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We aim to lead through excellence in all health services.
Our policy is to see all sick children on the day requested.
We are an Agpal accredited practice
Dr Jeffrey Swift does outpatient clinical work with adolescents, the developmentally disabled, and adults. He also does medicolegal reports for Workcover, TAC, and DVA.
His interests are history , neuroscience, and philosophy. He is particularly interested in the history
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Eva Goes is a Specialist Counsellor please follow the link below to her website.
Glenn Chuck works with children and adolescents through to young adults. He has 13 years experience working with youth across varied settings, including state and private primary and secondary schools, public health (CAMHS) and private practice.
Glenn is confident working with the full range of youth mental health concerns including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavioural difficulties, learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Eating Disorders. Although extensive 1:1 counselling is undertaken, parents are included and informed at every step, whilst respecting client confidentiality when requested.
Glenn is skilled in achieving quick and genuine rapport with youth and parents. His approach is down to earth with a focus on provision of clear and practical strategies and approaches to improve outcomes. Utilisation of I-Pad’s and information technology is incorporated in therapy to increase engagement.
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Helen Pynta completed her Bachelor of Social Work at La Trobe University in 1997. She has a Graduate Diploma in Gerontology. Helen obtained a Masters in Clinical Family Therapy from La Trobe University in 2009 and is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker.
Helen is an experienced psychotherapist with over 15 years experience in counselling and has vast experience in a variety of different mental health settings including hospitals, community health and private practice.
Helen specialises in CBT but uses a number of different therapeutic techniques addressing a wide range of conditions including greif and loss, depression and anxiety disorders.
Helen's areas of expertise include couples, families, EAP, chronic illness, disability and carers, greif/ loss, depression, anxiety, older adults and dementia.
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Kristy Ward is a Psychologist. Please follow the link below to her website.
Matt Taylor works with clients of all ages and specialises in anxiety, stress management and depression. His ability to conceptualise core issues and provide this in plain language helps clients put talk therapy into practice. Matt's strength in building a relationship quickly with clients paired with his direct approach means long term therapy is not usually required. The average course of counselling for most clients attending is 4-5 sessions. Please contact Matt directly on 0415587439 if you need any further information or phone 02 6021 3555 for an appointment.
Kathryn Kernaghan B.H.Sc(Chinese Medicine) Accupuncturist.
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Lisa Deppler has a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics/ Bachelor of Health Sciences. Lisa has over 10 years experience and is an accredited practising Dietitian.
Lisa is a warm, friendly, professional who can provide supportive individual dietary advice. She will assess your nutritional needs and provide dietary advice across a large range of conditions such as general nutrition, food allergies, diabetes, heart diesease, eating disorders, gastrointestinal problems, people experiencing problems maintaining their weight and eating well.
All appointments are bulk billed.
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Marita is a Credentialled Diebetes Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist and holds a Master in Human Nutrition. She has experience in seeing people with diabetes in the community and in the hospital setting. She sees people with type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, pre- diabeties and gestational diabeties. Her aim is to support people living with diabetes in their individual diabetes self- management and answer any questions that they may have in relation to living well with diabetes.
Bulk billing applies when referrals are made through a GP care plan.
Dr Graeme Davey graduated from Sydney University and did his residency at Hornsby Hospital. He joined the GP training scheme at Hornsby and spent time in general practice in Castle Hill and Yass and then the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Broken Hill. Graeme then spent 6 months at Penrith Hospital studying Obstetrics and successfully completed his Diploma of Obstetrics. He then left Australia for 2 years, working in New Zealand and UK doing GP locums (accompanied by his wife and 2 sons aged 1 month and 2 years) returning to Australia in 1978, when he joined Dr Ross Hayter at the Dean Street Medical Group. With the arrival of further doctors the practice outgrew the rooms and so the Gardens was “born” and we moved surgery in May 2008.
Graeme’s main interest is providing all facets of a family general practice as well as minor surgical procedures.
“My interests outside of medicine over the years are family and grandchildren. I have enjoyed skiing, cycling, tennis, squash, swimming, local wineries and more recently golf.”
Dr Adrian Kay graduated from the University of NSW. He worked at the Royal Prince Alfred, Albury Base Hospital And Penrith where he gained his diploma of Obstetrics.
He moved to Albury in 1982 to join The Dean Street Medical Group. He is a founding director of The Gardens Medical Group.
Adrian enjoys the diversity of general practice.
“My interests include fishing, footy, water skiing, gardening and especially time with the family.”
Dr Victor Karaffa was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in the USA and migrated to Australia as a child. He attended high school in Adelaide and did his medical training at Flinders University of South Australia. Dr Karaffa’s post graduate hospital experience was at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and at Albury Base and Mercy Hospitals, including a diploma of obstetrics from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. After doing locums for about 15 months, Dr Karaffa joined the then Dean Street Medical Group, taking over from the retiring partner, Dr Ross Hayter. After running out of space at the Dean Street rooms, we built and moved into the Gardens Medical Centre allowing expansion of the services provided to our patients.
