About the Practice



Dr. Tim Begbie graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts and an Honours Degree in Medicine in 1974 and relocated to Hobart. After an internship and a further 3 years of surgical training at the Royal Hobart Hospital, he ventured on a series of GP locums throughout Australia. His interest in people led him towards a career in General Practice, and after 6 years of practicing in the Huon Valley he joined the Sandy Bay Medical Centre.

During his period as a locum he noted various limitations in what was available for treatment of certain conditions, in particular headaches, neck pain and back pain. As a consequence, he studied Orthopaedic Medicine under Dr. James Cyriax of London and acupuncture at the Chinese Acupuncture Research Foundation in Taipei, Taiwan.

After 20 years of using acupuncture in his general practice, he has decided to devote his time to clinical acupuncture. It is also hoped in the future, that he will be able to pursue some research in the subject.

The Acupuncture Clinic is located centrally to enable access from all parts of Hobart. It will operate 5days a week.
Office hours are as follows:

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Monday 8:30am 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am 12:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am 12:30pm
Thursday 8:30am 5:30pm
Friday 1.00pm 5:30pm