Dr. Jemma Dalrymple

Jemma grew up in Perth and graduated from the University of Western Australia, but lived and worked in Sydney for 12 years before returning to Perth in 2021 to be closer to her family.

Jemma has worked in General Practice for ten years and loves her job! She has particular expertise in women’s health, including antenatal care and insertion and management of IUDs (copper and hormonal) and contraceptive implants. She also enjoys caring for new parents and young families, and has experience in paediatrics, sexual health, preventive health, mental health and care across the broad spectrum of general practice.

When not at work, Jemma keeps busy chasing her two young children; when she has any free time she likes to run, sing and bake.

Dr. Nancy Yiin

Dr. Nancy is an experienced general practitioner who graduated from The University of New South Wales in 2007. She subsequently completed her specialist general practitioner training in 2012 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr. Nancy holds a Certificate in Women’s Health with The Royal Australian and NZ College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist. She has also completed the Sexual and Reproductive Health course with Family Planning NSW. She is currently undertaking Australasian Lactation Course to provide more support to new mothers in her GP practice.

During her years of working as a GP she has further developed her skills in pregnancy care through affiliated work with several major Sydney maternity hospitals such as The Royal Hospital for Women and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, providing shared antenatal care to expecting mothers throughout their pregnancies and continued looking after their family afterwards.

Dr. Nancy is accredited to perform insertion and removal of contraceptive devices – Mirena/Kyleena IUD, copper IUD and Implanon implant. She is also able to give iron infusions for treatment of iron deficiency/anaemia.

BSc (Med), MBBS (UNSW), FRACGP, Cert. Women’s Health

She has special interest in:

  • Women’s Health
  • Antenatal/Pregnancy Shared Care
  • Sexual Health/Contraception/Family Planning
  • Breastfeeding issues and management
  • Paediatrics

Dr. Nancy’s work is not just limited to the above. She enjoys the variety of challenges that general practice has to offer and loves to get to know the whole family and watch the family grow.

Dr. Nancy speaks both English and Mandarin. When she is not at work she is kept fit by her 2 energetic young boys.

Dr. Catherine Douglass

Catherine is an experienced family doctor.  She is an energetic working mother and appreciates the support of her husband John. Catherine embraces the variety of general practice and building relationships with patients and their extended families. She enjoys networking and building a supportive and multi-disciplinary team environment at Ellen Health. Hobbies include yoga, gym, music and cooking.

Qualifications & Memberships

MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, FACRRM

  • MBBS Uni of Western Australia, class of 1988
  • Diploma Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians, 1993
  • Fellow Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1995
  • Fellow Australian College of Remote & Rural Medicine, 2000
  • Certificate of Sexual & Reproductive Health, 2001
  • Investigator, Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee of WA, 2000-2010
  • Research in obstetrics, 2000-2012
  • Dr YES – Youth Friendly AMA Training 2011
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Notre Dame University 2014-present
  • Clinical Lecturer, The University of Western Australia, 2013-present
  • Supervisor of GP Trainees in the WA GP Education and Training scheme (WAGPET), 2009-2018
  • Maintains a variety of continuing medical education activities for ACRRM accreditation
  • Rotary International volunteer obstetrics educator, trips to India in 2017 and 2018
  • Professional memberships: AMA, ACRRM, DEA, RANZCOG, International Society for Sexual Medicine
  • Member: Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, 100 Women (WA),
  • Supporter: Fremantle Foundation; Ellen Health Community Fund (named fund)

Dr. Marcus Middleton

Dr Middleton graduated from the University of WA in 1980. After internship and residency at Fremantle Hospital, spent a year in the NHS as a Senior House Officer in anaesthesia before returning to the GP training programme in WA. After more than 10 years in geriatric medicine, he returned to general practice in Fremantle and became one of the founding principals of Ellen Street Family Practice in 2003.

Family Medicine

The scope and variety of general practice is constantly challenging and engaging.

Mens Health

Most men develop a concern for their health when a friend falls ill. It’s never too late to start taking care of body and mind. Marcus works closely with other health practitioners at Ellen Health and the Fremantle community to inspire blokes to make healthy changes in their lives.

Lifestyle Medicine & Preventive Health

About 70% of modern health problems have a lifestyle-based cause. Lifestyle Medicine takes conventional medicine into the area of health promotion and disease prevention.

Dermatology

Total body skin checks for abnormal moles and skin cancers. Dermoscopy and biopsy of suspicious skin spots can help to plan appropriate treatment.

Chronic Disease Management

Dr Middleton uses the GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements to help patients with chronic health problems to get access to care such as podiatry, physiotherapy and exercise physiology. He works closely with skilled health practitioners at Ellen Health and in the Fremantle community.

Mental Health

Many GP consultations include a mental health component. This may include anxiety, grief and depression related to stresses at home or the workplace. Dr. Middleton works closely with a number of counsellors and psychologists in the Fremantle area as well as “One Healthy Community” and Alma Street Clinic. He utilises the commonwealth ATAPS (Access To Allied Psychological Services) and Better Access programmes to help patients gain rebates for their counselling consultations.

Surgical Assisting

Regular weekly assistance at orthopaedic operations. 

