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The Gold Coast’s first all-female obstetric practice, Grace Private, is opening rooms at Allamanda’s Pacific Private and Hope Island consulting suites. Doctors Tina Fleming, Tania Widmer, Adriana Olog and Catherine Mills will provide women with comprehensive obstetric and gynaecologic care, including specialised services such as ultrasound and fertility assistance.

Together, the doctors have gained extensive skills and experience in obstetrics and gynaecology at leading facilities across Australia including the Mater Mother’s Hospital in Brisbane and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Grace Private will be welcoming referrals for pregnant women from July in preparation for the opening of the maternity suites at the new Gold Coast Private Hospital in March 2016.

The exclusively female group is a unique model for the Gold Coast and will offer a “one stop shop” for all women’s health needs including access to care that can alleviate
patient angst from miscarriage, PMB or abnormal Pap smears. “Our multi-disciplinary team will offer contemporary, evidence-based care for woman throughout all stages of life,” said Dr Fleming.

“Our rooms, which will move to the Gold Coast Private once it opens, will house the latest scanning equipment alongside allied care including physiotherapy, social work
and midwifery.” Dr Fleming said Grace Private aimed to take some of the stress out of visiting the doctor by providing a boutique environment with skilled, friendly care.
“What is special about Grace Private, is that we are women caring for women,” she said. Grace Private doctors Catherine Mills, Tina Fleming, Tania Widmer, Adriana Olog. “We are all mothers ourselves, and understand how important it is to have complete faith in the people who are caring for you.

“Our extensive range of services provided under one roof ensures continuity of care and creates familiarity, which is of great comfort to patients.” Dr Widmer said the group’s affiliation with the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) meant Grace Private could facilitate private care in the public hospital for patients with complicated pregnancies, such as mother’s with complex medical conditions or extreme preterm births.

“Our relationship with the Gold Coast University Hospital and its co-location with the new Gold Coast Private Hospital, means that unexpected complications during pregnancy or birth would not alter the primary caregiver as the doctor can continue care at either hospital,” she said.

“In addition to this, Grace Private patients will enjoy the central location and state-of-the-art facilities of the new Gold Coast Private, with modern amenities and comforts that will feel more like a hotel than a hospital.”