About us

Prospect Medical Centre is an accredited practice with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), and is committed to ongoing development and improvement. 


Prospect Medical Centre is committed to providing its patients with the highest quality of health care, with professionalism and sensitivity.  Our aim is ensuring excellence in all aspects of our practice where the patient comes first.  The practice provides patients with the best and most current treatments, methods, materials and equipment along with preventative care measures to ensure a high quality of service.


Prospect Medical Centre prides itself in providing a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, our seven day a week care, range of services and experienced General practitioners combine to give our patients the best possible medical care.  Patients can feel confident that the healthcare they receive is patient centred and provided in a manner that reflects the respect and value that we hold for all patients.  Our friendly professional reception team ensure your needs are met and can assist you to make appointments with our General Practitioners, Allied health professionals and for our skin clinic.

The practice welcomes new and existing patients.


All Doctors at Prospect Medical Centre are Vocationally Registered General Practitioners.  They have a commitment to continuing professional education and to provide the best possible medical care for their patients.

dr. frank brunacci

B.Med.Sc, MBBS


Holds a medical degree from the University of Tasmania.  He started Prospect Medical Centre in 1981.

He is interested in all aspects of primary health care


dr. john ballantyne

B.Med.Sc, MBBS

An experienced general practitioner who is interested in all aspects of family medicine including;

  • general medicine,
  • paediatrics,
  • minor surgery,
  • women's health, and
  • men's health


dr. Sujata Kohli


Dr Kohli has been working at Prospect Medical Centre since 2012 and has over 10 years experience as a general practitioner. 

She has a Diploma in Child Health from Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide.  She was awarded the Tasmanian Faculty Medal in the RACGP Fellowship exams.

She has an interest in all fields of family medicine.


dr. simon morris


Dr Morris moved to Launceston in 2012 after working in general practice on the North West Coast for 23 years.  Prior to that he worked in various hospitals in the UK and Australia gaining post graduate diplomas in both Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


dr. Natalie hopley

B.Med.Sc, MBBS (Hons), FRACGP

Dr Hopley holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with honours from the University of Tasmania, and a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. 

She is interested in all aspects of family medicine with a special interest in:

  • paediatrics,
  • obstetric care, and
  • women's health.

DR josh anand


Dr Anand grew up in Launceston before moving to Melbourne to study Medicine at Monash University.  He then worked at the Launceston General Hospital for three years before starting at Prospect Medical Centre in 2016.  Dr Anand has an interest in all areas of General Practice.

Dr Arya Shahrdami


Dr Arya Shahrdami originally from Caspian Sea Coast north of Iran.  He studied medicine in Iran and graduated in 2011 and worked for four years mainly in a rural area before moving to Australia in 2015 Has been working in Australia since 2016 and achieved his fellowship with RACGP in early 2019.

Also, he has advanced certificate of dermoscopy for diagnosing skin cancer from University of Queensland and is currently studying diploma of dermoscopy and at the same time is doing advanced skin cancer surgery certificate with Skin Cancer College of Australasia

He is interested in all aspects of family medicine especially chronic disease management such as diabetes and skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.

DR Gerry Vanderslink

B.MedSc, MBBS, DRACOG, D.P. Prac Derm

Dr Vanderslink has a medical degree from the University of Tasmania. He has returned to the practice after working in Medical Practices in rural Western Australia.  He is interested in all aspects of family medicine. He has study dermatology (skin diseases) through the University of Wales (UK). Dr Vanderslink is available for appointments Tuesday to Friday.  He does speak some Dutch.

dr. caroline tinston


Dr Tinston has over 15 years experience in general practice working in England, New Zealand and Tasmania. 

She enjoys all aspects of general practice.


Martine PLakalovic


Martine is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a General Practice Psychologist.  She has completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Psychology) at the University of Southern Queensland, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Pyschology at Deakin University. 

She began her career in Brisbane working in child protection and juvenile justice and detention services.  She travelled overseas to work in adult community justice services (Liverpool, England) and community based youth programs (Edinburgh, Scotland).  She returned to Launceston and trained as a School Psychologist and worked in the education system for four years before starting a family. 

Martine has been part of Prospect Allied Health since 2010.

Danielle Truscott

Danielle Truscott is an experienced Accredited Consultant Pharmacist.

Danielle completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy in Tasmania and went on to study further in the area of medical education. Danielle has worked since 1993 in a variety of settings. This has included many differing community pharmacies, public and private hospital and residential aged care facilities. For most of these years, she has been instrumental in providing therapeutics education and support to general practitioners and senior medical students.

Danielle currently supports the GPs at two medical practices. She undertakes Home Medicine Reviews which are well received by both patients and their doctors.

Danielle’s strengths lie in Quality Use of Medicine. This entails selecting management options wisely, using suitable medicines if a medicine is considered necessary and using that medicine (including complementary and alternative medicines) both safely and effectively.

The Home Medicine Reviews are informal, informative and ultimately for the wellbeing of the patient Danielle is visiting.