We currently have 20 doctors practising across our two surgeries. Our doctors have a range of backgrounds, experiences and special interests/sub-specialties across many areas of medicine. This provides patients with a wide range of choice to suit their personal preferences and their particular condition. Our doctors and their special interests and sub-specialties are detailed below. Just click on a doctor to find more information.
Dr Rob ArcherBBus(HRM), MBBS (WA), GCert SpMed, Cert in Skin Cancer Medicine, FRACGP
Aesthetic Medicine, General Practice, Lap Band Adjustment, Minor Skin Surgery, Regenerative Medicine, Skin Cancer Checks and Management, Skin Cancer Medicine, Special Interest in Orthopaedic Problems, Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Vasectomies, Work-related, Sports and Other Injuries
Rob holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine from the University of Queensland. He also has a Professional Certificate in Dermoscopy and a Professional Advanced Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine. In addition to performing all aspects of general practice for all ages, Rob has a special interest in, and practices sports and musculoskeletal medicine and skin cancer medicine.
Rob’s specific medical interests include orthopaedic problems, regenerative medicine (exploiting the body’s ability to heal itself), Skin Cancer medicine (full body skin checks with advanced training in dermoscopy, skin cancer surgery) and surgical procedures such as ingrown toenails and vasectomies. Rob also does more complicated skin surgery such as removal of lesions from the head, face and neck and removal of large lesions requiring skin flaps and skin grafts.
To augment his knowledge of orthopaedic and sports medicine, Rob spends about 10% of his time assisting in operations with a local orthopaedic surgeon. It is not unusual for many of Rob’s patients needing orthopaedic surgery to see him in the operating theatre on the day of surgery. This is an insight into patient’s issues that it not often available to a GP.
Rob is a father of four and grandfather of two. In his spare time Rob enjoys playing guitar and mandolin, kayaking and being involved in supporting Bunbury Dynamos Soccer Club.
Dr Denise (Dee) ArnoldBMBS, FRACGP, Diploma of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Contraception, General Practice, Paediatrics / Child Health, Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Women’s Health
Dee trained at The Pensinula Medical School in England, receiving a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2007. Dee then studied a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Bath, UK.
Dee came to Bunbury in 2009 and completed multiple Hospital Rotations before undertaking her General Practice training in Bunbury and the SW. In addition to performing all aspects of general practice for all ages, Dee has a special interest in Women’s and Paediatric medicine, as well as sports and musculoskeletal medicine.
Away from work Dee loves spending time with her family, especially taking her children to the beach. She competes in Triathlons and is a member of the Surf Lifesaving Club.
Dr Johan BurgerMB ChB, FRACGP
General Practice, Minor Surgery, Mirena and Implanon insertion, Paediatrics / Child Health, Skin Cancer Checks, Travel Medicine/ Q fever immunisation
Dr Johan Burger grew up in a small farming town in Western Cape South Africa. He studied medicine at Stellenbosch University where he qualified in 1982. After working in a large country hospital in Surgery and Obstetrics for 2 years, as well as in the South African Defence Force for 2 years, he worked as a GP in a country town (Villersdorp) for 14 years.
In 2001 he came to Australia for a working holiday for 6 months as a GP in Morawa in the northern wheatbelt. In that time, he and his family decided to make Australia their new home. They immigrated in 2002 and he worked in Morawa for two and a half years and in Wongan Hills for 4 years, before joining Australind Medical Centre in 2008.
He qualified as a FRACGP in 2002 and is interested in all aspects of general practice – specifically preventative medicine, chronic disease management, woman’s and men’s health, paediatrics, skin cancer checks, minor surgery, pre-employment medicals and travel medicine.
Johan is married to Erna (Maths teacher at Grace Christian school) and has 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren. He enjoys getting dirty in his garden on a one acre block in Leschenault, caravanning and camping, braai as often as possible, cycling a bit and fixing/restoring old cars.
