About Dr Jane Alderman
Dr Jane Alderman believes the practice of medicine is both an art and a science. Whether in her busy general practice in the hills or performing cosmetic medicine procedures, the same attention to detail and personalised care is important to her.
After graduating from Flinders University in 1988 and working in UK and Daw House at the old Repatriation Hospital, she embarked on a career as a rural GP working in rural and remote Australia as far afield as Bangalow, Roma, Rockhampton and Jabiru and was awarded fellowship of the newly formed Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. She went on to complete her specialist general practice training and RAGCP fellowship exams in 1996 and moved back to the Adelaide Hills to be closer to family and for the sake of her children’s education. She has worked in the same practice now for over 20 years and enjoys the continuity of care and being part of the community.
Her interest in cosmetic medicine began in 2000 when Botox was first being used for cosmetic purposes, having previously been only used for medical muscle spasticity. She was trained initially by one of SA’s most experienced cosmetic doctors Dr Irene Kushelew and travelled widely to gain knowledge and experience as formal training, as was the case for rural practice back then, was not yet available. Dr Alderman has kept abreast of the latest knowledge as well as continuing to develop her own techniques. In recognition of her experience in cosmetic medicine she was awarded fellowship of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine in 2014.
As well as enjoying keeping up her hands on procedural skills, she finds the cosmetic consultation process the most enjoyable and challenging. With so much information and mis- information available she gains satisfaction in helping her patients work through their concerns and helping them to decide which treatment, if any, might be best for them. Now at this stage of her career, she also enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with other health professionals.
She is a supervisor for GP trainees within her general practice and has trained and supervised several cosmetic nurses in different settings. She also does some consultancy work for state government agencies and in nutrigenomics. Practicing what she preaches, yoga, gardening and time with family also need to be fitted in!
The trusting relationship works both ways, the patient trusts that I will give them all the information they need to make an informed decision and that I will only recommend treatments which are in their best interests and I trust that they will let me know if they have any concerns so that any unexpected side effects can be dealt with immediately
Stirling Private Cosmetic Practice is for patients who value building a relationship with their treating doctor in a discrete medical environment. Available at Stirling Hospital, by appointment, on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.
King William Road Cosmetic Medicine
After 18 years of cosmetic medicine in the CBD, Dr Jane Alderman has moved into private practice and is available, by appointment only, on Tuesdays, alternate Wednesdays and Thursday’s and some Saturdays . The consulting rooms at 40 King William Rd offer a more discrete, professional location with plenty of on-street and side street parking.
Currently available at Better Medical Stirling for a broad range of GP services including womens health, mental health, hypnotherapy and preventative health on Mondays , Fridays and occasional Saturdays