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Dr Andrew Fair

Dr Andrew Fair

Andrew Fair has been a Medical Practitioner working in General Practice for over 28 years. His special interests include paediatrics, preventative and early diagnostic medicine and the treatment of depressive illness in general practice. Andrew has also been a Minister of Religion for 15 years and currently is the Associate Minister/Head of Staff and Chairman at the Door of Hope Christian Church. Andrew’s other interests include leadership development in the not for profit, church and business sector. He also currently holds a number of Directorships and is the Chairman of two not for profit organisations.

Dr Jane Fuller

Dr Jane Fuller

Dr Fuller joined the practice in 1999. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and is particularly interested in geriatrics.

Dr Paul Hanson

Dr Paul Hanson

Dr Hanson has postgraduate training in a wide variety of presentations to general practice. He is competent in the full breadth of medical problems. He has an interest in training medical students and young doctors. He keeps fit by walking and riding a push bike.

Dr Felicity Wivell

Dr Felicity Wivell

Dr Wivell has worked in general practice in Launceston since 1988. She spent 3 years working in the UK. Her interests are women’s health and medical education.

Dr Toby Gardner

Dr Toby Gardner

Dr Gardner was raised and trained in Queensland, and spent a number of years working in rural Qld, before relocating to Launceston in 2006 to raise his young family.  He enjoys and works across all areas of Medicine, and is actively involved in the training and examining of young doctors at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Along with Dr Paul Hanson, he holds a part-time appointment with UTAS where he is involved in teaching Emergency Medicine.

Dr Rob Van der Vlist

Dr Rob Van der Vlist

Dr Van der Vlist has been part of this practice since 1984.  Over the last 15 years he has reduced his consulting hours.  He has a special interest in counseling and support.

Dr Stuart Guest

Dr Stuart Guest

Dr Guest has worked in General Practice since 1989, mostly in Launceston.  Special interests include dermatology and sports medicine.  He is an accredited scuba examiner and a keen fisherman.

Dr Helen Parkes

Dr Helen Parkes

Dr Parkes graduated from Flinders University, S.A., in 1984 and has worked in 4 Australian states as a GP. She has been in Launceston since 1996.

Dr Michael Fox

Dr Michael Fox

Dr Fox was born in Queensland and trained there as a physiotherapist before moving to Tasmania. After working for 20 years as a physiotherapist he returned to university and completed his medical degree at UTAS. He has an ongoing interest in musculo-skeletal problems and has also published research in probiotics. He keeps active by mountain biking and rock climbing.

Dr Andrew Hodson

Dr Andrew Hodson

Dr Hodson trained in Victoria and worked in emergency medicine, then rural general practice. In 1994, he moved to Tasmania and continued in general practice, as well as teaching at the UTAS School of Medicine.

Dr Graham Poole

Dr Graham Poole

Dr Poole has worked in general practice, obstetrics, paediatrics and refugee health in Tasmania and NSW, including Newstead Medical in 2011 and 2012. Between 2012 to 2016, he was Medical Director of a mission hospital for women and children in South Sudan. Special interests include the health of families, the care of refugees, the journey of faith and the challenge of marathons!

Dr Heidi Dreiling

Dr Heidi Dreiling

Dr Dreiling joined Newstead Medical in January 2018. She graduated from UTAS a long time ago and then spent 20 years in Queensland before returning to Tasmania. After spending 3 years on Tasmania’s West Coast she moved back to Launceston in 2018. Dr Dreiling enjoys the breadth of general practice, is married with a grown family and enjoys travel, reading and dachshunds. 

Dr Johanna Wilson

Dr Johanna Wilson

Dr Wilson graduated from UTAS in 2006 after studying at the three clinical schools (Hobart,  Burnie and Launceston). Dr Wilson has previously worked at the LGH part time in a variety of areas and has been in General Practice since 2015.

Dr Boon Sie

Dr Boon Sie

Dr Sie joined Newstead Medical in January 2018. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010, completing the majority of his clinical training in Melbourne before moving to Launceston in 2017. Dr Sie has particular interests in men’s, women’s and sexual health.

Dr Georgia Bavin

Dr Georgia Bavin

Dr Bavin returned to Newstead Medical in August 2018 having previously worked here in 2017. Prior to this she has worked in the hospital system for three years. She has a particular interest in women’s health.

Dr James Tan

Dr James Tan

Dr Tan joined Newstead Medical in February 2018. After graduating from The University of Queensland – UQ in 2009, he worked in Emergency and Orthopaedics, before relocating with his family to Launceston. Dr Tan is interested in all areas of General Practice.

Dr Karinna Fyfe

Dr Karinna Fyfe

Dr Fyfe joined Newstead Medical in February 2018. Prior to this she worked in hospital-based medicine in Victoria for 3 years. She has a particular interest in paediatrics and women’s health. Away from medicine she is a keen runner and recently tackled her first marathon.

Dr Harshad Naik

Dr Harshad Naik

Dr Naik moved from Mumbai, India to Australia 8 years ago and has worked in various hospitals in Australia covering a broad range of specialities. He has also worked as a general practitioner in rural Victoria before moving to Launceston. He has a particular interest in skin cancer. Apart from medicine, Harshad enjoys watching cricket, Bollywood movies and going fishing.

Other Staff

ASHLEY HOOGESTEGER

ASHLEY HOOGESTEGER

Ashley completed a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University in South Australia, and has worked in the UK and Launceston over the last 6 years. She has a particular interest in diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, weight loss and mental health.

Sue Brown

Sue Brown

Sue is a Speech and Language Pathologist who works with children and adults. She graduated from Lincoln Institute, Melbourne, with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) and has a Graduate Certificate of Education in Language and Literacy from UTAS.

Sue enjoys working with people who have challenges with communication, literacy and swallowing. 

Mrs Cassie Scolyer

Mrs Cassie Scolyer

GENERAL MANAGER

Cassie joined our staff in 2004 and has over 20 years' experience in the medical administration field. She enjoys working in a practice that encourages ongoing education and provides a supportive environment for the whole team.

Mrs Emma Allison

Mrs Emma Allison

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Emma joined our team in January 2008. She has completed a Diploma of Business and a Diploma of Human Resources, has over 10 years' experience in the medical administration field and 15 years' experience in the customer service industry.

Ms Judith Fox

Ms Judith Fox

NURSE MANAGER

Judith is a Registered Nurse who joined our team in February 2010. Judith has previously worked in paediatrics and community nursing.