Dr. Andrew Jackson is our Practice Principal. He first joined NSMS in 1984
at the invitation of Dr. Frank Madill, one of the practice's original 'founding fathers'.
He studied at Monash University in Melbourne, and qualified in 1978. After
completing a residency at Melbourne's Alfred Hospital, he came to Tasmania where
he worked at all of Tasmania's main public hospitals, prior to his move to general
practice. While starting out as one in a partnership of six doctors, Dr. Jackson
is now the sole owner of the practice.
Dr. Jackson is a
keen guitarist and harmonica player and can often be found 'busking'
for charity on a street corner near you.
Dr. Meredith Clezy
Dr Meredith Clezy joined the practice as a medical assistant in 1994
after relocating from Queensland. Dr Clezy had an interesting
childhood as she lived in both India and Papua New Guinea; indeed
she graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea in 1976.
Dr Clezy has an interest in pregnancy and women's health, she
completed her DRANZCOG in 1984.
Dr Clezy is an advocate for healthy
lifestyles being the good way to prevent medical problems; she
practices what she preaches by maintaining a healthy diet and regular
Dr. Francis 'Frank' Madill
Dr. Frank Madill joined the practice as a locum in 1966, a year after
completing his undergraduate studies at Melbourne University. In 1968
Dr. Madill became a partner in the practice and provided full time
service to his patients until 1986 when he was elected as an MHA to
the Tasmanian parliament. During his time in the political arena Dr.
Madill held cabinet positions between 1992 and 1996 and acted as Speaker
of the House of Assembly from 1996 to 1998. Dr. Madill qualified as
FRACGP in 1972 and has special interests in Hypnosis and E.N.T.
(earn, nose and throat).
Dr. Madill has proudly launched his self-published book "Why Politics Doctor? Politics: Warts and All" the third in
the series of the life and times of a country boy who secured a place in one of Australian's leading medical schools,
found his way to rural general practice in northern Tasmania, became a sheep farmer on the side, then entered politics
becoming a Minister of the Crown, and the story goes on. To find
out more visit Dr. Madill's web site.
Frank's new book, and also his back catalogue, is available at leading bookshops in Tasmania, over the counter at
our Mowbray surgery, and visit Dr. Madill's web site online at Frank's web site.
Despite his success in the book authoring world, Frank says that he "won't be giving up my day job at Mowbray!
Dr Paul Kerkenezov
Dr Kerkenezov completed his undergraduate training in 1971 in Queensland and
has over 30 years experience in rural General Practice, including 26 years rural
Hospitals General Practice, and 10 years RACS senior instructor in ATLAS. His qualifications include:
MB.BS (Qld) 1971, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Paediatric Life Support,
RAN Advanced Training Underwater Medicine, Radiography for General Practitioners Tasmania.
He has completed a qualification in Emergency Medical Life Support and
enjoys fine art landscape photography. Dr Kerkenezov and his wife spend a considerable amount
of their time spoiling a good walk on one of the State's many golf courses.
Dr Preeti Deshpande
After graduating with MBBS from Karnatak University Dharwad, India Dr Deshpande spent 5 years working in clinics in the Himalayas and then a further 3 years working as a HMO in a rural Obstetric Hospital in southern India. In 2007 Dr Deshpande started part-time work at the Launceston General Hospital where she worked in most clinical Departments. She has fond memories of her time in the Paediatric and Emergency Departments, where she learnt the Australian way of dealing with patients in the acute setting.
Preeti has joined us as part of her GP1 'basic training' to learn the art and science of general medical practice. This will take up to 2-3 years approximately and will lead to the sitting of the examination for FRACGP.