Our Team

Our clinic is led by experienced general practitioners who are committed to providing you with a better healthcare experience.

Dr. Faisal Siddiqui

Dr Siddiqui is one of our highly qualified and experienced medical professionals, currently exercising his wide range of skills to the Mornington community.

Growing up in West Africa and working there as well as in Asia and the United Kingdom, Dr Siddiqui completed his General Specialisation at the General College of Royal Practitioners in the UK, as well as a Masters in Public Health. He worked for the UK National Institute of Health and Care Institute and published four clinical guidelines.

Now settled in Australia with his family, Dr Siddiqui is a valued member of our team. With skills and experience in many aspects of general practice, he has a particular interest in diabetes, paediatrics, psychiatry, and sexual and reproductive health (including contraception and implants).

Dr Siddiqui is also experienced with WorkCover, Transport Accident Commission and Centrelink claims, and can assist patients with the burden of paperwork. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Practitioners, and holds the role of Examiner.

Examiners are critical in the assessment of GPs in Australia, and they represent excellence in general practice. This role also ensures that Dr Siddiqui is at the cutting edge of current and best practice medical knowledge.

Dr Siddiqui’s experience dealing with patients from different countries and backgrounds makes him an exceptional, understanding and compassionate general practitioner. When not devoting time to caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his young family.

As well as quality family time he enjoys sports such as cricket and badminton, and despite being happily settled in Australia a part of his heart remains in the UK with his favourite football club Manchester United!

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Shahzad

Dr Shahzad is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), affirming his status as a provider of high quality, safe and competent general practice services. He is currently a valued member of our team. family, sharing his knowledge, skills and more than 15 years’ general practice experience at the The Peninsula Medical and Dental Clinic.

Dr Shahzad started his career in general practice in Pakistan and worked there for a few years after graduating in 2001. He then moved to the United Kingdom in 2007 and completed further training, where he gained experience and competency in specialities  such as mental health, children’s health, elderly care, medical emergencies, and women’s health. He moved to Australia in 2015 and was awarded FRACGP status in 2017.

Dr Shahzad is multi-lingual, with fluency in Punjabi and Urdu, which is valuable in communicating with patients in our multicultural community. He is passionate about providing care in the community and using his depth of knowledge to help a wide diversity of patients. He is focusing his skills on managing chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, obesity, eczema, depression, and anxiety.

Dr Shahzad has a holistic approach to his work, and when not providing exceptional medical care to patients he looks after his own physical, mental and emotional health by spending time with his family and visiting the gym.

Dr. Abdul Basit

Dr Abdul Basit graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, and began his journey as a Medical Practitioner in Australia in 2009, and has been working as a GP for 10 years. From working at Royal Hobart Hospital, to Lyell McEvin Hospital in Adelaide, and eventually working as a VMO in Rural Victoria (Kyabram & Shepparton), Dr Abdul Basit eventually settled in Victoria, and successfully obtained his Fellowship with the RACGP in 2018, and has been working in Victoria as a Full-time GP since.

His passion is Family Medicine and has a special interest in Women’s health, Children’s health, Care of Elderly, chronic disease management including diabetes, hypertension, asthma & emphysema.

Dr Abdul Basit also has a particular focus on preventative medicine, lifestyle medicine, health assessments, heart health checks & care plans to help patients manage their chronic conditions more effectively.

He thoroughly enjoys having walks in nature! Dr Abdul Basit speaks the following languages:
Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Dr. Daniel Ivan Martinez Espinosa

Dr Daniel Martinez commenced his studies in Medicine in Spain where he graduated with a MBBS degree from the University of Alicante in 1996. Daniel then worked in the UK where he completed postgraduate training as a GP in 2000. Daniel migrated as a GP to Australia with his family in 2013 to a new life in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, attaining Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) in 2015. Daniel is experienced treating medical conditions such as: diabetes and nutrition, heart disease and asthma. Also, he has special interest in Sports Medicine, specifically in the management of osteoarthritis and sports injuries.

At our clinic Daniel offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections and Shock Wave Therapy for Osteoarthritis and Tendonitis/Bursitis of joints. Daniel pays special attention to his communication with his patients by means to deliver optimal and integrative treatment. He is fluent in English, Spanish and speaks some German. His hobbies include golf, martial arts and reading.

