Cygnet practice

Monday - Wednesday: 8.30am - 5pm | Thursday: 9.30am - 5pm | Friday: 8.30am - 5pm | Saturday - Sunday: Closed - our Huonville practice is open Saturdays


Interests: Child health, men's health, emergency medicine, refugee health

Qualifications: MBBS, BMedSci, DCH (Westmead), FRACGP

Dr Damon Richardson

Interests: Emergency medicine, Veterans' health, men’s health, palliative care, aged care

Qualifications: MBBS(Hons), BMedSci, FRACGP

Dr Gary Heathcote

Qualifications: MBBS(Hons), BMedSci, DRANZCOG FME, FRACGP

Dr Vanessa Hewson

Interests: Chronic disease, gastroenterology, men's health

Qualifications: MBChB, MRCP (UK), DRCOG, FRACGP

Dr Andrew Croft

Interests: Women's health, child and youth health, family planning

Qualifications: MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Ingrid Smethurst


Qualifications: Bachelor of Nursing, Grad Cert Emergency Nursing

Deirdre McGowan

Clinical Nurse Co-ordinator

Catherine Grey

Registered Nurse

Ruth Taylor

Registered Nurse

Deb Croft

Registered Nurse

Jo Mahar

Registered Nurse

Allied Health Professionals

Research and Audit Coordinator, Home Medicine Reviews

Qualifications: BPharm, Grad DipPharm, MPS, AACP Accredited

Andrew Ridge

Clinical Pharmacist


GP Services

General medical consultations
Preventative medicine
Women's health (including cervical cancer screening)
Adult and childhood vaccinations
Skin cancer checks
Skin cancer removal procedures
Driver's licence medicals
Travel medicine and vaccinations - including Yellow Fever (Huonville only)
Sexual Health and Family Planning
IUD insertions - Mirena and copper IUDs (Huonville only)
Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Huonville only)
Diving medicals
Pre-employment medicals
DVA health
Ear syringing

Nursing Services

Childhood vaccinations
Adult vaccinations
Lung function testing
24 hour ECG Holter monitoring
24 hour blood pressure monitoring
Wound care
INR testing

Corporate Health Services

Diving medicals
Pre-employment medicals
Workplace health surveillance medicals
Driver licence medicals
Workplace injuries and workers compensation
Workplace vaccinations (including influenza and hepatitis)

Allied Health Services

Clinical Pharmacist (including Home Medicine Reviews)
Exercise Physiologist (Andrea Peattie)


Blood collection facility
INR testing
HbA1C testing
Urine drug screening

Chronic Disease Management

The Huon Valley Health Centre can help you to manage your health, including heart problems, diabetes, asthma and COPD. Talk to your GP about a GP Management Plan to support you to manage your condition.

Health Complaints Commission: 1800 001 170


Call us on 6295 1333

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14 George Street, Cygnet, Tasmania, Australia