Dr Tuck Meng Soo OAM

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Dr Tuck Meng Soo OAM

MA (Cantab) MBBS(Hons) (Lon) GradDipPopInHlth (ANU) FRACGP 
Practice Principal

Dr Soo received her medical training at Cambridge University and King’s College London.  She worked for several years in the UK before migrating to Australia in 1989.  In 2002 she became Practice Principal of IGP.  Her clinical interests include HIV medicine (s100 prescriber), hepatitis B and C, transgender health, and drug & alcohol medicine.  Dr Soo was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Vikram Rai

Vikram Rai

General Manager

Vikram graduated in 2007 from the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hospitality and Tourism Management) and subsequently managed several restaurants.  Vikram was appointed Practice Manager of Watson General Practice in February 2015 and General Manager of the TMS Healthcare Group in July 2017.

 

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Dr Paul Appleton

Dr Paul Appleton

MBBS(Hons) DipRACOG FRACGP FACRRM

Dr Appleton worked for 15 years as a solo practitioner in rural NSW before moving to Canberra. He has special interests in mental health, substance addiction and Hepatitis B and C.  He only sees adult patients.

Bernadette Simonsen

Bernadette Simonsen

Practice Manager

Bernadette has worked in the areas of financial and admin management. Her most recent position was General Manager of Australia’s largest wholesaler of leather.

 

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Dr Marianne Bookallil

Dr Marianne Bookallil

MBBS MPHTM FRACGP FAFPHM

Dr Bookallil completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales in 1997, her Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2005 through James Cook University and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2002) and the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (2007).

Dr Joo-Inn Chew

Dr Joo-Inn Chewnow works in our sister Practice, Hobart Place General Practice.  It is located on the floor below Interchange General Practice at 28 University Avenue.  For appointments please go to the Hobart Place General Practice website; or ring 6247 4342

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Prof. Kirsty Douglas

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Prof. Kirsty Douglas

MBBS MD DipRACOG FRACGP

Prof. Douglas is Professor of General Practice at the ANU Medical School and Director of the Academic Unit of General Practice at ACT Health. She completed her initial medical training at the University of Adelaide and then undertook doctoral studies at Oxford, prior to returning to Australia in 1993. Kirsty completed her GP specialist training in Canberra and has happily remained here ever since with her husband and four kids.  She joined IGP in late 2015.

Dr Liz Fraser

Dr Liz Fraser

MBBS MEd FRACGP

Dr Fraser completed her GP training in Canberra in 2003.  Since then she has worked at IGP with a particular focus on nutritional medicine and helping patients with complex health problems.  She also works in Justice Health and in her spare time walks the dog, grows vegetables and writes little stories about life.

Dr Janelle Hamilton

Dr Janelle Hamilton now works in our sister Practice, Hobart Place General Practice.  It is located on the floor below Interchange General Practice at 28 University Avenue.  For appointments please go to the Hobart Place General Practice website; or ring 6247 4342

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Dr Simon Janes

Dr Simon Janes

MBBS MPH&TM DTM&H FACRRM

Dr Janes graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1989. He is a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and has a Master’s of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr Janes is interested in all areas of general practice.

Dr Denise Kraus

Dr Denise Kraus now works in our sister Practice, Hobart Place General Practice.  It is located on the floor below Interchange General Practice at 28 University Avenue.  For appointments please go to the Hobart Place General Practice website; or ring 6247 4342

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Dr Michael Koppman

Dr Michael Koppman
MBBS (ANU) BSc (New England)

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Dr Koppman graduated as a doctor from ANU in 2012 and completed internship and residency during 2013-14 at The Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital. 

In 2015 Dr Koppman moved to Dili, Timor-Leste, with his family and for two years worked as the Medical Officer at the US Embassy where he led a three-person Health Unit responsible for the primary care of 60 American and around 250 Timorese staff. In 2017 he began a Masters of Public Health & Tropical Medicine through James Cook University, and continued clinical work through a voluntary role at the Dili National Hospital, and as the locum doctor for the Australian Embassy Clinic.

Prior to becoming a doctor, Michael worked for some 11 years in the science-policy field for the Australian Government, and in an environmental health role for the prevention of dengue fever in the Torres Strait islands.

