All Fresh Start patients in addition to their addiction treatment programme have access to general health services through our GP clinic. The GP clinic is open four days a week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays). In addition to this, paitents have access to counselling, mental health and chaplaincy services and are able to make an appointment on any of these days. Our Hepatitis C treatment clinic usually takes place on Tuesdays.
While we encourage our patients to see their own doctor, all Fresh Start patients have access to our team of General Practitioners.
Dr Wendy Lawrance – MBBS Dip RACOG FRACGP FAChAM.
Addiction Medicine Specialist Dr Lawrance joined the Fresh Start GP team in 2006, and has also worked in the WA State Government Next Step Drug and Alcohol Services since 2012. She has served on the board of AMPRF Ltd since 2009. She has a special interest in hepatitis C treatment and has extensive experience in GP and health professional education on addiction and hepatitis C. She is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, School of Medical and Health Sciences.
Dr Douglas Hee – MBBS, FRCOG, FRANZCOG.
Dr Hee is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who joined the Fresh Start team in 2010. He has always had a passion for utilising science and technology to improve the scope and quality of patient friendly medical care. His involvement in perinatology, medical ultrasound, fertility, surgery and pain management led him to Dr O’Neil, who has devised innovative solutions to common problems encountered in these areas.
Dr Vladimir Martyn – MBBS, FANZCA, FCICM.
Dr Martyn is a graduate of the University of NSW. He holds fellowships in both Intensive Care and Anaesthesia. He has many years experience in the former, as director of the intensive care units at Sydney, Royal Liverpool (UK) and Fremantle hospitals. Vlad has an ongoing interest in blood management and has substantial experience teaching this at local, national and international levels.
Dr Paul Collin – MBBS, Dip.Mid.COG, DA, FRACGP.
Dr Collin commenced work with Fresh Start in 2012. After graduating from UWA in 1980 he enrolled in the fledgling training programme for GPs before working in Zimbabwe from 1984 to 1987. On returning to Australia he worked in rural and urban hospital and GP positions in the NT and WA, the Department of General Practice at UWA and the RFDS based at Kalgoorlie. Paul has special interests in Echosclerotherapy and Addiction Medicine