Limestone Medical Centre

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.

Areas of interest:
• Chronic disease management
• Skin health
• Q fever clinics

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

Professor Geoff Mitchell has more than 35 years of experience as a General Practitioner at Limestone Medical Centre. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a specialist qualification in Palliative Medicine. As well as his clinical expertise, he is well-published in areas of General Practice research, supervises doctorate students, and held a post within the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland for many years. 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.

Areas of interest:
• Palliative care

Dr Richard Chambers - General Practitioner, MBBS (UNSW)

Dr Richard Chambers brings a wealth of experience, having spent decades working in General Practice on the Gold Coast, before moving to Limestone Medical Centre more than 5 years ago. In addition to an outstanding understanding of General Practice medicine, he has a broad, longstanding experience in using acupuncture for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Limestone Medical Centre is rarely rivalled when it comes to a history of longstanding medical service to the community, being established in the 1920s. So it is fitting that Dr Richard comes from a large medical family spanning three generations of General Practitioners – from his father Dr Roland Chambers through to his son David. We're happy to add his family and personal history of great medical practice and service to our own at LMC.

Areas of interest:
• Holistic Healthcare
• Acupuncture
• Musculoskeletal medicine

Dr Rama Spencer - General Practitioner, 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 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.

Areas of interest:
• Skin Health
• Musculoskeletal injuries
• Adolescent health

Dr Jessica Merlo -General Pracitioner, 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. Dr Merlo 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.

Areas of interest:
• Paediatrics
• Emergency medicine

Dr Benjamin Matters - General Practitioner, MBBS (UQ), FRACGP

Dr Matters is our in-house DVA specialist. As an ex-serving member he is passionate about veteran health and is knowledgeable on the complexities and nuances inherent in DVA policies. He has helped many Veterans gain access to their entitlements. Dr Matters has established strong relationships with a number of advocates and advocacy groups and maintains a strong relationship with defence and DVA. His popularity can lead to long wait times, but he will not turn away any ex-serviceman.

Areas of interest:
• Veteran health

Dr Tegan McMonagle - General Practitioner, MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Tegan McMonagle is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice and another of our number who trained in General Practice at Limestone Medical Centre. She has broad-ranging interests in medicine, with specific interests in women’s and reproductive health, including Mirena and Implanon insertions. She has endeared herself to her patients with her lovely manner coupled with excellent clinical skills.

Areas of interest:
• Women's & reproductive health
• Mirena insertion and removal
• Implanon insertion and removal

Dr Hayley Auld - General Practitioner, BSc (Hons), MBBS (Qld), FRACGP

Dr Hayley Auld has been part of the Limestone Medical Centre family since 2019, and is proud to be a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She enjoys the variety of general practice and is passionate about caring for families across all stages of the lifespan. Her particular medical interests include women’s health, paediatrics, musculoskeletal medicine, dermatology and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and obesity. When not working, she is usually found spending quality time with family and friends.

Areas of interest:
• Women's health
• Paediatrics
• Musculoskeletal medicine
• Dermatology
• Chronic disease management

Dr Melissa Davis - General Practitioner, MBBS (WSU) FRACGP

Dr Melissa Davis is a Sydney-trained GP, who completed her medical studies at Western Sydney University in 2015 and following with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2021. She has moved 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.

Areas of interest:
• First Nations health
• Women's health, including antenatal & post-natal care
• Paediatrics
• Reproductive health

Dr Julian Wood - GP Vocational Registrar, MBBS

Dr Wood is a vocational registrar who is undertaking specialist general practice training at Limestone Medical Centre for 12 months during 2022. Dr Wood will be sitting the Fellowship examination with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners later this year. Dr Wood brings with him hospital-based experience working in ENT (Ears, Nose & Throat) and is enthusiastic about adapting his medical experience to a primary care setting for the benefit of his patients. We're excited about having Dr Wood with us this year and appreciate his thorough, evidence-based approach to patient care. Dr Wood and partner have also recently welcomed the birth of their first child.

Dr Nuwan Rahathungoda - GP Vocational Registrar, MBBS

Dr Nuwan is a vocational registrar with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners who is undertaking specialist general practice training at Limestone Medical Centre this year. He is interested in all areas of general practice, bringing to bear his years of hospital-based medical experience. His has endeared himself to his patients with his well-spoken, polite manner and excellent clinical skills. It is a pleasure to have him join us at Limestone Medical Centre this year.

Dr Natasha Duncan - General Practitioner, MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Natasha Duncan 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. Natasha is interested in all areas of general practice including women's and adolescent health. Dr Duncan contributes fortnightly as a General Practitioner for the students at Bremer State High School.

Areas of interest:
• Paediatric and Adolescent Health
• Women's health