Phone (02) 6109 0000

Our Doctors

Dr Corina Botan

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Corina is passionate about child and women's health, and initially commenced training as a paediatrician before switching to general practice. She enjoys providing holistic family care and thinks the most rewarding part of her job is developing long-term relationships with families and the community.
Corina worked in NSW, Victoria and Queensland prior to returning to her home town of Canberra. She has significant experience working in Emergency Medicine and as a generalist in rural communities. She has a Diploma of Paediatrics (Westmead Children's Hospital) and has also won awards for her work in human rights.
Outside of work, Corina enjoys yoga and chasing after her young children.
She graduated from University of Queensland in 2012.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Monday Wednesday Thursday

Dr Heike Kath

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of Qld in 2003. She completed several years of paediatric specialist training before deciding to become a GP. She has completed a Diploma in Paediatrics (Westmead Children’s Hospital).

Dr Kath moved to YourGP@Lyneham from Jervis Bay in 2014 for her husband to take a lecturing position in painting at the School of Art. They have a young daughter.

Dr Kath has a special interest in children’s health and women’s health. Her family grew up on an orchard in Far North Queensland and she loves to grow things, from vegetables to bee-keeping. She keeps active with walking and yoga.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Dr Freya Ashman

new patients welcome

ABOUT

A graduate of the University of Sydney in 2011. Dr Ashman has a Diploma in Paediatrics (Westmead Children’s Hospital). She has special interests in paediatrics, women’s health and mental health. Dr Ashman has a passion for teaching and is a medical educator for local GPs in training and medical students.

Dr Ashman chose medicine and general practice as she was interested in everything and didn’t want to narrow down to one specialty. She says she loves hearing people’s stories. She started working at Lyneham as a registrar in her last year of training in 2015. On finishing she decided to continue at Lyneham as she has enjoyed caring for our patients and the professional, warm and supportive atmosphere of the practice.

Outside of work she enjoys reading and writing fiction, singing and ice-skating.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Dr John Deery

not accepting new patients

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of NSW in 2000.

From the moment John started General Practice in 2003, he desired to one day open a practice. He is passionate about growing YourGP to fulfil the practice vision of ‘genuine care, clinical excellence’. John has spoken for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to encourage other GPs who would like to open their own practices.

John practices in all areas of general practice with special interests in sports medicine, paediatrics, men’s health and minor surgery, including tongue tie release. He does a Friday morning vasectomy clinic at the YourGP@Crace theatre, see canberravasectomy.com.au for more details.

John loves sport and was previously a school Australian decathlon champion. He played for the St George Dragons, the Sydney City Roosters and Sydney University Rugby while studying. More recently he has developed a passion for table tennis. He has just taken the title of YourGP tablet tennis champion from Dr Kit Wong.

John is a devoted IT geek and keeps the practice up to date with technology.

John and Mel have three gorgeous children. They have a strong Christian faith.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Wednesday Friday

Crace - Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday

Dr Mel Deery

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of New South Wales 2000.

Mel says she loves being a GP and a practice owner. Along with her husband John, she is passionate about developing YourGP to better fulfil the vision of ‘genuine care, clinical excellence’. She feels privileged to work alongside such an amazing team of doctors, nurses and administrative staff.

She enjoys all areas of general practice with special interests in paediatrics, women’s health, pregnancy care and mental health.

She enjoys walking in Canberra, especially where there are views of the beautiful Brindabella mountain ranges.

Mel and John have three gorgeous children. They have a strong Christian faith.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Wednesday Friday

Crace - Monday

Dr Hayden Henry

not accepting new patients

ABOUT

Graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003. His special interests are men’s health, skin cancer medicine, sports medicine, children and young families. He has two children.

