Dr Kersten Wrobel

Kersten has worked in the UK since 1993 where he completed his GP training in 1998. He and his family recently moved to Australia to work at Kardinia Health.

Kersten has a special interest in cardiovascular and related diseases, care of the elderly and minor operations.

Dr Bettine Wrobel

Bettine graduated her medical degree in Berlin, Germany in 1992 and has worked in the UK since 1993. Bettine then went on to complete her GP training in 1998.

Bettine has a special interest in pain management, and treatment of depression and diabetes. In her previous practice Bettine set up a palliative care network streamlining services for terminally ill patients. As a mother of three boys she also enjoys seeing families and their children.

Dr Ern Chang

Ern is no stranger to the region, having lived and worked in Geelong and the Surf Coast area since 2008. He has a keen interest in chronic disease prevention, men's health and adolescent health. As a father of two young children, Ern also enjoys caring for children and their families.

Apart from seeing patients, Ern is active in training roles – he is a Medical Educator with Southern GP Training, and teaches medical students as a Clinical Tutor with Deakin University’s medical school.

Dr Michael Roberts

Michael was born and raised in Melbourne and obtained his medical degree from Monash University in 1985.   He did his residency at Geelong Hospital and completed a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Michael then acquired a Diploma in Genitourinary Health in London before returning to Geelong where he has been a General Practitioner since 1991.

Michael has a special interest in sexual health, dermatology and travel medicine.

Dr Anne Docherty

Anne first achieved an honours degree in Pharmacology in 1992 from the University of Glasgow, Scotland before going on to qualify as a doctor from the same university in 1997.  She completed General practice training in 2003 in the UK and became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2006.

Anne has a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and other special interests include sports medicine and men’s health having spent 3 years looking after 800 UK marines.

Anne has created and led multidisciplinary teams including rehabilitation and social welfare to ensure a combined quality approach to health. 

Dr Nic Brayshaw

Nic has worked in General Practice in Belmont since 2000, and in Lorne for 12 years prior. Nic enjoys the breadth of comprehensive family practice.

Nic's particular interests include Aged Care, Aboriginal Health, Adolescent Health, Mental health, Drug and Alcohol and Pain Management issues. Nic also works part time at Wathaurong Aboriginal Health Service, and at Headspace-Clockwork Young Peoples health service.

Qualifications include a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and Fellowship of Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

Dr Andrew Beavon

Andrew completed his medical degree in the UK and has completed further training in both the UK and Australia. He holds a Diploma in Obstetrics and has completed his GP Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Andrew has worked as a full time GP and GP Obstetrician in Mildura for 15 years. Andrew enjoys the variety of being a GP and has a special interest in women's health, antenatal care and chronic disease management, including diabetes.

Andrew has completed his Implanon training and has experience in performing excisions and other similar procedures.

Dr Lou Sanderson

Lou has worked in the Belmont area as a General Practitioner since 1988, with special interests in Women’s health, Sexual health, allergy and asthma. She has been involved in vocational training for General Practice since 2004 and has worked as Training co-ordinator and Medical Educator with GP registrars since 2007 and with the Deakin University School of Medicine since 2008.

Lou works as a General Practitioner for 5 half days per week at Kardinia Health, she is Clinical Director at Kardinia Health and she also works for Deakin University School of Medicine, tutoring and assisting with the co-ordination of the final year General Practice curriculum and clinical placements.

Dr Michael Loughnan

Michael has worked in General Practice in Geelong since 1986. He has a broad general practice interest with extra experience in obstetrics and lasering of skin blemishes.

Dr Gerard Gill

Gerard Gill is the Alfred Felton Professor of General Practice for Regional & Rural Victoria at Deakin University. Prior to this appointment Gerard spent 31 years as general practitioner in the same practice in Launceston, Tasmania.

Gerard also has public heath physician qualifications and is an Army Reservist who was deployed to the Middle East in 2008. He has extensive experience in general practice in its entirety.

Particular interests are the care of pregnant women, care of the elderly and veterans, immunisations, refugee health issues, and tobacco, alcohol and other drug problems.

Dr Frankie Maxwell

Frankie completed her medical degree with the University of Queensland in Brisbane in 2004 and her junior residency years at The Townsville Hospital.  She has been working as a doctor in the Geelong area since 2007, and completed her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2010.

Previous roles include working as a GP at headspace Barwon, a GP clinical advisor for Barwon Medicare Local on the Health Pathways project and an examiner for Deakin University Medical School.

Frankie enjoys the variety of general practice, with a special interest in young families, adolescent health and sexual health including MSM sexual health checks, Implanon and IUD insertion. 

Dr Antonia Baker

Antonia graduated from Medicine at the University of Western Australia in 2002.  She has also completed a Science Degree with a Double Major in Physiology and Anatomy.

Antonia spent a number of years working as an Orthopaedic Registrar in public hospitals before changing her career pathway to train in General Practice. 

After moving to Victoria, Antonia is currently completing her training as a General Practitioner and works 3 days per week at Kardinia Health.

Dr Robert Brzozek

Robert Brzozek is musculoskeletal doctor, was born in Melbourne and obtained his medical degree Monash University in 1984, after which he pursued a Post-Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine (DipMusM) and subsequently became a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine (FAFMM).

Fortunately for us he has sea changed to the Surf Coast and now offers his services in the diagnosis and expert management of neck pain, headaches, low back and buttock pain, sciatica, joint injury/pains and most other painful physical ailments.

Rob assists patients in the diagnosis and management of work, personal and sport related injuries and pain.

[NB Accepts all patients except TAC clients].

Dr Deborah Heng

Deborah studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 2005, and commenced working as a doctor in hospitals in Melbourne, Darwin and Kalgoorlie, before taking off to try her hand at volunteer work as a doctor in South Sudan and Yemen.

Having experienced how the other half of the world lives, she now very much enjoys the quality and the detail of care one can provide as a General Practitioner in Australia, and is now comfortably settled back into coastal Australian life.

Deborah completed her Fellowship for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2014 and works 3 days per week at Kardinia Health. She has special interests in family planning and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare.


Dr Genevieve Hamilton (GP Registrar)
Dr Zoe Huang (GP Registrar)


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