Introducing New GP – Dr Ali

Nambucca Healthcare Centre is delighted to welcome our newest GP, Dr Ali, to the team at Nambucca Family Medical.

Dr Ali Zebarjad – “Dr Ali”

After spending 5 years working in hospitals and providing GP services in the UK, Dr Ali moved to Australia in 2005. Since then he has cared for patients both in and out of the hospital system in various positions around Australia.

Dr Ali enjoys all aspects of medicine and loves building a rapport with his patient base and community.

Special interests include:

  • Implanon
  • Cosmetics – Botox & Lip Augmentation
  • Chronic Disease Management


What is a GP?

The general practitioner (GP) plays a central role in the delivery of health care to the Australian community.

In Australia, the GP:

  • Is the first point of contact in matters of personal health
  • Coordinates the care of patients and refers patients to other specialists
  • Cares for patients in a whole of person approach and in the context of their work, family and community
  • Cares for patients of all ages, both sexes, children and adults across all disease categories
  • Cares for patients over a period of their lifetime
  • Provides advice and education on health care
  • Performs legal processes such as certification of documents or provision of reports in relation to motor transport or work accidents

General Practice is a medical speciality (in some countries called family medicine).

A general practitioner is a specialist physician who does not specialize in one particular area of medicine. GPs provide routine health care (e.g., physical examinations, immunizations) and assess and treat many different conditions, including illnesses and injuries. They often have regular, long-term patients and provide ongoing medical care to both male and female patients in all age groups.

People who are seeking medical care usually contact a general practitioner first. When a patient develops a serious condition, a general practitioner may refer him or her to a specialist. A specialist is a physician who has additional training and expertise in a specific area of medicine (e.g., urology, cardiology, oncology, neurology).

General practitioners often work in private offices or clinics. In many cases, they are assisted by a small staff of nurses and administrators.