MBBS, DRANZCOG, FRACGP, NDC practitioner, General Practitioner
Dr Amanda is a Launceston local and loves being able to raise her own family here. She is a medical graduate of the University of Tasmania (2013) and then went on to complete her internship and residency at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH). It was there where she developed a love for women's and children's health and completed her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
For the past 6 years she has worked in George Town as a GP and became a fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners RACGP (2018).
She is able to assist with contraception, pre-conception health, fertility, menopause, and thoroughly enjoys pregnancy shared care, plus the baby snuggles that follow at post-natal checks.
More recently she has finished her NDC (neuroprotective developmental care) training and is accredited and ready to start helping parents and their bubs with consults at The Bubble.
She is Tasmania's third NDC practitioner and excited to be supporting and assisting with breast-feeding, unsettled infants and sleep problems with an evidence based approach. She found the approach helped her greatly with her own children, especially with her own breast-feeding troubles, and appreciates how this approach can help the neurodevelopment of infants and is ready to support the mental health of pregnant and new mums.
She is a mum to two young children and is often on adventures with them and her husband on her days off. She loves the beach and a good walk with the family dog.
Period problems can affect women of all ages from the beginning of menstruation all the way to perimenopause and menopause.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
If you are aged between 25 to 74 with a cervix, you should have your first cervical screening test 2 years after your last Pap test. A common concern among cervix owners is the new age range for cervical screening as previously cervical screening started at age 18. Research shows us that having a five-yearly Cervical Screening Test from the age of 25 is safer and more effective than having a two-yearly Pap test from the age of 18.Learn more
While some women get pregnant easily, for others it can take many months. And for some, no matter how healthy they are or how well they have prepared themselves, it can be difficult to get pregnant. If you have been trying to get pregnant for 12 months or more – or six months if you're a woman older than 35 years – it's time to talk to one of the doctors at The Bubble about what to do next.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
There should be a postnatal check at an appropriate time, usually six weeks postpartum, along with an infant check to determine the well-being of both mother and baby. This is usually conducted by a GP.Learn more
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.Learn more
BreastScreen Tasmania provides a free screening mammogram every two years to women between the age of 50 and 74 years throughout Tasmania. While women in the target age group are particularly encouraged to participate, all women over the age of 40 years are eligible for the program.Learn more
Good sexual health is important at all ages and all stages of relationships. At The Bubble we hope to provide a safe and inclusive environment with no judgement in order to help everyone attain positive and safe sexual experiences.Learn more
There are many vulval and vaginal conditions that cause women a lot of angst such as thrush, bacterial vaginosis, vaginal atrophy (vaginal dryness due to menopause) and many more. Embarrassment commonly prevents women from seeking help. This is an area of the body that should not be ignored and the female specialist GPs are very comfortable discussing these issues.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.