Celebrating 125 years of serving the Tamworth region


 
 

Ph: 02 67666166
Fax: 02 67666341
After hours: 0407 255 321
For all emergencies please call an ambulance on: 000

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 11:30am
For urgent needs at other times (inc Public Holidays) please contact the on-call doctor using our After hours number

121 Johnston Street
(Tamwell Building, Ground floor)
Tamworth, NSW 2340

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18 hours ago

Barton Lane Practice

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Try these eight simple steps to help your family lead a healthy lifestyle and get back on track.
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\\ 8 for a healthy weight //

Try these eight simple steps to help your family lead a healthy lifestyle and get back on track.

As many of you know our beloved Dr Stephen Howle is retiring in October.

We have a book available at the front counter for anyone who would like to pass on your well wishes.

We know he will be dearly missed, and not just by us!
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As many of you know our beloved Dr Stephen Howle is retiring in October.

We have a book available at the front counter for anyone who would like to pass on your well wishes.

We know he will be dearly missed, and not just by us!

 

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Barton Lane Practice

Why not grab a friend, partner, or the whole family and sign up?✅ a marathon off your bucket list with MyMarathon and run 42.2km throughout October… It starts NEXT MONTH!

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New Patients

First of all – Welcome!

At Barton Lane Practice, we want to make sure all our patients receive high quality, comprehensive health care.

To become a patient, contact the practice (02 6766 6166) to book your first appointment.

Before your first appointment we would like you to complete a Patient Registration form. You can download one here, or collect one from the practice. Please bring your completed form along to your first visit.

If possible, please also bring:
> An up-to-date health summary from your previous GP
> Copies of any GP Management Plans
> Any relevant letters or notes from specialists
> Any medications you take

patient registration form

Billing information

Our goal for you is to provide you with high quality, comprehensive health care. As such we do not bulk bill as we cannot maintain our standard of medical care on the rebate available .

However, we do provide medical care for concession card holders at a discounted rate.

We also seek to provide care in innovative ways for people with a range of complex and chronic health care conditions. We are able to run many specific services for a range of common chronic health issues with little or no out of pocket cost to you. If you have a chronic health care need please talk to one of our doctors or other staff to learn more about what this could mean for you.

The current fee scale is displayed at reception. Please ask our receptionists for further details. We ask that fees be settled in full at the time of consultation.


Aren’t palindromes beautiful!
Our practice originally operated from 454 Peel Street,
then moved in 1985 to 131 Marius Street,
and now we operate from the Tamwell Building at 121 Johnston Street


Doctors

Dr Daniel Rankmore

MB BS Sci(Med) DCH EM Cert (ACEM) FRACGP GP Anaesthetist (JCCA)

Dr Daniel Rankmore

Dr Rankmore joined the team at Barton Lane Practice in 2015. His interests in the medical field include child and adolescent health, and emergency and acute care. He spends time away from work with his wife and children, gardening, woodworking and dabbling in photography.

Dr David Lockart

MB BS BSc(Med) FRACGP

Dr David Lockart

Dr Lockart joined Barton Lane Practice in 2013. For David, the appeal of General Practice lies in its whole of life approach. He also spends part of each week training the next generation of GPs as a Medical Educator with GP Synergy.

Dr Stephen Howle

MB BS (UNSW) FRACGP Dip Phys Med

Dr Stephen Howle

Dr Howle has been a part of Barton Lane Practice since 1975. His interests in the medical field include medicolegal work. He spends time away from work reading, gardening, hiking and keeping active.

Dr Doug Rutherford

MB BS DipRACOG FACRRM

Dr Doug Rutherford

Dr Rutherford has been working at Barton Lane Practice since 1986. His interests in the medical field include minor surgery, urology and palliative care. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, literature, space exploration and travel.

Dr Barbara Moritz

MB BS DRANZCOG MRA CGP FRACMA

Dr Barbara Moritz

Dr Moritz has been working at Barton Lane Practice since 1991. Dr Mortiz enjoys the full range of General practice, with a particular interest in women's heatlh. Outside of work she enjoys cooking and gardening.

Dr John Pearson

MB BS DipRACOG FACCRM

Dr John Pearson

Dr Pearson joined the team at Barton Lane Practice back in 1994. His interests in the medical field include chronic disease management (especially diabetes) and performing vasectomies. He enjoys keeping track of his ever increasing numbers of grandchildren, going along to Parkrun most Saturdays and being a member of Trinity Church.

Dr Guy FitzGerald

MB BS (UNSW) DRCOG (UK) FACRRM

Dr Guy FitzGerald

 
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