Our doctors

Dr Claire Hebbard

MBBS FRACGP DCH

Claire did her initial medical training in Tasmania, before seeing the light and moving to the mainland to work.

After graduation, she did further training in paediatrics, eventually gaining a Diploma in Child Health (DCH). Then she decided to get some practical experience, and had 3 children of her own!

More about Claire

Claire is a GP of many years’ standing. She has been in her own practice in Nabiac for the last 15 years. Now that she has moved to Newcastle for her children’s schooling, she has decided to work in Newcastle as well.

Claire has special interests in Paediatrics, Women’s Health and Psychiatry, as well as the whole range of General Practice.

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm

Thursday 8.30am – 1pm.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please ring our office – 4956 6700 – between 08.30am and 5.30pm to make an appointment.

 

Dr Safwat Khalid

MD FRACGP

Dr Khalid has worked in several large hospitals around Australia, including Wollongong, Mount Gambier and Wyong.  He has also worked in general practices in rural and remote locations around Australia. In Newcastle, he worked in John Hunter Hospital for 2 years, and then ran a general practice in Merewether for some time.

His particular interests include men’s health, general medicine and skin checks.

Since graduating Dr Khalid has continued to increase his knowledge by doing further studies.

More about Safwat

Safwat is a keen volunteer, He willingly gave his time to serve in the Kashmir earthquake zones in Pakistan for a month alongside a Cuban medical team.

His hobbies include playing tennis, reading and watching movies.

He speaks English, Spanish, Urdu and Punjabi.

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm

Wednesday 8.30am – 1pm.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please ring our office – 4956 6700 – between 08.30am and 5.30pm to make an appointment.

 

Dr Marney Wilson

B Med (Hons) FRACGP

Marney Wilson

As well as being a General Practioner all-rounder, Marney’s special areas of interest are women’s health and minor surgery.

After Marney did her medical training in Newcastle NSW, she worked in the Royal Newcastle Hospital before the 1989 earthquake, and the John Hunter Hospital after that. She has also worked at Wallsend and Belmont Hospitals. After her residency, she went to Charleville in Queensland for one year to work in the country, before relocating to Shoal Bay and finally to Cardiff where she has been since 1994. She has completed postgraduate courses in Family Planning and Musculoskeletal Medicine. Marney is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

More about Marney

Marney was a registered nurse, registered intensive care nurse, and registered midwife before starting medical training. She still enjoys working with pregnant women, mums and bubs. She did her general nursing training in Scotland, then worked in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. In Scotland she became interested in Scottish Country Dancing, and eventually qualified to become a teacher in it.

Even before nursing, she did an Arts degree majoring in French and history, and still enjoys going to French movies and travelling when she can – although that is often to dancing events!

Hours

In 2022, Marney is winding down her practice.

From 1st February 2022, her hours will be Tuesday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.30pm, and she will be retiring on 30th June 2022.

Consultations are by appointment only. Please ring our office – 4956 6700 – between 08.30am and 5.30pm to make an appointment.

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