Northlakes

Dr Cosmas Ekezie

General Practitioner/Director

Cosmas Chike Ekezie was born in Nigeria, graduated from University of Nigeria Medical school in 1996.

Holds a diploma in child health from Westmead and is a fellow of RACGP.

He loves general practice; psychological medicine, child health and chronic disease management are areas of particular interest  to him.

He loves sports -soccer, tennis, volley ball, athletics and enjoys a discussion around politics. 

Dr Nnamdi CK Ibekwe

General Practitioner

Dr Ibekwe has had extensive medical training in the areas of General Practice, Occupational Medicine and Health, Public and Preventative Health and Family Medicine. He has specialist interest in obstetrics and gynaecology and general surgical procedures. In his spare time enjoys watching soccer and reading. 

Dr Carol Tung

General Practioner

Carol completed her undergraduate degree in medical science at the University of Technology, Sydney before moving to Canberra to study medicine at the Australian National University. After graduating in 2009 she move back to Sydney and worked there for the next few years with some time also spent in Nowra, Goulburn and Albury before relocating to the Central Coast. Carol has an interest in womens' health and preventative medicine. In her spare time, she likes to take her two dogs to the beach, explore the weekend markets and find new and exciting places to eat with her husband.

Dr Aaron Zea Yomona

General Practitioner

Dr Aaron Zea Yomona comes from Lima, Peru. He graduated from Universidad de San Martin de Porres Medical School in 2006 and has been working in General Practice in the Central Coast since 2014. He enjoys his job very much  and has a special interest in Chronic Disease management and Mental Health. Whenever he is not thinking about medicine he is likely to be watching a movie or table top games.

Dr Shannon Marsh

General Practitioner Registrar

Shannon Marsh graduated with his Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of surgery from University of Queensland in 2013 after working for 4 years as a pharmacist. He is working toward fellowship with RACGP and enjoys forging ongoing therapeutic relationships with patients. He is particularly interested in Child Health, Antenatal care and General Practice. When he is not working, he is trying to entertain his 3 children or wash his car.

Michelle Hines

Registered Nurse

Michelle is a very experience nurse with  20 years experience as a practice nurse.  Her  interests are in diabetic health and women’s health although enjoys all aspects of practice nursing.   Previous to working as a practice nurse Michelle worked in Country Victoria and the UK hospital system.

Jane Farnworth

Practice Manager

Jane has been with the practice since the opening in 2012. She enjoys the different aspects of her role and enjoys the challenges. In her spare time she enjoys travelling. 

Lisa Ashcroft

Receptionist

Lisa has enjoyed a career as a medical receptionist  for the last 20 years and started at Northlakes in 2012.

Lisa prides herself on being professional  with administration,  patient support and attention to detail while building long term patient relationships.

Brooke Ipsen

Receptionist

Brooke has been a medical receptionist for the past 5 years, for a number of doctors across the coast.

 What she enjoys most about being a medical receptionist is the relationships that is formed with the patients.

Brooke really enjoy helping people and  gets a lot of satisfaction seeing peoples health improving. 

Telena Jones

Receptionist

Telena has been a part of the Northlakes and Eastlakes team for 3 years. She enjoys being able to attend to patient needs. In her spare time Telena enjoys cooking and making morning tea for the team.

Jessica McNamee

Receptionist

Jessica is the newest receptionist to join the Northlakes team. 

She is a strong supporter of healthy life style and  is a very considerate team orientated worker. 

She Must drink coffee in the morning to function.

Eastlakes

Dr Vijay Balasundaram

General Practitioner locum

Dr Vijaya Kumar Balasundaram

Vijay has extensive experience of working as GP in NSW. He has Fellowship of Royal Australian College of GPs. He enjoys all aspects of general practice. He has particular interests in skin cancer surgery and managing chronic diseases namely diabetes, obesity and chronic lung disease.  

Dr Ash Nath

General Practitioner Registrar

Dr Ash is a T4 registrar with the GP Synergy training Program. 

Jo Brindley

Practice Nurse and Diabetes Educator

Jo is a very experience nurse in community health and Practice nursing. She is a credentialed Diabetes educator with 5 years experience in diabetes. Her interests are in Chronic disease management and diabetes as well as preventative health. Prior to working as a practice nurse, Jo worked as a Diabetes Educator in Western NSW

Karen Webb

Lake Macquarie Psychology

Karen is a psychologist who practices out of Eastlakes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Karen Webb has over 10 years experience practising as a registered psychologist, working with clients of all ages with diverse needs.  She is also currently completing a higher degree to supplement her previous training and expand her skill-base