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Barton Lane Practice seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, and we have been doing so since 1892.

In response to COVID-19 we have made a range of changes to help care for you and our community at this time. Many appointments are now available by phone or video consultation. This helps keep you safe at home and helps us make sure that it is as safe as possible for people who need to see us face to face. You can also book phone and video appointments online. You can find out more about some of our changes below.

We’ve spread some things out to give you more space

We have …

  • removed some chairs and spaced them further apart
  • spread out our appointments times
  • moved some appointments to Saturdays
  • set up options for phone and video appointments

… so that when you visit us we can keep you as safe as possible

Updates on Telehealth

Phone and Video appointments are a great tool to help you get the care you need without coming into the practice. This helps us make sure the waiting room is as safe as possible for those who need something cared for face to face.

When you book a video appointment you will be sent an email close to your appointment with instructions on how to connect. 

Do you have cold or flu symptoms?

Given the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we will be seeing everyone who has cold or flu symptoms with a video or phone appointment. Most of the time we will be able to care for you and organise any medications, tests or certificates you need without you needing to come into the practice.

So, if you have a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or other flu like symptoms, book a phone or video appointment with one of our doctors today.

 

To keep up to date, you can sign up for emails

If you have cold or flu symptoms please phone the practice on 02 6766 6166 before your appointment to help us care for you and our other patients well

With the current local and global concerns for coronavirus we want to assure you we are seeking to maintain our care for you, our practice and our community. To do this we are making changes to what we will ask you when your appointment is booked. There are also increased infection control measures when you arrive at the practice, so please make sure you read the signs at the entry when you come to us. For some situations, we are also using phone calls to help us provide the right health care for you.

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please call the practice on 02 6766 6166 to get further advice. Our team will work with you to make sure you get the care you need, either by phone or in person.

If you have questions about coronavirus specific to your health situation, we welcome you to book an appointment with one of our doctors.

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

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 11:30am
For urgent medical concerns outside normal hours, please contact the on-call doctor on the after hours phone number. Charges may apply.

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

There are more appointments available by calling the practice on
(02) 6766 6166
during our normal business hours

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Thanks to Tamworth Tenpins & More for hosting our farewell for Dr. Darlington & Dr. Gaunt. A fun night of friendship, food and ten pin! 🎳 ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Tamworth Tenpins & More for hosting our farewell for Dr. Darlington & Dr. Gaunt. A fun night of friendship, food and ten pin! 🎳

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Wish I could have been there 😞

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COVID vaccination plans are becoming clearer by the day. Barton Lane Practice is applying to be a vaccination centre for Phase 1b starting in March 2021. More info in future posts. Place your questions in the comments and we'll answer them in future posts.

For those that want to get the latest:
- www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/01/australia-s-covid-19-vaccine-national-rol...
- www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/who-...
- www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/01/covid-19-vaccine-rollout-expression-of-in...
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COVID vaccination plans are becoming clearer by the day. Barton Lane Practice is applying to be a vaccination centre for Phase 1b starting in March 2021. More info in future posts. Place your questions in the comments and well answer them in future posts. 

For those that want to get the latest:
- https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/01/australia-s-covid-19-vaccine-national-roll-out-strategy.pdf
- https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/who-will-get-the-vaccines
- https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/01/covid-19-vaccine-rollout-expression-of-interest-for-primary-care-participation-in-phase-1b_0.pdf

It is with great sadness we say farewell to two of our doctors - Dr. Paige Darlington and Dr. Benjamin Gaunt.

Dr. Darlington is relocating to Port Macquarie while her husband continues surgical speciality training at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. She will be working at Westside Medical Centre.

Dr Gaunt has completed his 12 month term at Barton Lane Practice and is moving to Sydney will continue his training at Cremorne Medical Practice.

We thank them both for their care and service, and look to forward introducing you to our new doctor, Dr. Elena Luo.
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It is with great sadness we say farewell to two of our doctors - Dr. Paige Darlington and Dr. Benjamin Gaunt. 

Dr. Darlington is relocating to Port Macquarie while her husband continues surgical speciality training at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. She will be working at Westside Medical Centre.

Dr Gaunt has completed his 12 month term at Barton Lane Practice and is moving to Sydney will continue his training at Cremorne Medical Practice. 

We thank them both for their care and service, and look to forward introducing you to our new doctor, Dr. Elena Luo.

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Farewell dr Darlington You were honestly the best dr I have ever had and I am so grateful you came in to my life I hope your next adventure brings you happiness and joy I am moving to Port Macquarie next year Hopefully I'll see you again one day All the best for you in the future Your an amazing dr with a bright future ahead All the best to you beautiful lady 🙂

Thank you and good luck for the future to both of you. I hope you have enjoyed your time in Tamworth.

Big loss all round ♥

Oh no, Paige was my standby when JLP is unavailable, a wonderful, caring, thorough, considerate Medico.....just too far to go for a consultation. Please keep encouraging your good man to "do" vascular surgery....he will then always be welcomed back in Tamworth as you will be. Look forward to seeing you again in time....but not too long I hope.

Wish you all the best Dr Darlington will miss you!💝

Thank you Dr Darlington for all your care and kindness. You will be greatly missed.

Very sorry to see Dr. Darlington leave. She is a kind, understanding, excellent Dr. Wish her all the best.

Good luck Paige! Fingers crossed we may see you again. Thank you.

Such a shame. How can one finally get a family dr when Tamworth can't keep them?

All the best Dr. Paige Darlington.

Massive loss!

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Barton Lane Practice will be closed for the Australia Day public holiday Tuesday 26th of January. Regular patients of the practice can contact the after hours doctor for urgent matters. Otherwise - reflect, respect, celebrate - Straya! 🇦🇺🦘😎 ... See MoreSee Less

Barton Lane Practice will be closed for the Australia Day public holiday Tuesday 26th of January. Regular patients of the practice can contact the after hours doctor for urgent matters. Otherwise - reflect, respect, celebrate - Straya! 🇦🇺🦘😎
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New Patients

First of all – Welcome!
At Barton Lane Practice we strive to ensure all 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

Billing Information

Our goal 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.

Doctors

Dr Daniel Rankmore

Dr David Lockart

Dr Doug Rutherford

Dr John Pearson

Dr Matt Chan

Dr Paige Darlington

Dr Darla Grace

Dr Laura Heal

Dr Nicola Close

Dr Ben Gaunt

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