Covid 19 Information
We are currently open to patients who might be experiencing respiratory illness. Please advise our healthcare assistants via phone (6186 7992) on arrival and wait in your car. Your doctor will call you to check your suitability of a face to face appointment.
We administer COVID-19 vaccinations and the winter flu vaccines.
If you suspect you have COVID-19, please do not attend our clinic, we will provide a telehealth service through our booking partner, HotDoc.
Hi! I’m Helena. I grew up in Spain and moved to Australia six years ago. I Graduated from University of Barcelona, and I’ve worked as a registered nurse across Australia and Europe.
I have had the opportunity to experience nursing in a variety of settings in my career including working in an Intensive Care Unit, cosmetics and dermatology and as a community nurse.
Working in a hospital environment has taught me the importance of preventative healthcare and promoting healthy habits, which has become one of my passions. I am really excited to be part of the amazing team at The Garden Family Medical Clinic and I’m looking forward to meeting you all.
When I’m not at work I try to keep myself active and enjoy outdoor activities. You’ll find me by the ocean walking or rollerblading at the coast. I am a Freediver, a Pilates passionate and I love a good podcast.
Hi, I’m Jit and I’m a registered nurse and I have completed multiple post graduate studies specialising in child and family health, women’s health and community and primary healthcare.
I have a range of health experience from being in the Australian Defence Force. I’m now a veteran and have worked all over Australia and overseas. In the last 7 years I have maintained working in hospital settings and primary health care which I love.
I look forward to working with families as I’m passionate about early intervention and treatment, and providing assistance with services that support family needs, as not all families are the same. I also have an interest in providing support to veterans.
I value family time as I have a FIFO husband and two young children. I love travelling, making memories and being active.
Hi I’m Kendall!
I have been a practice nurse for seven years, my previous role being a university practice nurse.
I love working in primary health with a focus on preventative medicine and promoting healthy habits. It is a great privilege of mine to encounter people from all walks of life and assist them achieve their wellness goals in a holistically manner.
I recently got married to Anthony and I relocated here in Coolbellup. Our past times includes bargain hunting, hiking, cooking, watching anime and walking our 1 year old chihuahua-mix, Penda.
My top 3 podcasts I’ve listened to in the last year would be – Ask Christopher West, The Fr Mike Schmitz Catholic Podcast and The Bible in a Year.
Registered Nurse / Registered Midwife
Hi! I’m Tanya. I’m a registered nurse and midwife and am looking forward to helping work with you to reach your health care goals.
I have had a wide range of healthcare experiences including working at a major obstetric/gynaecological hospital in Perth. It has been a privilege to have been able to provide antenatal, labour and birth and postnatal care to women and their families during my career.
I am passionate about preventative healthcare and empowering clients to make positive lifestyle changes.
I enjoy listening to podcasts and audiobooks, gardening and stand up paddle boarding at the Swan River!
Murdoch & Piara Waters Clinical Director, General Practitioner
Dr Andrew Leech
FRACGP, MBBS (ND FREMANTLE), BSC (UNIMELB), DIPCHILD HEALTH (UNISYD)
*WINNER 2023 RACGP WA GP OF THE YEAR AWARD*
Hi! I’m Andrew, and this is my dog, Monty!
I am the director of The Garden Family Medical Clinic.
I trained in medicine, graduating in 2009 at Notre Dame University in Fremantle.
I grew up in Melbourne. I’m married to Tanya and we have two girls, Charlotte and Isabelle, they are the centrepoint of my life. Before the Garden I have been involved in a number of projects including speaking about kids mental health for the GP college (RACGP) and at a number of conferences in Australia and Internationally. Alongside mental health, I also have an interest in family health, men’s health, skin checks and small procedures like toenail resections, iron infusions and skin lesion removals.
The most inspiring part of my work is seeing families over a long period of time, I feel like I almost become part of the family in many respects as I have the privilege of hearing so many personal life stories. No two lives are the same, being a doctor has taught me that we are all so unique and this means treatments also need to be carefully tailored for each individual.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is to take every opportunity. I feel this is what has brought me to the Garden, one of the greatest opportunities of my lifetime.
