Growing up in North West Tasmania, Jerome relocated to Queensland to study medicine. He returned to Tasmania completing his General Practice training at the Launceston General Hospital, Longford, Smithton and George Town. After spending over 2 years working in a variety of general practices, country hospitals and Emergency Departments across rural and remote Australia he now calls Launceston home.
His special interests include acute and emergency medicine and this is a key reason for establishing the Launceston Medical centre next to the Launceston General Hospital. This was in order to give patients an option for their acute health care needs.
His other interest areas include work cover and sporting injuries for which he assists Tasmanian institute of sport athletes and a number of football teams in the north.
In his spare time, Jerome enjoys playing AFL for Evandale football club and spending time with his young family.
Appointments with Jerome are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Dr Muir Wilson regrets that he is unable to take new patients at this time (excluding sporting injuries – please call the practice to arrange).
Having grown up in Launceston and training in Tasmania, Jackie has experienced a variety of locations across Australia with Jerome. Despite experiencing the beauty of Far north QLD and outback Australia she can see no better place to call home than Launceston.
She felt the best way to put the range of skills into practice was to start a fresh and innovative practice.
Jackie has a passion for womens health, loving to share the journey through a woman’s life including antenatal care, post pregnancy care, and following this through with issues that arise for women later in life. She also enjoys and caring for children and all their health requirements.
Jackie has a keen eye for design and wanted to create a relaxing, modern and efficient practice that didn’t have a ‘hospital feel’ and was a pleasure to work in.
Dr. Clare Cerchez grew up in Launceston, moving to Newcastle to complete her MBBS. Since graduation, she has spent time working throughout New South Wales, Northern Territory and Tasmania. Her most challenging time was working in Zambia where she spent two years, working in paediatric and adult medicine treating HIV, TB, Malaria and other infectious diseases.
Dr Cerchez regrets to advise that she is unable to take new patients at this time.
Dr Aye Aye Thwe became a fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2013 after 3 years of general practice training in Tasmania. In the mean time Dr Aye also obtained Diploma of Child Health from Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney and Diploma in Women’s Health from King Edward memorial Hospital from Perth, Western Australia.
Dr Aye is especially interested in Child Health, Women’s Health and chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, ischaemic heart disease, diabetes, bronchial asthma, etc. She also enjoys doing minor surgical procedures.
She is very excited to welcome new patients to her care in Launceston Medical Centre.
Dr. Glenn Richardson looks after the breadth of patients throughout their lives including those in nursing homes.
Dr. Richardson assists in an orthopaedic theatre each week which complements his interest of sports medicine where he is one of two doctors in the practice that look after Tasmanian Institute of Sport Athletes. He also enjoys undertaking minor surgical procedures including skin cancer surgery and operating on ingrown toe nails.
In his spare time, Dr. Richardson represents Australia in his age group for cricket and is looking forward to an ‘Ashes’ tour playing in England in 2017 whilst also opening the batting for Trevallyn.
Dr. Lily Pavlov originally completed her undergraduate degree in Russia before moving to Australia with her family over 10 years. It was in Australia that Dr. Pavlov undertook her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr. Pavlov enjoys the breadth of general practice looking after families with young children, womens health and those in nursing homes.
Dr. Katrina Tellesson graduated from the University of Melbourne before specialising in general practice on the North West Coast of Tasmania. Her interests areas are preventative health, family planning and sexual health.
Dr. Tellesson now calls Launceston home, balancing her working week between family planning and Launceston Medical Centre.
Dr Kyan Ahdieh completed his Medical School and General Practice training in Western Australia. He worked for a number of years in rural WA, the South Pacific and Canberra before settling down in Launceston in 2016.
Dr Ahdieh provides comprehensive general practice care encompassing most aspects of medicine including general health checks. Special interests include skin disorders and children’s health. He is also willing to provide a second opinion for complex issues if required.
Sana has extensive experience in women’s health and has been working in Tasmania for over a decade now.
Having previously worked at Mersey Community Hospital and the Northwest Regional Hospital, Sana is still doing clinical work at the Launceston General Hospital in the Obs & Gynae department.
Sana has a particular interest in women’s health, including period problems, contraception, pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum care, sexual health, fertility issues and issues that arise for women later in life.
