Dr Ian Taylor
MBBS, FACRRM, DRANZCOG Dr Ian Taylor graduated in medicine from UWA in 1980, and after post graduate training at Fremantle Hospital, moved with his wife Diane and their small children to Geraldton to join the GMG in 1984 “for a few years”. Thirty years later, they are still here except the kids have grown up and most of them now live in Perth! In their 30 + years in Geraldton, Ian and Di have seen enormous growth to the town and the Geraldton Medical Group, and are proud to call themselves country folks, and in particular, Geraldtonians! Dr Taylor is a Fellow of the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine and holds a Diploma from the Royal Australian and NZ College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In June 2019, Ian delivered his last baby and has now officially retired from Obstetrics. His special interests in medicine include anaesthetics, aged care and palliative care. Over the years, Ian has been actively involved in the Geraldton Community, and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough for over twenty years and a past president. Ian is Chairman of the Midwest GP Network and the Geraldton Hospital Medical Advisory Committee. He has spent some time as an actor and director at Theatre 8, and is a very keen photographer. Grandparenthood has added a new dimension to Ian and Di’s lives, necessitating frequent trips to Perth! They are passionate Fremantle Dockers members, very obvious from the purple décor and paraphernalia in Ian’s office! He is still hanging out for that elusive premiership…! GO DOCKERS!
Dr Philippa Gray
MBBS, Dip. Child Health, DRANZCOG Dr Philippa Gray grew up on a farm in the Perth Hills, and went on to study medicine at the University of Western Australia. She completed her internship at Fremantle Hospital and then gained a range of experience whilst working in Perth, Albany and Broome, including completing diplomas in child health and obstetrics. Pip moved to Geraldton in 2017 at the start of her GP training, and has happily settled into life here. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice, with a particular interest in women’s health, Obstetrics and chronic disease management. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, horse riding, playing hockey, and the outdoors.
Dr Katie Milne (Registrar)
MBBS, Adv. DRANZCOG Dr Katie Milne graduated from Monash University in 2010. Prior to joining the Panaceum, Katie was based in Melbourne training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Her Obstetric skill-set includes Caesarian Sections. She undertook her internship and residency in rural Victoria. Katie spent a lot of time growing up on the family farm in the Grampians. She is interested in all aspects of rural General Practice. In her spare time Katie enjoys the Geraldton lifestyle, including the beaches and lack of traffic. She also loves taking her dog, Babette the Boston, for long walks.
Dr Samira Potturi (Registrar)
MBBS Dr Samira Potturi is a GP Registrar with a focus on rural health. She strongly believes in the philosophy of patient centered care, and is passionate about the well-being of her patients. After initially graduating in India, Samira has worked as a Doctor in Australia for the past 10 years. During this time she has worked in Adelaide, New South Wales and Western Australia. Her time spent in Kalgoorlie during a rotation, kindled her love for rural medicine. She has a special interest in Women’s Health including contraception, antenatal and postnatal care. She also enjoys child health, chronic disease care, Dermatology and Mental Health.
Dr Richard Taylor
MBBS, BSc(OT), DRANZCOG Dr Richard Taylor is a procedural GP with Anaesthetics and Obstetrics qualifications. He moved back to Geraldton with his family in 2014 to join the practice and to complete his fellowship in General Practice. Richard works full time from Panaceum Medical and provides services at the local hospitals to deliver babies and provide anaesthetic work to our local and visiting specialists and surgeons. Richard is available for appointments at Panaceum Seacrest every Wednesday morning.
Dr Emi Fitzgerald (Registrar)
MBBS Dr Emi Fitzgerald has recently moved to Geraldton after spending several years working in the Kimberley including fly out clinic work to remote Aboriginal Communities. She has a love for all aspects of General Practice with an interest in Paediatrics, Women’s Health and Sexual Health. After graduating in 2015, Emi has spent the last 5 years working between Sir Charles Gairdner, Fiona Stanley and the ‘Outback’ largely within Emergency Medicine, General Medicine and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare settings. She has undertaken additional training in Paediatrics, completing the University of Sydney’s Child Health Program. She is from Bridgetown originally, where she has fostered a love for Rural and Remote Medicine and appreciation for the sense of community that goes hand in hand with living in the country. When she is not working, she is usually busy enjoying the beach, camping or painting and is excited to join the Geraldton community. Emi’s books are open to new and existing patients of the Panaceum Group.
Dr James Hayward (Registrar)
MBChB, BSc (Hons) Dr James Hayward graduated from the University of Bristol (UK) in 2013. After completing a 2 year internship in the South of England, he moved to Perth in 2015 to take up a 6-month contract in the newly built Fiona Stanley Hospital and hasn’t been able to leave the stunning Australian West Coast since! He has worked as an Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Registrar before taking further rotations in Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Perth Children’s Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital. He then moved to Derby to start his Rural GP training with a focus on Aboriginal Health, before arriving in Geraldton in July 2020 to complete his GP Fellowship training. Areas of medical interest include Chronic Disease, Acute Medicine and Paediatrics. Outside of work he enjoys running, fishing and kitesurfing. James’ books are open to new and existing patients of the Panaceum Group.