Phone: (02) 6257 1000

Practice Team
  • Dr. Felicity Donaghy

    Dr Felicity Donaghy graduated from Sydney University and completed her General Practice Fellowship in 1991. She has worked in General Practice since 1990. Dr Donaghy has worked in Canberra since 2004 and has been the Principal at Garema Place Surgery since 2010. Dr Donaghy enjoys all aspects of General Practice and believes that a good relationship with a caring General Practitioner is the key to maintaining good health. Dr Donaghy is available for consultation on the following days:

    Monday to Friday - 8.00am until 5.30pm
     

  • Dr. Susannah Begbie

    Dr Susannah Begbie graduated from the University of NSW in 1999 and completed her General Practice training in 2004. She has since worked all over Australia and enjoys rural and remote medicine. Dr Begbie joined Garema Place Surgery in 2009 and is available for consultation on the following days:

    Monday & Friday - 8.00am until 4.00pm

    Thursday - 8.00am until 12.00pm

  • Dr. Leonie Harcourt

    Dr Leonie Harcourt graduated from Flinders University in 2004. She has been working in General Practice since 2008 and joined Garema Place Surgery in 2010. Dr Harcourt is interested in all areas of General Practice and enjoys seeing patients from a broad range of backgrounds and ages. Dr Harcourt is available for consultation on the following days:

    Monday - 8.30am until 5.00pm

    Thursday - 8.30am until 4.30pm

    Friday - 8.30am until 12.30pm

  • Dr. Veronica Kolos

    Dr Veronica Kolos holds a degree in Medical Science and a Masters of Public Health with Honours from the University of Sydney. She completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the Australian National University. She then undertook further training, inlcuding The Diploma of Child Health and The Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive Health. She has worked at Garema Place Surgery since July 2011 and obtained her General Practice Fellowship in 2012. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has specific skills and experience in Paediatrics, Sexual Health and Fertility. Dr Kolos also has a special interest in dermatology and in performing skin examinations and diagnostic excisions. Dr Kolos is available for consultation on the following days:

    Monday to Thursday - 8.00am until 5.00pm

    Friday - 8.00am until 12.30pm

  • Dr. Robert Veleba

    Dr Robert Veleba graduated from University of Queensland in 1998. He completed his General Practice training in 2004 and is interested in all areas of General Practice. Dr Veleba worked in the Snowy Mountains during the time of 2005 and 2014. He also commenced at Garema Place Surgery in May 2012. Dr Veleba is available for consultation on the following days:

    Monday - 11.00am until 6.00pm

    Tuesday - 8.00am until 4.00pm

    Thursday - 11.00am until 6.00pm

    Friday - 8.00am until 4.00pm

  • Dr Alexander Stevenson

    Dr Alexander Stevenson completed his General Practice training in 2010. Since then he has undertaken further study including a masters degree in Evidence Based Medicine from the University of Oxford and a diploma of dermatology from the Australian Institue of Dermatology. He is experienced in all aspects of General Practice but has a particular interest in disorders of the skin and conducting skin cancer checks.

    Dr Stevenson is currently on leave for 12 months (returning May 2018) furthering his training in Rural New South Wales.

  • Dr Julia Hingston

    Dr Julia Hingston grew up in Newcastle, NSW. She completed her Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle, graduating with distinction in 2010. She then moved to Canberra for further hospital training, completing her Clinical Diploma of Palliative Care through Canberra's Clare Holland House in 2013. Dr Hingston completed her General Practice training in 2015. She first began working at Garema Place Surgery in 2013 and has an interest in Women's health, preventative care and holistic medicine. Dr Hingston is available for consultation on the following days:

    Monday to Thursday - 8.30am until 5.00pm

  • Dr Libby Goodchild

    Dr Libby Goodchild grew up in Canberra. She completed an Arts Degree at Macquarie University before returning to Canberra to work in the community sector. She went on to study Medicine at the University of Newcastle and returned to Canberra in 2000 to complete a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr Goodchild finished her General Practice training in 2004. She became a Lactation Consultant in 2013 and a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She has been working at Garema Place Surgery since July 2015. Dr Goodchild has a special interest in Breastfeeding Medicine including tongue tie assessment and treatment. Dr Goodchild is available for consultation on the following days:

    Monday - 8.30am until 11.30am

    Tuesday & Wednesday - 8.30am until 4.00pm

    Thursday - 1.00pm until 4.00pm

    Friday - 1.00pm until 4.00pm

  • DR AMANDA HOWARD

    Dr Amanda Howard completed her General Practice training in 2003 in Canberra after moving from Adelaide where she gained her initial medical degree. She has worked in south-east NSW for several years until joining Garema Place Surgery in April 2016. She has a special interest in Women's health, including antenatal care and minor procedures including insertion of intrauterine devices. Dr Howard is available for consultation on the following days:

    Tuesday & Wednesday - 10.00am until 2.00pm

  • DR KATHERINE SIMPSON

    Dr Katherine Simpson completed her Bachelor of Medicine with Distinction at the University of Newcastle, and moved to Canberra for internship and residency. She spent two years as a Registrar in Orthopaedic Surgery, both in Canberra and in regional New South Wales. She first began working at Garema Place Surgery in 2014, and completed her General Practice training in 2016. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, with a special interest in Women’s health and musculoskeletal medicine.

    Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 8.00am until 5.00pm

    Tuesday - 8.00am until 6.00pm

    Thursday  - 8.00am until 12.30pm

 

Garema Place Surgery is a teaching practice and is involved in training Doctors who have chosen a career in General Practice. These Doctors are referred to as General Practice Registrars and are working towards their specialisation in General Practice. They are fully qualified and have hospital experience. They are supervised by the senior Doctors in the practice. The training program allows them to work in one practice from 6 to 12 months. Garema Place Surgery is committed to continuing care and we will continue your care once the registrar is no longer part of our team.

 

Registered Nurses:  Jenna, Tamsyn and Genevieve.

Our Nurses form a very important part of the practice team and will often see you prior to your appointment with the Doctor to update your details and to perform some basic observations such as Height, Weight and Blood Pressure. They are experienced in Chronic Disease Management; Immunisation; Wound Management; Point of Care testing; Spirometry and Audiometry.