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You always have the opportunity to choose your preferred GP when you attend for appointments. However, if you have an urgent need for care and your preferred GP is not available another GP will be able to assist you. All GPs work closely together to provide the highest quality care to all patients

 

GP Team

 

Dr Tony Isaac - Practice Principal & Owner

Tony is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has worked as a GP in Newcastle since 2006. Prior to entering General Practice he worked in the fields of Orthopaedics, Occupational Medicine and Nursing. General Practice is Tony's chosen specialty, giving him the opportunity to work closely with his patients, as a team, to assess and manage their overall health. Tony has a special interest in Travel Medicine and Tropical Diseases and has completed post-graduate training in this area. He also has a special interest in orthopedics, paediatrics and educating medical students and GP registrars.

Tony is available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and some Saturdays. Tony is not currently accepting new patients.

 

Dr Louise Drinkwater

Louise completed her medical degree at the University of Newcastle in 1997 and has worked as a General Practitioner in the Newcastle area for many years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a special interest in women's health, aged care, and child and adolescent health.

Louise is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and some Saturdays. Louise is not currently accepting new patients.

 

 

 

Dr Charles Piao 

Charlie completed his medical degree and a Master of Pharmacology in Beijing before moving to Australia in 2004. Charlie completed his GP training in Australia, working in Sydney and rural regions of NSW, and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Charlie has also achived a post-graduate Diploma in Child Health through the Children's Hospital at Westmead. While Charlie enjoys all-round general medicine, he has a special interest in paediatrics, skin cancer and Travel Health and he holds a Certificate in Travel HealthTM from the International Society of Travel Medicine. He has also been selected to act as an examiner of new GPs as part of the College's Fellowship program.

Charlie is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturdays

 

Dr Karyn Forbes 

Karyn completed her Medical degree at Deakin University in 2011 after completing a Bachelor degree in Medical Radiation Science in 2004. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has special interest in women's health, paediatrics, palliative care, health education and disease prevention. Karyn has also completed additional specialist training and experience in women's health with the Family Planning Association in Newcastle. She has also completed a Diploma of Child Health with the University of Sydney. Karyn is accredited to offer Mirena (IUD) services.

Karyn is available Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

 

 

Dr Sacha Cattani 

Sacha completed her Medical degree at the Univerity of Sydney in 2006 and she became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2013. Sacha's practice style is passionate, always caring, interested and patient-centred. She loves all aspects of General Practice Medicine and values the importance of preventative medicine for her patients' ongoing health care.

Sacha is available Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and some Saturdays

 

Dr Oscar Cumming 

Oscar completed his Medical degree at the University of New England in 2014 and has received Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Before joining General Practice, Oscar worked as a Paediatric Registrar at Hornsby Hospital where he was responsible for general and emergecy paediatric admissions, special care nursery, obstetric care and teaching of junior doctors and medical students. Oscar enjoys working with patients of all ages and has a keen interest in all areas of General Practice medicine.

Oscar is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturdays

 

Dr Jacquelyn Pinkstone - Currently unavailable

Jacquelyn completed her Medical degree at the University of Newcastle (graduating with Distinction) in 2013. Jackie is a Fellow with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She enjoys all aspects of medicine, including the opportunity to provide patient-centred care to patients of all ages. Jacquelyn has a special interest in paediatrics, completing a Diploma in Chid Health through the University of Sydney in 2016. Jacquelyn has also completed additional training in women's health and is accredited to offer Mirena (IUD) services.

Jackie is currently unavailable.

 

Dr Renata Fuljahn 

After finishing medical school in Brazil, Renata moved to Australia in 2004. Renata is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has been working in General Practice around Lake Macquarie and Newcastle since 2012. Renata is a compassionate, caring and competent GP with a keen interest in her patients' wellbeing and building trusting rapport. She has a special interest in women's health, managing patients with complex conditions and skin problems. 

Renata is available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturdays

 

 

Dr Emma Lyons

Emma received her Medical Degree from the University of Newcastle in 2011 and Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017. Emma enjoys getting to know her patients and their famand she practices patient-centred medicine from young to old, covering both acute and chronic conditions, with a particular interest in women's and children's health.

Emma is available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and some Saturdays. 

 

Dr James Luttrell

James is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and graduated from his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree in 2012. James has been working as a GP in Newcastle since 2015 and is currently involved in student and GP registrar teaching and supervision. James enjoys all aspects of General Practice medicine, seeing patients of all ages, with special interest in sports medicine, skin cancer, paediatrics and adolescent health. In his spare time James enjoys a variety of sports and outdoor activities with his family and dogs.

James is available on Tuesday, Thursday and some Saturdays. 

 

Dr Erin Rickard - GP Registrar

Erin completed her medical degree at the University of New England in 2016 after completing a Masters of International Public Health and a Bachelor or Medical Science. Erin commenced her General Practice training in 2019 and will be completing her General Practice education and experience at KFP. She has a special interest in preventive health, women's and children's health and indigenous health and she has worked in a variety of medical fields across the Hunter New England Health system

Erin is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturdays

 

Dr Olivia Brentnall - GP Registrar

Olivia studied medicine at the University of Newcastle, finishing in 2016, and is currently completing her General Practice specialty training with Kotara Family Practice. Olivia has a special interest in pregnancy care and child health, having worked as a paediatric registrar in Tamworth throughout 2019. She has also completed the Child Health post-graduate training program through the University of Sydney. She enjoys the variety of General Practice and seeing patients of all ages. 

Olivia is available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and some Saturdays.