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Welcome to the clinic Dr Michelle Schnabl (MBBS (Hons), Dip Paeds). Michelle will be working full time as of Monday 6th February. Book an appointment online of via the free Appointuit app -    Our Psychologist Danielle Maloney (nee McEvoy) works at the clinic on Tuesdays. Press on the book appointment online button or via the free Appointuit app and select Danielle Maloney (nee McEvoy) -    Iron Infusions available. Call us on 9328 5444 to book your appointment with Dr Jonathan Bentley or Dr Albena Kausae -    Mirena / Copper IUD Insertion available. Call us on 9328 5444 to book your appointment with Dr Albena Kausae or Dr Sonia Verma-
Schedule: Monday - Friday - 8:00 - 17:30, Saturday 8:00-12:00

our practitioners

At Cooper Street Clinic, our practitioners are our greatest asset. We strive to provide Australia’s best general practice healthcare, and the key to our success is the exceptional quality of our practitioners. Below you can read some details of the wealth of experience and expertise each of our practitioners brings to our clinic. Please contact us, or visit the clinic if you’d like to know more.transheader

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM

General Practitioner & Medical Director

Professor Kerryn PhelpsProfessor Kerryn Phelps is one of Australia’s best-known doctors and public health and human rights advocates. She has been a general practitioner for over thirty years and is the founder and principal clinician at Sydney Integrative Medicine and Cooper Street Clinic in Sydney, and is a pioneer in the fields of health communication and integrative medicine in Australia.

Prof. Kerryn Phelps is one of Australia’s best-known doctors and public health and human rights advocates.

She has been a general practitioner for over thirty years and is the founder and principal clinician at Sydney Integrative Medicine and Cooper Street Clinic in Sydney, and is a pioneer in the fields of health communication and integrative medicine in Australia.

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Prof Phelps is an adjunct Professor at Sydney Medical School and a Conjoint Professor at the University of New South Wales Medical Faculty. She is a conjoint Professor in the National Institute of Complementary Medicine at University of Western Sydney.

She has appeared in the media for over 30 years, bringing messages about healthy lifestyle to the attention of the public.  Her television credits include the ABC’s EveryBody, TEN network’s Good Morning Australia, the Nine Network’s Today Show, A Current Affair, a documentary on the Kododa Campaign and was the narrator for the Seven Network’s Last Chance Surgery. She has been the subject of stories on 60 Minutes, Australian Story and This Is Your Life.

In 2000 Prof Phelps was elected as the first female President of the Australian Medical Association, a post she held for the maximum term of three years. She guided political and practical solutions to the medical indemnity crisis and the medical workforce shortage. Under her presidency, the AMA developed its first position statements on complementary medicine, on sexuality and gender diversity, on the medical response to bioterrorism, and on the association between climate change and human health. She advocated strongly for the rights of refugee children in detention and for a solution to the problems of health disparity and disadvantage for indigenous Australians.

She has been the popular health columnist for the Australian Women’s Weekly for twenty-four years and a regular health writer. She is a member of the New South Wales Ministerial Taskforce on Preventive Health and is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ Integrative Medicine Strategic Education Advisory Group.

Prof Phelps is also a member of the board of Hockey Australia and is a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of the International Hockey Federation.

From 2009-2012 she was President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association. 

In 2003 she was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for services to Medicine and Australian society.

On 13 June 2011, she was awarded an Order of Australia for service to medicine, particularly through leadership roles with the Australian Medical Association, to education and community health, and as a general practitioner.

She is the author of a groundbreaking textbook, “General Practice: The Integrative Approach, published in 2010 by Elsevier.

In 2013 her book “Ultimate Wellness: The 3-Step Plan” was published by Pan Macmillan. Later that year she was invited to India to meet with HRH Prince Charles and to open the Global Health Futures Conference.

In 2014 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Western Sydney.

In 2015 she published her latest book “The Cancer Recovery Guide” with a foreword by HRH Prince Charles.

*Prof Phelps welcomes new patients.

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Dr Audrey Gathy

MBBS(Hons), FRACGP

Dr Audrey Gathy was a founding member of the Cooper Street Clinic since its inception in 2001. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1985 with Honours, has attained her Certificate of Fertility Regulation with the Family Planning Association in 1991 and then completed her FRACGP in 1994. She also spent twelve months working in the emergency department of the Sydney Children’s Hospital as part of her training.

Dr Gathy has been a GP since 1991 and has worked in Double Bay since 1995.

