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. Bree Wright
Bree is interested in all areas of GP with a particular interest in Women’s Health, Youth Health and Pediatrics. She has a certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, and is also registered with the AMA as a Youth Friendly Doctor.
Dr. Carolin Behrens
Carolin enjoys all areas of general practice and the variety of work it brings. Prior to becoming a GP, she has worked at a number of hospitals in WA. In addition to a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of
Surgery, Carolin has also completed her Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
Surgery, Carolin has also completed her Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
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. Deepak Panneerselvam
Deepak is a skilled GP with extensive training in all areas of general practice and emergency medicine. With post graduate experience in Southern Peninsula of India and then 10 years of extensive training bthrough many specialties in Royal Perth Hospital.
Dr. Manjula Denkanikota
Manju offers holistic care in all aspects of family medicine and children’s health, with special interests in women’s health, contraception with the insertion/removal of Mirena and Implanon, skin checks and minor surgery.
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
Angela De Felice – Podiatrist
Angela is Achilles Heal’s principal podiatrist and founded the practice in 2004. Angela completed her studies in 2004 at Curtin University of Technology and is a member of the West Australian Podiatry Association. Her work history is rather extensive and has ranged from private practices to public hospitals where she worked alongside surgical mentors. Having young children of her own has reinforced for her that foot care and education starts at a tender, young age. Angela also has previous experience in state level tennis, which offered her an insight into ‘the athlete’ and desire to prevent and treat various sporting injuries.
Angela has volunteered her professional assistance over many years at various fundraising walks such as Relay for Life and HBF Run For a Reason.
In her spare time, Angela loves keeping active outdoors with her young family.
Julian Symons – Physiotherapist
Julian Symons Lake Coogee Physiotherapy is operating from the Cockburn Medical Centre. He is a senior Physiotherapist with 20 years’ experience and treats private patients, workers compensation, motor vehicle, DVA and EPC. Julian specialises in treating musculoskeletal, neurological, paediatric and gerontology patients. Julian also has a post graduate qualification in acupuncture and takes patients for hydrotherapy and gym programs.
Natalie Scaramella – Psychologist
Natalie is a registered psychologist with experience working with general mental health, vocational counselling and disabilities. She primarily works from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach, with aspects of Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. She works with children aged 8 years and older, through to adults. Natalie has a special interest in working with clients on the Autism Spectrum. Natalie works with a wide range of presenting issues including: Adjustment to a disability, Emotional dysregulation, Stress and Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Social skills deficits, Positive Behaviour Support.
Kelly McKimm – Dietician
Kelly is a dedicated and experience dietitian who endeavors to provide her clients with the skills, knowledge and confidence to improve their health and wellbeing. To gain the best results for her clients, Kelly uses a patient centred approach when implementing dietary and lifestyle changes. Kelly is passionate about using an evidenced based approach in the prevention and treatment of nutrition related conditions. Kelly is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Nutrition and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kelly’s main areas of interest are cardiovascular disease, gut issues including Coeliac disease, IBS & IBD, diabetes management and vegetarian & vegan diets. She is passionate about healthy eating, being outdoors and cooking simple healthy meals.
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 there is no bulk billing on 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.
Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 11.30am
Sunday and Public Holidays Closed
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.
15-17/432 Rockingham Rd
Spearwood WA 6163
Telephone: 9418 3722
Facsimile: 9434 1167