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Our Practice Team

DOCTORS

Dr Angela Rutherford

B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.B.S., DRANZCOG, FRACGP

Dr Angela Rutherford

Angela has a special interest in medical care of women before, during and after pregnancy, of women through the mid-life transition and in later years.

Consultations for existing patients are available by appointment every Tuesday and Thursday.

Angela studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, after a first career in biological science. She established the East Brunswick Medical Centre in April 1988.

Angela has contributed to boards, committees and conferences of the National Health and Medical Research Council, the National Breast Cancer Centre, Breast Screen Victoria, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and the Melbourne Division of General Practice. She has published articles in the Australian Family Physician, and book reviews in the Medical Journal of Australia.

One day a week, she works as a Clinical Editor with the Health Pathways Melbourne project of the Melbourne Primary Care Network - HealthPathways Melbourne is an online portal, designed to be used by general practitioners to guide best-practice assessment and management of common medical conditions, including when and where to refer patients.

Angela values a balance between work, family (including five grandchildren) and recreation, and enjoys holidays travelling in Australia and overseas.

Dr Hubert van Doorn

M.B.B.S., FRACGP

Dr Hubert van Doorn

Dr van Doorn is no longer consulting at EBMC. He has taken up a full time teaching position with Northern Territory General Practice Training for the next 2 years.

His last day at EBMC was 19th April 2017.

Dr Hubert van Doorn joined the East Brunswick Medical Centre in 1990, two years after the practice was established. At that point he had been practicing for ten years in NSW and the ACT. In 1984 he obtained a Royal Australian College of GPs Travelling Fellowship and studied counselling and family therapy at the Family Institute in Cardiff, Wales. Subsequent to that he has held academic positions contributing to the RACGP and the University of Melbourne Department of Community Medicine. From 1993 -1998 he was the Co-ordinator of General Practice Education at the Royal Children's Hospital. He now shares his time between consulting at the clinic and GP training in Bogong.

His practice has been built around the premise of providing "continuing and comprehensive care." Areas of focus in his general practice are paediatrics, men's health, preventive care and mental health. His interest in managing patients with depression and anxiety in general practice led him to take on a Fellowship with the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne in 2007.

Dr Andrew Osborne

M.B.B.S. Uni Monash FRACGP Ba Med Sci

Dr Andrew Osborne

Dr Andrew Osborne joined the East Brunswick Medical Centre in 2007. He studied Medicine at Monash University and holds a Bachelor in Medical Science. He continued post-graduate training through Southern Health before going on to work as a GP.

Dr Osborne is interested in all areas of family general practice.

Dr Osborne along with Dr van Doorn are the practice supervisors for the GP Registrars.

Dr Osborne is available for consultation on Monday (till end of September 2015) Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Dr Claire Veith

M.B.B.S., DRANZCOG., FRACGP

Dr Claire Veith

Dr Claire Veith has been with the East Brunswick Medical Centre since 2006 and working as a GP since 2000. After graduating from Melbourne University in 1994, she worked as an intern and resident doctor at Austin Hospital. During this period she spent six months at the Royal Children's Hospital and six months in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The Northern Hospital gaining additional experience. Dr Veith holds a Diploma of Obstetrics.

Her particular areas of interest are paediatrics, women's health and depression. In her practice Dr Veith enjoys "getting to know patients and their family members over time and gaining a good understanding of their individual needs."

Dr Veith is available for consultation Monday, Tuesday, Thursday morning and Friday.

Dr Kevin Parker

M.B.B.S., FRACGP DRANZCOG

Dr Kevin Parker

Dr Parker is not currently available. More information will be known late in 2017.

Dr Amanda Wright

M.B.B.S., FRACGP

Dr Amanda Wright

Amanda studied medicine at the University of Melbourne after training and working as a registered nurse at Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has worked in general practice since 1994.

Amanda enjoys working with people of all ages and provides shared antenatal care. Amanda is particularly interested in women’s health.

Amanda is available for consultation Wednesday all day, Thursday afternoon and evening  and every second Monday.

