Dr Jo-Anne Zappia
Dr Zappia graduated from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1993. After completing her hospital rotations, which included paediatrics, obstetrics and palliative care, she entered general practice and has worked as a GP since 1995. Jo-Anne worked initially in Adelaide and moved to Melbourne in 2000. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis from the College of Medical Hypnosis. She is currently undertaking studies towards her Master of Psychiatry at Melbourne University.Jo-Anne has a special interest in fertility, pregnancy, lactation and babies. She also enjoys the full breadth of general practice from newborn to old age, particularly enjoying the privilege of getting to know people and their families. In line with her strong and lifelong interest in mental health, Jo-Anne has undertaken multiple short courses in various psychotherapeutic modalities and is registered with Medicare as a provider of focused psychological strategies for a range of problems including stress, depression and anxiety. This may involve cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, problem-solving, mindfulness and relaxation strategies as well as hypnotherapy when appropriate. As well as practising medicine, Jo-Anne enjoys a wide variety of yarn and textile crafts, reading, gardening and spending time with her 3 children and extended family.