John graduated in 1983 as a Registered Nurse and worked in Sydney until 1988. After meeting the American girl of his dreams in 1986, who happened to be in Australia on a USA work visa, they were married in 1988. He and his new wife then moved to the US where he worked as a Registered Nurse in Denver until he returned to university. After becoming Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2002, John worked as a generalist Ob/Gyn until 2009 when he, his wife Roxanne and their four children decided to move back to Australia. In 2010, John opened his own solo practice with Roxanne as his nurse. John loves what he does and it shows in the relationships he builds with his patients.
Penelope graduated from medicine in Liverpool, England in 2000 and came to Australia for a holiday in 2003. She met her husband on that visit and never returned permanently to the UK, practising in Queensland and NSW ever since. She took time out from her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology to have two children, and completed her Australian Fellowship in 2015. Currently she is an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at Manning Hospital, an educator with the University of Newcastle training our new doctors, and is completing a Diploma in Ultrasound. She loves her profession and feels privileged to be able to help women in this role.
Sarah has been practising Nursing and Midwifery for 13 years in various settings in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Katherine and Ngukurr in the Northern Territory, and a working holiday in the UK. She is committed to advocating for patients and their families, providing them with patient-focused care. During her free time, she is chasing after her two active sons, exercising the dogs, working in the garden and a few craft activities for fun.
Roxanne graduated as a Registered Nurse in the USA and has worked extensively both in the USA and Australia. She recently graduated with her MBA from the Australian Institute of Business. She is the happy mother of four grown children; three of which are still at home and one who is studying in Adelaide. Roxanne loves newborn snuggles but is just as eager to hold a patients hand when they are hurting. Roxanne’s passion is serving others and she is always on the lookout for a new adventure. When not at work, Roxanne loves spending time with her family (including her new grandson), reading, gardening, and crafts of all sorts.
Dee joined our practice in May 2014. Dee brings to the practice experience in office administration, practice management, enrolled nursing and pathology. When not at work Dee enjoys cooking, candle making, soap making and gardening. She is passionate about farm life and having a Palaeolithic lifestyle, which she says is a work in progress! Dee and her husband also enjoy volunteering their time and expertise in the Pacific Islands and most recently in the Solomon Islands.
Jessica completed Year 12 in 2012 and worked full-time as our only receptionist until February 2014. She has since moved to Adelaide to complete a medical degree. Jess returns on a casual/part-time basis for relief work. She is passionate about people, healthy living, and medicine. Although fulltime study makes spare time a rare luxury, Jess enjoys basketball, reading, and rock climbing.