He is an excellent teacher. He is doing a Masters in Public health.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday

Fred Cheung

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Fred completed medicine at the Australian National University. He thinks Canberra is one of the best places in the world. He really believes in providing genuine care and clinical excellence. He also loves teaching. Fred is interested in all areas of general practice. He is passionate about holistic care and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Fred relishes being outdoors, going for a run or hopping on a bike. He enjoys trying to grow things and cooking a novel recipe. He finds joy in nature. On the weekends, you may spot him on one of the beautiful mountains surrounding Canberra.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Krystle Marca

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Krystle Marca completed medicine at Flinders University in South Australia. She has moved from Sydney to make Canberra her longterm home.

Dr Marca has particular interests in women's health and paediatrics. She has completed a Diploma in Child Health with the Westmead Children’s Hospital and the Family Planning NSW Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health in 2017.

Outside of work Dr Marca loves spending time with her husband and three young children and serving in her local church.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday

Justin Sissing

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Sissing grew up in Sydney and moved to Canberra to study medicine at the ANU. He completed his GP training in rural NSW working as a GP and visiting medical officer at Crookwell District Hospital and Inverell District Hospital. He has now moved back to Canberra for better work-life balance and to spend more time with his young family.
His special interests include skin cancer medicine, completing the certificate in skin cancer medicine and dermoscopy, with the Skin Cancer College Australasia.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Thursday Friday

Dr Ian Chan

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Chan grew up in Auckland. He moved to Canberra in 2011 to finish his studies in medicine at the ANU. He loves Canberra so he stayed.

He is currently completing further studies in paediatrics with a Diploma of Child Health through Westmead Children's Hospital. He enjoys teaching medical students. He enjoys all aspects of general practice. He has special interests in kids and skin cancer medicine.

Outside of work he watches movies to relax, backs the All Blacks and plays tennis. (Dr Deery is going to dock his pay for supporting the All Blacks).

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday

Dr Janine Kelly

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of Sydney in 1995. Dr Kelly is a caring and friendly doctor with eighteen years of experience in General Practice. She grew up in Sydney but Canberra is her long-term home.

She enjoys all areas of General Practice with special interests in women’s health, pregnancy and paediatrics. She is great with kids and has three children of her own.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Dr Kyla Bremner

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Bremner is a graduate of the University of Sydney with honours in 2006.
Dr Bremner worked for several years as a GP and Emergency doctor in a remote town on the coast of Canada, accessible only by boat or plane. She returned to Australia in 2014 to make Canberra her long-term home.
She has special interests in paediatrics, women’s health, menopause, aged care and lifestyle modification. She says loves the variety of General Practice and building relationships with patients. She enjoys being able to support people to improve their physical and emotional health.
Dr Bremner was the first woman to represent Australia in wrestling at the 2008 Olympics. She married the coach of the Polish Olympic team and they have three young boys. They continue to enjoy wrestling and coaching.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Dr Kit Wong

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Wong grew up in Sydney and graduated from the University of Sydney with honours in 2006. He moved to Canberra as his wife grew up here and they thought it would be a great place to bring up their two boys.

Dr Wong has done a Diploma in Paediatrics (Westmead Children’s Hospital). Prior to studying medicine, he was a physiotherapist for five years, which gives him excellent skills in sports medicine.

He has special interests in paediatrics, sports medicine, men’s health and skin cancer medicine. He is doing a Masters in Skin Cancer Medicine.

He chose general practice because of the range of medicine and the people he has the privilege of meeting. He feels like he can help people and that gives a great sense of job satisfaction. He chose Crace as he enjoys the environment, staff and colleagues as well as the opportunity to work in an area with lots of younger families similar to his own.

Outside of work Dr Wong enjoys spending time with his family, keeping fit with tennis, golf, touch football and basketball. He loves the Sydney Swans.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Wednesday Friday

Dr Kristin O’Neill

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of Sydney with first class honours, 1998. Dr O’Neill has worked as a GP in Sydney, Dubai and most recently Singapore where she looked after expat Australians and New Zealanders, along with patients from eight different countries.

Her family returned to Australia in 2014 to make Canberra their long-term home.

