Visiting Allied Health Professionals’ Profiles

The practice has a number of in-house and visiting Allied Health Professionals providing multi-disciplinary care to  the patients of Wynyard Medical Centre.

Steven Hooper (Audiometrist)

Steven is a qualified Audiometrist from Hobart, who comes to the practice every 3rd week of the month to provide hearing assessments to the patients of Wynyard Medical Centre.

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Shen Meei Chia (Dietitian)

Originally from Malaysia, Shen Meei Chia came to Australia to pursue a dietetic degree from the University of Sydney and has since loved everything about this beautiful country. Not too long ago, Shen did a road trip to Tasmania from Hobart to Launceston and was amazed by its people, nature, food, and culture. She is glad to be able to relocate to Tasmania and work with a team of experienced health professionals to help change people’s lives through food and nutrition.

Her interest in dietetics started from my passion for food. She grew up watching celebrity chefs on TV, helping mum cook, and enjoyed eating different cuisines. Through the world of dietetics, she is able to use her passion for food and nutrition to educate people about the effects of diet on our health. She wants to inspire other people to be healthy through a “medicine” they were already taking every day: food, and believe that food is powerful, it can be an agent for well being or it can be destructive.  Shen Meei Chia is a fully qualified Australian trained dietitian and has vast knowledge and experience in general as well as specific dietary advice. She provides a comprehensive Nutritional & Dietetic Assessment and advice based on your medical conditions and needs. She practises one full day fortnightly. She can be referred by patient’s GP under GP and Team Care Arrangement Plans without out of pocket expenses or privately by patients themselves but Standard Fees applied.

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Tanushka Alva

Tanushka is a passionate physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates practitioner.

Tanushka has completed her Masters of Clinical Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University in Perth, WA.

Also has had experience working with the Perth Glory Women’s soccer team, as well as her interest in treating sports injuries she has also worked with many women’s health issues.

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Patrick Salter (Respiratory Scientist)

Patrick is a Certified Respiratory Function Scientist from Launceston who visits once each month to provide Lung Testing Clinics. He is an Applied Science graduate from the University of Tasmania with 20 years of experience in providing high quality testing for the diagnosis and management of patients with breathing problems. Requests for testing can be made in consultation with your doctor at this practice, and all testing is bulk-billed.

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Michael O’Donnell (Psychologist )

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Psychology

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Practicing since 1999
  • Counselling and presenting programs in Correctional Setting
  • Employee Assistance Programs delivering individual and couple counselling, mental health and resilience presentations in various organisations
  • Working with young people and their families in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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