“I enjoy the full mix of clinical problems that patients present in General Practice. From obstetric shared care and paediatrics to palliative care and geriatrics, they all have their individual challenges and rewards. When not working in the field of medicine, I enjoy amateur music making performing (singing in the Murray Conservatorium Choir and playing viola in the Murray Conservatorium Orchestra). Luckily my wife Sue and son William both show an interest in and aptitude for music which allows us to share this common interest.”
Dr Bai Xiao joined our Practice in February 2013.
Dr Brintta Thavakumaran joined our Practice in October 2015.
Dr Christian Fandrich joined our Practice in December 2015.
Dr Ferencz "Joszef" Baranyay joined our Practice in February 2015.
Dr Libby Garoni joined our Practice in May 2012.
Dr Nikita Xiao joined our Practice in February 2014.
Dr Peter Love joined our Practice in May 2013.
Qualifications: MBBS MPH+TM AFFTM(ACTM) FACRRM
Graduated: in 1983 from Sydney University .
Since this time Dr Love has been Trained in
1- Medical administration ;
2- Emergency Medicine (dealing with adult and paediatric emergencies) ;
3- Undergraduate teaching ( medical students ) and a conjoint Senior lecturer UNSW Rural Clinical School Albury and Senior Tutor Austin Clinical school, University of Melbourne :
4- Postgraduate Medical Teaching : Director of Clinical training(DCT ABH) and Board member of the then Postgraduate Committee of NSW
5- Rehabilitation Medicine (Spinal, Brain injuries, amputee, chronic functional loss and Aged Care Medicine, palliative Care and Pain Management )
6- Tropical and Travel medicine
a/ Completed and awarded a Masters degree in Tropical Medicine andalso Public Health(MPH &TM) through James Cook University Nth Qld
b/ Admitted as a member Of The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine(MACTM)
c/ Awarded in ceremony Associate Fellow ,Faculty of Travel Medicine of ACTM (AFFTM(ACTM) in 1999
d/ Member of International Association of travel medicine (ISTM) and AsiaPacific travel health Society
e/ Yellow fever endorsed practitioner both NSW and Victoria
7- Australasian College Of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
a/ Awarded Fellowship of ACRRM
b/ previous Victorian Director of ACRRM
c/ Past committee member and Director of PDP ACRRM
8- Rural Specialist GP and accredited Registrar trainee for ACRRM
Dr Rosie Saxton joined our Practice in July 2008.
Dr Rummana Siddiqui joined our Practice in February 2015.
Dr Shneda Nagpal joined our Practice in February 2016.
Dr. Karthik Achary joined our Practice in February 2015.
Dr Patrick Farrell has been a General Practitioner in Albury since after taking over the practice of [Late] Dr R King Stevenson at Olive St Clinic, 1987. Prior to general practice he had a 10 year hospital career featuring Emergency Medicine and Medical Administration, including 3 years as Deputy Medical Superintendent Albury Base Hospital.
Past President of Albury Base Visiting Medical Officers and Border Medical Associations. Past Board member of Border Division of General Practice.
Professional interests other than general practice include orthopaedic surgical assistant AWPH and Insight Clinic medical support at AWPH, VMO Albury Mercy.
Dr Farrell joined The Gardens Medical Group in 2008 after 10 years solo general practice and is enjoying the advantages of a modern multiservice medical practice.
Dr Ian Cook undertook study in Organic chemistry with BSC (Hons) and PhD at University of Western Australia with post doctoral studies in the synethic chemistry of biogically active compounds, before completing his medical studies. Upon graduation he served for 3 years with the Australian Army, 1 year at Kapooka, Wagga Wagga and 2 years in Lae, PNG.
On return to Australia he worked in his own practice and then for the Federal Health Department, until starting a busy solo practice in Taree.
During his time in Taree he completed a Masters of Family Medicine (Monash University) and was appointed a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University. He graduated with a Medical Doctorate in evidence based medicine in 2009 and has just this year been promoted to Conjoint Associate Professor of NSW, Conjoint Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University.
“"Doctor Cook has made wide interests in general medicine and also follows Australian Rules Football being the club doctor for a number of teams over the years. Dr Cook is working full time in this area because of his grandchildren who live in Finlay."”
Dr Paul Evans joined our Practice in February 2011.
Dr Paul Evans is also the principle clinician of the Gardens Skin Cancer Clinic on Level 6. Please follow the link below to the Gardens Skin Cancer Clinic website.
Dr Michael Thomas joined our Practice in May 2011. Dr Thomas is a CASA Accredited Doctor and GP Obstetrician.
Dr Micheal Giltrap joined our Practice in July 2011.
Dr Rebecca McGowan joined our practice in July 2011.
Dr James Chenoweth joined our Practice in April 2013
Dr Natasha McLellan joined our practice in August 2011.
Dr Stephen Zhao joined our Practice in February 2012.
Dr Sajee Fernando joined our Practice in February 2012.
Dr Mohammed Quazi joined our Practice in November 2012.
Dr Christopher Johnson joined our Practice in June 2013.
Dr Woo Tan joined our Practice in February 2014.
Gardens Medical Centre Level 3, 470 Wodonga Place Albury NSW 2640
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