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Dr Eliza Reid

Eliza graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2012.  She spent a couple of years working in Queensland hospitals, before moving back to Tasmania to start GP training.  In 2017 she completed training and gained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Eliza enjoys the  diversity of general practice, and building relationships with families. She has an interest in children’s health, early detection of skin cancer and does minor procedures including insertion of Implanons.

Dr Karen Gartlan

Karen trained at the University of Tasmania, working at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne after graduation. She completed her GP training in Tasmania and has worked at several practices in and around Hobart over the last 20 years.

Karen has been working part-time at Barrack Street Practice since 2003.

Dr Susan Hampton

Sue graduated from Adelaide University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). She joined Barrack Street Practice in 1987 (then known as Dr Davenport and Associates) and after completing 18 months training in obstetrics, gained a diploma in this area. Sue then took over Dr Valerie Davenport’s obstetric practice, which allowed Dr Davenport to retire.

Sue has a great passion for general practice. She loves the variety and the diversity of challenges that appear in day-to-day general practice. Her particular interest has always been women’s and children’s health, and Barrack Street Practice provides her with the scope to do this, as well as diversifying into minor procedures such as skin checks, Implanon and IUCD insertions.

General practice remains a challenge that Sue really enjoys, especially caring for her patients in a family setting.

Dr Catherine Mayhead

Catherine graduated from the University of Tasmania in the fourth year of graduates. She did her intern year in her hometown of Launceston and then spent the next 5 years working across England, gaining experience in paediatrics, obstetrics, anaesthetics and finally a GP trainee year near Oxford.

After returning to Tasmania, she worked as a locum in several country towns before moving to Hobart again, gaining a RACGP fellowship and becoming involved in college affairs and the fledgling Hospice Care Association.

More recently, she has developed an interest in aged care, along with a continuing interest in the broad areas of general practice.

Dr Zoe Dodge

Zoe graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2017. She has since worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital, gaining experience in paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology, geriatrics and more. Zoe has particular interests in women's and children's health.

Dr Will Upcher

Will graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2008 with a Bachelor of Biotechnology before going on to complete his doctoral thesis in the field of chromosome biology at the University of Oxford. He undertook postgraduate medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2016, and spent the next two years working in hospitals in the Southwest of Sydney. He has happily returned to Hobart with his young family to pursue his training in general practice and enjoys the diversity of medicine seen in primary care. He has an interest in child and adolescent health, preventive medicine, and performing minor procedures.

Dr Patricia Shephard

Patricia graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc) in 1981 and then went on to undertake a Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1984. She has since gained her Diploma of Health Management from Edith Cowan University, is a fellow of the RACGP and a member of the Australian Medical Association.

Patricia has a strong interest in the early detection and management of breast cancer, spending 10 years as Clinical Director of Breast Screen Tasmania. When not working at Barrack Street Practice, she undertakes work as a surgical assistant to neurosurgeon Mr Arvind Dubey.

Patricia is dedicated to providing ongoing and comprehensive health care for her patients. She particularly enjoys having long-lasting patient relationships and working in partnership with them to address their health care needs within the context of family and community.

Dr Juliet Tait

Juliet studied Medicine at Newcastle University and moved to Hobart in 1998. She completed her General Practice training in and around Hobart and country NSW. She has an interest in mental health and has taken special skills training in adolescent and mental health. She has worked around Hobart and in adolescent health facilities since completing her training and is a Fellow of the RACGP. She enjoys working with families and young people and does procedures such as Implanon insertion and removal.