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Staff Profiles

Practice doctors

​Dr William (Bill) Miller MBBS

Dr. Bill Miller completed his medical training at Melbourne University.

Dr Miller commenced practising at Childs Road Medical Clinic in October 1982.  Dr Miller is a practice partner.

Dr Miller's social interests include running, bush walking and travel.

Dr Miller's medical interests include:

General medicine



Dr. Sue Bergin MBBS

Dr Sue Bergin graduated in 1983.  She trained at Melbourne University and the Royal Women’s Hospital.  She also completed a diploma of obstetrics and gynaecology and FRACGP.
Dr Bergin is married with two adult children and has practiced a Childs Road Medical Clinic for 25 years.  She is a partner in the practice.
Dr Bergin’s social interests include reading, walking and gym.
Dr Bergin enjoys treating a wide range of medical complaints.

​Dr. David Festa MBBS, FRACGP, dip RACOG

​Dr David Festa was born and raised in the northern suburbs.  He completed his degree at Melbourne University in 1990.
Dr Festa worked throughout Melbourne and spent six months working in Warrnambool before settling with Whittlesea and Childs Road Medical Clinics.  Dr Festa is a practice partner.
Dr Festa completed a diploma of Obstetrics through PANCH in 1994.
Dr Festa is multilingual in Italian, Parlo and English.
Dr Festa’s medical interests include:
• Family medicine

Dr Glenn Duns MDCM
Dr Glenn Duns completed his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1994.  Following this, Dr Duns completed a family medical residency and family medical diploma.
Dr Duns moved to Australia in 2001 and obtained Fellowship in the Australian College of General Practitioners in 2003.    He then went on to complete a Masters in public health at the University of Melbourne in 2011.
Dr Duns is bilingual in French and English and has a keen passion for sport.
Dr Duns’ medical interests include:
• General practice
• Emergency Medicine
• Public health

Dr. Brian Murphy MBBS, Dip RACOG
Dr Brian Murphy graduated from University of Melbourne in 1980.  He has been a partner at Whittlesea Medical Clinic since 1991 and has worked in the local community for many years.
Dr Murphy was a member of the Board of Management of Plenty Valley Community Health Centre and has been a past Director of Northern Vision of General Practice and coordinated public and men's health.  He has given many public lectures to the Whittlesea community on various medical issues.
Dr Murphy provides all of the medical care for Whittlesea Lodge Nursing Home and Sunlight Aged Care Facility.
Dr Murphy’s medical interests include:
• Men's health
• Respiratory medicine
• Geriatrics

Dr. Muneer Saka MBChB, AMC, FRACGP

​Dr Muneer Saka completed his medical training in 1991 at the University of Salahaddin/Iraq.

Dr Saka commenced practicing at Whittlesea Medical Clinic in February 2010 and has been a practice partner since 2012.
Dr Saka moved to Australia with his wife and two children in 2000.
Dr Saka's medical interests include:

  • Minor procedures

  • Paediatric medicine

  • Sports medicine

Dr. Hans Surya MBBS

Dr Hans Surya is a Partner of Whittlesea Medical Clinic and has been with us since 2012.  Dr. Surya is available for consultations on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

His interests include:

  • Paedatrics 

  • General medicine

  • Aged Care

  • Minor procedures.

Dr Darren Fernandes MBBS

Dr Fernandes works with us Monday to Thursday.

His medical interests include:

- General Medicine

- Skin Surgery

- Mental Health

- Mens' Health

Dr Aaron Howe MBBS

Dr Howe is our current registrar who works with us Monday to Thursday

Practice Manager

Mrs Deanne Van der Drift BBus MCom(PA) FIPA

Deanne joined the team in August 2018, relocating from Cohuna Victoria.


Deanne is a qualified accountant with extensive HR, administration and management experience.

Office Manager

Lina Giovinazzo

Practice Nurses


Mrs. Lina Giovinazzo

Reception Staff