Phone: (02) 6288 5324        Afterhours: 1300 422 567       Emergency:  000
MEET OUR TEAM
THE DOCTORS OF FISHER FAMILY PRACTICE
The medical team of Fisher Family Practice work together in a harmonious and collegial manner, which results in a lot of laughs in the tea room and great peer support.  As a teaching practice, the supervisors of Fisher Family Practice help guide new and experienced registrars as they learn the profession of General Practice.  All of our doctors are passionate about quality primary care.  They fully believe that general practice is the cornerstone to healthcare in Australia.    

Want to join our team?  We always welcome enquiries from VR GPs.  Email [email protected] 
  1. Dr Martin Liedvogel
    Dr Martin Liedvogel
    Practice Principal & GP B Med, FRACGP, Prof Cert of Skin Cancer Surgery, GP Reg Supervisor
  2. Dr Anne Marie Svoboda
    Dr Anne Marie Svoboda
    GP & Senior Medical Advisor MBBS, FRACGP, Grad Dip F Med, GP Reg Supervisor
  3. Dr Kalum Ratnaike
    Dr Kalum Ratnaike
    General Practitioner BSc, MBBS, MRCGP, FRACGP, GP Registrar Supervisor
Dr Anne-Marie Svoboda completed her medical degree at UNSW and obtained her FRACGP in 1996.  She also has a certificate of Family Planning and a Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Medicine (Monash).  Her special interests are Women's and Children's Health, Geriatrics, General Medicine and minor procedures.  Dr Anne-Marie Svoboda is our Senior Medical Advisor. 
Dr Kalum Ratnaike joined Fisher Family Practice soon after she moved to Canberra from the UK in 2007.  She completed her medical degree at Guy's and St Thomas' School of Medicine in London and her postgraduate qualifications in London.  Dr Ratnaike has a particular interest in family medicine.  She is also a supervisor to General Practice Registrars, along with Dr Liedvogel and Dr Svoboda.
Dr Martin Liedvogel completed his medical degree in Newcastle, Australia. He spent five years working in hospital in the area of internal medicine before specialising in General Practice.  Dr Liedvogel has special interests in chronic disease management, especially in the area of diabetes and heart disease, and also minor procedures.  Dr Liedvogel is the Practice  Principal of Fisher Family Practice. 
  1. Dr John Howe
    Dr John Howe
    General Practitioner MBBS, DAME AV, AOM
  2. Dr Raphael Wong
    Dr Raphael Wong
    General Practitioner MBBS (Hons), PhB (Hons), DCH, FRACGP
  3. Dr Catherine Horan
    General Practitioner MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Raphael Wong returns to Canberra after completing general practice training in rural NSW.  He obtained his medical degree with honours in 2011 at ANU.  Dr Wong has diverse interests in general medicine, minor procedures, paediatrics, sexual and reproductive health, and skin cancer medicine.  He also has involvement with teaching at ANU and GP Synergy.
  
Dr Catherine Horan has been a registrar at Fisher Family Practice for a number of years, and we are delighted that she was awarded the Fellowship of the RACGP mid-2018.  She has a broad range of interests, including women's health and family medicine.  Catherine will now be staying at Fisher Family Practice as a permanent GP.  
Dr John Howe has completed his studies through the University of Sydney, and spent many years working for the Air Force before becoming a GP in Woden. He joined Fisher Family Practice in 2008.  Dr Howe was awarded the medal of the Order of Australia for services to Medicine as General Practitioner in 2009.
  1. Dr Lucia Wong
    Dr Lucia Wong
    General Practitioner
  2. Dr Ben Harkness
    Dr Ben Harkness
    General Practitioner (on leave from mid-Nov 2018)
  3. Dr Rachel Dash
    Dr Rachel Dash
    General Practice Registrar
Dr Lucia Wong has worked at Fisher Family Practice for many years and consults on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 
Dr Ben Harkness will be on overseas sabbatical from late 2018.  We hope to see Ben from time to time when he returns to Australia to do some locum visits. 
  
