Our Team

Dr. Joseph Thomas

Dr. Joseph Thomas has more than 40 years of clinical experience. He embraces all aspects of General Practice, with special training in palliative care, acupuncture, cardiac exercise testing and minor surgery. He is fluent in several languages including Malay, Malayalam, Tamil and Hokkien.

Dr. Devaki Kirupananther

Dr. Devaki Kirupananther has over 25 years experience. She has been working at our practice since inception. Her special interests are in woman’s health, child health, palliative care and geriatric medicine. She can natively speak English and Tamil and can understand Sinhala.

Dr. Gary Fernandez

Dr. Gary Fernandez is a graduate of the University of WA. He is well versed in all aspects of family medicine, but has special interests in paediatrics, men’s health, occupational health and insurance compensation management, minor surgical procedures and postgraduate education.

Dr. Akash Samtani

Dr. Akash Samtani is a general practitioner with an interest in mental health, chronic disease and palliative care. He has over 30 years of experience as a general practitioner.

Dr Apreesh Sharma

Dr Apreesh Sharma is a GP Registrar and completed his Medical degree in 2002 from New Delhi, India and then specialised in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. After migrating to Australia in year 2018, he worked in different Hospital settings including Canberra Hospital – ACT, Bunbury Hospital, Peel Health Campus, Mandurah and Mount Hospital at Perth as Resident Medical Officer and Registrar.

He also worked as a Non-VR GP at York Medical Centre prior to working at Huntingdale Thornlie Medical Centre.

Apreesh enjoys all aspects of family medicine but has a special interest in Chronic Cardiovascular disease management. He is fluent in speaking English, Hindi and Punjabi language.

Dr. Kiran Puttappa
MBBS, FRACGP, PG Dip Diabetes (Cardiff)

Dr. Kiran Puttappa joined the practice in 2020-21. He moved to U.K in 2001 and after gaining clinical experience, he moved to Australia in 2003. He has a vast clinical experience as a medical registrar in various public hospitals in Perth and the Gold Coast and he has a special interest in complicated general medicine cases and Diabetes. He holds FRACGP and Post Grad Dip in Diabetes from Cardiff. He also served as board member of RACGP (WA Faculty) from 2009-2013. He is currently a senior examiner to RACGP.

Dr. Shin Ying Lee

Dr. Shin Ying Lee is a graduate of the University of Glasgow in 2013, UK. She moved to New Zealand in 2014 to join her husband and started a family together. Dr. Lee has two young children, both attending primary school. Originally from Malaysia, she is fluent in English, Mandarin, Malay, and Hokkien. She enjoys spending time with her family, particularly walking in the parks. Playing the piano is a calming and relaxing activity for her.

Dr. Lee believes in the importance of great communication and patient-centred care in a GP practice. She emphasizes the significance of partnering with patients in their own care as a crucial pillar of person-centred care. This approach focuses on building a strong relationship between patients and clinicians, acknowledging that trust, mutual respect, and knowledge-sharing contribute to the best health outcomes.


  • MBChB, University of Glasgow, UK – 2013
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Women’s Health, University of Otago, NZ – 2016
  • Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) – 2020
  • Fellow and member of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) – 2023

Areas of interest:

  • Women’s health
  • Mental health
  • Pediatrics
  • General medicine
  • Diabetes care
  • Chronic disease management