MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Ernesto Andrada
GP Principal, Director & Owner
Dr Andrada graduated from De La Salle University , Philippines before migrating to australia and had further studies with the Australian Medical Council registering to pursue and advance his medical career.
He had his internship training at St George Hospital , Sydney before relocation to Melbourne to continue his residency training at Frankston Hospital and the Northern Hospital. He has had extensive exposure to rural and urban areas as a Registrar with the the Royal Flying Doctors Service , based in Broken Hill. Dr Andrada was able to secure his fellowships with both FRACGP under the RACGP and FARGP under the guise of ACCRM . He has then joined Mediclnic in 2006 and eventually secured his position as a director and owner of the clinic thereafter.
Dr Andrada has a keen and avid interest on photography , tennis , scuba diving , kayaking , pistol and rifles as a hobby.
Dr. Peter Drake
Dr Peter Drake graduated from Monash University in 1973. Peter was a Resident Medical Officer at Canberra Hospital in 1974 and then joined Drs Parkes and Sherlock at Jasper Road in April 1975.
Outside interests include his children, grandchildren, golf and fishing.
Dr. Joy Liao
Dr Joy Liao grew up in New Zealand and graduated from the University of New South Wales. She completed her hospital training as well as her Specialist GP training in Sydney. Her professional special interests include mental health and sexual health, where she has additional post graduate qualifications in those two areas.
Dr Liao’s personal interests include travelling, reading and writing short stories.
Dr. Varun Kommidi
B.Biomedsci, M.D. FRACGP
Varun graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2014. He completed his internship, and further training in internal medicine at Monash Health before commencing General Practice training in 2018. He attained fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2020. He has experience in routine primary care and preventative health for all ages, as well as in helping patients who are having problems with Alcohol and Other Drugs.
He believes in proactive preventative care at all ages and sees patients for any of their routine health needs. He is also available for consultations regarding Drug and Alcohol treatment, Sexual Health, and Mental Health.
Dr. Cherie Lacis
Cherie Lacis has been practicing as a psychologist since 2001. She joined Mediclinic in 2008, and after further study was endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist in 2013. Cherie’s special interests include anxiety, depression, substance use and Adult ADHD.
In Cherie’s spare time, she enjoys travelling, films, art and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Joe Spicuglia
Joe completed his Masters of Podiatric practice in 2017 at La Trobe University Bundoora, following his aspirations to work in podiatry. Joe has a strong passion for biomechanics and human movement, devoting extensive time to expand knowledge. Joe's enjoys the private practice lifestyle, however has previous high risk foot clinic experience. Joe has proudly worked both locally and internationally.