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Dr Nicholas Ho graduated in Medicine from the University of Melbourne, and subsequently trained in Psychiatry in Sydney and Perth. Dr Ho has completed a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Science.ย Dr Ho has a longstanding commitment to a holistic and trauma-informed approach to care.ย He has an interest in the role of trauma in the development of mental health disorders and its role in shaping behaviour.

He has experience and expertise in general psychiatric conditions, forensic psychiatry, and medicolegal reporting.

๐˜ฟ๐™ง ๐™‰๐™ž๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ก๐™–๐™จ ๐™ƒ๐™ค ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™ซ๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ข๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™š๐™œ๐™–๐™ก ๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™‹๐™š๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™.

To book an appointment with Dr Nicholas Ho, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or emailย info@nexthealth.com.au
Introducing Next Healthโ€™s newest consultant: Mr James Plant, Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Mr James Plant is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon based in Perth, Australia. He received his medical education at the University of Liverpool in England and later gained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015.

Mr Plant has a specialty in hip and knee arthritis, joint replacement including revision surgery, trauma, and musculoskeletal oncology. He pursued further training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Shropshire.

Upon returning to Perth, he became the Head of the Orthopaedic Department at Royal Perth Hospital in 2019. He practices privately at Subiaco Orthopaedics and also operates at St John of God Subiaco Hospital and Armadale Hospital.

Mr James Plant ย is available for in person assessments in Perth.

To book an appointment with Mr James Plant, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or email info@nexthealth.com.au
Chronic conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, back pain, cancer and mental health conditions are becoming increasingly common with one-in-two Australians having one or more chronic conditions.

Medilaw Groupโ€™sย Kylie Gouldย hosted a panel discussion, in partnership withย QBE Insurance, covering strategies to assist with managing employees' non-work related conditions to help them return to work or stay at work safely.

Dr Justine Schelle โ€“ Psychiatrist, Dr Kalesh Seevnarain โ€“ Occupational Physician andย Georgia Zilinskasย โ€“ Injury Management Advisor discussed how you could support your employees through the inherent requirements of their roles when they are managing non-work related injuries.

Head here to watch the recording of this webinar session.

To view other Medilaw Group webinars - head to www.medilawgroup.com.au/webinar


๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ตโ€™๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ: ๐——๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฃ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜.

Dr Andrew Jackson is a Consultant Psychiatrist in private clinical practice. He has admitting rights for inpatients to The Hollywood Clinic.

He has provided psychiatric care to patients from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and with a broad range of complex psychiatric needs.

Dr Jackson has consistently provided high quality ethical and patient-centred care. He has embraced a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care. This has included working with other psychiatrists and medical specialists from other disciplines, psychologists and allied health professional. This multidisciplinary approach has also included liaising with community support services.

๐˜ฟ๐™ง ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™…๐™–๐™˜๐™ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™ซ๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ-๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™‹๐™š๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™.

To book an appointment with Dr Andrew Jackson, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or emailย info@nexthealth.com.au


๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ย Medilaw Groupย ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ!

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๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ตโ€™๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ: ๐——๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ฃ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜.

Dr Dawn Barker is a Psychiatrist who specialises on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Barker gained her medical degree from the University of Aberdeen and completed her psychiatric training in New South Wales and Western Australia.

Currently, Dr Barker is an active psychiatrist member of the Mental Health Tribunal of Western Australia where she reviews adults and is also one of only a few appointed Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists reviewing children in Western Australia being treated under the Mental Health Act (2014).

๐˜ฟ๐™ง ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ง๐™ ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™ซ๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ-๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™‹๐™š๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™.

To book an appointment with Dr Barker, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or emailย info@nexthealth.com.au


๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ตโ€™๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ: ๐——๐—ฟ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป, ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜.

Dr Johan Rosman is a specialist Nephrologist and specialist in difficult to treat hypertension. Dr Rosmanโ€™s special focus includes Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stone Disease, Dialysis, transplantation, medicolegal affairs.

Dr Johan Rosman undertook his medical training and specialisation in internal medicine in The Netherlands and specialised training in Nephrology and Hypertension in Germany and New Zealand. Dr Rosman currently works as a Nephrologist at the Royal Perth Hospital and in private practise.

