Meet the team

We manage your family’s medical care from Paediatrics to Geriatrics. From skin health to nutrition. And from mental health to sports medicine.

  • Dr Richard Newton

    Grew up in Warwickshire, England and went to University in Southampton, qualifying in medicine in 1991. Richard’s medical career has taken him around the world in a wide range of roles, from a ship’s Medical Officer on a frigate during the Balkans War, to rural General Practice on King Island, Tasmania. Richard has completed further Professional Development in Laser and Cosmetic Medicine, Skin Cancer Management, Sports Medicine and Internal Medicine.

  • Dr Merci Kusel

    Completed her medical training in Singapore and her PhD at the University of Western Australia. Dr Merci Kusel has been practising as a GP in Mosman Park for more than 20 years. She is renowned for her ability to help her patients develop a better understandings of their health issues, and make lifestyle changes to improve their wellbeing. Merci has a strong interest in women’s health, including women’s health laser therapies.

  • Dr Aparna Hegde

    Aparna is an UWA (1994) graduate who has specialist qualifications in General Practice and Aerospace Medicine. Furthermore, she is a qualified Aviation Medical Examiner. Dr Aparna Hegde completed her training with the Australasian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A5M). Her special interest is in the management of fatigue, weight loss and hormonal disturbances such as thyroid disorders and menopause. She is experienced in the use of bio-identical hormones and supplements to restore normal physiology.

  • Dr Christine Lee-Baw

    Christine is a University of WA Medical Graduate of 1999. Originally from Mauritius, Christine is a University of WA Medical Graduate of 1999, and has been a GP since 2004. She is a very caring and professional doctor with special interests in Women’s Health and Paediatrics. Christine also has extensive experience in Laser Treatments, Sclerotherapy injection treatments for spider veins and Cosmetic Medicine.

  • Dr Chacko Varughese

    Dr Varughese is our visiting specialist Consultant Psychiatrist at Azure Medical. We are fortunate to be able to offer appointments with Dr Varughese through our clinic, for those with more complex problems of a mental health nature. He is happy to see suitable patients following a referral from either the patient’s own GP, or one of the GP’s at Azure Medical.

  • Nikki Newton

    Nikki is our lead DEXA Body Composition scanner. Nikki Newton is an experienced Sports Scientist and Physiotherapist. Nikki set up our DEXA Body Composition scanning service, and loves to educate her clients about what the scan results really mean for them and their diet and lifestyle choices. She is also a qualified Coolsculpting consultant and assists with managing the practice.

  • Ailsa Simpson

    Ailsa has worked in the field of Preventative Medicine, anti-aging and aesthetics for the past 10 years. Ailsa Simpson is our Practice and Cosmetic Nurse. Ailsa is passionate about helping our patients achieve their best in health. A skilled and gentle injector, she can also help you feel confident and comfortable with your appearance. Ailsa is also one of our Coolsculpting Consultants.

  • Maira Rodrigues

    Maira studied Physiotherapy in Brazil in 2009. She moved to Perth in 2010 and qualified as a Skin Therapist in 2011. Maira Rodrigues originally trained in Physiotherapy in Brazil, where she specialised in obstetrics. She has now undertaken further training in Skin and Dermal Therapies, and is dedicated to helping her clients manage all aspects of their skin care. Maira is our second Coolsculpting consultant.

  • Lizzie Yorkston

    Lizzie is our much-loved Dietitian & Nutritionist. She holds a Bachelor of Exercise & Nutrition Science, with a Master of Dietetic Studies both completed at the University of Queensland.

    She is also an experienced fitness mentor and a passionate advocate for the amazing influence that nutrition can have on every aspect of our lives.