Doctors & nurses

Doctors

Dr Melissa Bessell

MBBS (USyd), FRACGP, DPD, DCH, CTM

Dr Bessell has a special interest in women's health and travel medicine. Melissa joined the ANU Health Service in 2011.

She is currently on leave.

 

Dr Anne Cockburn

MBBS (Hons) (USyd)

Dr Cockburn has spent 20 years in general practice in Goulburn, the last 10 of which were in her own practice. She is interested in all aspects of general practice, and is highly experienced in women's health.

She is available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

Dr Andrew Crossman

BMed DTM&H (London), MSc (LSHTM), FRACGP

Dr Crossman graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2002. He holds fellowships in the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (UK). He has postgraduate qualifications in Public Health(LSHTM), Tropical Medicine (College of Physicians, London) and clinical education, and is interested in all aspects of general practice.

He is available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

 

Dr Christine Colson

MBBS (UniAdelaide)

Dr Colson graduated from Adelaide University in 1977 and has worked in general practice in Adelaide and Sydney. Christine enjoys all aspects in general practice, however does prefer not to perform mole checks.

She is available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

Dr James Langley

MBBS (UniMelb) DRANZCOG, FRACGP

Dr Langley graduated from University of Melbourne in 1985. He holds a fellowship of College of General Practitioners and Diploma of Obstetrics from the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He has a Certificate in Fertility Regulations and Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Studies. He is interested in all areas of general practice.

He is available on Thursday and Friday.

 

Dr Philip Hope

MBBS

Dr Hope has been working at ANU Health Service since 2006. Special interests include general medicine, mental health and travel medicine.

He is available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Dr Lincoln Ratnasingham

MBBS (Sri Lanka), LRCP, MRCS (UK)

Dr Lincoln Ratnasingham has been practising at ANU Health Service since 2007, before which time he was running a practice in the community for nearly 20 years as a solo practitioner. He has many years of experience having worked in general practice and hospitals in Sri Lanka, the UK and Australia since. He speaks Tamil and Sinhalese and his interests are general medicine, men's health and holistic health care.

He is available on Monday and Wednesday.

 

Dr Shevanthi Ratnasingham

MBBS (Sri Lanka), LRCP, MRCS (UK)

Dr Shevanthi Ratnasingham qualified in Sri Lanka, and since then has worked in the United Kingdom and Australia. Her special interests include: adolescent health, antenatal care, pediatrics, hypertension, diabetes, endocrine diseases, mental health, family planning and travel medicine.

She is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

Dr Michael Tedeschi

MBBS (UniNSW), FAChAM (RACP), FRACGP, Dip FM,Cert Health Economics (UniMonash)

Dr Tedeschi graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1979. He then came straight to Canberra to commence an internship and stayed there for a further three years before entering general practice. He obtained the Fellowship of the College of General Practitioners in 1984, then returned to the Hospital to complete specialist training, and now works as a Senior Specialist at Canberra Hospital when he is not at the ANU Health Service. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the ANU Medical School. He has been at the ANU Health Service since 1998 and his special interest is in drug and alcohol problems.

He is available on Monday and Tuesday mornings, and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Nurses

Fiona McDonald

Senior RN, BN, Certificate of Reproductive & Sexual Health

Fiona completed a Bachelor of Nursing at University of Canberra. Fiona's nursing experience is mainly in primary health care working in regional and remote areas of Australia. She has specialised skills and qualifications in refugee health and sexual and reproductive health.

 

Elizabeth Fredrickson

RN, RM, Certificate of Immunisation

 

Catherine Hosick

RN, BN, Certicate of Nursing, Grad. Diabetes Education and Management