Meet Our Team – MediBrain

Meet Our Team

“MediBrain have been a tower of strength for me during difficult times – secretaries, doctors, nurses, everyone”. L.H.

Senior Practitioners

Dr. Natalie Krapivensky - Clinical Psychiatrist

Medical Director

Dr. Natalie Krapivensky is a clinical psychiatrist with special interest in:

  • Hormones and the brain
  • Brain Assessment
  • Memory Problems
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Sleep Disorders
Dr.Krapivensky is a psychiatrist and an accredited and experienced independent medical examiner and impairment assessor for WorkSafe and TAC  providing comprehensive detailed reports to insurers and legal reports with 20 years of experience in clinical, research and academic psychiatry.  
Natalie works with insurers, self insurers,  comcare and firms on WorkSafe legal panel. 
She has particular expertise in the following areas:
  • Eligibility assessments
  • Bullying and harassment and adjustment disorder
  • Pain, physical injury and psychiatric diagnosis
  • Relationship between injury and mental illness, 
  • Discerning non-work related contributing factors  
  • Stress and trauma
  • Return to work and work capacity
  • Expert witness opinions 
Dr Krapivensky is a Member of Australian College of Legal Medicine and Medicolegal Society of Victoria

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Dr Jaya Reddy - Clinical Psychiatrist

Dr. Jaya Reddy (MBBS, MMed(Psy), PhD, FRANZCP) provides a clinical psychiatric services and has special interests:
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • ADHD
  • PTSD and co-existing physical and psychiatric illnesses.

Jaya comes to us with extensive experience from ACT Health where he practiced as a Consultant Psychiatrist.  Jaya was also a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University.

He obtained his PhD from the University of New South Wales.

Dr Reddy is part of our new Rapid Referral Team and is available to take appointments on short notice, usually within a week of enquiry.

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Dr Linda Schachter - Sleep & Respiratory Physician

Dr Schachter is a prominent Melbourne sleep physician who leads the sleep team in our  fully accredited sleep disorders unit - The MediSleep Clinic.  She has 17 years of experience as a Sleep and Respiratory Physician with extensive expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders.

She is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australasian Sleep Association, American Sleep Association, American Thoracic Society, the Obesity Society of Australia and New Zealand and is a clinical committee member of the Australian Sleep Association (ASA).

Linda has long-term research interest in the effects of obesity on sleep apnoea, lung function, and asthma and the effects of weight-loss on these conditions.  Her expertise in assessment and management of sleep disorders offer patients with mental health problems.

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Dr. Andrey Brodsky - Physician

Dr Andrey Brodsky - MD, AMC, FRACGP
General Practice Physician

Dr Brodsky is an experienced physician with extensive  expertise in sleep disorders and preventative health. 

Andrey has over 20 years General Practice experience and has been the general physician in the MediSleep Clinic as part of the Sleep Evaluation Program since 2008. 

Working closely with our Technical Scientists and Sleep Physicians, Andrey provides the initial diagnostic assessment of sleep problems as the foundation for recommending the most suitable treatment options for our sleep disorder patients.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice and Member of the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine and the North Western Division of General Practice.

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