Dr Faisal Siddiqui

Dr Siddiqui is one of the Doctors&Co. highly qualified and experienced medical professionals, currently exercising his wide range of skills at our Cranbourne West Medical Centre.

Growing up in West Africa and working there as well as in Asia and the United Kingdom, Dr Siddiqui completed his General Specialisation at the General College of Royal Practitioners in the UK, as well as a Masters in Public Health. He worked for the UK National Institute of Health and Care Institute and published four clinical guidelines.

Now settled in Australia with his family, Dr Siddiqui is a valued member of the Doctors&Co. team. With skills and experience in many aspects of general practice, he has a particular interest in diabetes, paediatrics, psychiatry, and sexual and reproductive health (including contraception and implants).

Dr Siddiqui is also experienced with WorkCover, Transport Accident Commission and Centrelink claims, and can assist patients with the burden of paperwork. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Practitioners, and holds the role of Examiner.

Examiners are critical in the assessment of GPs in Australia, and they represent excellence in general practice. This role also ensures that Dr Siddiqui is at the cutting edge of current and best practice medical knowledge.

Dr Siddiqui’s experience dealing with patients from different countries and backgrounds makes him an exceptional, understanding and compassionate general practitioner. When not devoting time to caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his young family.

As well as quality family time he enjoys sports such as cricket and badminton, and despite being happily settled in Australia a part of his heart remains in the UK with his favourite football club Manchester United!

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Shahzad

Dr Shahzad is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), affirming his status as a provider of high quality, safe and competent general practice services. He is currently a valued member of the Doctors&Co. family, sharing his knowledge, skills and more than 15 years’ general practice experience at the Cranbourne West Medical Centre.

Dr Shahzad started his career in general practice in Pakistan and worked there for a few years after graduating in 2001. He then moved to the United Kingdom in 2007 and completed further training, where he gained experience and competency in specialities  such as mental health, children’s health, elderly care, medical emergencies, and women’s health. He moved to Australia in 2015 and was awarded FRACGP status in 2017.

Dr Shahzad is multi-lingual, with fluency in Punjabi and Urdu, which is valuable in communicating with patients in our multicultural community. He is passionate about providing care in the community and using his depth of knowledge to help a wide diversity of patients. He is focusing his skills on managing chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, obesity, eczema, depression, and anxiety.

Dr Shahzad has a holistic approach to his work, and when not providing exceptional medical care to patients he looks after his own physical, mental and emotional health by spending time with his family and visiting the gym.

Dr. Shilpa Chegu

Dr Shilpa Chegu is a highly qualified and specialised GP working with the talented Doctors&Co. team at the Cranbourne West Medical Centre.

Dr Chegu completed her training in the UK in 2009 and is a member of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners. She holds a Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a Diploma of Family Planning and Sexual health.
Practising as a GP in Australia since 2018, Dr Chegu is a Fellow of the Australian Royal College of General Practitioners and is an Examiner for GP Registrars’ RACGP Fellowship examinations at Melbourne University, a role that is only held by medical professionals who demonstrate a strong understanding of current knowledge and best practice education and training of Australian GPs.

Dr Chegu has particular interests in chronic disease management, weight loss and management, preventative medicine, and, women’s and children’s health. She has accredited for IUD (Copper and Mirena) insertion and removals and for subdermal implants. In addition, she performs cosmetic injections and minor surgery.
Dr Chegu’s focus on patient education and continuity of quality care make her a valuable member of the skilled and dedicated team at Cranbourne West Medical Centre.

When not focusing her many skills and a calm, efficient manner towards patient care she enjoys travelling, reading, music and theatre, and performing as a trained classical Indian singer.

Dr. Dipankar Chakraborty

Skin Cancer Doctor

Dr Chakraborty is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), affirming his status as a provider of high quality, safe and competent general practice services.

Completing additional education and training in skin cancer management and attained professional and advanced certificates in skin cancer medicine and complex skin cancer surgery. He provides comprehensive skin assessments which includes diagnosis, biopsy and excisions with experience in flaps and grafts. He also treats patients with various other skin ailments.

Dr Chakraborty is the lead skin doctor at Aurora Skin Clinic in Wangaratta and offers rural skin cancer treatments throughout Victoria and teaches registrars/students on skin cancer medicine and surgery.

Dr Chakraborty is dedicated to skin cancer management and strongly feels that no patient should ever die of skin cancer.

Dr. Abdul Basit

Dr Abdul Basit graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, and began his journey as a Medical Practitioner in Australia in 2009, and has been working as a GP for 10 years. From working at Royal Hobart Hospital to Lyell McEvin Hospital in Adelaide, and eventually working as a VMO in Rural Victoria (Kyabram & Shepparton), Dr Abdul Basit eventually settled in Victoria, and successfully obtained his Fellowship with the RACGP in 2018, and has been working in Victoria as a Full-time GP since.

His passion is Family Medicine and has a special interest in Women’s health, Children’s health, Care of Elderly, chronic disease management including diabetes, hypertension, asthma & emphysema.

Dr Abdul Basit also has a particular focus on preventative medicine, lifestyle medicine, health assessments, heart health checks & care plans to help patients manage their chronic conditions more effectively.

He thoroughly enjoys having walks in nature! Dr Abdul Basit speaks the following languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu.

Dr Sumudu

Dr Sumudu graduated in Sri Lanka in 2004. She has ten years’ experience in Sri Lanka before moving to Australia. She has been working in Australia since 2016. Dr Sumudu was trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia and was awarded a Diploma in Ob/Gyn by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ob/Gyn in 2017.

She is accredited to do GP obstetric shared care with Monash Health and Peninsula Health. She has also completed a Health Cert Certificate of skin cancer training, Advanced Certificate of skin cancer medicine and Professional Certificate of General Dermatology. Dr Sumudu is registered as a Focused Psychological Strategies provider for eligible patients with mental health conditions.

Dr Sumudu is a fellow of the RACGP. Her special interests are women’s health, dermatology and mental health.

Dr Sumudu speaks English and Sinhala.

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