Dr Jim Berryman Practice Principal
Dip Comp Nurs (ChCh), MBChB (Otago), DPH, MPH&TM, FRACGP, FARGP
Jim trained and worked as a registered nurse in NZ, UK and Australia including charge nurse of ICU and lecturer in nursing undergraduate program, then went to medical school in Dunedin. Post grad work included initial training as a public health physician then transfer to RACGP training program in Tasmania. Interests include public health medicine and rural generalism. He is on RACGP Tasmania faculty board and RACGP Rural board and is an ex member of the RACGP post fellowship expert committee and is a FRACGP examiner, medical educator and supervisor liaison officer with GPTT. He is a clinical senior lecturer with UTAS rural clinical school, Burnie. Jim has completed a Masters in Family Medicine by research at Monash University. His thesis examines the effect of health literacy on ambulance use in rural communities.
Dr Christopher Anthony Hughes
BMedSci, MBBS, FRACGP, FARGP
Chris grew up in Burnie and studied Medicine at the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School. He was a junior doctor in Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, and Hobart before returning to the coast to train in General Practice under Jim Berryman. He has an interest in health information technology, conducting research into secure messaging for which he won the Alan Chancellor award at the GP17 national conference. He was named the RACGP Registrar of the year in 2016 and is a clinical lecturer with the University of Tasmania. Chris is currently working on a Masters in Skin Cancer Medicine which he commenced in 2018.
Dr Yasemen Sanli
BMedSci, MBBS (UTAS hons), FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Yas finished school in Sydney then moved to Tasmania to study Medicine which she completed in 2008 with first class honours. After doing her internship and residency at the Prince of Wales Hospital in SYdney she moved to Darwin to start her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Yas completed this qualification at the Royal Hobart Hospital in 2012, soon after she moved to Wynyard to start her training in General Practice under the guidance of Jim Berryman. Yas qualified as a GP in 2016 and has been enjoying working at SSC ever since.
Dr Sarvin Randhawa
BPharm, MBBS (hons)(NotreDam WA) DCH
Sarvin was a pharmacist before completing her medical degree with Hons in Perth, WA. She worked in Perth including in a regional town in WA before moving to the Northwest Coast of Tasmania in 2015. She commenced general practice training at Saunders Street Clinic in 2016. She enjoys teaching and is a lecturer at UTAS Rural Clinical School, Burnie. She completed the Diploma in Child Health and enjoys the variety of general practice.
Dr Allison Johnson
BMedSci, MBBS (UTAS) FRACGP.
Ali grew up in Wynyard and studied Medicine at the University of Tasmania.Initial postgraduate years were spent working at the Northwest Regional Hospital, Burnie. She spent several years living and working interstate before returning to the Northwest coast to raise her young family and commence general practice training. Interests include women's and children's health, chronic disease management and continuing medical education.Ali won the award for highest scoring exam candidate in 2017 FRACGP fellowship examinations for Tasmania.
Dr Louise Sykes
DipGenNurs, BExerSc, MBBS (hons)(Sydney) FRACGP
Lou grew up in Burnie. She then completed a Diploma of general nursing at the RHH. She worked as a RN in Australia and the UK for a number of years before completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Gold Coast University. She went on to study medicine at the University of Sydney which she completed in 2003 with hons. She spent several years working interstate in Emergency and Anaesthetics before returning to Burnie in 2010. She is currently completing general practice training and is thoroughly enjoying the diversity of the work.
Dr Jessie Andrewartha
MBBS (UTAS) cert Womens Health FRACGP
Jess grew up in Kingston Beach and studied medicine at UTAS, choosing to spend the final 2 years at the Burnie Rural Clinical School. It was during these years that she developed a passion for rural general practice, being lucky enough to have 2 placements at Saunders Street Clinic. She returned to Hobart in 2014 to spend 3 years working as a junior doctor in the Royal Hobart Hospital before returning to the NW coast in 2017 to start GP training. She also enjoys working at the Rural Clinical School as a lecturer, and has completed a certificate in women's heath, and a diploma in child health. She enjoys the diversity and continuity of general practice and also enjoys spending time outdoors sailing in her spare time.
Dr Tim Andrewartha
MBBS (UTAS) FRACGP
Tim grew up in Hobart, completing 4 years of medical studies at UTAS in Hobart before moving to the Rural Clinical School in Burnie for the final 2 years. He developed an interest in pursuing a career in rural general practice during these last 2 years of study in Burnie and also as a John Flynn Scholar in Mount Beauty/Falls Creek, Victoria. Tim worked for 3 years at the Royal Hobart Hospital before relocating back to the NW Coast for commencement of GP training at Saunders Street Clinic. He also worked at the Smithton Medical Centre and district hospital and completed a Diploma in Palliative Medicine during work for the NW specialist palliative care service. Tim is also a clinical lecturer in primary care for the year 4/5 medical students at the Rural Clinical School. Tim is midway (in 2019) through a MPH. He enjoys road and mountain biking and is a worship leader at Wynyard New Life Church.
Dr Bradley Williams
Brad graduated from UTAS in 2015 after spending the final 2 years of his degree at the Rural Clinical School. He grew up in Queenstown Tasmania before moving to Burnie where he now calls home. He spent 2 years working in the North West Regional and Mersey Community hospitals before joining GP training, spending 12 months at Patrick Street Clinic before joining Saunders Street Clinic. He enjoys all aspects of medicine and will be involved with the Rural Clinical School as a lecture, teaching current 4/5 year students.
Scott Parkin BA
Fiona Munday Nurse Manager
Fiona is a a local and trained as a registered nurses at the old North West Regional Hospital located at the Harvey Norman site in Burnie. Mainly worked in surgical ward and paediatrics as a registered nurses after completing her training. worked as an Industrial Nurse for several years then worked in Family, Child and Youth Heath Service where she worked as a School Nurse for 20 years. Started work in general practice in 2010.
BNurs. Registered Nurse.
Belinda completed Bachelor of Nursing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1994.SHe has since worked in various areas within public and private hospitals and in primary health. She also spent 11 years in the Royal Australian Navy working within Australia and overseas and left the RAN as a Lieutenant Commander. Belinda has worked in general practice in Tasmania since 2009.
Physiotherapists (Wynyard Physiotherapy)
Peter and Ali have permanent weekly sessions Mon, Wed and Fri for general, sports, insurance and workers compensation physiotherapy.
Paul has weekly sessions by appointment or mental health planning referral. Paul is completing autism training in 2018 as well as working on a PhD.
Independent audiologists visit on a regular basis and are booked directly with the providers.Audiology Clinic and Australian Hearing.
Diabetes Nurse Educator
Kim has regular bi weekly sessions booked via GPs for patients with type I and type II diabetes to review and help obtain optimal diabetes control.
Prof Michael Buist MBChB (Otago) MD FRACP
General Physician and Intensivist.
Dr Stewart Graham MBBS FRACP
Mike visits weekly-referral via GPs from any surgery. Graham is a rheumatologist who visits monthly. All specialists require GP referrals for consultations and are self employed.
DipOT (NZ), DipGrad (Otago) DipTour (Otago)
Rebecca can provide private OT advice and assessment by referral from GPs, insurers and DVA.
(please note that while these providers use our facilities they are NOT employed by Saunders Street Clinic with the exception of the nurse immunisers)