Our Story

Dr’s Vinay and Supriya Karanam are carrying on the legacy of the wonderful Dr Gerald Mah who retired in 2015 after caring for the Wallsend community for 47 years. Dr Vinay and Dr Supriya are passionate about providing a warm, caring and family focused practice for their patients.
With the practice growing and to accommodate the needs of our patients, we have begun the first stage of renovations to our gorgeous building to provide a more comfortable waiting room, safer disabled access, a larger reception area and a nurse/procedure room. The next stage will involve extending the waiting room, providing disabled bathroom facilities and a further 3 consulting rooms. This will provide room for another doctor and allied health professionals to join our practice.
We are also excited to have Dr Titus Mazhavancheryil join our team this year.
Watch this space for further improvements …… 😊

Dr Vinay Karanam              

Dr Vinay Karanam carries over 14 years of extensive experience being a General Practitioner. Dr Karanam is understanding and empathetic towards his patients. Having completed his training in the UK, Dr Karanam moved to Australia in 2014 subsequently receiving his Fellowship from The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He has additionally received a Diploma in Reproductive and Sexual Health, a Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a Diploma in Geriatric Medicine.

Dr (Mrs) Supriya Karanam

Dr Supriya Karanam (Mrs Karanam) also known as the better half to Dr Vinay Karanam is the Female GP at Hello Health Family Practice. Dr Supriya Karanam carries over 12 years of experience with a special interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology which led her to attain her Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She completed her training in the UK and moved to Australia with her family in 2014 and subsequently received her Fellowship from The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Titus Mazhavancheryil              
(MBBS, Dip Child Health, Dip Anaesthesia, M Phil Behavioural Medicine, FRACGP)

Dr Titus joined our team in 2020 has over 15 years of experience working in various health care contexts in Australia. This includes 10 years working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service as a Flying Doctor in Alice Springs and then in Western Australia. This role involved providing comprehensive emergency and primary health care to communities in regional Australia, often under challenging conditions.
His specific areas of interest are Preventive care, Child health, Ageing and Health, Overweight issues, Mental illness, and acute emergencies. Titus has also worked as a GP provider in Asia and the Middle East. Languages spoken other than English are Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Arabic. He enjoys all aspects of being a family physician; and outside of work and family, he enjoys spending time with his old friends

Why Us?

Dr Vinay and Dr Supriya continue to work tirelessly and with dedication to lead this brilliant practice. Along with raising two gorgeous young daughters they provide 6 after hour shifts to the hospital per month and look after nursing home patients and visit very sick and frail patients in their home. They are both continually studying to keep up to date with changes and advances in medicine. They do all this with so much energy and enthusiasm and always a smile on their faces. They are inspiring.

Dr Titus Mazhavancheryil brings many years of valuable experience to our team and we are fortunate to have this skill and knowledge available to patients and staff.

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