Meet our team
Founded in 1975, Milton Medical Centre has been caring for the local community and visitors in the Milton Ulladulla district with a patient centred focus.
Our doctors, nurses and valued support staff are dedicated to providing services that promote good health and well-being for all patients in al stages of their lives.
Meet our doctors
Dr. Leesa Osborne
Dr. Leesa Osborne has been working at Milton Medical Centre since February 2017 when she began as a registrar. Leesa was born in Bathurst, NSW and moved to Ulladulla in 2001 with her husband and family wanting to raise her family in a small community. Leesa enjoys working with people from all walks of life and continually learn from my patients. She described it as such a privilege to take care of people and support them. Leesa studied at Wollongong University and was recognised on the Dean’s merit list. She is an RACGP fellow and has completed a diploma in child health. Leesa enjoys working with medical students and junior doctors within the GP practice. She has an interest in aged care and attends Sarah Claydon Residential Village on a regular basis.
In her spare time she loves to paddle outrigger canoes, run, do yoga, read and spend time with her beautiful family and pets. Leesa paddles with both Mollymook outriggers and Makai Paddlers.
Dr. Declan Mulvaney
Dr. Declan Mulvaney has been working at Milton Medical Centre since June 2005. Declan is from Newry in Northern Ireland and graduated from The Queen’s University, Belfast in 1995. He is an experienced General Practitioner with a particular interest in cardiovascular health, men’s health and managing Diabetes.
He has been involved in General practice education for many years and is involved in the supervision of doctors in training at Milton Medical Centre. He is known to enjoy a round of Golf particularly at Mollymook Hilltop course.
Dr. Amanda Venables
Dr. Amanda Venables commenced working at Milton Medical Centre as a GP registrar in 2014. Born in Yass NSW Amanda moved to Cooma with her family. She completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney and moved to Milton in 1989 as a partner in Milton Pharmacy. She subsequently had four children, who are all grown up now. Amanda returned to the University of Wollongong and studied medicine graduating in 2010. Amanda’s decision to return to university was solely centred around returning to the Milton Ulladulla area to replenish the medical workforce.
She loves her role as a GP especially the problem solving and facilitator role for her patients. She is passionate about preventative medicine and keeping patients well. She is committed to patient centred care. Amanda has completed a year of GP anaesthetic training, has a Diploma of Child Health and obtained GP fellowship in 2016. She is heavily involved in teaching medical students and holds an Honorary Clinical Lecturer role at the University of Wollongong. Amanda has admitting rights to Milton Hospital and is committed to the emergency department roster.
When not at work Amanda enjoys catching up with her children, reading, gardening and the occasional hiking holiday.
Dr. James Walker
Dr James Walker graduated with a Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery from The University of Bristol in England in 2010. He spent a year working in the UK before moving to Australia to work in Emergency medicine in Sydney. 5 years later he switched to train in General Practice, and has been working at Milton Medical Centre since 2016. He is a fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and has certificates of Skin Cancer Medicine and Dermoscopy.
James is an experienced adventurer, and has a special interest in Expedition Medicine. James is married to Lara and has a young son, Jack. In his spare time he enjoys CrossFit and ocean swimming, and is an avid reader of literature.
Dr. Katie Macartney
Dr. Katie Macartney has worked at Milton Medical Centre since August 2015 when she started as a GP registrar. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Melbourne, and has Diplomas of Palliative Medicine and Child Health. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice and has special interests in geriatrics and palliative care, as well as paediatrics. She has been appointed an Honorary Clinical Academic with Graduate Medicine at the University of Wollongong. Katie visits Sarah Claydon Residential Village on Wednesday mornings, and works in the Milton Medical Centre Antenatal Clinic on Thursday afternoons.
She is a member of Mollymook Surf Lifesaving Association and is involved in a local book club. She spends her free time at the beach, reading, doing yoga and walking with her dog Finn.
Dr. Josette Docherty
Dr. Ellie Vidler
Dr. Ellie Vidler commenced working at Milton Medical Centre in August 2014. She studied at the University of Newcastle and initially started working in Milton as an intern. She then continued on at Milton Medical Centre going on to complete her registrar training and obtain RACGP fellowship, a diploma in Child Health, a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Tropical Medicine, and is now a consultant general practitioner with special interest in travel and tropical medicine. Ellie likes sharing information and educating patients, seeing them use the information and hopefully become healthier. She finds it satisfying to be puzzle solving- putting patient’s symptoms together and being able to come up with a diagnosis and solution. Born in the Shoalhaven, Ellie lives in the region and enjoys her rural life with her family and church. Ellie is also a keen runner and cyclist, and loves the beach.
