Clare Medical Centre has 8 Practice Nurses and 4 Mental Health Nurses providing services in Clare, Snowtown and Burra.

Services Provided by the Nursing Staff.

Meg MacDonald

Senior Practice Nurse

Meg commenced working at CMC in 2004, with an interest in Chronic Disease and Primary Health.   She is a Registered Nurse, who has worked in Medical/Surgical, A & E, Community Nursing, Aboriginal Health and Diabetes Educator.
When not at work, Meg enjoys playing tennis, netball and attending the varies activities her children are involved in.  Meg loves what Clare has too offer and is involved in numerous community clubs.

Rachel Menadue

Rachel commenced at CMC in 2005, and has a special interest in immunisation and primary health care.
She is a Registered Nurse and non –practising midwife with experience in Rural and Remote area, Medical and Surgical, Aged Care Assessment Team, Community Health, Aged Care, Palliative Care and Midwifery.
Outside of work Rachel enjoys keeping fit and active and has 3 gorgeous girls that keep her occupied.

Lisa Thomson

Lisa began working at CMC in 2007.
Her special interest include, providing wound management and services to the elderly, including home health assessments to patients over 75 years.
When not at work she runs the winery that she and her husband own, called Stone Bridge Wines.

Jo Healy

Jo was the first Registered Nurse to join the Clare Medical Centre in 2001 and enjoys the wide range of patient contact.
She is particularly interested in patient education and empowering patients with respect to their health and disease management.
Outside of work Jo loves her home in the Skilly Hills and enjoys family time, reading and gardening.

Deb Bruhn

Deb started working at CMC in 2013. Locally born and bred she had spent the previous 23 years working at Clare Hospital.
She is a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife with a keen interest and understanding of the local community.
On a personal level Deb enjoys family time, trying to keep fit and food & wine…particularly locally.

Jess Reljich

Jess started working at Clare Medical Centre in 2016. She divides her time working as a Registered Nurse between the Clare Medical Centre and the Clare Hospital.

Jess has a special interest in both community & Primary health care. When not working, Jess enjoys travelling and spending time in the garden.

Rachel Braisher (Burra)

Rachel is a registered nurse with extensive knowledge & experience in peri-operative nursing. She began working at the Clare Medical Centre & the Burra Medical Clinic in February 2019.

She grew up on a farm in Hallett but moved to Adelaide for further education. In 2018 she returned to the Mid-North with her husband & young children. She has a keen interest in gardening & loves spending time with her family

Michelle Dohnt (Snowtown)

Michelle began working at the Snowtown Clinic in January 1999 when it was under the Kadina Medical Centre banner.
She is an Enrolled Nurse but also undertakes the role of receptionist at Snowtown.
Michelle's areas of nursing are blood collecting, wound dressings, adult immunisations, sports injuries on a daily basis. When she has a clinical day she will see patients who require annual diabetic reviews, 4yr old healthy kid checks and over 75 home health assessments.
Away from work, Michelle is married to a local farmer and loves to be involved in any sport her 3 adult sons play, she has been the head trainer for the Blyth/Snowtown Football club since 1999.


Mental Health Nurses:

Betsy Stewart

Betsy began working at Clare Medical Centre in 2007, under the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Programme.
She works 4 days a week, with special interests in promoting positive parenting and teaching relapse Prevention Strategies.
When not at work, she enjoys time with friends and wandering the Valley.

Bronwyn Lane

Bronwyn began working at Clare Medical Centre in January 2012 in the ‘Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program’.
She works 3 days a week at CMC, with a special interest in adult and elderly mental health and is also a Clinical Nurse at the Clare Hospital.
Outside of work her interests include travelling, walking and socialising with friends.


Jennifer Silcock

Jennifer has recently commenced at Clare Medical Centre. Growing up in Victoria, she moved to South Australia in 2008. She works 4 days a week at CMC (Mon-Thurs), and has a particular interest in Children, Youth & Women's Mental Health. Outside of work she enjoys time with husband and family,reading ,and exploring the local area.


Ingrid Puise

Ingrid commenced at Clare Medical Centre recently after spending time working in Adelaide and the Hills region. She works 3 days per week at CMC (Wed – Fri). Her interests include Adult, Women’s and Older Persons mental health.

When not at work, she enjoys playing golf, going to the cinema and spending time with her family and friends. She is looking forward to discovering the local attractions in the area.