Northbridge Medical Practice

Our Doctors

Dr Lawrence Chan

BSc (med), MBBS Hons 1, FRACGP

Dr Chan studied medicine at the University of New South Wales and graduated in 2008 with First Class Honours. He worked for 3 years at Bankstown-Lidcombe, Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals. He then volunteered for 6 months as medical officer for a small hospital in rural Uganda.

Dr Chan worked as a rural GP in Moree and then in Abbotsford before joining Northbridge Medical Practice in 2013.  He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2014, and he attained his Diploma in Child Health in 2015. He has particular interest in paediatrics, mental health and travel medicine. Dr Chan is an accreditated practitioner with The Royal North Shore Hospital Antenatal Shared Care program. He enjoys football, scuba diving, hiking and travel.

Dr McSweeney

Dr Susan McSweeney

BSc MBBS DCH DRANZCOG FRACGP

Dr McSweeney studied postgraduate medicine at the University of Notre Dame after completing her Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) at the University of Sydney. She then worked at various hospitals in NSW including Westmead, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women and Coffs Harbour, before entering into general practice. She holds the Diploma in Child Health and the Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr McSweeney enjoys all aspects of general practice and looking after patients of all ages. She has particular interests in family planning, women’s health, paediatrics, travel medicine and minor skin procedures. She is able to offer the full range of contraception to women including intrauterine devices (IUDs) and Implanons. She is accredited to provide antenatal shared care with RPA and Royal North Shore Hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and travelling. She also speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Dr Sue Paton

MB.BS, DA, DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Paton studied Medicine at the University of Sydney and graduated in 1979 with Honours. She worked for three years at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and then overseas in Jamaica and the UK. During this time she gained her Diploma in Anaesthetics, experience in Obstetrics and Paediatrics, and attained Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in UK (MRCGP).

Returning to Australia, Dr Paton worked in general practice in the country before joining the practice of Drs L’Estrange & Hathaway in Naremburn in 1990. In 2001, Dr Paton & Dr Hathaway amalgamated their practice with those of Drs Robertson & Thomas in Northbridge.

She treats patients of all ages with both acute and chronic health care needs, and her knowledge of diving medicine is updated regularly through her involvement and membership of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society

Her personal interests include kayaking, bush walking, bike riding, sailing, and scuba diving.

Dr Napier

Dr Robyn Napier

MB.BS, FAMA

Dr Lyn Robertson

MB.BS

Dr Paton studied Medicine at the University of Sydney and graduated in 1979 with Honours. She worked for three years at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and then overseas in Jamaica and the UK. During this time she gained her Diploma in Anaesthetics, experience in Obstetrics and Paediatrics, and attained Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in UK (MRCGP).

Returning to Australia, Dr Paton worked in general practice in the country before joining the practice of Drs L’Estrange & Hathaway in Naremburn in 1990. In 2001, Dr Paton & Dr Hathaway amalgamated their practice with those of Drs Robertson & Thomas in Northbridge.

She treats patients of all ages with both acute and chronic health care needs, and her knowledge of diving medicine is updated regularly through her involvement and membership of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society

Her personal interests include kayaking, bush walking, bike riding, sailing, and scuba diving.

Dr Marilyn Uebel

MB.BS (Sydney), DCH (London), Dip Obs, ROCG(London)

Dr Uebel is a graduate of Sydney University in both Medicine and Physiotherapy.

Dr Uebel has worked in Australia, United Kingdom and South Africa before becoming a GP in 1980, working in a variety of practices and locations.

Dr Uebel is interested in all branches of medicine.

Dr Tim Zaverdinos

MB.BS. Hons, FRACGP

Dr Zaverdinos studied medicine at the University of NSW, graduating with Honours. He worked at the Prince of Wales Hospital for several years, and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1998, and then joined the Northbridge Medical Practice.

Dr Zaverdinos is a supervisor for General Practice Trainee Registrars, and also teaches medical students.

Dr Zaverdinos enjoys treating patients of all ages, with a special interest in Children’s and Men’s health. He visits patients at Castlecrag Private Hospital and local nursing homes. Tim is married with two young children, and is a keen golfer.

Dr David Torii

MB.BS (Sydney), DCH (London), Dip Obs, ROCG(London)

Dr. Torii studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne, and graduated in 1978. He did General Practice rotations in Colac and Castlemaine, and rotations at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, and Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne, as part of the Family Medicine Program. He has a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and is registered with The Royal North Shore Hospital Shared Antenatal Care Program.
Dr. Torii has been in General Practice in Northbridge for over 30 years, and since June 2016, has joined Northbridge Medical Practice. He is fluent in Japanese.

He has two adult children. He swims regularly to keep fit, and enjoys cooking on his days off.

Dr Robert Nelson

General Practitioner, Male, MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Child Health

Meet our newest GP, Doctor Rob Nelson.

He graduated in 2015 from the University of Wollongong, and has previously worked at Royal North Shore Hospital, Hornsby Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital.

He has an interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, previously working as an Exercise Physiologist.

Other areas of interest include: preventative health, paediatrics, men’s health and general medicine.

He loves travel, food (especially Korean) and spending time with his young family.

Dr Xiang

Dr Xiang Lu

General Practitioner

Dr Lu grew up in the Northern Beaches before moving to Adelaide to study medicine, graduating in 2013 from the University of Adelaide. She worked for 3 years at Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospital. Before coming to Northbridge, Dr Lu was working in Adelaide in General Practice. Dr Lu completed the Diploma of Child Health in 2016 through the University of Sydney. She was awarded Fellowship of College of General Practitioners in 2019. Dr Lu enjoys all aspects of general practice, in particular Women’s health, Child health and preventative medicine. She is accredited to provide antenatal shared care with Royal North Shore Hospital.

Dr Lu is also proficient in Mandarin Chinese. In her spare time she enjoys binge watching Netflix and travelling although not sure if she has a lot of spare time at the moment as she has recently returned to the Practice after having a beautiful baby girl.

Special interests: Women’s health, child health, preventative medicine

Dr Brian Morton A.M.

MB.BS, FRACGP, FAMA

Dr Brian Morton studied Medicine at the University of NSW and graduated in 1974. He has been a General Practitioner in Willoughby, Sydney, since 1976 and amalgamated with Northbridge Medical Practice in 2009.

In 1981 he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is a past President of AMA(NSW) and is currently a member of the Medical Council of NSW.

Dr Morton has retired from regular general practice work but will continue to provide locum relief from time to time. Dr Morton is married with two children and his interests are cycling, skiing and kayaking

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