The Team

Dr Lane Hinchcliffe

Principal GP

MBBS. (B. Medicine B. Surgery) FRACGP. (Fellow Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) DCH. (Diploma of Child Health) VGCert.Counselling (Vocational Graduate Certificate in Counselling – Family Therapy)

Dr Hinchcliffe trained predominately in the country, both in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Prior to completing his GP training, Lane studied Paediatrics for three years and hence has a strong interest in working with children, teenagers and adolescents. Lane’s experience working with adolescents extends beyond the medical environment. Whilst studying medicine, Lane worked for a total of 5 years in boarding schools as a housemaster/ supervisor.

Lane also has a passion for rural and Indigenous medicine and has undergone a placement in a remote Aboriginal community. Lane has added experience and qualifications in mental health and sexual health. Lane worked for 18 months in a community mental health service providing emergency assessments. Lane is a s100 prescriber and trained in Implanon and Mirena insertion.

Outside of work, Lane enjoys music, theatre and cycling. Lane is passionate about health and empowering individuals to embrace their independence and individuality.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Sexual Health including HIV and STI Testing and Management
  • Mental Health
  • Counselling
  • General Health
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare

Dr Richard Telfer

GP

Richard graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Flinders University in 2012 and completed his intern and resident years at Flinders Medical Centre. During his hospital time he has gained experience in a variety of specialties including paediatrics, mental health and general medicine.

He completed his General Practice training in a number of clinics in Southern Adelaide, completed his Diploma of Child Health and has gained extended experience in emergency medicine at Flinders Medical Centre and Noarlunga Health Service emergency departments.

Richard has a keen interest in paediatrics, chronic disease management, general medicine and minor surgical procedures.

Outside of work Richard enjoys playing sports, hiking and attempting to play guitar.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Paediatrics
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Chronic Disease Management

Dr Michelle (Qiong) Fang

GP

Michelle obtained her medical degree from University of Notre Dame Sydney in 2012. She then relocated to Western Australia for postgraduate training at Royal Perth Hospital and Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital. Over 3 years, she gained significant experience in general medicine, paediatrics and mental health.

Michelle moved to rural South Australia in 2016 for further training in general practice. She worked as a GP registrar in Millicent and Middleton and has recently became a fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She also had additional training in mental health and travel medicine, completed Diploma of Child Health and registered as s100 prescriber for treatment of hepatitis B.

Michelle enjoys all aspects of patient care in general practice and has special interests in paediatrics, women’s health, travel medicine and chronic disease management. She speaks fluent Mandarin.

Michelle’s interests outside of medicine including classical music, yoga and cooking.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Paediatrics
  • Women’s Health
  • Travel Medicine
  • Chronic Disease Management

Dr Lynda Guthrie

GP

Lynda graduated from Glasgow University in 2006, completing her intern and resident years in the West of Scotland, before moving to Adelaide in 2008.  She spent several years working in emergency, general medicine and palliative care.  She then started her GP training in 2013 and spent 2 years working in the Yorke Penninsula.  Lynda became a fellow of the RACGP in 2015 and has been working in a medical practice in the south of Adelaide.

Lynda is interested in all aspects of General Practice but has particular interests in Women’s Health, Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care.  She offers implanon insertions and removals.

Outside of medicine Lynda enjoys cooking, going camping with friends and walking her dogs, Bill & Ted.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Women's Health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Palliative Care

Dr Rhiannon Smith

GP Obstetrician - Mums and Babies Clinic

Rhiannon was born and raised in Adelaide and graduated with a MBBS from the University of Adelaide in 2007. She then worked in the public hospital system in SA, developing a keen interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She went on to gain a RANZCOG Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics through Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Rhiannon achieved fellowship of the RACGP in 2012, winning the SA/NT prize for the clinical examination. She has a passion for providing quality obstetric and postnatal care for families.

Having had a challenging breastfeeding journey with both of her boys, Rhiannon is currently working towards becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant to further develop her skills and interest in breastfeeding medicine. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know families and supporting them through a special time in their lives and understands the needs of new families. She also is a RACGP examiner and is accredited for implanon and IUD insertion. Rhiannon is currently working towards accreditation in Neurodevelopmental Care of the Infant under Dr Pamela Douglas from the Possums Clinic in Queensland.

