Dr Ann Allsop
M.B.B.S, Dip. R.A.C.O.G, F.R.A.C.G.P
Ann is one of the founding principals of General Practice Cremorne and probably one of the most well known GPs in Mosman/Cremorne, having practiced in the area since 1986.
Born and bred a Sydneysider, Ann graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School and then undertook her hospital training years at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Her post-graduate accomplishments include the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (from Sydney’s St Margaret’s Hospital) and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs, for whom she is also an examiner. Ann is accredited with the Royal North Shore Hospital Antenatal Shared Care program, and has visiting rights at both Mosman and Castlecrag Private Hospitals.
Ann’s special interests are in women’s health and complex diagnostic and management problems – indeed she enjoys the challenge of helping people who have complicated medical issues. She particularly enjoys and is well aware of the privilege of being involved in people’s lives, from the simplest to the very complicated issues that may arise over a lifetime. Ann feels strongly about the importance of prevention and is passionate about empowering patients and involving them in their own healthcare. In her own words: “I love what I do”.
When not at work, Ann enjoys gardening, travelling and spending time with her family.
Dr Gilda Brunello
Gilda was born in London and moved to Brisbane when she was 7. She completed her medical degree at the University Of Queensland and did her hospital training in London and Brisbane. She completed her training in General Practice, attaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs.
Gilda is currently working on a Masters degree at the Institute of Psychiatry and has been involved with teaching in general practice and for the National Prescriber Service. Gilda has worked in general practice both in Brisbane and Sydney and has been here at General Practice Cremorne for several years.
Gilda’s special interests are in childrens’ and womens health, travel medicine and counselling. She is accredited with Royal North Shore’s antenatal shared care programme.
When not at work, Gilda is busy with her 3 kids, Ben, Sophie and Sam.
Dr Cassandra Canfield
M.B.B.S, Dip Paeds, F.R.A.C.G.P
Cassandra grew up on Sydney’s North Shore and graduated from Sydney University’s Medical School in 1988. She did her post-graduate hospital training at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, including a year of community medicine training in such things as palliative care and geriatrics. She then spent a year at Sydney Children’s Hospital where she attained the Diploma of Paediatrics. Deciding on a career in general practice, Cassandra attained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs and has been working as a GP ever since.
Cassandra has been working in the Mosman/Cremorne area for many years, and has been here at General Practice Cremorne since its inception. She is also accredited with Royal North Shore Hospital’s Antenatal Shared Care programme and has admitting and visiting rights at Mosman Private Hospital. She is interested in all aspects of general practice, including women and children’s health.
When not working, Cassandra is kept nice and busy looking after her 4 boys. She loves running (just as well) and keeping up with her boys’ many sporting commitments, even to the extent of being the team doctor on several occasions!
Dr Justine Johnsone
M.B.B.S, B. Sci., F.R.A.C.G.P
Justine was born in Perth and grew up in Sydney. She graduated from the University of NSW Medical School in 1995 and went on to do her hospital training at Westmead and Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick. Two years of psychiatric training and some time spent doing volunteer work in PNG in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology prepared her well for a career in general practice.
Completing her post-graduate training in general practice (Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs), and after some time living in Orange, NSW, Justine came to work at General Practice Cremorne in 2003. He areas of interest are in mental health, paediatrics and womens’ health.
When not at work, Justine is a busy mum of three.
Dr Nicola Moll
Nicola grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, where she graduated from medical school in 1994. After 18 months hospital training there, she made the move to Australia in 1996, passed the Australian Medical Council exams for overseas-trained doctors and continued her hospital training at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Brisbane’s Logan Hospital.
Nicola spent 6 months doing research into alternative therapies for menopause with Dr John Eden (of Sydney’s Royal Hospital for Women) and also spent some time working for a US based company running clinical trials for new cancer treatments, specifically for melanoma.
Her post-graduate qualifications include the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs, for whom she is now an examiner. She also teaches international medical graduates courses in improving communication skills.
Nicola joined General Practice Cremorne in 2010, prior to which she spent some years working in general practice in other parts of Sydney and SE Queensland. She is interested in all areas of general practice and has 2 children.
