We are thinking of you during these challenging times and hope you are keeping well. We understand the temptation to revert back to our normal ways but it is important that we remain vigilant and keep up our hand hygiene and social distancing! If we keep putting in the hard work now, we will be able to go back to normal sooner.
On another, happier note, we have had some exciting staff changes at The Bennelong Medical Clinic and want to introduce you to our new team members!
Dr Patrick Khoury (General Practitioner)
We are thrilled to let you know that there is another doctor in the house! Dr Khoury joins us from a practice in South West Sydney and has the same comprehensive, holistic approach to medicine as Dr Bryce. His special interest areas are in musculoskeletal medicine, mental health, preventative care and skin cancer management. He will be with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays and makes a fantastic addition to the clinical team. Please let our receptionists know if you would like to have an appointment with Dr Khoury.
Clodagh O’Doherty (General Manager)
Clodagh has joined the practice as the General Manager and will be driving the expansion of our practice. She manages the non-clinical functions of the practice including HR & recruitment, accounts and marketing. Clodagh has just returned from Canberra where she held marketing manager roles at the Australian National University, and in the cyber security and not-for-profit sectors. You may recognise Clodagh from the baby pictures in Dr Bryce’s office. That’s right – she is also Dr Bryce’s daughter.
Sana Issa (Clinical Governance Manager & Clinical Pharmacist)
Sana Issa joined the Bennelong Medical Clinic team in April 2019 but has recently taken on the role as Clinical Governance Manager. Sana is a pharmacist by trade and has worked in community pharmacy for the last 30 years. This new role at the practice will provide our patients with access to medication and treatment plan reviews. These are particularly useful for patients who are on 5 or more medications and/or are over the age of 75. Please call reception if you would like to enquire about this service.
Stephanie Russell (Accredited Practising Dietitian)
Stephanie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who comes to us highly recommended from Chemistworks Pharmacy. She has been instrumental in running and coordinating their in-pharmacy community-based Diabetes and Weight-loss program, achieving fantastic results for patients. Stephanie’s special interest areas are in Type 2 Diabetes, weight loss, metabolic syndrome, PCOS and gut health. She is with us every second Friday. Please let our receptionists know if you would like to have an appointment with Stephanie.
We also want to acknowledge Cathie Theodorou who has moved on from our practice after 4 years as the Practice Manager. We want to thank her for her hard work over the years – especially during the transition out of Pope St Top Ryde and into our beautiful new premises in Gladesville. We wish Cathie all the best in her new role.
Take care from the whole BMC team,
Dr Bryce, Dr Khoury, Loretta, Sana, Stephanie, Patricia & Clodagh