Dover Gardens

Medical Practitioners

Welcome to Dover Gardens

141 Sturt Road, Dover Gardens, SA, 5048

Mon-Fri: 8.00 AM – 6.00 PM

(08) 8296 2348


Dr Spiro Doukakis

Dr Spiro Doukakis is a Greek Speaking General Practitioner working at our Dover Gardens Medical Centre with an interest in Paediatrics, Family Medicine and Acute Care.

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Dr Spiro Doukakis is a Greek Speaking GP who consults at our Dover Gardens Family Practice. He has an interest in Paediatrics, Family Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine. He has been in general practice for over 25 years.

Spiro undertook his medical training at The University of Adelaide graduating in 1988. He completed his RACGP fellowship in 1997.

Spiro has worked in many GP locations over the years including Hazel Grove Medical Centre from 1992 to 1997 and various gpHealth Clinics from 2005 to 2018. From 1995 to 2014 he also co-managed and worked as an urgent care after hours GP with gp Solutions, now 13SICK. He continues to be involved with 13SICK as a clinical adviser in the education of doctors.

He started working at Pro Health Care in 2019. Spiro has experience in all aspects of general practice.

Outside of medicine, Spiro enjoys keeping fit, watching sports and travelling.


Dr Vimalan Selvaratnam

Dr Vimalan Selvaratnam is a Malay speaking General Practitioner consulting at our Dover Gardens Medical Centre with special interests in orthopaedics, sports medicine, skin cancer medicine, urology and men’s health. He also has a keen interest in Mental Health.

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Dr Vimalan undertook his medical training at the University of Auckland, New Zealand graduating in 2006.

He has worked in numerous tertiary hospitals across New Zealand and Australia.  His first post was Wellington Hospital where he spent 4 years as an intern, Resident Medical Officer and registrar.  He then moved to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD and covered regional hospitals during his time there.

He was in the hospital system for a good number of years as a registrar, mostly in surgical subspecialties. He has vast experience in orthopaedics, urology and surgical subspecialties (cardiothoracic and neurosurgery), also working in intensive care and emergency. After 10 long years of hospital service Dr Selvaratnam decided to follow in the footsteps of his mother and late father in pursuing a career in General Practice.

His interests outside of medicine include scuba diving, badminton and has recently delved into astrophotography.


Dr Nikhil Ayyar

Dr Nikhil is a General Practitioner consulting from Dover Gardens who is interested in all aspects of General Practice, Chronic Disease Management to Children’s health.

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Dr Nikhil Ayyar graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2011 and has been working as a doctor in both private and public systems throughout Perth, Gold Coast, Central Coast, Broken Hill and Adelaide.


Dr Nikhil enjoys all aspects of General Practice, but has a particular interest in Chronic Disease Management and Men’s Health. He excels in Preventive Medicine including the management of Musculo-Skeletal Conditions, Men’s Health, Paediatric Conditions and Mental Health.


Dr Nikhil enjoys travelling and sight-seeing and spending time with close family and friends.


Dr Rachana Deshpande

Dr Rachana Deshpande is a GP in Adelaide consulting from our Dover Gardens Medical Centre with an interest in Women’s Health, Aged Care and Chronic Disease Management.

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Dr Rachana Deshpande graduated from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in India in 2012.

Dr Deshpande worked in a variety of specialties such as general medicine, emergency medicine, ICU and Gastroenterology before commencing GP training in 2018. Rachana undertook her GP training in various clinics in Broken Hill, NSW. She is interested in all aspects of general practice but especially women’s health, aged care and chronic disease management.

Outside of work she loves exploring new towns and cities and also enjoys music, movies and reading.


Dr Khang Nguyen

Dr Khang Nguyen is an Adelaide GP consulting from our Dover Gardens and Henley Beach Clinics. Dr Nguyen has a special interest in Paediatrics and all areas of Chronic Health Management.

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Dr Khang Nguyen graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2008.

Dr Nguyen worked in Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital for two years as an intern and then a resident medical officer. He then returned to Adelaide where he completed his GP training and obtained his Fellowship. He is interested in all aspects of general practice but especially Paediatrics and chronic disease management including diabetes, asthma and COPD.

Outside of work he loves playing tennis as well as watching AFL and soccer.


Dr Alicia Innis

Dr Alicia Innis is an Australian trained geriatrician consulting from Pro Health Care Dover Gardens Family Practice, she enjoys all aspects of geriatric medicine.

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Dr Alicia Innis is an Australian trained geriatrician. She completed medical school in 2010 and moved to South Australia to pursue physician training. She provides compassionate, personalised and quality care.

Dr Innis enjoys all aspects of geriatric medicine, however, has particular interests in memory assessment, falls assessment, comprehensive geriatric assessment, polypharmacy and Advance Care Planning. She enjoys capacity assessments and reviewing patients with atypical cognitive disorders.

Dr Innis holds a position as Staff Specialist at Royal Adelaide Hospital. Call for bookings (08) 8398 1491


*Now offering COVID-19 Vaccinations for children aged 5-11

Our Family Doctors Surgery in Dover Gardens has proudly served as a medical practice to the Community of Marion for over 60 years. Located on the corner of Sturt Road and Harrow Street at 141 Sturt Road, we offer convenient on-site and disability access from the rear of the premises. Our Sturt Road Medical Practice offers same day appointment availability and a convenient on-line booking system. Call today on 8296 8314 and one of our friendly receptionists will be able to help in answering any health related queries you may have, or otherwise you can book on-line at any time using our online booking system.

Opening Hours are:
Monday – Friday 8.00 AM – 6.00 PM

Available Services

Our Dover Gardens Doctors provide the following services:

  • Child & Adult Vaccinations
  • Counselling
  • Wound Management and Suturing
  • Spirometry Lung Function Tests
  • Weight Control & Management
  • Antenatal Care
  • Men’s Health
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Paediatric Medicine
  • Medical Check-Ups
  • Chronic Disease Management (eg Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease)
  • Skin Cancer Assessment and Treatment
  • Smoking Cessation Assistance
  • Cervical Screening
  • Family Planning
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ear Syringing
  • Blood Tests
  • Removal of Skin Lesions
  • ECG Heart Checks
  • Health Assessments / Preventive Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Iron Infusions
  • Sexual Health
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine

Where to Find Us

Our practice is located at 141 Sturt Road, Dover Gardens in the city of Marion. We have plenty of parking on-site or otherwise on the road along Harrow Street. Our Medical Practice proudly services the following nearby suburbs:

  • Dover Gardens
  • Marion
  • Seacombe Gardens
  • Sturt
  • Oaklands Park
  • Brighton
  • Hove
  • Seacliff Park
  • Seaview Downs
  • Seacombe Heights
  • Mitchell Park
  • Warradale
  • Clovelly Park
  • Bedford Park

Payment Terms

Private Patients
We are not a bulk-billing medical practice and require full payment of consultation fees at the time of appointment. Our facilities allow Medicare rebates to be paid directly into your bank account within 24 hours in most instances.

Children and Concession Card Holders
Our medical clinic is pleased to offer bulk-billing to all children upto the age of 16 and those patients with a valid Pensioners Concession Card and/or Health Care Card holders. Please ensure you bring your concession card at the time of consultation and note that bulk-billing does not apply to other forms of concession cards such as Commonwealth Seniors Card.

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