Our Team

Our Team



Dr Arvind has more than 12 years’ experience in general medicine including the last 7 in rural & metropolitan Victoria.

He holds specialist registration with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

He is very passionate about General Practice and enjoys all aspects including chronic medical conditions, pediatrics, mental health & minor surgical procedures


GP Principal & Cosmetic Physician

Dr Binay Kumar is the practice principal & aims to offer quality family doctor services to the community. Binay qualified as a doctor in 1999. He spent 15 years in England prior to his move to Melbourne.

Binay is trained to perform minor surgical procedures inc skin cancer surgery and cosmetic procedures.

Binay also works as a cosmetic physician & performs various cosmetic procedures inc anti wrinkle injections, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels, Silhouette Soft Thread lifts, Non surgical mole removal, sclerotherapy, fat dissolving injections, laser treatments etc .

Binay & his wife Ridhima have 2 sons : Eashen & Krivi . He likes to go trekking when at all possible and enjoys nice holidays.

Binay consults both at Mount Evelyn & Lilydale.

Out of pocket charges are applicable to all new patients & prev patients who have not seen him in the last 18 months.

Dr MeiLing Leong MRCGP (UK) FRACGP


Mei Ling moved over from UK two years ago. She has a keen interest in Wellbeing, particularly Mental Health of Young People & adults. She has done Wellbeing sessions in the local schools back in the UK, and hopes to develop this in the local area. She also has experience in Palliative Care and Child Health. She practices medicine looking at the patient as a whole.

Personally, she enjoys the outdoors. She loves walking and nature and is looking forward to explore more of Yarra Valley & Melbourne in this way. She also looks after her Wellbeing through church, music and food. She loves playing the piano and singing, and baking!”

She is available for consultations in both Mount Evelyn & Lilydale Clinics,

She holds specialist registration with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Tina (Qiying) Zhong FRACGP


Tina graduated with her medical degree in China in 1998.

Through the years, Dr Zhong has expanded her knowledge in many areas.

She did a children's health diploma in 2011. Her main interest is in skin, she has also completed a diploma in Dermoscopy in 2018 and is currently doing a Master of Skin Cancer along with an Advanced Dermatology course.

Dr Tina is interested in: Skin – general skin problems and procedures , skin cancer, Cosmetic medicine – PRP, anti wrinkle injections, Chronic disease management, HPV screening (pap smear), implanon insertion & removal , women's health , Nutrition infusion: vitamin and Iron ,Joint injections & Paediatrics

Her interests outside of work are sports: swimming , gym and archery .

She is a music lover, enjoys playing the flute and Baroque music as well as spending time with her dog and in the garden.

Tina is available on Mondays & Thursdays.

Dr Sadia Chowdhury MRCGP (UK), FRACGP


Dr Sadia has recently moved over from England .  She qualified as a doctor in 2004. Before moving to Australia, she worked for 10+ years in UK.

She is interested in all aspects of general practice and providing quality family care. She believes in treating patient as a person not the disease only.

Personally, she is a mother of two lovely daughters and loves spending time with family. She enjoys being outdoors and loves being close to nature. Listening to music and singing, reading books are her hobbies. She is able to speak in English and Bengali.



Dr Apoorv Sahu ( MBBS DCH FRACGP ) has recently joined us at the Lilydale Clinic. He holds specialist registration with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Apoorv has spent the last few years practicing rurally in Goulburn region along with Darwin and Bendigo. He enjoys all aspects including chronic medical diseases, elderly care, Women and child health , Mental health etc. He is trained to do various surgical procedures including Implanon insertion & removal, wound suturing, Skin lesion excisions etc.

He enjoys spending time with his family, playing badminton and exploring the countryside . He is a volunteer with the St John Ambulance & is looking to serve and participate in the community here at Lilydale.

Dr Manan Chadha MRCGP (UK), FRACGP, DCH, Dip. Dermatology, DFSRH


Dr Manan has recently moved from London, UK. He has more than 14 years of UK General Practice experience. He believes in maintaining long term relationships with patients through good communication skills, dedication and pleasant demeanour. He is passionate about chronic disease management and has furthered his knowledge by completing a Certificate course in Diabetes Care from Warwick University, UK. He also has experience in Palliative care medicine. He truly believes in the ‘illness’ model and bases his management around this to provide comprehensive patient care.

He has a keen interest in Dermatology, minor surgical procedures & cosmetic medicine.
He has vast Pediatric experience and has completed his Diplomate in Child Health (DCH) from Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), UK.

He believes in a holistic, yet personalized model of General Practice. He holds specialist registration with Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

In his free time, he enjoys playing cricket, singing and cycling. He plans to enjoy more of the outdoor sports in Melbourne with his family.


Practice Nurse

Kirsten is our Practice Nurse & has wide experience in Hospital Nursing.

She is a Nurse Immuniser , does ECG’s, ABPI, Spirometry, Pathology testing - blood tests, Dressings and wound management, Health checks etc

She is also trained to do laser hair removal

Edward Mak


Edward is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) (Honours 1st class).

Edward is enthusiastic and interested in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He is experienced in soft tissue massage, spinal mobilisation and exercise-based physiotherapy, providing high-quality care to facilitate your recovery and prevent future injuries.
Edward enjoys reading, basketball and classical music. Outside of work, he likes to taste all the good foods in Melbourne, spend time on outdoor activities and gym. Along with English he is well versed in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Some of the conditions that can respond to physiotherapy include sports injuries, back and neck pain, headaches, joint injuries, and vertigo and dizziness.

Patients with a Chronic care plan referral from one of our Clinic Doctors for Medicare, DVA, TAC or WorkCover will be eligible for Bulk Billed visits.
Private visits are charged at $90 for initial visit & $70 for follow up visits .

If you’d like to book an appointment please visit
www.focalhealth.com.au or dial 03 9034 7735 . Alt speak to reception at both the clinics.

Susan Jenkins


Manal Ibrahim


Manal is an accredited Dietitian with interest in helping patients with weight loss, food intolerance, diabetes prevention, and overall energy and vitality .

She completed a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University and a Masters of Dietetics at Deakin University. Manal has a passion for providing innovative, holistic, evidence-based information. She has worked in a variety of settings including health coaching and behavior change, fitness centers, and corporate health. "

She also help support our weight loss management programme ‘ WaistWise’

She is available to see patients via chronic disease management plan through your Doctor or privately.

Joann Melville Mcgrath

Accredited Social Worker & Mental Health Worker


Office Manager

Donna is our Office Manager & looks after day to day working of reception and clinic.. She has worked in General Practice for the last decade & is extremely experienced with the day to day dealings that come with working in busy Medical Clinic.

Rebecca, Alice, Jade

Reception Team

Rebecca. Alice & Jade are our wonderful reception & admin staff who provide professional and outstanding patient services .