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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.

Our Psychologists and Podiatrists are all registered with their respective professional bodies and maintain their education and continually update their knowledge and skills.

Dr. James Robertson, MBBS, MRACGP, MPH

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. Catherine Lyons MBBS (Melb)

Catherine has 20 years’ experience as a GP after spending 10 years in emergency medicine. After graduating from the University of Melbourne, she trained in pediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, as well as working in China and Africa with Medecins Sans Frontières. Catherine is passionate about the health of children and families, facilitating safe and healthy pregnancies, as well as sexual health, travel health and mental health. Catherine is also fluent in French and she has three sons at university.

Dr Susie Creagh

Dr Susie Creagh is a fellowed GP who has recently moved to Sydney, after working in South East Queensland. She was awarded Bachelors of Medicine, Surgery and Science from the University of Queensland in 2017. Prior to working in general practice, Susie worked at Mater Hospital Brisbane gaining experience in medicine, general surgery, paediatric ear, nose and throat surgery, oncology, haematology, palliative care for adult and paediatric emergency medicine. Dr Susie is interested in all aspects of general practice and believes in a holistic approach to patient care.

In her free time Dr Creagh enjoys making ceramics, playing board games and spending time on the beach with her dog.

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.

Tadyn Krop

Tadyn attained her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Australia after completing a Bachelor of Science, majoring in physiology.

She has recently moved to Sydney for adventure and to explore the East coast of Australia. Tadyn is a fantastic podiatrist who enjoys all aspects of podiatry especially biomechanics and rehabilitation. Fountain Medical Practice welcolmes Tadyn as our newest member of the team.

Her background makes her the ideal podiatrist  for all you adventure bunnies (that like to do damage to yourselves).

Mitchell Howarth – Clinical Psychologist

Mitchell has obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (Honours) from Macquarie University. He then went on to complete a Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) degree from the University of Western Sydney, he is also accredited by Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) to help treat a range of psychological issues using various techniques including, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) as well as Distress-Coping Method a powerful approach for treating issues such as personality disorders, complex trauma, PTSD, drug and alcohol addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, depression, self-harm and suicidality is called dialectial Behavioural therapy (DBT). It involves a range of tools and coping strategies to manage intense negative emotions and distress.

Many years of clinical experience helping hundreds of clients ranging from children to older adults. Mitchell has worked in public hospitals, private hospitals, and private practice. Please call reception to organise an appointment (61293194665)

Princess Penaflorida RN

Princess (yes that’s her real name!) hails from the Philippines. She began her nursing education and career in the Philippines working in the hospital before moving to Sydney. She studied her Masters degree in Nursing at the University of Sydney prior to joining us here at Fountain Medical Practice in 2020. On her non-nursing days, she studies the Italian language, goes to spin classes and enjoys the beach and outdoor activities.