Clinicians

GP (M.B.,B.S., DRANZCOG, DCH, FRACGP)

Dr. Gemma Kim

Dr Gemma Kim graduated from medicine at Sydney University in 1997. After graduation she completed an internship and residency at Westmead Hospital, where she acquired her Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She went on to complete her GP fellowship training in Gosford, Raymond Terrace and Penrith.

Dr Gemma Kim graduated from medicine at Sydney University in 1997. After graduation she completed an internship and residency at Westmead Hospital, where she acquired her Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She went on to complete her GP fellowship training in Gosford, Raymond Terrace and Penrith.

In 2002 Dr Kim started work at Abbotsford general practice where she completed the Diploma of Child Health (Westmead Hospital). In 2013 she joined Gateway Quayside Medical Centre, which is now O’Connell St Clinic.

Her special interests include women’s health and general practice. She is experienced in doing minor skin procedures such as the excision of skin lesions. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Kim is also registered with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital (Manly Hospital) for Antenatal shared care.

Qualifications:
M.B.,B.S., DRANZCOG, DCH, FRACGP

GP (M.B., B.S.)

Dr. James Chesworth

Dr. James Chesworth is a general practitioner with a special interest in men’s health and dermatology.

Dr. James Chesworth graduated from medicine at the University in Sydney in 1981, completing his residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital before working as a Resident Medical Officer at Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital. He worked as a general practitioner in private practice in Campbelltown for 12 years before moving to Gateway Medical in 1998 (now O’Connell St Clinic).

Qualifications: M.B., B.S.

GP (M.B., B.CH)

Dr. Alan Skapinker

An experienced General Practitioner who has been in practice in the city for more than 25 years.

Dr. Alan Skapinker is an experienced General Practitioner who has been in practice in the city for more than 25 years.

Dr Skapinker specialises in Men’s Health, Travel Medicine, back pain, work related injuries, Cardiovascular Health, and Preventative Health.

Qualifications: M.B., B.CH

M.B.,B.S. (Hons), DCH Dip PDerm, FRACGP

Dr. Polly Chan

Dr Polly Chan graduated from medicine in 1997 from the University of Sydney and went on to train as an undergraduate intern at Westmead Hospital where she gained her residency and Diploma of Child Health.

Dr Polly Chan graduated from medicine in 1997 from the University of Sydney and went on to train as an undergraduate intern at Westmead Hospital where she gained her residency and Diploma of Child Health.

In 2004 Dr Chan moved to the United Kingdom for further training, completing a Diploma of Dermatology at Cardiff University, before working as a staff grade doctor in dermatology at the Elizabeth Hospital WHS trust.

After returning to Australia in 2007, Dr Chan worked at Gateway Quayside Medical Centre for seven years before moving to O’Connell St Clinic. Her special medical interests are dermatology, women’s health and antenatal care.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In addition to her work and family life (she has two girls), Dr Chan enjoys travelling.

Languages:
English, Cantonese

Qualification:
M.B.,B.S. (Hons), DCH Dip PDerm, FRACGP

GP (BSc (Hons) London, ARCS, MBBS (Hons)

Dr. Rosemary Aldous

Dr. Rosemary Aldous is a medical graduate from the University of Sydney with initial medical training at RGH Concord. Her initial degree was in zoology from Imperial College, London with subsequent scientific research work in the United Kingdom, Kenya and Australia.

Dr. Rosemary Aldous is a medical graduate from the University of Sydney with initial medical training at RGH Concord. Her initial degree was in zoology from Imperial College, London with subsequent scientific research work in the United Kingdom, Kenya and Australia.

Dr. Aldous has been a General Practitioner since 1989 with interests in general medicine, travel medicine, women’s health, health promotion and preventative medicine. Dr. Aldous has been an established GP in the Sydney CBD for many years and continues with a passion for quality medical care. She has joined O’Connell St Clinic with focus on the highest standard of medical care and customer service, qualities which are at the core of excellent medicine.

Dr. Rosemary Aldous is a panel physician for the US consulate and can perform your medical for your US government visa. Visa medicals require pre-booking for an extended appointment. We are happy to accommodate a prompt booking to fit in with your US consulate appointment.

Please contact usvisas@ocnlst.com.au for the requirements for your Visa medical or call 02 9241 1577.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) London, ARCS, MBBS (Hons)

Sarah Gibson Psychologist at O'Connell St Clinic
Psychologist (Assoc. MAPS)

Ms Sarah Gibson

Sarah has been a registered psychologist since 2004 and has a wealth of experience working with adult clients in private practice, EAP, Workers Compensation and organisational settings.

Sarah has been a registered psychologist since 2004 and has a wealth of experience working with adult clients in private practice, EAP, Workers Compensation and organisational settings.

Sarah uses evidence-based treatment approaches including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Therapy. She addresses a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to change, workplace stress, grief, chronic pain, health management and relationship issues. She is a registered Medicare and WorkCover provider.

