Our Staff

Trust Our Team at Illawarra Healthcare Centre

Illawarra HealthCare Centre is committed and passionate about your health care.

Every member of our team, across all departments, plays a vital role in the quality and health of our patients. Each of them understands the importance of this process to you, whether simply collecting blood samples or sharing a phone call to confirm your appointment.

Through working exclusively in the field of health care, our staff have gained much experience and wisdom. While staying at the forefront of technology and technique through ongoing investment in research and development, our staff also undergo regular training to stay current with the world’s best practice in all areas of the medical field.

IHCC is proud to have team of dedicated and accredited medical professionals.

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Dr Udit Khanna – General Practitioner

I am a fellow with Royal Australian College (FRACGP). I am working as a general practitioner for IHCC since April 2015. I enjoy working at IHCC and starting to know the community very well. 

I am an experienced GP and have been very popular in Illawarra and Shoalhaven. 

My special interests are: Children's health, Care Plan, Chronic disease management especially Diabetes Management, Skin Checks and Minor surgical Procedures.  

Dr Mukesh D Sharma – General Practitioner

I graduated in 2001 and obtained the MRCGP after completing my General Practice training in 2007 in the UK. I went on to complete the Diploma in Practical Dermatology (DPD) from Cardiff university. I  practiced as a GP for 4 1/2 years in the UK before moving to Australia in 2011, upon being conferred the FRACGP. 

I have been practicing in the Illawarra region for the past 6 years.
I am an experienced General Practitioner with interests in Skin, Minor procedures, Chronic disease management, Paediatrics and Mental health. 
I am a keen cricketer and continue to play regularly for a local cricket team in addition to following the sport. I am a supporter of the Australian and Indian cricket teams. "
Swati Khanna – Practice Manager

I am working as a practice manager for IHCC since April 2015. I enjoy working at IHCC and starting to know the community very well. I take an interest in the community, identify and respond to the needs of the community and act positively in the interest of the department and the community.

I am committed to departmental vision, mission and core values. I communicate and cascade central and departmental vision, mission and core values, analyse the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in both short-term and long-term perspectives focus on the customers.

Focus efforts and direct resources to meet customer needs and expectations, seek opportunities to plan and improve services to the customers, develop and maintain relationships with both external and internal customers.
Liz Hill (Receptionist)

Hello, my name is Liz Hill. I have enjoyed working as a medical receptionist for 6 years. I've lived and worked in the Illawarra region for most of my life, and enjoy getting to know and building relationships with our patients.
In my spare time, I enjoying sewing and am an avid quilter.
I'm looking forward to working with the team here at IHCC
Rita Abela (Casual Receptionist) 

Hello, my name is Rita Abela. I have enjoyed working as a medical receptionist for 35 years. I have seen generations of family coming through the practice, making it more personal and enjoyable place to work.
I also love meeting and helping new families and welcoming them to IHCC.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading books, watching movies and the outdoors.
Mencia Carter (Receptionist)

Hello, my name is Mencia Carter. I have lived in Illawarra area for 44 years and worked in the public for 23 years. I have been working as a medical centre receptionist for the last 5 years. I am patient about the health and wellbeing of my local community and along with my colleagues here at IHCC. I am here to provide you with caring and friendly service.

I am also a fully-accredited NAATI Interpreter and Translator in the Spanish / English language.
Shannon Hart (Casual Receptionist)

Shannon has a great attitude and knows the ins and outs of the practice. She is enthusiastic and conscientious, and she enjoys the sense of community that is encompassed by the practice. Shannon is infatuated with all things internet and also assisting in helping patients with any needs they may have and directing patients with any inquiries. She looks forward to growing with the practice and ensuring the practice’s high standards of excellence are adhered to in all patient relations.
Sarah Youseff (Podiatrist)

Hi, I am Sarah Youseff. I am a podiatrist . My main area of work is general treatment and diabetic foot checks. My main aim is to keep my patient’s feet healthy and feeling comfortable across all ages. I am also happy to do home visits. If you have any concerns about your feet, arrange an appointment today!
Shaaryn Salisbury – Physiotherapist 

I am working as a physiotherapist and massage therapist.
I am born and brought in Dapto and know the community very well.
I have been working at Illawarra HealthCare Centre since April 2017 and I enjoy working here. 
Karina Bronska (Diabetic Educator)

Karina is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator and Consultant Pharmacist. Karina has over 20 years experience in pharmacy and 3 years experience as a diabetes educator. Karina focuses on low carbohydrate real food diets targeting slowing down progression of diabetes and making patients with diabetes feel better everyday. Karina specialises in type 2 diabetes, hyperinsulinaemia, metabolic syndrome, PCOS and gestational diabetes. Her focus is to empower patients to make better choices with regard to their conditions.
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