Dr Adina Codreanu

Adina worked as a rural GP in South West WA for over 10 years prior to moving to Perth. She obtained a Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK in 2005 and a Fellowship of the Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008. Adina has various postgraduate qualifications, including the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK), the Diploma of Family Planning and Reproductive Health (UK), with Competency in the Insertion of Intrauterine Devices and the Certificate of Diabetes Care from Warwick University. Adina has additional training in mental health and young people’s health. She is a member of the the Western Australian Medical Assistance Team and participates in deployments for disasters within WA.

In her free time, Adina enjoys traveling and learning new languages. She speaks Romanian, French, Italian and is studying Spanish.

Dr Peter Ainscow

Dr Peter Ainscow has been a GP for more than 20 years. His special interests are Men’s health, pediatrics and adolescence health, mental health, and skin checks. His qualifications are BSc.(zool), Dip.Ed, MBBS, FRACGP.

Dr Maryellen Yencken

Dr Yencken (MB BS FRACGP MACLM) graduated from UWA in 1989 and acquired extensive hospital experience before entering into General Practice in 1997. Dr Yencken became a principal partner of the practice in 2000. ​ She enjoys applying her knowledge to the vast medical conditions that accompanies being a generalist.

In particular, she enjoys managing the complexities of the medical care of her patients alongside engaging in collaborative discussions with her patients about their care. ​ Dr Yencken has an interest in performing health care management plans, 45-49 year old health checks, surgical removal of minor skin cancers and performing iron infusions . She has past experience in acupuncture . ​ Dr Yencken is married with a husband and two teenage boys. She is passionate about the environment, is a vegetable gardener, cook, learns French, and is an advocate for Pilates and yoga.

Dr. Gina Varne

Dr Varne (MB BS) graduated from UWA in 1980 and is a true local, having gone to John Curtin High School, worked at Fremantle Hospital and lived most of her life in and around Fremantle.

She is a principal of Leeuwin Medical Group and has watched the practice grow to the great place it is today and is proud of all of the Leeuwin doctors and staff.

She is interested in all aspects of General Practice especially Women’s Health and feels privileged to have had a window into so many lives.

She is married to an engineer, they have 2 adult children, and like to keep fit walking, cycling, swimming and outdoor group fitness.

Dr. Murray Jacobs


Dr Jacobs graduated from UWA in 1984, and has been in General Practice since 1989. A founding GP and principal of Leeuwin Medical Group in 1996, he is involved in a wide spectrum of patient care in General Practice, from newborns and children through to the elderly. As well as having a keen interest in managing the medical side of patient care, including complex medical cases, Dr Jacobs has an interest in skin cancer surgery. He also combines his General Practice work with anaesthesia, working at several local hospitals ( including obstetric units at Bentley and St John of God Mt Lawley Hospitals).

Dr Jacobs’ contribution to General Practice was recognised by his GP peers in receiving the Graeme Martin Award in 2007.

Dr Jacobs is married with three children. Passions outside of work include many outdoor activities, particularly ocean paddling, running, and mountain-biking.

Dr Shannon Ballard

Dr Ballard (MB BS BSc FRACGP) completed her medical degree at UWA in 1997, after previously graduating from UWA with a Bachelor of Science (majoring in pathology and microbiology). She worked at Fremantle Hospital for two years, prior to taking a short break  to have her first child. During this time, she also did casual work at the Rockingham Hospital Emergency Department.

She then commenced  her GP training in 2001, and became a fellow of the RACGP in 2004. She joined the Leeuwin Medical Group shortly after having her second child, where she has been working ever since.

Shannon  has an interest in women’s health, and is competent with contraceptive implant insertion and removal. She also enjoys seeing children and is a  certified “Youth Friendly Doctor”. Her other special interests include mental health, minor procedures and injectable wrinkle relaxers.

Shannon is married with two daughters, and outside of work spends much of her time involved with her daughters’ sporting commitments, whilst trying to fit in time for exercise, family, friends and relaxation!

Dr Raphael Beilin

Dr Beilin (MB BS FRACGP) was born in England and moved to Australia at the age of eight. He attended Hollywood High School and   graduated  as a doctor from University of Western Australia in 1991. He has  been working as a General Practitioner since 1995, having spent 14 years in Leeming and the past 8 years in Palmyra with Leeuwin Medical Group. He is interested in all facets of General Practice and has a special interest in travel medicine and preventative health. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing the violin, travelling, reading  and keeping fit. 

Dr Jacqueline Frayne


Dr Frayne (MB BS DRANZCOG FRACGP MMed GCIM) has been a practising GP for over 20 years and as well as general medicine, has an interest in all aspects of women’s health, including perinatal mental health, infant and child health. She also works at King Edward Memorial Hospital and The University of Western Australia.

Dr Frayne is currently studying a PhD in perinatal mental health and is an active examiner for the College of GPs. Dr Frayne is recognised for her expertise in women’s health. She is happily married and has one teenage son.

Dr Deborah Field

Dr Field (MB BS BMS Grad Dip PHC) graduated from University of Tasmania in 1984, moved to WA in 1986 and has been in General Practice in the Fremantle area since 1989. She joined Leeuwin Medical Group in 2008.

Prior to this she had worked as a GP in Parry Street Practice and then as a founding GP at Ellen Street Family Practice. She also worked in medical politics from 1992 – 2003 with the Fremantle Regional Division of General Practice where she was an inaugural board member and Medical Director. She received the Graeme Martin Award in 2004 – a peer recognised award for contribution to General Practice.

She thrives on the variety and challenge of caring for the huge diversity of people and conditions seen in General Practice and considers herself a generalist.

While her adult son and daughter are the apples of her eye, she is also a keen yoga student, snorkeller, bush walker, gardener and craftsperson.

She aims to practice what she preaches regarding health, with an active lifestyle, delicious healthy diet and plentiful holidays.

Dr Anita Manes

Dr Manes (MB BS FRACGP) joined Leeuwin Medical Group in 2003. She enjoys all elements of family practice from the care of a newborn and new parent worries, to snotty preschoolers, challenging teenagers, sports injuries, preventative care, women’s health, chronic illness, depression and anxiety, to the complex care of octogenarians . ​

Perth born, she studied locally at UWA and worked at Fremantle Hospital for 3 years, spending time in specialties of Emergency, coronary care , oncology, infectious diseases, paediatrics , and surgery. She completed her RACGP training in 2002 after spending time in Pinjarra, Rockingham, Broome and Albany.

She worked at Murdoch GP After hours for 3 years and enjoys teaching medical students. ​ Outside of Leeuwin she is kept busy by her footballer husband, 2 high school aged children and 2 dogs. Together with her family, she loves the great outdoors of her wonderful city and state. In her alone time she reads and practices yoga.