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GHFP News July 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:34pm

COVID-19

Through unprecedented and difficult times, Tasmania has done a commendable job. We'd like to extend our thanks to Dr Mark Veitch and the Tasmanian Public Health team, to all of the health professionals involved in testing and treating, and expecially to everyone in the community for doing their bit: hand washing, social distancing, isolating, quarantining, learning from home, working from home, using telehealth to consult with their health professionals, and getting tested when appropriate. It's far from over, and we thank everyone for their ongoing vigilance and care. The GHFP GP's have continued to offer safe in-surgery appointments as well as telehealth consultations throughout the pandemic. We intend to continue to offer the option of phone and telehealth consultations even if the Medicare Rebates are removed later in the year.

Medicare Rebates increase 1/7/2020

On 1/7/2020 Medicare Rebates will be indexed, meaning the rebates will increase slightly. Our Fees remain unchanged. This means that you'll be less out-of-pocket for your privately billed consultations.

Practitioner News

Glebe Hill Family Practice has 10 General Practitioners and several Allied Health Professionals who are all accepting new referrals.

We have a new GP joining the team in August - more information coming soon!

Dr Lisa Clarke

We say a temporary farewell to Dr Lisa Clarke in July 2020. Lisa is taking leave for the birth of her second child. We wish Lisa and her beautiful family all the best, and look forward to having her back some time in 2021.

Dr Nicole Davies

Dr Nicole Davies is increasing her sessions. Nicole will be now consulting at GHFP on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and occasional Saturdays.

Exercise Physiology

Liz Schultz, Exercise Physiologist, will be taking a break for the birth of her 3rd child from mid July 2020. All the best, Liz! We hope to see you back some time next year!

Podiatry

Podiatrist Sally Smillie is consulting at GHFP on Fridays. She has availability for new patients. Referrals are welcome from outside of GHFP.

Physiotherapy

GHFP has 3 Physiotherapists. James Fitzpatrick is currently interstate training the Australian Olympic Pole Vaulters. Jane Wilkinson and Michelle Shering are consulting every week. Jane has sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, and Michelle consults on Fridays. New patients are welcome.