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Dandenong

Our Team

Our team of experienced occupational health professionals deliver our exceptional services to employees in the Dandenong community. While we all have our own roles within the clinic, we work together to ensure we continue to be known as one of the leading occupational health providers in Australia.

Dr Kanaan Kanaan

Medical Practitioner

Dr Kanaan is an Approved Medical Specialist (AMS) for both WorkSafe (VIC) & WorkCover (WA), authorising him to undertake impairment assessments of injured workers seeking to claim specified statutory entitlements or pursue common law action. He is also a Specialist Occupational Physician with a 17-year-experience in the field of occupational & environmental medicine, both in Australia & the UK, covering various industries: Commercial drivers, Rail Workers, Seafarers & Coastal Pilots, Civil Aviation, Ship Building, Construction, Production, Engineering, Mining, Oil & Gas, Commonwealth & Local Government e.g. the Australian Antarctic Division, Department of Home Affairs, Services Australia and the UK National Health service (NHS).   Dr Kanaan is an accredited Health Professional (AHP) under Australian National Standards for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers, a Medical Inspector of Seafarers (MIS) under Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), a Government Contracted Doctor (GCD) for Disability Medical Assessment, a Panel Physician for Visa Medical Assessment, a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME) and a Medical Review Officer (MRO).  He is also a Registered Medical Practitioner for InjuryNET Injury Management Program (Australia) and an accredited physician for the administration of Yellow Fever Vaccination.

Dr Cecilia Phua

Medical Practitioner

Dr Phua completed her medical degree at Monash University (Clayton Campus) in 2010. She has worked in Monash Medical Centre, Ballarat Hospital and Goulburn Valley Hospital, gaining widespread experience in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine and Anaesthesia. She ventured into Occupational Medicine whilst looking for work-life balance and is passionate in assisting employees and employers in the return to work process. Dr Phua strives to work together with employees, employers and other stakeholders in realizing the health benefits of work.

Dr Hai Jen Low

Medical Practitioner

Dr Low obtained his medical degree from University of Queensland in 1999. He worked at the Royal Children’s’ Hospital in Brisbane, before moving to Melbourne in the late 2000s, where he worked in the areas of visa medicals and occupational medicine.

His interests in occupational medicine are predominantly in occupational pre-employments, and medical assessments for regulatory bodies such as AMSA, NTC, Austroads and Centrelink.

Dr Yvonne Wong

Medical Practitioner

Dr Wong graduated from Monash University in 2012 and joined Sonic HealthPlus in 2016. She enjoys all aspects of patient care with a special interest in occupational medicine including injury management, return to work and medical assessments.

Dr Azar Asgari

Medical Practitioner

Dr Asgari completed her Medical training in 1995 and has worked in general medicine for over 20 years. Since 2006, she has worked in occupational and corporate health, covering injury management, rehabilitation and return to work, pre placement medical examinations, immigration and travel medicine and periodical health assessments of safety critical workers such as rail and defence. Dr Asgari has extensive medical research experience and has a PhD in Biology from Melbourne University.

Dr Virginia Li

Medical Practitioner

Dr Li graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2002. She gained her surgical experience working in cardiac surgery and completed basic surgical training under The Royal Australasian Collage of Surgeons in 2006.

While searching for a work-life balance, Dr Li developed an interest in occupational medicine. She is a member of The Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM) and has been a CPD committee member of ANZSOM since 2012. Dr Li is a strong believer in the health benefits of work. Her areas of interest in occupational medicine are injury management, fitness for duties assessment and worksite visits. Dr Li also has a particular interest in assessing return to work in particular return to work post-surgery.

Dr Sharmini Kumar

Medical Practitioner

Sharmini graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001, and has since worked in a number of fields including psychiatry, paediatrics, emergency and surgery. She has spent several months working at a remote hospital in Papua New Guinea and also has extensive experience in clinical trial medicine and occupational health.

Sharmini is interested in all aspects of health assessment and injury management, and takes a team approach to management of clinical issues.

 

Dr John Nash

Medical Practitioner
Visa Immigration Doctor

Jean Hammond

Nurse/Medical Screener

Jean is our enrolled nurse and has been with Sonic HealthPlus since 2016. Jean graduated as an Enrolled Nurse through Chisholm TAFE after raising five children. Jean is responsible for screening for medicals, Venepuncture on our Visa and medical clients, ECG, audio and spirometry testing.

She enjoys the challenges of the Dandenong clinic, the diverse clientele in the clinic each day and working with a close knit group of professionals.

Arun Asokarajan

Physiotherapist

Arun graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Melbourne in 2009. Over the past 7 years, he has gained invaluable experience working in Australia and overseas in roles at Michigan State University, soccer, AFL and squash competitions in Melbourne and in Occupational Health.

Arun prides himself on continuous personal development to deliver high quality care to all his patients. He has completed training in dry needling, DMA clinical pilates and other sports medicine and spinal courses. He is passionate about helping his patients overcome their injuries and pain, providing thorough evidence-based theories.

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