Rural Health West recognised the hard work of GPs and specialists who dedicate themselves to the care of people in rural and remote areas at their annual conference last month. [See Beneath the Drapes P33 for the Doctors’ Service Award winners]. The night also recognised those doctors who had spent the last 20 or 30 or more years providing health services to country communities. 20 or more years of service Dr Anthony Best, Busselton; Dr Erik Hagen RFDS; Dr Sharon Jackson, Denmark; Dr Alison Turner, Manjimup; Dr Olga Ward, RFDS, Dr Christine Jefferies-Stokes, Kalgoorlie; Dr Mark Smith, Bunbury; Dr Doreen Menezes, Geraldton
Rural Health West Awards
30 or more years of service Dr Raymond Clarke, Margaret River; Dr Michael Eaton, Dardanup; Dr Philip Green, Australind; Dr Clifton Parry, Mandurah; Dr Lorraine Smith, Bunbury; Dr Gerard Travers, Bunbury; Dr Antonio Tropiano, Mandurah; Dr Neil Wells, Bridgetown; Dr Gavan White, Bunbury; Dr Lee Ming Yap, Harvey; Dr Tom Cottee, Bunbury; Dr Charles Nadin, Bunbury 1 Ms Belinda Bailey and Ms Kelli Porter with seven medical students bound for rural locations. 2 Dr Mike Eaton and daughter Michaela 3 Pilbara docs Dr Kate Hill and Dr Gareth Taverner 4 Dr Suzie Grainger and Ms Belinda Bailey in front of a painting Suzie was inspired to create after a Karajini Retrieval Weekend. 5 Service Award Winners: Dr Mal Hodsdon, left, Prof John Boulton, Dr Randolf Spargo, Dr Philip Reid, the WA Governor, Ms Kerry Sanderson, Rural Health West Chair, Mr Grant Woodhams, Dr Andrew Jamieson and Dr Daniel O’Donnell.
5 Bethesda GP Education Night
Three surgeons who operate at Bethesda offered presentations of various aspects of fertility and women’s health to a group of about 50 GPs. Obstetrician/gynaecologists Dr Panos Maouris and Dr Tamara Hunter and general and bariatric surgeon A/Prof Sue Taylor included topics such as vasectomy reversals, fertility and pregnancy in overweight and obese women and laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis, adhesions and tubal blockage among others. 1 Dr Tamara Hunter and A/Prof Sue Taylor 2 Dr Georgina Pagey and Dr Jenny Hart 3 Dr Elena Ghergori and Dr Gerogina Pagey
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