Dr O’Neill enjoys all aspects of general practice with special interests in paediatrics, dermatology and travel medicine. She has two children.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Dr Julie Beuth (Hewitt)

not accepting new patients

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of Auckland in 1981. Dr Hewitt completed her GP training in Christchurch before moving to Australia in 1989. She worked in Belconnen as a GP for twenty-five years before moving to YourGP@Crace in 2014.

Special interests are skin cancer medicine/surgery and women’s health, but most of her practice is true general practice. Julie has two daughters. Outside of work she loves to stay active with her partner, they enjoy skiing, cycling, running and gardening. Julie regularly travels to New Zealand where she is growing vineyards and setting up a truffle farm.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Dr John Petelczyc

not accepting new patients

ABOUT

Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1981.

Dr Petelczyc was a well-loved and established GP in Belconnen for twenty-five years before moving to Crace in 2014. His patients appreciate his warmth, care and experience.

Outside of work Dr Petelczyc has enjoys walking, squash and has a particular love of dogs. He has several wolfhounds.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Dr David Brown

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Brown grew up in Canberra and studied medicine at the Australian National University. He has completed a Diploma of Child Health through Westmead Children’s Hospital.
He has a great reputation for excellence, warmth and compassion. Kids love him.
Dr Brown is currently doing some further training in palliative care and will be returning in January 2018.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Dr Kathleen O'Brien

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Graduate of the ANU Medical School, 2013.
Dr O’Brien is very friendly and loves children. She is currently completing a Diploma in Paediatrics through Westmead Children’s Hospital. She has interests in aged care and women’s health.
She chose General Practice because she wanted the opportunity of establishing long lasting relationships with patients to provide excellent continuity of care. Dr O’Brien says she enjoys working at YourGP because of the commitment to quality care and the supportive team environment from the other doctors, to the nursing and administrative staff.
Outside of work she likes seeing friends, watching the Brumbies, travelling, reading and listening to music.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday

Dr Corina Botan

LYNEHAM

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Corina is passionate about child and women's health, and initially commenced training as a paediatrician before switching to general practice. She enjoys providing holistic family care and thinks the most rewarding part of her job is developing long-term relationships with families and the community.
Corina worked in NSW, Victoria and Queensland prior to returning to her home town of Canberra. She has significant experience working in Emergency Medicine and as a generalist in rural communities. She has a Diploma of Paediatrics (Westmead Children's Hospital) and has also won awards for her work in human rights.
Outside of work, Corina enjoys yoga and chasing after her young children.
She graduated from University of Queensland in 2012.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Monday Wednesday Thursday

Dr Heike Kath

LYNEHAM

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of Qld in 2003. She completed several years of paediatric specialist training before deciding to become a GP. She has completed a Diploma in Paediatrics (Westmead Children’s Hospital).

Dr Kath moved to YourGP@Lyneham from Jervis Bay in 2014 for her husband to take a lecturing position in painting at the School of Art. They have a young daughter.

Dr Kath has a special interest in children’s health and women’s health. Her family grew up on an orchard in Far North Queensland and she loves to grow things, from vegetables to bee-keeping. She keeps active with walking and yoga.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Dr Freya Ashman

LYNEHAM

new patients welcome

ABOUT

A graduate of the University of Sydney in 2011. Dr Ashman has a Diploma in Paediatrics (Westmead Children’s Hospital). She has special interests in paediatrics, women’s health and mental health. Dr Ashman has a passion for teaching and is a medical educator for local GPs in training and medical students.

Dr Ashman chose medicine and general practice as she was interested in everything and didn’t want to narrow down to one specialty. She says she loves hearing people’s stories. She started working at Lyneham as a registrar in her last year of training in 2015. On finishing she decided to continue at Lyneham as she has enjoyed caring for our patients and the professional, warm and supportive atmosphere of the practice.

Outside of work she enjoys reading and writing fiction, singing and ice-skating.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Dr John Deery

LYNEHAM & CRACE

not accepting new patients

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of NSW in 2000.