Dr Ruth Campbell (nee Payne)MBBS
Contraception, Early Antenatal Care, General Practice, Heart Kids, Premature Babies and Special Needs Children, Lactation, Mirena and Implanon insertion, Paediatrics / Child Health, Postnatal Care, Women’s Health
Ruth obtained her post graduate medical degree in 2012 from the University of Notre Dame Fremantle with a Dean’s Award for academic performance. Following this she completed her Intern year at the Rockingham Emergency Department and the old Fremantle Hospital. She then moved to Bunbury and worked in the Emergency Department, Paediatrics and a brief term in Obstetrics.
Prior to becoming a doctor, Ruth was a nurse specialising in Paediatric Intensive Care, hence her keen interest in Heart Kids, Special needs children and premature babies. Ruth has a family of all boys and enjoys the chaos this creates. She loves spending quality time with her family, swimming, camping, bushwalking and trips to the beach.
Dr Tanya CoulsonMBBS (WA), FRACGP
Aesthetic Medicine, General Practice, Minor Skin Surgery, Skin Cancer Checks, Women’s Health
Born and bred in country WA, Tanya graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
After spending her junior doctor years at Fremantle Hospital, she moved to Kalgoorlie where she worked in both General Practice and Emergency Medicine. She relocated to Bunbury in 2010 with her husband, and continued in these fields. Tanya now splits her time between General Practice, Surgical Assisting at SJOGH, and caring for her 2 young children.
Within her scope of general practice, Tanya is happy to treat patients of all ages. She has a particular interest in Women’s Health.
Tanya has also developed an interest in Dermatology and Cosmetic/ Aesthetic Medicine. She recently completed a Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, as well as a Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine through HealthCert and the University of Queensland.
As well as skin checks and minor skin surgery, Tanya provides a range of Cosmetic medicine services. These include
-aesthetic skin consults and advice on skin care
– skin peels and microneedling
– wrinkle relaxing injection
– use of regenerative medicine for various skin concerns
In her free time, Tanya enjoys……. Who are we kidding, she has no free time……
Dr Graeme FearnsMbChB, MRCGP(eng), MRCS(eng), FRACGP, DPD, PGCGPE
Dermatology, General Practice, Minor Skin Surgery, Musculoskeletal medicine, Skin Cancer Checks
Graeme graduated in Manchester in the UK and subsequently went on to train as a general and orthopaedic surgeon before deciding to become a GP. He felt a family life complemented with family medicine was a much more fulfilling pathway. After achieving his post graduate qualifications in surgery and general practice, he decided that the best way to amalgamate the two, was to achieve post graduate qualifications in dermatology and skin cancer management. This led to the option of using a lot of his previously learned skills as an adjunct to general practice and providing extended services to his patients. Subsequent qualifications in education meant he was able to pass on knowledge and skills to the next generation of generalists.
Graeme’s primary aim is to provide an excellent, evidence-based level of care in a generalist setting and provide extended services to his patients in an attempt to cut down on specialist involvement.
He will be involved in all aspects of care from early antenatal to aged care and utilise his extended skills in all these areas.
Graeme is a dance dad (He doesn’t dance just provides the finance) to his daughter and a offsider mechanic to his son.
Dr Martin GaddMBBS(London), FRCGP(UK), FFFPRHC(UK), FRACGP, DRANZCOG, DCH, DipOccMed, Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Medicine (UWA), Certificate of Aviation Medicine.
General Practice, Paediatrics / Child Health
Martin is now entering his fortieth year in medicine, having commenced his training at St Marys Hospital in London (where penicillin was discovered and the royal babies are born) in 1978. After completing his General Practice and Obstetric training and gaining experience in several vastly different locations around the world he became a partner for ten years in a busy practice in Portsmouth (UK). In 2005 Martin moved with his family to Australind and has been working at Australind and Eaton Medical Centre ever since.
Although he enjoys doing “real” general practice whenever he gets the chance most of Martin’s work is taken up with Obstetrics and Family Planning. He provides antenatal and postnatal care and has admitting rights for deliveries at Bunbury Hospital and St John of God Hospital, Bunbury.
