We have full time nursing support and a practice manager.
DR RICHARD HADKINS
Richard attended the University of St Andrews and the University of Manchester to obtain his basic medical degree. He moved permanently to Australia in 1996 having completed his general practice training in the UK. After spending 2 years in Seymour he completed his Fellowship of General Practice. Since settling in Bendigo he has worked in Kangaroo Flat and then Quarry Hill.
He is married with three school age children and enjoys tennis and cycling.
His interests include skin cancer medicine, men’s health and aged care.
DR KAREN MARTENS
Karen studied at the University of Melbourne then trained at St Vincent’s Hospital and moved to Bendigo in 1999. She is experienced in all areas of general practice and has completed a Fellowship of General Practice, Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Certificate of Family Planning. She has previously worked at Freemason’s Breast and Women’s Clinic as well as Family Planning Victoria. She is a member of the Australian Menopause Society. Her interests include musculoskeletal medicine, dermatology, Women’s Health and paediatrics
DR JOHANNA DENNIS
MBBS, FRACGP, GCCME
Originally a country girl who grew up in Kyabram, Jo went on to study Medicine at Melbourne University and St. Vincent’s Hospital. She worked for 2 years at Rockhampton Hospital in Queensland, before returning to Victoria to work at Bendigo Hospital in obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as in paediatrics. Jo then moved to the Echuca Moama Family Medical Practice where she worked for 12 years. Jo’s special areas of interest include Women’s and Children’s Health, Mental Health and Medical Education.
DR. POORNIMA AMARANARAYANA
After graduating in India in 2001 she moved to South Africa in 2006 with her family. She worked there as a senior medical officer before relocating to Australia in 2008.
After passing the Australian Medical Council examinations she practiced in Queensland before working in general practice and O&G in Mildura and Bendigo. She went on to obtain her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2017. She has also completed the Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which has helped her to focus on the issues related to women’s health.