Meet our Fertility GPs

Dr Helen Demetriou GPGenea’s Fertility GP in Sydney, Dr Helen Demetriou is an experienced family General Practitioner from a busy private practice in Lindfield. Over the past 10 years, she has found reproductive medicine an increasingly common and fascinating area of her daily practice. 

She graduated with honours from University of Sydney medical school in 1997 and undertook her residency years at Royal North Shore Hospital before moving to Melbourne with her husband. She was enrolled in General Surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital, which included covering Obstetrics and Gynaecology in peripheral rotations. She continued surgical training in Gloucestershire, UK but subsequently decided to switch to the RACGP training program on return to Sydney. 
 
Helen has always maintained an interest in family planning, shared antenatal care and paediatrics with Diplomas of Family Planning and Child Health.

Dr Ali Hodgkinson GPOne of Genea’s Fertility GPs based at the Sydney CBD clinic, Dr Ali Hodgkinson is an experienced General Practitioner with a keen interest in all aspects of Women’s Health. Dr Ali’s personal lived experience of infertility sparked her passion for supporting patients as they navigate the unique challenges of their fertility journey.

Dr Ali graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an MBBS in 2012, after completing a Bachelor of Medical Science at The University of Sydney in 2008. She attained her GP Fellowship in 2017 after working at the St George & Sutherland Hospitals in a variety of specialties. Dr Ali completed the Family Planning NSW Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health in 2015 and enjoys paediatrics, completing her Diploma of Child Health in 2014.
Dr Cathy Ngo GPDr Cathy Ngo is an experienced family General Practitioner who often sees patients for infertility. Dr Cathy understands it can be a challenging time for individuals and couples. She finds it extremely rewarding to help patients by providing comprehensive, evidence-based assessments and management plans as well as guiding them through what can be a confusing time.

Dr Cathy completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Sydney in 2007 where she received the Dean’s list of excellence in academic performance. She then enrolled in the post-graduate medical degree at the University of Sydney, completing her MBBS with honours in 2011.

Dr Cathy undertook her intern and residency years at Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and covered various specialties including Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She then undertook general practice training in Sydney and gained fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2016. Most recently, Dr Cathy has attained the Family Planning NSW Sexual and Reproductive Health Certificate, and Blackdog’s Mental Health Skills Training.

Dr Jemma Dalrymple has been a GP for more than ten years with particular expertise in women’s health. She studied at the University of WA and trained at hospitals in Perth and Sydney; she was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2014 and worked as a GP in Sydney before the pandemic brought her back to Perth.

Along the way she has accumulated extensive experience and additional qualifications in preconception care, fertility and reproductive health. Jemma loves working with couples and individuals whether they are planning a pregnancy, trying to conceive, worried about their fertility, or wanting to consider their options for the future.

Dr Jemma Dalrymple GPODr Jemma Dalrymple has been a GP for more than ten years with particular expertise in women’s health. She studied at the University of WA and trained at hospitals in Perth and Sydney; she was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2014 and worked as a GP in Sydney before the pandemic brought her back to Perth.

Along the way she has accumulated extensive experience and additional qualifications in preconception care, fertility and reproductive health. Jemma loves working with couples and individuals whether they are planning a pregnancy, trying to conceive, worried about their fertility, or wanting to consider their options for the future.

FAQs

If you are under 35 and have been trying for 12 months or over 35 and have been trying for six months, call us for a Bulk-Billed Fertility Assessment**.

Our Fertility GP will discuss both partners’ medical history, how long you may have been trying, general pre-conception health, as well as lifestyle factors that may impact your chance of conception. If required, some initial tests may be ordered. They can write a referral to a Fertility Specialist if necessary and can also prescribe ovulation tracking.

No. It’s just an initial discussion to see what is required and if a referral to a Fertility Specialist is needed.

A Fertility GP will conduct a fertility assessment and discuss next steps and a Fertility Specialist is a doctor who has conducted specialist training in fertility and coordinates treatment plans for patients.

Of those patients who responded to the Genea patient survey conducted between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017 (223 patients).
** Applicable for Medicare eligible patients. No-out-of-pocket Fertility Assessment is for an initial virtual consultation with our Fertility GP. Additional costs may be incurred for fertility investigations.