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.
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. 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. Sam Wyton
Dr Samantha Wyton studied medicine at the University of Tasmania, graduating in 2013. She has a special interest in child, adolescent and perinatal health and has experience in paediatrics, emergency medicine, orthopaedics and plastic surgery. Sam is also interested in medical education and teaches 2nd year medical students at the University of Tasmania.
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.
Lyn is our nurse practitioner, and a registered nurse with 40 years experience in many areas. Lyn holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, an Advanced Diploma of Business Management, an Advanced Diploma in Community Services (Aged Care work), and is a Nurse Immuniser. Lyn has a Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing, and a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner). As a nurse practitioner Lyn enjoys the challenges of everyday general practice and sees herself as a ‘generalist’ practitioner. Lyn has much experience with women’s health, and her years of experience have assisted with all areas of health across the lifespan. Lyn enjoys assisting people with their health care needs, and loves to educate people about their health needs.
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 Nurisng 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.
Lizette is a Registered Nurse working in emergency at the Royal Hobart Hospital and now also at Cygnet Family Practice. Lizette believes in empowering communities in their journey towards better health and quality of life- physically, mentally and spiritually. Between shifts, Lizette likes horse riding and getting outdoors.
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 work with the Hobart Midwifery Group Practice. Chris is interested in community education, and have run many classes, such as antenatal classes. 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 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.