Has been working at the Goulburn Medical Clinic since September 1993. Previously to that he had worked in Bateman’s Bay and at several hospitals including Concord, Westmead and Orange Base. Dr McConnell is now the Principal Doctor of the Goulburn Medical Clinic. He is a GP/Obstretrician and is often on call for maternity at the Goulburn Base Hospital. He does regular consults at all the nursing homes in town and also is a VMO at Bourke Street Health Service.
We are pleased to welcome Dr Rana Hilmi to the clinic. Dr Hilmi has a Diploma of Child Health. She is also interested in women’s health as well as general family medicine. Prior to coming to Australia, Dr Hilmi obtained qualifications in plastic surgery. She is consulting from the surgery previously occupied by Dr Donovan.
Dr Padala has returned to the clinic having gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is skilled across the whole range of general practice with a friendly smile and gentle manner. His longterm commitment to the clinic will help provide patients with continuity of care.
Dr Katherine Scott is a Fellow of RACGP. She has been working as a GP in Goulburn since 2009. Prior to that she has worked in General Practice in Sydney; Busselton WA; Katherine NT and Rochester Victoria. She enjoys the challenging variety of General Practice and particularly the fulfilment of providing continuing care to her long term patients.
Dr Jacky Liu graduated from the University of New England. He was trained in Northern Sydney Hospitals and worked with Obstetrics in Westmead. He locumed across a large number of emergency departments in Southern NSW prior to becoming a GP. He has special interests in all fields of medicine but especially in paediatrics and sexual health. Many Goulburnians will already know Dr Liu through Marima Clinic as well as his excellent work with youth at Headspace. He is not to be confused with our surgeon of the same name Dr Luke Liu.
Has been a doctor at the Goulburn Medical Clinic since 2001. She runs women’s health clinics on a Tuesday morning. She has remained one of the most popular female GP’s in Goulburn over that time. Dr Hawke is also the senior lecturer at the ANU rural clinical school and will often have a medical student sit in during her consults. She also oversees some of the training of our registrars. “The aim of this rural exposure is to encourage students to consider rural medical practice after graduation. There is no doubt that a ‘local’ medical school such as the ANU will also encourage doctors to come and stay in our district after graduation. These measures are designed to alleviate the rural doctor shortage and increase the numbers of general practitioners and specialists who choose to work in Goulburn.” Dr Hawke says.
Dr Harshinie Jayamanna is another GP that we are excited to welcome to the clinic. Dr Jayamanna holds a Diploma of Child Health and has obtained qualifications with the Family Planning Association of Australia. She also has considerable experience covering all aspects of general practice. Dr Jayamanna will be room sharing with Dr Katherine Scott.
Another senior doctor who has worked regularly at the clinic since 2013. Dr Mohamed is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He has past experience in emergency medicine. Dr Mohamed is experienced in all aspects of General Practice, especially in chronic disease management and has a Diploma of Child Health. He strives to work with patients for the betterment of their health and believes that “The good GP never stops learning”. Apart from English, he can speak Hindi and Urdu.
Dr Aparna Prasad is our third new and enthusiastic GP who has joined the clinic. Her areas of interest are women’s health, and she has a Diploma of Child Health. Dr Prasad also has experience with and enjoys treating older patients. She is room sharing with Dr Farooq Mohamed and will be happy to see his patients on the days he is not here.
one of our senior doctors at the clinic. He has worked as a GP in Goulburn since 2009 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is our enthusiastic coordinator of continuing medical education in Goulburn through his membership of the Clinical Council of Southeast NSW. In his spare time, Dr Sam enjoys horticulture and tree planting on his property on the edge of town.