Faulkner Street Medical Practice has eight General Practitioners and also offers the Specialist services of Dr S O’Mara. All patient consultations and medical records are kept strictly confidential. Faulkner Street Medical Practice is an accredited training practice under GP Synergy, and the Practice welcomes GP Registrars from the program each year. These Registrars are fully qualified doctors gaining experience in rural general practice.
Dr Martin Danke MBBS, General Surgeon, Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (Germany) FRACGP, Diploma and Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine (Australia) graduated from Frankfurt University in 1991. Surgical training in Germany and UK. Recognition as a specialist of General Surgery, further specialisation in Trauma Surgery and Emergency Medicine. Diagnosing, treating and operating a wide range of abdominal, oncological, endocrinological, vascular and orthopaedic cases. Basic training in Plastic and Hand Surgery as well as neurosurgical and thoracic procedures. Emergency / ICU training with retrieval of patients suffering life threatening illness or injury / Surgical Sonography. After following his Australian wife to NSW in 2003, training and recognition as specialist of General Practice, as well as qualification with the Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine / Advanced Cardiac Life Support / Emergency Management / Remote X-Ray operator licence, emergency and routine cases in a number of rural and regional hospitals. Interests include skin cancer, injury management, musculoskeletal complaints, diabetes and vascular medicine.
Dr Bruce Menzies MBBS, Dip.RCOG, MRCGP, DCH graduated from the University of London in 1977 and qualified as a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1984. He has extensive medical training having worked in Canada, the West Indies and the UK before moving to Australia in 1989 with his family and joining the Faulkner Street Medical Practice. He was the founding Chairman of the New England Division of General Practice in 1993. Among his achievements with this organisation were to set up the New England Immunisation Register and the New England Diabetes Register. He was made Australia Day Armidale Citizen of the year in 2005 and was awarded the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship in 2007 both for services to medicine and for services to the community. In 2010 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services as a General Practitioner and to the arts in the Armidale region. He has a broad interest in General Practice including a special focus on the management of diabetes.
Dr Padma Nanayakkara MBBS, FRACGP, DCH graduated from University of Columbo in 1980 and worked in the Royal Canberra Hospital and Woden Valley Hospital in Canberra until moving to Armidale in 1986. She then worked as a Career Medical Officer at the Armidale and New England Hospital for several years until going into Practice in 1990. She has post graduate qualification in Family Medicine, Family Planning and Womens Health and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners. She has a special interest in paediatrics, family planning, sexual health and women’s health including menopause.
Dr David Ford, MBBS, FRACGP, completed post-graduate Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2010 after undertaking a degree in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience. David worked as a resident at RPA hospital as part of his early training before he and his wife moved to Armidale in 2013. In addition to his role as a GP at Faulkner St, he works as a Senior lecturer at the Rural School of Medicine, UNE. David is interested in all aspects of general medicine including paediatrics, sexual health and aged care.
Dr David Healey, BMed, MPallC, FRACGP, Clin Dip Pall Med, graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1987. He has been a General Practitioner since 1990. He is a country boy through and through, having been raised in Bathurst, NSW. He has always practised in country and regional areas, having worked in Tamworth, central Victoria, and Taree. He enjoys all aspects of general practice, including antenatal care, caring for children, adult medicine and skin cancer care, but is especially skilled in Aged Care and Palliative Care. He has a Masters in Palliative Care, and a Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine, and is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine. He loves to work with his patients to help better their health and has a passion for good quality care.
Dr Alexandra Draney MBBS Bsc(Med), FRACGP
Alex and her family relocated to Armidale in 2017 from Sydney.
Alex graduated from UNSW in 1999 and obtained her FRACGP in 2006. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, particularly women’s health, including antenatal care, and paediatrics, and loves the privilege of being involved in caring for patients and their loved ones.
Dr Paul Kennedy MBBS, FRACGP with 30 years of experience, has returned home to Armidale after four years of remote area occupation health work. Dr Kennedy has a passion for work place medicine/medical assessments including Coal Mining, Road, Maritime and Aviation Medicals; he is DAME, Rail and Coal Industry accredited for NSW and QLD.
Dr Marcia Whalen has recently joined us bringing with her 23 years experience in family medicine and sports medicine. Marcia joins us from Newport Beach, California and has been a volunteer physician for the United States Olympic Training Centre and the USA Water Polo team. Marcia specialises in family medicine, sports medicine and nutrition.
Dr Stephen O’Mara BSC, MBS, is a Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and a Fellow of Royal Australia College of Physicians, graduating from UNSW with a degree in Pathology, Haematology, General Physician and Clinical Haematology and bone marrow transplantation training at Westmead Hospital.
In 2009 Dr O’Mara won the Health Ministers Award for Quality Healthcare.
Dr O’Mara previously represented rural areas at the Hospital Blood Transfusions Committee, is a Member of the Health Ministers Advisory Committee and an Examiner with the College of General Physicians. Dr O’Mara practices from Faulkner Street Medical practice 3 times a month and is available for patient consultations, Bone Marrow Biopsies and General Practitioner case enquiries.
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