Mrs Mariame Iraki

Mrs Mariame Iraki

Mariame holds a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Doctorate of Pharmacy and has completed further training in health coaching, science of weight management and sport nutrition. She speaks several languages, including English, French and Arabic.

Mariame is experienced in a range of clinical conditions and has a good understanding of diet-disease relationships. She is qualified to provide strategies and motivation to address health concerns including diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, weight management and food intolerance, as well as general lifestyle and healthy eating advice. She has a special interest in food intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and weight management. She provides patients with individual meal plans that meet their nutritional requirements while fitting into their lifestyle and family needs.

DR Andrew Palfreman

Dr Andrew Palfreman

BAppSc BPPM MBBS FRACGP

Director

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Dr Andrew Palfreman graduated from the Australian National University Medical School in 2009. After his hospital years, he worked as Registrar at Winnungah Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service and Interchange General Practice and became a Fellow of the RACGP in 2014. He was lucky to work briefly at Watson in 2015 with Dr Phillip Toua prior to his passing, then moved back to IGP to be Clinical Director for 2 years. In 2017 he returned to Watson as Clinical Director, then purchased the practice in November 2018. To quote Victor Kiam of the Remington Company: “I liked it so much, I bought the company”.

Originally from Melbourne, he is an alumnus of the University of Melbourne and RMIT. He moved to Canberra in 2001 to work in the APS and spent two years in Solomon Islands prior to studying medicine at the ANU.  He has been back to Honiara a few times to dust off his pidjin, and in October 2018 he briefly returned to the Pacific as a GP Locum in Port Vila, Vanuatu. He has three children aged 11, 7 and 2.

While interested in general medicine, he has specific interests in opiate replacement therapy, chronic disease, pain management, men’s health and Indigenous health.

 

Dr Lynda Newman

Dr Lynda Newman

MBBS DRANZCOG FRACGP

Dr Newman obtained her medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 1991, completed her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1994 and her Fellowship in General Practice in 1998.

Dr Newman moved to Canberra in 2002 and worked at Calvary Hospital Emergency Department for 14 years until returning to general practice in 2016.

Dr Newman’s interests are preventative health care (keeping patients well so they do not have to go to the emergency department!), complex medical conditions and women’s health. Dr Newman has a special interest in the health of women and men aged 45 to 55 because of the unique life challenges, in particular the health issues of menopausal women. Dr Newman is credentialed to insert implanon, Mirena IUD’s and copper IUD’s.

Outside of her clinical work Dr Newman enjoys the outdoors – bushwalking, backcountry skiing and our beautiful local coast. Dr Newman has 4 children aged 15 to 22.

 

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Dr Gillian Riley

Dr Gillian Riley

BSc B Asian Studies MBBS FRACGP DRANZCOG (Adv)

 

Dr Riley graduated in medicine from ANU in 2007 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2012.  She has practised in rural and urban practices throughout NSW.  She enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has a particular interest in women's and children's health, sexual health, antenatal care and breastfeeding medicine.  She is trained in the insertion of all contraceptive devices including Implanon, Mirena and copper IUDs. 

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Dr Kasey-Lea Williams

Dr Kasey-Lea Williams

MBBS (ANU) DCH B. Med Sc (Flinders) FRACGP

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Dr Williams graduated from the Australian National University in 2008. She did her internship at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide in 2009 and went on to do a Diploma in Child Health in 2010.  She was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2016. Earlier (2002) she completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at Flinders University and has an Honours Degree in Science.

Dr Williams has practiced as a GP Registrar in Adelaide, Darwin, and Brisbane. She has special interests in child health and dermatology including skin excisions. 

Jessika Morris

Jessika Morris

Practice Manager

Jessika is our highly capable practice manager, having worked in several general practices for several years prior to joining Watson in 2017.

She runs a tight ship as administrator and keeps the doctors running as close to time as possible, reminding them that a patient’s time is just as valuable as that of the clinician’s! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Yinan Zhang

MBBS

 

Unfortunately our Registrar Dr Zhang has had to leave for family health reasons in late November - we wish her all the best.

In February 2019 we will welcome our new Registrar, Dr Justin Friedman.