Dr. Philip Smith
Philip Smith commenced at Milton Medical Centre in January 2020 to work in his specialty field of skin cancer. Born in Sydney, Philip studied Software Engineering and a Masters of Science at the University of NSW. He then went on to do a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sydney. He completed an RACGP fellowship in 2014 and also has an Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and an Advanced Clinical Certificate of Dermoscopy. He has been working in dedicated skin cancer medicine since 2015, and has completed additional training with “Skin Cancer College Australasia”. He reports that “skin cancer offers a varied work day with both diagnostic and technical challenges as well as plenty of patient contact”. He enjoys living on the south coast with his family and enjoys the south coast community.
Dr. Aisling Duff
Aisling commenced at Milton Medical Centre as a registrar in February 2020. She enjoys general practice very much because it is challenging, unpredictable and variable. Her special interest areas include preventative care, paediatrics and Indigenous medicine. Aisling is from Townsville, Queensland, and is enjoying the seasonal changes on the south coast and the ability to grow all kinds of plants. She is developing a green thumb and can be found in the garden when she is not working. She enjoys films and art as well. Aisling has done exchange to Peru with the Rotary Club, can speak Spanish and lived in Scotland when she was younger.
Dr. Tom McNamara
Dr. Tom McNamara commenced as a registrar on the GP training program in February 2021. He had previously worked at MMC and Milton Hospital as an intern. He returned as he enjoyed the wide range of medical services offered to our small community as well as the opportunity to form long-lasting relationships with patients. Tom is interested in general medicine, preventative health and emergency medicine. Tom was born in Sydney, grew up in Tasmania and studied medicine at the University of NSW. He is a member of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and NSW Rural Generalist program. In his spare time Tom is enjoying the beautiful countryside and beaches of this area and likes surfing, hiking and spending time with his family.
Dr. William Scholz
Dr. William Scholz commenced as a registrar on the GP training program in February 2021. Will has completed an undergraduate degree in Diagnostic Radiography followed by a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sydney. Will has spent years working in Emergency Medicine throughout rural NSW. As a GP he is looking forward to providing continuous, long term care for local patients. Will was born in Armidale and came to the south coast with his partner for the community, local food and amazing beaches! He is a volunteer with the rural fire service, enjoys walking his dog and hiking.
Dr. Patrick Owens
Dr. Patrick Owens commenced at MMC in August 2020 after getting moved to the area with the Navy. Patrick was born in Vienna in Austria. He studied his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Queensland and then my completed his medical degree at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. He also has qualifications in diving medicine, aviation medicine, aeromedical evacuation and pre-hospital care through the Defence Force. Patrick has worked as an emergency doctor and GP registrar for the last two years, primarily in rural practice. He loves the variety of his role, getting to see all kinds of illnesses, urgent and day to day, injuries, chronic disease, mental health, all shapes and sizes. Patrick has a special interest in dive medicine and is qualified to do recreational and occupational dive medicals. He loves emergency and pre hospital care and travel medicine. Away from work Patrick enjoys drinking coffee, being outside and is really enjoying this beautiful part of the world, for example sailing, fishing, diving, hiking and exploring the back roads of the South Coast.
Dr. Patrick O'Keeffe
Dr. Patrick O’Keeffe was born in Canberra and enjoys living on the south coast because of the lifestyle, slow pace, beautiful coastlines and the lack of traffic (except in summer!). Patrick started working at MMC in August 2021 as a GP registrar and he likes the wide breadth of presentations and the team environment. Patrick studied medicine at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, WA, and also has a Diploma of Child Health (Sydney Children’s Hospital), Emergency Medicine Certificate (Australian College of Emergency Medicine) and a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. Away from work Patrick likes surfing, playing golf, watching sport and spending time with his wife and children.
Dr. Patrick McNamara
Dr. Patrick McNamara commenced as a registrar on the GP training program in February 2021. Pat was born in Sydney and studied medicine at the University of NSW. He also has a certificate in Emergency Medicine from the Australian College of Emergency Medicine. Pat enjoys hiking, camping, running, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family. He has fallen in love with the south coast and enjoys living regionally and close to the ocean. He likes the broad scope of practice you can have working as a GP.