I was born in Perth and grew up locally in Rossmoyne. My background has been office administration, with over 20 years’ experience. I have worked in Personal Assistant roles in the health profession before undertaking a challenging but rewarding leap of faith into being a business owner at the age of 26, and successfully leading a team of staff. In more recent years I have been developing my practice management skills having previously worked in a psychology practice. I have always had a strong interest in health, customer service and helping people, and it was this interest that led me to join our team at The Garden Family Medical Clinic in the role as Clinic Manager.
In my spare time I am ubering my three girls around to basketball and dancing. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going to the gym, relaxing by the pool and tending to my every growing collection of indoor plants.
If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely be on a tropical island with plenty of sunshine, warm crystal waters, a butler and no Wi-Fi!
My Motto: ‘The body achieves what the mind believes’.
Hi, I’m Angie, one of the friendly faces that will greet you at The Garden Family Medical Clinic.
I have over 20 years’ experience as a Healthcare Assistant and plan on 20 more! I love welcoming people into a practice and making them feel at ease and calm before a Doctor’s appointment.
I have worked alongside Dr Leech and Dr Tan for many years and I am very excited to join them once again in this amazing clinic.
I have 2 beautiful girls whom I adore. I am also very proud that they have inherited my joy of sarcasm, The Simpsons and music. We love nothing more than sitting on the couch with a bowl of popcorn watching an Adam Sandler or Disney movie. We also enjoy the hubby making us a delicious meal on the Weber or BBQ. With our adorable fur baby Leia laying at our feet waiting for something to ‘accidentally’ drop off our plate into her mouth it really is “home is where the heart is”.
School holidays involve going camping, kayaking and fishing.
In my spare time I am finding my love for the gym again, cooking or watching a cooking show, or hanging out with my Mum having a sneaky lunch somewhere without the knowledge of the husbands!
I cannot wait to meet you all!
Nurse Team Leader & Registered Nurse
Hi, my name is Wendy and I am one of the Registered Nurses at The Garden Family Clinic. I am very proud to be a member of the team. I have been a registered nurse for 20 years and have dedicated my career to a variety of specialties before settling in into GP practice 10 years ago.
I am a mother to two beautiful children and a wife to my husband. As a family, we love to go Caravanning at every opportunity and love exploring this beautiful country of ours. I enjoy reading (when I have spare time), baking and going out for coffee. I enjoy spending time with my family. We have two cats (Ruby and Winifred) of whom I love very much.
I consider myself helpful, dedicated and caring in my role as a registered nurse. We have a very experienced nursing team and I look forward to assisting you when you attend our clinic.
Hey there, I’m Brendon and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team here.
I bring a broad range of work experience. Most recently I worked as a patient care assistant in aged care. Prior to that I trained as a barista and worked in a café. Right now, I’m halfway through completing my Bachelor of Nursing, so I’ll be in and out of hospitals. Before settling on nursing, I actually dabbled in marine biology and engineering, which was interesting but ultimately, I’ve realized I enjoy working in healthcare far more.
I have a few hobbies that keep me busy when I’m not trying to complete my assignments. I enjoy listening to indie music, exploring health topics that fascinate me, and trying to improve my Clash of Clans base. As for TV shows, I really enjoyed Mr. Robot. However, currently I am watching Alice in Borderland, which is a bit frustrating at times.
Hi, I’m Debbie, one of the friendly faces that will greet you at the Garden Family Medical Clinic.
I have worked as a Medical Receptionist for the past 8 years employed in surgeries within our local area, where I have continued to build on my experience and where I have met some wonderful patients. It is so lovely to see so many familiar faces!
My hobbies include walking and taking care of my two rescue Border Collie X dogs. I enjoy watching professional football on TV or soccer as it is known here, and well as watching my son play the game at weekends. I love to travel and have travelled extensively, however there is always more of the world to see.
I trained many moons ago as a bi-lingual secretary with French as I was brought up in Europe as a child/teen, spending years living in Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and finally Singapore. Having been brought up in Europe and close to the Alps I eventually qualified a ski instructor which allowed me to spend a couple of winter seasons teaching school children to ski.
Looking forward to seeing and speaking with many of you in the near future.
Hi, my name is Ella and I graduated High School with a Business Certificate, hoping to pursue a business career in the future. I grew up in Perth with my family originating from Liverpool and Portsmouth. I have had various roles working with children, which I find to be very rewarding, knowing I aspire to positively impact their lives in some way. I take this same attitude with me wherever I go. I strive to always ensure that I help people to the best of my ability.
