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General Practitioners

[our_team style=”circle” heading=”Dr Kerrie Taylor ” image=”1618″] Dr. Taylor commenced consulting at Rivergum Village Medical Centre on Monday February 4th 2019. Dr. Taylor is a well respected General Practitioner who has worked in the area for over 20 years. She brings with her extensive knowledge and experience in family medicine.

Her special interests include Antenatal Shared Care, with affiliations at the Mercy & Northern Hospitals, Women’s Health, Child and Maternal Health, Childhood immunisations, Diabetic Health and minor procedures[/our_team][our_team style=”circle” heading=”Dr Diana Baylis” image=”1617″]Dr Diana Baylisis a well respected and experienced ​vocationally registered General practitioner, working in the area for over 20 years.

Dr Diana Baylis graduated from Melbourne University and completed her general practice training over 5 years, as well as completing a Diploma of Obstetrics in 1990.​

Dr Diana Baylis has continued her interest in obstetrics, maternal and child health and is accredited in shared care.​

Dr Diana Baylis works in continued participation with educational activities via the Royal College of General Practitioners.​

Special Interests: Shared Care, Child health​, Women’s health, Travel Medicine​[/our_team][our_team style=”circle” heading=”Dr Susan Zachariah” subtitle=”MBBS FRACGP” image=”1701″]Dr Susan has been working as a a GP, both in private clinics and rural hospitals in various parts of South Australia and Melbourne.

Prior to that, she has worked in Emergency medicine in Victorian hospitals including Monash Medical Center, Dandenong and Frankston Hospital.

She has a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Susan’s areas of interest include Mental Health, Children’s health and minor surgery.[/our_team][our_team style=”circle” heading=”Dr Marita Long” subtitle=”MBBS (honours), B.Med Sci., FRACGP, DCH , Cert S and RH” image=”1762″]Dr. Marita Long graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2007 with first class honours. Prior to this she worked as a registered nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and then went on to work as a Maternal and Child Health nurse in Tasmania. After graduating from Medicine Marita worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital for 3 years with her final year being based in paediatric medicine and surgery before deciding to become a GP.

She became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2013 and has a Diploma of Child Health and a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Marita has worked in a diverse range of general practice settings in Tasmania including Family Planning Tasmania and Pulse Youth Health Service. She has a strong interest in women’s health and broader sexual and reproductive health matters. She is also qualified to insert implanons and IUDs.

Marita is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society, the Australian Menopause Society and the Australian Society of Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology which keep her up to date with the current best evidence based approach to Womens Health.

Marita also enjoys working in the area of children’s health and also a strong commitment to providing a high level of primary health care across all the ages and stages of life.

Marita worked as a medical educator for General Practice Training Tasmania , Eastern Victorian General Practice Training and as a clinical GP educator for Dementia Training Australia.

Over the last few years Marita has been a regular guest on ABC radio Hobart on Monday evenings providing medical information to listeners covering a range of topics primarily associated with women’s health. Here are some links to Marita talking on radio:

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/vulva/8850264
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/dementia-signs/9032282
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/pap-smears/8871370
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/sti/8989918
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/fertility-and-birth/10145014
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/physical-mental-health-symptoms/10379536
https://omny.fm/shows/nights-with-steve-price/health-of-the-nation-with-the-racgp-16?in_playlist=nights-with-steve-price!racgp-health-of-the-nation
https://omny.fm/shows/nights-with-steve-price/health-of-the-nation-with-the-racgp-9?in_playlist=nights-with-steve-price!racgp-health-of-the-nation
https://www.3aw.com.au/podcast/health-of-the-nation-with-the-racgp-14/
[/our_team][our_team style=”circle” heading=”Dr Chamila Malimbada Liyanage” image=”1854″ subtitle=”MBBS”]Dr Chamila Malimbada Liyanage graduated from Monash University in 2017. He worked at Western Health and Northern Health prior to entering General Practice.

His areas of interest include men’s health and preventative medicine. He has also completed the Sydney Child Health Program.

Dr Chamila looks forward to providing holistic care to members of our community[/our_team][our_team style=”circle” heading=”Dr Adrianna Papadinas” image=”1893″ subtitle=”MD”]Dr Adrianna Papadinas (MD) graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2018 then completed two years of hospital training at Northern Health where she gained a broad range of knowledge and skills in different specialties.

Adrianna received her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2023. She completed her Diploma of Child Health in 2021 and is currently undertaking a Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology and has a keen interest in all areas of skin-related medicine.

She also has a special interest in Chronic Disease Management and Preventive Medicine and aims to provide holistic and personalised care to all her patients.