In her spare time, Rhiannon enjoys spending time with her friends and family, travelling, reading and exercising. She is also quite skilled in online shopping.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Pregnancy Care
  • Postnatal Care and Breastfeeding Medicine
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Contraception Advice

Dr Briony Andrew

GP Obstetrician - Mums and Babies Clinic

MBBS FRACGP DRANZCOG (Adv) IBCLC

Briony graduated from Medicine at the University of Adelaide in 2006 before working at the Lyell McEwin Hospital where she gained her Diploma in Obstetrics (DRANZCOG). Her General Practice training was undertaken in rural SA and by mid 2011 she had achieved her Fellowship in General Practice (FRACGP) as well as an Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics (DRANZCOG Adv).

Since 2011 she has been working at Mt Barker Hospital as a GP Obstetrician and delivering babies. She continues to provide antenatal and intrapartum care to women living in the Adelaide Hills. In 2018 she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Her interest in lactation peaked when she struggled to feed her own two children and realised how hard it was to find good, evidence-based advice and support when things are not going well.

At the Health Hub, Briony offers Obstetric Shared Care with Flinders Hospital; Breastfeeding Medicine; Newborn Support; Mother-Baby Pair Care (infant sleep, unsettled infant behaviour, postnatal anxiety/depression management); and contraception (Mirena and Implanon insertion).

Outside of work, Briony loves raising her two children, doing pilates and catching up with friends for coffee, if she gets the chance!

Areas of Special Interest

  • Pregnancy Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Insertion of Mirenas/Implanons
  • Breastfeeding Medicine
  • Newborn Care

Dr Jenna (Xiao) Tu

GP (Locum)

Jenna graduated from University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Health Sciences in 2009. In 2004, whilst at the University of Adelaide, she was awarded “The Adelaide Outstanding Achiever Scholarship” and in 2009 she was awarded the “South Australian Medical Women’s Society Scholarship”.

Jenna then relocated to Sydney, NSW to complete her Internship and Residency at Liverpool Hospital & Concord Repatriation General Hospital before entering the General Practitioner
Training Program. In 2014 she received her Fellowship from The Royal Australian College of Practitioners. Since then, she had been working at a large medical center in the Sydney CBD. In more recent years, Jenna has undertaken volunteer work in the United States with Stanford Health Care and the American Red Cross.

Jenna is interested in all areas of general practice but has particular interests in women’s health, dermatology, and travel medicine. She also speaks fluent Mandarin.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Women's Health
  • Dermatology
  • Travel Medicine

Jacqui Dix

Practice Nurse

Jacqui completed her General Nurse training in country Port Pirie in 1988. She has experience in a wide range of nursing fields with her early years being focused on Paediatric Nursing at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where she worked in many departments including Orthopaedics and Radiology and Accident and Emergency.

Jacqui has been working as a practice nurse for over 10 years and her interests include wound care, travel medicine and childhood immunisations. She loves meeting and caring for people of all ages and their extended families.

Jacqui is married with 2 children and loves camping and bushwalking with her family and friends.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Wound Care
  • Travel Medicine
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Aged Care
  • Health Assessments

Pauline Fairbairn

Practice Nurse

Pauline completed her training in Edinburgh in 2000. She has lots of experience looking after children having spent many years working in Paediatric Emergency as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Pauline has been working as a Practice Nurse for 7 years and loves all aspects of practice nursing but has a special interest in immunisation, travel health and wound care.

Pauline is married with 2 children. She loves to travel, ski and spend time with family and friends.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Immunisation
  • Travel Medicine
  • Wound Care

Alli Parker-McPhee

Practice Nurse (CDM)

Alli completed her nursing degree in Adelaide in 1995. She worked initially in the hospital setting in Intensive Care and Recovery nursing.  After travelling and having a family, she developed an interest in primary health care, working in Allergy, Immunology and Chronic Disease Management. Her main passion lies in holistic care to improve the quality of life for those patients with ongoing, chronic diseases. 

She enjoys the many different people and families she meets in General Practice.

Alli is married and has one child. Outside of work you’ll find her at yoga – she practices Bikram yoga as often as she can. She also enjoys walking her two dogs on the beach, spending time with family and friends, reading and music.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Diabetes
  • Wound Care
  • Indigenous Health