Our Doctors

Belrose Medical Centre has both male and female doctors available. With the support and services of our friendly and caring nurses, staff & receptionists, our team of doctors are committed to providing a high quality of care which is sensitive to the needs of our patients and the Northern Beaches community.  Our aim is not only to help when you are ill, but also to keep you healthy.

Dr Yasmin Trinidad (MBBS, FRACGP)


Dr Yasmin Trinidad graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003 and is a member of FRACGP. She has a special interest in women's and children's health as well as management of chronic disease and aged care.


Dr Yasmin holds a Diploma in Child Health completed at Westmead Children’s Hospital in 2008 and has completed extra training in Sexual and Reproductive Health in 2008. She is also Mirena and IUD certified.


Dr Yasmin has most recently been practicing on the NSW North Coast and has now moved back to where she grew up on Sydney’s North Shore. 


Dr Yasmin is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and occasional Saturday's.

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Dr Bentolhoda Ghiassy (MD, FRACGP)

Dr Hoda is an experienced female GP who has been practicing in Cessnock for the last 5 years.


Dr Hoda is a member of the FRACGP and she has additional qualifications, and a special interest in mental health and in Skin Cancer management.

Dr Hoda also has a special interest in the management of chronic disease and preventing chronic disease. Dr Hoda welcomes all patients. 

Dr Hoda is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Dr Peter Purches (MBBS, FRACGP)


Dr Peter is an experienced GP with an interest in all aspects of General Practice. Dr Purches welcomes all patients and has a wealth of knowledge in general medicine.

Dr Purches is available during the week. Please check on HotDoc or ring for his schedule.

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Dr Ankur Paliwal (FRACGP)
Dr Ankur Paliwal has over 15 years of medical experience and has worked in the field of Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics before moving into General Practice. He graduated from UK - Royal College of General Practitioners where he practiced for many years before moving to Australia.
Following that he became a fellow of the Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners. He is interested in all areas of general practice especially Paediatrics , Men’s Health , Mental Health, Geriatric (Elderly) care and Sports Medicine.
He delivers quality healthcare to all his patients addressing all ideas, concerns and expectations during his consultations. Outside work he enjoys sports, travelling and music.


Dr Ankur is available Monday to Friday.

Dr Chaim Meital (MD, FRACGP)


Dr Chaim is a highly experienced and personable GP with 30+ years of experience. He has special interests in preventive medicine, family medicine, geriatrics, and mental health.


Dr Chaim offers a wide range of procedural skills with additional certification in skin cancer medicine and cosmetic injectables.

Dr Chaim has recently moved from the Sunshine Coast.


We welcome him to our practice four days a week, Monday to Thursday.

Dr Victor Shawpan (MBBS, FRACGP)


Dr Victor Shawpan graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 and is a member of FRACGP. He was born and raised in Sydney before relocating to work and train in regional and rural NSW. He has now returned with his family to live and work on the North Shore/Northern Beaches.

Dr Vic has a special interest in performing minor surgical procedures such as toe nail removal and resection as well as Skin Cancer excisions and biopsies. He also perform ear assessments and procedures such as ear suction with a micro suction machine if needed.

Dr Vic has also completed extra training in psychiatry and mental health.

Dr Vic is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Dr Induni Rupasinghe (MBBS, FRACGP)

Dr Induni  Rupasinghe is a female GP with many years of experience in all aspects of General practice. She is a fellow of the Royal College  of General Practitioners who has been working  in the South Coast for the last 6 years. Dr Induni is available 5 week days/ week and has a special interest in the following fields 


Areas of interest:

  • Women’s health 

  • Child & Adolescent Health

  • Chronic disease management

  • Preventative health

  • Mental health

  • Lifestyle medicine

  • Skin cancer 


Dr Induni is available Monday to Friday