Dr Philip GribbleBM BS, FRACGP, FACRRM, DRACOG, Dip. Anaes. (UK), Cert. Acupt.
Dr Phil Gribble has been at the Clare Medical Centre since 1995. He has particular interests in anaesthetics, counselling and aged care. Serving Clare and the surrounding communities for over 25 years, Dr Gribble is a highly respected and experienced GP and a strong advocate for rural medicine. He mainly works at Clare Medical Centre, but also sometimes visits Burra.
Phil’s wealth of knowledge and experience, means he is a tremendous asset to the CMC team and quite often a confident capable leader at the practice.
He enjoys being active and enjoys travel and bushwalking. Phil enjoys a challenge and is always more than happy to help.
Dr Tod OwenMBBS, FRACGP, Dip. Obstetrics, RACOG, Grad Dip. Rural GP
Born at Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula, Tod grew up in country South Australia. Dr Owen did his university and GP training in Adelaide, and expanded his surgical and obstetrics skills at Flinders Medical Centre, Modbury Hospital and Darwin. He joined the Clare Medical Centre Team in 2003 as a GP surgeon and Obstetrician.
Tod operates at Clare Hospital fortnightly as a GP Surgeon which includes procedures such as hernia repairs, carpal tunnel repairs, vasectomies, skin grafts and much more. His medical interests include obstetrics, surgery and musculo-skeletal medicine.
Tod is known for his colourful sense of humour and easy-going nature. He is an avid Port Power fan and you may have seen him on the footy field playing for the local South Clare B Grade Team.
Dr Lisa KooBMBS, FRACGP, Grad Dip. Rural GP (Anaes)
Beginning her time at Clare as a Registrar in 2002, Dr Lisa Koo returned to join the practice permanently in 2005. She is our first and only female partner at the Clare Medical Centre. She works part time in Clare and Snowtown. Her interests include anaesthetics and mental health.
Lisa has many artistic talents. The paintings around the halls of the Medical Centre, along with the play room near reception are her artworks. The children’s playroom is a testament to her creative nature, as the room includes a painting of a local euro (wallaroo) family, and a cubby-house like gumtree, with suspended gum leaves made from x-ray film. She is also a talented seamstress creating some amazing outfits over the years, including costumes, and funky patterned scrubs to wear during the COVID pandemic.
Lisa’s sharp eye for detail and colour shows in her dressmaking and other creative pursuits. This attention to detail is also apparent in her work as a rural GP.
Dr Michael NugentMBBS, B. Med Sci (Hons)
A part time GP at Clare Medical Centre since 2000, Dr Michael Nugent specialises in mental health, disabilities and chronic disease management. Michael also works remotely as a GP for Aboriginal Health services at Cooper Pedy (Umoona Tjutagku) and at Wilcannia and Menindee (Maari Ma).
Michael is an easy going doctor with a calm and welcoming nature. He enjoys the outdoors, in particular bushwalking, kayaking and tennis. When he isn’t working away, he enjoys life on a small farm in the Clare Valley.
Dr Morné ScheepersFRACGP, MBChB, MClinSC, BHSc (Physio), GC (Sports Medicine), GC (Skin Cancer Medicine)
South African born Morné moved to New Zealand as a teenager and completed his schooling and medical degree in Auckland, New Zealand before moving to Adelaide where he worked in metropolitan hospitals for a couple of years before starting his general practice career.
Dr Morné Scheepers started consulting at Clare Medical Centre in 2014. Morné currently splits his time between Clare and the CMC Burra Clinic, located at Burra Hospital. His special interests include sports medicine, men’s health, skin cancer medicine and minor procedural work.
Away from work, Morné enjoys spending time with his wife and two young girls. He is also a keen sports fan with a special interest in cricket and rugby union. Morné is also a cycling enthusiast and has often done an easy 50km in the morning before starting work (even in the Clare Winter!), which is a testament to his hardworking and determined personality.
Dr Gerard ConsidineBMBS, FRACGP, MMed (Skin Cancer)
Dr Gerry Considine joined the Clare Medical Centre in 2015. He completed his rural GP training in Wudinna, Jamestown, Quorn and the Adelaide Hills.
Dr Considine the vice president of Rural Doctors Association of South Australia (RDASA), and has been a part of the group since 2015. He continues to advocate for rural doctors and patients across the state, often speaking to local radio and newspapers about rural health issues. Gerry recently won ‘Rural Doctor of the Year 2020’, awarded by the peak rural medical body, the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA).
Working across Clare and Burra, Gerry has an interest in all aspects of rural general practice especially skin cancer medicine and has completed a Masters of Medicine in the field. He maintains an internal audit of skin cancer procedures and set up an outreach skin cancer clinic in regional and remote towns around the state.
