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. Amanada 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. Darran Foo
Darran began working at Milton Medical Centre as a general practice registrar in February 2020. Darran was born in Singapore and attended the University of NSW to attain his medical degree. He likes GP due to the clinical diversity and to develop long lasting therapeutic relationships with patients. Darran’s interest area is general medicine, digital health and health informatics. Outside of work, Darran enjoys swimming, scuba diving and going to the gym. Darran moved to the area to enjoy the coastal lifestyle. He loves the beaches and the great coffee in this area.
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. Gemma Carey
Gemma commenced at Milton Medical Centre in February 2020 as a registrar. Gemma grew up in London, United Kingdom, and studied in Leicester obtaining a medical degree with honors. She did her junior years of medical training in London. Gemma likes running, socialising and travelling around Australia and the world. Gemma is enjoying meeting new people, working in a small rural community close to the coast and helping patients in her work as a general practitioner in training.
Dr. Phillip 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. 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.
Meet our nurses
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.
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.
Penny Moss has worked at Milton Medical Centre since March 2019 as a registered nurse and enjoys the buzz of the treatment room and the variety of work and patients seen at Milton Medical. Born in Canberra, Penny has a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Canberra and a Masters of Health Science (Child and Adolescent Health) from the Australian Catholic University. She has a clinical interest in paediatric nursing.
Penny enjoys spending time outdoors with her kids and family exploring the beautiful area and surrounding beaches.
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.
Meet our support staff
Nikki Ricketts - Practice Manager
Nikki started at Milton Medical Centre in February 2014 as a receptionist. In 2018 she became our practice manager. Born in Sydney, Nikki and her family moved to the region from Cootamundra. Nikki is currently completing a Cert IV in Practice Management and also a Cert IV in Medical Practice Assistant with UNE Partnerships.
When Nikki is not at work she likes to spend time with family and friends socialising and shopping. Nikki’s role also includes being a Placement Facilitator for UOW Medical Students and co-ordination of medical internship rotations at Millon Ulladulla Hospital and Milton Medical Centre.
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.
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, my partner and my 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.
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.
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.
Melissah Somerfield has worked at Milton Medical Centre since January 2018 as a receptionist. She enjoys meeting and greeting people and working in a team environment. Melissah moved to the Milton-Ulladulla District eight years ago with her family. She loves living in a small community and enjoys the people, nature, the beaches and the lifestyle offered by living here. She practices yoga and enjoys spending time with her two young children.
Anni Brown joined the team at Milton Medical Centre in June 2019. Born in Cambridge in the UK, she has a background in customer service and loves to assist people within the scope of her role as receptionist. Anni moved to Milton from Sydney in December 2016. Her favourite spot on the coast (other than her home) is Narrawallee Beach. She spends her spare time running, taking care of her animals and baking/cooking for family and friends.
Elle has been working at Milton Medical Centre since February 2020 and enjoys supporting our patients through their journeys. Elle was born and grew up in Victoria achieving a Bachelor of Business Accounting at Victoria University. Away from work Elle likes to travel, surf, do Crossfit and support her AFL team. She moved to the south coast over 5 years a go for the surf beaches and the coastal lifestyle.