Clarissa started at Junction Street Family Practice in 2017. This was following work in hospitals within the Illawarra/Shoalhaven district.
Clarissa grew up in Clermont in Central Queensland. A small town with limited access to medical care, it was here that she saw how valuable General Practice is. Clarissa has since moved down the east coast, first to Brisbane to complete a science degree and then on to Wollongong for her medical degree. Completing her medical training locally, Clarissa is pleased she has been able to continue working in the area. In 2019, Clarissa obtained her Fellowship of General Practice.
Appreciating the ‘Family’ aspect of Junction Street, Clarissa particularly enjoys being able to look after everyone in the family from grandparents to the latest newborn addition. Currently completing a Certificate of Women’s Health, Clarissa is also interested in Family Planning (including contraception and sexual health), Preconception care and Fertility concerns. Clarissa also enjoys caring for antenatal patients in GP Shared Antenatal Care with the local antenatal clinic.
Clarissa consults at the practice from Monday to Thursday. When not at work, you might find Clarissa taking her dog, Digger, to the beach (or to the cafe depending on the day he has had).