Practitioners

Doctors/GPs, Podiatrist, Chiropodist, Female Health, Male Health, General Medicine, Nursing Support, Blood Tests, Vaccinations, Patient Advocates and a lot more

Our Doctors and Health Professionals

Doctors/GPs

All doctors at Fountain Medical Practice are Fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is the professional body for general practitioners (GPs) in Australia. GPs who have obtained the highest level of training and specialise in general practice are Fellows of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). As a patient, when you choose a Fellow as your GP, you can be assured your health is in the best of hands and you will receive excellent care. The RACGP is responsible for maintaining standards for quality clinical practice, education and training, and research in Australian general practice. The RACGP has the largest membership of any medical college in Australia, representing both urban and rural GPs.
Doctors are the foundation of a good health system and GPs are usually your first port of call when you are sick. A GP not only helps you get better, they can also help keep healthy people well by practising preventive medicine.

Our Allied Health Professionals are all registered with their respective professional bodies and maintain their education and continually update their knowledge throughout the year.

Dr. James Robertson, MBBS, MRACGP, FRACGP

Dr James graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1990, completed his residency at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, then worked in HIV medicine in Barbados, West Indies for three years. He met his wife Dawn there and they spent the next ten years coming and going between Sydney and Bridgetown while he worked in the areas of diabetes, tropical disease and cardiovascular disease.

In 2006 he started working at Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service in Aboriginal health, where he developed the diabetes clinic into a diabetes and cardiovascular clinic with regular review of patients with chronic disease and on-site specialist review by the cardiology team from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He remains very interested in diabetes and chronic disease. During this time he also developed his skills in the areas of substance abuse and mental illness, working with the mental health team to provide coordinated medical care for patients with psychiatric illness.

In 2011 he cut back to three days a week in Redfern, to work two days with another Aboriginal Community controlled medical service in Liverpool, Gandangara Health Services, where he continues to work currently. He is also interested in International Public Health and takes a group of medical students from Notre Dame University annually to Kenya, where they perform health checks and provide medical care to patients in a refugee camp for Internally Displaced Persons, in association with an NGO called So They Can. He is currently completing a Masters in International Public Health.

He is married with two teenage boys, a staffie named Bo and two Barbadian cats named Porkchop and Blossom. When he is not doing medicine, studying Public Health, or walking Bo (his beloved dog) with his wife Dawn, he goes for a surf.

Dr Irene Lai BSc (Med), MBBS (Hon), FRACGP

Dr Irene Lai graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2002. Through working in different general practice settings, she has developed her interest in women’s health, including sexual health, contraceptive advice and fertility; paediatrics and mental health. She is affiliated with the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick as well as the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown to provide antenatal shared care and is qualified to insert and remove Implanon.

Dr Lai has a passion for engaging clients in the management of their own health. Dr Lai has worked in various locations such as Clovelly, Circular Quay, Pyrmont and the City. Having a child of her own, Irene knows that it can be scary for children to see a doctor! She enjoys taking the time to make them comfortable during their visits, equipped with toys, stickers and bubbles! Dr Irene also has an interest in mental health and understands that it is not always an easy area for clients to bring up and talk about. She hopes to assist clients in being able to identify their areas of concern and to discuss how these can be best approached.

Dr. Shihui Lai (Med) MBBS, FRACGP, DCH

Dr Shihui Lai graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2011. She had developed a special interest in children’s medicine by completing her Diploma of Child Health (DCH) in 2014 through the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. She is affiliated with the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick to provide antenatal shared care and is qualified to insert and remove Implanon.

She is qualified to monitor and manage skin cancer checks and will also do minor excisions of moles, lumps and bumps when required. Dr Shihui is passionate and highly motivated.  She is committed to ongoing professional development in order to provide comprehensive and preventative health care to patients from various cultural backgrounds. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr Shihui also enjoys walking her dog Daphney with her partner.

Rebecca Kennedy, BN, Grad Dip Peri Op, MN, BPod, Sydney Podiatrist

Rebecca has worked as a medical profession for 17 years. She began her career as a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Nursing and continued her studies by completing a Graduate Diploma in Perioperative Nursing. Driven by her passion for the industry and desire to provide quality care Rebecca graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2008.

Andrew Crofts, BPod, Sydney Podiatrist

In addition to his Bachelor of Podiatry, Andrew has also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science from Newcastle University. Through these studies, Andrew has a strong interest in biomechanics and sports medicine. Andrew is also a keen long distance runner (and can be seen running home to the North Shore from work!), he understands the importance of footwear and injury rehabilitation and prevention. Andrew also finds enjoyment in general podiatric care, he runs our bulk billing clinic on Tuesdays, where he treats the diabetic foot, wounds, nail care, corns, warts, plantar fasciitis, orthotic prescription and a host of other conditions.  Andrew comes from a family of podiatrists, with both his wife and brother-in-law practicing in the field. You can schedule your appointment with Andrew on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Dr Francis Puccio, Clinical Psychologist BCA, GDipPsych, PGDip Psych, MPsych (ClinPsych) PhD, University of Melbourne, AMACAP

Francis is a clinical psychologist who is registered in both Melbourne Victoria (where he hails from) and Sydney NSW (his new home).

Francis is trained in evidence-based therapies (cognitive analytic therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing) that have been shown to improve peoples’ quality of life. He has taught psychology at The University of Melbourne, and has published journal articles in international peer-reviewed journals on topics including
eating, mood and anxiety disorders. His area of research specialization focuses on the comorbidity between eating disorders/disordered eating with mood and anxiety disorders.

Francis has worked with age groups ranging from adolescence to older adults across a variety of settings (e.g., headspace, private practice, Orygen Youth Health etc). He has also worked in forensic psychology helping individuals with problematic behaviors (e.g., problematic sexual behaviours). In addition to this, Francis has facilitated group interventions in mindfulness and offending and
violence issues.

He has experience working with a range of psychological disorders including; Mood Disorders (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder), Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, and Posttraumatic Disorders, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders, and Substance-Related Disorders
Francis also has experience working with individuals presenting with difficulties including:  Impulse Control, Anger and Assertiveness Management, Stress Management, Relationship and Interpersonal Difficulties.

We welcome Francis to the Fountain Medical Team. He is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturday Mornings.

Lynette Tull. Registered Psychologist, B.A Psychology, M.A. (Hons)(first class), Certificate Therapeutic Supervision, Cert. Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Lynne is a Registered Psychologist and Psychotherapist in New South Wales. She has had 28 years experience in a private practice in New Zealand as a Psychologist. She has recently relocated to Sydney and we welcome her to the team at Fountain Medical.

Lynnes eclectic approach in treating psychological conditions stems from her extensive experience as a Psychologist, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist. Her focus is about you and your needs. Her belief is that investing in yourself to overcome any hurdles will enable you to live life to the full.

Lynne’s areas of expertise are by no means limited to the following list as her experience and interests extend far beyond Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Weight Management, Habit Control and Addictions, Life Transitions, Confidence and Self Esteem Issues, Sexual Difficulties and Sexual Identity, Strategies for dealing with Bullying and mobbing at school or in the workplace, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Trauma and grief Counselling, Couple and relationship Counselling, Stress Management Workshops and Stop Smoking assistance.