vice President of the NSW branch of the Australian Society of Hypnosis.

Dr Margaret Donnelly: Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications:BA, MA, PhD, Diploma in Family Therapy, Diploma in Hypnosis

Dr Margaret Donnelly is Clinical & Counselling Psychologist and Hypnotherapist

Dr Donnelly has worked clinically in schools and education as a psychologist for 35 years including 14 years in Private Practice. Dr Donnelly has supported many young people and their families to manage their life’s challenges. She has worked with people across the lifespan – children, young people, adults and older people.

Dr Donnelly is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Society of Hypnosis, Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools



Medical and Administration Support Team

Our practice nurse Luisa and medical assistant Susan bring a high level of experience, professionalism, and caring to their work at Poet’s Corner Medical Centre.

They are an integral part of our medical teams, assisting our doctors in delivering high quality healthcare, providing invaluable services such as wound management, asthma and diabetes clinic, triage, close the gap program, counselling, health education and advice.

The members of our administration and reception team Magie and Olena are key to the efficient running of the practice, and are held in high regard by our health practitioners.

They are committed to assisting you, with courtesy and professionalism.

Please ask one of our receptionists if you have any questions concerning your visit.

We are here to take care of you.

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