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. Jane Strong is an experienced GP who has trained and worked in NSW, South Australia and Tasmania. She consults in all aspects of general practice, including antenatal care, children’s health, adult preventative medicine and care of the elderly. She is also interested in sexual health, nutrition, skin conditions and performing minor procedures.
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.
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.
Sean commenced his career in general practice in February 2021 following three years working at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Tasmanian Health Service.
Sean came to Medicine later in life, completing his medical degree in Western Australia in 2016 at University of Notre Dame Fremantle.
Prior to this he had worked in adventure and ski tourism both in Australia and overseas. He first discovered ‘the lucky country’ around 20 years ago, coming from the Pacific Northwest of the United States as a sea kayaking guide on Tasmania’s East Coast, around Freycinet National Park.
He moved back to Tasmania in 2018 with his partner and three young children.
Sean’s other interests include music, filmmaking and tech start-ups.
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 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.
Please be advised, Dr Shepherd works limited sessions at the Launceston Health Hub. She therefore does not provide general practice services, but offers dedicated mental health consultations in collaboration with patients regular doctor.
Dr Sarah Shepherd is a General Practitioner who takes a wholistic approach to mental health.
She completed a Master of Psychiatry (University of Melbourne) in July 2020 and has been a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies since 2016. Sarah has worked as a GP at Headspace in Launceston for more than 5 years, and has a special interest in working with adolescents and young people to improve their mental wellbeing.
She is happy to see anyone to discuss mental health concerns and to establish a collaborative approach to management, including reviewing medication and diagnosis, writing and reviewing Mental Health Care Plans, discussing adjunctive self-care strategies to improve mental health and mental health care coordination.
As a certified Medicare GP provider for Focused Psychological Strategies Dr Shepherd is also able to deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions, mindfulness, relaxation techniques and Motivational Interviewing sessions – please discuss your individual situation with Dr Shepherd to establish the right tailored approach that fits you.
No referral is required and a Medicare rebate will apply for most patients.
Initial appointments are booked for 40 minutes and will require a $100 gap payment ($25 discount will be applied for pension & healthcare card holders).
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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