Highland Medical Centre is a mixed billing practice
Dr Robert Allen
Rob and his family moved to Perth in 2018.
He completed his medical training in the UK and has work as both a GP and GP Partner before moving to Australia.
Rob’s primary area of interest is Musculoskeletal Medicine, which includes sports injuries and sports nutrition.
His other areas of interest include:
Occupational Medicine and Worker’s Compensation General nutrition and Weight loss management Diabetes management Men’s Health Geriatric Medicine (Rob also attends several nursing homes)
Outside of working at Highland Medical Centre, Rob enjoys spending time with his son and daughter, going to the gym and running their dog Hugo.
Dr Noraliza Mohd Ariffin
Dr Nora is a mother of 4. She and her family moved to Perth from Malaysia in 2012.
She consults a wide range of primary care presentations.
Dr Nora completed her undergraduate training in 1998 in New Zealand and served in various areas of health services in Malaysia including hospital postings, emergency medicine, general clinics and public health administration. She completed her Fellowship in the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2007.
She worked as a Lecturer in the UKM, Malaysia where she taught paramedical, undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. She was an examiner for the Conjoint FRACGP exams in Malaysia prior to moving to Perth.
She has written learning packages for Family Medicine courses, published articles in Emergency Medicine and reviewed articles for the Malaysian Family Physician Journal.
Outside of work she enjoys gardening and is actively involved in her children’s extracurricular activities.
Dr Renita Blakey
Dr Renita Blakey is a UK trained GP who moved to Perth in August 2018 with her family.
She was born in Malaysia and did her medical degree in Sheffield, UK. She graduated with her MBChB in 1999. Renita worked in different medical specialities in Chesterfield and Birmingham hospitals before embarking on her GP training in Nottingham UK, and qualified as a GP in 2004.
She has worked in Nottingham and more recently was a partner in a busy practice in the Wirral, Cheshire. Her focus in general practice for the last 5 years has been in dementia care and management. She worked closely with residential and nursing homes, specialising in advanced dementia care. She has an interest in health care of the elderly and chronic disease management. Medical student training is another interest of hers.
When not at work at Highland Medical Centre, she is a busy mum who enjoys travelling, baking and watching movies.
Now that she lives in Perth, she has aspirations of learning to surf but holds no convictions that this will ever happen!
Dr Julian Hick
Dr Hick qualified in 2007 in Nottingham, UK, and then went on to complete his GP training in Chesterfield, UK.
He has written a textbook for GP trainees, which may be a cure for insomnia, and has published journal articles on primary care.
He sees the full range of primary care patients at Highland Medical Centre but is particularly interested in men’s health, sports medicine and preventative medicine.
Dr Ahmed Kazmi
Dr Kazmi is leaving for 12 months to go to Melbourne to do his specialist training for dermatology.
Dr Jennifer Low
FRACGP, MRCGP, DLM, DOccMed, DFFP, MBChB(hons), BSc (hons)
Dr Jennifer Low (Jen) is a Scottish GP who moved to Perth in March 2019 with her family, a second international posting for them having previously lived in Houston, Texas.
Born and raised in Aberdeen in the North East of Scotland. She was a mature medical student having graduated with BSc honours degree in Genetics from the University of Aberdeen in 1994, Jen then went onto complete her medical training at the University of Dundee in 1999. During her undergraduate training she spent three months here in Perth observing the Ophthalmology team at Royal Perth and Sir Charles Gardiner hospitals and retains a keen interest in eye health.
As part of her General Practice vocational training Jen worked in various specialties in Aberdeen and surrounding areas before qualifying as a GP in 2003.
The large North East patient population working in the oil and gas sector was an influence for her further training in Occupational Medicine and she has working experience in both onshore and offshore environments. Jen then undertook partnership in a large city centre practice and was senior partner there for several years.
In order to balance family life with work commitments Jen became a sessional General Practitioner in 2009 and continued her interest in Occupational Medicine working for local General Practices, international and local Occ Health providers. She was an Appointed Doctor for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) during this time.
