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Comprehensive and personalised care

The Practice is staffed by highly experienced GPs, nurses, optometrist, podiatrist and excellent administration staff all of whom endeavour to offer the highest standard of medical care in order to meet your individual needs.

General Practioners

Dr Jonathan Cohen

Dr Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan is the Medical Director of the Caulfield Family Medical Practice, Travel Clinics Australia and Fragile X Alliance Clinic. Jonathan graduated from Monash University and in 1985 joined Caulfield Family Medical Practice to work with Dr Joseph Cohen ( who grudgingly retired in 2008 at the age of 93 after 68 years of practice). Over the following decade Jonathan undertook further study successfully gaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, Certificate of Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine and a Postgraduate Masters of Family Medicine. He is currently Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria, Monash University Department of General Practice and Honorary Research Fellow with the Murdoch Childrens’ Research Institute. He is involved with numerous research projects, author of multiple articles for medical, allied health journals and the lay press and presents regularly throughout Australasia on fragile X syndrome and travel health.

When not at work, Jonathan enjoys playing guitar with groups or recording sessions, performing various handyman projects, cycling down beach road or reading a book.

Jonathan’s main interest areas include travel health, fragile X syndrome and preventive health.

Dr Stephen Dudakov

Dr Stephen Dudakov

Stephen graduated from Monash University and has only worked in small medical clinics where the focus is on patient care. He will take whatever time is required to address the issues at hand. For over 30 years he worked as a solo practitioner, and was delighted to join the Caulfield Family Medical Practice 6 years ago where the same values are shared.

He has a special interest in;

1)   Mental Health Issues. Stephen has a Clinical Qualification Certificate in Resource Therapy (Advanced Ego State Therapy), and can treat anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, eating disorders, OCT, depression, etc., through this powerful psychodynamic therapy without medicines which are only ever used as a last resort or in extreme cases.

2)   Weight Loss. Stephen has vast experience in weight loss, having founded the “Moreland Weight Reduction Clinic” in 1982. He uses a no medicine approach to help people achieve their goals with diet (Anti-Insulin), and if needed can also address underlying emotional triggers that cause eating with Resource Therapy.

3)   Diabetes. This dietary disease can be controlled by diet alone with the right education which Stephen thoroughly enjoys sharing with patients. His greatest joy is seeing patients lower or cease their medicines as they learn to control their disease.

Dr Tanya Gabriel

Dr Tanya Gabriel

Dr. Tanya Gabriel is a vocationally registered general practitioner with over 20 years experience in the field. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1990 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She spent the following 2 years working in various specialties in the hospital system and as a GP before relocating to Melbourne. After gaining appropriate hospital experience, she commenced work as a GP and has remained working within the same practice for 17 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.


Rashelle Cohen

Rashelle Cohen
BSc Optom (Melb)

Rashelle Cohen is a neurodevelopmental optometrist with over 30 years of experience. She has worked as a tutor at the Victorian College of Optometry, clinician at the Low Vision Institute and for over 10 years at the International Diabetes Institute. She is the clinical optometrist for the Fragile X Alliance Clinic in Melbourne and involved with current research in the area.

She joined the Caulfield Family Medical Practice in 2010, and offers full assessments for children and adults, specialised care for people with diabetes and neurological conditions, computerised digital retinal photography and vision field testing. A full range of spectacle frames and contact lens are available on site. She is very active in the area of pediatric optometry, and works with both children and adults with Fragile X Syndrome and other disabilities and learning difficulties, offering standard functional and perceptual assessments as well as vision therapy. Rashelle presents widely to optometric, early intervention, educational, medical, allied health and parent groups Australia wide.

She enjoys playing piano, doing gym classes, walking the dog and playing scrabble.


Denise Setton

Denise Setton
Dip Pod. M.A.PodA

Denise graduated from Lincoln Institute of Health sciences in 1980. After working at Southern memorial and Alfred hospitals, she went into private practice. Her Podiatry interests range from general problems through to diabetes, skin care, footwear and orthoses advice. Denise visits inpatients at Cabrini Hospital where she has worked with various specialists for many years.

If you want to discuss the fitness benefits of Israeli dancing, then Denise is the one to talk to, as well as her other obsession, shoes!


Amy Peng

Amy Peng

Amy Peng is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist. She is a professional member with the Dietitians Association of Australia, Diabetes Australia and Parkinson's Victoria.

Following her completion of the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University, She held a position at Colac Area Health where she provided dietetics services to a range of patients in a clinical setting. She had also been a community dietitian with MonashLink community health centre where she conducted health checks and provided dietary counselling to people with chronic diseases. She is currently working as a private practice dietitian providing nutrition services to private patients, Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs including home visits.

Amy always has a strong passion for food and enjoys helping people lead healthier lifestyles through nutrition education. She believes in an evidence-based, non-dieting and mindful approach. She also mentors new graduate dietitians who are new to the private practice setting.

Nursing Staff

Melanie, Sally and Michelle

Reception Staff

Carmel, Sue, Michelle, Susan and Yvette

After hours care is provided by our locum service on 9429 5677. For emergencies please call 000 or
attend a local hospital emergency department (eg Cabrini, Epworth, Alfred or Monash).