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She has a strong interest in Women’s Health, Paediatrics and Dermatology and is affiliated with the Royal Prince Alfred Women and Babies (RPA), Camperdown, Canterbury Hospital, and The Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, to provide antenatal shared care.

*Dr Gathy is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr Susan Iland

MBBS(Hons), MPM FAC Psych Med

Dr Susan Iland has been a member of the Cooper Street Clinic since its inception in 2001. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1976 with Honours and attained a Master of Psychological Medicine from the University of NSW in 1995. Dr Iland became a Fellow of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine in 2001 and has been in general practice part-time since 1978. From 1999 to 2001 Dr Iland was a tutor at University of NSW. She was chairman of the ESDGP 1994-1998 and was the instigator and ESDGP GP advisor for the antenatal shared care program with the Royal Hospital for Women in 1993-2004.

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Dr Iland is affiliated with the Royal Hospital for Women to provide antenatal shared care.
*Dr Iland welcomes new patients.

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Dr Joanna Emanuel

BHB, MB ChB Dip Paeds, FRACGP

Dr Jodie Emanuel has been a member of the Cooper Street Clinic since its inception in 2001. She graduated from Otago University, NZ in 1993 and has been practicing in Sydney since 1995. She graduated with The Diploma of Paediatrics from University of NSW in 1997 and is a Fellow of The Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Emanuel’s areas of particular interest include paediatrics, women’s health, preventative and complementary medicine including anti-aging medicine.

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*Dr Emanuel welcomes new patients.

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Dr Andrew Hollo

MBBS, Grad Dip Fam Med, FAMAC

Dr Andrew Hollo has worked in General Practice in the Double Bay area since 1978, and joined the Cooper Street Clinic family in 2005. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1971 and passed, with Distinctions, the Graduate Diploma of Family Medicine at Monash University. Dr Hollo became a Fellow of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College in 1997 and was the Federal Education Director of this college until 2008. He has taught and examined undergraduates at the University of NSW and Sydney University and was on the steering committee for the University of NSW new medical syllabus: South East Sydney Academic General Practice Steering Committee.

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Dr Hollo has been the GP representative on St Vincent’s Drug Committee since 1995. He has also studied Low Level Laser Therapy and is an active member of WALT (World Association of Laser Therapy). He remains committed to holistic, patient-oriented health care with a special interest in medical acupuncture and laser therapy.
*Dr Hollo is accepting new patients for laser and acupuncture only.

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Dr Aileen Liu

B Med, Dip Paeds, FRACGP

Dr Aileen Liu has been working at the Cooper Street Clinic since 2002 and has a strong belief in holistic health care. She completed her fellowship for the Australian College of General Practitioners in 2000, and also has a graduate diploma in paediatrics from the University of NSW which was obtained in 1998.  She is an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as well as the Australian Medical Council. She is a life time member of the Australian Chinese Medical Association and is interested in promoting the health of minority populations.

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In 2013 Dr Liu was honoured to be nominated for Australian of the Year. She is passionate about causes such as autism as she has an affected son.
*Dr Liu is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr Carolyn Block

MBBS (Hons), FRACGP

Dr Carolyn Block has worked in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for over ten years and joined Cooper Street Clinic in January 2006. She graduated from the University of NSW in 1991 with Honours and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1996. Dr Block is affiliated with the Royal Hospital for Women to provide antenatal shared care. She has a strong interest in paediatrics and women’s health, having obtained her Certificate of Family Planning in 1996.

*Dr Block is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr Adrian Feiglin

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Adrian Feiglin joined Cooper Street Clinic in 2008. He graduated from Monash University in 1988 and obtained his fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2001. Dr Feiglin’s particular areas of interest are men’s health, chronic diseases, paediatrics and travel medicine.
Dr Feiglin welcomes new patients.

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Dr Jonathan Bentley

MBBS, DRACOG

Dr Jonathan Bentley has been part of the Cooper Street Clinic family since 2010. He graduated from Monash University in 1984, received his Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1987, and has been in full time General Practice since then.  Dr Bentley is currently a surveyor for General Practice Accreditation Plus, Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Clinical Associate of the Discipline of General Practice and a former Chair of Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice. His main interests are in disease prevention and health optimisation.

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Dr Bentley welcomes new patients.

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Dr Nora Abelev

B Sc(Med), MBBS(Hons), FRACGP

Dr Nora Abelev has been part of the Cooper Street Clinic family since 2009. She graduated from the University of New South Wales with Honours in 1995, doing post graduate training in paediatrics and women’s health, and obtaining her Certificate in Family Planning and women’s sexual and reproductive health in 1997.  Dr Abelev completed her Royal Australian College of General Practitioners exams in 2000. Dr Abelev is affiliated with the Royal Hospital for Women to provide antenatal shared care. She speaks fluent Russian and her main areas of interest are paediatrics, women’s health, geriatric medicine and chronic disease.

