Personalised General Practice & Holistic Health

Right Medicine, Right Person, Right Time

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Caring for families Since 2005

Blue Shield Family General Practice is an accredited teaching practice through RACGP. Full time and part time GP registars are part of our team.

We aim to provide personalised care with holistic approach. We have special interest in prevention, herbal and drug interactions, women’s health and children’s well being.

We operate on appointment basis Monday to Friday and provide after hours care if requested. We always prioritise urgent medical cases and try to accommodate our patient’s need to the best of our knowledge and abilities. In our practice a Registered Nurse is employed to triage patients who present by appointment or on walk in basis, facilitating preventative care, provided patient permission is granted. We are located opposite St George hospital  Kensington street Entrance. Emergency Department is located in Gray Street.

Our mission is to provide the highest standard of patient care whilist incorporating a holistic approach towards diagnosis and management of illness.

We are commited to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to patients, We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all patients with dignity and respect.

We specialise in the following health services

  • Check-ups

  • Disease Prevention

  • Herbal Medicine

  • Immunisations

  • Iron Infusion

  • Children’s Health

  • Drug Interactions

  • Women’s Health

  • Travel Vaccines Yellow fever accredited practice

  • Medicinal Cannabis

  • In-House Pathology

Academic Associations with


Meet our Team

Dr Ata Kichkin

General Practitioner

Dr Atanaska Kichkin (MBBS University of New South Wales 1995, MD Medical Academy Bulgaria 1985) is a Fellow of RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners), who completed her fellowship degree through the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2002.Dr Kichkin facilitates a holistic, personalised approach to patient care and is well-known for her patient-centred, family-orientated expertise within the ST George Area of Sydney for the last 18 years.
Dr Kichkin is a well-established educator within her field and actively supervises accredited General Practitioner registrars and Medical Students undertaking their studies at Sydney University.

Dr Kichkin Values continuous professional development and has completed a number of post graduate courses, which include early management of severe trauma (Royal Australian College of Surgeons 2001), herbal and nutritional medicine (Swinburne University Melbourne). Dr kichkin engages in the latest professional research and education through courses offered by the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners.
Dr Kichkin Participates in Antenatal shared Care Programme and is a Yellow Fever immunisation Provider.

Dr Vandana Pala

General Practitioner

Dr Vandana Pala is a fellow of RACGP and Accredited GP Registrars Supervisor and actively participating in teaching of Medical Students through Sydney University – school of medicine has special interest in women’s health plus Antenatal Shared Care Programme, children’s health, ongoing management of chronic conditions, preventative medicine, holistic health, travel medicine, including yellow fever immunisation. Dr Pala has great passion to teach & motivate all her patients, medical students & GP Registrars.

Juliana Kichkin

Speech Pathology Services

Juliana is a certified practicing speech pathologist with strong interpersonal skills who has a passion for evidence based holistic practice to empower individuals and their families to achieve their goals.

Having graduated with a Master of Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Sydney in 2021, Juliana has two years of clinical experience working with a range of ages (3-70+) in a range of settings (public, private and multi-disciplinary practices).

Juliana is an LSVT LOUD certified clinician. She has a keen interest working with individuals with Parkinson’s Disease in the areas of voice and language.

She has also consistently achieved outcomes for paediatric clients with developmental difficulties e.g., Autism, ADHD and acquired difficulties e.g., traumatic brain injury in the practice areas of speech, language (including social language), literacy and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Juliana is a current member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Dr Jonathan Barel

General Practitioner

Dr Barel graduated from the University of Tasmania before completing his residency at Royal North Shore Hospital. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and an active member of the fertility society if Australia and New Zealand. He took on a specialty training program in Canberra Hospital before choosing his career in general practice. Compassionate, attentive and patient-focused, he strives to achieve the best outcomes for his patients and community. He has a keen interest in chronic disease management, men’s health and family planning.

Dr Tim James Lavery

General Practitioner

Dr. Tim James Lavery will be joining the practice from 5th February 2024 as part of his fellowship training for the RACGP. 
Awarded a high academic distinction in his final year of study, Dr. Lavery holds a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery double degree from University of Queensland. He also holds a number of further education qualifications, specifically:

2023 – Advanced Life Support (ALS), 2019 – Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS), 2019 – Advanced Rural Clinical Skills (ARCS), 2019 – Paediatric Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (Paediatric Basic).

Dr. Lavery has a passion for Preventative Health , Cronic disease management , male health and disease prevention, mental health and family medicine . 

He offers appointments Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm.




Master of Public Health NSW University has Bachelor’s Degree -Biomedical Science from Queensland University of Technology. Dr Kolb has special interest in Men’s Health, Chronic Disease Management, Preventative Care ,Mental Health and Sexual Health.

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Our nurse is an experienced general practice nurse with exceptional caring and professional attitude. 

Fee and Appointment

The Surgery operates on an appointment based system. Walk-in presentation can be seen too, please contact our friendly Administrative Staff for further advice

All consultations are mixed billing of all consults. 

Dear patients,
Please be advised that due to the current economic climate with Medicare
rebates not substantially indexed for the past 30 years it is no longer financially
viable to bulk bill all patients at all times.
From 1 September 2023, all consultations with Dr Ata Kichkin, Dr Jonathan Barel,
Dr Pala and Dr Tim Lavery will incur private fees except for:

  •  Patients with pensioner’s card
  •  Patients with health care card
  •  Patients under disability pension
  •  Patients under 16 years old
  •  Patients with pressing financial circumstances.Please discuss billing
    with your doctor, and we are willing to accommodate.

For this above matter, please present your health care card/pensioner so we
can continue to bulk bill you.
Dr Kichkin will personally inform her long-term patients with complex and
chronic medical conditions about the coming fees.

For more information, please visit Fees or call us at
02 9553 7505. Thank you.