Doctor with women’s health focus joins Bruce community, urges women to prioritise health checks

Dr Jessica Nathan - Bruce

Ochre Health has welcomed a doctor with special interests in women and children’s health, antenatal care and mental health to its growing team in Bruce.

Dr Jessica Nathan arrives on the back of the Bruce practice experiencing a boost in patient demand over the last six months. Dr Nathan’s patient care will complement the services provided by the Bruce practice’s team of 23 GPs and allied health professionals, and 6 nurses. Medical services provided by the practice include sports and exercise medicine, mental health, men’s health, occupational medicine, chronic disease prevention and ophthalmology.

Dr Nathan completed her medical training in the Hunter New England area, before making the move to Canberra in 2014 to be closer to family.  Dr Nathan worked in obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatrics at Canberra Hospital before commencing GP training.  Since becoming a Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017, she has completed training in the Early Management of Severe Trauma and enrolled in the Diploma of Child Health.

“I chose to become a GP because I relish the privilege of being a positive part of my patient’s and their family’s lives,” she says. “It is the most challenging and diverse area of medicine I have worked in, but also the most satisfying.”

Dr Nathan is especially passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of women in the local community.  “Despite our busy lifestyles, it’s extremely important for women to prioritise their health and ensure they are having regular medical checks. Early detection is key to preventing many illnesses.”

Some of Dr Nathan’s services for women include breast and cervical cancer screening, contraception advice, preconception advice and antenatal care. Her services for children include immunisations and age appropriate health checks.

Dr Nathan joins Ochre Medical Centre Bruce, Cnr Allawoona Street & Ginninderra Drive, as a General Practitioner, and is available for appointments between 7:00 – 3:30 Monday – Thursday. Phone (02) 6180 8500, or book online here.

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