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HISTORY

 

Allan Donnelly started practicing podiatry again in 2007 after moving to Bungendore in 2000. When Allan first came to the region he built the family home and started work at Odana/Bloomfield resolving legal breaches of copyright, etc. He was the instigator of setting up the Bungendore Community Bank Branch in Bungendore which opened on 1 July 2006, two weeks before the birth of his second child.

 

Deciding to practice podiatry again, Allan spent the rest of 2006 organising his new practice and started Bungendore Podiatry Services in 2007. Due to Dr Marjorie Cross' encouragement, Allan began one day a week at Bungendore Medical Centre. He then followed this with half a day at Braidwood, quickly turning to a full day. Allan then started at The Surgery at Jerra in Jerrabomberra two days a week. He later moved to the Jerrabomberra Medical Centre where he was based two days a week. He then included an Residential Aged Care Facility in Garran, Southern Cross Care, and so what started out as a three day a fortnight podiatry service developed into full-time.

 

After ten years of working a mobile podiatry service, Allan decided it was time to consolidate his practice to be able to offer his patients a more comprehensive service, specialising in services for diabetics and diabetic foot disease. On 11 January 2017, Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare opened. Tracy joined us in June and Bunny in September of 2017 with Karly joining us in January 2019. Our dedicated and vastly experienced team have lived and worked in our local community for many years. Our practitioners take the time during your consultation to assure you of the treatment options and management strategies available to you with the best possible outcome.

ALLAN DONNELLY

Podiatrist

Dip. Pod., Dip. Teach., B.Ed., M.Ed., J.P.

Provider No.:  0750977A

Available Monday to Thursday

Allan has been working in the Queanbeyan region since 2008 and in January 2017 opened Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare. Allan is passionate about the health of diabetics and significantly lowering the number of lower limb amputations. Allan graduated as a podiatrist from Sydney Institute of Technology in 1981. Initially working in private practice, he later became a full-time teacher in  Podiatry at SIT and later went on to become the Senior Head Teacher of the program, a position he held for five years. During those years at SIT, Allan was responsible for teaching all aspects of Podiatry including nail surgery, sports podiatry,foot orthotics and diabetes. Always interested in education he gained his Masters of Adult Education. 

Allan has had a special interest in outdoor recreation for over thirty-five years. He is a current member of the Canberra Bushwalking Club and has walked and climbed in many locations including Tasmania, New Zealand, Chile, France, the UK and in 2008, the Kokoda Trail.

Allan moved to Bungendore with his wife in 2000 and has two children. Allan's community involvement culminated with heading the steering committee for the establishment of a Bendigo Community Bank® in Bungendore which opened in July 2006. Recognised in this role, he became the 2006 Australia Day Bungendore Citizen of the Year.

KARLY GEDDES

Podiatrist

B.Pod.Med.

Provider No.:  5636151H

Available Monday to Thursday

Karly joined the Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare family in January 2019 after completing her Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine through Charles Sturt University in 2018. Originating from the Albury-Wodonga region, Karly enjoys the familiarity of the country-town lifestyle that Queanbeyan has to offer as well as appreciating the vitality for accessible services in a rural setting.

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2004, Karly empathises with the difficulties associated with managing diabetes. Having lived with condition for close to two-thirds of her life, Karly strongly advocates the importance of individuals understanding the relationship between diabetes and their feet, for regular foot checks and for regular foot care, all to prevent ulcers and amputations.

Karly enjoys the multi-faceted entity that is podiatry and is dedicated to helping an individual overcome their foot problems in a holistic way. While she embraces all aspects of podiatric health, Karly’s special interests lie in diabetes management and caring for the high-risk foot.

 

When Karly is not caring for your feet, she can be found camping, sewing, painting, and laughing at terrible puns. She has been involved with Guides and Rover Scouts and participated in many of their group activities.

BUNNY UPATHUMPA

Nurse Practitioner / Credentialled Diabetes Educator / Wound Specialist

B.N., MNNP, Post Grad. Cert. Diabetes Mgmt.

Provider No.:  5695301J

Available Wednesdays

Bunny was awarded her Masters Degree in 2019 as a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and her provider number now reflects her Nurse Practitioner work. Consequently, she no longer works solely as a Diabetes Educator but combines her qualifications under the Nurse Practitioner role. This means Bunny no longer works under the Allied Health Medicare Referral system.

Bunny provides support to help patients manage their own Gestational, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes with the use of blood glucose results to guide self-management, checking glucose meters for accuracy, assistance with adults commencing insulin, and revising meters and insulin pens.

 

Bunny has worked as a Diabetes Educator since 1984 in Thailand and in Australia since 1990.

DR TRACY HARB

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Ph.D, MPH, Grad. Dip. Dietetics, B.App.Sci. (Human Nutrition)

Provider No.:  4020077Y

Available every second Monday

Tracy has worked in the local area as a clinical dietitian since 2007 and enjoys working with her clients to support their health and nutrition goals. She has a very wide range of experience in helping people to make sustainable dietary change for the effective management of their health conditions and their general well-being.

 

Tracy particularly enjoys working with mothers and babies with complex feeding issues, food allergies and intolerances and has specialised skills in these areas of clinical practice. In 2018 Tracy was awarded a PhD from the University of Queensland in paediatric nutrition, specifically infants with functional gut problems and food allergies. She has also enjoyed a varied career in Public Health Nutrition, working on national childhood obesity policy. Tracy has also worked as a Public Health Epidemiologist and currently combines part-time work with research/study and family life.

 

Tracy is a proud mother of three adult children and very proud grandmother to two active little boys. In her spare time, she enjoys tap dancing, bushwalking, gardening, and reading, mostly non-fiction (world politics, biographies, philosophy and food politics).

KELLY WALSHE

Receptionist

Kelly works at Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare two days a week and due to her flexible nature, those days are a moveable feast! They are generally Mondays and Wednesdays but do change depending on what needs to be managed.

Kelly comes from a background working at Breast Screen Australia and Qantas and is often a familiar face to the many people she has met in those areas.

JANE BLOOMFIELD

Practice Manager/Receptionist

Jane has been involved in numerous service and other areas of work including working at an art gallery, childcare centre, television, veterinary practice, children's theatre group, charity organisation, customs clearance company, courier company and in numerous hospitality venues from small cafes and restaurants to very large function centres. Her focus is on customer service and organisation.