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 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.