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 Nigel Pain: MBBS (Syd), DCH, DTM&H, DRANZCOG, FACRRM.

    Dr Pain joined the practice in 1989 after a moving from a practice in Moree. Dr Pain’s special interests include antenatal care, paedeatrics and travel medicine as well as vaccinations for Q Fever and Yellow fever.

  • Dr Rod Martin : MBBS (Qld), FACRRM (Anaes) Obstet, DRANZCOG

    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 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.

  • Dr Joseph Turner: MBBS,  BMedSc(Hons), PhD, DRANZCOG (Adv), FRACGP, FARGP, FACRRM

    Dr Turner has returned to Armidale from Urunga. His interests include Natural Family Planning, fertility/infertility, pregnancy care, skin cancer medicine, and all aspects of general medicine. 

  • Dr Kate Chapman: MBBS

    Dr Chapman has joined the practice as a registrar. She is also DRANZCOG trained and therefore looking forward to delivering many new babies to the Armidale area.

  • Dr Dipanwita Bhowmik: MBBS

    Dr Dipa is also a registrar, who joined us in August 2016. Soon after she went on maternity leave but she is now back with us and currently working on a part-time basis

Our Dedicated Staff

Practice Manager: Jacquie
Assistant Practice Manager: Kylee
Senior Registered Nurse: Jane
Registered Nurses: Michelle


Cashier:  Irene 

Debbie, Kerri, Nicole, Jo, Kay, Toni, Lauren