Professional Team

Meet Our Friendly Staff at Marketown Health

Our doctors have a wide range of general practice skills, including emergency, antenatal, pallative care, and minor surgical procedures.  They work with a dedicated team of nursing and administrative staff to deliver the highest possible levels of patient care.

Marketown Health is also fortunate to have registrars completing their postgraduate specialist qualifications while working with us.  These GP doctors are fully qualified and work closely with our senior doctors.

Take some time to read about our individual team members:

Dr Peter Hopkins L

MBBS(Hons), MMedSc(EPI), FRACGP

Peter is the CEO of Marketown Health. He is an experienced medical practitioner with over 40 years in clinical practice.

He was as a principal of the King Street General Practice until the practice relocated and rebranded in 2017 to Marketown Health.

Peter is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a member of the Australian Medical Association.

Peter is a supervisor of GP Registrars and medical students and lectures in travel medicine.

His special interests are geriatric medicine, acupuncture, medical education and medical politics.

He regularly visits his elderly patients at home or at aged care facilities.

He was the founding Chair of the Hunter Urban Division of General Practice.

He is a Director and past Chair of Hunter Primary Care and a participating doctor in the GP Access After Hours program.

Consulting Hours:
Monday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday through to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

Georgina

Adv Sc (Hons),  MBBS (Hons) FRACGP

Georgina joined the team in November 2014 after being on maternity leave. She has completed training in family planning and sexual health, and also has an interest in diabetes, other metabolic diseases and preventative health. In 2015 she completed the FRACGP exams.  Prior to her medical career she completed an advanced science degree at the University of NSW, and subsequently spent several years at the Garvan Institute in Sydney involved in breast and prostate cancer research. She then returned to university to study medicine at Sydney University.

Outside of work she is busy looking after her 4 young children and loves to run, hike and practice yoga.

Consulting Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday 9.30am to 2.15pm
Friday 9.30am to 1.00pm

Robert

BSc MD, CCFP (EM) FRACGP

Rob completed his Canadian training in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine in 2001.  While working in Canada, Rob was a clinical instructor with the University of BC Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He was also a physician examiner for the Medical Council of Canada.

Rob & his family moved back to Newcastle in 2012. Rob enjoys teaching medical students at Marketown Health and enjoys all aspects of family medicine with an interest in skin lesions, travel medicine and men’s health. Rob also works for GP Access providing after-hours care and with Hunter ENT, helping in the diagnosis of throat cancers. When not at work, Rob will be in the surf or entertaining his kids.

Consulting Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 8.00am to 5.00pm

Robert H

BMed, FRACGP (Medal)

Rob graduated from Newcastle University and has been working in the Hunter for the last 5 years. He has a wide range of interests including Family medicine, Skin Cancer, Sports Medicine and Travel Medicine. He has worked with the West Indian and Sri Lankan Cricket teams and is currently one of the Medical directors overseeing ACT Cricket.

He enjoys all sports, spending time outdoors and pretends to be a carpenter in his spare time.

Consulting Hours:
Tuesday through to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

Emma Mather

BMed(Hons) and Diploma of Child Health, FRACGP

Emma joined the team in 2016 after being on maternity leave. She is interested in all aspects of General Practice, in particular mental health, Aboriginal Health, antenatal care, paediatrics and geriatrics. 

Emma was a volunteer counsellor and trainer with the Australian Breastfeeding Association for many years, and has also been involved in General Practice Registrar training. Emma is a member of the Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute.

Emma grew up in Newcastle and graduated from Newcastle University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and going to the beach.

Consulting Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday 8.00am to 12.00pm

Alison

BMed FRACGP, Diploma of Child Health, Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (in progress).

Alison started at Marketown Health as a Registrar at the beginning of 2017. She was so happy with the training and atmosphere at Marketown Health she decided to stay on after passing her fellowship exams and receiving her FRACGP in January 2018. Alison did her extended skills as a senior resident medical officer in the John Hunter Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology department and has an interest in Women’s and children’s health, especially antenatal care.   

Alison is a member of the Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute and regularly attends conferences including the Women and Children’s update day run by the Westmead Children’s hospital and the Royal Australian Women’s Hospital.

Alison was born in Melbourne but grew up in Sydney before settling in Newcastle in 2016. She graduated from Notre Dame University. Alison’s hobbies include wall ball, yoga, cycling and of course- going to the beach!

Consulting Hours:
Monday through to Wednesday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday 10.30am to 7.30pm

Vasundhra

MBBS FRACGP Dip (Obs)

Vasundhra has been a GP for the past 15 years.

Having previously worked in Adelaide, Darwin and Coffs Harbour, Vasundhra has been in Newcastle since 2009.

Her interests are Women’s health and Family care.

In her spare time Vasundhra likes to walk and swim and spend time with her husband and children.

Consulting Hours:
Tuesday through to Friday 9.00am to 1.30pm

Zena

BMed, FRACGP, Diploma of Child Health

Dr Zena grew up in Newcastle.  She graduated from medicine at the University of Newcastle.  After completing her internship in Newcastle, she moved to Perth to complete resident training in women’s health and paediatrics.  Dr Zena worked in paediatrics at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth for nearly 5 years.  This sparked her interest in general practice.  She then undertook her GP training on the Central Coast, completing in 2017.  Dr Zena is interested in all aspects of general practice with a special interest in paediatrics, women’s health and preventative medicine.  She has also completed family planning and sexual health courses.

Dr Zena is returning to Newcastle to be closer to her very large extended family.   But she still enjoys travelling around Australia and the world and does this when she can. 

Consulting Hours:
Tuesday 8.30am to 5.15pm
Thursday & Friday 8.30am to 5.15pm

Danika

BmedSci, MBBS (Hons) 

Danika grew up in Sydney, where she graduated from a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Medical Science before completing medicine at the University of Notre Dame. She moved to Newcastle in 2015 and has been enjoying working in the Hunter New England network. Danika has an interest in all areas of medicine, and is currently completing the Diploma of Child Health. She loves spending her spare time with her husband and busy 1 year old son.

Consulting Hours:
Monday 8.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday through to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

Amoreaux

BMed

After studying sociology and international development, Amoreaux worked for the Australian Government for a number of years in Canberra before moving to Newcastle to pursue her medical training in 2011. She graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2016. Amoreaux enjoys working in all aspects of medicine and this is what attracted her to becoming a General Practitioner. 

In her free time she enjoys travelling with her husband, running and spending time with her dog.

Consulting Hours:
Tuesday through to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

Marketown Health are pleased to welcome Dr Steven Cavanagh. Starting at Marketown Health soon.

Consulting Hours:
To be confirmed

Nurses

Meet our nursing team (L-R): Pam, Zoe, Rebecca and Anne.

RN Anne – Anne heads our nursing team, is an authorised immuniser and has a special interest in advanced wound management.

RN Rebecca – Rebecca has extensive experience in surgical nursing, both public and private. Rebecca has also worked as anaesthetic nurse with skills in venipuncture.

RN Pam – Pam is an authorised immuniser with extensive experience in emergency nursing.

RN Zoe – Zoe is a nurse immuniser with emergency nursing experience.

Meet our Administration Team:

Manager, Operations - Nikola

Administration-Finance - Lisa

Administration-Systems - Jude

Patient Records Team:

Wendy-Alice 

Kathryn

Samantha

Quinn

Natalie

Claire

Victoria

Monique

Connor