Doctors

Dr Nicholas Hamilton

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BEcon/BSc MBBS DCH FRACGP
Clinical Director

Brought up on a farm near Toowoomba, Nick first did a degree in science and economics but he knew his real vocation was medicine.  He graduated from The University of Queensland in 2007 and has practiced as a doctor in Canberra over the last 8 years. He has post graduate qualifications in Child and Adolescent Health and in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery. Dr Hamilton’s interest in skin cancer treatment began when he started working for a commercial dermato-pathology laboratory in Brisbane in 2003. He has completed further training on skin cancer and has received a diploma through the Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine in 2012 and a certificate in dermoscopy through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia in 2013. 

 

He is the practice’s Clinical Director and is the primary supervisor for the practice’s GP registrars.

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In his spare time, he enjoys trying to keep up with his 2 young children exploring the parks and playgrounds of Canberra and has just welcomed a new puppy to the family.

“What I enjoy most about being a GP is the great privilege it is to be a part of my patients lives, both through joyous and then also often very difficult times. Patients will sometimes share thoughts and experiences with me that they have only shared with a select few people and trust me with that information because of my profession and the high standard set by colleagues before me and to which I myself strive”

Dr Donna Curnow

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B Med FRACGP

Dr Curnow has twenty five years’ experience in General Practice, working in Hobart and Canberra. She has a special interest in paediatrics, women’s health, preventative care and antenatal shared care. She also works as a medical educator, involved in training the next generation of GPs.

Dr Karan Elliott

FRACGP, DCH, DRANZCOG, MBBS (Hons)

 

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Dr Karan Elliott joins us in 2019 from Sydney, having relocated with her family. Karan graduated with honours from Sydney Uni medical school and has worked in many areas of Australia and overseas – including Kenya, South Africa, Bathurst and Northern Territory (particularly with Indigenous communities). Her honours work included diabetes and she has published articles in this area as well as women’s health.

With a strong background in obstetrics and gynaecology, Karan works in conjunction with all local hospitals and specialists for Antenatal Shared Care. She is also qualified for insertion/removal of IUD (Mirena and copper) and Implanon contraceptive devices. Additional training in paediatrics (Diploma in Child Health) and two toddlers of her own makes Karan a great fit for families. Sexual and fertility/contraceptive medicine are other areas where Karan has post-graduate qualifications and experience, such as the Certificate of Sexual & Reproductive Health. Karan is also a member of the Canberra Transgender Care Network.

Karan sees all presentations and her surgical training has led her to expand her practice to incorporate dermatology (including skin cancer and other skin disease).

Dr Elliott offers medical termination of pregnancy for suitable patients. Patients will be required to have a pelvic ultrasound and blood test (for pregnancy hormone, blood type and blood count). There will be follow up appointment(s) also required. Your estimated out of pocket expenses after Medicare rebates (including medication and ultrasound) will be approximately $250.

These appointments can be booked over the phone or in person.
Please call 02 6248 2600 or discuss with your GP on your next visit.

Dr Stephanie Cheung

 

BSc(Hons) MBBS DCH FRACGP

Stephanie was born in Hong Kong and migrated to New Zealand as a child, with her family.  She did her first degree, in biomedical science, at the University of Auckland.  However, she decided she wanted to “work with people rather than Petrie dishes” and moved to Canberra to study medicine at the ANU.  Stephanie graduated in 2012 and worked as an intern and resident at Canberra Hospital and at a general practice in Bega. She has a Diploma of Child Health and the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health.  Stephanie speaks Cantonese.

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“I have a real passion for palliative care- being with patients facing a terminal illness- being part of that, supporting the patient and the patient’s family.”

Dr Samar Aumarah

FRACGP, MBChB

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Over the last 10 years Dr Aumarah has worked in emergency, obstetrics, palliative care and oncology in hospitals in Western Australia and NSW. More recently she has become a General Practitioner.

