Call us today on 9584 1900
221 – 223 Belmore Road, Riverwood, NSW 2210.
Surgery hours
8AM - 6PM Monday - Friday
9AM - 1PM Saturday

Our Team

Meet Our Team

Dr Elton Chen, MBBS, FRACGP

  • Dr Chen graduated from The University of Sydney in 1996. He has a fellowship with The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and is a member of the Australian Medical Association. He is also an approved medical practitioner with WorkCover NSW. Dr Chen has many years of experience in all aspects of general practice. He has worked at several hospitals in Sydney and practiced at a country practice previously. He settled in Riverwood in 2003.
  • Work Days Monday to Saturday

Dr Kypros Koutsoullis, MBBS

  • Dr Koutsoullis graduated from The University of Sydney in 1983. He has been in solo general practice in Riverwood for 27 years and is interested in all aspects of medicine. Dr Koutsoullis speaks fluent Greek.
  • Work Days Monday to Friday

Dr Richard Yip, MBBS

  • Dr Yip graduated with honours from The University of Sydney in 1971. He received his postgraduate training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Prince of Wales Hospital, and the Royal Children’s Hospital Camperdown from 1971 to 1975. He has been in general practice in Riverwood since 1976 and has a special interest in paediatrics in addition to general family medicine.
  • Work Days Monday to Friday, except for Wednesday

Dr Ling Yan MBBS, MMedSc, FRACGP

  • Dr Ling Yan completed her medical degrees at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. An interest in medical research led her to come to Australia where she completed a Master of Medical Science through the University of Newcastle in 2004 and worked in cardiac research in Sydney at the Heart Research Institute for a few years. She then returned to clinical medicine and had her training in a variety of hospitals including John Hunter hospital, Maitland hospital, and Manning Hospital. Dr. Yan undertook General Practice training from 2013 and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2015.

    Dr Yan enjoys the diversity of general practice and has interests in preventive health, paediatrics, women’s health and dermatology and is skilled in performing minor surgical skin procedures. Dr Yan speaks English, Mandarin and Shanghainese.
  • Work Days Monday to Friday

Dr Michael Pham, MBBS

  • Dr Michael Pham graduated from Western Sydney University in 2013. He received his postgraduate training at Westmead Hospital, Auburn Hospital and Coffs Harbour Base Hospital. He cares deeply about mental health, with a particular interest in depression and anxiety disorders in young adults.
  • Work Days Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Dr. Naziha Chowdhury MBBS – FRACGP

  • Dr Naziha Chowdhury graduated from Western Sydney University in 2017. She undertook her Junior Medical Officer training at Concord and Canterbury Hospital. She completed the Sydney Child Health Program with the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in 2019. She has Fellowship with The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and enjoys the diversity in general practice. Her special interests include paediatrics and women’s health.
  • Work Days Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Dr Shakif Shakur MBBS (Hons) DCH MIPH/MPH

  • Dr Shakif Shakur graduated from Western Sydney University in 2015. He worked as a Junior Medical Officer at Campbelltown and Bankstown Hospitals before commencing GP training. He has completed a Masters of International Public Health / Masters of Public Health at UNSW. He enjoys the diversity of General Practice.
  • Work Days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Ly Nguyen

Ly Nguyen

Registered Nurse (Currently on Maternity Leave)
  • Ms. Nguyen completed her bachelor of nursing at the University of Technology Sydney in 2015. After this she worked in an allergy-testing clinic where she performed different types of skin testing. She currently enjoys working in general practice and has interests in all clinical aspects of nursing. Although she enjoys improving patients’ health through different nursing interventions, she adopts a preventive long-term approach where healthy lifestyle is the best foundation for good health.
  • Work DaysMonday, Wednesday and Friday

Ms Tina Koutsoullis

B.Sc.Hons.M.Sc (Med) B.App. Sc (Physiotherapy)
  • Ms Koutsoullis has worked as a physiotherapist in Riverwood for eleven years treating various conditions such as orthopaedic, sports injuries (children, adolescents and adults), back and neck pain, jaw pain, balance problems and work related injuries. She has an interest in pregnancy care and shoulder treatment (rotator cuff tears, shoulder reconstructions and frozen shoulder). Her recently completed Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1 course qualifies her in understanding ergonomic set ups, workplace health and safety issues and risk control management. Ms Koutsoullis’s patients receive individual treatment and are given exercise programs where appropriate. Treatments include soft tissue massage, manual therapies, electrotherapy, and dry needling (trigger point) therapy and she also has a theraband rehabilitation set up for patients who have had injuries or surgery and want to get their fitness and mobility back.
  • Work Days Monday to Friday, except for Tuesday

