Dr David Bornstein (GP)
Dr Bornstein is the practice principal of Toorak Village Medical Centre. He graduated Monash University with Honours in 1977. His residency was completed at the Alfred Hospital and he worked extensively in general practice until settling in Toorak Village in 1991. He enjoys all aspects of general practice in particular; family medicine, children, geriatrics, and the challenge of complicated medical issues.
Dr Peter Wexler (GP)
Dr Wexler has worked as a GP for many years and is a fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Peter is approachable, friendly and professional in his interaction with his patients and enjoys all facets of general practice.
Dr Charles Okraglik (GP)
Dr Charles Okraglik graduated from Monash University. He is interested in all areas of general practice. Charles also specialises in:
US Visa Medicals
British E.N.G. Seafarer Medicals
Scuba Dive (SPUMS) Medicals
Please note that appointments for US Visa Medicals, ENG medicals and Scuba dive medicals cannot be booked online. Please call us on 98268811 or email us at if you would like to book an appointment with Dr Okraglik for a medical examination.
Dr Gitta Kratochvil (GP)
MBBS, BSci/BComm, pDipSurg Anatomy, pDip Dermatology
Dr Kratochvil graduated from The Australian National University Medical School in 2008 and is currently completing her specialist training in General Practice. Prior to this, she has spent nearly a decade working as a hospital surgical doctor, specialising in skin cancers, burns, soft tissue and hand injuries. Alongside General Practice, she works with numerous local surgeons assisting in Plastic Surgical and Orthopaedic procedures. She offers comprehensive skin checks using Dermoscopy assessment; minor surgical procedures under local anaesthetic (including skin cancer excision, benign skin lesion removal, laceration repair and Implanon insertion/removal)
She is a qualified Cosmetic Physician and offers Cosmetic Medical Injectable procedures (anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers) outside of General Practice consultation times at Toorak Village Medical Centre. For further information on cosmetic injectables, please visit www.accentonskin.com.au.
If you would like to book a cosmetic medical appointment, please notify reception as such appointments are limited.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, travelling both within Australia and beyond!
Dr Pearl Mak (GP)
We are excited to welcome Dr Pearl Mak back from maternity leave! Pearl completed her medical training at The University of Melbourne. She rotated through a number of hospitals such as The Austin Hospital, The Northern Hospital, Bendigo health, and Casey Hospital before settling into general practice. She has a particular interest in women’s health, paediatrics, and preventative medicine.
Dr Ilana Zimmerman (GP)
Dr Zimmerman graduated from the University of WA in 2009. She then worked in various metropolitan and country hospitals in the Victorian region before entering GP training in February 2013. Ilana enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in Paediatrics and Women’s Health, and has recently completed a diploma in child health. Ilana performs minor surgery, dermatoscopy (skin checks), and implanon insertion & removal.
Dr Ben Srikumar (GP)
Dr Srikumar has over thirty-five years experience in all aspects of general practice in Australia as well as in the United Kingdom. He has a special interest in minor surgery; including mole removals, liquid nitrogen freezing and post-operative care.
Dr Persis Vellore (GP)
Dr Vellore graduated from the University of Melbourne. She holds a diploma of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and is a fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Dr Vellore is involved in the training of General Practitioners and is currently an examiner for the RACGP. She has been awarded the Richard Clinton Gutch prize. Dr Vellore adopts a holistic and caring approach and her expertise ranges across a broad spectrum of health issues. She has special interests in women’s health, skin conditions (dermatoscopic mole checks) and musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain. She is able to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to all musculoskeletal conditions as she works closely with a neurosurgeon, pain physician and neurologist. She is also able to perform minor surgeries (including skin cancer removal and implanon).
Mr Snehal Shah (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon)
Mr Shah is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Born and originally educated in the United Kingdom, Snehal earned his medical degree through The University of Nottingham. He worked and trained n the UK and became a member of The Royal College of Surgeons, UK in 2002. In 2008 he emigrated to Australia and subsequently earned his Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Australia. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He offers a wide array of plastic and reconstructive services. His areas of special interest include Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgical procedures. In his private time, Snehal enjoys sport, travelling and spending time with his wife and two young children.
Dr Richard Baker (Consultant Psychiatrist & Physician)
Dr Baker is a dual medical specialist, working as Consultant Psychiatrist and Internist, dealing with complex medical diagnostic puzzles and psychiatric care. He offers psychotherapies, including dynamic therapies and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, and has a special interest in caring for patients with multiple medical as well as psychiatric illnesses. He has admission rights to several hospitals & is Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University. A referral by a General Practitioner is needed prior to making an appointment.
Dr Stephen Campbell (Geriatrician)
Dr Stephen Campbell is a geriatrician and general physician, who has been working as a specialist since 1991. He has over 10 years of experience working in memory clinics, assessing cognitive concerns and dementia. He has a specialty in managing challenging dementia-related behaviours.
His consultations include a full medical and medication review and also address ‘geriatric syndromes’ such as falls, frailty and incontinence. Dr Campbell is also able to carry out a range of joint aspirations and injections. He is also able to conduct visits at home and at aged care facilities.
