Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Mental Health, Chronic medical conditions, teaching and education.
Graduated from the University of Belgrade, Serbia and he has a PhD from Melbourne University. He has also had his scientific work published in highly quoted papers and has written a number of book chapters on diabetes and hypertension. A/Prof. Dodic is also an Associate Professor with Peninsula Medical School, which is a part of Monash University, and is heavily involved with teaching, lecturing and assessment of medical students. He is married to Dr. Aleksandra Dodic and they have a son and daughter. A/Prof. Dodic is one of the three Principal Doctors of Aspendale Clinic and is also fluent in Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Macedonian.
Dr. Aleksandra Dodic
Director, MBBS, FRACGP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Women’s health, Antenatal care, Travel medicine, Chronic medical condition including diabetes.
Graduated from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. She has been in General Practice since 1996 and enjoys all aspects of family medicine including women’s health and antenatal care. Dr. Dodic has been an educator and examiner with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners since 2004 and is involved in the training of student Doctors. In her spare time she enjoys yoga. Dr. Dodic is one of the three Principal Doctors of Aspendale Clinic and is also fluent in Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Macedonian.
Dr. Paul Smith
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
All aspects of General Practice particularly cardiovascular disease and pediatrics.
Graduated from Monash University. His medical training was at the Alfred Hospital, Prince Henry Hospital, Queen Victoria Hospital and Ballarat Hospital. Dr. Smith enjoys all aspects of family medicine with special interests in paediatrics, cardiology and respiratory disease. His outside interests are his family, conservation, sail-boarding and cross-country skiing. Dr. Smith is one of the three Principal Doctors of Aspendale Clinic.
Dr. Daniel Martinez Espinosa
In 1996 Dr Daniel Martinez graduated as Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) by the University of Alicante, Spain. Dr Martinez then completed his postgraduate training as a GP in Essex, UK in 2001. After his return to Spain, he worked as a GP and Emergency Department doctor in various health centres and teaching Hospitals in his home coastal city of Alicante. Dr Martinez came to Australia with his wife Sonia in 2013 and started working as a GP in a very busy medical centre in Rosebud in the Mornington Peninsula. During his initial acclimatization period he attained Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM).He and his wife live in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula which seems to have so many reminiscences of his beloved Alicante.As Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine Dr Martinez’s training and experience as a GP covers various fields of medicine such as: Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology, Paediatrics, Digestive Medicine and Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Minor Trauma and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr Martinez has also collaborated with Monash University in the field of Mental Health through the PULSAR project. Dr Martinez is fluent in English and Spanish. He is learning French and Japanese. He also enjoys martial arts and new technologies. He is currently preparing for his next Kung-Fu brown “Belt” grading.
Dr. James Papa
James studied medicine at The University of Melbourne and graduated in 2012. He has worked at Ballarat Health Services, the National Home Doctor Service and the University of Melbourne as a clinical tutor. He has worked as a General Practice Registrar in practices in Pakenham, Ringwood and Carnegie and will be joining our team in August 2018. James has completed an Advanced Life Support Course and a Graduate Certificate of Clinical Teaching. James is currently our General Practice Registrar and is looking forward to the variety, and opportunities for continuing care, that general practice offers.
Dr. Julian Lee
Julian was born in Melbourne and completed his MBBS at Monash University. Initially working with Eastern Health, he undertook rotations in general medicine and surgery, emergency, paediatrics and orthopaedics. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, going to the gym, and playing guitar.
Nader studied at La Trobe University in Melbourne where he obtained a Bachelor degree in Health Sciences and a Masters of Podiatric practice. Since then Nader has developed a passion for the management of sports related injuries in athletes and active people as well as treating patients suffering with Diabetes. In his time working as a podiatrist Nader established himself as a podiatry mentor, assisting and training new graduate podiatrists in their first year of podiatric practice. He looks to the ever-evolving field of sports podiatry and is able to construct customised biomechanical treatment plans for his patients.
In his spare time you will find Nader doing small projects around the house and spending time with his wife. He’s an avid soccer fan and is involved with his local church community.
Dalija is available for appointments on Fridays and you can book appointments with her through our friendly reception team. Dalija grew up in Melbourne, before moving to Queensland to complete a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University. Her dietetic training was completed at Mater Public/Private Hospital and Cairns Base Hospital. Dalija has been in private practice for 2 years. Today Dalija stays at the forefront of medical research and continues her passion for sports and nutrition as a practicing dietitian. Dalija, works with an extensive list of clients that vary from busy working professionals to mums and professional athletes. One of Dalija’s goals is to produce practical eating strategies that improve the quality and lifestyles of her clients. Practical strategies that allow her clients to get the most out of the foods they enjoy but also lead them to more sustainable and healthier eating habits.
Tamara Hudson, Charlie Hayes and Jasmina Dragovic (cosmetic nurse)