From the moment John started General Practice in 2003, he desired to one day open a practice. He is passionate about growing YourGP to fulfil the practice vision of ‘genuine care, clinical excellence’. John has spoken for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to encourage other GPs who would like to open their own practices.

John practices in all areas of general practice with special interests in sports medicine, paediatrics, men’s health and minor surgery, including tongue tie release. He does a Friday morning vasectomy clinic at the YourGP@Crace theatre, see canberravasectomy.com.au for more details.

John loves sport and was previously a school Australian decathlon champion. He played for the St George Dragons, the Sydney City Roosters and Sydney University Rugby while studying. More recently he has developed a passion for table tennis. He has just taken the title of YourGP tablet tennis champion from Dr Kit Wong.

John is a devoted IT geek and keeps the practice up to date with technology.

John and Mel have three gorgeous children. They have a strong Christian faith.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Wednesday Friday

Crace - Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday

Dr Mel Deery

LYNEHAM & CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of New South Wales 2000.

Mel says she loves being a GP and a practice owner. Along with her husband John, she is passionate about developing YourGP to better fulfil the vision of ‘genuine care, clinical excellence’. She feels privileged to work alongside such an amazing team of doctors, nurses and administrative staff.

She enjoys all areas of general practice with special interests in paediatrics, women’s health, pregnancy care and mental health.

She enjoys walking in Canberra, especially where there are views of the beautiful Brindabella mountain ranges.

Mel and John have three gorgeous children. They have a strong Christian faith.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Wednesday Friday

Crace - Monday

Dr Hayden Henry

LYNEHAM

not accepting new patients

ABOUT

Graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003. His special interests are men’s health, skin cancer medicine, sports medicine, children and young families. He has two children.

He is an excellent teacher. He is doing a Masters in Public health.

WORK DAYS

Lyneham - Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday

Fred Cheung

CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Fred completed medicine at the Australian National University. He thinks Canberra is one of the best places in the world. He really believes in providing genuine care and clinical excellence. He also loves teaching. Fred is interested in all areas of general practice. He is passionate about holistic care and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Fred relishes being outdoors, going for a run or hopping on a bike. He enjoys trying to grow things and cooking a novel recipe. He finds joy in nature. On the weekends, you may spot him on one of the beautiful mountains surrounding Canberra.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Krystle Marca

CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Krystle Marca completed medicine at Flinders University in South Australia. She has moved from Sydney to make Canberra her longterm home.

Dr Marca has particular interests in women's health and paediatrics. She has completed a Diploma in Child Health with the Westmead Children’s Hospital and the Family Planning NSW Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health in 2017.

Outside of work Dr Marca loves spending time with her husband and three young children and serving in her local church.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday

Justin Sissing

CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Sissing grew up in Sydney and moved to Canberra to study medicine at the ANU. He completed his GP training in rural NSW working as a GP and visiting medical officer at Crookwell District Hospital and Inverell District Hospital. He has now moved back to Canberra for better work-life balance and to spend more time with his young family.
His special interests include skin cancer medicine, completing the certificate in skin cancer medicine and dermoscopy, with the Skin Cancer College Australasia.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Thursday Friday

Dr Ian Chan

CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Chan grew up in Auckland. He moved to Canberra in 2011 to finish his studies in medicine at the ANU. He loves Canberra so he stayed.

He is currently completing further studies in paediatrics with a Diploma of Child Health through Westmead Children's Hospital. He enjoys teaching medical students. He enjoys all aspects of general practice. He has special interests in kids and skin cancer medicine.

Outside of work he watches movies to relax, backs the All Blacks and plays tennis. (Dr Deery is going to dock his pay for supporting the All Blacks).

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday

Dr Janine Kelly

CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of Sydney in 1995. Dr Kelly is a caring and friendly doctor with eighteen years of experience in General Practice. She grew up in Sydney but Canberra is her long-term home.

