Our Doctors

  • Dr Eric Baker: MBBS, B Sc (Hons), BA, FACRRM.

    Dr Baker joined the practice in 1987 following Dr Harold Royle's retirement. Dr Baker has special interests in aviation medicine as well as in all aspects of general medicine. 

  • Dr Rod Martin : MBBS (Qld), FACRRM (Anaes) Obstet, DRANZCOG (Adv)
  • Dr Martin arrived in Armidale with his family in 2010, after moving from Theodore in remote Queensland. Dr Martin's interests include Obstetrics, Palliative Care, skin surgery, anaesthetics, all areas of general medicine and teaching medical students. 

  • Dr David Thew: MBBS, FRACGP. 

    Dr Thew has recently moved with his family from Sydney, and brings with him 16 years of General Practice experience. Dr Thew's interests include musculo-skeletal and sports injuries as well as all areas of general medicine. 

  • Dr Kate Chapman:  FACRRM, DRANZCOG  (Adv)      

  • Dr Chapman joined the practice as a registrar and has now completed her  training.  She is also DRANZCOG trained and therefore is looking forward to delivering many new babies to the Armidale Area.

  • Dr Jon Markey:  FRACGP         

  • Dr Markey brings extensive experience working in rural medicine in Rural South Australia, NT and overseas.  He enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially men's health, paediatrics, sports medicine, travel medicine and is an accredited provider of Yellow Fever and Q Fever vaccinations.

  • Dr Suha Tazami:  FRACGP    

  • Dr Tazami previously under took part of her GP training her at RSMP, she has now completed her training and has joined us part-time.

  • Dr Susan Paul:          

  • Dr Paul is here to support our medical students.  Her clinic is a "teaching" clinic, she therefore does not take a regular patient load.

  • Dr Ben Abbot:  MBBS, RACRRM, DRANZCOG (Adv) FRACGP          

  • Dr Abbot returns to our practice on a 3 monthly basis from Adelaide where he has extensive experience as a rural GP.  Special interests include surgical procedures, obstetrics and emergency medicine. 

  • Dr Luke Bookallil: MBBS (Syd), MPs Med (UNSW), Dip. Skin Cancer Med/Surg, (SCCA), DCH, DRANZCOP, FARGP, FRACGP.

    Dr Bookallil joined us when we moved into the new practice in 1999, having worked at the Coffs Harbour Skin Clinic prior to this. His interests include sports medicine, skin cancer, circumcisions, tongue tie and all aspects of general medicine.

Our Dedicated Staff

Practice Manager: Jacquie
Assistant Practice Manager: Kylee

Senior Registered Nurse: Jane
Registered Nurses: Michelle


Cashier:  Irene 

Debbie, Jo, Kay, Leigh, Chelsea