10 Brisbane Street, Ipswich QLD



Meet our Doctors

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Our dedicated doctors are supported by staff committed to the highest level of patient service.

Dr David Chambers -MBBS (UQ), BSc, FRACGP

Dr Chambers is one of the partners of the practice and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice. He is interested in all facets of General Practice, particularly chronic disease management and the management of skin conditions within primary care. David is interested in expanding the role of General Practice within our community by improving patient care and making it easier for patients to obtain their care needs "under the one roof" at our medical centre. David is committed to great patient care with both with his own patients and all those we see at our centre. He is a supervisor and teacher of training GP Registrars within our practice. Dr Chambers has lived, trained and worked in Ipswich, and is committed to providing for the health of residents for years to come.

Dr Geoffrey Mitchell -MBBS (Qld), PHD, FRACGP, FACH PM

Professor Geoff Mitchell recently celebrated his 35th anniversary of work at Limestone Medical Centre. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a specialist qualification in Palliative Medicine. Geoff is one of the partners at LMC. He has academic interests in research in General Practice with a post within the School of Medicine at UQ. He contributes to training the next generation of Ipswich medical professionals both at University and also through supervision of GP trainees in our practice. Geoff is committed to providing excellent patient care both personally and through his research. He's been an enduring and successful advocate of expanded medical services to the Ipswich community.

Dr Jonathan Thomas -MBBS (Qld), FRACGP, D.OBST, RACOG

Dr Thomas has a commitment to LMC for over 40 years. Jon is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has broad expertise in General Practice and a wealth of experience. Jon has wide ranging procedural knowledge in the areas of skin, general surgery and obstetrics. He also provides care in the areas of aged care and palliative medicine in conjunction with our other GPs. He's able to pass on his valuable experience through his role in training GP registrars. He's also been involved in volunteering his services and equipment to areas of medical need within the Solomon Islands. Jon personifies the ethos of care delivery we strive for at LMC.

Dr Glen Waters - MBBS, Post Grad Dip Public Health

Dr Walters is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She is another doctor with a longstanding personal and familial commitment to the Ipswich area. She has a loyal patient base and enjoys taking time to get to know her patients rather than just their problems. Along with her husband David, a local orthopaedic surgeon, Glen has provided decades of valued medical service to the Ipswich community. Her charm and interest in a wide range of both medical and non-medical fields have made her a wonderful part of our practice.

Dr Katie Allen -MBBS (UQ), FRACGP

Dr Allen is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice and like many of our GPs completed her specialist GP training at LMC. Katie is another valued member of our team with particular interests in Child and Women's health. She has a lot of practical experience in the area with 4 children of her own. Katie and LMC recognise the challenges in getting to a GP during normal business hours. This is why, along with our other GPs, she contributes to our extended opening hours. It's part of our commitment to providing great quality and convenient care. Katie's friendly, family-centred approach makes her a great part of our team.

Dr Richard Chambers - MBBS (UNSW)

Dr Richard Chambers is a GP with a wealth of experience having recently settled in the area after decades spent working in General Practice in the Gold Coast region. He has broad expertise and longstanding experience in using acupuncture for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Dr Chambers is part of a large medical family spanning three generations of General Practitioners from his father Dr Roland Chambers through to his son David. LMC is rarely rivalled when it comes to a history of longstanding medical service to the community, being established in the 1920. Richard is part of a family who have also been working in General Practice since the early 20th century. We're happy to add his family and personal history of great medical practice and service to our own at LMC.

Dr Rama Spencer - MBBS (UQ), FRACGP

Dr Spencer is a GP with a wealth of experience and a history of medical and voluntary service to the Ipswich community spanning over 25 years. A graduate of the University of Queensland, Rama is passionate about treating “the whole person” with particular interests in adolescent health, skin and musculoskeletal medicine. We appreciate Rama’s advocacy on behalf of patients and her determination to partner with them to reach a great health outcome. Rama is involved in patient care at Ipswich Hospice and is active in providing medical education to both colleagues and the community. Her quirky sense of humour and commitment to care continue to endear Dr Spencer to us and her patients.

Dr Anna Brookes - MBBS (UQ), FRACGP

Dr Brookes is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Formerly a member of the Australian Defence Force, Anna brings expertise in Aviation and Emergency medicine to bear in general practice. Anna is enthusiastic about her work, and this translates into great patient care. Dr Brooke’s positive, friendly and professional approach makes her a valuable part of our team at Limestone Medical.

Dr Jessica Merlo - MBBS (UQ), FRACGP

Dr Merlo is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice. She has broad ranging interests in medicine including in the areas of Paediatrics, general and emergency medicine. Jessica contributes to after hours services at St Andrews hospital, often participating in the hospital care of our patients there out of hours. It's not unusual for patients admitted to hospital from our practice to be looked after by Dr Merlo that night! Jess and her horses are local residents, and she competes at state and national equestrian events - her major hobby. We look forward to Dr Merlo's continuing contribution to our practice and appreciate the excellent care she provides to our patients.

Dr Rebecca Coote - MBBS (UQ), FRACGP

Dr Coote is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She in another of our "home grown" GPs, having completed her specialist GP training at LMC and then continuing on as part of the team. Rebecca is interested in all areas of general practice including women's and adolescent health. She has endeared herself to her patients with her lovely manner coupled with excellent clinical skills. It's a pleasure to have Dr Coote at LMC.

Dr Benjamin Matters - MBBS (UQ), FRACGP

Dr Matters is a former member of the Australian Defence Force and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice. He really enjoys the variety provided by general practice work and delivers great quality care. Ben has interests in Paediatrics and Surgery including vasectomies. Dr Matters is driven to optimise his practice through education. He’s been part of a relationship between the ADF and Limestone Medical Centre which has seen the practice contribute to the skills of our Defence force personnel. We’re fortunate to have Dr Matters sharing in the care of our patients at Limestone Medical.

Dr Hayley Auld

Dr Auld is GP registrar who is with our practice for 12 months during 2019. Hayley is enthusiastic about adapting her hospital-based medical experience to a primary care setting for the benefit of her patients. We're excited about having Dr Auld with us this year and appreciate her thorough, evidence-based approach to patient care.

Dr Nargis Reza

Dr Reza joins us as a GP registrar during 2019. Nargis enjoys the variety provided by work in primary care. She's able to translate recent experience through her hospital work to great patient care at LMC. We're happy to have her as part of the team and appreciate her excellent care of our patients.