Other Interests

He is married to the most loyal supporter of the Fremantle Dockers and is now an “Empty Nester”. Dr. Middleton has lived in Fremantle since the 1980s and has Freo in the blood. His 2nd home is the Swan River and South Beach paddling a club surfski with the Dockers old colours. You are sure to see him commuting around Fremantle on the bike or enjoying a coffee at “Lennies”,  a croissant at “The Wild Bakery” and breakfast at “Little Lefroy”.

Qualifications

MBBS (WA)

Dr. Helen Moonen

Since moving to Fremantle in 2003, Helen worked as an Emergency registrar in Fremantle Hospital and more recently, Rehabilitation Medicine at Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital (now The State Rehab Unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital), before changing her career path to General Practice. “I thoroughly enjoy getting to know people and the community they live in, this was a big factor in my decision to move to GP.” Helen joined the Ellen Health team in January 2014.

Special Interests

  • Women’s Health,
  • Child and Adolescent Health, and
  • Ongoing Rehabilitation needs including Head Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries and Amputations.

Qualifications

Helen undertook her medical training at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating in 1998 and then spent 5 years training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in Northern Ireland.

MB Bch BAO, FRACGP, VGDWH

Past Experience

  • Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital where Helen coordinated the rehabilitation of head and spinal cord injured patients.
  • Fremantle Hospital specialising in Emergency Medicine.
  • After graduating Helen trained for a few years in Belfast in emergency and critical care.

Other Interests

Helen has a young family and enjoys spending weekends with them at the beach especially being part of the Little Nippers at Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club at Leighton Beach on a Sunday morning or by the river.  Helen loves to cook and entertain as well as walking her dog by the river to relax!

Dr. Luke Ashford

In his spare time, he enjoys playing a variety of sports, especially tennis, making the most of the great climate in Perth.  

Special Interests

  • Skin Checks
  • Skin Cancer Medicine
  • Minor Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Sports Medicine

Qualifications

Dr Ashford has been working as a GP in Perth since 2009. He graduated from University College London in 2002 and undertook a variety of training posts before qualifying as a GP in 2008.

  • HealthCert Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine
  • HealthCert Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Therapeutics
  • HealthCert Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery Workshop
  • HealthCert Certificate in Primary Care Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer Council Certificate of Dermoscopy

MBBS, BSc, MRCGP (UK), FRACGP, DRCOG

Dr. Liz Davidson

Liz began her General Practice training in 2012, working initially in Fremantle, followed by a year in Midland and a year in Kwinana. After all these years of moving around for her training, she is very much looking forward to a long career with the Ellen Health Team!

Special Interests

  • Women’s health,
  • Shared antenatal care,
  • Insertion of IUDs and other long acting reversible contraceptives.
  • Chronic disease management.

Qualifications

Liz graduated from UWA in 2008, and spent her first few years working at Fremantle Hospital, followed by time at Princess Margaret Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital working mainly in the Emergency department. 

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr. Sandy Braiuka

Dr Sandy Braiuka has enjoyed careers in many aspects of health care for over 30 years, including as a teacher, researcher, naturopath, kinesiologist and now as a GP. She has a special interest in women’s health, sexual and LGBTIQA+ health, mental health, paediatrics, antenatal care and insertion and removal of IUDs and implanons. Her passion is preventative and lifestyle medicine, particularly the exploration of the mind-body connection in health and disease through mindfulness and meditation. Outside of medicine, Sandy loves singing with the Perth Pride Choir and traveling (hopefully someday again) to explore new places, cultures and food. 

Special Interests

  • Preventative Health,
  • Sexual Health,
  • Mental Health,
  • Children’s Health,
  • Antenatal Care, and
  • Insertion and removal of LARC.

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • FRACGP

Dr Christian Brincker

Dr Christian Brincker is an experienced consultant physician with training in cardiology, gastroenterology and general internal medicine in Europe.  Christian has worked as a consultant physician in rural and metro WA for the past thirteen years and has now relocated to Fremantle.

Christian enjoys caring for adults of all ages but especially older people, managing acute and chronic conditions. His areas of special interest are cardiology, diabetes, gastroenterology consults and complex medical conditions.

Qualifications

GPC UK, FRACP

Dr. Michael Steele

Dr Steele is a General Practitioner at Ellen Health. He has extensive experience as Rural GP in Queensland and in Metro GP and Hospitals in Australia and New Zealand

Special Interests

  • General Practice,
  • Teaching,
  • Acute Medical / Surgical Presentations and
  • Pre-hospital emergencies.

Qualifications

  • 1996  MBBS – University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2003  FCA RCSI – Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists, Ireland
  • 2006  FRACGP – Royal Australian College of General Practice
  • 2006  Grad.Dip.Rural GP – Royal Australian College of General Practice
  • 2011  Dip IMC RSC Ed – Diploma in Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 
  • Queensland rural health scholarship holder and worked in rural Queensland Hospitals and general practice 1997 -1999
  • Anaesthetic training 2000 – 2003 Queensland and Ireland
  • Rural General Practice, Queensland, 2004 – 2005
  • Urgent care clinic, Dublin, Ireland 2006 – 2008
  • Academic lecturer in primary care and general practitioner, Dublin, Ireland 2008 – 2012
  • Advanced paramedic supervisor, Dublin, Ireland 2008 – 2012
  • FRACGP, FCA RCSI, Grad.Dip.RuralGP, DipIMC RSC(Ed)