Our Doctors

Monash Doctors Surgery has developed into a truly multicultural Family General Practice offering both male and female doctors with extensive cultural and linguistic diversity. Some of the languages spoken by our doctors include Tamil, Italian and Egyptian.

Dr Tony Lucarelli


Dr Lucarelli has over 26 years experience in General Medicine. He was educated at Monash University and founded Monash Doctors Surgery in 1995 where he has worked full time with a team of experienced and caring doctors including Dr Shyamala Thurairajah, Dr Heather Crockart and Dr Nadia Sidrak.

Dr Lucarelli’s special interests include Preventative health checks, Diabetes, Men’s Health, Paediatrics and Travel Medicine. He speaks fluent Italian. Dr Lucarelli is also a member of the teaching staff at Monash University where he tutors medical students in the Faculty of medicine.

Dr Shyamala Thurairajah


Dr Rajah works 6 days a week, including 1 in 3 Saturday mornings and 1 in 2 Sunday mornings. Dr Rajah has worked at Monash Doctors Surgery since it’s inception in 1995. A very experienced Medical practitioner.

Language: Tamil

Dr Farinaz Mehtari


Dr Mehtari is an approachable General Practitioner with 15 years’ experience in General Medicine, she has gained this experience by working in the Rural & Metropolitan areas of Australia in both hospital and general practice clinics. She is a Fellow and examiner of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Her areas of interest are:

  • Chronic disease management and team care arrangement
  • Minor procedures (skin biopsy)
  • Implanon insertion & removal
  • Women, children and adult health
  • Sexual health
  • Travel medicine
  • Skin disease
  • Anti-wrinkle injections

She Speaks Farsi in addition to English.

In her free time, she enjoys interior design and photography.