Meet our nurses
Belinda Potter - Nurse Team Leader
Belinda commenced working at Milton Medical Centre in 2014 as a registered nurse. Born on the northern beaches of Sydney, she moved to the south coast with her family where she has worked as both a nurse and paramedic. Belinda obtained a Bachelor of Nursing from Charles Sturt University as well as a Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedicine) and also has a degree in psychology from the University of New South Wales. Belinda enjoys working with patients of all ages and the variety of work that comes with general practice nursing. She has a special interest in preventative medicine and healthy lifestyle promotion.
Belinda enjoys spending time outdoors mountain bike riding, bushwalking, going to the beach and spending time with her family.
Jane Gordon commenced working at Milton Medical Centre as a Diabetes Educator and registered nurse in May 2012. Jane has been working as a diabetes educator for thirteen years and likes helping people achieve better health. Jane trained as a nurse at Canberra Hospital and as a diabetes educator at Mayfield College in Victoria. A
way from work, Jane can be found doing mosaics, yoga or walking. Jane moved to this area for family reasons and for the weather. Jane is passionate about the environment and helps to make Milton Medical Centre as green as possible.
Cathy commenced as a casual registered nurse at Milton Medical centre in September 2020. Cathy was born in Yallourn in Victoria. She has 50 years of experience working as a nurse and a midwife, training in the United Kingdom and obtaining qualifications in midwifery and intensive care. In her spare time Cathy enjoys playing tennis, reading and walking. Cathy has special interests in emergency nursing and general medicine.
Eliza Bryant has worked at Milton Medical Centre since December 2016 as a registered nurse and enjoys the variation of the nursing/clinical roles that are available at Milton Medical Centre including the skin clinic and treatment room. Born in Forbes, Eliza has a Bachelor of nursing from Charles Sturt University. Her special interest areas include geriatrics and wound care.
Eliza moved to this area from Sydney for a sea-change. She loves the south coast for its lifestyle and nature. She spends her spare time camping and reading.
Rhona is a registered nurse who has worked at Milton Medical Centre since October 2017. Born in England, Rhona grew up in Scotland and have been a proud Aussie since 1964. She moved from Wollongong to Conjola five years ago. Rhona studied nursing at Armidale University gaining her Bachelor of Nursing then continued with her studies at Wollongong University completing a Masters in Midwifery (currently non practising) and then completed a Graduate Certificate in OH&S at Newcastle University whilst working at Port Kembla Steelworks.
Her interests are walking, yoga, swimming, reading and gardening. Rhona loves the south coast of NSW for its beautiful beaches and open spaces. She also has a special interest in primary health care and healthy lifestyle promotion.
Pippa Miller has worked as a registered nurse at Milton Medical Centre from July, 2018. Born on the northern beaches of Sydney she has moved to the south coast to be close to family. Pippa obtained a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Technology in Sydney and has additional qualifications in theatre and anaesthetic nursing. Pippa enjoys being able to build relationships with patients and working along side our close knit team. She also has a special interest in perioperative nursing. When Pippa is not at work she enjoys spending time outdoors with her kids, going to the beach, yoga and anything to do with nature.
After some time away, Lyn recommenced working at Milton Medical Centre in 2017. Lyn is a very experienced registered nurse and midwife with approximately 40 years in the field. She was an integral part of maternity services at Milton Hospital for many years. Lyn was born in Sydney and trained in nursing at St. George Hospital. She moved to this area 36 years a go, loves the friendly community and that we have both coast and countryside. She likes caring for her grandchildren and volunteers by assisting with catering for the Rural Fire Service. Lyn specialises in antenatal care, midwifery and child health.
Ange returned to Milton Medical Centre as an enrolled nurse in June 2021 and has worked as a GP practice nurse for fourteen years. She enjoys the variety associated with working as a GP practice nursing and specialises in wound care and skin cancer. In her spare time Ange is very active and enjoys camping, paddling, travelling, hiking and spending time with her family. Ange was born in Macksville and moved to this area for family, lifestyle and work related reasons.
Bree commenced working as a registered nurse at Milton Medical Centre in April, 2021. Born in Mackay, Queensland, Bree moved to Sydney to study her Bachelor of Nursing with the University of Notre Dame. She completed her new grad year at Wollongong Hospital in 2020 and is about to commence her Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound.
Bree enjoys the comradery of working as a team with MMC and the fast-paced aspect of working in the treatment room. When she isn’t at work, Bree enjoys painting and drawing, hiking/ exploring nature and being a mum to her dog Pickles.
