Dr Teresa Girolamo MBBS DCH FRACGP
Dr Girolamo graduated from Adelaide University in 1994 and completed her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1999. Through her extensive work in general practice both in Australia and overseas, she has developed a passion for preventative medicine and lifestyle modification. This led to her interest in obesity management and she has been working in this field since 2008.
Dr Girolamo uses an evidence based approach to weight loss, utilising both surgical and non-surgical strategies. Through her work in General Practice Dr Girolamo is able to approach her patients in a holistic manner, and understands the multiple stressors, both medical and psychosocial, which may impact on an individual's weight and lifestyle choices.
Dr Girolamo has also been heavily involved in the Antenatal Shared Care programme, and therefore has a lot of experience with the affect that obesity may have on fertility and adverse pregnancy outcomes. As a general practitioner, she is also constantly dealing with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis, and finds the positive medical outcomes that are achieved after bariatric surgery to be hugely rewarding. Patients often describe significant sustained weight loss as a positive life changing process, and Dr Girolamo is excited to be a part of this. She understands that there may be many hurdles along the way, and aims to support her patients and their families through this journey.
Dr Girolamo is married with 2 delightful sons. She enjoys cooking, jogging, beach holidays, entertaining and fun times with family and friends.
Dr Zanna Murfitt BSc (Biomed)(Hons), BMBS, FRACGP
Dr Zanna Murfitt completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Adelaide in 1999 and then followed this by an Honours degree in 2000. She then completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Flinders University and graduated in 2004. Dr Murfitt has worked in General Practice in Australia and Canada for the past 11 years and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2011.
Dr Murfitt became interested in obesity and its related complications early in her General Practice career. She noticed that a large proportion of her patients in General Practice have chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis and that increased weight was central to many of these disease processes. She therefore became passionate about improving the health and quality of life for these patients through evidence based treatments for obesity. Dr Murfitt also has a lot of experience in fertility problems and antenatal care. She understands that reducing weight can improve fertility and is therefore dedicated to helping patients in this area to improve obstetric outcomes.
Throughout her career, Dr Murfitt became aware that bariatric surgery, coupled with life-long lifestyle modification was the best evidence-based management approach for obesity and its related complications. She also understands that surgery is not always the best option for everyone. She is therefore dedicated to working with patients to find an evidence based weight management strategy that best suits them. She will then work alongside her patients and share in the journey to improved health and wellbeing.
Being a mother of 3 young girls, Dr Murfitt understands that life can get busy! Now working solely in the area of weight management, she has become enthusiastic about motivating people to find a renewed focus on themselves so that they can enjoy a better quality of life.
Dr Murfitt is married with 3 beautiful daughters. She loves gardening, baking, bike riding, playing the piano and spending time with her family.
Dr Adrienne (Adey) Burchard MBBS FRACGP MPH
Dr Adey Burchard is a general practitioner with a special interest in the management of obesity. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2003, then worked throughout South Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales, before returning home to Adelaide to complete her fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Burchard loves working as a GP. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families and then sharing her knowledge and skills to help them to improve their health. Her work with re:you/ AMOS allows her to work specifically in an area that she is passionate about- weight management. She understands that her patients come to her with complex reasons for their weight problems, and that the solutions can be complex too. She enjoys taking a holistic view of her patients and working with them over the long term.
Dr Burchard has a strong interest in population and preventative health. She has a Masters of Public Health Medicine through the University of New South Wales, and has spent time working on projects with SA Health aimed at addressing health issues- including obesity- at a population level.
Dr Burchard has been involved in teaching medical students and junior doctors and has also undertaken research projects with the University of Adelaide. She is focused on providing care for her patients that is evidence based.
Anne Davey Practice Manager
Anne has worked in General Practice for 19 years and has extensive experience in all areas from the front desk to high level practice management. Prior to this position she was employed in the private health sector using her skills to help people understand the complexities of private health insurance and ensuring they had the most suitable cover for themselves and their families.
Anne’s medical administration knowledge in all areas is only surpassed by her warm and caring nature. Anne passionately believes in our mission to provide the highest quality of patient care in a compassionate environment and compliments our team at Re:You beautifully.