I am thrilled to be a part of the team at The Garden Family Medical Clinic. You can find me behind the scenes running The Garden social media pages!
I enjoy travelling around Europe and down south to Albany, which I believe is home to the best beaches in WA. I love to read books and listen to a variety of music, such as R&B and Techno. Most of all, I love spending time with my family and friends.
Hey there! My name is Layla and I am currently a student at The University of Western Australia completing a degree in Neuroscience. I have worked in medical administration for the last couple of years, and I hope to become a medical/health professional myself one day so that I can help people get the care they need.
I particularly love working with children, and would say this stemmed from my time as a tennis coach before I came into medical. I also gave piano lessons in my spare time, and found it extremely rewarding watching children learn and grow. You also know each day is going to be full of surprises!
When I’m not buried in my textbooks or behind a screen, you will find me at the beach with a coffee in hand, playing tennis, or planning my next holiday.
I can’t wait to start my next chapter here at The Garden Family Medical and I look forward to meeting you all!
Hi, I’m Liana and I’m excited to be part of The Garden Family Medical Clinic’s team!
I have over 11 years administration experience in the finance and medical fields. My motto is ‘only chase what gives you energy’ and so with my keen interest in health, combined with my passion for helping people, it has led me to The Garden Family Medical Clinic.
I have lived on Wall Street in New York and on Orchard Road in Singapore, but nothing compares to being at home in Perth! I have an amazing husband, two beautiful kids and our family dog, Buddy who all keep me very busy! In my spare time I love hanging out with family and friends, listening to podcasts and relaxing with a puzzle or crafting projects.
I look forward to meeting you at the clinic!
Hi, I’m Liz and I am very excited to be a part of the amazing team at The Garden Family Medical Clinic.
I was born in Cape Town, South Africa. I immigrated to New Zealand with my family and lived there for 10 years. We moved to Perth about 6 years ago. I have worked in Healthcare and Dental for over 15 years.
I thoroughly enjoy helping people and making them feel at ease. I am a devoted wife and Mother to two beautiful children and pet owner to dog, Bolt and cat, Lily. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, dancing, cooking and spending quality time with my family. My Motto: “Never give up and always be true to yourself “.
I look forward to meeting you.
Hi! I’m Michelle, one of the friendly Healthcare Assistants at The Garden Family Medical Clinic.
I was born and raised in Perth and it is where I have chosen to raise my own family. I have 3 children and one very stubborn but sweet rescue Staffy X, although I would have 10 dogs if I were allowed. I have 3 years experience as a Healthcare Assistant and feel absolutely privileged to be working alongside the team at The Garden Family Medical Clinic. I took two years off to do the bookkeeping for my husband’s business but was very grateful when the opportunity arose to return to working as part of a team again.
In my downtime I enjoy reading, catching up with family and friends, watching NRL games and going on adventures along the coast of WA in our caravan. Can’t wait to meet all of our new patients at the clinic.
Hi! I’m Sophie, one of the new friendly Healthcare Assistants at The Garden Family Medical Clinic.
I was born and raised in Perth and have recently graduated from high school.
When I’m not working, I enjoy listening to different music, reading books and travelling along the coast with my family in our caravan.
I’m very excited to be joining the amazing team at The Garden Family Medical Clinic and look forward to the journey ahead.
Women's Health Project Coordinator
Hi! I’m Lucy, a second-year medical student at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. I have a passion for women’s health and paediatrics, having previously studied a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and a Master of Public Health before working in policy at the Victorian Department of Health in Melbourne.
I love being outdoors, whether it’s swimming to Rottnest in the Rottnest Channel Swim, going for a run along the coastline, or reading a book on the beach. I also love to cook and have been known to DJ from time to time, and love going to see live music when I can fit it into my busy schedule!
Physiotherapist - Continence & Pelvic Health
I am a passionate Physiotherapist working within Pelvic Health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and believe that patient-centered care should be a Physiotherapist’s top priority. At the University of Notre Dame, I discovered a passion for pelvic health and I’ve since completed further training through the Australian Physiotherapy Association and currently studying for my Master’s degree in Continence and Pelvic Health at Curtin University.
