Smith Street Medical Centre
&
Skin Cancer Clinic

28 Smith Street, Charlestown

New South Wales, 2290

Smith Street Medical Centre & Skin Cancer Clinic

28 Smith Street, Charlestown

New South Wales, 2290

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri8.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday8.00am - 12.30pm
SundayClosed
 
After Hours GP services available
After Hours Phone: 1300 130 147

Book an appointment online

or

Phone (02) 4943 3066

Dr Andrew Keyworth

My wife and I joined Smith St Medical team in 1991, with a plan to stay for 5 years. Twenty two years later I’m still here ! Not quite sure how that happened. Over the years when we have new Doctors joining the Practice, I always tell them two things, firstly we have a great team of staff working here, most of whom have been here for long time do their jobs so well, and secondly that we have a really nice group of patients who seem to keep coming back.

When I think about why I’m still working at Smith Street after 22 yrs, it is really for these 2 same reasons – great staff, who are friendly and supportive, and great patients, who have allowed me to get to know them and to try and help them over the years. Also, Newcastle is a great place to bring up a family.

Newcastle is a small town really, and even after 22 years hardly a week goes by, where I don’t discover some new connection among the families of patients that regularly attend the Practice, which is always surprising and fun.

I like seeing a broad range of patients. Babies and young families are always interesting and cute ( my daughters tell me that I like babies because they give the chance to show off my baby wrangling skills). Teenagers are great, often challenging, but great. I enjoy trying to help people with mental health issues and seem to do a lot of this, having developed some links with The Black Dog Institute and the Beyond Blue organisation over the years. The health of diabetics and older people is also an area of health care in which I have an interest and spend a significant amount of my time and thought.

Men’s health, and Skin cancers and their management are other areas in which I have an interest.

I graduated from Newcastle University in 1984, and have 3 children who are now mostly young adults – only one left at home full –time. Over the years I have been involved on the Board of the Hunter Urban Division of General Practice, that has now morphed into the Hunter Medicare Local. I have been involved with the After Hours GP Access Clinics since their inception, and the Smith St Medical Centre always put’s it’s hand up to be involved in new local, governmental and research initiatives that we feel may benefit out patients. We are also actively involved in teaching undergraduate Medical Students and younger Doctors doing their GP speciality training.

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Areas of Expertise

B.Med. (Ncle)

Dr Upasana Thakorlal

I have been working at Smith Street Medical Centre since 2004.

I enjoy seeing a variety of patients and my special interest areas are Women’s Health and Children’s Health.

I am currently working on Saturday mornings.

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Areas of Expertise

M.B.B.S.(Melb), FRACGP, DRANZCOG, D.C.H.(Dip. Children’s Health)

Dr Rod Watson

Hi, I am Dr Rod Watson and I have been at Smith Street Medical Centre since February 2008.

I try to retain a broad based medical and minor surgical practice. My special interests include women’s health, child an adolescent health, cardiology and psychiatry.

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Areas of Expertise

MB.BS

Dr Jennifer Whiteley

I graduated from Newcastle University in 1993. Completing my Diploma in Paediatrics in 1997 and General Practice Fellowship in 1998.

I have widespread interests in paediatrics, women’s’ health and geriatrics. Currently I work part-time in general practice and on a private hospital rehabilitation ward.

Outside of work I manage a busy family and enjoy gardening and skiing.

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Areas of Expertise

B.Med (Ncle), FRACGP

Dr Adrian Watts

Dr Adrian Watts trained in Newcastle and the Northern Territory. He enjoys all aspects of general practice, including paediatrics, antenatal care and dermatology. Dr Watts recently completed a Diploma in Child Health from the University of Sydney and the Sydney Children's Hospital at Westmead

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Areas of Expertise

B.Med, FRACGP

Dr Al Giles

Dr Al Giles, B.A., B.Med (Hons), FRACGP, is a Locum doctor who works at Smith Street Medical Centre and Skin Cancer Clinic when not on some adventure around the world. Dr Giles has an interest in travel medicine and aviation medicine.




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Areas of Expertise

B.Med. (Hons), FRACGP

Dr Erica Gomes

Dr Erica Gomes graduated from Newcastle University in 2007. She enjoys the variety of general practice, with a particular interest in women's health, paediatrics and mental health. Please book a long appointment if you would like to discuss complex problems or mental health issues.

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Areas of Expertise

B.Med

Dr Cath Eve

Dr Catherine Eve is a Novocastrian born and bred. She trained as a Speech Pathologist before enrolling in medicine.  After graduating from the University of Sydney,  she returned to Newcastle to complete her post-gradualte medical training.  She  has been working in general practice since  2004 and  enjoys all aspects of family medicine.  

Please book a longer appointment if you need to discuss complex or multiple medical issues. 
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Areas of Expertise

 BAppSc (Hons),  MBBS(Hons),   FRACGP

Dr Julian Jackel

I worked in many different jobs before starting Medicine, and moved to Newcastle to study Medicine in 1999. I graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from Newcastle Uni in 2003. On graduating I spent a couple of years doing Emergency Medicine. I have worked as a GP in both Australia and the UK.

I enjoy the broad spectrum that General Practice offers especially caring for all ages. My interests include skin cancer, mental health, preventative health, and the use of technology in Medicine.
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Areas of Expertise

B.Med, FRACGP

Dr Lucy Stuart

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Dr Dean Miller

Dean obtained his medical degree at The University of Melbourne and graduated in 2001. He spent his internship at the Austin & Repatriatriation hospital, then spent a year working at the Royal Children’s hospital in Melbourne. After that, he travelled and worked around the UK and Australia, focussing mainly on paediatrics and emergency medicine.  Eventually he decided on GP training and obtained his Fellowship in 2009. He has recently moved to Newcastle to be closer to family and to enjoy the clearly better weather that Newcastle has to offer. He has interests in men’s health, sexual health especially for the GLBTI community, and travel medicine. 
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Dr Rachel Giblin

After studying at the University of Sydney I have slowly moved up the coast now settling in beautiful Newcastle. I trained as a physiotherapist prior to studying medicine and am now in my final year of GP training. I have a special interest in musculoskeletal/sports medicine, women's health and paediatrics. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors and compete in triathlons - which keep me busy most of the time! I welcome a variety of patients and encourage you to book a long appointment if you would like to discuss multiple problems or mental health issues. 

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Dr Debra Scott

Debra Scott trained at the University of Tasmania and has travelled extensively.

She enjoys the breadth and variety of general practice. Her areas of special interest include women's health , paediatrics, adolescent health and sexual health.
Debra has extra training in Mental health and Travel Medicine.

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Areas of Expertise

MB.BS, FRACGP

Dr Jamie Tran

Dr Jamie Tran is a graduate of medicine from University of NSW in 2004. She completed her General Practice training with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008.

Dr Jamie Tran moved to Newcastle in 2007 and joined Smith Street Medical Centre in 2008. Her special interests are in women's health, antenatal care, chronic disease management, and aged care. Dr Jamie Tran attends Amaroo Nursing Home and Hillside Nursing home.

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Areas of Expertise

MB.BS, BSc (Medicine), FRACGP