Dr Lyn


MBBS FRACGP LLB B Asian Studies (Chinese)

Lyn has over 20 years of medical experience including solo general practitioner for 10 years in Brisbane and Sydney; and subsequently in group medical practices in Sydney and Canberra. She also worked in regional medical practice in Central Queensland.

Lyn had a sabbatical from medical practice to gain a law degree at UNSW specialising in refugee law. She subsequently worked for in human rights law for the Attorney General Department and for the Refugee Review Tribunal. She has also worked in a private law firm as a medico-legal lawyer and for the Social Security Tribunal as a Tribunal Member. She has been at the CBD medical practice since 2007.


Lyn has special interest in mental health and is an accredited GP provider of focussed psychological strategies. She works closely with clinical psychologists and psychiatrists to deal with the spectrum of mental health issues. She is experienced in preparing mental health care plans and reviews. Other areas of special interest are Women's Health, Health Assessments, Life Style advice and Holistic Medicine.  Lyn provides GP Management Plans for patients with chronic medical conditions that incorporate medical treatments and lifestyle prescriptions. 


Lyn has been researching the social history of Chinese pioneers of the Northern Territory. Her family is among the earliest Chinese immigrants from 1880 arriving at the time of the Pine Creek gold rush and the building of the railway. Her grandfather was a leading merchant who had business interests in Darwin, Broome, Pine Creek, Sydney, Fiji and Hong Kong. Lyn completed an Asian Studies degree to further her research into the ancestors in China and to better understand her Chinese heritage. 


Lyn is an avid tennis player, swimmer, gym enthusiast and ballroom dancer. She has competed in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, France and the UK in ballroom dancing over the past 5 years. 

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Dr Meredith Rowed

MBBS (Hons)(Syd) BSc (Med)

Meredith has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of general practice with particular interest in women’s health, paediatrics, psychological issues and travel advice.

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Dr Dayna



Dayna is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her beautiful son Angus. She will be returning to CBD Medical Practice, to her regular consulting times in early 2021

Prior to becoming a GP, Dayna worked in a number of areas of medicine including: adult and paediatric acute care, obstetrics/gynaecology and psychiatry (adult and child/adolescent).

Dayna has special interests in women’s health, sexual health, antenatal/obstetrics care, paediatrics and mental health. She has a Diploma of Obstetrics/Gynaecology and is accredited for shared care at RNSH, RPA and St George/Sutherland Hospital.


Dayna also has a Diploma in Child Health. She can insert and remove Implanon (contraceptive implant) and Mirena (intrauterine device).

When Dayna is not at the practice she enjoys spending time with her family, doing yoga and running.

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Dr Vafa Derakshan


Dr Vafa Derakshan has recently joined our practice after working for the last 5 years as a General Practitioner in Penrith. He originally trained in Optometry at UNSW, before completing his MBBS as the University of Notre Dame in Sydney. He had rotations in Psychiatry, Respiratory, Neurology, and Orthopaedics at Nepean Hospital, and Completed his GP training in Western Sydney in 2017. He also has a special interest in Natural Medicine, and has completed several courses including the Australasian Preliminary course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Skin Cancer Medicine through University of Queensland, as well as an interest in Gut health and Microbiome and an observership with the Centre for Digestive Diseases. 

Special Interests: 

  • Natural Medicine

  • Gut Health 

  • Psychiatry