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Dr. Debbie Cohen-Jones

Dr. Debbie Cohen-Jones

I am a mother of two daughters, and a golden retriever, and wife to a wonderful husband. We are part of an extended family which is very noisy, loving, and sometimes crazy!

My passion, aside from medicine, is travel. We – my husband and the girls (not the retriever – have been fortunate enough to travel to many parts of our beautiful country, as well as the odd sojourn overseas. I also refuse to conform to the more conservative style of dressing that general practice seems to have previously dictated – you will recognize me as the one in the high heels!

I was born in South Africa and still (occasionally) hold on to my accent – although I most definitely support the Aussie teams in sport! We moved to Perth when I was nine, and I completed my schooling at Carmel school. I went on to study medicine at UWA –  the first doctor in my Jewish family, believe it or not!

My areas of interest include women’s health, paediatrics, preventative medicine, and minor surgical procedures. I spent several additional years at King Edward Hospital which influenced and founded my special interest in women’s health.

I have spent the last ten years in general practice and have really enjoyed becoming a lasting part of my patients’ family network and infrastructure. It is a particularly privileged position that we have as GP’s to gain this unique trust and insight in to the lives of our patients.

I very much enjoy welcoming my patients, old and new, to our fantastic and vibrant practice, and I hope we at Rokeby GP will become a part of your family.

Debbie's Session Times
Mon

7:00am – 3:30pm

Tue

7:00am – 12:30pm

Wed

7:00am – 12:00pm

Thur

7:00am – 1:00pm

Fri

7:00am – 3:00pm

Sat

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Dr. Debbie Cohen-Jones

Special Interests

  • Antenatal & Shared Care
  • Child Health
  • Contraception
  • HRT advice
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health
  • Implanon & Mirena
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Rokeby GP Better Beginnings Program: For Expectant & New Mums
  • Women’s Health

Dr. Shane Morley

Dr. Shane Morley

I am passionate about general practice and believe excellence should be continually strived for by GP’s. I am incredibly fortunate to work with such a wonderful team of fellow doctors, nurses and reception staff, and I am very proud to be working in a practice where excellence is the core theme.

Outside of medicine I am a happily married man, with a wonderful wife, and proud father to a son and two daughters. My greatest pleasures are travelling, camping with my family, cycling, rock concerts, cooking, golf, and wine tasting with close friends. I regularly attend Dockers games and look forward (desperately) to their eventual success.

My childhood was spent on my parent’s farm in Kojonup. I went to boarding school in Perth and from there went straight into medical school at UWA. I worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for three years, and commenced work as a GP in 1995 – and rapidly discovered this was the job I loved. I spent 14 years working at the same practice in Manning/Como, and was sad to leave the lovely community behind when I moved to establish Rokeby GP in 2011 – but I was very happy that many patients accompanied me on the journey. 

After 18 years as a GP I remain highly interested in all areas of general practice. I have formed special interests in depression and anxiety, preventative medicine (in the middle-aged), women’s health, skin cancer, joint medicine, and child health.

I believe there is an enormous opportunity in patients over 40 years old to prevent illness, especially heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Since opening Rokeby GP, we’ve identified numerous services in which there is an unmet need: mental health is one of these. Hence, I have consolidated my training and knowledge in depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. I regularly attend training and education seminars throughout Australia, and our practice has worked hard to establish a reputation for our dedication to those suffering mental health problems.

 

Shane's Session Times
Mon

10:00am – 7:00pm

Tue

9:30am – 12:15pm

Thur

2:30pm – 6:00pm

Fri

7:00am – 12:00pm

Dr. Shane Morley

Special Interests

  • Child Health
  • Implanon
  • Joint Medicine
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder)
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Rokeby GP Better Beginnings Program: For Expectant & New Mums
  • Women’s Health

Dr. Bob Noll

Dr. Bob Noll

Alongside my wife, Rosemary, I spent the first ten years of my working life as a farmer in Katanning, and later in Pingrup. Prospects were pretty bleak back then, so we sought another path travelling to Libya, working as an adviser on an agricultural project based in Tripoli. I spent that year in Tripoli mulling over a new vocation, finally choosing medicine at the University of Western Australia. I sat my TAE alongside several other mature age aspirants, nervously hoping to gain a suitably high score for the School of Medicine.

