Hunter Women’s Health is an independent medical practice that provides a specific focus on women’s health. Staffed exclusively by experienced female doctors, the practice prides itself on providing a friendly, caring and highly professional service for all women.

From puberty to menopause and beyond


Along with general medical concerns, there is a wide range of medical issues affecting women today, including those that impact on emotional and mental wellbeing, as well as physical health. Using a patient centred approach, Hunter Women’s Health takes the time to listen, and to consider the concerns, desires, needs, and lifestyle specific to the individual in order to provide the most suitable and effective health care possible.

Adolescence is a time of development and change, bringing with it opportunities and challenges essential to growth. This time can be confusing and brings with it a range of changes that take place when transitioning from childhood to adulthood.

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Good sexual and reproductive health is important for women’s general health and wellbeing. It is central to their ability to make choices and decisions about their lives, including when, or whether, to consider having children.

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Recognising the special health needs of women beyond the reproductive age is crucial to managing the risk for certain conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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About our doctors

Hunter Women’s Health was founded by Dr Olga Ostrowskyj and Dr Carolyn Hackworthy; two highly experienced female health physicians dedicated to meeting the unique needs of every woman at every stage of life.

Dr Olga Ostrowskyj is a Women’s Health physician with over 30 years experience exclusively on and in Women’s Health. Over the years her job description has included clinical service provider, a teacher/clinical instructor to both doctors, medical students and nurses, a lecturer, a research coordinator and a surgical assistant. Read more ›

Dr Carolyn Hackworthy worked at Nelson Bay and Salamander Medical Centres for 23 years. For much of this time she was the only female medical practitioner at the practice so developed an interest and gained a wide range of experience in women’s health.  Read more ›

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Our services include

Reproductive health
Cervical Screening Tests, Contraception, Menstrual Problems and Concerns, Pelvic Pain, Uterine Problems, Vaginal and Vulval Concerns

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Contraceptive health
Contraception, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)

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Breast health
Breast Examinations, Breast lumps, Painful breasts

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Pregnancy health
Pregnancy , Pre-pregnancy advice and investigations, Shared antenatal care with public hospital (Dr Hackworthy only), Postnatal care

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Puberty related
Adolescence & Puberty, Sexual development, Painful periods, Heavy periods, Early or late onset of periods

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Menopause
Perimenopause or menopause transition, Menopause (i.e. your last menstrual period), Post menopause, Bladder and Bowel, Osteoporosis

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Contact Us

Hunter Women's Health is located at the Broadmeadow Medical Centre
154 Lambton Road, Broadmeadow, NSW 2292.

Make an Appointment

You can request an appointment by calling 4041 4400 or 4957 6955.

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