OUR TEAM

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.

Doctors

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)

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.

NB. Dr Noor will not be taking on new patients for the time being (27/8/2021)

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. Jo

Dr Jo went to university in Melbourne, and then moved to Sydney for Medical school, graduating in 2016. She stayed in NSW working in the hospital system for a couple of years, and then moved to Darwin for some time, before deciding to make Tasmania her home. She started her general practice training in Bellerive, and is looking forward to continuing in Cygnet. She likes all aspects of general practice, but has a special interest in women and children’s health, LGBTQI health (having completed the Sydney Child Health Program in 2019 and the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health in 2021), as well as preventative care. In her spare time she enjoys walking her cheeky kelpie, camping, and reading.

Dr. Saranga

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.

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioner/MANAGING DIRECTOR

Kerrie

Kerrie is our nurse practitioner. She is a registered nurse with over 40 years of experience. Kerrie holds post graduate certificates in Intensive care, Midwifery and General Practice Nursing and is an authorised Nurse Immuniser. Kerrie has a Bachelor of Education degree and a Masters in Nursing Science. As a nurse practitioner, her role is to support you to stay well and healthy by providing you with a yearly health check. Kerrie focues on your health and well-being and checks for risk factors which can cause you disease. She can prescribe medications, refer to specialists, order blood tests and x-rays and ultrasounds, and assess and diagnose many medical conditions.

Nurses

Registered Nurse

Juliet

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.

Registered Nurse Anna
Registered Nurse

Anna

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.

Registered Nurse Jane
Registered Nurse

Jane

 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

Registered Nurse Vicky
Registered Nurse

Vicky

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. 

Allied Health

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.

Alison Viner

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).

Angus Thompson

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

 

Reception Staff

Margie

Rebecca

Beth

Karyn

Practice Management

Administration

Jasmin

Administration

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If you would like to know about employment opportunities, please contact Kerrie Duggan for a confidential discussion by emailing to: reception@cygnetfamilypractice.com.au.

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