The Bubble Launceston is a specialist GP clinic providing sexual and reproductive women's health services for Launceston. Conveniently located on Brisbane Street, The Bubble commenced women’s health consults in April 2021.
In 2018, just over half of Australia’s population—51% or 12.6 million people—were female. On average, Australian females experience different health outcomes than Australian males. Compared with males, females have a higher life expectancy and experienced more of their total disease burden due to living with disease rather than from dying early from disease and injury. They are more likely than males to experience sexual violence and to have multiple chronic conditions.
The Bubble brings together a group of local women’s health specialist GPs along with a dedicated support team made up of an accredited mental health social worker, registered psychologist, dietician and registered midwife. They all have a strong interest and passion in women’s health care, providing a safe, holistic and inclusive service for patients.
Our philosophy is based on Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) which is based on twenty years of medical research, and supports your baby's developing brain. NDC also supports your mental health, helping you to meet the challenge of parenthood.
Antenatal GP shared care is a model in which your antenatal shared care is between your GP and the local public hospital. It’s about seeing women before, during and after pregnancy. Establishing this relationship matters not only for the pregnancy but for early parenting and beyond.
In Australia, one in three women will have an abortion. Of these women, a third, if not more of them, will have a second one at some point during their reproductive years.
Planning your pregnancy is important to ensure a healthy pregnancy with a good outcome. Unplanned pregnancies are at a higher risk of complications. A women's health doctor can help assess your pre conception health – and your partner, if you have one - and get you prepared for a healthy pregnancy. Together with your doctor, you can talk about how you can be in the best health to give your future baby the best start in life.
Our doctors can provide a number of contraception options including the oral contraceptive pill, intrauterine device, hormonal implant, contraceptive injection, vaginal ring, and morning after options.
Menopause can occur naturally and at the expected age, prematurely or early. Perimenopause is the stage before natural menopause, and is when the ovaries are running out of eggs. It is often the time when women begin to experience the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flushes, vaginal changes and mood swings.
BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, Director, Specialist General Practitioner, NDC practitioner
APA Physiotherapist, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Grad Cert Pelvic Floor, Grad Cert Prolapse and Pessary Management.