Owing to lack of female General Practitioners working to support the local police force Jen was asked to join the local team. This continued until her move to Perth this year at which stage, in addition to her General Practice commitments, she was the Depute Lead for Custody Healthcare and Forensics for NHS Grampian and the Clinical Lead for the Police Care Network for NHS Scotland.
Through her additional specialist training she has interests in Family medicine, Occupational Medicine, Child Protection, Mental Health, Sexual health, Domestic Violence and Abuse. Jen is keen to support and develop the diversity of General Practice with undergraduate and postgraduate education.
When not at work with Highland Medical Centre, Jen is a devoted mum to her two children, her two Mini Schnauzers (Roobarb and Custard) and personal assistant to her husband! She enjoys cooking, eating and roller coasters!
Dr Jo Stewart
Dr Jo Stewart graduated from Nottingham medical school (UK) in 2007 and completed her GP training in the U.K. in 2015.
She worked as a GP in Chesterfield UK for 3 years and qualified as a GP trainer in 2018. She moved to Perth with her family in October 2018 to work with Highland Medical Centre.
Her special interests include diabetes, mental health, learning disabilities and elderly medicine.
Dr David Turton
Dr David Turton (Dave) is a GP Registrar and is a new doctor to Highland medical this year. Born and raised as a country boy from the south west of Western Australia, an interest in biology, anatomy, people and social dynamics and the desire to care for others, led him to the University of Western Australia to study medicine where he graduated in 2013.
David has spent the last 7 years working in the tertiary hospitals of Perth across a broad range of specialties cultivating an interest as a generalist with special attention to the areas of nutrition, lifestyle modification, stress management, alternative therapies and mental health.
When not at work he can be found with his nose in a book or enjoying the wonders of the natural world.
Dr Iqbal Meeran
Dr Meeran completed his Medical degree in India in 2001 and in the same year he moved to the UK where he worked as a House Officer and Senior House Officer in various hospitals in North England. He completed his GP training in 2007 in Cumbria. He went on to become a Partner at his Training Practice for over 8 years before moving with his family to Central Coast, NSW in March 2019. He also did one session a week as a speciality doctor in Dermatology in Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust in England. He started at Highland Medical Centre in May 2021.
Dr Meeran is an enthusiastic and motivated GP who enjoys all aspects of General Practice. He is an excellent communicator and believes in building long term doctor – patient relationships to provide excellent quality care. He has special interests in skin cancer medicine , skin surgery, chronic disease management , patients with multiple and complex health issues.
He has been actively involved in teaching medical students, junior doctors and GP trainees both in the UK and in Australia.
He enjoys ultimate frisbee, running, Scottish Ceilidh dancing and skiing.
Dayne Albronda (B.Sc (Chiro), B.Chiro, Grad Dip Sports Chiro) provides a multi-model approach to treat and prevent musculoskeletal injuries and optimise health. He works closely with GP’s to provide a multi-discipline approach to symptoms. The techniques he practices include Chiropractic Manipulation Therapy, Dry Needling, Soft Tissue/Muscle Treatments and Specific Clinical Exercises.
Dayne has over 9 years’ experience working in private practice as well as previously working with sports teams and lecturing at Murdoch University.
In his spare time he likes to keep active himself, regularly attending the gym, playing golf and surfing.
His services at Highland Medical Centre are available Monday to Friday.
Brooke completed her Master of Dietetics at Curtin University in 2018. She has worked as a clinical dietitian in a hospital setting as well as multiple private practice roles. Brooke is experienced in chronic disease management and also has a strong interest in gut health/disorders. Brooke has also recently completed training in Paediatric Nutrition at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
• Weight loss
• Gut issues (IBS and FODMAPS, diverticulitis)
• Chronic conditions such as high cholesterol, hypertension and heart disease.
Brooke also helps children and their families to manage:
• Fussy eating/problem feeders
• Gut issues (IBS, constipation, diarrhea)
• Weight management
• Growth faltering/poor growth
• Introduction to solids and general healthy eating advice