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Dr. Danielle Stewart
Principal Doctor


GP Darwin

Dr Stewart set up Northside Health NT in 2015 in response to the ever-growing patient need for a health "home" provided by high quality practitioners.

Dr Stewart began practising medicine in the NT in 1998 and by 2015 had enjoyed working at dozens of practices around the top half of the NT, both out bush and around Darwin. Three years in Melbourne at Northside Clinic in North Fitzroy (our namesake) finally gave her the inspiration to open a practice in Darwin where she could put art on the walls, choose people she trusted and create a service that patients respected. 

In 2016, Northside established the NT's first LGBTIQA+ service which has run successfully ever since.

Dr Stewart is an RACGP Fellow.

She is now directing the practice and no longer seeing patients.

Dr Jane Karmouche
 General Practitioner

Dr Evelyne Cheng
General Practitioner

On maternity leave 2024

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Dr Jane Karmouche completed her medical studies at the University of Melbourne and worked as a GP in Melbourne for many years. She fell in love with the Territory during her time as a junior doctor and moved up with her young family in early 2022.


Jane has additional qualifications in pregnancy care and women’s health, sexual health and has completed her Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is passionate about sexual and reproductive health, the peri-menopause and contraceptive choices. She is an experienced IUD inserter and trainer (Mirena, Kyleena and Copper) and also inserts Implanon NXT.


Away from work Jane can often be seen running along the beaches of East Point and Nightcliff and loves exploring the NT in her old 4WD with her 2 young kids. 




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Dr Evelyne is currently on maternity leave.


Prior to maternity leave in 2024, Evelyne worked for 3 years in private general practice in Melbourne then moved to Darwin and worked at Northside throughout 2023.


Prior to that, Dr Evelyne spent 7 years at Royal Darwin Hospital and as a GP at Danila Dilba.


Evelyne enjoys all aspects of general practice and is particularly interested in women’s health, family planning (including IUD insertion) and paediatrics. She values being part of a person’s healthcare and likes to build strong and long-term relationships with her patients. 

Melissa is a registered Psychologist and Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar.  Melissa has a passion for psychotherapy across the lifespan. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across many contexts having previously worked in schools, NGOs, and private clinics. 

Melissa draws on many therapeutic approaches to tailor therapy to each individual client. She has particular interests in attachment focussed therapies and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Melissa offers neurodiverse-affirming therapies and is an LGBTQIA+ friendly therapist. 


When she isn't working, Melissa is a busy mum of 4, including a set of twins.


More info:

Bachelor of Psychological Science (UQ, 2013)

Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology (QUT, 2020)

Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator


Due to a potential conflict of interest, Melissa is unable to see current students of Haileybury Rendall School.


Melissa Harding
Registered Psychologist

Heidi Mortimer
Physiotherapist & 

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

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Heidi is a passionate and experienced women’s and pelvic health physiotherapist and general musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Heidi treats a variety of pelvic and general health conditions for all genders, including pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, and faecal dysfunction. She also has a special interest in the management of pelvic pain and related conditions including vaginismus, vulvodynia, endometriosis, PCOS and bladder pain syndrome.


Heidi manages pregnancy and postnatal concerns, including pelvic girdle and lower back pain, and blocked ducts or mastitis management for those breastfeeding or expressing. 


Heidi continues to work in general physiotherapy, particularly with rehabilitation work following spinal, abdominal or breast surgeries and the management of general aches and pains, including chronic pain.


Heidi has worked in pelvic health for many years. She has completed courses through Women’s Health Training Associates and the Sydney Pelvic Clinic and has completed her Masters of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy through the University of Melbourne to become a titled APA Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.

Dr George is an experienced Darwin GP  with over 15 years in General Practice. Dr George practises at Northside full-time and is available 5 days a week.

She is interested in women's health, child health, preventive health and any general health concern. She is available for acute issues or may be booked in advance for your General Practice health needs.

She provides caring and thorough approaches and has a following of dedicated patients.

Dr George is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr. Rebecca George
General Practitioner


Dr Monica Mu
General Practitioner

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Dr Monica Mu is a local Territorian and Fellow of the RACGP. Monica completed her medical training in the Northern Territory and has developed a profound understanding of the unique health challenges of the community she serves. 


Her passion lies in making a meaningful difference in the lives of her patients, and she has cultivated a special interest in Aboriginal health, women's health, and preventive medicine. 

Monica brings expertise and warm demeanour to create a comfortable and supportive environment for her patients. 


Outside of her medical career, Monica knows the importance of work-life balance. She cherishes the moments spent with her loved ones, embracing the joys of family and friendship. As a nature enthusiast, she often embarks on camping adventures and enjoys exploring new places, making travel an enriching part of her life.

Dr Penny Steele
General Practitioner
"2021 GP of the Year SA/NT RACGP"


Dr Penny has been working in Darwin for over 20 years. She graduated in medicine from Oxford and London Universities. She has worked as a GP in Adelaide and Darwin, including as Medical Director of Family Planning NT, as a GP at Danila Dilba and at Genwise in Leanyer, and as a remote medical practitioner in Arnhem Land. Consequently she has developed many skills in treating acute health issues along with managing the complexities of chronic conditions.

