Amanda Maher

2019-09-30T03:51:30+00:00

Amanda Maher

Credentialled Diabetes Educator
RN, CDE, GDip(GenPrac&Emerg), GradDipHlthEd(Diab), GradCertRemoteHlthPrac

A Credentialled Diabetes Edcuator (CDE) is qualified to provide patients with consistent high quality diabetes education and care to patients with diabetes and works with your GP and other members of your treating team. Amanda Maher has an extensive nursing background in general practice, research, teaching, emergency, remote health practice and indigenous health. She began to specialise in chronic disease management including diabetes in 2005, became a diabetes educator in 2010 and a Credentialled Diabetes Educator in 2013. Amanda is passionate about supporting patients in their journey to living well with diabetes and is a compassionate listener with a wealth of experience, training and expertise.

Patients from other practices are very welcome to book a diabetes appointment. Amanda consults from a separate part of the practice in a dedicated room and with your consent, she will write back to your own GP. A Medicare rebate may apply with an EPC referral under a Chronic Disease Management Plan from your GP or you may be covered by your private health insurance. Appointments are usually 1 hour and ongoing management is every 3-6 months, depending on your current treatment. If you are newly diagnosed you will usually need 2 x 90 minute appointments a couple of weeks apart, followed by 3 monthly reviews for the first 12 months. Amanda can help you with:

  • Blood glucose monitoring (including providing a glucometer)
  • Diet and lifestyle
  • Foot checks
  • Vaccination recommendations
  • Eye screening for diabetic retinopathy
  • Baseline ECG
  • Treatment plan recommendations
  • Goal setting
  • Risks and benefits of reaching target goals

For further information or to book an appointment please call reception on 8370 9777. If you work full time Amanda is happy to offer appointments at 7.30am on request (please ask to speak to the Practice Manager.)

  CLINIC HOURS

MON - FRI8am-6pm
SAT8am-12pm
SUN &
PUBLIC HOLS
CLOSED
Pre-booked early morning
appointments available
from 7am
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  CLINIC LOCATION

14 DRUID AVENUE,
STIRLING SA 5152

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Sally Baron

2019-09-11T04:45:29+00:00

Sally Baron

Psychologist and Play Therapist, BA (Hons) Psych, MMHSc., MAPS

Sally is a registered Psychologist and a Play Therapist. She has a Master’s degree in Mental Health Science, specialising in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and advanced clinical training in Child Centered Play Therapy. Sally’s work experience expands over 15 years working with children, young people and their families. Following her Master’s degree, Sally was inspired by the greater depth of many child and adolescent psychotherapies including play therapy – a humanistic, evidence based approach. Talking therapies can be difficult and restrictive for children when exploring their thoughts and feelings. Children do not always have the level of vocabulary needed to fully explore their experiences which may limit the therapy work. A play environment, on the other hand, is developmentally appropriate, comfortable and familiar to children enabling safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship, where healing and growth can occur.

Sally provides Play Therapy sessions for children (3-11 years) where a child can use the safety and familiarity of play to support optimal growth and healing or individualised psychotherapy for adolescents (12-18 years) to address a range of mental health concerns eg:-

  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mental illness in the family
  • Abuse (emotional, physical or sexual)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Family breakdown
  • Medical anxiety
  • School problems

Sally is a Medicare provider and clients with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP will be receive a rebate on fees. Alternatively, private health rebates may apply. Sally is not a registered NDIA provider however she can see self-managed NDIA clients.

Sally consults on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at Stirling Clinic. For appointments, contact Sally directly by phone or email below. Further information is also available on her website.

  • M 0423 331 465
  • E sallybaronpsychology@gmail.com
  • W sallybaronpsychology.com

  CLINIC HOURS

MON - FRI8am-6pm
SAT8am-12pm
SUN &
PUBLIC HOLS
CLOSED
Pre-booked early morning
appointments available
from 7am
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  CLINIC LOCATION

14 DRUID AVENUE,
STIRLING SA 5152

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Julia Triggs

2019-09-10T09:13:31+00:00

Julia Triggs

Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), Accredited Practicing Nutritionist (APN)

Julia completed a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in 2004. She has experience in both the public and private sectors of health care and has worked at one of South Australia’s largest acute hospitals since 2009 where she specialises in nutrition for gastrointestinal surgery and disease. Julia is experienced in delivering specific and tailored individualised dietary advice for a range of conditions including:

  • Obesity and weight control
  • Gastrointestinal disease and surgery
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and FODMAPS
  • Coeliac disease
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Bowel resections
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • • Malnutrition and enteral nutrition

Medicare may rebate some of the fee if you have a GP Management Plan for the management of a chronic disease. Your GP can let you know whether you qualify for a Plan. Alternatively, your private health insurance may rebate some of the cost. For further information, or to make an appointment here at Stirling, please call reception on 83709777.

