Cygnet practice

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


Qualifications: MBBS, BMedSci, FRACGP, DCH

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

Dr Damon Richardson

Specialist GP

Qualifications: MBBS(Hons), BMedSci, FRACGP

Interests: Men's health, Veteran health, emergency medicine, palliative care, aged care

Dr Gary Heathcote

Clinical Lead: Aged Care & Specialist GP

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

Interests: Women's and children's health, pregnancy and antenatal care

Dr Vanessa Hewson

Specialist GP

Qualifications: MBBS, FRACGP

Interests: Children's health, women's health, youth health

Dr Ingrid Smethurst

Specialist GP

Qualifications: MBBS

Interests: Men's health, palliative care, addiction medicine

Dr John Oxford

GP Registrar

Qualifications: MBBS, PhD, MACHI, Level II Mental Health Training, MRCGP, FRACGP

Interests: Complex chronic medical conditions, palliative care and aged care

Dr Bastian Seidel

Principal & Specialist GP


Interests: Medical Education, Aboriginal Health

Dr Erin Bryce

Specialist GP


Deirdre McGowan

Clinical Nurse Co-ordinator

Qualifications: Master of Nursing Science, MPH&TM, Registered Midwife, Women's, Child and Family Health Nurse

Interests: Diabetes, chronic disease, women's and children's health

Gayle Rusher

Nurse Practitioner and Diabetes Educator

Interests: Immunisation and procedures

Catherine Grey

Registered Nurse

Interests: Education

Ruth Taylor

Registered Nurse

Interests: DVA CVC Program

Jo Mahar

Registered Nurse

Interests: Chronic disease management

Sally Brunton

Registered Nurse

Allied Health Professionals

Qualifications: BPharm, Grad DipPharm, MPS, AACP Accredited

Research & Auditing, Home Medicine Reviews

Andrew Ridge

Clinical Pharmacist & Lead Researcher


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