RHH General Medicine Specialist Outpatient Clinics - 2016 Update

18 Jan 2016

Royal Hobart Hospital

General Medicine Specialist Outpatient Clinics

2016 Update

In 2016, there will be seven clinics per week in General Medicine offered at the Wellington Clinics, Royal Hobart Hospital.

At present, we are able to see new patients within one to three weeks from time of referral. Where a named referral arrives for one of our team who is on leave, this period may be longer.

We welcome two new consultant physicians to our group who will commence consulting in February 2016: Dr Kylie Butcherine and Dr Ellen Chen. Both consultants have dual training in General Medicine and Geriatrics and welcome referrals from you. The General Medicine clinic is not a multi-disciplinary clinic, so where you believe your patient may benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach, please consider referral to one of the Repatriation Centre based clinics.

In addition to these new consultants, we have our existing team consisting of:

  • Dr Gary Girao- General Physician with interest in perioperative medicine and syncope.
  • Dr Natalie Martin- General Physician with interest in geriatrics
  • Dr Nicole Hancock- General Physician with  interest in neurology
  • Dr Janet Vial- General Physician with an interest in pharmacology
  • Dr Richard Yu- General Physician/Nephrologist
  • Dr Steven Yew- Nephrologist with interest in General Medicine.

Our outpatient service is supported by two Advanced Training General Medicine registrars who work alongside Dr Hancock and Dr Martin.  Our Royal Hobart Hospital Advanced Training program in General Medicine is moving from strength to strength.  In 2016 we will have six trainees who we anticipate will contribute in the future to the needs of our Tasmanian community with regards General Physician consultant services.

Head of Department of General Medicine
Royal Hobart Hospital
January 2016