He learned to fly in Port Pirie and Murray Bridge and has held a private pilot licence since 2012. Gerry completes medicals for local and RFDS pilots as a designated aviation medical examiner for CASA.
During his time off, he can be found spending time with his three boys, playing ukulele and eating a variety of baked goods courtesy of his GP wife Mel.
Dr James McLennanBMBS, FACRRM, Dip. Anaes., DRACOG, FCA
A stalwart of the Clare Medical Centre, Dr James McLennan has been serving the Clare and surrounding communities since 1989. James has an interest in anaesthetics, counselling, chronic pain management and addictive medicine.
As a doctor servicing Clare for over 30 years, there isn’t much that James hasn’t seen. His wealth of experience makes him a well-respected senior figure at the practice that others turn to for advice. Not just for medical related issues, but if you are considering purchasing anything; cycling, vehicle or camping related, then he is worth speaking too.
James now works part time at the Clare practice and occasionally visits our Snowtown clinic. When his not at work, James enjoys travelling with his wife Dr Lisa Beament, bushwalking and cycling.
Dr Lisa BeamentBMBS, Dip. Obst, FACRRM, RACOG, Dip. Anaes., FCA
Dr Lisa Beament started at Clare Medical Centre in 1990 and is interested in all aspects of rural medicine.
Dr Beament is one of our qualified obstetricians and also an experienced anaesthetist. She is also a member of the Australian Medical Acupuncture Society and provides needle acupuncture for a variety of conditions. Her other medical interests include chronic disease management, diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, gynecology and women's health (including IUD insertion). She also does regular consulting sessions at the CMC Burra Clinic.
Her hobbies include participating in book club, bike riding, yoga and pilates. She is also a keen participant in Park run and recently became part of the "100 plus" club now. Lisa looks forward to skiing again once the borders reopen!
Dr Marion CromptonMBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG (Adv), DCH (SA)
Joining Clare Medical Centre in 2010, Dr Marion Crompton specialises in obstetrics, women’s health, sexual health and paediatrics. She is the student supervisor at Clare Medical Centre, and each year supports fourth year medical students on attachment from the University of Adelaide.
Marion grew up in Canberra before she moved to Adelaide to study Medicine at the University of Adelaide. She is an avid traveller and speaks fluent German. In her spare time, she enjoys fine food, a glass of wine by the fire and travelling. Ideally enjoying all three in unison.
Dr Melanie ConsidineMBBS, DCH, Cert. WH, FRACGP, IBCLC
Dr Melanie Considine (nee Clothier) joined Clare Medical Centre in 2012. She did leave for a brief period where she consulted on the Eyre Peninsula before returning to Clare in 2015 for good. Mel is a Shared Care accredited GP and Lactation Consultant. Mel offers comprehensive support throughout pregnancy and the post-natal period, as well as expert assessment and management options for breastfeeding difficulties. She is also accredited in Neuroprotective Developmental Care with Possums Clinic in Brisbane.
Mel’s medical interests include preventative medicine, chronic disease management, aged care, women’s health, paediatrics, adolescent health and mental health. She believes in life-long learning, and enjoys teaching medical students and registrars and has a strong passion for rural medicine.
During her time out of the office she enjoys the simple things in life, including time with family and friends, running, good coffee, food and wine, and travel.
Dr Rebecca AllmondBMBS, RACGP, DRANZCOG Adv
Dr Rebecca Allmond began consulting at Clare Medical Centre in 2016. She earnt her Medical Degree at Flinders University and completed her GP training in various clinics in the Southern Suburbs (Seaford, Hallett Cove and Flagstaff Hill). Before working as a rural GP in Murray Bridge, which is where she gained her Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics.
Bec’s special interests are women’s health, obstetrics, sexual health and paediatrics.
Outside of work she spends time looking after her son and enjoying the Clare Valley wines and scenery. She is a keen gardener, and quite often shares some of her homegrown produce with the team.
Dr Dyne CorreaBMBS, DCH
Originally from the United States, Dr Dyne Correa started consulting in Clare in 2010. As a child, she always wanted to visit Australia and when she finally made it, she fell in love with the country and decided to stay. She gained her Bachelor’s degree at Florida State University before studying Medicine at Flinders University here in South Australia.
Dyne was first introduced to Clare Valley on numerous wine trips during medical school. It quickly became her favourite region and she was extremely excited when offered the opportunity to work here. Her medical interests include paediatrics, adolescents, women’s health, mental health, preventative medicine and weight management.
