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 Jessica Sheehan MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Jessica Sheehan graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2002 at The University of Adelaide. This was followed by completing her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008. She has extensive experience in General Practice having worked throughout Melbourne, Bendigo and Adelaide between 2006 and 2017.
Dr Sheehan was inspired to join the REYOU team in 2019 when returning to her home town of Adelaide after a period of time living in Napa California with her family. Whilst overseas she spent time observing clinical consulting of Bariatric surgeon Dr Scott Perryman and was impressed by the transdisciplinary and holistic approach that his team provided in managing patients with Obesity.
Dr Sheehan decided to pursue a career in Bariatric Medicine by joining a similar team on return to Adelaide with REYOU. She is passionate about providing support for her patients throughout the long-term process of regaining and maintaining a state of general health and wellbeing.
Dr Sheehan is married with 2 children. She enjoys playing tennis, hiking, cooking and spending quality time with friends and family.
Dr Michelle Knight MBBS FRACGP
Dr Michelle Knight graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2007 with a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery. She then completed her intern year and residency in Adelaide and Darwin, before completing her training to become a General Practitioner in Adelaide. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2012.
She became a GP because she is passionate about helping people at all stages of their lives and in promoting health and preventative care.
She has been involved in teaching medical students at the University of Adelaide from 2012-2017, an area which she thoroughly enjoyed.
She joined the Re:You team in 2019 and is passionate about assisting patients in improving their health and seeing positive outcomes. She believes her background as a GP makes her well equipped to provide patients with comprehensive and holistic advice and assistance with their weight issues. She looks forward to assisting you in your weight loss journey.
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.