  CLINIC HOURS

MON - FRI8am-6pm
SAT8am-12pm
SUN &
PUBLIC HOLS
CLOSED
Pre-booked early morning
appointments available
from 7am
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  CLINIC LOCATION

14 DRUID AVENUE,
STIRLING SA 5152

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Carissa Yap

2019-10-02T04:34:33+00:00

Dr. Carissa Yap

Raspiratory & Sleep Physician, MBBS FRACP

Dr Carissa Yap is a specialist Respiratory and Sleep Physician who practices with a personalised, caring approach to suit the needs of individual patients. Dr Yap graduated with distinction from Monash University (MBBS) in Melbourne in 2009. She then trained as a Physician at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and subsequently specialised in Respiratory Medicine at Flinders Medical Centre with emphasis on a wide range of lung disorders. Dr Yap also specialised in Sleep Medicine at Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (AISH) which is renowned nationally as a leading tertiary centre for Sleep Medicine.

Dr Yap is active in clinical research to advance the field of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. She recently completed an extensive prospective research study at AISH in collaboration with CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) and FHBHRU (Flinders Human Behaviour & Health Research Unit) to achieve weight loss in overweight patients with obstructive sleep apnoea.

Dr Carissa Yap consults in a wide range of respiratory and sleep disorders, in particular

  • Sleep apnoea
  • Insomnia
  • Sleepiness
  • Chronic coughs
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Asthma
  • COPD lung infections and malignancies
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless legs syndrome

Dr Carissa Yap takes priority in meeting the individual wellbeing needs of her patients and constantly considers their preferences in managing their illnesses. She is known for her good rapport with her patients at comprehensive consultations, taking time to address her patients’ concerns and queries as well as providing optimal follow up.

Appointments are available at Stirling by phoning reception on 83709777. If you are not a patient of this practice you are very welcome to book in to see Dr Yap with a referral from your GP and Dr Yap will write back to your own practice. Dr Yap charges a reduced fee if you have a current pension or health care card.

  CLINIC HOURS

MON - FRI8am-6pm
SAT8am-12pm
SUN &
PUBLIC HOLS
CLOSED
Pre-booked early morning
appointments available
from 7am
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  CLINIC LOCATION

14 DRUID AVENUE,
STIRLING SA 5152

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Rebecca Cowling

2019-09-10T09:05:03+00:00

Rebecca Cowling

Speech Pathologist, BSpPath

Rebecca Cowling is a certified practicing speech pathologist and has been in private practice in the Adelaide Hills and Murraylands since 2007. She graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor in Speech Pathology in 2001 and is a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Rebecca provides a speech pathology service for children specialising in school age and adolescents and can assess, diagnose and provide therapy for a wide range of communication difficulties, including:

  • Speech delays and disorders
  • Language delays and disorders
  • Literacy difficulties
  • Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC)
  • Tongue thrust swallow and feeding

With a background in clinical education with Flinders University, Rebecca can also provide education and support, including professional development, for parents, teachers, support staff and other health professionals. Rebecca is a Medicare provider and registered NDIS provider and consults at Stirling on Fridays. No referral is necessary. To make an appointment please contact Rebecca on 8390 0246 or 0417 820 907.

  CLINIC HOURS

MON - FRI8am-6pm
SAT8am-12pm
SUN &
PUBLIC HOLS
CLOSED
Pre-booked early morning
appointments available
from 7am
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  CLINIC LOCATION

14 DRUID AVENUE,
STIRLING SA 5152

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Christy Akins

2019-09-10T08:53:22+00:00

Christy Akins

Audiologist, BIS, Med, MAud

Christy Akins is a qualified audiologist who graduated from Flinders University with a Masters of Audiology in 2009. She has worked in hearing rehabilitation for several well-known practices and specialises in hearing assessment, tinnitus management, fitting hearing aids and communication strategies. Christy maintains a strong community focus and has travelled to aboriginal communities to provide hearing services to children’s in indigenous communities. Her interest is in new hearing technologies and in providing individual rehabilitation that is tailored to the lifestyle of the client.

Christy is experienced working with clients in the following areas:

  • Hearing assessment
  • Tinnitus management
  • Communication strategies
  • Hearing aids
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Hearing aid repairs
  • Pre-employment or occupational hearing tests
  • Children’s hearing tests
  • Tympanometry

Appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays by phoning our front desk on 83709777. You do not have to be a patient of this practice to see Christy.

