Airport General Practice

Canberra International Airport GP / Medical Centre

Airport General Practice is a GP in Canberra International Airport, ACT with staff including Dr Shilpa Dahal, Dr Nicholas Hamilton, Dr Tuck Meng Soo Ma and Dr Lisa Watson.

Airport General Practice offer holistic healthcare to our patients- that is, care which responds not only to the presenting medical condition but also its long term history and its psycho-social context. The practice encourages patients to develop an ongoing relationship with their GP so that discrete health care events are experienced by the patient as coherent and connected, and consistent with the patient’s medical needs. Research shows that many health problems are related to diet and lifestyle choices. Airport General Practice doctors therefore, as a matter of course, raise these matters with patients and recommend responses.

Care Plans

Chronic disease (such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma and arthritis) accounts for around 80% of the total burden of illness in Australia. Chronic illnesses can compromise quality of life and lead to a gradual deterioration of health. Patients with chronic disease may wish to ask their doctor to prepare a Care Plan. Care Plans drawn up by Airport General Practice doctors typically include a detailed overview of the patient’s health history and treatment; and identify treatment objectives and methods, patient self-care options and the identity of other health professionals involved in their care. These health summaries can be retained by the patient for presentation at hospital or to other health professionals.

Special interests of AGP doctors

Among the areas of special interest of AGP doctors are women’s health, dermatology, minor and cosmetic practice and travel medicine.

Staff at Airport General Practice

Dr Shilpa Dahal

Profile photo of Shilpa Dahal Dr Dahal graduated in medicine from James Cook University in Townsville in 2008 and completed General Practice training...
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Dr Nicholas Hamilton

Profile photo of Nicholas Hamilton Dr Hamilton graduated from The University of Queensland in 2007 and moved to Canberra in 2009, working in the region...
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Dr Tuck Meng Soo Ma

Profile photo of Tuck Meng Soo Ma Dr Soo received his medical training at Cambridge University and Kings’ College Hospital, London. He has worked...
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Dr Lisa Watson

Profile photo of Lisa Watson Dr Watson has spent 28 years working as a GP in rural NSW and has wintered twice in Antarctica. She has special...
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2609
Canberra International Airport
ACT
General Practice