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 Castlecrag Private Hospitals. Special interests are in women’s health, travel medicine, and promoting healthy ageing.
Ann enjoys managing patients from birth through to adulthood and into old age. 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, tennis, music, travelling and spending time with her family.
Dr Gilda Brunello
Dr Gilda Brunello
Gilda was born in London and moved to Australia with her family at the age of seven. She grew up and attended school in Brisbane. She completed her medical degree at the University of Queensland and worked at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane as a junior doctor. After basic training Gilda travelled and worked in London for 3 years before returning to Brisbane to get married and complete her General Practice training and obtaining a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
In 1996 Gilda moved to Sydney with her husband and continued to work in General Practice. She has been working at General Practice Cremorne for over 10 years as the practice philosophy suits her belief that General Practice should have a wholistic approach, caring for a person’s physical and mental wellbeing throughout their journey through life in a collaborative and co-operative manner.
Gilda has a keen interest in women’s health, children and adolescents health. She also feels mental well being is of great importance and is very interested in mental health.
Gilda is involved in community education taking part in “the GP’s in Schools Program” that goes into schools to talk to year 10 to 12 students about physical, mental and sexual health. She regular gives talks to new immigrants at TAFE about how to access medical care in Australia.
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 Stefanie Gooden
MD, Dr. med. (Ger), DCH, F.R.A.C.G.P
Stefanie hails from Bavaria in Germany’s south where she studied Medicine in the university city of Erlangen, graduating in 2002. After working in Germany and the UK as a junior doctor Stefanie moved to Australia at the end of 2004. She worked in both rural & urban locations in General & Emergency Medicine before joining General Practice Cremorne in 2014
Her postgraduate qualifications include the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GP’s, membership with the Australian Medical Council, the Diploma of Child Health from Westmead Hospital as well as the Course in Reproductive and Sexual Health at the Family Planning Association. Stefanie is accredited with the shared care antenatal program at Royal North Shore Hospital as well as with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She has been involved in teaching in General Practice.
When not working Stefanie enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid Snow Skier.
Dr Justine Johnston
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. Justine is also a breast physician and works part-time supervising trainee GP’s
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 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 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 Armidale, Dee Why, and Revesby.
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, psychological health, men’s health and minor surgery. He has also been 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 football. In fact, he is goalkeeper for the Docceroos, the Australian Medical Football team, and regularly attends tournaments throughout Australia and overseas on “representative duties”. He is also very active in his kids’ sports.
We are the GPC Nursing Team, Anne, Sharon and Mary.
Between us we have 85 years Nursing experience.
We assist the doctors with a wide variety of acute and chronic health problems, vaccinations, dressings and preventative health plans.
Anne has 28 years experience in General Practice
Sharon has experience in Aged Care assessments in Emergency and community nursing
Mary has experience in Cardiothoracic Nursing, ICU and Primary care.
We have both professional and personal experience of caring for others throughout all stages of life from babies to the elderly.
Our friendly team of receptionist are here to make your experience at General Practice Cremorne as helpful and efficient as possible. Amy, Dani, Emma, Giulietta, Issy, Julie, and Olivia all come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. From hotels, graphic design, coffee or fine dining, we can be sure to cover most topics of interest. We can help book in appointments for you and your family, submit medicare claims on your behalf and we’ll liaise with your GP outside of an appointment to help with any of your requests.
Yvonne Mckinlay – Practice Manager ( October 2009 – December 2018)
I have been at GPC for over nine years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Practice Manager. I have been very lucky to work with an amazing team of clinicians, and reception staff whom I will all miss. A big thank you to Ann, John & Steve who have made my job so easy, I will miss our Tuesday meetings. Over the last nine years I have come to know a number of patients and their families and have really appreciated their support and feedback over this time.
An unexpected opportunity to return to the Nursing profession arose. I have been appointed as the Executive Director of Education Services at the Australian College of Nursing and I am very excited about my new appointment.
R.N., Onc Cert, B.N., Grad. Cert HRM, MBA,FACN
Yvonne was born in the UK and came to Australia in 1988. With a Nursing clinical background in Oncology, Yvonne first worked at RPA as a Chemotherapy Clinical Nurse Specialist. Within a year Yvonne had her first management position at the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) at Randwick and remained at POWH for 12 years where she held senior positions in Nursing Management and only left to have 2 children.
Yvonne returned to Full time work in 2004 and has had a successful career in Nursing and Corporate Management in the NSW Public Health System; holding positions as Area Nurse Manager for Northern Sydney Health, Nurse Manager for Policy, Practice & Research for Northern Sydney Central Coast Health and Corporate Services Manager for Royal North Shore Hospital.
Yvonne joined GPC in 2009 and has enjoyed the transition to General Practice. When not working Yvonne spends time with her 2 children and friends.
In 2017 Yvonne became a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing (FACN) in recognition of her contribution to the Nursing profession and the Australian College of Nursing.