In her spare time, Dyne enjoys travelling and spending time with her two boys. She is famous for her giggle here at Clare Medical Centre, which you can’t help but smile when you hear it. Her friendly demeanour and down to earth nature means she is always a pleasure to be around. Her secret talent, is her extensive knowledge of pop culture – you definitely want her on your quiz team!
Dr Prashan KuruppuMBBS, GP Anaesthesia (JCCA)
Dr Prashan “Prash” Kuruppu joined Clare Medical Centre in 2016. Born in Sri Lanka, Prashan completed his undergraduate medical training at Manipal University (India). Upon returning to Sri Lanka, he continued his medical career with the World Health Organisation carrying out research in Public Health Policy and Economics within the South East Asian region, before relocating to Australia in 2007.
Prashan began his training in Australia, in Emergency and Intensive Care medicine but soon progressed to specialise in anaesthesia. He has gained a wealth of experience having worked in metropolitan South Australia and the Northern Territory. Ever-exploring new horizons, Prashan decided to combine his passion for anaesthesia whilst serving rural communities by becoming a Rural Anaesthetist. This has given him the unique opportunity to practice real-world anaesthesia by transporting specialised services to a range of rural communities. Furthermore, he also works with the SA Ambulance /MedStar Retrieval Service during acute emergencies to stabilise and transfer patients from remote locations.
In addition, Prashan has a keen interest in all aspects of rural general practice especially addictive medicine, pain medicine, paediatrics, men’s health and aboriginal health. He also enjoys teaching the next generation of clinicians, and enjoys mentoring our fourth-year medical students.
In his spare time, he helps fundraise for Variety SA; a volunteer based international children's charity, which raises money for sick, disabled and underprivileged children within South Australia.
Outside work Prashan enjoys all things social. He is an enthusiastic advocate of local food, coffee and wine. He is equally mad over his cricket!
Dr Geordie BeathSpecialist Rural GP Anaesthetist, FRACGP (RACGP), FARGP (RACGP), GP Anaes. (JCCA), DCH (U. Syd), CWH (RANZCOG)
Dr Geordie Beath started at Clare Medical Centre in 2019. He completed his degree at the University of Adelaide, before working in Port Augusta, Kadina, Wallaroo, Murray Bridge and Adelaide.
Geordie enjoys the breadth of Rural General Practice including clinic consulting, emergency medicine, hospital medicine and nursing home management. His medical interests include anaesthesia, preventive health, men’s health, children’s health and aged care. He is also a Remote Emergency Retrival Doctor who attends onsite for emergencies when required.
In his own time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, reading, hiking and running. You may see him regularly on Saturday mornings at the local parkrun setting pace while pushing a pram. Geordie is a super driven, super organised GP that loves to run on time. He embraces the challenges that a Rural GP may face on a normal working day and does so with great efficiency.
Geordie loves to share his skills and knowledge with others and is a huge advocate for improving medical services to the rural community. He has a logical mind and loves a well-executed excel spreadsheet.
Dr Darcie Barry-KeenMBBS, DCH
Dr Darcie Barry-Keen has been working at Clare Medical Centre since 2018, and has worked in rural South Australia since 2015. She has worked in rural hospitals, rural general practice and has done extended training in Emergency Medicine at Lyell McEwin Hospital.
Darcie's husband Tom has moved to Clare in 2021 for his General Practice training and also works at Clare Medical Centre - they have welcomed their first child in September 2021. She enjoys spending time in nature, playing board games and reading. She is passionate about the environment and works towards reducing her impact by eating a plant-based diet, buying second hand and striving to live low-waste.
Dr Darcie Barry-Keen's medical interests include LGBTQIA+ health, sexual health, emergency medicine, children's health, holistic weight management, lifestyle medicine and preventive health.
Darcie is currently on maternity leave and plans to return part-time in 2022.
Dr Tom NottageMBBS
Dr Tom Nottage started at Clare Medical Centre at the beginning of 2021. Tom grew up in the Adelaide Hills and then undertook his medical studies at the University of Adelaide and metropolitan hospitals. He worked 2 years in orthopaedic surgery before making the switch to rural practice.
Prior to relocating to Clare, Tom spent time working in Mount Gambier and providing medical services to the SANFL North Adelaide Football Club. Tom’s medical interests include minor procedural work, musculoskeletal injuries, sports medicine and preventative health/lifestyle medicine.
Outside of work Tom enjoys keeping active, spending time outdoors and hosting board game nights with his wife Darcie.
Dr Alexander 'Sandy' CochraneMChD
Dr Sandy Cochrane joined Clare Medical Centre at the beginning of 2021. His medical interests include anaesthesia, acute care and emergency medicine. He previously worked at Kadina Medical Associates before relocating to Clare.
When his not working, Sandy enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.