Dr Melanie Considine (nee Clothier)
MBBS(Adel); Dip. Child Health; Cert. Womens Health; FRACGP
Dr Melanie Considine returned to Clare Medical Centre in January 2017 after 10 months of maternity leave.
Mel first worked at CMC in 2012 as Dr Melanie Clothier, but has since married. She and her husband Dr Gerard Considine completed their general practice specialty training in 2013 and spent their first year working as GPs on the Eyre Peninsula in Cleve, Kimba and Elliston in 2014.
She is passionate about rural general practice and believes in life-long learning. She is active on social media, with occasional blogging and contributions to online journals, which helps to keep her up to date with current medical topics. Mel also enjoys teaching, and participates in the John Flynn Placement Program as a mentor to medical students with an interest in rural medicine.
Dr Considine's main areas of interest include preventative medicine, chronic disease management, aged care, womens health (including pregnancy, perinatal care & breastfeeding), paediatrics, adolescent health and mental health.
Dr Considine is a member on several boards, including the Rural Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and is actively involved in advocacy for both rural clinicians and the wider rural community.
During her time out of the office she enjoys the simple things in life, including time with family and friends, good coffee, food and wine, and travel.