Dr Rachel Dash is a GP Registrar who joined Fisher Family Practice in August 2018.  Rachel has had many years experience in internal medicine prior to settling on general practice as her career of choice. 
  1. Dr Stephanie Dakin
    Dr Stephanie Dakin
    General Practice Registrar
  2. Dr Lewis Ryan
    Dr Lewis Ryan
    General Practice Registrar
Dr Stephanie Dakin is a general practice registrar and has worked at Fisher Family Practice since February 2018 while she completes her training.   Steph has a special interest in the role of nutrition in health.   
Dr Lewis Ryan is a general practice registrar in the final stages of training and joined Fisher Family Practice in February 2018.  
  
THE NURSING TEAM
Our practice nurses are fabulous.  From supporting the GPs in their work, to seeing their own patients for immunisations or chronic disease management, the nursing team at Fisher Family Practice is sure to be there with a smile and a helping hand.  Our practice engages registered nurses in their practice team, and the nurses run their own clinic.  Practice nursing makes general practice better!
  1. Gina Essuman
    Gina Essuman
    Practice Nurse
  2. Louise Chan
    Louise Chan
    Practice Nurse
Louise joined Fisher Family Practice in January 2018.  Louise became a registered nurse in 2016 after studying nutritional science.  Louise has an interest in chronic disease management and team care arrangements, and supporting patients to meet their health goals.  She also manages our diabetes program.  Louise is particularly quick with doing vaccinations!   
  
Gina joined Fisher Family Practice in 2017 after her former role as a community outreach nurse in New Zealand.  Gina has an interest in child and maternal health, and also runs our Coordinated Veteran's Care program.  She also works extensively with our elderly patient population through our annual health assessments for patients aged 75 and above.  
OUR ADMINISTRATION TEAM
I think everyone would agree that quality administration team members can really make a difference to the feel and function of any workplace.  We love our admin staff at Fisher Family Practice.  They are great at what they do, and they truly care for our patients.  When you speak to our admin team, you know you are in good hands.  
  1. Kylie Gibson
    Kylie Gibson
    Business Manager BBSc, Dip Business Management
  2. Marion Hedges
    Marion Hedges
    Office Manager Cert 3 Office Administration
  3. Donna French
    Donna French
    Reception/Administration Cert 3 Aged Care
"I have been part of the FFP team for nearly 8 years and still love coming to work every day.  Together, we energetically strive to give our patients the best possible care from contact with our admin team through to our wonderful clinical team.  It’s wonderful to be proud of my workplace!"
- Marion
  
  “I have worked within medical administration for 15 years and have worked at the Fisher Family Practice for 4 years. I enjoy assisting our doctors by providing high quality administrative care. I have my Certificate 3 in Aged Care and am responsible for arranging Health Assessments for our 75+ year-old patients.”
  - Donna
  
"I love general practice.  It's a privilege to work with such a great team of doctors, nurses and admin staff, who all have the common goal of helping our patients achieve better health outcomes.  I believe that data quality is the keystone to managing large practice populations - that's the part of my job I love the most - identifying our patient needs and facilitating positive change." - Kylie
  1. Elise Berry
    Elise Berry
    Reception/Administration
  2. Kerry Moylan
    Kerry Moylan
    Reception/Administration
  3. Jenni McCreath
    Jenni McCreath
    Reception/Administration
"I returned to live in Australia after an absence of ten years and have been working at Fisher Family Practice in administration for the last five. Our entire team adhere to the highest standards of patient care and  I am proud to be part of the Fisher team.  My background was as a Registered Nurse in the USA."
- Kerry
"I have only been with Fisher Family Practice since February 2018, but I absolutely love our practice community, especially our patients.  I enjoy getting to know them and being a part of their experience.  Our FFP team are the most genuine people to work with and I know they will go above and beyond to meet the patient's needs." - Elise

"I have worked at Fisher Family Practice for three years and in that time I have really grown to love the people I work with and our patients. As a mum of two young girls, I love working in an environment that is so family-focused and friendly. My favourite part of working at FFP is meeting all the babies and watching them grow up. I am proud to be a part of this team."
- Jenni
  1. Amarante Hesse
    Amarante Hesse
    Reception/Administration
  2. Lillian Cossetto
    Lillian Cossetto
    Reception/Administration
  3. Phoebe Noone
    Phoebe Noone
    Reception/Administration

  “In the time that I have been at Fisher Family Practice I have grown very fond of the community. We have such a lovely, friendly team who do the best they can to meet all of our patient's needs.”
​- Amarante