Welcome to Crown Medical Centre Figtree

Encapsulated within the newly renovated Figtree Grove shopping complex, Crown Medical Centre Figtree is the premier family practice and medical centre for the people of Wollongong’s western suburbs and Figtree.


General health assessments

Preventative health screening

Blood pressure & cholesterol screening

Chronic disease management

Asthma management

Insurance Medicals

Pre-employment and Periodical Medicals (including instant urine drug testing and alcohol breath testing)

Smoking cessation & advice

INR testing

Minor skin surgery

Cryotherapy (Freezing)

On-site skin cancer checks

Joint injections

Ear syringing

Mental health advice & care plans

ECG (heart test)

Spirometry (breathing test)

Sports injuries


Implanon (insertion & removal)

IUD including Mirena (insertion and removal)

Wound care & dressings

Diet & lifestyle advice & support

Yellow Fever Injections (Travel Medicine Accredited Centre)


Children’s Health

Pap tests

Breast examinations


Urinary incontinence, management & cure

Pelvic muscle assessments & fluid balance

Contraception options

Pregnancy options & counselling

STI screening

Nurse practitioners

Prostate checks

Mental health advice

Sexual health

Newborn assessment

Childhood immunisations

Developmental assessments

3-5 year old health assessments

Adolescent health

Comprehensive health checks for eligible patients are available.

Assessment includes but not limited to:


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health assessment

45-49 year olds health check

40-49 year old diabetes risk assessment

75+ year health check

Healthy kids check

Instant drug and alcohol testing

Please call for further information regarding booking and pricing of these services.

On-site facilities

On-site Pathology

Med Lab Pathology provides onsite pathology collection services,

during the following hours:

Monday to Friday :

8.00am – 12.30pm

1.30pm – 4.30pm


8.00am – 12.00pm

Closed Sunday

Meet our Doctors

Dr Steffan Eriksson

Dr Steffan Eriksson

Specialising in Sports Medicine

Dr Steffan Eriksson has been working as a doctor in Wollongong for most of the last 17 years with interests in sports medicine, children's health & chronic disease management. In addition, he has spent 3 years in the UK working full-time in Adult Psychiatry.

Dr Simon Leslie

Dr Simon Leslie

Specialising in Emergency Medicine & Sports Medicine

Simon has worked as a doctor in the Illawarra for 35 years. He has broad experience across many fields of medicine having been an emergency department Medical Director and a hospital based multi-skilled medical officer as well as a general practitioner. He was the founding medical officer for the Illawarra Steelers and for many years was the medical writer for Tracks magazine and FHM. He has particular interests in complex medical diagnosis, medical education, Aboriginal health, emergency medicine, dermatology, and sports, travel and environmental medicine. When not working he likes to surf and to travel in support of remote expeditions.

Dr. Penny Croker

Dr. Penny Croker

General Practitioner

Dr Croker holds a Fellowship with the Royal College of General Practitioners.

She graduated at The University of Sydney in 1985 and is one of our leading female doctors.

Dr Croker worked in New Zealand for 7 years , returning to Australia in 2012 to work as a GP in Warrawong.

Dr Croker is interested in all aspects of general practice and is known for her high quality care she consistently provides to all her patients.

She is available Monday – Friday by appointment

Dr Ajayta Jayswal

Dr Ajayta Jayswal

General Practitioner

Dr Jayswal has a broad range of quality experience and aims to provide complete family doctor care to her patients which often include the whole family. Having lived in the UK for an extended period of time, Dr Jayswal trained in the UK and qualified as a surgeon (MRCS) and as a General Practitioner (MRCGP). She also holds a diploma in Family and Sexual & Reproductive health (DFSRH).
Dr Jayswal has special interest in:
- Skin cancer and other minor surgery (such as excision of skin lesions, cysts, lumps, nail surgery etc)
- Skin checks (including for skin cancer)
- Pap smears, breast exams
- Contraception: IUD (Mireya) insertions & Implanon(rod)

Dr Samer Elhafi

Dr Samer Elhafi

General Practitioner

Dr Elhafi holds a Fellowship with the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Elhafi speaks Arabic and currently works every Tuesday at our practice.

He has many years of experience in general practice and provides good quality care to all his patients.

Dr Rakesh Bahl

Dr Rakesh Bahl

General Practitioner

Dr Rakesh Bahl holds a Fellowship with the Royal College of General Practitioners and has a Diploma in Dermatology.

Dr Bahl speaks hindi urdu and Punjabi. and currently works every Saturday at our practice.

He has many years of experience in general practice and prides himself in providing good quality care to all his patients.

Dr Yusufali Khalfan

Dr Yusufali Khalfan

General Practitioner


Dr Khalfan is our locum doctor and helps out throughout the year.

He has many years of experience in general practice and is known for his caring and kind nature.

Dr Khalfan enjoys all aspects of general practice and his availability can be found online at various times.

Meet our team

At Crown Medical Figtree we have a fantastic team of qualified registered nurses who provide excellent support to our doctors and patients. Their high quality standards and experience is evident in the multi-tasking they perform on a daily basis and the care they provide to their patients.


Our Practice Nurses


Kelly Llewellin


Amanda Kupronow


Alina Eriksson


Haley Ruiz

Edith Melgarejo

Edith Melgarejo

Nurse Practitioner

Edith runs a womens health clinic at our practice every Saturday morning.

Her specialities include pap smears, breast examinations, contraceptive management, urinary incontinence and infection,pregnancy planning and postnatal checks

Edith is available by appointment and is known for her expertise and caring nature.

Christina Esser

Christina Esser


Christina is a General Psychologist who has been working in the counselling field for over 30 years. Her interests and experience are in Mental Health, Cross Cultural Psychology and Education. Her experience lies in working with people with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and adjustment and their numerous related complications. Her counselling style is very client centred and eclectric/ integrated, with a focus on assessment, psycho-education, cognitive analysis and restructuring, mindfulness and relaxation. She has additional interests in neuroplasticity, schema focussed therapy and has recently run a successful REACH program for client with depression and mood disorders.

Christina is available by appointment.

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