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 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 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 Tegan McMonagle

Dr McMonagle is one of our registrar doctors who joined us in 2020. She has however been a part of the Ipswich community for many years, being born at Ipswich Hospital and completing her years as a junior doctor at Ipswich Hospital also. Tegan is interested in all areas of general practice and has a particular passion for women’s and reproductive health including IUD and Implanon insertions. When not at Limestone Medical Centre, Tegan is often found playing with her kids, reading and cooking up a storm.

Dr Hayley Auld

Dr Hayley Auld is completing her final year of studies for her general practice fellowship. She completed her medical training at Deakin University in Geelong, and at the University of Queensland. She has worked as a resident medical officer at Ipswich Hospital and has been working in her local community as a GP registrar since 2019. Dr Auld has undergone additional training in a variety of areas including Paediatric health, having completed the Sydney Child Health Program. She also holds a certificate in musculoskeletal medicine with the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine, as well as a professional certificate in dermatology. As a mother to a young child she is passionate about caring for families across all stages of the lifespan.

Dr Angela Sinclair-Ford

I grew up in Liverpool (UK) and completed my medical studies in my home town. After also working there for a few years, mostly in women's health, I got restless and needed a change. Fate stepped in and I ended up in sunny Queensland and have never looked back. I had been unaware that the sun can shine in winter !! On arriving in Queensland I worked in emergency for a few years and then moved back into women's health. I have also enjoyed a couple of years teaching medical students at UQ. I decided to move into general practice as I am passionate about improving peoples health in all areas and communicating effectively. Ipswich feels like home and the warmth of its people is palpable. Somehow along my life's journey I also collected a husband ( from school ! ) and 3 kids and 2 dogs who keep me busy and balanced - well I think so. My mottos in life are - to learn something new everyday and to treat other people how you yourself would like to be treated!" Special interests : Women's health, Paediatrics, Chronic disease and preventative health.

Dr Melissa Davis

Dr Melissa Davis is a Sydney trained GP, completing her medical studies at the University of Western Sydney in 2015 and following with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2021. She has move to Queensland with her family for a better lifestyle. Dr Davis enjoys the variety that comes with working in general practice and being able to provide ongoing and continuous care for her patients and their families throughout all stages of their lives. She has a special interest in Indigenous health, Women's health including reproductive, antenatal and post-natal care and Paediatrics. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, attending sporting matches, baking and spending time with her husband and children.