In addition to providing total pregnancy care Martin also participates in shared care arrangements with specialist obstetricians for ladies with complex problems and has collaborative arrangements with a number of local independent midwives to provide support and advice for those ladies seeking an alternative pathway to traditional obstetric care. Martin was involved in the setting up of and now provides medical support for the nationally renowned Bunbury Midwifery Group Practice which amongst other options allows suitable mothers to consider public care homebirths and waterbirths.
As a commitment to equality for all women Martin bulk bills at present all antenatal maternity consultations and all post-natal care up to and including the 6-week check.
Martin’s specialist fellowship qualification in family planning allows him to offer the usual range of family planning options in addition to the fitting of copper coils and diaphragm fitting and advice. He has also undergone advanced training in the Billings Method of natural family planning.
Dr Hein GildenuysMBChB, FRACGP
Acute and Emergency Medicine, Circumcisions, General Practice, Minor Surgery, Mirena and Implanon insertion, Skin Cancer Checks, Travel Medicine, Vasectomies
Dr Hein Gildenhuys graduated in South Africa in 1985 and practiced as a general practitioner in an industrial but rural community in all aspects of general practice including emergency medicine, anaesthesia, surgery and obstetrics. He relocated with his family to Western Australia in 2004 and practiced as Procedural General Practitioner in delightful Narrogin. In January 2007 he joined Australind and Eaton Medical Centres. He holds MBCHB and FRACGP qualifications and his interests is all aspects of General Practice, including antenatal care up to 20 weeks, paediatrics, acute and emergency medicine, preventative medicine, women’s health, men’s health, chronic disease management, travel medicine, aged care, skin cancer checks, pre-employment examinations, minor surgical procedures including skin cancer, Mirena and Implanon insertions, vasectomy and circumcisions. Hein is married and has adult children. He enjoys cycling both to and from work and out on the bush tracks around the South West in his limited spare time. Hein believes you can never own too many bikes.
Dr Lara JacksonMBChB, BSc (Hons), FRACGP, DCH, CWH
Aesthetic Medicine, Child & Adolescent Health, Family Planning, General Practice, Mirena and Implanon insertion, Preventative Medicine, Skin Checks, Women’s Health
Lara holds separate degrees in Medicine and Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool (UK), and gained her GP qualification in Australia, after working for a number of years in different hospitals including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (UK), Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women. Lara is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for her patients through thoughtful listening and keeping her medical knowledge up-to-date, regularly attending external educational events. She aims to provide a friendly and professional service, and is keen to optimise the mental and physical well-being of all patients. Lara is an AMA-accredited Youth Friendly Doctor and member of the Australian Menopause Society. She has postgraduate certificates in Women’s Health, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Skin Cancer Medicine/Dermoscopy, Aesthetic Medicine and Child Health. Her most recent training has been in the area of Aesthetics, and can provide skin peels, microneedling and wrinkle-relaxers, with possibly more scope in the future. In her personal life, Lara enjoys going to the gym, playing piano, singing in a choir, dancing, travel and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr Chris LewisMBChB [Cape Town]
General Practice, Minor Surgery, Skin Cancer Checks, Travel Medicine
Chris was born in the UK but he can’t remember exactly when. He was raised and educated in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) before heading off to South Africa to study medicine in Cape Town. He practiced medicine mainly in rural Zimbabwe and also in South Africa and Saudi Arabia before moving to WA in 2003. He initially commenced working in Wagin for 3 years before joining Australind Medical Centre in 2006. Chris is married with three grown up boys who provide Chris and his wife with endless entertainment. His interests include WHENWE, photography, wildlife and birding and fishing.
