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, ensures that patients are 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.
Looking to join our team?
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.
NB. Dr Ryan will not be taking on new patients for the time being (27/8/2021)
Saranga completed his medical degree from the University of Tasmania in 2016, and subsequently spent 4 years working towards starting General Practice between the Royal Hobart Hospital and Launceston General Hospital. Since 2021, he has been working as a GP registrar in a community practice in Hobart.
Saranga enjoys all aspect of General Practice and has a particular interest in Paediatric medicine, having worked in the Paediatric department at the Royal Hobart Hospital for 18 months over the course of his training. Saranga has also recently completed the Sydney Child Health Programme (formerly Diploma of Child Health) through the Westmead Children’s Hospital.
In his spare time, Saranga enjoys watching and playing cricket, bushwalking and camping in the Tasmanian outdoors.
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. 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.
Dr. Danny Jones
I completed my medical training in NSW and England, eventually commencing in procedural rural practice in Colac, Victoria in 1987. I spent 22 years there, involving general practice, anaesthetics, obstetrics, hospital inpatient care and ED work. Over this time we raised our four children. In 2009 my wife and I relocated to the south coast of NSW, settling in Moruya and commenced work as a locum GP. Since then I have worked in regional and rural towns in all Australian states, in general practices, aboriginal medical services and small hospitals. In early 2022 we moved back to Victoria to be closer to our four children and now nine grandchildren
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.
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.
Melanie is our English trained registered nurse who moved to Australia in 2010 after completing her Bachelor of Nursing in the UK and has worked in Emergency Departments both in the UK and Australia for the last 15 years. She relocated to Tasmania in September to be close to family and was excited to start work at the Cygnet Family practice with all the new learning opportunities in General Practice. She loves talking to and meeting with new people whilst learning new skills along the way.
Her animals are her passion outside of work with an entourage of her dog, cat, chooks, geese and 2 ponies moving to Tasmania with her ….. we are expecting the animal family to continue to grow!
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.
Consulting Clinical Pharmacist
Angus Thompson is a Consulting Clinical Pharmacist who has worked with the Cygnet Family Practice team for almost 8 years, primarily providing Home Medicines Review (HMR) services.
Angus trained in the UK, moved to Tasmania in 2008 and has over 30 years of experience in various pharmacy roles spanning Community, Hospital, General Practice and Teaching.
As well as undertaking HMRs for us and other General Practices across the Greater Hobart area, Angus works as a Clinical Editor for Primary Health Tasmania and teaches Therapeutics to Pharmacy students at the University of Tasmania.
Angus’s work is driven by a commitment to the principle of Quality Use of Medicines, which is a central objective of Australia’s National Medicines Policy.
Angus’s significant contribution to the pharmacy profession was acknowledged when he was named Tasmanian Pharmacist of the Year in 2017.
You can learn more about Home Medicines Review (HMR) at the link below:
Home Medicines Review (HMR) Information Page
Dr. Kim Tyson
Kim Tyson has been practicing as a physiotherapist for more than 7 years, working across acute hospital and private practice settings. She believes in the importance of improving access to health care services in regional areas, and feels passionately about supporting the community in which she lives.
In addition to musculoskeletal physiotherapy, her areas of special interest include neurological rehabilitation, dizziness and vestibular rehabilitation, and helping people with persistent pain.
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