๐˜ฟ๐™ง ๐™…๐™ค๐™๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™ซ๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™‹๐™š๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™.

To book an appointment with Dr Rosman, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or emailย info@nexthealth.com.au
Aboriginal people living in regional and remote areas face many health challenges, including their living conditions, isolation, cultural barriers, and inappropriate care.

Next Health provide vital Independent Medical Examinations (IMEโ€™s) to indigenous communities and have been servicing WAโ€™s remote regions since 2015. Itโ€™s not easy work, but every visit the team undertake can make a difference to someoneโ€™s quality of life.

With the assistance of an Indigenous plaintiff lawyer, the team conduct orthopaedic assessments on Indigenous people injured in motor vehicle accidents. Dr Michael Wren is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialties in arthroscopic joint surgery. He is accompanied during the IMEโ€™s by Zelica Palamara, Next Health General Manager and Natalie Nicholas, Next Health Client Relationship Officer.

There are many challenges for the team in these isolated communities.ย  It can be difficult locating patients and ensuring they stay in the area long enough for adequate care. There are also obvious language and communication problems and logistics to overcome, such as driving long distances for x-rays, returning patients back home, providing ongoing treatment and progressing claims.

Zelica Palamara knows these challenges all too well, regularly visiting the Kimberley and Goldfields regions of WA, but says the effort is rewarded in so many ways.
โ€œIn September we visited the Kimberley Region. We flew into Kununurra from Perth, drove to Warmun, then drove to Halls Creek, we then drove to Fitzroy Crossing, then Derby and finally on to Broome, where we then caught a flight back to Perth. This trip involved 6 hours of flying and 12 hours of driving. We do this so that our indigenous patients can be assessed, treated, and recover from their injuries as best as possible. Sitting down with them, I am always amazed by how open and willing they are to tell their story. I guess they can sense the trust and itโ€™s important to listen,โ€ says Zelica.

Visiting these aboriginal communities is also inspiring. The scenery is stunning, and the enormity of the land can take your breath away. For Zelica and Natalie, itโ€™s also an opportunity to take in the aboriginal culture and unique heritage. Natalie has loved being part of the team and experiencing this culture. โ€œInteracting with the indigenous community is a beautiful experience, they are so welcoming and if you approach them with openness and respect, they will return that. To experience the beauty of Aboriginal culture firsthand is remarkable, and the work we do lets me imagine the difference we are making in their livesโ€.

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—นย Medilaw Groupย ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ?

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ.๐Ÿฑ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€.

Almost twice as many employed Australians worked from home one or more times a week in April 2022 compared to the start of COVID-19 restrictions in March 2020.

Join our resident host,ย Kylie Gould, and our panel of experts as they discuss how to slowly adapt to a new "normal" and prepare to return to the office.

Some key highlights from the webinar
- What is flexible working?
- How flexible working arrangements have affected workers' health and well-being?
- Managing the return to office of your employees
- How to have conversations about flexible working arrangements that suit you and don't disadvantage the team

A massive thank you to our expert panel, Dr.ย Ghazala Watt, Dr. Michael Lucas,ย Ben Lingardย andย Andrew Millsย for sharing their insights on this topic, and also to everyone who tuned in to our webinars in 2022!

Head toย https://lnkd.in/gT3HDZ_dย to watch it now!

Introducing Next Healthโ€™s spotlight doctor for the week: Dr Nicole Leeks




Introducing Next Healthโ€™s spotlight doctor for the week: Dr Nicole Leeks, Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Dr Nicole Leeks is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in foot and ankle surgeries and all aspects of paediatric conditions.

Dr Nicole Leeks studied Medicine at the University of Western Australia in 1989 and moved to Sydney to work in the Royal Australia Navy. She relocated back to Perth in 1996 to pursue a surgical career in orthopaedics and she finished the Advanced Surgical Training Scheme in 2002.

Dr Nicole Leeks is available for in person assessments in Perth and Kalgoorlie.

To book an appointment with Dr Leeks, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or email info@nexthealth.com.au