Practice was established over 30 years ago by Dr Bob Nichols. Bob retired in 2011 and passed the practice on to Dr Julian Northover.
We offer very personal service in our family friendly practice. We are open Monday to Friday and available for late appointments on Monday and Thursday evenings. Our practice has convenient parking.
We are fellows of the Royal Australian Colleague of General Practitioners (RACGP). We set high standards of service and aim to exceed those set by the RACGP's Official Standards. Our practice fees are the standard fees as set by the Australian Medical Association.
We routinely aim to accommodate you and your family through:
Scheduling 20 minute appointments Offering a friendly and efficient service Running to time, with 90% of appointments being on time Telephoning all patients with pathology and radiology results Offering private billing with direct claiming of Medicare refunds direct to your bank accounts Offering repeat referrals and prescriptions via telephone/email requests within 24-48 hours A trusted and well established referral base of specialists and allied health practitioners Access to our after hours medical service
General consultations Skin checks and minor surgical procedures Driving, scuba diving, insurance and employment medicals Medicare care plans (Health Assessments, Mental Health Plans) Counselling for depression and anxiety STI testing Fertility assessments and referrals Childhood immunisations and advice Aged care referrals and advice Travel vaccinations and advice
Our administrative staff comprise:
Mandy Morton who has been running the practice for over 28 years, works tirelessly to see that our patients get the best and most timely service from our referral network. She has spent the last 40 years living on the Northern Beaches with her husband and two children, when not walking her dog, serving the rats as general manager of Warringah Rugby Club. Jo Davie joined the practice following six years at Avalon Parade Medical Practice. Her enthusiastic, 'can do' attitude is appreciated by everyone. Jo has lived in Avalon for 15 years with her husband and three children and is an active member of Avalon Beach SLSC. She loves her job with all the people she gets to meet.
Lesley Power joined the practice in 2016, after working early education for over 28 years. Born and breed on the beaches, and living in Elanora with husband Gerry and three children. She enjoys going on walks and spending time with her family and friends.
Doctor Julian Northover (MBBS (Sydney University), B Comm (Uni West Aust), FRACGP)
Dr Julian Northover is a graduate of Sydney University, doing his internship and residency at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has nearly 15 years of post graduate medical experience, working in emergency medicine and general practice in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has experience ranging from working at the Royal London Hospital as an emergency doctor during the London Tube Bombings to being a remote area doctor on the Cocos Keeling Islands looking after the indigenous population. The thing that Julian most likes about being a general practitioner is connecting with people and using his knowledge and experience to contribute to his patient's health and wellbeing as their family doctor. Returning from a five year stint in London in 2008, he has settled permanently in Clareville with his young family. Originally from Perth he got to know the area through his membership of Palm Beach Surf Club. He continues to enjoy windsurfing, surfing and sailing when he gets the time.
Doctor Olivia Andrews
B. Med Sc (Syd) MBBS (Syd) FRACGP
Born and raised in Sydney, DR Olivia Andrews completed her internship at St George Hospital and her residency at Hornsby Hospital. Since then she has gained invaluable experience working as a GP in Sydney’s Inner West, Northern NSW and for the last six years in Double Bay.
After working at the Royal Hospital for Women Randwick she has continued to have a strong interest in Women’s Health. She has been accredited to provide antenatal care as part of the Antenatal GP Shared Care Program at various hospitals including Mona Vale, Manly and Royal North Shore Hospital. She has also worked in the Emergency Department of the Children’s hospital Westmead and loves caring for children.
Olivia enjoys helping individuals achieve their goals through physical and mental wellness. She loves being a family doctor and being able to contribute to the health and wellbeing of each family member. She lives with her partner Dan and their two young sons. She loves to run, go to the beach and hang out with her boys.