General Practice

Dr Hamza Amira 

MBBCh, FRACGP, Dip of Obst, Dip of Child Health

Languages: English & Arabic

Special Interests: 
All General Medicine, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Chronic Disease, Children’s Health and Immunisations. Travel Medicine (including Yellow Fever Immunisations)

Dr Hamza Amira graduated in Egypt in 1982 and moved to Perth in 1983. He established Forest Lakes Medical Centre in 1991.

Interests include Women’s Health and Antenatal Care, Child Health, Adult General Medicine, Mental Health, Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accident, treatment and rehabilitation, as well as sport and industrial medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr Amira is available for telephone consultations. Please use the book on-line facility.


Dr Ilham Al-Hakeem


Languages: English & Arabic

Special Interests: 
Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Skin Conditions, Chronic Diseases & Mental Health. Removal of Mirena.

Dr Ilham Al-Hakeem has been working at Forest Lakes Medical Centre since 2008 and has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of general practice. She has a passion for primary health care with a focus on comprehensive care for your family. Her interests include Women’s Health, with her long experience in obstetric gynaecology, as well as Child Health, Immunisations, Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management and removal of Implanon and Mirena.

Dr Al-Hakeem is available for telephone consultations. Please use the book on-line facility.

Dr Jennifer Smith

MBBS, FRACGP, Dip of Child Health (WA)

Languages: English

Special Interests: 
Women’s Health & Paediatrics, Competent in the Insertion & Removal of Implanon

Dr Jenny Smith is a graduate of UWA and has been a GP at Forest Lakes Medical Centre since 2003. She covers all aspects of general practice, with a particular interest in women’s and children’s health. Dr Smith is also very involved in the education of medical students and GP registrars.

When not working, she is busy raising four children.

Dr Smith is only providing teleheath and telephone consultations at the moment. Please discuss any procedures you require with the receptionist.

Dr Ajit Chaurasia


Languages: English, Nepalese and Hindi

Special Interests: 
Minor Surgical Procedures and Cosmetic Procedures.

Dr Ajit Chaurasia is a Fellow of the Royal Australian General Practitioners College (RACGP) and is a certified cosmetic practitioner; certified in injecting Botulinum toxin and derma fillers.

He has extensive experience in all aspects of general medicine from working at a number of hospitals throughout Perth before moving to general practice.

His interests lie in skin surgery as well as aesthetic medicine.

Dr Chaurasia lives locally and has a busy family life with his wife and young children. He also practices in the country and covers shifts for Katanning Hospital Emergency Department attending to acute medicine.

At the moment Dr Chaurasia has decided to continue working in the rural sector and will not be able to travel to Perth due to the coronavirus government travel restrictions now in place. Unfortunately he is therefore not available at Forest Lakes Medical Centre until further notice.

Dr Sandra Dobney


Languages: English. Basic knowledge of AUSLAN

Special Interests: 
Adult and General Medicine plus Mental Health

We are excited to announce the return of Dr Sandie Dobney. 

She has extensive experience in General Practice Medicine and is taking new patients now.

Dr Dobney is presently only taking Telehealth consultations.

Please ring the practice or book on-line.

Dr Gopal Sankaran


Languages: English, Tamil and South Indian languages

Special Interests: 
Adult and General Medicine, Minor Surgical Procedures and Emergency Medicine

Originally from India, Gopal finished medical school in 2002, working in tertiary hospitals in South India and the UK before coming to Perth in 2006.

He gained his experience in various specialties in all referral hospitals in Perth, including many years in Emergency Medicine.

He moved to the specialist area of general practice in order to spend more time with his family.

Dr Ahmed Ragab


Languages: English

Special Interests: 
Adult and General Medicine, Minor Surgical Procedures, Competent in the Insertion & Removal of Implanon 

Dr Ragab has a background in Acute Medicine and an interest in all areas of General Practice. His experience covers minor procedures including Implanon insertion and removal, Men’s and Women’s Health, Chronic Disease and Skin Conditions.


Practice Nurses

Caitlin & Layaly

Practice Manager

Isobel Ellis

Reception Staff

Yvonne, Eileen, Sarah & Farah

The Forest Lakes Medical Centre is an independent, practitioner owned Medical Centre, which was established by Dr Hamza Amira in 1991.

The practice has grown over the years to accommodate more services and staff. There are three buildings on the site, with allied health professionals and pathology occupying the two additional buildings. You can visit ClinicalLabs, Enhance Physio and National Hearing Care here.

The Aesthetics Clinic is located on the second floor of Building B next to the Medical Centre.

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