We think the heart and soul of general practice should be genuinely caring for people.
Caring means not just treating symptoms, but considering the whole person and their long-term wellbeing.
Caring means adapting our approach to the needs of every individual.
Caring means following up and being accountable for our advice.
Caring means being easy to talk to, and explaining ourselves in plain language.
Caring means maintaining high professional standards and up-to-date skills.
Meet our people
Cockburn Medical Centre is an unusual practice because of the people who work here. They have a passion not just for helping other people feel better, but for helping them live better lives.
Dr. Clive Lacey
Clive is married to Monica (see below). Practising Family Medicine since 1990, he’s been a supervisor and mentor to trainee GPs. With particular skills in aged care and sports medicine, Clive has long been a fitness enthusiast himself, completing a number of Ultra-Marathons. As well, he’s an experienced musician and vocalist and recently, an aviator.
Dr. Monica Lacey
Monica practices family medicine, with a special focus on women’s and children’s health, and shared antenatal care. She’s also involved with the training of medical students and works part-time at Fremantle and Fiona Stanley Hospitals in a GP liaison position. In her spare time Monica works to develop her singing and song-writing as a part of Summerhouse.
Dr. Li Yen Lee
Li Yen has been practicing medicine at the Cockburn Medical Centre since 1989 after graduating from the University of London. She is experienced in treating numerous general medical conditions and has a special interest in women’s health & family medicine. Li Yen is from a Malaysian Chinese background but calls Australia home and is probably already familiar to many of the patients we care for at Cockburn Medical Centre.
Dr. Darryl Lacey
Dr Darryl Lacey MBBS (UWA 1984) has extensive experience in paediatrics, geriatrics, palliative medicine, and mental health. He tutors medical students in clinical skills and has mentored training GPs. Darryl emphasises the importance of regular exercise, aiming to balance wisdom and compassion in guiding people of all ages managing acute and chronic illnesses.
Dr. David Evans
David is accomplished in and enjoys all aspects of General practice. Through his work with the General Practitioner training college, David plays an active role in creating our future GPs.
Dr. Dovida Hickey
Dovida came to us from Ireland, via a great deal of specialised study in the areas of women’s health, diabetes management, palliative care and paediatrics. An adventurous world traveller, her globetrotting has been on hold recently- she now has two young children who provide all the excitement she can handle.
Dr. Marija Lugonja
Marija enjoys all aspect of General Practice with special interests in Woman’s Health, Antenatal Care, Sexual health and Children Health. Marija also enjoys teaching. Marija has two children and enjoys keeping fit through HIIT. She also speaks fluent Croatian.
Dr. Ivan Lee
Ivan graduated with honours from the University of Western Australia, and his interests at the practice are in family medicine, cardiovascular medicine, diabetes management and men’s health. With his special training in skin cancer medicine, he offers full-body checks with dermoscopy. Ivan is a keen traveller, a Wildcats fanatic and our resident “foodie”.
Dr. Simon Brown
Simon has a keen interest in family and sports medicine and is an active member of the community. He is passionate about family medicine, and works well with the very young and not so young alike!
A keen member of the gym and with a background in Physiotherapy, Simon is invested in both his own fitness and that of his patients.
Dr. Victoria Inwood
Victoria is a UWA graduate with experience in family and preventive medicine. She has strong interests in women’s health as well as mental health. Outside of medicine Victoria is kept busy with her young family. Having trained in contemporary and classical dance since early childhood, she likes to keep fit by dancing in various cultural events. She is a keen cook and loves experimenting with new recipes and using food as medicine.
Dr. Merrilyn Booth
Merrilyn graduated with Honours in Medicine from the University of Western Australia, then worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for six years before moving into General Practice. Prior to medicine she worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in Perth and London, where she met her husband, with whom she has two young children. Her medical interests include paediatrics, women’s and sexual health and disorders of the skin. She also tutors medical students at UWA.
Dr. Chris Chin
Whilst a qualified GP, Dr Chin now specializes solely in laser acupuncture and low level laser therapy for pain and neurological conditions.
Laser acupuncture is a non-invasive therapy, and Dr Chin has had great success treating migraine, neck pain, back pain, and sciatica. Laser therapy has also proved useful treating autonomic conditions such as Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Reflux Oesophagitis, Vertigo, IBS and Period pain.
As the current State President of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College, Dr Chin is often invited to lecture at seminars nationally and internationally, discussing his work in laser acupuncture and his book “Be your own back guru”.
Please book an appointments to see Dr Chin by calling our reception on 08 9418 3722
Zhi Peng (Jackson) Yee – Chiropractor
Jackson aims to allow our patients to live an active, pain-free life through drug-free and effective treatments. He is also able to speak up to five languages including English (Mandarin, Bahasa, Hokkien, and Cantonese).
Babette O’Mara-Wallace – Dietician
As an Accredited Practising Dietician and Accredited Nutritionist, she is dedicated in assisting you to achieve your nutrition goals in a supportive and friendly environment. Babette understands everyone is unique in their own way and will provide you with individual and practical advice based on the latest scientific research
Our dedicated office team
From the moment you arrive at Cockburn Medical Centre, everyone here makes sure you feel welcome and cared for. Our doctors couldn’t provide their all-round service without the wonderful support of our office team and nursing staff, who combine high professional standards with real compassion. We’re always working to improve the way we do things, so if you’re ever disappointed with your experience, we encourage you to let us know – through our Practice Managers, Mrs Reema Alwadhi and Alison Dunn. For all of us at Cockburn Medical Centre, what matters is that you receive the best possible care.
You’ll need to make an appointment to see one of our doctors. Most appointments take 10 to 15 minutes. If you think you might need longer, please let our receptionist know when you call.
We’re a private billing practice, and you’ll need to pay your account in full on the day of your visit. We do bulk bill children up to 16 years during the weekdays (before 6pm).
Please note: Each appointment is 10 minutes long and for one patient only. If you are booking for more than one patient, please choose one appointment time per patient.
A higher private fee applies for appointments booked after 6pm and Saturdays.
Our doctors may (at their discretion) arrange to come to their regular patient’s home if the patient is very ill and unable to visit the surgery.
Phoning our surgery after-hours will automatically connect you to our after-hours support provider, Doctor Doctor. You can contact them directly on 9328 7111 or 9418 3722.
Patient information management
The Centre ensures your privacy by storing all medical and personal information as secure electronic files. Details of our Health Information Management approach can be obtained by writing to our Practice Manager, or by visiting our website.
Our Communications Policy
We try to respond to phone and other communications from patients within 24 hours. We have a triage system in place to determine the necessary urgency of our response. Doctors undertaking medical consultations will not be interrupted with telephone queries. For full details of our Communications Policy, please ask at Reception or visit our website.
If you don’t feel you’ve received satisfactory service from a doctor at the Centre, please contact the Health and Disability Services Complaints Department: GPO Box B61 Perth WA 6838
T: (08) 6551 7600 Freecall: 1800 813 583 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cockburn Medical Centre.
Individual, all-round care.
6 Barrington St
Spearwood WA 6163
Telephone: 9418 3722
Facsimile: 9434 1167