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. 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. 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. Sam Wyton
Dr. Sam studied medicine at the University of Tasmania, graduating in 2013. She has also completed a Diploma of Child Health (2017), Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine (2019) and obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2020. Sam has special interests in palliative care, preventative health (with a weight-neutral approach), and child and perinatal health. Sam is also interested in medical education and holds a Senior Lecturer position supporting Rural and 1st-year medical students at the University of Tasmania, and enjoys co-ordinating valuable placements for medical students in 3rd-5th year at Cygnet Family Practice. In her spare time, she loves getting outside with her husband and two young children.
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.
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 has 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. Chris is currently on leave, sailing as much as possible before selling his boat Fleetwing.
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.