Family practice to call Clinic home

NUGGETS Family Practice will be moving to the new Snowy River GP Super Clinic in the coming months under the new name of Jindabyne Medical Practice.

Jindabyne Medical Practice will offer comprehensive primary health care to service the needs of the local community and tourist population.

The move will be in the capable hands of Dr Cath Newman who has operated as a GP in Jindabyne for the past 15 years and holds a Masters Degree in Skin Cancer.

The Practice recently announced that Dr Clara Lambooij has now joined as a Practice Partner.

Dr Lambooij who trained in The Netherlands has been living and working in the Snowy Mountains since 2007 and has special interest is in Women's and Child Health.

Practice care is supported by Dr Aditya Mallik, Dr Tristyn Lowe, Dr Tanya Robertson (part-time GP in Jindabyne and Medical Director of GP Liaison Unit at Canberra Hospital), as well as three nurses - Danni Ryan, Jackie Eyles and Wendy Frize.

Practice Manager, Sally Simson will keep things on track with the support of her administration team.

Bulkbilling will continue to be offered to local children under 16 and local aged and disability pensioners.

The new practice will operate Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm all year round (commencing in June 2014). Hours will be extended during our busy winter season and announced at a later date.

What services can the Jindabyne Medical Practice offer you? Women's Health services, child heath and Immunisation Clinic travel medicine, skin cancer checks, minor surgical procedures, dressings and wound care, employment medicals, sports injury management, limited X ray service.

Speciality Clinics: A Primary health care clinic - run by registered nurse, Danni operates on a weekly basis and focuses on Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease and other chronic illnesses and lifestyle issues; The Wednesday Room is a nurse led clinic that focuses on providing a sexual health service, an adolescent health clinic and pap smear service; These services are Bulk-billed.

Visiting health professionals: Sports Physician, Dr Jeni Saunders visits regularly - generally on a monthly basis in summer and weekly basis in winter; Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Matthew Nott consults on a quarterly basis; Snowy Mountains Ultrasound, a service run by Nina Tillet generally available fortnightly; Exercise Physiologist, Kate Greenwood consults on an "as needs" basis; Psychologists, Linda Carter is available three days a week and Dr Annie Woodhouse is available on a fortnightly.

Call the Practice for more information on any of these services on 6457 1221.

The Jindabyne Medical Practice will be relocating to the new Snowy River GP Super Clinic at 5 Thredbo Terrace, Jindabyne within the next two months.

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