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Our Allied Health Professionals

Sister Sonya Larizza
Registered Nurse
Sonya is an experienced registered nurse, able to do routine childhood checks and immunisations. She also advises on, and administers, travel immunisations, as well as providing wound care including dressings and suture removal, health care assessments for the elderly, and ear syringing for wax.
Sister Chezle Phillips
Registered Nurse
Chezle recently joined our practice from New Zealand. She is a registered nurse, able to do routine childhood checks and immunisations. She provides excellent wound care including dressings and suture removal. She also has had training in health care assessments for the elderly, and ear syringing for wax.
Vanessa Griffiths
Podiatrist – M.A.Pod.A
Vanessa Griffiths has owned and worked in practices on both the Northern Beaches and the Eastern Suburbs for over 20 years.

She has vast experience in all aspects of podiatry including general footcare, diabetic health, stance and gait analysis, custom orthoses and paediatric assessments.

She is a warm and friendly health professional and the mother of two young boys.
Natasha van der Wall
Psychologist - BA, MA, MPsych (Child & Ed.)
Natasha van der Wall is a Psychologist with 20 years experience across a range of clinical settings specific to child development and family support, and is committed to helping children and young people adjust to the challenges of childhood and development within their major contexts of school, family and friendships. Such challenges may include parent-child relationships, bereavement & loss (including parent separation), anxiety/worry, development and learning, social skills, coping with change, self-esteem & emotional health, and behaviour management.
Emma van Wanrooy
Audiologist - BA MAudiology MAudSAccp
Emma van Wanrooy is an Audiologist with 21 years of experience working across a broad range of areas in Audiology. Services Emma provides include hearing assessments for children and adults, Auditory Processing Assessments, hearing aid fitting and cochlear implant services. As an independent Audiologist, Emma provides advice on a large range of hearing aids and cochlear implants. As a result of her experience, Emma is a strong believer in the benefits of a high level of after care service for clients with hearing loss. She prides herself on keeping up to date on the latest advances in technology, and independently evaluating the advertised benefits of the latest devices.
Dr Arancha Gonzales
Paediatrician, MBBS, FRACP (Paediatrics and Child Health)
Arancha is an experienced consultant paediatrician with a wide range of expertise. Her care extends from newborns to school leavers, encompassing all aspects of children’s health; acute and chronic.
Franca Camilleri
Clinical Nutritionist - BHSc (Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine)
Franca is a fun loving and compassionate Clinical Nutritionist who prides herself on ensuring each of her patients obtain life-long health and vitality.
Franca’s love for health science began in the late 1990's whilst working in a busy Sydney CBD health food store and she's been continuing to build upon her wealth of scientific knowledge ever since.
Franca will happily spend hours studying scientific research to ensure she is educated about her patient’s health conditions at the highest level, and strives to remain up to date with the latest developments within the field of Nutritional Medicine and Nutritional Biochemistry.
She completed her Bachelor of Health Science degree in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine whilst simultaneously raising 3 young children under the age of 5, a time she describes as “wildly ambitious and not for the faint of heart.”

She is passionate about Sports Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry and she continuously aspires to further develop a greater understanding of the inner workings of human cells and how they can be manipulated by Nutritional Medicine to effectively treat and prevent disease.
Franca describes herself as “serious about a few things specifically; great humour, exceptional health & intransigent kindness"
Ben Kayser
Exercise Physiologist
Ben is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with Club Active. As an AEP he tailors exercise programs for healthy populations as well as individuals with chronic disease, injury, or disability. Ben has a keen interest in the areas of Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Musculoskeletal conditions, and works to educate patients on the importance of exercise with a focus on mobility, function and living pain free each day.
A/Prof Kevin Seex
Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon MB ChB, FRCS, FRACS
Associate Professor Kevin Seex is a Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon, born in Ayr, Scotland. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University - MBChB 1985, trained in General Surgery - FRCS 1989, followed by Neurosurgery at the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow, FRCS (Neurosurgery) 1997. After completing UK specialist training, he undertook a Neurosurgical fellowship in Adelaide, Australia prior to commencing as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Nepean Public Hospital in NSW in 2000, FRACS (Neurosurgery) 2000.

Dr Seex was Head of Department at Nepean Public Hospital from 2000 to 2015 overseeing its growth from 1 to 5 consultants. In 2010, he joined Macquarie Neurosurgery while retaining appointments at Nepean Public and Private Hospitals.

His practice is now exclusively in adult spine surgery, focusing on complex deformity, fusion, non-fusion and minimally invasive spinal technologies. He has invented and commercialised several spinal retractors to reduce retraction injury and holds several patents for retractors and spinal implants. His academic interests include retractor technology and investigating new surgical techniques and technology for less invasive spinal surgery.