Registered Nurse Judy Joseph
Nurse Judy Joseph is the wife of Dr. Michael Joseph and mother to both Dr. Brianna Joseph and Dylan Joseph. She has worked hard over the years to help build and establish Blacksmiths Family Medical Practice alongside her husband, offering guidance in both the roles of a Registered Nurse and Practice Manager.
Nurse Judy has been a registered nurse since 1979 and has been lucky enough to work in the practice from the day our doors first opened.
Nurse Judy has always been a critical component of Blacksmiths Family Medical Practice, offering support for her patients throughout their recovery. Her extensive clinical knowledge has been vital in helping patients understand various treatment options as well as providing sound advice throughout their care.
Over the years, she has taken a special interest in Paediatric patients, assisting them through medical procedures such as vaccinations and blood tests. Her unique approach has always been well received, in fact, we hear if you ask nicely, she may reward you with a chocolate or two from her treasure chest!
Registered Nurse Donna Donohoe
Nurse Donna got her start at Blacksmith Family Medical Practice as a patient! She impressed both Dr. Michael Joseph and Nurse Judy so much she joined the team in 2017 and never looked back. Nurse Donna has been a practicing Registered Nurse since 1987.
She brings to the practice a wealth of experience having worked as a Gynaecological Oncology Nurse at John Hunter Hospital with special interests in surgical care. She is often described by everyone she meets as fun and adventurous. A recognised asset to the Blacksmith Family Medical Practice team, Donna has enjoyed every second of being a part of the work family within the practice.
Donna has dedicated her life to nursing. Offering additional care to those in need is what she is passionate about. She has always aimed to deliver a high quality of care for her patients which is evident in the relationships she has built with them over the short time she has been with the practice.
Registered Nurse Michelle Smith
Nurse Michelle has been with our practice for just over 3 years. Working with us one day a fortnight, Michelle balances her time between the John Hunter hospital (Orthopedics rehab) as well as the private rooms for a cardiologist. Her diverse experience has allowed her to gain knowledge in a variety of areas of medicine and is our go-to for over 75's health assessments!
These health assessments are a comprehensive look into the overall health of patients who are 75 years or older. They identify potential risks and allow us to make appropriate referrals and action plans to assist patients.