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Our Doctors and Health Professionals


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. Roy Whittaker MBBS,  FRACGP

Dr. Roy Whittaker graduated University Of Queensland in 1996. He did is internship on the Gold Coast then 2 years residency at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.

During his initial years as a resident doctor Dr. Whittaker has had experience and training in Ear Nose and Throat; Dermatology; Mental Health; Paediatrics; Rehabilitation Medicine ; Geriatric Medicine ; Gastroenterology; Antenatal care along with his general medical and surgical training.

He joined the RACGP Training Program and graduated 2003 and became of Fellow of the RACGP. He did extensive training on the RACGP program in indigenous health and worked in indigenous health for a few years after graduating. Thus he has developed a special interest in Chronic Disease Management including mental health and the understands the impact of social and historical factors on peoples and communities health. Dr. Whittaker strongly encourages and promotes Continuity of Care amongst his and his colleagues patients.

In his years in general practice he has broadened his knowledge on managing common general practice conditions including skin conditions; musculoskeletal conditions; common communicable infections; and other simple common presentations not well taught in medical schools

He has a developed interest in assisting patient in modifying their lifestyle to optimise health through simple lifestyle changes and medical advice often seeking the assistance of Allied Health Professional to reach patients goals.

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.

Elise Hawthorn, BPod, Sydney Podiatrist

In 2015 Elise completed her Bachelors of Podiatry at Newcastle University and is currently completing her Master of Public Health. Since gradation, she has been working in a private clinic which focuses on treating patients suffering from diabetic foot complications, and wound treatment. Elise’s professional interest is in diabetic foot care, surgery, and biomechanics and orthotics. She prides herself on providing customized podiatry care to all her patients, with a strong emphasis on prevention in a caring and compassionate environment. When she’s not working she’s an avid home cook, and enjoys playing golf and spending time with her friends and family.

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.

Sally Said. Clinical Psychologist

Sally Said is a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience in treating
psychological problems. She has worked in a number of public mental health
services (both out-patient settings and in hospitals) where she has developed
expertise in providing psychological treatment for adults with mood, anxiety,
and substance use disorders, relationship issues and psychosocial problems.
For the past 5 years she has worked in an anxiety disorders clinic where she has
provided psychological treatment for adults with social anxiety disorder, panic
disorder, OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, specific phobias, bipolar,
substance use problems and depression. She has also worked in the area of drug
and alcohol providing psychological treatment to those looking to reduce or quit
their substance use.
Sally is also a psychology board of Australia approved supervisor and is a
member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. She continues to work
part time in an anxiety disorders clinic.
Sally’s has a warm and empathic style and she aims to work in collaboration with
the client to help them achieve their individual goals and improve their mental
health and psychological well-being. She has been trained in several therapeutic
approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavior
Sally has a particular interest in working with adults with depression and
anxiety problems in the context of work or study stress, performance anxiety
and relationship difficulties. She also has an interest in working with clients with
a history of trauma, emotion regulation difficulties, and grief and loss.