Dr Penny has a special interest in the health and wellbeing of mature women. While this group may also have acute and chronic health issues, the overlapping menopausal changes often add to the complexity.

Penny's other special interest is skin conditions including biopsies and treatment.

Penny divides her time between Darwin and Adelaide where she enjoys the company of her elderly mother, her husband, children and grandchildren.

Dr Pippa Wilson
General Practitioner


Dr Pippa is a long-term Darwin resident with many years as a General Practitioner.


She has extensive women's health experience and can provide medical termination and insertion of IUD & Implanon. She is passionate about all other areas of general practice too.

Dr Pippa is an RACGP Fellow.




Jarod Kaplan
Counsellor / Psychotherapist 

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Jarod is a psychotherapist and counsellor, with over 15 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. He also provides clinical supervision to counselling professionals.


Jarod loves coming to work each day, in service of his clients. He feels grateful to support clients to explore their challenges, attain emotional clarity and experience more of their human potential. He creates a calming and accepting space for all of his clients.


Jarod is LGBTQIA+ friendly and has experience working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


Jarod has extensive training and experience in a range of therapeutic styles, including attachment focussed therapies, mindfulness based therapies and emotion focused therapies. He works in a trauma-sensitive way and is always guided by the unique needs of each client.



More info:

Master of Counselling (La Trobe, 2013)

Dip of Counselling (IKON Institute, 2006)

ACA Accredited Clinical Supervisor

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction facilitator.



Sarah & T
Registered Nurses

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Northside is lucky to have the wonderful skills and warm presence of our registered nurses Sarah and T.


They are available to help patients with a range of clinical matters such as infusions, immunisations, hormone & other injections, wound care and care plans. They assist the GPs when they are doing procedures such as skin excisions or IUD insertions. Our nurses are able to perform tests such as ECGs, spirometry and blood glucose tests. They can syringe ears and administer allergy desensitisation injections. They are Super-Hero Multi-Taskers.


Our nurses will often spend time with new patients at your first visit, taking some measurements and setting up your file. You may also hear from our nurses if your GP asks them to give you a call to check in on you or pass on some information. They are available to assist with any enquiries about test results.

Michelle is originally from Melbourne but now calls Darwin home after more than 20 years here!

A true adventurer, Michelle shifted from working as an Intensive Care nurse in hospital, to delivering health and stress management coaching before becoming a Registered Psychologist. 


Her love of energy work lead to training and then teaching in Reiki and meditation.

Her psychology practice is informed by Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Epigenetics, Psychoneuroimmunology and Mindfulness Therapies. She uses a very wide range of approaches, tailoring her choice to the needs of each client.


She has facilitated programs for the last 24 years for all levels of local, state and federal government; been a keynote speaker at health forums, and delivered 

workshops for large and small private businesses in topics such as Mindfulness, Stress Management, Resilience, Wellbeing and Communication Skills.



Michelle Taylor
Registered Psychologist

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Ashlee Dodd
Physiotherapist &
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
On maternity leave

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Ashlee is a pelvic health physiotherapist with a passion for improving people’s confidence and management of varying pelvic conditions.

Ashlee has a musculoskeletal physio background and is also confident in treating any musculoskeletal- based injuries. She has expertise in managing LGBTQIA+ issues including providing binding advice.


Ashlee is a Territorian born in Tennant Creek who is eager to bring more specialist physiotherapy care to Darwin. She has had varied experience working in Melbourne at pelvic specialist clinics and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She has also worked for the Defence Force in Darwin, and at Darwin Private Hospital setting up pelvic health services.  

Ashlee treats the following:

-Urinary urgency, frequency and incontinence.

-Bowel dysfunction and incontinence.

-Persistent pelvic pain (including endometriosis).

-Sexual pain

-Pelvic organ prolapse.

-Pregnancy-specific musculoskeletal conditions

-Postnatal pelvic floor, abdominal rehabilitation and fitness.

-Lactating breast conditions (blocked ducts and mastitis)

-Pre and post gynaecological surgery rehabilitation.

-Pre and post prostatectomy rehabilitation.

-Erectile dysfunction

-Childhood continence and bowel conditions.


More info:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)- University of Melbourne 2010

Graduate Certificate in Continence & Women’s Health- Curtin University

Bridie Duggan
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

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Growing up in the Territory community of Katherine, Bridie was inspired to follow the path of becoming a physiotherapist. After graduating from the University of Sydney, Bridie gained experience working in private physio practice, post-surgical orthopaedic rehabilitation as well as professional sport as an assistant at the South Sydney Rabbitohs. She continues to be heavily involved in supporting high-level NT sports teams.

Bridie's other area of specialty practice is pelvic health,  which is her focus at Northside. Bridie is an experienced women's health physio including having expertise in managing pelvic pain. Bridie is a lead practitioner in the Northside Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Service.

Bridie was awarded Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year in 2017 for her work within the mental health sector. She understands the importance of a holistic approach with her patient consultations.


Positive and energetic, Bridie can often be found on running tracks around Darwin or training in the gym!

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