If you are new to The Surgery at Jerra, please advise the reception staff when you are making your first appointment.
Our reception staff will also ask you to come in about five minutes early so you can fill out a new patient form before your appointment. To save time, you can also print off the form from the link below. Please bring it in with you when you check in at reception.
There is also a Transfer of Records form attached below. This will allow us to request your medical records from your previous GP. The form will not be processed until you have completed your first consultation at The Surgery at Jerra.
As a new patient to our practice, it is important our health professionals understand your past medical history. That way, they can treat you in the most appropriate way for your health care needs. For this reason, you’ll need a longer appointment for their first consultation. You can help by writing down your past medical history, current medications and health concerns on the new patient form.
If you have a complex or significant medical history, the doctor may wish to access a copy of your medical record from your previous general practice. The transfer of medical files is commonly done between practices when patients move. We can help you to arrange this.
Dr David Yates (Principal Doctor) graduated from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). During postgraduate work in the UK, David attained a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Royal College of O&G in London as well as a Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians in Glasgow.
David spent 13 years working in his own practice in Tumut in southern rural NSW, then a short term in Queanbeyan, prior to opening TSAJ.
Dr Yates is married with five children, including the recent addition of twin girls. He is a devout Brumbies fan and loves cricket. He’s also into mountain and road biking.