Our Team

Dr Varun Nanda (MBBS FRACGP Dip Child health) - Available on Sunday

Dr Nanda is our current director. He graduated from India and did his fellowship in GP from QLD in 2010.

He has done Diploma in Child Health from Children Hospital Westmead.

His is accredited examiner for RACGP (Royal Australian college of General Practitioners) and accredited clinical supervisor for undergraduate students in medical practices and GP’s registrars in training.

Dr Nanda will be serving Pyrmont community for next 25 years.

His special interests are

  • Chronic disease management
  • Kids health
  • Men health
  • Musculoskeleton
  • Mental health

Dr Vandana Sharma (MBBS FRACGP Dip Child health) - Available on Tuesday , Thursday and Friday

Dr Sharma along with Dr Nanda is our current director. She graduated from India and did his fellowship in GP from QLD in 2010.

She has done Diploma in Child Health from Children Hospital Westmead.

Dr Sharma will be serving Pyrmont community for next 25 years.

Her special interests are

  • Chronic disease management
  • Kids health
  • Women health including PAP smear, Contraception and Implanon insertion and removal
  • Musculoskeleton
  • Mental health

Dr Uttam Pershad - MBBS(adel.) FRACGP - Available on Monday , Tuesday , Thursday , Friday and Saturday

Dr Pershad has been a much loved an popular doctor at Star City Medical Centre for close to 15 years.

He currently practices 5 days a week seeing to his extensive list of regular loyal patients as well as new ones.

Dr Bronwyn Gock - MBBS (Hons), Syd Uni, FRACGP, Dip in Child Health (DCH), Master of medicine (MMed), Syd Uni, SH and FPA Cert in Sexual and Reproductive Health. - Available on Wednesday

Dr Gock is a Sydney Medical Graduate who has a holistic approach to medicine and encourages all to take an active roll in keeping healthy and happy.

Dr Rajan Parhawk (MBBS, DCH,Dip, Cli, Hyp.) - Available on Monday and Wednesday

Dr Rajan Parhawk is founder of Star City Medical Centre, Pyrmont. He started this practice in 1996.

Dr Parhawk along with Dr Pershad, other Dr colleagues and his dedicated staff have worked very hard in providing quality medical services to the Pyrmont/Jacksons Landing community.

Dr Parhawk partially retired in 2013 and Dr Nanda and Dr Sharma took over the medical practice.

Dr Parhawk still practices at Star City Medical Centre on a casual basis providing the same dedicated service to his loyal patients.

Dr Jagdish Dua - Psychology and Counselling - Psychologist: PhD, MAPS, MCHP

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Jagdish Dua is the Psychologist at Star City Medical Centre. He has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney.

He is a

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Member of the APS College of Health Psychologists
  • Member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
  • International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Jagdish is registered with Medicare and is accredited to provide mental health services to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
  • Workcover clients
  • Motor Accident clients
  • Clients experiencing Self-harm issues

Our Psychologist works with clients experiencing a broad range of mental health or emotional health issues, for example,

  • Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, Panic and Phobias
  • Depression
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Adjustment Problems
  • Anger Problems
  • Stress and Post-traumatic Stress
  • Bereavement Issues
  • Addiction issues
  • Relationship Issues

In working with people suffering from a mental disorder, the Psychologist uses many procedures, for example,

  • Cognitive-behaviour Therapy
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Relaxation-based Procedures
  • Meditation-based Procedures
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Self-help therapies
  • Psycho-education

Mental Health Treatment Plans

The GP Mental Health Treatment Plans are for patients with a mental disorder who would benefit from a structured approach to the management of their treatment needs. Mental disorder is a term used to describe a range of clinically diagnosable disorders that significantly interfere with an individual thinking, behavior, socialisation and emotions. These disorders can vary from stress and minor depression to conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The treatment plan involves a discussion between your doctor and you regarding assessment, your needs, goals and actions, referrals and required treatment/services, and review date. You or your doctor might suggest a referral to any of the following professionals for further management of your disorder:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Appropriately trained GP

Medicare benefits are available for up to ten (10) mental health services per eligible patient, per calendar year, to help with the cost of attending these health professionals.

PSYCHOLOGIST

  • Dr Jagdish Dua
    M.Sc ( Psychology, Sydney )

PRACTICE MANAGER

  • Danielle Wallace

PRACTICE NURSE

  • Abbi Marquez

RECEPTIONISTS

  • Rachel Broomhead
  • Diana Iverach
  • Layne Brown