During my undergraduate years, Rosemary and I had twin girls, and a son. Forever mobile, we moved from Shenton Park to Esperance, then to Salisbury in the UK, Wanneroo, and finally Albany. I love almost any sport with a ball and closely follow the West Coast Eagles and the Western Force.

I spent ten years training to be a rural procedural general practitioner skilled in obstetrics, anaesthetics, emergency medicine, and family practice. My postgraduate qualifications include a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, and a Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine from Flinders University. As part of the last diploma I spent time studying the needs of patients receiving palliative care. I also have certificates in Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery and Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy

After twenty years in Albany I have chosen to return to the city where I will continue my interests in family medicine (of all age groups), skin cancers and general dermatology, musculoskeletal disorders, and acupuncture. Rural general practice has given me a breadth of experience which includes antenatal care and paediatrics, right though to the elderly and their special requirements (whether independent or in aged care).

I enjoy working alongside the close-knit community at Rokeby GP, and offering patients a welcoming and considered consultation.

Bob's Session Times
Mon

8:00am – 5:00pm

Tue

7:00am – 4:00pm

Wed

1:00pm – 7:00pm

Thur

9:00am – 6:00pm

Fri

8:00am – 5:00pm

Sat

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Dr. Bob Noll

Special Interests

  • Antenatal & Shared Care
  • Child Health
  • Contraception
  • Men’s Health
  • Implanon & Mirena
  • Mole Scanning & Dermoscopy
  • Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine
  • Occupational & Corporate Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Skin Check & Skin Cancer Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Travel Medicine
  • Women’s Health

Dr. Luise Thorpe

Dr. Luise Thorpe

I live with my husband and our beautiful German Shepherd, Max – who is always keen for attention, walks, and swims. I enjoy exploring local areas, and venturing out on as many day trips as possible with my husband. If I find myself at home on weekends, slow cooking is a luxury/hobby I like to indulge in.

I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2001, and obtained a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2004. I received my Fellowship of General Practice with the RACGP in 2005.

I have been working as a doctor for the past thirteen years and have spent the last ten of these years working in several locations across Australia. I have worked as a general practitioner in the Adelaide Hills – where I also practiced Rural Obstetrics – as well as the Pilbara and rural Queensland. I moved to Perth from the beautiful township of Broome.

I really enjoy working in general practice and I’m happy to provide consultations for a variety of health issues, such as child health, women’s health, chronic health problems, mental health, sporting or musculoskeletal Injuries, travel medicine, and workers’ compensation. The broad scope and variety is what make general practice so unique and exciting.

I enjoy providing my patients with high-quality, patient-focused, educational discussions in regular, everyday language – I believe this helps patients develop a better understanding of their health issues and treatment options. I want my patients to understand their health issues so they may manage their health better and make informed health choices.

I look forward to meeting you at Rokeby GP.

Luise's Session Times
Mon

8:00am - 6:00pm

Tue

1:30pm – 6:30pm

Wed

8:00am – 5:30pm

Thur

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Fri

2:00pm – 6:00pm

Sat

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Dr. Luise Thorpe

Special Interests

  • Antenatal & Shared Care
  • Child Health
  • Chronic Health Problems (Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Hypercholesterolaemia)
  • Immunisation Advice
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Sporting or Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Travel Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • Worker's Compensation

Dr. Cathryn Higgins

Dr. Cathryn Higgins

My name is Cathryn. I am a wife and mother to three (loud) children who keep me simultaneously entertained, exhausted, and in complete wonderment at their capacity to love their parents – despite the mistakes we make along the way. I am now a reasonably proficient scorer of cricket and basketball, two skills which I had never anticipated needing prior to having children. I believe that chocolate is one of the essential food groups (in moderation, of course).

I am a graduate of the University of Western Australia, and spent my early years at Royal Perth Hospital gaining invaluable experience. After travelling and working in Adelaide and the UK, I returned home to Perth to complete my GP training.

Over time, I have developed special interests in women’s health, paediatrics, and mental health, but I enjoy most fields within the wide spectrum of general practice. I completed a Diploma of Child Health at Princess Margaret Hospital (always helpful when one has children of one’s own), and I continue to enjoy attending lectures on a wide range of topics to ensure my knowledge base is current with best-practice standards. Ongoing education is an essential part of General Practice and an area which I greatly enjoy.

