Your team

Meet the friendly faces behind your care. Our doctors are all recognised by Medicare as GPs who have undergone postgraduate training in general practice and participate in official Continuing Education programs and volunteer work. Everyone you meet at General Practice Cremorne has one common goal: to help you be the healthiest and happiest you can be.

Dr John Procter

B.Med (Newcastle), F.R.A.C.G.P, F.A.M.A.C, Medical Acupuncture

John is a founding principal of General Practice Cremorne. Growing up on Sydney’s North Shore, he 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. After graduation, 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 postgraduate accomplishments include Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs and Fellowship of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College.

After running his own solo practice in Darlinghurst for 2 years, John settled into the lower North Shore area where he has been a GP since 1995. John’s special interests include acupuncture, men’s health and musculoskeletal and sports injuries, including pain syndromes. His passions are in all-encompassing wholistic approaches to medical problems and he particularly enjoys working with other health professionals to create a customised approach for his patients.

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 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 and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs. Ann is accredited with the Royal North Shore Hospital Antenatal Shared Care program and has visiting rights at Castlecrag Private Hospital.

Ann enjoys managing patients from birth through to adulthood and into old age. Ann’s special interests are in women’s health, travel medicine, and promoting healthy ageing. 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, reading, travelling and spending time with her 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. He continues to be involved with general practice leadership programs locally and in the development of online tools to help other GPs manage various health conditions.

When not working, Steve is into bushwalking, 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”.

Dr Gilda Brunello

M.B.B.S, F.R.A.C.G.P.

Gilda 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 obtain a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has been working at General Practice Cremorne for over 10 years with a wholistic approach, collaboratively caring for a person’s physical and mental wellbeing throughout their life.

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 regularly 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 the North Shore and graduated from Sydney University’s Medical School in 1988. She did her postgraduate hospital training at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, including a year of community medicine training in palliative care and geriatrics. She then spent a year at Sydney Children’s Hospital where she attained a 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 at General Practice Cremorne since the beginning and has a keen interest in women and children’s health. She is also accredited with Royal North Shore Hospital’s Antenatal Shared Care program.

Dr Stefanie Gooden

MD, Dr. med. (Ger), DCH, F.R.A.C.G.P

Stefanie hails from Bavaria where she studied medicine at the University of Erlangen, graduating in 2002. After working in Germany and the UK as a junior doctor, she moved to Australia and worked in General and Emergency Medicine before joining General Practice Cremorne in 2014.

Her postgraduate qualifications include the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs, 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 Royal North Shore Hospital’s Antenatal Shared Care program as well as with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Dr Felicity Keller

BSc, MSc, MBBS, FRACGP

Felicity grew up in Sydney and graduated from Medicine at the University of Wollongong in 2011. Prior to medicine, Felicity also gained a Masters in Dietetics and Exercise Rehabilitation. Felicity completed her post-graduate training at Hornsby Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Felicity loves all aspects of General Practice. She has special interests in children, women’s health and skin cancer medicine. She has completed a Diploma in Child Health, Certificate of Family Planning and Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine. She is currently registered with the Antenatal Shared Care Program at the Royal Hospital for Women.

When not at work, Felicity loves to cook, spend time outdoors and is busy looking after her young family.

Dr Nicola Moll

MBChB, F.R.A.C.G.P

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 and the Family Planning Certificate in reproductive and Sexual Health. She has taught pre-exam and communication skills courses for the College of General Practice, She is involved in the GP in Schools programme and enjoys seeing adolescents.

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 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 Prince of Wales Hospital and completed her Diploma of Paediatrics at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Her other postgraduate 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.

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 Children’s 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 a country practice in Mullumbimby.

Emma joined General Practice Cremorne 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.

Glenda Taylor

CPMAAPM | Practice Manager

Glenda has over 20 years of Practice Management experience. She has worked in a busy multi-GP Private Practice on the outskirts of Sydney before joining the team at General Practice Cremorne in December 2018. She is a Certified Practice Manager with the Australian Association of Practice Management and is currently preparing for a co-surveyor role with the Accreditation body AGPAL. Glenda enjoys photography, travel and spending time with her family.

Anna

Nurse

Our nurses have over 85 years of nursing experience between them. They assist doctors with a wide variety of acute and chronic health problems, vaccinations, dressings and preventative health plans.

Anne has approximately 30 years’ experience in General Practice, and has both professional and personal experience of caring for others throughout all stages of life – from babies to the elderly.

Mary

Nurse

Our nurses have over 85 years of nursing experience between them. They assist doctors with a wide variety of acute and chronic health problems, vaccinations, dressings and preventative health plans.

Mary has experience in Cardiothoracic Nursing, ICU and Primary care, and has both professional and personal experience of caring for others throughout all stages of life – from babies to the elderly.

Sharon

Nurse

Our nurses have over 85 years of nursing experience between them. They assist doctors with a wide variety of acute and chronic health problems, vaccinations, dressings and preventative health plans.

Sharon has experience in Aged Care Assessments, Emergency and community nursing, and has both professional and personal experience of caring for others throughout all stages of life – from babies to the elderly.

Our Reception Team

Our friendly team of receptionist are here to make your experience at General Practice Cremorne as helpful and efficient as possible. Sandra, Dani, Emma, Giulietta, Jo, Shona, Jess and Tia all come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
They can help book appointments for you and your family, submit Medicare claims on your behalf (in most instances) and liaise with your GP outside of an appointment to help with any of requests.