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Dr Joe Tempone

Dr Tempone was born in Italy and migrated to Australia at the age of 2 years in 1962, growing up in Melbourne. He completed a science degree (with honors) there before transferring to Tas Uni where he studied Medicine, graduating in 1985. Following his internship at the LGH and 2 more years in the Family Medicine Program in Victoria, he returned to settle in Launceston and joined the Summerdale Medical Practice in 1989.

Dr Tempone is an experienced GP with interest in all areas and all age groups. He has developed special skills in Musculoskeletal medicine, skin surgery, Mirena/Implanon insertion and Sclerotherapy. He has been committed to promoting quality General Practice through involvement in General Practice training organisations, GP Divisions and the AMA for over 30 years.

His hobbies are family, gardening, Yoga and keeping fit. He recently stepped down from his Director and Chairman roles on the Board of locally based charity, Care for Africa.

Dr Tempone is happy to communicate in Italian with those Italian patients not comfortable explaining their problems in English.