I spent nine years in the northern suburbs practicing as a GP, which was a wonderful experience. However, I embrace the opportunity to work at Rokeby GP, and to be involved with and within the Subiaco community

It is a great privilege and an absolute pleasure to work in general practice. Developing long-term relationships with my patients is a source of great joy to me, hence I am very pleased to be joining a practice that emphasises community and encourages and supports excellence. I look forward to meeting you, and being involved with your health and well-being at Rokeby GP.

Cathryn's Session Times
Tue

9:30am – 5:15pm

Wed

7:00am – 12:00pm

Thur

12:30pm – 7:00pm

Dr. Cathryn Higgins

Special Interests

  • Antenatal & Shared Care
  • Contraception
  • Occupational & Corporate Health
  • Mental Health
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Child Health
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Postnatal
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Women’s Health

Dr. Yvonne Tan

Dr. Yvonne Tan

I am married to a not so intense Intensive Care Physician, and I am the proud mother of two children. When I’m not at work, my interests include reading, travelling, and learning about all things to do with motherhood, wifedom, and life’s pleasures.

My Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees were completed at the University of Western Australia in 1996. Following this, I was accepted into the General Practice training program and successfully gained my fellowship in 1999.

I obtained valuable experience in Rural General Practice as a registrar in Moora, and will always be remembered as the only doctor to survive both Moora floods of 1998 – quite a feat as the last flood there was thirty years prior to my visit!

In paediatrics, I have a post graduate degree in child health (Diploma in Child Health – Princess Margaret Hospital), and in women’s health. I am qualified in counselling and management of contraceptive issues (which include insertion and removal of contraceptive implants). Furthermore, I am also accredited as a Youth Friendly Doctor from the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

I am happy to be a part of Subiaco and its surrounding communities through my work at Rokeby GP. I look forward to welcoming you to our practice and I hope to provide friendly and professional healthcare to you and your family.

Yvonne's Session Times
Mon

9:00am – 1:30pm

Tue

9:00am – 1:30pm

Wed

9:00am – 1:30pm

Thur

9:00am – 1:00pm

Dr. Yvonne Tan

Special Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Antenatal & Shared Care
  • Child Health
  • Contraception
  • Men’s Health
  • Implanon & Mirena
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Rokeby GP Better Beginnings Program: For Expectant & New Mums
  • Women’s Health

Dr. Jane Spencer

Dr. Jane Spencer

I am happily married with two young children. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and gardening.

I was born in Subiaco and grew up on my family farm at New Norcia. I attended boarding school in Perth before completing my medical degree at the University of Western Australia.

After spending my intern year at Fremantle Hospital, I was accepted by the Rural General Practice training program, achieving skills gained in anaesthetics, obstetrics, and paediatrics – in addition to general practice.

My part time work as a GP is well suited to family life. I have been working as a general practitioner since 1999 and continue to be passionate about my chosen career. I really enjoy providing ongoing medical care to individuals and families, and love the variety of the consultations that I have in any one working day.

I have worked in rural areas, including Kalgoorlie, Albany, Mount Barker and Brookton, but more recently have been working in the northern suburbs of Perth – at the same surgery since 2003.

I worked part time for the Royal Flying Doctors Service for eight years, visiting several country towns and providing a regular visiting female GP service to those communities. I really enjoyed this work but cannot say that I miss travelling in a small aircraft during rough weather, and the early morning starts from Jandakot!

I am really enjoying my time at Rokeby GP, and being part of a practice that truly seeks to look after its patients.

Jane's Session Times
Tue

9:15am – 5:45pm

Thur

9:15am – 4:15pm

Fri

9:15am – 4:15pm

Sat

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Dr. Jane Spencer

Special Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Antenatal
  • Child Health
  • Contraception
  • HRT advice
  • Menopause (No bio-identical compounded hormones)
  • Occupational & Corporate Medicine
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Rokeby GP Better Beginnings Program: For Expectant & New Mums
  • Women’s Health

Dr. Patrick Garratt

Dr. Patrick Garratt

Hi, I’m Patrick. I am very fortunate to be the father of three beautiful young daughters and husband to a lovely wife. My family and I are fervent travelers – having caught a very serious strain of the travel bug many years ago – and try as often as we can to travel the world in search of new surrounds.

In between work and family I aim to keep fit by turning out for Wembley Downs “Masters” soccer team. I am a long frustrated but optimistic follower of the Dockers, and a very happy supporter of the English cricket team.