Tracey is a registered nurse with an interest in general medicine who started working at MMC in August 2021. Born in Paisley, Scotland, Tracey trained as a nurse in Aberdeen at the Robert Gordons University. Tracey likes walking, the ballet and spending time with her family.
Kate commenced working at Milton Medical Centre in 2021. Kate was born and raised in South Australia and moved to the south coast of NSW when she began working as a Paramedic for NSW Ambulance. Kate enjoys helping others and particularly enjoys assisting patients with varying and complex medical problems. She has a special interest in remote and rural nursing and preventative medicine.
When not working Kate enjoys spending time with her family, bushwalking and long walks along the beach.
Meet our support staff
Gina Evans - Practice Manager
Born in Milton Hospital, Gina has been living locally most of her life. Gina commenced at Milton Medical Centre in March 2001, had some time working at Kiama Medical Practice and returned in August 2020. Gina has been a practice manager since 2009 and has a Diploma in Practice Management with the University of New England. Gina is also a member of the Australian Association of Practice Managers, the South Coast District Networking Group and has won Practice Manager of the Year in the past. She enjoys working in a team environment, supporting staff with daily challenges and encouraging staff to do their best. Her ultimate goal is to create a happy practice to work in and visit for staff, patients and visitors.
In her spare time, Gina likes photography, reading, sewing and spending time with family and friends. She is a member of the Milton Ulladulla Camera Club and the Wollongong Photography Group.
Nicole Lemon joined the team at Milton Medical Centre in August 2012. Born in Milton Hospital Nicole has lived in this area all of her life except for time spent overseas. Nicole has been on the front desk since she commenced at Milton Medical and enjoys working as part of a close team and the close friendships she has formed with colleagues. Nicole has completed a Cert 3 in Business Administration and a Medical Practice Assisting course. Nicole’s role also includes being the Placement Facilitator for the UOW Medical Students and the coordination of medical internship rotations at Milton Ulladulla Hospital and Milton Medical Centre.
In her spare time Nicole enjoys travelling domestically and overseas, spending time with her family, her friends and her dog named Gypsy.
Maddy became part of our team in January 2016. She has been a medical receptionist for 4 years and enjoys working locally and being part of such a great team. Maddy graduated from Ulladulla High School in 2015 and completed a Business Certificate III as part of her traineeship with Milton Medical in 2016/2017. In her spare time away from MMC, Maddy likes to spend time with friends, family, her partner and her dog. Maddy was born in Milton Ulladulla Hospital, her family own a property just out of Milton and she considers herself very lucky to have grown up in this area.
Karyn Felton has worked at Milton Medical Centre since 2018 as a receptionist. Karyn is a mother of 2 children and lives in Mollymook Beach. She feels lucky to live in the most beautiful place! She enjoys paddle boarding and bush walking.
Karen grew up in Minnamurra and moved to Ulladulla with her family 20 years ago. Karen has an extensive background in administrative roles and is enjoying working as part of the Milton Medical Centre team.
Ali started working at Milton Medical Centre in October 2020. Originally from Canberra, Ali spent holidays on the south coast and moved here with her family. Ali enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family including her two border collies. At MMC, Ali enjoys the fast pace of work, ongoing learning and working with supportive colleagues.
Leanne commenced working at MMC as a receptionist in August 2021. Leanne enjoys the fast pace of work on reception and working with her MMC colleagues. Born in Sydney, Leanne moved to the south coast for the lifestyle. In her spare time Leanne enjoys the beach, gardening and walking her dog. She is also learning Auslan at present.
Kellie commenced at MMC in August 2021 and enjoys working as part of our friendly and professional team. Kellie lived in Milton as a child and after moving to Sydney for some time returned to the area to raise her family. She enjoys bushwalking, bike riding and spending time at the beach with her family. Kellie also has a Certificate III in Children’s Services.
Jess Mackay - Bookkeeper
Jess started working at Milton Medical Centre in March 2017 and enjoys forming relationships with patients and colleagues. Born in Bowral, Jess has done a Bachelor of Education and is currently studying as a Medical Practice Assistant with UNE Partnerships. Jess enjoys spending time with her three children and is involved in many dance projects including the Milton Ulladulla Entertainers where she acts as a choreographer and volunteer raising money for local charities and organisations. Jess has lived in this area since she was a toddler, had some time away to study but moved back to start her family. She enjoys the lifestyle in Milton-Ulladulla and feels it is a great place to raise children.