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Dr. Revathi Balaji (Reva)



Reva was born in South India and went to medical college in Madurai. After completing her degree, she worked locally for four years in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology and anaesthetics before she migrated to the UK in 1990.


Reva initially trained and worked as a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology and was heavily involved in the teaching of both medical students and doctors. She then moved track to general practice, obtaining her FRCGP and DFFP in the UK. Once again, Reva was heavily involved in the teaching of obstetrics and gynaecology in the general practice setting. Reva loves medicine and getting to the bottom of a problem, using her diagnostic skills and initiating treatment as she had previously done at the specialist level. She likes to use her communication skills, establishing good rapport and trust with patients and she regards this as one of her greatest strengths.


Reva has a passion for preventing illness as well as treating current problems and gives people hope about tomorrow. Reva currently works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and occasionally on Sundays.


Outside medicine, Reva loves gardening and cooking, especially Indian and South Indian recipes. She also enjoys watching comedy films and sitcoms.


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Dr Jaykumar Patel (Jay)



Jaykumar was born and brought up in south east London, England. He studied at Colfe's school in Lee Green, London and went on to study medicine at St Bartholomews and the Royal London Medical School. After completing his MBBS he spent two years working in Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex and Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, London. He then went on to complete his GP training for a further 3 years in Maidstone, Kent. This included rotations in ENT, Oncology and working in Palliative care at the Heart of Kent Hospice.


He also went on to complete a diploma in practical dermatology at Cardiff University. His interests include skin conditions, minor surgery, ENT and chronic diseases.


He has been working as a regular GP in London and has worked in other sectors including private work with BUPA, which involves health screening, as a port medical officer with the health protection agency and doing online consultations. He also has spent time working at medical stations at the London Marathon for the last 3 years. Finally, he has worked regularly in the local urgent care centre as part of the accident and emergency department.


Outside of medicine, Jaykumar enjoys travelling, photography, music and the movies. He also loves sports especially cricket and the soccer.




Dr Robyn Coulson

MBBS DRACOG and Cert of Family Planning


Dr Coulson graduated from the University of Queensland in 1984 and then worked at the Mater Hospital Complex for three years, completing her Diploma of Obstetrics and Certificate of Family Planning. Robyn came to the Elizabeth Street Medical Centre in November 1987. Her special interests include gynaecology, antenatal care, family planning and paediatrics. Robyn primarily works on Thursdays.


Robyn has three daughters, and her hobbies include guitar, dancing and reading detective mysteries.



Dr Pratishtha Sharma



Dr Sharma was born in India and after completing her degree, worked locally for a year in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology before migrating to the UK in 2001.


After finishing general practice training, Pratishtha worked in the UK for eight years as a GP, before moving to Brisbane in 2015. 


She has a passion for preventing illness as well as treating current problems and giving people hope about tomorrow. Her special interest is women's health. 


Outside medicine, Pratishtha loves cooking, especially Indian and South Indian recipes. She also enjoys watching films.



Dr. Sam Balaji


Dr. Sam is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
He is interested in all aspects of family medicine with a special interest in surgical problems, chronic disease management, men’s health, skin checks, and skin cancer surgery.