I enjoy challenging myself and setting myself new targets each year. These generally involve climbing increasingly bigger mountains (literally)! As such, I’ve had wonderful experiences trekking for pleasure, as well as working as an expedition doctor on a number of trips to Nepal and Europe.

I moved away from my home in London to study Medicine at the University of Nottingham. After graduating I began travelling and working throughout the world, undertaking work in a variety of specialties, including paediatrics, psychiatry, and cardiology.

After undertaking further work and studies in Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, I finally “found” general practice. After completing my Fellowship in General Practice, I was inspired to undertake further education at the University of Bristol where I completed a post graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals.

My extra training allowed me to return to Perth and combine my work as a GP with teaching the general practice component of medicine at the University of Western Australia. In turn, I moved on to commence general practice teaching to registrars at a post graduate level.

I have recently become very interested in the latest research relating to the treatment of diabetes and obesity, and this has led me to study further the importance and benefits of nutrition. This interest has involved travel to the UK where I have met a number of important researchers, including Dr. Michael Mosely. In turn he has been very supportive in helping me set up a website for people with diabetes (www.thebloodsugardiet.com.au), and a program for visceral fat loss (www.ifast12.com).

I feel very fortunate that I am able to work in a position where I can make a real difference in people’s lives. I continually strive to work with patients to optimise both their physical and mental health by practicing the highest quality medicine, and above all, showing care. This means, as a GP, every patient has to be listened to and every issue needs to be taken in to account.

It is a real pleasure to work with a team that exact themselves to similar high standards and beliefs, and who wish to provide the very highest quality of care to its patients. I look forward to providing the highest standard of general practice care possible to you and your family.

Patrick's Session Times
Mon

12:30pm – 5:30pm

Tue

8:00am – 4:00pm

Wed

1:00pm – 7:00pm

Fri

7:00am – 5:00pm

Sat

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Dr. Patrick Garratt

Special Interests

  • Child Health
  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health
  • Mole Scanning & Dermoscopy
  • Obstetric Care
  • Occupational and Corporate Medicine
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Skin Check & Skin Cancer Prevention
  • Travel Medicine
  • Weightloss
  • Women’s Health

Dr. Michelle Rooke

Dr. Michelle Rooke

Born and raised in Perth, I am keen to take advantage of what our wonderful environment has to offer, and as such, enjoy sailing, cycling, and hiking. It is therefore no surprise I appreciate the importance of keeping active to remain healthy, and believe that preventative medicine is the best medicine.

I completed my medical studies at the University of Western Australia. Since then I have enjoyed a range of experiences; I initially worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, before relocating to the UK with my husband Adam, a sports Physiotherapist, where I worked in a number of roles.

Since returning to Australia we have had three wonderful children. We love travelling as a family – especially when it involves adventures off the beaten track.

General practice provides a perfect balance with our busy family life, and I love the variety that general practice gives me. I enjoyed working as a GP in Broome, where I gained valuable experience in indigenous health; and having a young family, I especially enjoy women’s and children’s health. To further this special interest, I completed a Diploma of Child Health at Princess Margaret Hospital in 2006.

I believe that the relationship between a doctor and a patient contributes to the quality of care. I enjoy developing meaningful doctor-patient relationships. It is a privilege as a GP to get to know entire families as well as individual patients.

I am proud to work at Rokeby GP, a practice which encourages compassion, care, and ongoing education to promote the best possible health experience.

Michelle's Session Times
Mon

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Wed

8:30am – 5:00pm

Fri

10:00am – 5:00pm

Sat

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Dr. Michelle Rooke

Special Interests

  • Antenatal & Shared Care
  • Child Health
  • Mole Scanning & Dermoscopy
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Rokeby GP Better Beginnings Program: For Expectant and New Mums
  • Skin Check & Skin Cancer Prevention
  • Women’s Health

Dr. Gary Ward

Dr. Gary Ward

My interests are in diagnostic medicine for people of all ages and I am especially passionate about preventive health and the promotion of high-level wellness with physical and emotional resilience.

I have been a family physician/general practitioner for almost 30 years. After graduation from UWA I worked as a resident medical officer at Royal Perth Hospital and commenced physician training.

My studies took me to Leeds and Cambridge in the UK in 1983 and 1984 – and I met my wife Claire in Cambridge.

We have four children – Sophie, Gemma, twins Oscar and Henry and three grandchildren Naia, Jett, and Julius.

