Our Team

Our team of dedicated, highly skilled general practitioners, nursing and allied health staff are able to perform a range of health and well being services to members of the local community and visitors to the Great Ocean Road.

 

General Practitioners

Dr David Mullen

MB, BAO, BCh, FRACGP, MICGP, DRCOG, AFRACMA

Dr Mullen is a vocationally trained General Practitioner. He hails from Galway on the west coast of Ireland. Dr Mullen completed his undergraduate and postgraduate training in Dublin. His areas of interest are Minor Injuries, Acute Medicine, Chronic Disease Management and Dermatology.

 

Usual availability:

Lorne

MON, TUE, THUR, FRI

Apollo Bay

WED

Dr Denise Ruth

MBBS FRACGP MPH FAFPHM

Denise has lived in Apollo Bay for over 15 years and has worked here as a GP from 2001 to 2008, returning to the Medical Centre in January 2018 after a period working away in Geelong and Melbourne. Denise brings over 35 years of experience as a GP, medical educator, researcher, and public and community health physician. She provides general practice care including preventive, pregnancy, aged and palliative care.

 

Usual availability:

Apollo Bay

TUES, WED, THUR

Dr Josh Bye

Dr Josh Bye graduated from Monash University in 2003 and is also trained as a GP Anaesthetist. He spent his early years working in Melbourne and London. He now spends his time between Apollo Bay and his Residential and Aged Care medical practice in and around Geelong. He remains involved with registrar and medical student training. His interests in addition to general practice are emergency, preventative medicine and aged care. He is experienced in point of care x-ray and bedside ultrasound.

 

Usual availability:

Apollo Bay

MON
SUMMER PERIOD: FULL TIME

Dr Mary Barson

MBBS, BSci(hons), Dip Pal Med, Dip Child Health

Mary is a Bellbrae local with a long standing commitment to this area. She loves working and living in this beautiful and dynamic community. With additional training in Palliative Medicine, Mental Health, Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture and Paediatrics, Mary has a broad range of medical interests.  She enjoys the variety and challenge of General Practice. She is committed to holistic care, while grounded in Western Medicine; she is deeply respectful of complementary treatments and different paths to health and wellness. “Where ever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates

 

Usual availability:

Lorne

FRI

Dr Peter Atkinson

MB.BS, FRACGP

Peter Atkinson is an experienced vocationally registered GP who after graduating from Melbourne University worked at RMH, RCH, RWH, Fairfield Hospital and Royal Park, before becoming a partner in a group practice in North Balwyn for 40 years. He has always holidayed in Lorne from childhood, and had a holiday house in Lorne since 1970. Peter is now semi retired and living in Lorne. His interests encompass the entire “cradle to grave” span of family medical practice. He is an honorary life associate member of Lorne SLSC, and is also a member of the Lorne Football/Netball Club and the Lorne Mens Shed.

 

Usual availability:

Lorne

WED

Dr Justin Evans

BBiomedSC BHealthSC(Hons) MD

Dr Evans grew up in on the Bellarine Peninsular and has always had a passion for health and wellbeing. He worked extensively within the fitness industry for 9 years whilst undertaking both undergraduate studies in biomedical science and further postgraduate study in medicine at the University of Melbourne. With additional training and qualifications in Emergency Medicine, he also has special interests in sports medicine working with local footballs teams including the Geelong Falcons over the past 2 years and rural medicine.

 

Usual availability:

Lorne

MON, TUE, THUR

Dr Libby Buchholz

MBBS (Hons) DRANZCOG

Libby grew up on a farm in the Western Districts and has always had an interest in rural and remote health. She studied Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Mildura, Maryborough and Bendigo, and has worked as a doctor in city and country alike. Libby has taken time to travel the world and go diving, but has now happily settled on the Surf Coast. She has a postgraduate qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has special interests in all aspects of Womens’ Health.

 

Usual availability

Lorne

MON, TUE, WED, THUR, FRI

Dr Genevieve Mount

BSC (Hons)MD, MBBS

Dr Genevieve has worked in emergency medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology in a number of regional and rural hospitals. Her interests include all areas of family medicine, with particular interest to women’s health.

 

Usual availability:

Dr Genevieve will be returning to the medical centre in 2019.

Medical Centre Management and Support Staff

Management and Support Staff - Lorne

Practice Manager – Mandy Farrelly

Practice Nurses – Sharon Hille

Support Staff – Megan and Erin

Management and Support Staff - Apollo Bay

Practice Manager – Mandy Farrely

Practice Nurse – Anne Netwon

Support Staff – Sue, Debbie and Heather

Please note that GP availability is subject to change without notice.

Book an Appointment

You can book online now or by phoning us during business hours.

New patients welcome. No referral necessary.