She has a particular interest in women and children’s health and is qualified in Mirena implants and removal. “As a mother of a child I understands the challenges of parenting”

Dr Aumarah also does skin checks and minor procedures

Dr David Gregory

MBBS

David graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982, after which he worked in hospitals in Queensland for five years.  He ran his own practice in Port Macquarie for nearly 30 years until relocating to Canberra in 2016.  He has held senior positions in GP organisations and GP training.

He has developed a strong interest in skin cancer management and prevention during the last 30 years. He regularly undergoes training in the skin cancer field to maintain his skills at a high level.

Outside of his clinical work, David plays tennis, has a golf handicap of 13 and is the father of 6 children.

 

Dr Kate Molinari

MBBS DRANZCOG IBCLC FRACGP

Kate grew up in Canberra and graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School in 1999. She has worked as a doctor in Norway. Kate has particular interest in children’s health. 

Lactation consultant

Kate has particular interest in children’s health and has completed a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  She is also a qualified lactation consultant.  She can assist with all aspects of breastfeeding.

Kate is only seeing children and lactation patients at the moment.

Please call: 02 6248 2600 to book an appointment with Dr Molinari.

 

 

A/Prof. Malcolm Moore

MBBS MIH FRACGP

Malcolm worked as a GP obstetrician in Albury for 18 years. He then moved to Nepal where he worked for 4 years with GP trainees and medical students. Returning to Australia, he worked with the Royal Flying Doctor Servicein Broken Hill and was the Local Medical Educator responsible for GP registrars in the district. In addition to his clinical work at East Canberra General Practice, he is Associate Professor of Rural Health at ANU.

A/Prof Susan Wearne

BM PhD MMedSc FACRRM FRACGP MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFFP GCTEd

Susan qualified as a doctor at Southampton University in England, and then completed general practice training in Northamptonshire and back home in Cheshire. She has over 30 years’ experience as a GP, has been a practice owner, and has worked in a variety of settings including the Aboriginal Medical Service in Alice Springs and for the Royal Flying Doctor Service at Ayers Rock Medical Centre. She has extra qualifications in child health, women’s health, family planning, primary health care and medical education. Susan enjoys the variety of general practice and fits the long-acting contraceptives Implanon and the Mirena intra-uterine system.

 

Susan is a Clinical Associate Professor at Australian National University and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles on general practice and medical education. The fourth edition of her textbook ‘Clinical Cases for General Practice Exams’ is in production. She is Senior Medical Adviser at the Commonwealth Department of Health, for the Health Workforce Division which manages general practice training nationally and other programs that promote Australians’ access to qualified health professionals.  

 

Susan’s husband, Tim Henderson, is the eye surgeon at Alice Springs Hospital. Their married daughter lives in England and their son works in Adelaide. Between flights home to Alice, Susan swims, makes clothes, knits, listens to classical music and enjoys the scenery on the lake as she learns to row.

 

Susan consults on Tuesday afternoons, Friday mornings and some weekends, at East Canberra General Practice. 

Dr Jessica Tidemann

MBBS BA

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Jess grew up in Canberra and studied medicine at the Australian National University graduating in 2011. Subsequently, she worked at Canberra, Calvary Bruce, Bega and Goulburn Hospitals as well as the Canberra Sexual Health Centre. She has experience in obstetrics and gynaecology, sexual health and HIV medicine and is very happy to see all patients and presentations. Jess’ passions are women’s health, family planning and pregnancy care but she also enjoys paediatrics. She fits both the contraceptive implant (Implanon) and intrauterine devices (IUDs, copper and Mirena).

Outside of work Jess is kept busy by her young daughter, dog and expansive garden.

Dr Tidemann offers medical termination of pregnancy for suitable patients. Patients will be required to have a pelvic ultrasound and blood test (for pregnancy hormone, blood type and blood count). There will be follow up appointment(s) also required. Your estimated out of pocket expenses after Medicare rebates (including medication and ultrasound) will be approximately $250.

These appointments can be booked over the phone or in person.
Please call 02 6248 2600 or discuss with your GP on your next visit.