My hobbies include handymangardener (at home in Perth and on our small farm in south-west France), playing guitar and raising money for the most inspiring global aid and development organization, The Hunger Project. I also co-lead an online course in transactional competence with a global business education company, Influence Ecology.

I love assisting people of all ages to live life to the fullest. I love the variety of general practice and I cherish the opportunity to make a difference for people – to build exceptional wellbeing, or assist through the difficult periods of illness or suffering.

Gary's Session Times
Tue

1:30pm – 6:00pm

Wed

9:00am – 5:00pm

Thur

9:00am – 4:15pm

Fri

9:00am – 7:00pm

Sat

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Dr. Gary Ward

Special Interests

  • Executive & Corporate Medicine
  • General Medicine – all ages
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Quality of Life

Dr. Christina Lind

Dr. Christina Lind

I was born and raised in New Zealand before my family and I moved to Perth in 2004 – temporarily, we initially mused… Now seven years later we have been well and truly seduced by the beautiful surroundings and great lifestyle, and are clearly here for the duration!

I very much enjoy spending time with my two teenage children. I am a keen runner and tennis player, and can frequently be seen pounding the streets – or pounding a tennis ball to within an inch of its life. Recently I have become interested in artisan bread baking, mostly with success – although I am also very capable of turning out the classic brick!

I completed my initial medical training in New Zealand, gaining a range of experiences throughout numerous New Zealand hospitals. After our arrival in Perth, I spent time working in local hospital emergency departments. I completed my formal Australian General Practice Fellowship and have been working in general practice since.

I come from a strong education and teaching background, and one of my key principles in medical practice is to pass on as much information as possible to patients – to help each person understand their conditions and treatment options. I value the opportunity to be involved with people of all ages and from all walks of life, and I believe that with knowledge and understanding we can work together to attain the best possible health.

General practice is a wonderful and varied job and I am thrilled to be part of Rokeby GP.

Christina's Session Times
Mon

7:00am – 12:00pm

Wed

7:00am – 3:30pm

Thur

7:00am – 1:30pm

Sat

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Dr. Christina Lind

Special Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Antenatal & Shared care
  • Child Health
  • Contraception
  • HRT
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Rokeby GP Better Beginnings Program: For Expectant & New Mums
  • Travel Medicine
  • Women’s Health

Dr. Sarah Humphry

Dr. Sarah Humphry

I live locally with my husband and our gorgeous baby boy who keeps us on our toes! We watch in awe every day as he learns and develops his own cheeky little personality.

Outside of medicine we love to travel and include some adventure in our holidays, whether it be swimming between islands in the Mediterranean or hiking parts of the Bibbulmun track more locally. We love to be outdoors whenever we can and know how important this is for both physical and mental health.

I am an avid Dockers supporter and have shown resilience through the highs and lows. I look forward to taking our son to the games.

I am a local graduate from UWA and have worked at Sir Charles Gairdner, Joondalup, King Edward and Princess Margaret Hospital. I also spent a year with my husband working for a tertiary hospital in Sydney.

I learnt early on that General practice was my passion. I am approachable and friendly and love getting to know my patients and their families. General practice allows me to understand them as a person and not just a medical problem. I believe this is integral to providing effective patient centred care.

I have a special interest in women’s and children’s health and have completed extra training in these areas through The Diploma of Child Health and Certificate in Women’s Health. I am competent in Implanon and Mirena insertion. I have a strong interest in chronic conditions, diabetes and mental health.

After graduating as a specialist GP I worked in a practice east of the city but decided to move for the convenience of working close to home.

I approached Rokeby GP after hearing many glowing reviews from colleagues in the industry and members of the local community of what a unique and amazing practice it was. I am very excited to be working at a practice with such a great reputation with such a strong focus on professional excellence and customer service.

I look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to be apart of providing a better experience for you at Rokeby GP.

I am honoured to work with the team at Rokeby GP and look forward to meeting you and your family.

Sarah's Session Times
Wed

2:00pm - 7:00pm

Fri

7:00am - 10:00am

Sat

8:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. Sarah Humphry

Special Interests

  • Child health
  • Chronic conditions
  • Contraception
  • Diabeties
  • Implanon & Mirena
  • Mental Health
  • Travel Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Menopause
  • Men's Health
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Occupational & Corporate Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Antenatal & Shared Care
  • Worker's Compensation

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