Dr Anna Carter

M.B.B.S., DRANZCOG., BSc.(Physiotherapy)

Dr Anna Carter

Anna completed her medical degree at Melbourne University and prior to that was a Physiotherapist. Anna has completed her training for the Fellowship of General Practice and holds a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.Anna enjoys all aspects of family medicine.

Anna has an interest in women’s health and enjoys the diversity that general practice offers.

Dr.Carter is available for consultations on Monday and Thursday.

Dr Kerryn Gijsbers

MBBS(Hons), FRACGP, DRANZCOG

Dr Kerryn Gijsbers

Currently on Maternity leave, anticipated return is February/March  2018.

Kerryn has been working as a general practitioner in the Northern Territory in both urban and remote communities since 2006.

Prior to this time she completed her training in medicine and General Practice in Melbourne,

Her medical interests include travel medicine, tropical medicine, women’s health, paediatrics, indigenous health, and chronic disease management.

Dr Catherine Maclean

M.B.B.S., FRACGP

Dr Catherine Maclean

Catherine is extremely pleased to join the East Brunswick Medical Centre. She has worked for 25 years as a GP in the North Fitzroy and Northcote areas.

She aims to bring her wealth of family and life experience together with her GP skills to care for the patients of East Brunswick Medical Centre and all their health needs.

Dr Raymond Wen

MBBS(Hons.). BMedSci. DRANZCOG. FRACGP

Dr Raymond Wen

Dr Wen graduated from the University of Melbourne and subsequently worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Women’s Hospital before embarking on a career in General Practice.

Dr Wen is interested in all areas of general practice, but has particular interest in preventative care, mental health and public health.


NURSES

Roz

Roz

Roz has been with East Brunswick Medical Centre since 2005 and has been nursing for the past 36 years having trained at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne.

For the past 7 years Roz has been a member of the GP liaison Board at St Vincent’s Public Hospital and is a practising member of the Primary Healthcare Nurse Reference Group at Inner North Western Primary Healthcare Network.

Roz is available for Diabetes management, Initiation of Lantus Insulin, Enhanced Primary Care Plans, Wound Care, Asthma Education and Quit Counselling.

Roz is available for consultations on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Virginia

Virginia

Virginia is a Registered Nurse and Midwife and has been nursing for 40 years. Virginia has worked in Midwifery, Aged Care and Communitly Health.

She has been working in General Practice for more than 15 years and is a Registered Immuniser and Pap Smear Provider.

Virginia has completed further education in Chronic Disease Management, Sexual Health and Would Management.

Currently an area of special interest  is being part of a project through the Primary Healthcare Network promoting and educating on Advance Care Planning


ALLIED HEALTH

TERRILL BRUERE - Dietitian

B.Sc.,Grad.Dip.Diet.
Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritional Counsellor

TERRILL BRUERE - Dietitian

Terrill has many years experience working as an accredited practicing dietitian in a range of diverse settings, including the community and hospital health systems. She also has further training in counselling skills and an interest in expanding dietetic practice with these skills.

Terrill is also the primary author of a manual, The Whole Women's Workshops, for health workers wishing to plan and run weight management programs in the community. She is also a contributor to the book Karen's Roller Coaster Ride. A Journal of Living with Type 1 Diabetes by Karen Nelson and Shanne Kast. She also writes regularly for the website of Dr Rick Kausman, a weight management specialist and author of If Not Dieting, Then What?.

Terrill uses commonsense to untangle all the competing ideas about nutrition that are around and encourage sustainable change (rather than unrealistic fad diets).

The doctors at the East Brunswick Medical Centre have been working with Terrill for a number of years. They value her expertise and practical assistance in patient management

Terrill Bruere is available for consultation Wednesday afternoons.

Please call reception for information about consultations.

Private fees apply.


SUPPORT STAFF

Maureen

Maureen

Practice Manager

Josephine

Josephine

Office Manager


RECEPTIONISTS

Office staff will assist you with all appointment enquires.

Terri

Terri

Sandra

Sandra

Belinda

Belinda

Suzy

Suzy

Jennine

Jennine