Dr Elia Botros


We’d like to introduce you to Dr Elia Botros (Elijah), our main General Practitioner. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and a Fellowship Examiner who has been working in General Practice for many years.

Dr Elia finished medical training in 1992 and has been working as a doctor on a full-time basis since then, for 25 years.
He migrated to Australia early in 2001 and soon passed the required AMC exams as well as the fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

He has enjoyed working in Perth, Adelaide, Bendigo and Melbourne. While running his own solo practice in Bendigo, he won the Victorian State Award – 2009 for the Best Solo Practice of the year. He was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

Dr Elia is passionate about providing the best patient health service and continuing care for you. He is approachable and caring, and looks forward to welcoming you to Diggers Rest Medical Centre.

Dr Elia is the father of two beautiful girls and the husband of Mariam Botros who is the senior Dental Therapist and Director of Diggers Rest Dental Practice. For leisure he enjoys music, art, travelling and gardening.

Dr Asif Mahmud


Graduated in 1990 from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. Asif had post graduate training and certification in internal medicine in 1996 from New York, USA.

Since then, he has had extensive experience in general and emergency medicine in USA, UAE and Australia. Asif joined General Practice in 2017. Asif has been working in Kyabram Regional Clinic and the Tongala Clinic. His special interests are Geriatrics and Acute Care Medicine.

Asif is married and has three children; two daughters and a son. He loves the outdoors and spending time with family, bike riding and water sports.

Dr Asif Mahmud photo

Dr Duminda Hewage


Dr Duminda Hewage is an experienced General Practitioner graduated from University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2016. At present he is a fellowship examiner to the college.

Dr Hewage enjoys all aspect of General Practice. He has special interests in emergency medicine, men’s health, preventive medicine and minor skin procedures.

Dr Hewage is married and has two sons. He loves to engage in photography to relax and unwind.

Dr Duminda Hewage




Kasun graduated from RMI in 2012 and has been working in Aged Care, Community and General Practice industries as a clinical manager and registered nurse.


Alisha graduated from RMIT in 2003, and has completed post-graduate studies in Cervical Screening and is an Accredited Nurse Immuniser. She has many years of experience in general practice nursing and enjoys caring for people of all ages.