• Our team is thoroughly experienced in providing all aspects of General Practice health care, including general medicine, paediatrics, immunisations, minor surgery, skin cancer checks, women’s health, contraception, men’s health and much more.
  • To provide you and your family with high quality health care, from treating acute illness to disease prevention.
  • Our surgery is fully accredited with AGPAL Quality In Practice, ensuring all standards required by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners are met.
  • From babies and children, through to the elderly and handicap, every one of our patients is important to us. We are dedicated to helping you with all your medical problems in an individualised and confidential manner.
  • Dr Tanner holds a Bachelor of Medicine (Newcastle) degree and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr David Woods holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Science ( University of Newcastle), Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
  • To provide best practice, evidence based medicine, using Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and other professional guidelines.
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Civic Medical News Follow our news page to help keep your family healthy!

About Our News Page


Welcome to our latest of “Civic Medical News” where our aim is to keep our Patients and the community up to date with everything happening in and around our surgery.

This section of our website, was created as part of our of our Quality Improvement process with the view to update its content every month. Over time, We will cover a range of topics such as the importance of Cancer Screenings, updates on current Immunisation Schedules, staying sun smart in those warmer months and tips on living an active lifestyle, just to name a few.

If there is a particular subject you would like to see us cover on this page, please inform our reception staff or alternatively you can place your request in our suggestions box in the reception area.

cervicallogobreastscreen logobowel cancer logoWant to know how to take care of yourself? Increase your life expectancy? Reduce serious complications from illness?

The answer is simple – actively participate in Australia’s 3 National Cancer Screening Programs.

  • Bowel Cancer – for both men and women. Screening starts at age 50 and is every 2 years up to the age of 74.
  • Breast Screen – for all eligible women over the age of 50 ( it’s also free from age 40 ) every 2 years up to the age of 74.
  • Cervical Screening – Screening commences at age 25 and continues up to age 74.

Ask your GP or Registered Nurse for more information on all 3 programs and how to start screening.

All 3 programs are FREE. All 3 programs could save your life. Regular health screening helps you to live a healthy, longer life.

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