Dr Gerard Considine

 

Dr Gerry Considine joined the Clare Medical Centre in 2015 after working the previous year with his GP wife Mel across three towns on the Eyre Peninsula. He completed his GP training in Wudinna, Jamestown, Quorn and the Adelaide Hills.

Dr. Considine is a Past President and current Treasurer of the Rural Doctors Association of South Australia (RDASA), and has been a part of the peak representation body since 2015. Gerry continues to advocate for rural doctors and patients across the state, often speaking to local radio and newspapers about rural health issues. He enjoys teaching medical students and was awarded the Professor Derek Frewin AO Citation for Clinical Teaching in 2013 at Adelaide University. 

Working across Clare and Burra, Gerry has an interest in all aspects of rural general practice especially skin cancer medicine. He is close to finishing a Master of Medicine in this field and has set up an internal audit for the practice to monitor complications and to aid further research. In collaboration with the Country SA Primary Health Network, Gerry developed an outreach program that provides skin cancer screening to over ten rural SA towns.

Gerry is an active part of the Rural Emergency Responder Network and provides assistance to ambulance crews at major incidents in the local area and assists with ambulance volunteer training in Burra. 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 boys, playing guitar/bass, eating cupcakes cooked by Mel and then on the Riesling Trail attempting to burn off resultant calories by long distance running.