Dr Tuck Meng Soo OAM

Dr Tuck Meng Soo OAM

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

Dr Soo received his medical training at Cambridge University and King’s College London.  He worked for several years in the UK before migrating to Australia in 1989.  In 2002 he became Practice Principal of IGP.  His clinical interests include HIV medicine (s100 prescriber), hepatitis B and C, transgender health, and drug & alcohol medicine.  He 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 Maria Comyns

Dr Maria Comyns

MBBS

Dr Comyns, a GP registrar, studied at The University of New South Wales, Sydney, were she graduated in 2009.  She enjoyed two years based at Wagga Wagga at the Rural Clinical School, before coming to Canberra to work at The Canberra Hospital.

She is studying her Diploma in Children's Health and has an interest in women's and children's health concerns.

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 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 James Langley

Dr James Langley

MBBS DRANZCOG FRACGP

Dr Langley graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1985.  He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a Diploma of Obstetrics from the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.  He also holds certificates in Fertility Regulations and in Drug & Alcohol Studies.  Dr Langley is interested in all areas of general practice.

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 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.”

Dr Erika Unsworth

Dr Erika Unsworth

BMedSc MChD

Dr Unsworth is one of our GP registrars.  She completed her medical degree at the Australian National University in 2014 and continued with her hospital training between Canberra and Calvary Hospitals.

Dr Unsworth has a special interest in addiction medicine and mental health but enjoys all aspects of general practice.

In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with family & friends.

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.

Elizabeth Read

Elizabeth Read

Practice Manager

Beth joined the IGP administration team in March 2013.  Prior to that she spent five years working as a nursing assistant and aged care supervisor with a particular interest in Alzheimer’s.  She was appointed practice manager of IGP in 2015 and is looking to pursue further studies in nursing throughout 2017.

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.

Philip Habel

Philip Habel

BSc(Hons) RN

Philip moved from medical nursing at The Canberra Hospital to nursing in general practice in the 1990s, when the practice received a grant to supply enhanced support for HIV management.  Over the years this venture transitioned into the ACT Medicare Local’s HIV Program.  Today he continues to work with partner organisations to provide services aimed at reducing the impact of STIs in the Canberra area.

Janet Lennox

Janet Lennox

EN

Janet is a Enrolled Nurse with chronic health as her focus. She is experienced in ages and wound care and also brings expertise in relation to the over 75 health checks. She has over 15 years of aged care experience and more specific to her community role.