Jan 16, 2019




2018 was another good year for Family Doctors Plus. The biggest news was the birth of Dr Fiona’s gorgeous baby! Thank you for all your kind wishes for Dr Fiona and her expanding family. Dr Fiona is back at work now and will also be available on some weekends.

Read on for our latest updates as we begin 2019.

On a personal note, our team would like to wish you the best for the year ahead. We are so thankful for your support – it is a privilege to care for you and your families.

New faces

Caitlin has joined our reception team – and if you think she looks familiar, that’s because her sister Mae also works in reception!

We’re also excited to have an experienced local GP joining us in February.

Some new specialists will also be holding consults at Family Doctors Plus. They will work collaboratively with our GPs and make it easier for you to access their services. They are:

  • orthopaedic surgeon Dr David Shooter
  • haematologist Dr Kacey O’Rourke
  • urologist/prostate surgeon Dr Troy Gianduzzo.

They join Dr Andrew Chang (ENT and cochlear surgeon) and Dr Chris Bourke (paediatric surgeon), who already visit regularly.

Family information and support sessions

Mums/dads and baby group

This fortnightly  group will continue in 2019, where our nurses will be available to weigh your babies, and we’ll also be inviting guest speakers along. For more details please follow us on Facebook.

First 2019 group: Thursday 7 February, 10am-11am

Guest speaker: Annette Marriott will talk about attachment and bonding.


Education sessions

We look forward to hosting more of our education sessions in 2019. Details of our popular Puberty for Girls and School Readiness sessions are below, and we’ll be announcing others soon.

For details please follow us on Facebook, or ring us on 3357 8192.


Puberty for Girls

Date: Tuesday 12 March  6:30pm – 8:30pm

We give you helpful information and strategies for supporting your daughter through puberty.


School readiness

Date: Tuesday 19 March  6:30pm

Learn valuable tips on helping your child transition to prep from our experienced speech pathologist, occupational therapists, psychologists and others.


Practice news

We completed our extension in 2018, which includes a purpose-built conference room for education sessions, group psychology sessions and more.

We are also delighted to have had some successes on the business front in 2018:

The best past about awards is connecting with other inspiring business leaders and getting new ideas to improve our services to you.

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If you don’t already, follow us on Facebook for the latest in health news affecting the community, health tips and clinic news. If you are not on social media we also share the Facebook feed on our Family Doctors Plus website.


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