The practice’s mission is “kind, holistic health care with a community spirit”. Our philosophy is to support and empower the patients to make choices to promote self-care. Selection of the right team members, whose personal philosophy aligned with the practice’s, ensured that patients would be treated with kindness.
Collaboration with the patients, team members and the local community has been the key for the growth of the service and satisfaction of all involved.
Dr. Maureen Ryan
Dr Maureen Ryan studied at Sydney University. She moved to Tasmania to study Medicine and stayed on to complete her General Practice training. Maureen has worked in various places throughout Australia, including remote Aboriginal communities. Maureen has particular interests in Chronic Diseases, Mental Health, Acute Medicine, Preventative Health and Medical Education. Maureen is also now an accredited acupuncture practitioner and delights in adding this ancient and proven treatment to her broad range of skills.
Dr. Nurman Noor
Dr Nurman completed Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) University of Wollongong, Diploma of Child Health (DCH) Westmead Children’s Hospital, Member of Australian Institute of Dermatology. Dr Nurman Noor joined Cygnet Family Practice in 2017 after finishing his residency in Sydney and a general practice stint in Burnie. His professional interests include dermatology, mental health, and LGBTIQ health. On his spare time, he enjoys baking, cake decorating, and perusing through a farmer’s market or an antique store.
Dr. Rachel Jaeger
Dr Rachel studied Medicine at the University of Tasmania, graduating in 2016. She subsequently worked in hospitals in Launceston and Ballarat, before moving to Dover for General Practice training. Rachel enjoys working in all aspects of general practice. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, music and exploring Tasmania.
Dr. Angela Lewis
Dr Ang completed her medical degree with honours at the University of New South Wales and went on to complete a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Launceston General Hospital as well as General Practice training in Newcastle. After many years working as a GP in Lake Macquarie, Ang and Simon decided to move their young family to beautiful Cygnet. Ang enjoys the diversity of general practice and in her spare time loves bushwalking and camping with Simon and the kids.
Dr. Simon McCluskey
Dr Simon graduated from the University of New South Wales, going on to complete further clinical training in Launceston and Newcastle. Simon is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a Diploma in Child Health. Simon enjoys the diversity of general practice and is excited to be joining the caring team at Cygnet Family Practice as well as moving to such a beautiful part of the world with Angie and the kids.
Dr. Catherine Browne
Dr Catherine Browne grew up in Tasmania and qualified from the University of Tasmania. She lived and worked in NSW, UK, WA and Queensland. She has particular interests in Women’s Health, Paediatrics and Mental Health and also has experience with Aged Care and Palliative Care. She has recently moved back to Tasmania with her husband and they have settled in Woodbridge. They have 3 adult children who live interstate and overseas. Dr Catherine Browne’s qualifications are: MB,BS, FRACGP Dip, Child Health.
Dr. Heather Kelly
Dr Mehrdad Abbasianasl
Welcome to Dr. Mehrdad Abbasianasl (pronounced Me-dad). He will be working Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. He has a special interest in helping people with chronic pain, palliative care and chronic conditions. He comes highly recommended and is known for his caring and dedication.
Dr. Mehrdad is also an incredible photographer, you can view his work here.
Dr Nikki Randriamahefa
Nikki is excited to join the team at Cygnet Family Practice. She completed her medical degree at the University of Tasmania in 2016 and spent two years at the Royal Hobart Hospital prior to starting out in general practice at a community based health service in Hobart. Approaching healthcare from a physical, emotional, spiritual and community perspective is central to Nikki’s practice. She has three children and enjoys family, friends, running, camping and sunshine on her shoulders.
Nurse Practitioner/MANAGING DIRECTOR
Juliet is a Registered Nurse with 40 years experience in a diverse range of settings including Emergency Nursing and Spinal and Aquired brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. Juliet trained in London and moved to Tasmania in 1988 She has a Master of Nursing degree from the University of Tasmania, Juliet lives locally. Her health interests are in; maintaining a healthy community, caring for our Elders and supporting health students in professional experience settings. She enjoys reading and riding her motorcycle.
