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 team 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. 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. 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. Richard Sykes
Richard commenced at Milton Medical Centre in February 2022. Richard was born in Yass NSW and moved to our area due to the lifestyle, work opportunities and the golf courses available for him and his family. Richard studied engineering at the University of Wollongong majoring in environmental and mining engineering. Richard then went on to study medicine and surgery at Flinders University in South Australia. Richard is interested in the field of sports medicine. In his spare time Richard enjoys surfing and playing golf.
Dr. Guy Nelmes
Guy began working at Milton Medical Centre in February 2022. He was born in Nowra and grew up in the Shoalhaven. Guy has a Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours from the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney. Guy also has a Diploma of Child Health. Guy enjoys the challenge of working in GP, the variety and building relationships with patients. He has interests in the medical areas of paediatrics and general medicine. Guy enjoys reading, bushwalking and playing soccer.
Dr. Aysh Balachandran
Aysh commenced at Milton Medical Centre in February 2022. Aysh was born in Sri Lanka and obtained her Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Western Sydney. Her medical special interest areas include obstetrics and paediatrics. Aysh has come to the south coast to pursue her GP training and enjoys hiking, swimming and exploring the area. She describes herself as a “foodie” and loves the beach.
Dr. Ryan Broad
Ryan began working at Milton Medical Centre in February 2022. He was born in Macksville, NSW and has come to Milton because of our coastline and beaches. Ryan studied medicine at the University of Wollongong and has a special interest in general medicine. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, surfing and mountain bike riding.
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.
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.
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 - Reception Team Leader
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.
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.
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.
Bella commenced as a trainee receptionist in December 2021. Born in Karingal, Victoria, Bella moved locally with her family and has just completed her HSC. She is looking forward to commencing a nursing degree at the University of Wollongong in 2023. Bella has previously worked in a local pharmacy and loves with working with people and helping them with their medical needs. In her spare time Bella likes to spend time with friends and family, go shopping and go to the beach.
Justine started at Milton Medical Centre in May 2022 and enjoys greeting and speaking with our patients. Justine was born in East Melbourne and has family living locally in Milton. Justine has studied Medical and Health Science, with a Minor in Indigenous Health at the University of Wollongong and graduated with Distinction. She enjoys reading, playing the piano, sewing, riding horses and bushwalking.
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.