Initial Free Screening

  • For any adult patient who has not already been diagnosed with hearing loss but is concerned about their hearing
  • No referral required
  • Free
  • 15-30 minutes

Full Hearing Test

  • For adult patients with established hearing loss OR children OR occupational/employment testing
  • Free for patients on a pension or part pension or Veterans on a Gold Card
  • $75* fee for all other patients If referred under a chronic disease management plan and EPC referral $75 fee with a $52.95 Medicare rebate
  • 45-60 minutes

* Introductory offer until 31/12/2016: The $75 fee will be waived for any adult patient who has had an initial screening with Christy. Excludes employment testing.

Hearing Aid fitting appointment

  • initial fitting appointment for a new hearing aid
  • Free/government funded OR government contribution and client/health fund top-up OR privately funded
  • 45-60 minutes

  CLINIC HOURS

MON - FRI8am-6pm
SAT8am-12pm
SUN &
PUBLIC HOLS
CLOSED
Pre-booked early morning
appointments available
from 7am
BOOK Now

  CLINIC LOCATION

14 DRUID AVENUE,
STIRLING SA 5152

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Dr. Nina Holmwood

2019-09-10T08:27:49+00:00

Dr. Nina Holmwood

B.Sc (biotect), MD

Dr Nina Holmwood graduated medicine from Flinders University after completing a Bachelor of Science at Adelaide University. She has experience working in a rural setting after two years of working in Mt Gambier prior to commencing specialisation in General Practice. She enjoys cooking and gardening in her spare time. Dr Holmwood is very happy to see new patients and we are very pleased to welcome her to our medical team.

  CLINIC HOURS

MON - FRI8am-6pm
SAT8am-12pm
SUN &
PUBLIC HOLS
CLOSED
Pre-booked early morning
appointments available
from 7am
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  CLINIC LOCATION

14 DRUID AVENUE,
STIRLING SA 5152

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Dr. Sinclair Bode

2019-09-10T08:08:07+00:00

Dr. Sinclair Bode

MBBS, FACNEM

Dr Sinclair Bode graduated MBBS from the University of Adelaide in 1986 and has been with the Stirling Central Health Clinic since 1998. Dr Bode has extensive training in integrative, environmental and nutritional medicine and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Environmental and Nutritional Medicine. Dr Bode has a special interest in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders from an environmental and nutritional perspective. He is also an accredited Supervisor of GP Registrars and enjoys teaching the next generation of general practitioners.

  CLINIC HOURS

MON - FRI8am-6pm
SAT8am-12pm
SUN &
PUBLIC HOLS
CLOSED
Pre-booked early morning
appointments available
from 7am
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  CLINIC LOCATION

14 DRUID AVENUE,
STIRLING SA 5152

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Dr. Tim Goh

2019-09-10T07:45:59+00:00

Dr. Sally Downes

BM, FRACGP

Dr Sally Downes graduated Bachelor of Medicine in the UK in 1988, and after moving to Australia in 1989 gained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1997. Dr Downes has been with Stirling Central Health Clinic since 2000 and became Practice Principal in 2013. A very experienced GP with a diverse clinical background, Dr Downes is a past examiner for the RACGP (Sydney) and is an accredited Supervisor of our GP Registrars. Dr Downes has post graduate qualifications in skin cancer medicine, skin cancer surgery and dermatology, and an interest in travel medicine. Dr Downes practices 5 days a week and is happy to see new patients.

  CLINIC HOURS

MON - FRI8am-6pm
SAT8am-12pm
SUN &
PUBLIC HOLS
CLOSED
Pre-booked early morning
appointments available
from 7am
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  CLINIC LOCATION

14 DRUID AVENUE,
STIRLING SA 5152

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Dr. Nina Holmwood

2019-09-10T07:44:37+00:00

Dr. Sally Downes

BM, FRACGP

Dr Sally Downes graduated Bachelor of Medicine in the UK in 1988, and after moving to Australia in 1989 gained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1997. Dr Downes has been with Stirling Central Health Clinic since 2000 and became Practice Principal in 2013. A very experienced GP with a diverse clinical background, Dr Downes is a past examiner for the RACGP (Sydney) and is an accredited Supervisor of our GP Registrars. Dr Downes has post graduate qualifications in skin cancer medicine, skin cancer surgery and dermatology, and an interest in travel medicine. Dr Downes practices 5 days a week and is happy to see new patients.

  CLINIC HOURS

MON - FRI8am-6pm
SAT8am-12pm
SUN &
PUBLIC HOLS
CLOSED
Pre-booked early morning
appointments available
from 7am
BOOK Now

  CLINIC LOCATION

14 DRUID AVENUE,
STIRLING SA 5152

Make An Appointment

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