Dr. Shauna Cheong

Dr Shauna Cheong has recently moved from the UK, having graduated from Manchester Medical School in 2016 and qualified as a GP from the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2021. She is originally from Mauritius and speaks English, French and Mauritian Creole. She believes that a holistic approach to health issues is the path towards a better physical, emotional and mental well being. Her hobbies include reading, ball room dancing and spending her free time on the beach.

Dr Cheong has a special interest in Women’s Health, Sexual Health and General Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr Kashif Ahmed

Dr Kashif Ahmed has recently moved from the UK. He qualified as a GP from the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2016. Dr Ahmed is an experienced general practitioner with UK training and experience. He is originally from Pakistan and speaks fluent English, Urdu and Punjabi. He takes an active interest in teaching, as part of a commitment to educating the doctors of tomorrow.

His special interests are in chronic health issues, emergency medicine, sport injuries, mental health, men’s, women’s and children’s health, dermatology and elderly care. He is passionate about learning and providing a high quality of care to all his patients.

Away from work, he likes to travel and soak up the cultural diversity.

Dr Kashif Ahmed has a special interest in the following areas:

  • Women’s Health
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • General Family Medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Minor Surgery including skin cancers

His hobbies include Hiking, playing cricket and watching it whenever he gets any free time from looking after his patients. He is a keen cook and love to try different cuisines.

Dr Arezou Shojaei

Speaks: Farsi/Persian and Turkish
Department: 24 Hour Care
Special Interests:
  • Pediatrics and Women’s Health Chronic Disease Management
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Immunisations
  • Kid’s Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Minor Surgery
  • Preventative Health
  • Travel Health
  • Women’s Health

Dr. Ismail Yahaya

General Practitioner, Male, MRCGP UK, MBBS

Dr. Ismail Yahaya is a General Practitioner with over 6 years experience. He has special interests in Men’s and Women’s health along with Pediatric health. He also does Asthma and Diabetes Management and also has an interest in preventative medicine.

Speaks: English, and Yoruba

Special Interests:

  • Men’s and Women’s Health
  • Pediatric Care
  • Asthma and Diabetes Management
  • Preventative Medicine

Outside of his working interests, Dr. Ismail Yahaya enjoys watching movies, football, travelling but most all he enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Evelina Smith

Psychologist Mornington + Frankston

Evelina has over 20 years of experience helping people address a range of mental health issues and life challenges. She has a passion for assisting people in coming to understand themselves better and how the experiences of their lives have shaped and hindered them. Evelina supports her clients’ healing and growth whilst building on the strengths they already have.

Evelina is skilled at working with a broad range of issues drawing on several therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

Evelina’s approach is gentle yet direct, helping people to see how they can change the things they don’t like to create a happier and healthier life.

Areas of Interest:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Anger management
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Workplace Stress
  • Pregnancy-related Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Parenting and School Issues
  • Spirituality

Dr. Majid Bhatti


Dr. Bhatti has recently moved from the UK where he qualified as a GP from Royal College of General Practitioners of UK in 2020 and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians UK in 2016. He is a highly skilled and compassionate general practitioner dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare services to patients of all ages. With 15+ years of experience in the medical field in the National Health Service UK, Dr. Bhatti has developed a reputation for delivering personalized care tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. He believes in building strong doctor-patient relationships based on trust, empathy, and open communication. By taking the time to listen to each patient’s concerns and understand their medical history, Dr. Bhatti ensures that every individual receives personalized attention and effective treatment plans tailored to their needs and preferences. He has good multilingual command in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

Dr. Bhatti has a special interest in the following areas:

  • Aged care and Chronic disease management including hypertension, diabetes, chronic heart failure, asthma and COPD
  • Health Screening and preventive care
  • Lifestyle counselling and Patient Education
  • General Family Medicine
  • Men’s health
  • Children’s health
  • Mental health
  • Women’s Health particularly management of menopause and contraception.


Apart from spending quality time with his family Dr. Bhatti enjoys reading, playing and watching cricket, squash and badminton. He loves hiking and exploring the nature.

Offering a better healthcare experience

Introducing our newest addition to the team: Dr. Ismail Yahaya! Welcome aboard!