Our Team


Dr Jayantha Weerasekera


Dr Jay joined AMC in January 2022 following the retirement of Dr John Lazdins. He is a very experienced general practitioner and practiced throughout Melbourne and rural Australia. He is passionate about looking after patients over life’s journey and specialises in managing patients with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoarthritis. He is a truly family doctor, comfortable looking after children and the older generations.

Dr Steven Bechervaise


Steven is a general practitioner with over 20 years experience in family medicine. He graduated from Monash University in 1985 and has been working in the Box Hill/Blackburn area for most of his post graduate career. After closing his solo practice in Blackburn North, he joined Advocate Medical Centre in January 2011.  Interests include all aspects of family medicine from paediatrics to aged care.

Dr Sook Lin Lee

Sook-Lin obtained her medical degree from the University of Adelaide.

After completing her internship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide she transferred to Melbourne. She worked at various medical facilities like St. Vincent’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Caritas Christ (Palliative Care), Community Mental Health and Geriatrics before entering General Practice and obtaining a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

She is interested in all areas of general practice including Paediatrics, Women’s health, Implanon insertion/removal and chronic disease management.

Her outside interests include travel, reading, cinema/theatre, music and catching up with family and friends.


Dr John Lazdins (retired)

MB, BS (Melbourne), Grad Dip Fam Med (Monash) VR

After nearly 50 yrs of clinical practice, John retired at the end of 2021. We wish John a happy, healthy retirement but we will try to entice him to do the occasional locum when his Landcruiser is being repaired!

Having graduated in 1972, following an internship at the Queen Victoria Hospital, John entered the radiology training program, being rotated through most of Melbourne’s major hospitals and subspecialties. He particularly enjoyed interventional radiology including joint and spinal injections and angiography. Realising he enjoyed more personal contact with his patients, he embraced General Practice, initially working as a solo GP in Box Hill South for 28 years before joining Advocate Medical Centre in 2010. This has afforded him the opportunity to spend some time practicing medicine in Aboriginal communities.

Interests: John has diverse medical interests of value in general practice including sports medicine, acupuncture and “lumps and bumps” surgery. He has completed courses in Emergency Medicine. His interests include diverse reading matter, photography, bird watching and outback travel.

Languages spoken: English, Latvian.




Jackie, Deb, Rosemary, Veronica, Elke


Dr Declan Green – Director


Declan graduated from Monash University in 1995 with First Class Honours. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, USA. Declan uses his knowledge as a GP to ensure that our clinic provides the highest quality of care whilst ensuring that we implement the latest best practice guidelines and technology.