Nathan Rickard (Physiotherapist)
Nathan is a Physiotherapist who believes in physical rehabilitation to optimize the mechanics of the body. This is what gets great results, not just a quick fix. He is also focused on holistic health and fitness, which not only cures injuries, but prevents future injuries and poor health that is a symptom of our modern “sit down” lives. More specifically, he has a special interest in:
Shockwave treatment for tendon injuries and knee osteoarthritis
Tennis injuries and Screening for Performance Optimization
Lower back pain
Knee and ankle injuries
Running and exercise related injuries
Running and Sports-Specific Movement Analysis
Nathan opened Back In Motion Aspendale Gardens in 2007, and then Back In Motion Hawthorn in 2012.
Nathan has a young family and enjoys coaching at his son’s U12 football team. He also plays hockey for Old East Malvern, surfs, and tries to snatch the odd game of tennis and golf when able. Skiing with his family is now a priority once a year, and he practices what he preaches with a balanced gym, running and pilates program.
Caren Brand (Psychologist)
Caren holds a Masters in psychology and has been working as a psychologist for over 15 years. She has worked in adolescent mental health (including at the Albert Road Centre for Health, Albert Road Clinic, Wesley College and headspace) and has worked with adult clients for over ten years. Her areas of expertise include working with people who present with high prevalence disorders (anxiety and depression), grief, and loss, coping with illness, stress related problems, alcohol and drug use (dual diagnosis), life transition issues, relationship issues, school related issues such as bullying, self-harm and parenting issues. Caren uses a range of therapeutic approaches, including a psychodynamic orientation, CBT, mindfulness, schema therapy, solution focussed therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She does believe, however, that the therapeutic relationship is paramount to good outcomes in patients.
Professor Paul Martin OAM (Psychologist)
Paul completed his doctorate and clinical training at Oxford in the mid-1970s. After completing his post-doctoral position in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Oxford doing research on low back pain, he migrated to Australia in 1979 to take up a position in the Department of Psychological Medicine at Monash University. He has worked at a number of universities over the years spending the most time at the University of Western Australia, and been a Head of a School of Psychology at three universities. As well as his university positions, Paul was Director of Psychology for Southern Health (now Monash Health) for a number of years. He has also held several professional leadership positions including Director of Science and then President of the Australian Psychological Society.
Paul's main research area is headache and migraine. Paul's doctorate was in this field so he has been doing it for over four decades! He has also received a Centenary Medal “For service to Australian society and medicine”, and an Order of Australia Medal “For service to medicine in the field of psychology”.
Dr Brett Frenkiel (Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist)
Dr Brett Frenkiel is a Sport and Exercise Medicine specialist and has a passion for treating all musculoskeletal injuries as well as being an advocate for a healthy and active lifestyle. Whether they be elite athletes or weekend warriors, Brett strives to achieve optimal outcomes for his patients through a compassionate, caring and thorough clinical approach using open and clear communication.
After completing his undergraduate degree in biomedical science at Monash University, Brett graduated in medicine from Bond University in 2009. Ranked amongst the top of his class, he received multiple awards for academic excellence as well as the prestigious vice chancellor's award. Following this he trained as a junior doctor with Austin Health where he gained extensive experience in general medicine, emergency medicine, paediatrics, trauma and surgery. Dr Frenkiel spent two years at Monash University completing his masters degree, researching new ways to treat problematic inflammation and fibrosis and was awarded honours for his research. Recently, Brett has been admitted as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians. Brett is committed to constant learning, development and research. He has multiple publications in respected medical journals and has presented his work at international conferences.
Dr Frenkiel has extensive sports medicine experience. He is currently club doctor at St. Kilda football club. He has worked with elite and sub-elite athletes in AFL, soccer, rugby, athletics, tennis, ironman, winter sports and motor racing to name a few. He has been involved with multiple national teams including the Futsalroos, Joey’s and the Australian Maccabiah team. He has successfully completed 4 years of specialty sports medicine training with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, spending time at Olympic Park Sports Medicine, Lifecare Sports Medicine and Epworth Sports Medicine. Brett is also trained and qualified in musculoskeletal ultrasound and interventional techniques.
Brett lives an active and healthy lifestyle and is passionate about all things sport. His own personal highlights include captaining the Bond University AFL team at two university games as well as representing Australia five times at international level, playing for the “Docceroos” in the world medical football championships.
Jemma Ginsburg (Dietitian)
Jemma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist (APD). She graduated from Deakin University, completing a Master of Dietetics and Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences.
Jemma has a passion to help people improve their nutritional health through realistic, achievable and sustainable lifestyle changes that are evidence-based. She focuses on both disease prevention and management. Jemma works closely with clients to build a positive and healthy relationship with food, through a mindful and intuitive eating approach.
Her main areas of interest include Gastrointestinal Health such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Disease Management. She also has a deep interest in nutrition management for Oncology, including all stages from prevention, treatment and survivorship.
Jemma endeavours to educate her clients with an individualised client-centred focus, and tailors her nutrition advice to support individual goals and optimise nutrition.