Dr Genevieve Bishop
Dr Genevieve Bishop is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in private practice based at John Flynn Private Hospital.
Genevieve believes in a woman centred approach for lifelong care. She also understands that childbirth is not only about making babies, but making mothers strong, competent and capable, who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength.
She strives to treat her all her women with appropriate management both medically and surgically to help them achieve an optimal and fulfilling life.
Genevieve studied at Sydney University attaining a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology. She then continued her studies also attaining her Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery. During her training she also attained a Masters in Public Health from the University of NSW.
She trained in obstetrics and general gynaecology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and then pursued her interest in uro-gynaecology and incontinence at St George Hospital, working in the internationally renowned Pelvic Floor Unit. During her training Genevieve spent over a year working at The Tweed Hospital and is familiar with the varied needs and wishes of the community in their approach to care.
After her time spent on the Southern Gold Coast, Tweed and Northern Rivers area, she decided to relocate to John Flynn Private Hospital, being the only female Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in this area.
Genevieve is passionate about the care of her patients and strives to provide the best in gynaecological and Obstetric care for her ladies.
Dr Genevieve Bishop’s support team are a dedicated and experienced group, who provide a warm, caring and compassionate extended environment for you to discuss your medical requirements safely and with complete confidence.
Christine Sutton – Midwife
We are delighted to welcome Christine (Chrissy) Sutton to our valued team. As well as her midwife role for Dr Bishop, Chrissy is also a midwife in the John Flynn maternity unit.
Chrissy works closely with Dr bishop to provide holistic maternity care. She will provide you with compassionate midwifery support throughout your pregnancy and postnatal journey.
Chrissy provides advice, care and support for women and their families during pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period. Her passion is to empower women and their families through education, to support their transition into parenthood.
As a mother of two young children and a midwife she acknowledges that pregnancy and birth are normal physiological parts of a women’s life, however Chrissy believes that how we birth and who supports us are an incredibly important part of the journey.
Tess Elliott – Midwife
Tess is an experienced midwife of many years and an important member of our team.
Anne-Marie Te Oka – Business Manager
Anne-Marie brings with her many years of experience in health having held positions managing both General and Specialist Practices in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
As well as administering health projects for Divisions of General Practice, Anne-Marie also spent many years working as the Business Development/Marketing Manager for John Flynn Private Hospital before working for Dr Genevieve Bishop.
Anne-Marie is a mother of 3 daughters and committed to women’s health care and in her role as business manager, she is pleased to be able to provide the business, administrative and marketing support that is required to offer you the highest quality service.
Caroline Zelek – Medical Secretary
Carolyn has a wealth of general administrative and reception experience and being a young mum herself, has an important understanding of what our young “mum’s to be” are going through, as well as a beautiful rapport with all of our patients.
Rebecca Barrett – Medical Secretary
Rebecca (Bec) is our newest addition to the practice. Bec is a friendly and cheerful lady and has years of experience in medical administration. Bec is the constant face at the front desk in the practice and will be happy to assist you with any administrative needs including booking appointments, classes and any payment enquires.
Christine Forbes – Physiotherapist
Katie Guerin – Essential oils/baby masseuse
As a woman – I know how important it can be to have a female perspective throughout your pregnancy journey and the transition to motherhood is different for everyone. Pregnancy can be a very exciting albeit sometimes daunting time for most and it is important to me that we work together to achieve the safest outcome for mother and baby.
I am committed to providing you with high quality medical advice, treatment and support in a warm, friendly environment, to assist with your individual journey.
I believe in a woman centred approach for lifelong care. I understand that childbirth is not only about making babies, but making mothers strong, competent and capable, who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength.
My primary outcome in obstetrics is for a safe pregnancy for mother and baby, however I realise that there are many ways to achieve this. I offer all areas of obstetrics including waterbirth and calm birthing techniques and I believe in sharing the decision making with mothers and their partners.
Dr Bishop and her highly qualified and dedicated team, both in her rooms and at John Flynn Private Hospital, are able to care for you and your partner throughout your pregnancy. This care includes:
- Consultations with Dr Bishop and her midwife scheduled throughout your pregnancy
- An ultrasound scan at each consultation
- A free two-hour antenatal class,
- A free physiotherapy consultation at 20 weeks.
- A home visit by our experienced midwife
- Access to 4 postnatal group classes
- Invitation to her closed Facebook “mums and bubs” group.
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Dr Bishop is compassionate and experienced and provides individualised care for all pregnant women, including high risk pregnancy such as twins and pre-existing medical conditions.
Your schedule of antenatal visits may vary and can depend on your pregnancy, your previous history and your obstetrician. Most women will have their first appointment between 7 and 10 weeks for a dating scan where you will see your baby for the first time. You will receive requests for early blood testing and the opportunity to discuss screening tests for your baby. Of course, you are always welcome to come and see us earlier than 7 weeks.
Following your first visit, you will usually see your obstetrician every 4 weeks until Week 28, every 2 weeks from Week 28 to 36 and then weekly from 36 weeks. Of course, this might be modified depending on your pregnancy and any concerns that might develop.
Routine Investigations include:
Full Blood Count
Test for Anaemia
Blood Group and Antibody
Test for risk of isoimmunisation
Immunity to German Measles
Testing for Syphilis
Testing for Hepatitis B and C
Testing for HIV
Testing for urine infections
Testing for chicken-pox immunity
Check age of baby (or babies!)
Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound Scan (11 – 13 weeks)
Tests for chromosome abnormalities such as Trisomy 21 (commonly known as Downs Syndrome), as well as others.
Harmony Morphology Ultrasound Scan (18 – 20 weeks) – to assess baby’s organs and limbs)
- Glucose Challenge Test (for gestational diabetes) 26-28 weeks – Full Blood Count, Antibody Screen 26-28 weeks
- Full Blood Count (36 weeks) antibody screen
Antenatal Group Sessions
As part of your antenatal care with Genevieve, you and your partner are invited to a free antenatal session with our midwife, dietitian and psychologist. This session is held on a Saturday morning for 2 hours and gives you important advice to help you and your partner understand the psychological changes you both will go through.
Our dietitian will consult with you on health eating in pregnancy and answer the many questions you may have to promote a health mother and baby.
Antenatal Physiotherapy Consultation
Also included with your antenatal care is a free session with our Physiotherapist where you are given important antenatal/physiotherapy advice in relation to the changes your body will be going through during your pregnancy.
After the delivery of your baby, Genevieve and her team invite our new post natal mums to our 4 weekly support group.
Due to the many changes you experience as a new mother, we provide a warm, friendly environment for you to connect with other mums after the birth of your baby. At these group gatherings, we encourage you to share experiences with our other post natal mums and receive postnatal support, understanding and education.
Dr Bishop is committed to providing a high quality level of medical advice, treatment and support in all areas of gynaecology. She also knows that at times it can be important to have a female perspective when providing your gynaecological care. She strives to treat her patients with appropriate management both medically and surgically, to help them achieve an optimal and fulfilling life.
Areas of gynaecological care include:
As well as all areas of gynaecology, Dr Genevieve Bishop has a special interest in urinary incontinence and acknowledges the devasting effect incontinence can have on a women’s life, no matter how big or small an issue it may be.
Dr Bishop provides Urodynamics testing within her consulting rooms and after the test, patients are provided with an immediate consultation with Dr Bishop to discuss treatment options.
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