Outside of work Adrianna enjoys spending time with her family and friends. [/our_team][our_team style=”circle” heading=”Dr Patrick Doube – Paediatician” image=”1864″ subtitle=”MBBS (Hons) FRACP”]Patrick is a paediatrician. Patrick completed his medical studies at Monash University, graduating with honours. He has worked as a childrens doctor since 2012, completing his paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne), the Royal Womens Hospital (Melbourne), Princess Margaret Hospital (Perth), Fiona Stanley Hospital (Perth), Austin Health (Heidelberg) and Broome Hospital (Broome).

Patrick has experience in neonatology, developmental and behavioural paediatrics and neurology and endocrinology.

Patrick is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Patrick is a member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia, the Australian ADHD Professionals Association, the Australian Medical Association.

Areas of Specialty

From infancy to 19, our paediatrician is here for examination, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing wellness for your children. General paediatrics comprises comprehensive care throughout childhood across a broad range of acute and chronic issues. Paediatricians liaise with other health professionals and preschool or school, and can advocate for your child and coordinate care.

Special interests include:
• Paediatric and newborn growth and development
• Unsettled infant and child sleep difficulties
• Feeding difficulties
• Constipation
• Bed wetting
• Eczema, asthma and wheeze
• Learning and attentional concerns
• Challenging behaviours
• Abdominal pain
• Headaches
• Adolescent medicine

For an appointment with Dr Patrick Doube please call reception.

A GP referral is required to receive a Medicare rebate. [/our_team][our_team style=”circle” heading=”Dr Paulina Alhucema – Paediatician” image=”1677″ subtitle=”MD FRACP”]Dr Paulina Alhucema completed her training as a General Paediatrician through the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Melbourne and associated sites (Northern Hospital, Austin Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Mercy Hospital) plus South West Healthcare in Warrnambool and underwent extra training in Haematology. She also completed training at RCH as an Allergy & Immunologist and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).

Paulina has practiced in metropolitan and rural settings and is currently working at RCH, Sunshine Hospital and Private Clinics.

Paulina also volunteers as an instructor in Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) throughout Australia, participates in research via the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the Australian Food Allergy Foundation via Epworth Healthcare and is a member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA).

Paulina loves spending time with her husband and 2 teenage children and enjoys swimming, snorkelling, dancing, and exploring tasty new cuisines.

Clinical Specialties: Food allergies, hayfever, eczema, immune deficiencies

Other interests: Haematology.
Other skills: fluent in Spanish.

For an appointment with Paulina please call reception.

A current referral is required to receive a Medicare rebate and an updated referral needed every 12 months if you require ongoing review.[/our_team][our_team style=”circle” heading=”Joel Joseph – Podiatrist” image=”1867″]Joel is an experienced podiatrist who completed his Major in Anatomy and Physiology and his Masters in Podiatric Practice from La Trobe University, Melbourne.

As a podiatry student, Joel worked at a podiatry based footwear store where he obtained knowledge about footwear and biomechanical assessments.

Before taking on his current role, Joel worked as a podiatrist in various clinical and aged care settings in Adelaide for two years and in the northern suburbs of Melbourne for a year.

Joel enjoys the everyday challenge of treating all aspects of foot health and has a special interest in biomechanics, diabetic foot care, children’s foot health, and encouraging his clients to improve personal health and fitness to help them mobilise with ease.

When not working Joel enjoys spending time with his family, his dog – Zorro and keeps active playing soccer, basketball and going for long runs with Zorro.

Joel’s experience with working in a Podiatry based footwear store along with a sporting background has assisted him in enhancing his expertise in sports podiatry and in the management of athletes of all ages with footwear advice, running analysis and training, orthotics and any foot and lower limb injuries.

Joel is passionate about providing holistic and person centred care where each person is treated unique. All aspects of the person’s life and body are taken into consideration to personalise a management plan in order to optimise patient mobility and maximise their quality of life by providing high quality foot care.

For more details visit: yourfootpodiatry.com[/our_team]

Support Staff

The members of our support team are seldom seen but always busy. It is they who manage the logistics and day-to-day operations of a general practice this size.

[our_team heading=”Kirstin Lyons CEO” image=”1436″ subtitle=”BSc, MBA, GAICD”][email protected][/our_team]

[our_team heading=”Felicity Emery” image=”1434″ subtitle=”Clinical Care Manager RN, CHN”][email protected][/our_team]

[our_team heading=”Karen Borg” image=”1467″ subtitle=”Group Finance Manager”][/our_team]

Reception Staff

Our front office staff are the heart of our practice.

Receptionists – Michelle F, Michelle T, Jo, Joelene, Tania & Donna

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