"I joined Next Practice because we have a shared commitment to providing patient centred, thorough, and inclusive healthcare that considers physical, psychological, social and cultural components of health."
Dayna enjoys all aspects of General Practice and is passionate about patient-centred care, health promotion and preventive health care.
Dayna is an accredited GP provider of focussed psychological strategies and has a Graduate Certificate of Psychiatric Medicine. She is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Psychiatric Medicine and has undertaken additional training in anxiety, depression, youth mental health, eating disorders, trauma-informed care, and substance use (alcohol and other drugs). She has a strengths-based, recovery-oriented approach to psychotherapy and has studied Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Dayna has a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and can insert and remove Implanon contraceptive devices. Dayna also has a Diploma in Child Health.
Prior to becoming a GP, Dayna worked in a number of areas of medicine including: adult and paediatric acute care, obstetrics and gynaecology, general medicine, general surgery, and psychiatry (adult and child/adolescent).
In addition to working at the practice, Dayna works in a team with other doctors and allied health professionals to produce evidence-based medical guidelines. She also participates in the education and training of doctors. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and practising yoga.