Meet the Team

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. (Fees may apply.)

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 extensive clinical experience in personalised family healthcare. She has special interest in woman, children and internal medicine. 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 Mirena.


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 available for telephone consultations. Please use the book on-line facility. (Fees may apply.)

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 Sankaran is available for telephone consultations. Please use the book on-line facility. (Fees may apply.)

Dr Jinu Mary Eappen


Languages: English

Special Interests:
Women & Children’s Health, Iron Infusions, Chronic Disease Management.

Dr Amira Hafez Sobhy


Languages: English, Arabic, Spanish

Special Interests:
Family Medicine, Travel Medicine, Sexual Health, Women & Children’s health, Chronic Disease Management, Nicotine vaping products for cigarettes cessation.

Dr Sobhy has 7 years of experience in the general practice speciality.

Dr Sobhy also worked in the rural and remote areas, received training in Paediatrics health, women’s health and mental health and has finished her advanced skin cancer training.


Dr Hollie Speake


Languages: English

Special Interests: 
Biopsy, Cervical Screening, Chronic Disease Management, Excision of Skin Lesions, Geriatric Medicine, Implanon Insertion and Removal, Palliative Care, Women’s Health, Wound Surgery

Dr Hollie Speake completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Australia in 2007, followed by Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery in 2013 at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle. She then completed her Internship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Dr Speake completed a Masters of Public Health through Curtin University and worked as a Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame.

Following this she completed a Clinical Diploma in Pallitive Medicine prior to commencing General Practice Training.

Dr Jayne Schoppe

MB BS, DCH, Diploma in Med. Ed.

Languages: English

Special Interests:
Biopsy, Cervical Screening, Children’s Health, Excision of Skin Lesions, Mental Health, Preventative Health Care, Sexual Health, Women’s Health, Wound Surgery,

Dr Jayne Schoppe completed a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Secondary Education at UWA before completing her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at Notre Dame Fremantle in 2013.

She completed her Internship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and has also worked at Osborne Park Hospital, Joondalup Health Campus and St John of God Hospital in Midland. She has also worked at the Aboriginal Medical Centre (Bega) and on the Children’s Ward Kalgoorlie.

Dr Schoppe spent the last 4.5 years working at Princess Margaret Hospital/Perth Children’s Hospital and started her Paediatric training before making the decision to change to General Practice. She has also completed a Diploma of Child Health and worked in Neonates at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Dr Schoppe has an interest in all areas of General Practice, particularly Women’s and Children’s Health and Preventative Health Care.

Practice Nurses

Aya, Tazmin & Safiyyah

Practice Manager

Rachel Kerr

Reception Staff

Eileen, Sarah, Dalal, Sheri, Heba, Farah & Sara

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,  Clinical Labs Pathology and Enhance Physiotherapy.

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