Dr Maree Puxty has been a GP since 1993. She is a Graduate of Newcastle University. Her qualifications are BMed, FRACGP, DCH, Grad Cert Clinical Ed and a Master of GP Psychiatry. She worked in Moree until Dec 2005. Her work also included Aboriginal Health, General Practice, Counseling and Medical Education. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at UNE. Dr Puxty admits patients to Armidale Hospital and Armidale Private Hospital.
Dr Terry Bohlsen has been a GP since 1993 having graduated from UNSW in 1988. His qualifications are MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, FACRRM. He worked in Moree as a GP until Dec 2005 when he moved to Armidale and joined this practice. He admits patients and delivers babies at Armidale Hospital. He admits medical patients to Armidale Private Hospital. He also provides anaesthetics at Armidale Hospital including Epidurals for labour. His main medical interest are Obstetrics and Anaesthetics.
At West Armidale Medical Centre we are a training practice taking Registrars and occasional medical students.
Doctors undergoing general practice training are known as GP Registrars and are already fully qualified medical practitioners. They work in teaching practices for terms lasting from six to twelve months, and bring knowledge and skills from our hospitals, into this community setting, to the benefit of the other GPs in the practice, and the patients. Our current Registrars are:
Dr Michelle Gao
Michelle commenced working for WAMC in Februry 2022.
Dr Abhishek Tewari
Abi commenced working for WAMC in August 2022.
Other Members of our Team.
Sr Helen Murtagh -Practice Nurse
Helen is a registered nurse that works at the practice on Thursdays. She is registered to give immunisations as well as general nursing care.
Jenny Friend- Speech Pathologist
Jenny Friend went to Sydney University and gained Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) in 1995. She graduated with Master of Education from University of New England in 1998.
Jenny has worked as a Speech Pathologist with Community Health in Armidale from 1995 til 2002. From 2003 – 2011 Jenny worked with children with severe disabilities at Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Currently Jenny is working as a Speech Pathologist at PEDAL Early Intervention, and at West Armidale Medical Centre as a private Speech Pathologist.
Jenny works with adults and has a special interest in children.
Jenny is an independent practitioner who also shares our rooms.
Appointments can be made via our receptionists.
Therese is a clinical pharmacist and Pharmacy educator. Therese provides medication review services to the community within the practice as well as in their own homes, in aged care facilities and in hospitals.