I have 30 years experience in general medicine. After graduating in 1986 and serving my internship at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, I was seconded by the Queensland Government to serve as the medical superintendent of Alpha Hospital in remote central Queensland. After 5 years service here I decided to commence training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I was awarded the Gold Medal for the highest marks in the Royal Australian College of O&G first part specialist examination in 1993. During my 6 years of post graduate specialist training in the Queensland Health Service, I served at a number of Queensland Hospital sites, including 4 years at The Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital, and also worked with The Flying Obstetric and Gynaecology Service in rural Queensland.
Since 2000 I have been in private practice at The Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower. During my career I have performed over 5000 procedures, inserted over 3000 Mirena IUD's, published papers related to my area of specialty, given numerous presentations to postgraduate medical meetings, and served on the Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital. I am a clinical tutor for medical students of Queensland Universities affiliated with The Wesley Hospital, and was part of the medical advisory team that assisted the hospital in establishing our Clinical School, which is helping to train the doctors of the future.
In January 2018, I completed training and certification as a clinical trial investigator with Pharmaschool, to bring my clinical research skills up to date with the Good Clinical Practice guidelines of the International Conference of Harmonisation.
My years of experience in my field have given me the insight and knowledge to help patients suffering from heavy painful periods and other conditions find the most suitable solution to their complex problems, and my philosophy is that the patient, properly informed of all the alternatives, will choose the treatment that she feels is most appropriate to her.
My services include:
Colposcopy (for investigation of abnormal smears)
LLETZ procedure and cone biopsy for high grade abnormalities