The Team

The doctors at Elina Weight Loss are all members of ANZOS (Australia New Zealand Obesity Society). They are passionate about helping people achieve their goals using the latest evidence science has to offer. Our program involves; diet plans, behavioural programs, appetite suppressants when needed and a path to long term weight management. We can show you how to not only lose weight but confidently manage it for the rest of your life. We want this to be the last program you ever do

Dr Ina Takkar

Weight Loss Clinician – GLEN WAVERLEY

Ina was born in India and graduated from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. She arrived in Australia in 1998. She has a special interest in women’s health, antenatal care and paediatrics. She has been working as a GP in Victoria since 2002. Ina understands the challenges faced by patients trying to lose weight and struggling to keep it off. She speaks fluent Hindi and Punjabi and in her spare time enjoys reading, music and has two school age children.

Dr Ashleigh Jenkins

Weight Loss Clinician – BUNDOORA

Dr Jenkins grew up in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne and completed her medical training in northern Tasmania, obtaining her Fellowship to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017. Her areas of interest include women’s and children’s health, sexual and reproductive health. She can assist with diets, rapid and safe weight loss programs and is passionate about helping people overcome the biological defences that make maintaining weight loss so difficult.

Dr Jessica Dhir

Weight Loss Clinician – GLEN WAVERLEY

Jessica is a caring, compassionate, dedicated Doctor who understands the challenges faced by her patients trying to lose weight and to keep it off. She is passionate about providing holistic care to each individual patient and tools to empower her patients with healthier lifestyles . She also speaks fluent Hindi and Punjabi.

Jessica loves cooking and singing, as well as spending time chasing around her three almost adult children and the cutest dog in the world, Romeo.

Elina Doctor - Weight Management

Dr Jan Parker

Weight Loss Clinician – GLEN WAVERLEY

Dr Jan Parker graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1980 and completed a Diploma in Obstetrics in the UK in 1985. Her special areas of interest include Evidence based Management of Weight, Women’s Health, Paediatrics and Antenatal Care. She has been practising in the Waverley area for over 20 years. She has completed additional training in weight loss management and is very keen to help guide patients on their weight loss journey Outside of medicine her interests include ballet, music, reading and gardening. She is married and has 3 children.

Dr Sudha Palit

Weight Loss Clinician – GLEN WAVERLEY

Sudha graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 and completed her Fellowship in General Practice in 2015. She loves all areas of general practice in particular children’s health, aged care, mental health and skin cancer medicine. Sudha has also completed a a bachelor in Biomedical Science, has a Masters in Primary Health Care to complement her passion for supporting patients in their weight loss journey.

Dr Noha Osman

Weight Loss Clinician – ON LEAVE

Noha is a friendly and approachable person by nature. She loves meeting new people and cultures, fueled by her fascination with travel and history. She has a particular interest in children and women’s health and very passionate about active and healthy lifestyles. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery from University of Auckland (NZ) and also has a Diploma in Paediatrics and obtained her FRACGP (Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners). She has a special interests in weight management and can help with the challenges of losing weight during stressful times.

Dr Harpreet Singh

Weight Loss Clinician – GLEN WAVERLEY

Harpreet grew up in Western Australia and graduated in 1996 from University of Western Australia. He has worked as a GP in the Waverley area for over 18 years. Harpreet has a deep commitment to treating patients with dignity and compassion. He recognises the challenges that many patients face when confronted with the seemingly endless cycle of weight loss and regain. He understands that one treatment does not fit all and that an understanding of an individual’s needs and personal circumstances can make the difference in a successful outcome. He is passionate about science and the scientific method and is committed to making the latest medical research and evidence accessible and relevant to all under his care.

Dr Ann Watt

Weight Loss Clinician – BUNDOORA, NTH MELBOURNE

Ann graduated from Aberdeen University and has worked as a GP in both Scotland and Australia. Her interests include lifestyle medicine, health management coaching, women’s sexual health and management of weight. She brings all her her experience with counselling, education and the safe use of medications when needed to support patients with their weight loss journey.

Dr Nishan Herath

Weight Loss Clinician – GLEN WAVERLEY, BERWICK
Dr Nishan Herath graduated  in 2004, Sri Lanka. He completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2016 and enjoys all aspects of General Practice.
Nishan has special interests in Skin cancer medicine, Emergency medicine, Diabetes, Asthma and weight management.
He is married and has one son. He is multilingual and is also fluent in Sinhalese. Nishan is a skilled and experienced GP and brings his knowledge and compassion to all under his care.

Dr Michael Kazlauskas

Weight Loss Clinician – Glen Waverley

Dr. Michael Kazlauskas graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011. He worked in general surgery and emergency medicine before completing training in general practice. He has a special interest in weight management and is keen to help all patients deal with the complexities of appetite suppression and the safe and effective use of medications. His areas of interest include weight loss, earwax microsuction, chronic disease management, skin cancer, and children’s health.

The Allied Health Team…

Our experienced team of psychologists, dietitian and physiotherapist can assist you with lifestyle, diet and exercise support to augment your low calorie dietary program. EPC and mental health care plan item numbers can be applied to our allied team.

Jane Lee - Physio
Silva Nazaretian - Dietition
Julie Murdoch - Psychologist
Marlies Alvarenga - Pscyhologist
Justina Samuel - Pscyhologist

Our Reception Team…

Our friendly receptionists can help you with appointments. We have appointments available 7 days that are not all published on our online booking page. Please call and ask if you can’t find anything suitable online. Our Weight loss Doctors are happy to call you if you have any questions about the program. Please email or leave a message at reception and we will call you to discuss any queries.

Eva - Practice Manager


At Elina Medical Weight Loss Clinic we work together with you to develop a
weight loss program that is tailored to your specific health needs and preferences.

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