Dr John Procter
B.Med (Newcastle), F.R.A.C.G.P, F.A.M.A.C, Medical Acupuncture
John is one of the founding principals of General Practice Cremorne. Growing up on Sydney’s North Shore, John graduated from the University of Newcastle’s Medical School in 1990. During his undergraduate years, he spent time working in a hospital in Southern India, an eye-opening experience to a young student to say the least! After graduating, John worked at various hospitals including Sydney’s St Vincent’s, Wagga and Cairns Base Hospitals where he spent 2 years working in paediatrics and anaesthetics. His post-graduate accomplishments include Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs and Fellowship of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College. He also spent 5 winters in Thredbo as the Thredbo Village doctor, treating ski accidents (lots of fractures and lacerations) as well as all the usual general practice ailments.
After running his own solo practice in Darlinghurst for 2 years, John settled into the Mosman/Cremorne area where he has been a GP since 1995. John’s special interests include acupuncture, seeing new families, men’s health and musculoskeletal and sports injuries, including pain syndromes. His passions are an all-encompassing wholistic approach to medical problems and challenges. He particularly enjoys working with other health professionals to create a customised approach for his patients.
John has admitting and visiting rights at Mosman Private Hospital.
When not working, John enjoys ocean swimming, surfing and spending time with his family.
Dr Kathy Roy
B. Sci., M.B.B.S (Hon), Dip Paeds, F.R.A.C.G.P
Kathy grew up in Sydney and graduated from the University of NSW Medical School with honours in 1998. She did her hospital training at Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital and completed her Diploma of Paediatrics at Sydney’s Children’s Hospital. Her other post-graduate qualifications include the Family Planning Certificate and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs. Since becoming a GP, Kathy has worked for the Aboriginal Health Service at Mt Druitt and in general practice in Coogee.
Kathy joined General Practice Cremorne in 2005. She has special interests in children’s and women’s health. She is accredited for Antenatal Shared Care at both Royal North Shore Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick.
When not at work, Kathy is a busy mother of two.
Dr Emma Scott
M.B.B.S (Hon), F.R.A.C.G.P
Emma was born in Alice Springs and spent her formative years in Darwin. After graduating from the University of Sydney with Honours in 2002, she did her hospital training at Hornsby Hospital and a 6-month stint at Westmead Childrens’ Hospital doing Paediatrics. Deciding on a career in general practice, she attained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners which included some time spent in country practice in Mullumbimby.
Emma joined our practice in 2007 and has a special interest in children and adolescent health, as well as women’s health. She is accredited with the Northern Sydney Division of GP’s Antenatal Shared Care Programme.
When not at work, Emma is busy looking after her growing family!
Dr Jamie Sharkey
Jamie was born and bred in Victoria and moved to Sydney with the Royal Australian Navy. He graduated from the University of Sydney’s Medical School in 2002 and, whilst there, spent some time as a medical student in Tonga. His hospital training was spent at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred hospital and he then went on to complete his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs.
Jamie has spent time working in Arnhem Land and has kept up his emergency skills with regular shifts at Manly Hospital Emergency Department. He has worked as doctor to the Foxtel media crew at the 2010 Dehli Commonwealth Games and is going to the 2012 London Olympic Games with Foxtel and Channel Nine.
Jamie joined General Practice Cremorne in 2006 and has special interests in travel medicine and minor surgery such as excisions, biopsies and suturing.
When not at work, Jamie enjoys mountaineering, paragliding and diving.
Dr Steve Thackway
M.B.B.S (Hon), Dip Paeds., B. Med Sci., F.R.A.C.G.P
Steve hails from Armidale in the beautiful New England area of NSW and is one of the founding principals of General Practice Cremorne. He attended the University of NSW Medical School, and whilst there, took a year off from his studies to complete a Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) – this involved spending a year in Burma taking part in research on the effects of malnutrition in the villages around Rangoon.
After graduating with Honours in 1990 he did his hospital training at Royal North Shore Hospital, a Diploma of Paediatrics at Sydney Children’s Hospital and 2 years of community paediatrics out of Hornsby Hospital. Whilst completing his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs he practiced in Port Macquarie, Taree and Coffs Harbour.
Steve has been a practicing GP in the Northern Beaches/ Mosman/Cremorne area for many years and has a special interest in children’s health and minor surgery. He is also involved with the Australian Primary Care Collaboration and the introduction of the Electronic Health Record, an initiative to improve patient involvement in their own health care. Indeed, General Practice Cremorne is a pilot practice for the E-health record.
Steve has admitting and visiting rights at both Mosman and Castlecrag Private Hospitals.
When not working, Steve is into ocean swimming and is very active in his kids’ sports – he takes his role as coach to his daughter’s soccer team very seriously. Go the Taipans!
Yvonne Mckinlay – Practice Manager
R.N., Onc Cert, B.N., Grad. Cert HRM, MBA