Dr Scott MacliverMMBS, DRANZCOG
General Practice, Implanon/IUD insertions, Minor Skin Surgery, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Skin Checks, Vasectomies
Scott was born and raised in rural Western Australia, having lived in both Merredin and Kalgoorlie as a child. He completed his secondary schooling in Perth and studied medicine at the University of Western Australia. He moved with his young family to Narrogin in 1991 and then to Collie in 1994 before moving to Bunbury in 2001 and has worked in Australind and Eaton since then. Scott enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a particular interest in obstetrics. He delivers babies at both of the local hospitals. Scott also performs minor surgical procedures such as vasectomies and removal of skin cancers at both of our sites. Scott is married with 3 adult children and also has one grandson. His children all attended school in Bunbury. He keeps very physically active with cycling and walking. He is a member of the South West Cycle Club. He also enjoys wood working and gardening.
Dr Gert MyburghMB ChB, FRACGP
Children’s Health, Mental Health, Men’s Health, Skin Cancer Checks and Management, Women’s Health, Work-related, Sports and Other Injuries
Dr Myburgh joined the practice in 2011. He likes to cultivate long term relationships with patients and their family members. He graduated in 1994 in South Africa where he practiced as a GP for 15 years. He has completed the Australian GP Specialist examinations in Perth and obtained Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2012. He is skilled in doing minor procedures, including surgery for skin cancers. He is passionate about health promotion and finds it rewarding to improve the quality of life and outcome for patients with chronic disease. He understands the impact of health problems on the rest of the family and likes treating children and young growing families. He also does all other aspects of General Practice including prevention and management of heart conditions, diabetes and thyroid problems, lung conditions such as Asthma and COPD, arthritis, digestive system, eye, ear, nose and throat problems. He assists larger and smaller companies in the region with management of work-related injuries. Gert is enthusiastic about sport and has gained a lot of experience over the years in treating injuries. Gert enjoys working with great colleagues in a well administered practice and feels privileged to be able to refer patients with more complicated conditions to an ever-growing network of excellent specialists and health care providers in the South West and the rest of Western Australia.
Dr Hilary PattersonBMBS (Flinders University, Adelaide), BE/BSc (Honours in Electrical & Electronic Engineering), UWA, DCH (University of Sydney), FRACGP
General Practice, Indigenous Health, Paediatrics
Dr Hilary Patterson is an Australian trained doctor who has been working at Eaton Medical Practice since 2014. She has broad interests in all areas of general practice, and enjoys seeing patients of all ages and backgrounds. Specific interests include working with Indigenous Australians and the disadvantaged. Hilary spent 2.5 years working in Alice Springs after receiving her qualifications, and 3 months in Arnhem land whilst a student. The experience she gained was extensive and included time in the renal unit of the Alice Springs hospital. The path to medicine was indirect. She originally trained in Engineering, with interests in medical technology. This ultimately led her to a position researching equipment used for child lung function in Princess Margaret Hospital. After working at Princess Margaret for a couple of years she decided she would like to be directly involved in patient care, and so embarked on medical training. Hilary is originally from South-West WA and was dux of Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School in 1996. She lives with her husband and two children in Australind.
Dr Alana ProsserMBBS Hons (WA), DCH
General Practice, Paediatrics, Women’s Health
Alana completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours from the University of Western Australia. She then went on to complete her hospital training at Fiona Stanley, Fremantle and Bunbury Regional Hospital. She is currently studying to obtain her Fellowship in General Practice. In addition to enjoying all aspect of General Practice she has a special interest in Paediatric Medicine. Alana has undertaken time on the paediatric ward at Bunbury Regional Hospital and has completed a Diploma of Child Health. She also has a particular interest in all aspect of Women’s Health and available and competent to undertake intrauterine device (mirena) insertions. Alana is from the South West and plans to live here for years to come.
Dr Celeste WilliamsonMBBS, DRANZCOG, DCH
General Practice, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Women’s Health
Celeste completed her medical degree at University of Western Australia in 2011. She completed her internship and resident years at Bunbury Regional and completed extra studies in her areas of special interest – obstetrics/gynaecology (DRANZCOG) and paediatrics (Diploma in Child Health). She is currently studying to obtain her Fellowship in General Practice. She very much enjoys the approach of family medicine; preventative health and being part of people’s health journey. She loves the lifestyle in the South West and away from work enjoys time with her young family.