I enjoy treating a wide range of pelvic health and continence issues, using evidence-based techniques to guide treatment with the goal of making a real difference to the lives of my patients.
As a qualified Stott Pilates Instructor and having studied Exercise and Sport Science, I have a passion for helping my patients better understand how their bodies can move and heal through various forms of exercise and empowering them to take charge of their own health.
I believe as Physiotherapists we are here to listen, understand and to empower people to become better versions of themselves.
I am passionate about managing pelvic health conditions such as:
– Endometriosis & adenomyosis
– Persistent pelvic pain
– Genito-pelvic pain/ penetrative disorders (GPPPD) formerly known as vulvodynia, vestibulodynia & vaginissimus (painful sexual intercourse or tampon use)
– Sacroliac dysfunction & coccydynia
Pregnancy & Postnatal
– Pelvic floor assessments
– Rectus abdominis diastasis (abdominal separation) assessment & rehabilitation
– Pelvic organ prolapse
– Mastitis treatment with therapeutic ultrasound
– Pregnancy & postnatal pain (neck, back, SIJ, pubic symphysis, sciatic, wrist, carpal tunnel)
– Guidance on returning to exercise & running/ high impact exercise postnatally
Bladder & Bowel
– Urinary incontinence (bladder leakage)
– Leakage of wind &/or stool
– Urgency & overactive bladder
– Voiding issues such as hesitancy, slow stream & incomplete emptying
– Bladder pain
– Pain with opening bowels
– Constipation & incomplete bowel emptying
– Faecal urgency
– Realtime Ultrasound assessment
– Internal assessment (IF warranted & only in subsequent appointments following comprehensive discussion with patient first)
– Exercise prescription
– Pain management strategies
– Manual therapy (joint mobilisation, dry needling & massage)
Using therapeutic ultrasound for treatment of:
– Swollen or painful perineum after delivery (recommended within the first few days after delivery)
– 1 hour Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Initial (for all new patients – apart from ultrasound treatment for mastitis or haemorrhoids)
– 30 minute Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Follow Up – pelvic pain or general
– 30 minute Pelvic Health Manual Therapy – appointment for treatment for pelvic pain, pregnancy or postnatal musculoskeletal pain including joint mobilisation, massage and dry needling
– 30 minute Pelvic Health Mastitis Appointment – assessment and treatment using therapeutic ultrasound for mastitis
Credentialed Diabetes Educator and Registered Nurse
Hi! I’m Fran Leclercq. I am a Credentialed Diabetes Educator and Registered Nurse. I have worked in the diabetes space for the last 9 years, predominantly in the hospital setting.
I decided to make the move to the primary health space late last year as I wanted to provide accessible support and care to people closer to their homes.
My passion is empowering individuals to have the knowledge and confidence to self-manage their diabetes. I can support those with pre-diabetes, Type 1, 2, as well as some other types of diabetes. My passion is diabetes technologies because I love how they can help ease the burden and make life that little bit easier.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, going on holidays, listening to music, and going out for a good meal.
I am so excited to join the team at The Garden Medical Clinic, because I believe in holistic care and the clinicians here really embody that – there is a lot more to diabetes than just glucose levels!
Hi, my name is Amanda, and I am a registered psychologist who has completed a Masters in Psychology (Counselling). I have been in private practice for the past eight years and have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of depression and mood disorders, obsessions and compulsions, anger issues, post-natal depression and anxiety, gender and sexual identity, grief, addictions, trauma, sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic violence, child protection and neglect.
I am an accredited specialist in the treatment of eating disorders and have completed training in the treatment of sleep issues and disorders.
Being of mature age I believe that my life experience plays a significant part in my practice and provides me with the understanding of both the individual and familial issues that may impact anyone across the life span. I have worked with men, women, adolescents, couples and families to help them to resolve and manage their issues.
My goal is to assist my clients to find meaning and understanding of the issues that have and continue to impact them and the people around them. I am able to provide a broad and eclectic range of evidence based therapeutic styles to support my clients that recognises and acknowledges their individual strengths and capabilities.
Unit 9, 170 Murdoch Drive
Murdoch WA 6150
Unit 14a, 12 Erade Drive
Piara Waters WA 6112
(OPENING DECEMBER 2023)
(08) 6186 7992