Our Team

Dr Louise Badenhorst


Dr Badenhorst completed her medical degree in Pretoria, South Africa in 1995. Her career path took her to the UK for a period of 2 years before working in a rural hospital and running a maternity unit of a mine hospital in Botswana for a further 2 years. She continued working in General Practice for 6 years in South Africa and made the move to Australia in 2008. Dr Badenhorst enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a particular interest in maternal and child health.  Dr Badenhorst enjoys life and working as a GP in Tamworth.

Dr Heather Carr


Dr Carr is from Sydney and after doing an engineering degree, completed her MB BS at the University of Sydney.  Committed to rural medicine from the outset, she moved to Tamworth with her husband to do her internship at the base hospital.  Between growing her family, Dr Carr managed to find time to fit in General Practice training and gained her fellowship of the RACGP.  Dr Carr enjoys all aspects of general practice and is particularly interested in Aboriginal Health, children’s health and the prevention and management of chronic disease.  During her spare time Heather enjoys spending time with her family, sport and gardening.

Dr Aradhna Khanna


Dr Khanna moved to Australia with her family in 2003 and after spending time in Inverell and Shepparton settled in Tamworth in 2007.  While in India Dr Khanna specialised in Opthalmology and she continues to pursue this interest part time in Tamworth.  She also developed a love for General Practice in Australia and so completed the GP specialist training program.  Dr Khanna enjoys the variety of General Practice and is particularly interested in chronic disease prevention and management.

Dr Fariba Barazandeh


Dr Barazandeh graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran in 2005.  Since then she has worked in many different settings such as GP clinics, emergency departments, a trauma hospital and ambulance service in Iran and she has worked for almost 4 years as a GP in Tamworth.  Dr Barazandeh was awarded fellowship of the RACGP in 2020 and also holds an advanced certificate in skin cancer medicine and a professional certificate in dermoscopy from the skin cancer college of Australia. Dr Barazandeh enjoys all aspects of general practice and in her spare time she enjoys photography, digital art and travelling.

Anne O’Connor

RN, Dip Teach (Nursing), Grad Cert Disability Studies, Grad Cert Diabetes, PG Cert Cardiology

Anne is a Registered Nurse who has worked in General Practice since 2009.  She has a background in Cardiology, Education and Community Nursing.  She loves the variety offered by working in a busy general practice and enjoys the contact with people of all ages and the team approach to patient care.  She is particularly interested in diabetes prevention and management and has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management.   Anne is an accredited immuniser and qualified to provide women’s health checks.  She also has a special interest in early childhood development and autism spectrum disorders.

Hannah Hatfield


Hannah completed her nursing degree at St Georges Hospital Medical School, London in 2004.
A ” working holiday ” after finishing university gave her the opportunity to live and work as a registered nurse in Sydney. The planned 12 month stay did not eventuate and 15 years later she is still nursing in Australia and calls Tamworth home.
Hannah is an accredited immuniser and qualified to provide women’s health checks.
Hannah enjoys all aspects of primary health care with a particular interest in child and family health.