Anna is a Registered Nurse who is experienced in working in a variety of settings including aged care, unit management, and transition care programs rehabilitating patients back into their homes. Anna also has an arts degree with a major in psychology and has worked in management roles with a human resources focus and is currently working as a peer support for the Tasmanian Emergency services. Anna is also currently working with Ambulance Tasmania as a registered Paramedic. She enjoys working in all regions of beautiful Tasmania to provide both acute and holistic care to those in need.
Jane has been a Registered Nurse for 30 years and has been working in General Practice for over ten years. After initially training in a hospital, she studied at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia and gained a Bachelor of Nursing. Previously she worked in Dialysis and remote Aboriginal communities. Jane is a Nurse Immuniser, which means she can give immunisations and childhood immunisations. She specialises in “Well Womens Health Checks”, which includes pap smears and breast checks. Also has extra training in wound care and health assessments
Chris is our registered nurse and midwife who has spent the last 5 years working with the Hobart Midwifery Group Practice. Chris is interested in community education, and especially in working with women and their families who are planning additions to their family, expecting a baby, and also during the busy time after birth . Chris has spent years working in very remote parts of Aboriginal Australia where he learnt the value of preventive health.
Vicky is our Scottish registered nurse. She worked for 15 years in Scotland working as a Senior Nurse in an Elderly rehabilitation hospital.
Since coming to Tasmania 13 years ago, Vicky has been working in general practice where she has an interest in chronic disease management. Vicky enjoys the holistic health care approach during health assessments and care plans.
Vicky has just moved to Cygnet with her family and is looking forward to getting to know the Cygnet community and exploring the beautiful area.
Heather specialises in helping people with pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes and those above their most comfortable weight. She is passionate about helping people to believe in themselves and to love and respect who they are. Heather takes a holistic approach to well-being through preventative approaches.
Dr Tracy Spencer-Lloyd
Tracy has over thirty year’s experience delivering therapeutic interventions with adults, children, couples and families, and lived and worked throughout Australia in many rural and remote areas, including the Huon Valley. She is a Registered Psychologist, a senior EAP Counsellor and Mindfulness Facilitator. More recently she has trained in the delivery of psychological services using Telehealth and is excited by the accessibility and comfort this way of working can offer to people. She is passionate about helping people to identify their own strengths and supporting them to build on these to respond to the challenges life may bring.
Areas of expertise:
- Stress, depression, anxiety and other difficult psychological conditions
- Addiction Counselling
- Trauma Recovery, including sexual abuse, violence, grief and loss
- Couple Therapy
- Play therapy for children
- Mindfulness practices and courses
- Trauma informed, Strengths-based counselling
Tim is a nationally qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. With Over 25 years intensive experience running clinics throughout Australia, Tim combines the use of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese herbal medicine to treat chronic and acute medical conditions.
After completing two degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tim has worked and studied around the world providing health care to everyone from elite athletes to working in the hospital system of China and has been involved in clinics from New York and the Rocky Mountains of the USA, to regional and remote areas of Australia.
Since 2014, Tim has provided a combination of mobile clinics in remote areas of the Australian outback with a number of clinics throughout Tasmania. The desire to give remote and regional areas access to world class services has been a key focus and since 2019 Tim has been working with SETAC (South East Tasmanian Aboriginal corporation) as a focus for providing effective health care to the local Aboriginal community.
As of 2021, Cygnet Family Practice in regional Tasmania will combine with Tim to offer Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to achieve a complimentary and integrative approach to Health and Wellbeing.
Alison has over 30 years’ experience working as a clinical physiotherapist and teaching at the University of Sydney. Alison‘s business – Cygnet Physio is a private practice treating all musculoskeletal conditions including: back pain, neck pain and headaches, vertigo and vestibular problems, muscle strains, joint pain and arthritis, post op rehab, work-place and sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, DVA and Medicare referrals through Care Plans and TCA (physio referral).