In her spare time she enjoys gardening and spending time with her young family.
Sana is still taking new patients, but for pregnancy women’s health issues only. These patients can call 03 6388 8111 to book an appointment.
Hoki had a circuitous route to medicine, studying art and beekeeping before working as an engineer and then sign language interpreter and finally discovering the joys of medicine. He completed his medical studies at Sydney University, then trained at Lismore Base Hospital and in GP clinics in Northern NSW.
Sai is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has over 10 years of experience in medical fields including hospital and General Practice settings, in both Australia and overseas .
Sai is interested in the full breadth of general practice and deeply passionate about promoting the health of the remote communities as a GP and has practised in the Central Queensland, the South Coast of New South Wales and Northern Territory where he finished his fellowship training.
He is committed to providing comprehensive quality health care to his patients in Launceston.
He loves to travel and try new foods in his spare time. He also enjoys playing tennis, cooking and spending time with family.
Sai has a keen interest in respiratory medicine, skin cancer, men’s health, treatment and management of chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes.
Dr Sara Freshney qualified in medicine in Leicester, UK in 2011. She worked as a junior doctor in the UK as well as spending a year in Western Australia in 2013. She returned to the UK for her GP training in Devon which she completed in 2020.
She has recently moved to Tasmania in September 2021 with her family.
Outside of work her time is spent either running around after her two young children, dressmaking, or enjoying peace and quiet when her children have gone to bed!
Dr Freshney works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Dr Cherie joined our practice bringing with her over 20 years of general practice experience in Australia and Sri Lanka.
She obtained her primary medical degree, with honours and is a fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
She has a keen focus on the whole aspects of family medicine from infants to elderly people with special interests in women’s health (contraception, Implanon, pap smears), Chronic disease management including Diabetes , Asthma, High Blood Pressure and Obesity management with a holistic approach liaising closely with other allied health professionals and specialists .
She loves helping her patients to optimise their mental health and general wellbeing and is very keen to update her knowledge on the latest treatment methods and techniques to improve her mode of practice . She spends her spare time with her family and enjoys cooking and reading .
Dr Cheri works at Launceston Medical Centre on Wednesdays and Thursdays and at Norwood Medical Centre on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Dr Jo Grey graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School and has been working almost exclusively in travel and occupational medicine for nearly 15 years. Her initial interest in things creepy-crawly, tropical and contagious developed whilst serving as the Regimental Medical Officer at 2nd Health Services Battalion, Gallipoli Barracks, Queensland caring for defence personnel deploying to Timor-Leste, Sudan and Afghanistan.
She completed a Master of Public Health and pursued her passion for travel and tropical medicine, travelling to India in 2013 to complete the International Short Course in Tropical Medicine at the Christian Medical Centre in Vellore, Tamil Nadu and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2016.
A keen traveler herself, Dr Grey has visited over 70 countries and all seven continents and has worked WHO in the Pacific Region as well as with various humanitarian organisations in Asia and Europe working and supervising medical students on elective.
A/Prof. Gary Kilov’s keen interest in chronic disease management incorporates the spectrum of obesity related conditions, diabetes and their impact on mental health. His interest in chronic disease management stems from his own personal experience with both type 1 diabetes and lifelong coeliac disease. Understanding the breadth of these conditions he has developed a team based approach over the last 5 years and will soon be leading the Launceston Diabetes Clinic where he will focus on diabetes and obesity related conditions only.
A/Prof. Kilov shares his time between Launceston treating the full spectrum of patients with diabetes, obesity related conditions and travelling interstate where he is sought after for peer to peer and medical undergraduate education on
Dr. Suresh Sharma has been working in Devonport for the last 7 years. He especially enjoys the variety that comes with more acute general practice presentations and enjoys travelling to Launceston to help out with weekend work where he can use his full breadth of skills.
Amelia graduated from LaTrobe University in Victoria, and has enjoyed returning home to work in various towns throughout the north of the state. Amelia is interested in a wide variety of nutrition-related conditions, however her special interests include heart health, diabetes, weight management and bariatric surgery.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running and basketball.
Patients with chronic injuries or ailments may be referred by their GP as part of an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC).
In this instance, a Medicare rebate will apply and the out of pocket cost will be $10.
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