About

Dr Neil Filgate

General Practitioner – Practice Partner
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: BMedSc, MBBS, CSCT
  • Work Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs

Dr Filgate has been a GP at the Summerdale Medical Practice for 25 years. He takes special interest in minor surgery, aged and palliative care. His favourite cuisine is anything Spanish or Italian. Dr Filgate enjoys golfing, gardening, computers/IT and travelling in his spare time.

Dr Joe Tempone

General Practitioner – Practice Partner
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: BSc(Hons), MBBS
  • Work Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri

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.

Dr Diane Hintum

General Practitioner – Practice Partner
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: BSc, BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), FRACGP
  • Work Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur

Dr Diane Hintum has been part of the Summerdale Medical Practice team since 2004. She graduated medical school at the University of Tasmania achieving MBBS with honours in 1999. Completing internship and residency at the Launceston General Hospital she entered into General Practice training and became a Specialist General Practitioner in 2005. She is a current member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Hintum enjoys the breadth and range of general practice, including women’s health, antenatal care, child health and development, immunization, aged care, chronic disease management, preventative health, performing minor procedures, acute medical care, and teaching new trainees their craft. Her patients range in age from newborns to 101 years old.

Dr Hintum was convenor of the Australian Medical Students Association Convention in Hobart, has been a board member for General Practice Training in Tasmania, is a supervisor of GP registrars, has been an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and is a partner in the Summerdale Medical Practice.

She balances her work as a GP with family life, enjoying many outdoor activities with them, including mountain biking, bushwalking, swimming, going to the beach, walking the dogs, and gardening.

Dr. Donald Rose

General Practitioner – Practice Partner
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: BMedSc, MBBS
  • Work Days: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri

Dr Rose was born in Devonport, obtained his medical degree from the University of Tasmania then spent some years working in the LGH before entering general practice. After a series of locums on the north west coast he began rural general practice in Circular Head where he remained for a decade. During this period he helped establish the Smithton Medical Centre and worked as a visiting medical officer to the Smithton District Hospital. As well as the family medical practice work this period involved a lot of trauma and retrieval work, workers compensation as well as some diving medicine. In the mid-90s Dr Rose joined the Summerdale Medical Practice and has assisted with its growth to be one of the larger teaching practices in the State as well as being one of the main providers of medical services to aged care facilities in northern Tasmania.

Currently Dr Rose is a member of Primary Health Tasmania’s Clinical Advisory Council, a member of the Tasmanian General Practice Forum and is a member of the State Council of the AMA. Dr Rose spends much of his time actively promoting all of life medical care that he believes only the traditional family medical practice can provide.

Dr Rose is happy to see all general practice presentations with a significant part of his day spent looking after aged and palliative care patients.

Dr Nathan Lucas

General Practitioner – Practice Partner
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: MBBS, FRACGP
  • Work Days: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri

Dr Nathan Lucas was born and raised in Launceston. He graduated from University of Tasmania in 2010, earning a Clinical Distinction Award. After spending time at Launceston General Hospital and in General Practice, he joined Summerdale Medical Practice as a registrar in 2014. He attained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2015, became an accredited GP Supervisor for General Practice Training Tasmania in 2019, and became a partner at Summerdale Medical Practice in 2020.

Dr Lucas practices in all aspects of General Practice, taking a special interest in child and adolescent health as well as skin health.  When not at work he enjoys cooking, reading, learning to play the guitar, and spending time with his young family.

Dr Malcolm Tilsley

General Practitioner – Associate
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: BSc(Hons), MBBS
  • Work Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs – AM Only

Dr Malcolm Tilsley continues to practise at Summerdale Medical Practice, mainly in skin medicine and associated minor procedures.

He maintains interest and practice in aged care at a local residential aged care facility. His interests outside of medicine are ‘getting out into the bush’ his vegetable garden and reading.

He will complete 35 years of service at Summerdale in 2022

Dr Anne Wilson

General Practitioner – Associate
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: BMedSci, MBBS, DRANZCOG, MRACGP, FAMA

Dr Anne Wilson was born in Launceston and grew up in Hobart. She graduated with a medical degree from the University of Tasmania in 1981 and worked as an Intern and Resident Medical Officer at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) 1982-1983. Dr Wilson worked in the Latrobe, Burnie and Devonport hospitals in the northwest of Tasmania while obtaining her Diploma of Obstetrics (DRANZCOG).

Dr Wilson moved to Circular Head in 1985 and became a founding GP of the Smithton Medical Centre. She worked full time in general practice in Smithton (as well as in an outreach practice in Stanley) for 10 years along with her GP husband while raising their four young sons. During this time she was a visiting medical officer at Smithton Hospital and practiced GP Obstetrics having the privilege of caring for women before, during and after their pregnancies as well as delivering their babies.

Dr Wilson’s interest in pregnancy care continued when she joined Summerdale Medical in 1996 and she was the Chair of the Maternity Shared Care Collaborative Group at LGH for over 20 years until the group was dissolved in 2019. She is the editor of the GP Pregnancy Care Pregnancy Record (‘the pink book’) which is a resource and record booklet used by GPs, Obstetricians and patients in northern Tasmania.