Special interest areas include Perinatal Mental Health and psychological approaches to weight management.

Sarah has also contributed psychology content and commentary to a number of publications including Madison Magazine, Marie Claire Australia, JustB and Dry July, as well as appearing on the Nine Network’s Mornings With Kerri-Anne.

Qualifications: Assoc. MAPS

Dr. Stanley Green
Sydney City Skin Cancer Clinic

Dr. Stanley Green

Dr Stan Green started his work as a medical doctor in 1974, and has over 30 years experience in the treatment of skin cancer.

Dr Stan Green started his work as a medical doctor in 1974, and has over 30 years experience in the treatment of skin cancer. Stan has a special interest in detecting, diagnosing and managing skin cancer patients and is passionate about combining state of the art technology and equipment with real and personal patient care to ensure that patients receive understanding and caring treatment.

Stan has a Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery as well as a Certificate in Dermoscopy from the Skin Cancer College Australasia. He has also been awarded a Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Surgery from The University of Queensland.

Podiatrist

Mr Andrew Bull

Frequently lectured to post-graduate podiatrists on sports podiatry topics, with a special interest in hypermobility related problems and leg length discrepancies. Andrew has recently lectured in Port Macquarie, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth on these topics.

Andrew has frequently lectured to post-graduate podiatrists on sports podiatry topics, with a special interest in hypermobility related problems and leg length discrepancies. Andrew has recently lectured in Port Macquarie, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth on these topics.

Andrew first saw a podiatrist as a teenager due to severe knee pain while representing his high school in Track Athletics and Cross Country. Several other treatments had failed and after finally being referred to a sports podiatrist and receiving prescription orthotics, he was back to running pain free within a week. This motivated him to study podiatry after benefiting so dramatically and immediately.

Andrew is a long term member of the Sydney Striders running club and an occasional triathlete, having completed the Noosa Tri 5 times.

This enables Andrew to customise a treatment regime including:

Treatment of foot and ankle disorders, including skin and nail conditions (blisters, callous, ingrown toenails- conservative care and nail edge resection if appropriate)
Biomechanical causes of back, hip, knee, leg, ankle and foot pain
Prescription of corrective foot orthotics (to fit sports and/or fashion shoes)
Advice on appropriate stretching / strengthening and training programs
Advice on each persons specific requirements in running shoes / football boots and other sporting footwear.

As a keen runner, cyclist and Army Reserve Infantry Officer, Andrew also has the insight and experience of over 20 years of private practice as a podiatrist, as well as over 20 years as a competitive runner (road and track up to state level).

Andrew has participated in sports as diverse as:

Running & Track
Distance Running & Cross Country
Cycling
Triathlon
Rugby
Soccer
Surfing
Rock Climbing
Thundercat Racing (5 x Australian Team)

Andrew has also been interviewed for foot related articles by publications such as The Sydney Morning Herald, Men’s Health Magazine, Good Medicine, Slimming & Health, & Cosmopolitan. He is a previous NSW AAPSM representative.

Podiatrist

Mr Nick Marinos

Nick graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine. Since a young age Nick had always participated in a wide range of sports, fitness and weightlifting. Unfortunately, Nick experienced multiple injuries from playing soccer and weightlifting. After numerous failed attempts at treatment, Nick was fortunate enough to see a Podiatrist. This is when Nick received his first pair of orthotics and was back to squatting and playing soccer in no time.

Nick graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine. Since a young age Nick had always participated in a wide range of sports, fitness and weightlifting. Unfortunately, Nick experienced multiple injuries from playing soccer and weightlifting. After numerous failed attempts at treatment, Nick was fortunate enough to see a Podiatrist. This is when Nick received his first pair of orthotics and was back to squatting and playing soccer in no time.

Over the years, Nick developed a keen interest in biomechanics, soft tissue injuries and rehabilitation. This drive and motivation lead Nick to acquire both a Diploma of Fitness and a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine, making him an astute practitioner of the lower limb.

As an athlete, Nick understands the impact injuries have on physical and mental well-being, and how crucial it is to get back to doing what you love. Through extensive and thorough examination, Nick will focus on treating the cause of the injury and provide you with injury prevention strategies to improve your quality of life.

Nick will work with you to individually tailor a treatment plan to manage your:

Biomechanical concerns
Foot and ankle pain
Sport related injuries
Skin and nail conditions (callus, corns, blisters and fungal nails)
Ingrown toe nails
Diabetic foot

Nick will also provide tailored treatment plans and preventative strategies which may include:

Prescription of corrective foot orthotics (to fit fashion shoes/business/sports)
Off the shelf orthotics
Shockwave therapy for chronic soft tissue injuries
Dry needling and massage
Strapping techniques
Rehabilitation
Stretching and strengthening programs
Footwear advice