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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. He has worked previously as a 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 bought the practice in November 2018.

Originally from Melbourne, he is an alumnus of the University of Melbourne and RMIT. He moved to Canberra in 2001 and spent two years in Solomon Islands prior to studying medicine.  He has been back to Honiara a few times to dust off his pidjin, and in October 2018 briefly returned to the Pacific as Locum in Port Vila, Vanuatu. He has three children aged 11, 8 and 3 and lives locally.

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 (Currently on maternity leave)

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. 

ON MATERNITY LEAVE FROM MAY 2019 - GOOD LUCK DR WILLIAMS!

Dr Justin Friedman

MChD, B Med.Sci. (Hons)

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Dr Justin Friedman is our talented GP Registrar who started with us in February 2019.

A Medical Graduate of the Australian National University in 2016, he joins us having completed his internship and residency at Canberra and Calvary Hospitals, including rotations in Emergency, Ear Nose Throat/Maxillofacial Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, Paediatrics and Rehabilitation.

He previously completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (with Honours) at the University of New South Wales in 2011, and has also worked in data management.  A keen player of touch football, netball and cricket, he is keen and capable of seeing all types of patients.

Dr Aung Lynn

Dr Aung Lynn is our latest GP Registrar who started with us in May 2019. He graduated with his medical degree from ANU in 2014 and continued to work at Canberra Hospital before entering general practice training. He has experience in various surgical specialties and worked as an orthopaedics registrar in 2017. Prior to studying medicine in Canberra, he completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Queensland in 2009, majoring in Biomedical Science and Neuroscience. He has special interests in musculoskeletal and sports medicine and mental health but also sees all other areas of general practice.

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