Dr Joanna Lin

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MChD BSc

 

Dr Lin graduated from ANU as Doctor of Medicine and Surgery in 2014.  Earlier (2009) she gained a Bachelor of Science in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

She was a Resident Medical Officer at The Canberra Hospital in 2017 and Junior Medical Officer at Calvary and The Canberra Hospital in 2016.

Dr Lin enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has a special interest in women’s and children’s health, and is currently working towards completing a Diploma of Child Health through Westmead Children’s Hospital.

 

 

Dr Fiona McDonald

Dr Fiona McDonald

MBBS

Dr McDonald trained at the University of New South Wales and has worked in ACT for more than 25 years. She has a kind, caring holistic focus on all areas of medicine, especially families; and a strong interest in indigenous health, mental health, and dealing with substance addiction.  Fiona enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog.

Dr Christine Phillips

Dr Christine Phillips

BMedSc MBBS MA MPH MD DipEd FRACGP

Dr Philips is a graduate of Melbourne University.  She has extensive experience in refugee health and currently serves as clinical director of Companion House.  Alongside her work in general practice, Dr Phillips is an associate professor at the ANU specialising in the sociology of medicine.

Dr Samuel Primrose

Dr Sam Primrose

MD (Flinders), Diploma of Child Health (Sydney) BA/BSc (ANU)

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Dr Primrose graduated Doctor of Medicine from Flinders University in 2014.  Prior to that he had taken Bachelors’ degrees in science and arts from ANU.

 

In 2015-16 Dr Primrose completed his internship at Canberra Hospital, with particular time spent in Paediatrics, Palliative Care, and Ophthalmology. In 2018 he worked as a Senior Resident Medical Officer (Paediatrics) in which capacity he provided medical care in the busy paediatrics unit. This included a 6 months attachment to the Neonatology Department, caring for newborns with common medical conditions and providing resuscitation of newborns in the birth suite.

 

Dr Primrose has particular interests in paediatrics and palliative care, as well as General Practice.

Dr Cathy Schmidli

Dr Cathy Schmidli

MBBS

Dr Schmidli is a graduate of the University of London, having undertaken her undergraduate studies in Whitechapel in the east end. She completed GP training in Christchurch, New Zealand, and moved to Canberra in 1996.   She has enjoyed working at the Interchange General Practice since then.  In her spare time she enjoys birdwatching, making marmalade and jam, bushwalking and spending time with family

Dr Peter Tait

Dr Peter Tait

MBBS MClimChange DipRACOG FRACGP FPHAA

After working and living in remote areas of Australia for over 30 years, Dr Tait relocated to Canberra in 2012 where he combines his clinical work with public health advocacy for the ecological foundations of health, on climate change, and teaching at the ANU.  In 2007 he was named GP of Year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.  He also convenes the Ecology and Environment Special Group for the Public Health Association of Australia.

On 25 October 2017, Dr Tait was awarded the Sidney Sax Public Health Medal- the pre-eminent annual prize of the Public Health Association of Australia.  He was awarded it for “outstanding work in the protection and promotion of public health, particularly through advancing awareness of planetary health and the impact of climate change on human health.”

Mariame Iraki

Mariame Iraki

Mariame holds a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Doctorate of Pharmacy and has completed further training in health coaching, science of weight management and sport nutrition. She speaks several languages, including English, French and Arabic.

Mariame is experienced in a range of clinical conditions and has a good understanding of diet-disease relationships. She is qualified to provide strategies and motivation to address health concerns including diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, weight management and food intolerance, as well as general lifestyle and healthy eating advice. She has a special interest in food intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and weight management. She provides patients with individual meal plans that meet their nutritional requirements while fitting into their lifestyle and family needs.

Stacey Graham

Stacey Graham

BNurs RN
Senior Nurse

Stacey spent her first nine years of nursing working in hospitals across Canberra.  She was an endoscopy nurse for four years, and then subsequently a surgical ward nurse with experience in ED, paediatrics and the CCU.  Enjoying the move to general practice,

Stacey intends to complete a Masters in Primary Healthcare in the near future.  In her down time she loves musical theatre, running after her young daughter and watching Game of Thrones.