OUR SPECIALISTS 2018-07-02T04:00:19+00:00

Our Specialists 

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Dr Alan Home
Occupational Physician
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Qualifications: M.B., B.S. (W.A.), C.I.H., A.F.O.M., F.A.F.O.E.M., C.I.M.E.

 Dr Home has extensive experience as a clinical Occupational Physician. This specialty field of medical practice includes the assessment of injuries, illness and disease and how these impact upon function, both in the workplace and in daily activities.

Some of Dr Home’s key interests include the assessment and management of patients with musculoskeletal injuries, including spinal injury, fitness for work and impairment assessment.

Dr Home has extensive experience in the peer review of independent medical examination reports.

Dr Home is involved in the training of approved medical specialists (impairment) in Western Australia. He is a member of the WorkCover WA Medical Committee.

Dr Home is available to conduct clinical assessments in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia.

Dr Nel Wijetunga
Occupational Physician

Qualifications: MBBS BSc – (UNSW), MScTech – UNSW, FAFOEM – AFOEM – RACP

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Dr Wijetunga, known as “Nel” believes in creating a repoire with the examinee and ensuring that the examinee is aware of the examination process.

Dr Wijetunga has extensive experience as an Occupational and Environmental Physician for injuries, illness and disease and how it relates to function, both in the workplace and in daily activities. In this capacity she has worked in the area of Corporate, Federal and State Government and has also been involved in development of these assessments for Government organizations.

Some of Dr Wijetunga key interests in industry include Fitness for work opinions. She has been acknowledged in the AFOEM Position Statement “Helping People to Return to Work”. She has also worked in the areas of management of drug and alcohol in the workplace and rail safety. She has been a committee member of the Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Australian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and was involved in the production of Drug and Alcohol guidelines for the faculty.

Dr Wijetunga is experienced in Workplace Consultancy and has worked in a Director position for Corporate to assist larger Industries in mining, transport and Emergency Services. In this capacity she has developed programs, products relating to Independent Medical Opinions, risk based pre employments and health monitoring programs with application relevant to specific environments including State Government Agencies. In a teaching capacity, Dr Wijetunga is involved in training and education for, Registrars and GP’s. She is also acknowledged in the publication: C. P. Colquhoun1 and A. Casolin2, Impact of rail medical standard on obstructive sleep apnoea prevalence, Occupational Medicine 2016;66:62–68.

Dr Lucian Wijetunga
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Qualifications: MBBS, FRACS (ORTH), FAOA

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Dr Lucian Wijetunga is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 32 years experience. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Ceylon. After graduating, he was involved in work for prisons, and was also practicing Orthopaedic in Colombo.

He became a fellow of Royal Australasian of college of surgeons in New Zealand In Auckland Training Scheme.

Shortly afterwards, he became visiting medical officer at the Gosford Teaching Hospital. He continued in this capacity for 32 years. In this capacity he specialized mainly in the area of arthroplasty, arthroscopy and trauma.

Also affiliated with the University of Newcastle as a teacher for Medical Students registrars. He has been doing medico legal reports as part of his clinical practice and this has increased in the last few years.

Victoria has been a medical practitioner for 10 years, after graduating from the University of Adelaide. After Adelaide University she practiced as a surgical registrar.

She has been involved in occupational medicine for 6 years. Her experience involves working with large corporates in the area of transport particularly Rail, AMSA, Federal Police, Mining, Roads and Transport and White Collar.

She is experienced in the study of sleep apnea. She has also been involved in assessing Fitness for Duty for the Department of Premier Cabinet.

Dr Victoria Oey
Occupational Physician

Qualifications: MBBS MS, GDOEH

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Dr Samuel Lim
Consultant Psychiatrist

Qualifications:BSC(HONS),MBBS,MRCPsych,FRANZCP

Dr Samuel Lim is a consultant psychiatrist with a special interest in community psychiatry and psychotherapy. He is an occupational psychiatrist affiliated with Sonic Health Plus. He also currently holds a part time appointment as a staff specialist psychiatrist with the South East Sydney Local Health District.

He completed his undergraduate degrees in psychology at University College London (UK) and in medicine at King’s College London (UK). He then trained in psychiatry at The Maudsley Hospital in London. During this time, he also held an Academic Fellowship with the Centre for Neurodegenerative Disease and was involved in research in psychosis and dementia. Following his relocation to Australia, Dr Lim initially worked at the Royal North Shore Hospital where he developed the curriculum for the mental health component of the probationary constable orientation program. He has also worked at the Long Bay Forensic Hospital.

He has extensive experience in the management and treatment of mental health disorders in a variety of populations. He has also had significant experience in fitness for work and total and permanent disability assessments. 

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