Our Team


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 John Lazdins

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

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.

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 Tania Poon

Dr Poon obtained her medical degree from the University of Melbourne.
She worked as a GP in rural and regional Victoria before settling back in Melbourne.

Dr Poon has also completed post graduate training in Medical Acupuncture (Monash University) and is a member of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College (AMAC).

She has a special interest in performing Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) acupuncture which is acupuncture without the use of needles. LLLT can be used in conjunction with your own GP’s treatment to assist in the management of conditions ranging from musculoskeletal pain to hayfever and is medicare rebateable.

Dr Poon is available for appointments on Tuesday to Friday.

Dr Becky Radcliffe

MB BS, Dip Family Therapy
Dr Radcliffe is a general practitioner with over 30 years experience in general practice and particular interests in chronic disease management and mental health. She is available for consultation Monday to Thursdays.

Dr Andy Shen


Dr. Andy Shen graduated from medical school in 1992. Prior to GP training, he had extensive experience in multiple areas from decades of practice, such as internal medicine, emergency medicine, ICU, anesthesia and medical research. Special interests in all areas of family care, especially skin cancer diagnosis/treatment, paediatrics, men’s and women’s health. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Shanghainese.

Dr Lydia Tkacz


Dr Lydia Tkacz studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1988. Dr Tkacz spent the next three years working at the Preston and Northcote Community Hospital, Larundel and the Peter James Centre. Dr Tkacz completed the Family Medicine Program and obtained a fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1993. Dr Tkacz enjoys looking after families at all stages of their lives


Wendy, Leanne & Diane


Deb, Debbie, Jackie, and Rosemary.


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.

Mr Jason Murphy – Operations Manager


Jason is passionate about utilising his broad skill set to improve outcomes for our patients. Jason has worked in a variety of settings including aged care, medical centres, not for profit and Aboriginal health. Jason has achieved project outcomes that have enabled greater organisational sustainability and viability. Jason is currently completing a Master of Health Management.