She enjoys all areas of General Practice with special interests in women’s health, pregnancy and paediatrics. She is great with kids and has three children of her own.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Dr Kyla Bremner

CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Bremner is a graduate of the University of Sydney with honours in 2006.
Dr Bremner worked for several years as a GP and Emergency doctor in a remote town on the coast of Canada, accessible only by boat or plane. She returned to Australia in 2014 to make Canberra her long-term home.
She has special interests in paediatrics, women’s health, menopause, aged care and lifestyle modification. She says loves the variety of General Practice and building relationships with patients. She enjoys being able to support people to improve their physical and emotional health.
Dr Bremner was the first woman to represent Australia in wrestling at the 2008 Olympics. She married the coach of the Polish Olympic team and they have three young boys. They continue to enjoy wrestling and coaching.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Dr Kit Wong

CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Wong grew up in Sydney and graduated from the University of Sydney with honours in 2006. He moved to Canberra as his wife grew up here and they thought it would be a great place to bring up their two boys.

Dr Wong has done a Diploma in Paediatrics (Westmead Children’s Hospital). Prior to studying medicine, he was a physiotherapist for five years, which gives him excellent skills in sports medicine.

He has special interests in paediatrics, sports medicine, men’s health and skin cancer medicine. He is doing a Masters in Skin Cancer Medicine.

He chose general practice because of the range of medicine and the people he has the privilege of meeting. He feels like he can help people and that gives a great sense of job satisfaction. He chose Crace as he enjoys the environment, staff and colleagues as well as the opportunity to work in an area with lots of younger families similar to his own.

Outside of work Dr Wong enjoys spending time with his family, keeping fit with tennis, golf, touch football and basketball. He loves the Sydney Swans.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Wednesday Friday

Dr Kristin O’Neill

CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of Sydney with first class honours, 1998. Dr O’Neill has worked as a GP in Sydney, Dubai and most recently Singapore where she looked after expat Australians and New Zealanders, along with patients from eight different countries.

Her family returned to Australia in 2014 to make Canberra their long-term home.

Dr O’Neill enjoys all aspects of general practice with special interests in paediatrics, dermatology and travel medicine. She has two children.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Dr Julie Beuth (Hewitt)

CRACE

not accepting new patients

ABOUT

Graduate of the University of Auckland in 1981. Dr Hewitt completed her GP training in Christchurch before moving to Australia in 1989. She worked in Belconnen as a GP for twenty-five years before moving to YourGP@Crace in 2014.

Special interests are skin cancer medicine/surgery and women’s health, but most of her practice is true general practice. Julie has two daughters. Outside of work she loves to stay active with her partner, they enjoy skiing, cycling, running and gardening. Julie regularly travels to New Zealand where she is growing vineyards and setting up a truffle farm.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Dr John Petelczyc

CRACE

not accepting new patients

ABOUT

Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1981.

Dr Petelczyc was a well-loved and established GP in Belconnen for twenty-five years before moving to Crace in 2014. His patients appreciate his warmth, care and experience.

Outside of work Dr Petelczyc has enjoys walking, squash and has a particular love of dogs. He has several wolfhounds.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Dr David Brown

CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Dr Brown grew up in Canberra and studied medicine at the Australian National University. He has completed a Diploma of Child Health through Westmead Children’s Hospital.
He has a great reputation for excellence, warmth and compassion. Kids love him.
Dr Brown is currently doing some further training in palliative care and will be returning in January 2018.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Dr Kathleen O'Brien

CRACE

new patients welcome

ABOUT

Graduate of the ANU Medical School, 2013.
Dr O’Brien is very friendly and loves children. She is currently completing a Diploma in Paediatrics through Westmead Children’s Hospital. She has interests in aged care and women’s health.
She chose General Practice because she wanted the opportunity of establishing long lasting relationships with patients to provide excellent continuity of care. Dr O’Brien says she enjoys working at YourGP because of the commitment to quality care and the supportive team environment from the other doctors, to the nursing and administrative staff.
Outside of work she likes seeing friends, watching the Brumbies, travelling, reading and listening to music.

WORK DAYS

Crace - Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday