Meet the Team

David Hooper, Mitcham General Practice

Dr. David Hooper

Contractor

David obtained his nursing degree before going on to complete his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Flinders University in 2010.

He completed his residency at Flinders Medical Centre before undertaking specialist training in rural emergency medicine and general practice.

He currently works part time in rural Emergency Department's as well as here at Mitcham General Practice.

He has 2 children, Mason and Aiden and is married to Kerri. In his spare time he enjoys long distance running, scuba diving and flying.

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Dr. Ai-Lene Chan

Contractor
** Not Currently Taking New Patients **

Ai-Lene returned to Adelaide in 2021 after working as a rural GP on Christmas Island. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Adelaide and her general practice specialty in Melbourne.

Ai-Lene welcomes culturally and linguistically diverse patients and has special interests in refugee health, working with children and in family medicine. She also works part time with outreach youth services in Cairns.

Beyond medicine, Ai-Lene spends her time with her partner and daughter, scuba diving, bushwalking and cooking Malaysian food.

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Dr. Penelope Batterham

Contractor

Dr Batterham worked as a civil engineer before going on to complete her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery at the Australian National University in 2008.

She worked in rural South Australia as a GP and as a visiting medical officer in the local Emergency Department and Hospital for 12 years before relocating closer to home at the MitchamGP practice.

Dr Batterham enjoys all aspects of General Practice medicine and has a special interest in emergency medicine and women's health. She is comfortable with managing ADHD in both adults and children.

In her spare time Penelope (Ellie) enjoys spending time with her children, reading and pottering around in her garden.

Penelope welcomes new patients and is available for appointments 5-6 days a week.

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Dr. Henry Swart

Contractor

Dr Henry Swart graduated from the University of Pretoria Medical School in 1991 and has practiced Medicine in South-Africa, Canada, New-Zealand and Australia.

In 2018 Henry came to South Australia as locum doctor for a rural and remote community, fell in love this beautiful state and relocated here in 2019.
He enjoys all aspects of General Practice with specific interests in Skin Cancer Management, Emergency Care and Care for the Elderly.

Outside of Medicine Henry is passionate about Recreational flying. He also loves travelling, sailing, snorkeling, golf and horseracing.

Dr Swart will be available for consulting on Tuesday and Thursday's.

Dr Samuel Elliott

Dr. Samuel Elliott

Contractor

Sam has been a specialist General Practitioner for 30 years. He obtained his MBBS at the University of Adelaide and a Master of Public Health & Tropical Medicine along with General Practice fellowship in Queensland. He is a current director on the ASHM Board, the national BBV Advisory Committees and the National Clinical Evidence Taskforce. Sam is an active educator and participates in public health research.

Sam has a special interest in skin cancer management, diabetes, liver disease, chronic disease management, sexual health and is an accredited S100 prescriber for HIV and Viral Hepatitis.

Outside of work Sam is a keen gardener, enjoys hiking and cycling.

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Dr. Hamed (Harvey) Shahnam

Contractor

Harvey graduated from the Australian National University in 2017 with distinctions and obtained his RACGP fellowship in 2023 and achieved the highest clinical examination performance in SA-NT in 2022.

His special interests include obstetrics and shared care, child and adolescent health, dermatology, chronic disease management particularly in the elderly and mental health care. In addition to his core interests, Dr Harvey provides weight loss, skin procedures, implanon insertion and iron infusion.

When he is not working he enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, learning Japanese, running and yoga.

Dr Shaad Manchanda

Dr. Shaad Manchanda

Contractor

Shaad completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide in 2012. He has worked extensively across the South Australian health system and is a current Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

He enjoys all aspects of general practice and has special interests in complex chronic disease management, weight loss management, and child and adolescent health care.

He has a strong passion for medical education and research, twice previously being awarded Registrar Academic Prizes and is a current Clinical Senior Lecturer with the University of Adelaide.

Dr Mandeep Kaur

Dr. Mandeep Kaur

Contractor

Dr Kaur is a fellow with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

She has gained her medical experience working at various specialties at primary and tertiary hospitals in Melbourne. Dr Mandeep finished her fellowship training at a busy rural general practice in Mildura, Victoria.

She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in women’s health including contraception, pregnancy, preventative health and chronic disease management. She sees a lot of children and adolescents.

Mandeep also performs minor skin procedures and implanon insertions.

Beyond medicine she enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and watching movies.

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Danielle Mitchell

Practice Manager
Krystan

Krystan

Registered Nurse
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Ashlee

Registered Nurse
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Bec

Registered Nurse
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Amy

Senior Receptionist
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Belinda

Receptionist
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Ashlee

Receptionist
Abbie

Abbie

Receptionist
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Mason

Junior Receptionist
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Kavitha

Receptionist
Charlize

Charlize

Receptionist