Meet the Team
The Hammond Health team are committed to your health and wellbeing
Dr Tricia Overvliet
Tricia is a General Practitioner who completed her medical degree through the Australian National University Medical School in Canberra. Moving to Wagga to complete her training, Tricia and her family have now made the area their home.“Seeking and maintaining good health, and overcoming illness is a universal challenge that every human being faces. Everyone approaches their experiences in a unique way.”Tricia encompasses the motto of Hammond Health ‘professional medical care from pre-natal to end of life’ with particular interests in: women’s, men’s and children’s general health (including pregnancy care), sexual health, LGBTIQ health and palliative care. Tricia also does skin checks and minor procedures, and has undertaken GP Mental Health training.
Tricia has recently attended a course on Contemporary Gynaecological Health and works one day per week (Wednesdays) at the Women's Health Clinic at Wagga Base Hospital. Tricia an authorised Hep B prescriber and has an interest in sexual health. Tricia’s kindness and compassion combined with her ability to connect with people, means she is always striving for the best outcomes for her patients. Tricia is dedicated to working alongside her patients and being part of their ‘team of health carers’. Whether this be working with our practice Nurse for childhood immunisations and Chronic Disease Management or referring patients to specialists and/or Allied Health Professionals, Tricia believes that approaching healthcare from a team perspective gives her patients the best possible results.“I love talking to people, hearing their personal narratives, laughing with them, working issues out with them, advising them and sometimes even crying with them. I am one-part doctor, one-part detective, one-part clown and one-part geeky nerd, with a little artist thrown in.”When Tricia doesn’t have her work hat on, she will often be found with paint brush in hand working on her latest piece. Tricia also enjoys singing in the choir, playing the ukulele and gardening. Above all, she cherishes spending time with her husband and children (including the four legged ones).
Dr Anna Gear
Dr Anna Gear completed her medical training at Australian National University in 2008 with Dr Tricia Overvliet, and received her FRAGP in 2014. She has an interest in chronic complex medicine, particularly diabetes management, asthma/COPD and osteoporosis. She enjoys working with children with complex needs, and has a special interest in ASD, developmental disorders, and behavioural management.
Having spent a great deal of her 20’s backpacking in the developing world, Dr Anna loves travel medicine and all associated aspects of tropical medicine. She believes that medicine is more than just disease and tablets, and tries to incorporate a whole of person care which includes physical, mental and environmental approach. She is enthusiastic about gardening, particularly permaculture, and she and her husband are slowly turning their small property into a food garden.
Dr Katherine Smith
Katherine is a General Practitioner who completed her medical degree through the University of Notre Dame and a Diploma in Child Health through the Sydney Children's Hospital network.
Katherine has a passion for General Practice, Emergency medicine and Medical Education.
In her previous non-medical life she holds a Bachelor of arts in Psychology and a Graduate certificate in Human Resource Management. She is passionate about Rural Health and love the variety of practising general practice outside of a metro area. She particularly enjoys Women’s and Children’s health and practices antenatal share care. When she’s not busy being a doctor she can be found being a wife, Mum to her three children and menagerie of animals and enjoys reading, dancing and walking.