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Dr Abelev welcomes new patients.

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Dr Gary Nicholls

FRACGP, MRCGP(UK), MRCP(UK), MBBS(Lon), MA(Cantab)

Dr Gary Nicholls trained in the UK at Cambridge University and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He completed his Physicians’ training and moved to Sydney for 1 year. He enjoyed it so much he decided to stay longer! Gary worked at St Vincent’s Hospital for 8 years in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  He also developed services for Homeless Health and Ambulatory Care at St Vincent’s. He maintains close links with hospital Colleagues. Gary joined Cooper Street Clinic in April 2011. He continues to hold a position as a Staff Specialist in General Medicine for NSW Health and thus works part time at the Clinic.

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Dr Nicholls welcomes new patients.

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Dr Sonia Verma

MBChB, MRCGP, FRACGP, MRCP, DRCOG, DFFP

Dr Sonia Verma joined us in 2013. She qualified from the University of Bristol Medical School. She went onto doing her postgraduate training as a physician and later GP training in the UK. Her special interests lie in General Medicine and Womens health. She has the DRCOG qualification and inserts IUDs and implanons for contraception.She is also the GP adviser for the Royal Hospital for Women and helps run the antenatal shared care program.

Dr Verma welcomes new patients.

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Dr Albena Kausae

MD(Bulg), AMC, FRACGP

Dr Albena Kausae is a GP who has been working in Australia since 1994. She is originally from Bulgaria where she graduated in Medicine in 1986 and went on to complete postgraduate studies in Neurophysiology in Kushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

In 1993-94 she passed the Australian Medical Council Exams in Sydney and has been a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners ( RACGP ) since 2000.

Dr Kausae has broad experience in various aspects of General Practice.

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However, she has a special interest in Womens Health and Dermatology (skin problems). Dr Kausae is accredited to provide antenatal shared care at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Women and Babies (RPA), Canterbury Hospital and The Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick.

Dr Kausae is welcoming new patients

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Dr Michelle Schnabl

MBBS (Hons), Dip. Child Health

Dr Michelle Schnabl graduated with an MBBS (Hons) in 2010 from University of New South Wales. Prior to moving to General Practice she spent 5 years in NSW hospitals including 3 years in Paediatrics, at combination of hospitals across Sydney and NSW including St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Westmead Childrens hospital. She obtained a Diploma in Child Health in 2013.

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Dr Schnabl welcomes new patients 

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Jaime Rose Chambers

APD & Nutritionist

Jaime Rose Chambers is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist. Jaime completed a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Newcastle and is currently completing a Masters of Clinical Medicine for complementary therapies.  Jaime has had a lifelong passion for food and cooking so when tossing up whether to become a chef or a Doctor, Jaime decided to combine the two and now as a Dietitian, treats her patient’s medical conditions with nutrition and lifestyle. Jaime treats patients with conditions that include overweight and obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, food allergies and intolerances, polycystic ovarian syndrome and cancers.

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Jaime has a special interest in prostate and breast cancer and is strongly affiliated with the Prostate Cancer Centre at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Jaime regularly speaks with and educates at support groups for individuals with prostate and breast cancer as well as at corporate seminars on various nutrition topics. Jaime is a regular nutrition contributor for publications such as Cleo Magazine and appears on shows such as Today Tonight and A Current Affair.
Jaime welcomes new patients.

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Danielle Maloney (nee McEvoy)

Psychologist

Danielle is a warm and enthusiastic psychologist who is passionate about working collaboratively with people to help them make positive changes in their lives. Danielle loves working with people in all their complexity and is committed to finding unique evidence-based solutions to improve their psychological wellbeing.

Danielle has acquired experience treating a wide range of mental health issues across a broad spectrum of age groups in a variety of settings which include both public and private health sectors.

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Danielle’s specialist areas of interest include eating and body image disorders, perfectionism, difficulties with emotion regulation, trauma, depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety, social, panic and obsessive-compulsive), interpersonal issues and relationship problems, stress management and addictions (mostly gambling disorder).

Danielle does not subscribe to a one-size-fits-all model of intervention and she uses an integrative approach mostly comprised of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brain-Based Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Danielle does not provide neuropsychological assessment however has appropriate providers who she feels comfortable referring to. Similarly, Danielle works with patients above the age of 12 and does not treat children however she maintains an appropriate referral base if necessary.

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