Carolyn Hanna

Dietician (Currently on Maternity Leave)
  • Ms Hanna is an accredited practicing dietitian and accredited nutritionist. Since graduating, she has worked in private practice all over Sydney and has gained experience providing nutrition education and counselling to patients and their families with an array of medical conditions may include: • Diabetes and Pre-diabetes • Hyperlipidaemia • Hypertension • Weight loss • Food Intolerances and Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Malnutrition, and many others. Carolyn believes in having a positive approach towards eating with realistic goals. Her aim is to make you confident in making healthy choices that lead to a happy, healthy lifestyle, and help you manage chronic disease.

Mingga Anggawan

Registered Psychologist and APS Associate Member
  • Mingga is Medicare provider under Better Access to Mental Health and ATAPS program. She has been supporting clients with anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, sleep problems, substance abuse, anger management and other conditions. She is a WorkCover provider for return to work and rehabilitation program.She has over 12 years experience as Psychologist and Senior Psychologist in NSW government agency providing assessments and behaviour management strategies for clients with intellectual disabilities and their families, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and other diagnosis. She also conducts comprehensive assessments using psychometric tools for academic and education purpose, for independent living skills in disability, ageing and dementia.Currently, she is finishing her Master Degree in Coaching Psychology from University of Sydney. She has been providing counselling and facilitating, supportive conversations to develop strategies in parenting, personal relationship, work and employment, to achieve career goals, personal growth and well-being.Prior to full-time practice in psychology, she worked in marketing and advertising for multi-national agencies, in recruitment and in government agencies for various roles.Mingga also speaks Indonesian and works with clients from various cultural background, and is the Psychology Registration Board Approved Supervisor for psychologist-in-training
  • Work Days Monday to Friday

Jordan Chen

Podiatrist (Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine)
  • Jordan graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine. Jordan enjoys all aspects of podiatry including general nail/skin care, diabetic foot assessments, biomechanics, orthotic therapy, dry needling and sports podiatry. Growing up as a student who played several sports such as soccer, cricket and table tennis, Jordan understands the impact of footwear and biomechanical imbalances in sporting injuries. Additionally, Jordan has assisted in manual labour work with builders and highly appreciates the need for appropriate safety footwear for the prevention of construction-related injuries. His desire for podiatry continues, especially in lower limb biomechanics and hopes to provide an influence in the field by further developing his clinical knowledge and skills. Jordan priorities his patients first and believes in providing an accurate diagnosis and a holistic approach for patients of various activity levels. Jordan is an Australian-born Chinese and can speak conversational
  • Work Days Friday
Reception Team

Reception Team

  • The reception team at Riverwood Medical consists of five staff members. They all previously worked with our current practitioners, bringing many years of experience and professional skills within the medical administration field. They speak Greek and Mandarin fluently and they pride themselves to provide a high quality customer service.As your time is valuable the reception team will endeavour to minimise your waiting time and they will also cater to walk-ins when possible, and emergencies Cathy, Gaye, Jane, Jeanette, Stephanie and Madalene look forward to welcoming you at the practice.

Sandy Rekes

Office Manager
  • Sandy has been working as a medical receptionist and more recently as office manager for over 30 years. She holds a certificate IV in Health Administration and she speaks both English and Greek fluently. The administration team and her, look forward to assist you in any way they can.
  • Work Days Monday to Friday

Mr Hernan Medina

Practice Manager
  • Mr Medina is a qualified practice manager and joined Riverwood Medical in June 2015. He has been working within the health industry since his arrival in Australia in 2002. His major interests are human resources management, financial management and legal compliance within the medical field. Mr Medina worked as a dental practitioner for 17 years in Chile but decided to focus on health industry administration when he moved to Australia.
  • Work Days Tuesday and Friday