Dr Gellia & Dr Balaraman

Dundas Street, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland SR6 0AB
Monkwearmouth Health Centre

Practice Team

You may see either of the Doctors for general medical care but we recommend seeing the same Doctor for an ongoing problem whenever possible.  Please state your preference at the time of booking and allow for holidays and shift patterns.

The Practice Manager and Administrative Team are available to help with any queries you may have about the Practice and the services we offer.  All Staff are bound by rules of confidentiality.  There is usually a vacant room in the surgery where patients can speak privately by request to a member of staff.


Dr Karthik Gellia (male)
(1997 Tamil Nadu, India)

Dr Ranjani Balaraman (female)
(2000 Tamil Nadu, India)

Dr Sian Firth (female)
(1996 Newcastle upon Tyne)

Nurse Practitioner

Marie Mallan

Practice Nurse

Angela Lockyear

Karol Henderson

Rebecca Shields

Healthcare Assistants

Hannah Fraser

Attached Community Staff

Deborah Porter
Community Matron

District Nursing Sister

Lynette White
Community Midwife

Julia Watson
Health Visitor

Michelle Bramwell
Palliative Care Nurses

Practice Manager

Wendy Page,  BSc(Hons), CIPD

Medical Administrative Team

Debora Hunter
Irene Simpson
Hannah Fraser
Jessica Fraser
Claire Smith
Adele Nelson

Practice Pharmacist

Kelly Swinburne