Dr. Heather Allen


General Practitioner

Dr Heather Allen is a GP of more than twenty five (25) years experience, who has worked much of her GP days in the “Hills” including Olinda, Belgrave and now Selby. She loves the diversity of health. She encourages patients to be an important part of their own “health team” and is happy to work with other health practitioners, including those using complementary or natural health modalities, in helping people achieve their desired outcomes.
She has a special interest in women’s health and the emerging area of women’s hormones (how imbalance in such areas can cause so many problems.) She uses bio-identical hormones to try and address these issues as well as other approaches. This is part of a new concept in Australia of anti-aging medicine, an area in which Dr Allen is gradually becoming more interested and experienced. However, what she most loves about her work is looking after her community and the families and individuals that live in it.

Dr. Michael Banning


M.B Ch B.M.R.C.G.P,
General Practitioner

Dr Michael Banning has been working at Selby Family Clinic since 2005. Before then he was a partner in a practice in England for 15 years. Mike is trained in all aspects of general practice but his special interests include diabetes and paediatrics. He runs a diabetes clinic at Selby supported in this by a Diabetes Nurse Educator.
Outside of medicine Mike is married to Sue and has two sons at Monash University. His non-medical interests include cycling, music and steam railways.

Dr. Linda Hocking


General Practitioner

Dr. Linda Hocking graduated from Melbourne University in 1981. Following her internship at Box Hill Hospital, she worked in the United Kingdom in general medicine and paediatrics, completing a Diploma in Child Health.
Linda’s interests are in family and women’s health issues, she lives locally and has worked for sixteen years at Belgrave Health Care and the last five years at Selby Family Clinic.

Dr. Bryony Taylor


BA, MSc, MB BChir*(Cantab), MRCGP, FRACGP
General Practitioner

Dr. Bryony Taylor moved from Scotland at the beginning of 2011. Since that time she has been living in Melbourne with her husband and two young children. Bryony graduated from Cambridge University in the UK in 2004 and also completed specialist training in the UK.
Her training in General Practice was with an emphasis in Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She began working at Selby Family Clinic in February 2012 and is enjoying serving her local community.

Dr. John Gruner


General Practitioner

Dr. John Gruner joined Jeff Lindenmayer at Selby in 1995, and opened the Monbulk Clinic in June 1999. John is married to a local, Kirsti, and they have 4 children. John’s interests are playing chamber music, singing, horticulture and goats. John completed his obstetrics diploma in 1992 and worked at the Children’s Hospital in 1991.
He is interested in the broad range of general practice, from kids to “mature” people with complex problems. He has completed a Master of Bioethics, to do with the ethics of complementary medicine and is a member of the Australian Medical Acupuncture association.
John also is an examiner for the College of General Practice. In 2009 he started his Ph D in bioethics. John works sessions at Monbulk, Kallista and Selby practices.

Dr. Wendy Li


MB BCh (Wales), DCH, MAppSc (Chin Herb Med), FRACGP
General Practitioner

Dr. Wendy Li graduated from the UK in 1989 and worked in the rural Welsh valleys as a General Practitioner and as a Community Paediatrician with a focus on children with special needs  Her interests are in developmental paediatrics, adolescent health and preventative medicine.  She has post graduate diplomas in child health and completed the SH&FPA Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health.  Wendy has also completed a Masters in Chinese Herbal Medicine.  She was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2016. She is married with two grown up children, and she loves reading, art, travelling and her two dogs.

Dr. Slavko Tokanovic


General Practitioner

Dr Tokanovic currently lives in Selby and is one of the GP registrars at Selby Family Clinic who will be with us from February 2019 to February 2020. Originally from Melbourne, Slavko graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Sydney/Melbourne) in 2011. He completed his internship at Alfred Health and his residency at Monash Hospital. He appreciates traveling and has worked and lived in Darwin (Northern Territory) and Perth (Western Australia). He has a keen interest in Veterans health, rural and travel medicine. Dr Tokanovic works part time at the practice and speaks Serbian.

Dr Steven Pinolo


General Practitioner

Dr Pinolo is another Registrar who is with us from February to August 2019. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2014. He has 4 years of hospital experience, in a wide variety of settings including Austin Health, Eastern Health, Northern Health and Echuca Regional Health. His interests include acute and emergency medicine, chronic disease management, dermatology, and practical procedures (plasters, wound care, sutures and more). Steven has a growing interest in child health, and has recently completed the Sydney Child Health Program. He grew up and continues to live in the outer North East suburbs of Melbourne with his fiancé. In his downtime, he enjoys hiking, gardening, sports, exercising, traveling, and trying to learn Italian.

Dr Sally Taylor


General Practitioner

Dr Sally Taylor has recently moved to the area and will be providing locum services to our Selby, Kallista and Monbulk practices to help ensure continued access to care when our regular Doctors are on leave.  Sally has many years of experience locuming in all parts of Australia and we appreciate the wealth of experience she brings to all aspects of general practice.