All of TeleMed’s imaging departments have achieved full accreditation against the full suite of standards under Diagnostic Accreditation Imaging Scheme, regulated by the Department of Human Services. TeleMed is also accredited for training and all clinical staff are fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority.
We are also excited to have been awarded BCorp certification. B Corp certified businesses align their goals with interests of the local community to improve social equity and TeleMed is the first health organisation in Western Australia to meet the strict criteria to achieve this accreditation.
Lisa Hemmings, BAppSci, ANMT
Born and raised in Australind, Lisa was awarded scholarships from the WA Health Department and the Long Tan Bursary to study at the University of South Australia in medical radiation. After graduation, she completed her training at the Dept. of Nuclear Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital and worked in pathology before returning to the south-west to provide nuclear medicine at Imaging The South in 2003.
Laura Skelly, BAppSci (Hons) ANMS
Laura is a graduate of the Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga and completed her internship in 2015, supported by a scholarship from TeleMed. Laura’s thesis related to advanced practice in nuclear medicine and she supports cardiology stress testing at our FIFO outreach services in Kalgoorlie and Geraldton.
Pete Tually, BAppSci, ANMS, MSc, PhD (candidate)
Peter is a graduate of University of Sydney and was awarded his Masters in telemedicine in 2006. Following training at Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, he coordinated rheumatology research at the Nuclear Medicine Dept, Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corp, London during 1995/6, and undertook further training at Concord General Repatriation Hospital in Sydney, with particular interest in nuclear cardiology and lung ventilation studies. Along with Barbara, he established Western Australia’s first non-metropolitan nuclear medicine service in 1997 and was the Director of Information Technology at Imaging The South. As Director of Nuclear Medicine, Peter helped facilitate the establishment and operation of the commonwealth funded PET/CT centre at SJoG Bunbury in 2013. His PhD’s ongoing research is focussed on biomarkers and secondary prevention in cardiovascular disease in rural communities. In 2011, we was first among equals 40 under 40 winner, Telstra Business Awards finalist in 2014 and co-founder and past president of RAINS (www.rains.asn.au). He founded TeleMed in 2005.
Barbara Smiles, ANMT
Born and bred in WA, Barbara trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, and was the first to perform nuclear medicine examinations in Bunbury in 1997. A senior practitioner with extensive experience in all facets of imaging, Barbara held chief technologist roles at various centres and has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Kings College, UCL Middlesex and I-Med in Victoria.
Jack Meadows, BAppSci, ANMT
Jack is currently on sabbatical in London, working at various NHS and private nuclear medicine departments, He graduated from University of Newcastle and was the first to complete from our scholarship intern program in 2015. He is proficient in all aspects of SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging.
A/Prof Nat Lenzo BMedSc (Hon), Bsc/MBBS, MMed, EMBA, MHSMgt, FRACP
Nat graduated from UWA in 1990 and completed his physicians training in 2000. Nat completed a fellowship in nuclear medicine, including PET/CT imaging, at the University of Michigan and was head of department in Nuclear Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital and as coordinator of the PET Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA’s first PET service. He helped to establish the first and only cyclotron in Perth, at SCGH in 2003. He is currently practicing in General and Nuclear Medicine at FSH, in General Medicine at SJoG Murdoch and in Molecular Imaging at Hollywood Private Hospital. He holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine and is Clinical Team Leader (Imaging) for the McCusker Foundation in Alzheimer’s Disease Research and he has been involved in the concept, development and set up cyclotron facilities in Perth and Jakarta and PET facilities in Perth, Jakarta and Bunbury.