Dr Wilson also has a keen interest in vaccination and has been a medical representative member of the National Immunisation Committee since 2015. Dr Wilson was a board member of the Division of General Practice North for a number of years before the introduction of Medicare Locals. She joined the General Practice North Committee again in 2018 and is the current Chair. Other representative roles include Federal Australian Medical Association (AMA) Council of General Practice 2012-2020 and AMA Tasmania State Council 2011 to present day. In August 2020 Dr Wilson was inducted into the AMA Roll of Fellows in recognition of her ‘outstanding contribution to medicine, the medical profession and the AMA’.

Dr Wilson’s role at Summerdale Medical has changed in recent years from booked sessional work to working in the treatment area of the surgery in a flexible locum type role increasing her working hours depending on patient demand and surgery workload. She is passionate about traditional family general practice ‘cradle to grave’ comprehensive continuity of primary care for all patients in our community and hopes to inspire young GP trainees similarly.

Dr Matthew Johnson

General Practitioner – Associate
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: MBBS, FRACGP
  • Work Days: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri

Dr Johnson is a returning general practitioners at the Summerdale Medical Practice, starting here in 2016. His special interests include children’s and men’s health, and minor surgeries, however, he is happy to see all aspects of general practice. Dr Johnson enjoys sport, golf in particular, and travelling.

Dr Tricia Siu

General Practitioner – Associate
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: BMedSci, MD, FRACGP, DCH
  • Work Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri

Dr Siu joined Summerdale Medical practice beginning February 2019. Dr Siu enjoys all aspects of general practice but takes a special interest in children’s and women’s health. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, reading and enjoying music. Dr Siu can also speak a limited Cantonese.

Dr Adam Woodberry

General Practitioner - Associate
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: MBBS, FRACGP, BComp. (Hons.), BBus. (Accounting)
  • Work Days: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri

Dr Isabel Illingworth

General Practitioner - Associate
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: MBBS, BMedSci(Hons), CertWH, DCH
  • Work Days: Currently on Maternity Leave

Dr Illingworth is a returning practitioner, starting here as a registrar in 2019. Dr Illingworth enjoys all aspects of general practice . On her time off, she enjoys spending her time dancing and crafting.

Dr Madelaine Comfort

General Practice Registrar
  • Speciality: General Practitioner
  • Education: MBBS
  • Work Days: Tues,Wed,Thurs.

Dr Comfort is one of the newest doctors to join the practice starting January 2021 as registrar . Dr Comfort enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a special interest in women’s health and paediatrics. In her spare time she enjoys sewing and playing hockey.

Dr Keira Nair

General Practice Registrar
  • Education: MBBS
  • Work Days: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri

Dr Nair joined the practice in January 2021 as a registrar . She enjoys all aspects of general practice, as well as obtaining extra skills and training in allergies . When not consulting, Dr Nair enjoys spending her free time cooking, camping and travelling.

Dr Sarah Nuttall

General Practice Registrar
  • Education: MBBS, CertWH
  • Work Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur

Dr Sarah Nuttall joined the practice as a registrar in February 2021. She has a special interest in women’s health. .In her spare time, Dr Nuttall enjoys watching old movies and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Stephen Hodgkinson

Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Speciality: Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Education: MBBS, CertWH

Stephen Hodgkinson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian registered with the Dietitians Association of Australia and has a Bachelor of Health Science from University of Tasmania and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University. Prior to undertaking his training as a dietitian Stephen worked as a qualified chef for many years and has an extensive knowledge of food and nutrition for specific health conditions and also from a flavour perspective. For more information about Stephen and the advice he can provide click HERE.

Danielle Truscott

Consultant Pharmacist
  • Speciality:Consultant Pharmacist
  • Education: M.Ed, BPharm, GradCertULT, AACPA, MPSA

Danielle Truscott is an experienced accredited consultant pharmacist.

Danielle has worked with the Summerdale Medical Practice for over a decade now and has performed many Home Medicine Reviews receiving positive feedback from both patients and their doctors.

Danielle’s strengths lie in Quality Use of Medicine. This entails selecting management options wisely, using suitable medicines if a medicine is considered necessary and using that medicine (including complementary and alternative medicines) both safely and effectively.

The Home Medicine Reviews are informal, informative and ultimately for the well being of the patient Danielle is visiting. She is very mindful of your privacy.

Sarah Dockrell

Audiologist
  • Speciality: Audiologist
  • Education: Bsc Clinical Language Sciences, MAudA

Sarah offers hearing services at Summerdale for adults on a fortnightly basis. She is really keen to find solutions for everyone and provide good support to help her clients through challenges on their way to becoming successful hearing aid users. Sarah also works in the West Tamar region. Her spare time is spent with her husband, donkeys and in vegetable gardening pursuits.

Nursing Staff

  • Chris - Head of Nursing
  • Meagan
  • Helen
  • Vanessa
  • Mel
  • Andrea
  • Katie
  • Agatha
  • Rebecca

Management Team

  • Practice Manager - Miss Nicole Turner
  • Assistant Practice Manager - Mrs Kelly Gregory
  • Office Managers - Cara Dennis and Lacey Denman

Administration Team

  • Office Staff - Karen, Maryanne, Jess, Harmony and Kentesha,  Tamieka, Jordarna and Ashley
  • After Hours Staff - Rihashni and Nina