Our Doctors

The Specialist Medical Centre General Practitioners has been an integral part of the local health community and was established over 38 years ago by Dr John Arena.

Given our location in the heart of North Ryde, we welcome corporate workers, domestic and international travelers, university students and residents of the North Ryde & Macquarie Park surrounding suburbs to our Practice.

At The Specialist Medical Centre, we encourage a positive doctor-patient relationship and hope that your experience as a patient from your first appointment is positive. We allow 10 minutes for a standard consultation, with longer appointments available upon request.

Emphasis is placed on preventative healthcare, good communication with treating specialists & allied health professionals & maximising technology to promote effective communication.

All doctors undergo quality assurance & continuing medical education as directed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. All Doctors at the practice endeavor to have an understanding of the expanding available therapies to treat medical conditions. Maintaining medical education is a welcome challenge.

The Doctors at the specialist medical centre have a good rapport with each other & are willing to liaise & learn form each other when possible. We welcome any suggestions patients may have to improve our practice & we encourage patients input into their medical management.

For a friendly local doctor you can trust servicing North Ryde, Macquarie Park, Ryde, East Ryde, West Ryde, Denistone East, Marsfield, Eastwood, Lane Cove, Lane Cove North, Lane Cove West, Gladesville and all surrounding regions, call our team at The Specialist Medical Centre General Practitioners on (02) 9878 2191 to book an appointment today.



Dr Perera is a graduate of Monash University with honours. Earlier in his career he was an emergency registrar and has worked at Concord, Westmead and Blacktown emergency departments. 

Dr Perera is passionate about general practice and loves to promote a holistic approach to diagnosis and management. His special interests include geriatrics, sports and exercise medicine, mental health, diabetes and obesity management.  He undertook a year long thesis in the field of diabetes. Dr Perera has undergone additional training in mental health and is FPS accredited (focused psychological strategies) allowing him to regularly provide CBT, acceptance and other counselling services to patients.

He still engages in high level sports. His sporting achievements include:  National finalist in powerlifting in 2017 and playing Sydney grade cricket.  His other hobbies include building computers, all things home theatre and watching movies.