Registrar Profile

Tindale Family Practice

Address:
115 Lethbridge Street
PENRITH, New South Wales, 2750

Phone: 02 47295100
Fax: 02 47295199
Website: www.tindale.com.au
PHN Boundary: Nepean Blue Mountains (NBMPHN)
Zone: Outer Metro Zone B

Practice Summary

Practice Opening Hours:
Weekdays:
Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm
Saturdays: 7am to 1pm
Sundays: Closed
Number of Doctors in the Practice: 9
Number of GP Trainers: 2
Practice Manager: Gary Smith
Other Staff: Office Manager, 7 Nursing Staff, 7 Reception Staff
Trains Medical Students: Yes
Billing Arrangements: Blended Billing
Computer Software: STAT Health Services
Accreditation: Australian General Practice Accreditation Ltd (AGPAL)

Practice Overview

Our practice is owned and operated by eight full time GPs (5male and 3 female) with a team of longstanding and friendly staff and a loyal patient base. We are fully computerised and offer full-time registered nurse support, dedicated consulting rooms and a fully equipped treatment room, on-site pathology collection and Pharmacy. We provide a wide range of medical services to a diverse multi-cultural area, offering registrars an ideal teaching and learning environment. The practice has a “learning culture” as they support registrars, medical students and nursing students.

Practice Description

Our practice is located in Penrith and is walking distance from the Penrith Railway Station. There is also off-street parking. We are open Monday to Friday 7am-6pm and 7am-1pm on Saturday and selected public holidays. We offer on-site pathology collection and Pharmacy. The building is modern and well equipped and registrars have their own dedicated consulting rooms. We are fully computerised with STAT Health Services and have NBN internet access.

Our appointment system is bookings on the day and we manage “walk ins” as well. We have an on-line appointment booking system as well. There is also available private appointments in advance and a private fee is payable for this booking service. We provide home visits and provide all our own afterhours coverage.

Practice Staff

We have very loyal and long term staffing. 80% of our staff have been with the practice for more than 15 years. We have 7 nursing staff covering the treatment room and a dedicated Chronic Disease Management Unit operating with full time specialised nursing staff.

The practice has a full time Practice Manager and Office Manager.

Practice patient base and services

We have a very large patient base as we have been providing health care to the Penrith Community for over 35 years. Our patient demographic covers all age groups.

We offer a full range of services and procedures such as; general health screenings, all types of immunisations/vaccinations, minor surgery, pregnancy tests, ECG’s, Spirometry, ear syringing, work injuries along with Pre employment assessments.

Information for Registrars

Registrars are expected work to during the core hours of Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. There are no requirements to work Saturdays, unless it is by mutual agreement. No home visits or afterhours coverage is required.
The practice has two (2) GP Supervisors and formal allocated teaching sessional times are scheduled in each week. All other GP’s in the practice also support the training program and provide assistance as needed.

Trainer Profiles

Dr. Steven Wong
MB,BS, FRACGP
Steven graduated from Sydney University in 1980. He has worked as a GP since 1984 in private Practice. He is a RACGP Examiner. Steven has a strong commitment to his profession and community.

Dr. Catherine Bailey
MB,BS, BSc, FRACGP
Catherine graduated from Sydney University in 2003. She has worked as a GP in Private practice since 2008. She is a RACGP Examiner. She has a keen interest in Antenatal and fertility.