Our Team

Medical Practitioners

Dr. Sugirtha ‘Sugi’ SEELA RAJ, MBBS

Dr Sugirtha has over 14 years of experience in clinical practice. She completed her MBBS in 2004, with honours and has worked in various hospitals and clinics in her home country of Malaysia. Before moving to Adelaide, she worked in Singapore from 2013-2017.

She consults on all cases of General Practice, with interests in Chronic Disease Management, Ophthalmology (Eye) cases, Mental Health, Women’s Health and Child Health.

Languages Spoken English, Malay, Tamil.

Dr. Olga POLIKINA, MBBS, MD (Cardiology), PhD

Dr Olga Polikina is a highly skilled General Practitioner with both clinical and academic background with about 15 years of experience. She obtained her MBBS in 2003, her Masters in Cardiology in 2005, her PhD in 2014. In 2006-2010, she worked in the UK in clinical field and academia.

Dr Olga is trained in Cardiology, Chronic disease management, Metabolic problems, Weight management and Obesity and Motivational Interviewing. Her areas of interest include Women’s Health, Chronic Disease Management, Metabolism, Weight Management and Obesity, Mental Health and Children’s Health.

Languages Spoken English, Russian, German

Dr. Shanthi KANDASAMY, MBBS, MD (Obs & Gyn), FRACGP

Dr Shanthi Kandasamy has 15 years experience in obstetrics and gynaecology. She completed her MBBS in 1989 and completed her M.D. in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1998 in Tamil Nadu, India. She is a fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

She specialises in patient care across all age groups, emergency care, chronic disease management, pregnancy care and gynaecological issues, Her interests include women’s health, child health and surgical excision of lumps and skin cancer. She is trained in IUCD insertion and removal.

Languages Spoken English, Arabic, Malayalam, Tamil

Dr Mina Nakhjavani, MBBS

Dr Mina Nakhjavani completed her Medical Doctorate Degree in 2011, and has worked in various health clinics in her home country of Iran. Dr Mina moved to Adelaide, in June 2018.

Dr Mina is an experienced GP and a proficient in the medical filed. She is respectful, empathetic and knowledgeable. Mental and physical well-being of patients are mattered to her in approaching any problem. She prioritizes psychological, social, and spiritual needs of each person individually as well as considering physical issues. Her special interest include Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Paediatrics and minor surgery.

When not working Dr Nakhjavani enjoys watercolour painting, playing chess, Swimming , Playing traditional instrument "dulcimer " and Pilates

Languages Spoken English, Persian, Dari


Dr. Murtuza Zirapuri completed his MBBS in 1996 and now has over 12 years of experience working in a General Practice setting. Born and raised in India, Dr Zirapuri moved to Australia in 2005 where he has worked in the northern areas of Adelaide since moving. He achieved his fellowship in 2009 and is a member of Royal Australian college of General Practitioners.

Dr Murtuza has since completed skin cancer workshops and training, now performs procedures to remove small cancers and also does flap repairs from within the surgery. Dr Murtuza has a keen interest in Children’s and Men’s health, with a specialist interest in minor surgical procedures, excisions and skin cancer. Dr Murtuza also works at the Emergency Department at the Gawler Hospital and is a highly trained emergency physician.

Languages Spoken English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujrati

Dr. Senthil GOVINDASAMY, MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), FRACGP

Dr. Senthil Govindasamy is a highly skilled and qualified General Practitioner with outstanding academic background. He has been practicing in Mawson Lakes since 2005 and is well known by the local community. He obtained his MBBS in 1996 and his Masters in General Surgery in 2002, both in India. He was accepted as a fellow of Royal Australia College of General Practitioners in 2008.

He has a keen interest in keeping his medical knowledge and skills up to date and he is a strong proponent of evidence-based medicine. He is a versatile GP with wide ranging clinical and research interests. His personal ambition is to make essential medical services available to all people, anywhere, anytime.

Languages Spoken English, Hindi, Tamil




Dr Sue has been working as a dentist in South Australia for 25 years. She set up a modern dental practice at EBM Practice in 2014, after moving from Brahma Lodge, where she had been practicing for 25 years.

Languages Spoken English, Tamil



Mr. Sivakumar GOPALAKRISHNAN, Master of Orthopaedics, Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Siva has more than 18 years’ experience as a treating physiotherapist. He has attained a Masters in Orthopaedics Sports and Manual Physiotherapy and APA titled musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist. He manages all musculoskeletal/ sports conditions with an expertise in sports and spinal care with Maitland/ Mulligan and Mc Kenzie approach.

Languages Spoken English, Tamil



Ms. Monica MARIAN, Master of Nutrition & Dietetics

Monica Marian is a nutritionist/ dietician who holds a degree in General Medicine from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (1992). After working for six years as an intern doctor and then as a specializing doctor in paediatrics, Monica migrated to Australia where she gained a new perspective on health. She was introduced to the fundamental principles of Ayurvedic medicine and nutrition (the traditional Indian system of healing) as well as nutritional medicine.

In 2007, she obtained a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University in Adelaide, where she learned how to incorporate the latest evidenced-based information into her nutrition practice.

Monica believes that the way we eat, think, live and love influences our health. Together with the medical team at EBM Family Medical Practice, her passion is to empower her patients to achieve optimal health and overcome their health problems by using food and lifestyle changes as the first line of treatment.

Over the years she has shared her knowledge with people of all ages from the community to help overcome their health problems, from acute to chronic conditions like diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, digestive disorders, arthritis, skin conditions etc. Her focus is to help people understand how to best access in their food all the necessary building blocks to support the amazing ability of the body to heal and repair, to achieve optimum health and enjoy life.

Languages Spoken English, Romanian


Practice Nurses

Alma Gill, Registered Nurse


Marilyn Lee, Registered Nurse