Dr John Gruner started at Selby Family Clinic in 1995, and opened the Monbulk Clinic in June 1999. In addition he is available at Selby and Kallista Medical Centre. John is married to a local, Kirsti, and they have 4 offspring. John’s interests are playing chamber music, singing, horticulture, goats and philosophy. John completed his obstetrics diploma in 1992 and worked at the Children’s Hospital in 1991. He is interested in the broad range of general practice, from kids to “mature” people with complex problems. He has completed a Master of Bioethics, to do with the ethics of complementary medicine in 1999 and a PhD in 2021. John is an examiner for the College of General Practice a Registrar supervisor since 2005 and has taught medical students since 1996. When able fiddles in the Australian Doctor's Orchestra, Nicholas Chamber Orc,hestra and "Clunes Music".
Dr Michael Banning has been working at Selby Family Clinic since 2005. Before then he was a partner in a practice in England for 15 years. Mike is trained in all aspects of general practice but his special interests include diabetes and paediatrics. He runs a diabetes clinic at Selby supported in this by a Diabetes Nurse Educator.
Outside of medicine Mike is married to Sue and has two sons at Monash University. His non-medical interests include cycling, music and steam railways.
Dr. Bryony Taylor moved from Scotland at the beginning of 2011. Since that time she has been living in Melbourne with her husband and two young children. Bryony graduated from Cambridge University in the UK in 2004 and also completed specialist training in the UK.
Her training in General Practice was with an emphasis in Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She began working at Selby Family Clinic in February 2012 and is enjoying serving her local community.
Dr Slavko Tokanovic was a Registrar in 2019 but is now providing locum services for us. Originally from Melbourne, Slavko graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Sydney/Melbourne) in 2011. He completed his internship at Alfred Health and his residency at Monash Hospital. He appreciates travelling and has worked and lived in Darwin (Northern Territory) and Perth (Western Australia). He has a keen interest in Veterans health, rural and travel medicine. Dr Tokanovic works part time at the practice and speaks Serbian.
PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Slavko Tokanovic will have increased hours as of January 31st 2022.
Dr Heather Allen is a GP of more than 30 years experience, who has worked much of her GP days in the “Hills” including Olinda, Belgrave and now Selby. She loves the diversity of health. She encourages patients to be an important part of their own “health team” and is happy to work with other health practitioners, including those using complementary or natural health modalities, in helping people achieve their desired outcomes.
She has a special interest in women’s health and the emerging area of women’s hormones (how imbalance in such areas can cause so many problems.) She uses bio-identical hormones to try and address these issues as well as other approaches. This is part of a new concept in Australia of anti-aging medicine, an area in which Dr Allen is gradually becoming more interested and experienced. However, what she most loves about her work is looking after her community and the families and individuals that live in it.
Dr. Wendy Li graduated from the UK in 1989 and worked in the rural Welsh valleys as a General Practitioner and as a Community Paediatrician with a focus on children with special needs. Her interests are in developmental paediatrics, adolescent health and preventative medicine. She has post graduate diplomas in child health and completed the SH&FPA Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health. Wendy has also completed a Masters in Chinese Herbal Medicine. She was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2016. She is married with two grown up children, and she loves reading, art, travelling and her two dogs.
DR. PRISCILLA PATERSON
'Dr Priscilla Paterson is our Registrar who is with us again from August 2021 and then will stay with us. She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2017. She has since completed terms in general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, emergency medicine and paediatrics at Box Hill Hospital, Maroondah Hospital and Angliss Hospital. She has also completed a diploma of child health with the University of Sydney. She enjoys talking to people of all age groups in General Practice and is passionate about providing holistic care for her patients. In her free time, Priscilla enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family, and playing the violin.
PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Priscilla Paterson is currently on maternity leave but will return later in the year.
Practice Manager: Tania Worroll
Office Manager: Kerry Murray
Finance Officer: Kingston Ho
Reception Staff: Sammy, Kerry, Emily & Amy.