The team at Sonic HealthPlus Naval Base consists of Dr Mahesh Morar, Dr Kanaan Kanaan, Dr Sovan Dey, Physiotherapist Paul Van Dongen, Clinic Manager Roslyn Blaikie, the administration team and the screener/nurse team, who work together to provide a cohesive health service to the patients we see daily. Passionate in their area of occupational healthcare, the team at Sonic HealthPlus Naval Base have chosen this health discipline to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Western Australian workers.
Mahesh is a qualified General Practitioner. He has been working in occupational medicine at Sonic HealthPlus Naval Base for over 16 years, providing services such as Pre-Employment Medicals, Injury Management, Health Surveillance, OGUK (Ukooa) Medicals and Workers Compensation. He graduated with an MBChB in 1982 in South Africa followed by a FRACGP Australia 2006.
During his time at Naval Base, Mahesh has developed extensive knowledge pertaining to the prevention and management of workplace injuries relevant to the local industry. This knowledge is supported by his special interest and ongoing experience assisting orthopaedic surgeons with upper and lower limb musculoskeletal surgery. Mahesh gets great satisfaction from participating in the management of injuries resulting in full recovery and resolution.
Dr Kanaan is an Approved Medical Specialist (Work Cover WA) authorising him to undertake impairment assessments of the injured workers seeking to claim specified statutory entitlements or pursue common law action. He is also a consultant in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
He attended Darmascus University, Greenwich School of Management and Birmingham University. Kanaan graduated with a degree in Medicine, a Diploma in Management Studies and a Masters in Occupational Health. Dr Kanaan’s work focuses on pre-employment medical assessments, workplace injury management, specialist medical assessments and he also has a special interest in mental health. Kanaan is a Medical Inspector of Seafarers (MIS) under Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), an accredited Health Professional (AHP) under Australian National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers, an approved Medical Practitioner (AMP) under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act 1984 for Western Australia and a registered Medical Practitioner for InjuryNET Injury Management Program (Australia). Dr Kanaan is also a registered DAME (Designated Aviation Medical Examiner).
The aspect that he loves most about his job is belonging to such a prestigious employer like Sonic HealthPlus whom he has been with since October 2015.
Dr Sovan Dey is a Medical graduate of Manipal Medical College, Nepal graduating in 2002. After moving to Australia, he completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) and Fellowship in General Practice (FRACGP).
Dr Dey worked in General Practice and Occupational Health in rural Australia prior to joining Sonic HealthPlus Bunbury where he processes pre-employment medicals and works with workplace injury management.
Dr Dey is also a designated Aviation Medical examiner (DAME) and is certified for Rail, Dive, AMSA, OGUK (Ukooa) and Health Surveillance medical reporting. He is currently pursuing specialist training in Occupational Medicine.
Paul Van Dongen is the Naval Base Clinics senior Physiotherapist and has been with the clinic for 11 years. Paul graduated in 2005 at Curtin University with a BSC Physiotherapy receiving the award for graduating student with highest clinical results. Paul’s work focuses on workplace injury management and rehabilitation as well as completing pre-employment Musculoskeletal and Fitness assessments. Paul is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and has completed further training in the management of complex shoulder and lower back injuries, dry needling and taping techniques. Paul finds great satisfaction in helping to educate patients to empower them in understanding their injury and allowing them to actively assist in their rehabilitation and full recovery. Working alongside Dr Morar for a long period of time has enabled both practitioners to form a successful and efficient partnership in the management of workplace injuries.
Roslyn Blaikie is the Clinic Manager at Naval Base and has been with the company for nine years. Roslyn started in a reception position at the Rockingham clinic in 2008. She has developed her experience training as an Occupational Health Technician and results management. In 2014 Roslyn was successful in the application for the role of Clinic manager at our Naval Base location. With her background as an Occupation Health Technician Roslyn brings to the Naval Base Clinic an established knowledge of the industry tailored to the local area and clientele of Kwinana/Henderson vicinity.
Our Busy administration team includes three professionals with extensive experience working in the Occupational Health industry. Highly knowledgeable on our clinic and the services we provide, our administration team are the first point of contact and assist all customers efficiently and effectively.
Our team of long serving screeners are competent in all aspects of their role including Work Cover Audiometry, Spirometry, ECG as well as NATA accredited to AS/NZS 4308:2008 standards for urine drug testing and collection. With workplace camaraderie as such as at Naval Base we have the ability to process medicals in an efficient and effective manner.