Annie graduated from Sydney University in 1990. She has been a GP in Canberra since 1993, initially working in Hawker. In 2008 she set up Annie Lim Family Practice. Working with a group of fellow colleagues who share her passion and dedication in providing the best care to their patients.
Annie is passionate about preventive medicine and believes firmly that an ounce of prevention is better than an ounce of cure. She is keen to council and guide patients in terms of self-care, healthy living and proactive disease prevention.
Annie also has the following special interests as well:
1) Women Health from adolescent to menopause and beyond.
She has been a Family Planning doctor since 1992 and has been counseling generations of girls re what contraception to use and has been inserting Intrauterine contraceptive device since 1992. She has also been implanting Implanon since it became available commercially for the last 2 decades.
She is passionate about helping women who are perturbed/disabled by the symptoms of Menopause and she understands the health risk that women face beyond Menopause. She aims to empower each of the woman with the latest and evidence based information to ensure that they age well and staying healthy for the second half of their lives. This second part of a woman’s life should be a time of fulfilment and joy rather than greater challenge. We deserve it after what we have given to humanity thus far.
2 ) Skin cancer detection, management and prevention.
Skin cancer is the quiet disease of our society and we must stay mindful of it. Annie advocates judicious use of sun protection, regular self examination for any changes in your skin and dedicated yearly skin check for anyone older than 35. Earlier in those with past history or family history of skin cancer. For those who have had a history of frequent sunburn in their younger life, they should be more vigilant regarding skin cancer as well.
3) Psychological medicine.
Annie understand that psychological distress is a common problem in our community that can have greater ramifications throughout a person’s life. For a large proportion of these patients, to know who they can talk to can be an important steps in addressing the underlining problem. Your GP is often the best person outside your family who could be your resounding board and a stepping stone to other health professionals if needed.
Dr Jodi Bailey is a University of Queensland graduate (1995), obtained her RACGP Fellowship in 2003, and also holds a Masters of Public Health. She has served as a medical officer in the Royal Australian Navy and continues to work as a Reservist. She has been practicing in Canberra since 2005 and is now working 2 days a week at the practice. She has an interest in all areas of General Practice, as well as a particular interest in the ex-military community.
Dr Chan-Feng Lin graduated from the University of NSW in 1999 and completed his training at the Canberra Hospital. He obtained his GP Fellowship in 2003 and has been a practising general practitioner since. He completed the Diploma in Dermatology at the University of Cardiff in 2004 . He is interested in all aspects of general practice.
He speaks fluent Taiwanese and Mandarin and is also the President of the Taiwanese Association of Canberra, Australia.
Dr Heidi Blain graduated from Bristol University, UK in 1998. Whilst living in Canberra, she has worked in ICU and Emergency at The Canberra Hospital and has been practising as a part time GP since 2005, whilst also caring for her young family. Dr Blain has an interest in all areas of general medicine
Hayley graduated from ANU in 2007 and has worked as a GP since 2011. She is interested in all areas of general practice, but particularly enjoys paediatric medicine and has completed a Diploma of Child Health. Her other area of special interest is travel medicine. She has a Certificate of Travel Medicine and a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Hayley returned to Australia in February 2020 after spending 18 months working in Vientiane, Laos.
Dr Emily Watkins grew up in Canberra and completed her medical degree at Griffith University in 2015. She then completed her general practice training on the NSW South Coast, obtaining RACGP fellowship in 2021. Emily has moved back to Canberra to raise her young family.
Emily has interests in women’s health and children’s health, particularly contraception, pre-pregnancy planning and pregnancy care. She has completed a Masters of Reproductive Medicine and a Graduate Certificate of Women’s Health, and recently has completed additional training in paediatrics through the Sydney Child Health Program. Emily enjoys the variety in general practice and feels privileged to provide continuity of care to patients and their families.
Dr Kevin Tee enjoys all aspects of general practice with particular interest in Mental Health, Mens Health, Paediatrics, and Chronic Disease Management. Dr Tee completed his MChD at the Australian National University.
Dr Tee enjoys spending time outdoors, photography and gardening.
Dr Thu Le is a GP registrar who joined our practice in February 2024. After growing up in Canberra, she graduated from Western Sydney University and completed her junior doctor training at Liverpool Hospital. Thu was awarded Liverpool Hospital Junior Doctor of the Year 2022.
She is interested in all areas of General Practice, especially Women's and Children's Health. In her free time, she enjoys arts & crafts, baking, and fun runs.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Annie Lim Family Practice. Annie and Chan, the supervisors, provide complete and constant support throughout the term. They are available at all times for any questions or to assist with patients. There is also dedicated time each week for education and reviewing patient files. There is also a great mix of patients from infants through to more elderly patients. I strongly recommend ALFP for registrar training.
The practice has been a very supportive learning environment during my final GP training terms. Everyone at the practice has a collegiate and friendly approach and there have been plenty of opportunities for formal and informal teaching. I have been able to see a wide range of patients, of all ages. This clinical experience has played a significant role in helping me achieve RACGP fellowship. It's been a great year and I highly recommend the practice as a GP training placement.