Our Doctors2019-10-17T10:18:57+11:00

Our Doctors

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Dr Liton D’Costa

MB BS (DMC Bangladesh 1995)

Bengali, Hindi, German & English

Special Interests
Mental Health Care, Palliative Care, Family Medicine, Dermatology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, INR Clinics, Geriatric Health, Men’s Health

Patient Billing
Private Billing as well as Bulk Billing for Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders and Children 15 years of age and under.

Dr Liton D’Costa has been with our team since 2011.  Dr D’Costa has also worked as a GP at Ballarat Health Service as well as completing his hospital rotations at Western Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Williamstown Hospital, Wodonga Regional Health Hospital and West Gippsland Hospital, Warragul.  Dr D’Costa speaks Bengali, Hindi, German in addition to English.

Dr Nirpa (Neil) Rawal

MB BS (USTC Bangladesh) 2004

Bengali, Hindi, Nepali & English

Special Interests
Emergency Care, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Women’s Health (includes Implanon & IUD), Psychiatry, Mental Health, Palliative Care, Orthopaedics

Patient Billing
Bulk Billing for all patients.

Dr Nirpa (Neil) Rawal joined our team in September 2013, transferring to our Cowes clinic after working with the previous Cowes Doctors Clinic. Dr Rawal has also worked at the Ballarat Health Service and within the hospital system in Nepal prior to permanently migrating to Australia. We welcome Dr Rawal to our clinic and look forward to his long term commitment working within our community. Dr Rawal speaks Bengali, Nepali and Hindi in addition to English.

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Dr Howard McCormick


Special Interests
Family Medicine, Mental Health, Paediatrics, Complex Medical Problems

Dr Howard McCormick has been a GP in Cowes from 2002 to 2007 and commenced work at the Phillip Island Medical Group in 2013. He also works at South Gippsland Family Medicine in Wonthaggi. Howard has been a supervisor in the GP training program and medical student training for many years. He was GP Supervisor of the year in 2011. As an international speaker, he has been the Education Convenor and Presenter for a number of medical conferences around the world. Howard has been part of the Medical and Aged Group since soon after it was formed.

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Dr Karen Langston

MB BS (Hons), (University NSW 1983), FACRRM

Special Interests
Preventative Health, Chronic Disease Management, Women’s Health

Patient Billings
Private Billing.

Dr Langston has been a doctor with Phillip Island Medical Group since 2004; when returning back home in Cowes. Dr Langston has extensive experience as a Rural GP working in rural and remote communities including New South Wales, Northern Territory and 10 years in far North Queensland (Mossman). Dr Langston has also worked within the United Kingdom Hospital System as well as Latrobe Regional Hospital, and Trafalgar Medical Centre here in South Gippsland.

Dr Thu Ya


Burmese and English

All aspects of primary health care

Patient Billing
Private Billing as well as Bulk Billing for Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders and Children under the age of 16 years


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Dr Alex Tanovic

Dr Tanovic completed his medical degree overseas in 2001.  He worked overseas for 5 years as a cardio surgery registrar prior to settling in Australia with his family in 2007.

Dr Tanovic is a fellow of the Royal Australian Collage of General Practitioners.  His special interests are cardiology, rheumatology, emergency medicine, men’s health, mental health, women’s health.

Dr Tanovic speaks Croatian-Bosnian, Turkish in addition to English language.

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Dr Sukitha Mahanama

MBBS, ACRRM Registrar

English and Sinhalese

All aspects of General practice, Emergency, Critical care medicine.

Outside interests
Spending time .with Family, travelling. Love watching and playing cricket, & enjoy Tennis

Work History
Worked as a Emergency Clinician for last 7 years with total postgraduate experience of 10 years including > 3 years of GP experience both in Australia and Overseas. Since Migrating to Australia in 2016 worked in the emergency departments of North adelaide, Launceston and worked and continue to work in many hospitals in Victoria as a Locum senior emergency doctor.

Mixed Billing

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Allied Health Professionals

Australian Clinical Labs

Australian Clinical Labs at the Grandview Family Medical Clinic
Mon – Fri 9.00am -4pm ( closed 12.45-1.45pm)
No appointment necessary

Chemart Pharmacy

Phillip Island Radiology

Grandview Supreme Dental

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