Our Practice

The Chinchilla Medical Practice moved to its present location within the Chinchilla Medical Centre opposite the water tower in May 1991, and expanded from 5 to 9 doctor’s rooms in November 2009. The Church previously on the site was retained in the modern architect-designed Medical Centre, which also includes Chinchilla Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Sullivan and Nicoladies blood collection rooms.

The Chinchilla Medical Practice complies with the requirements of the Royal College of General Practitioners Standards for General Practices 4th Edition. Current Accreditation status is displayed in the waiting/reception area.

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Our Doctors

Dr Ken Gilmour

Dr Ken Gilmour

MBBS, DA (UK), FRACGP, FACRRM

Born and bred just along the road in Miles, Ken is a local who spent many years in general practice in England, Rockhampton and St George before coming home. Ken joined Chinchilla Medical Practice in 1988.

When not practicing medicine Ken is a keen cyclist and water skier.

Dr Tom Clarke

Dr Tom Clarke

MBBS, D Obst ROCG, DCH, FRACGP, FACRRM, DACSCM, MM (Skin Cancer Medicine)
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Born and bred in Chinchilla, Tom has the experience of 5 years of full time of hospital teaching & 30+ years of General Practice to his credit, both in England and Australia, spending l0 years in Rockhampton prior to coming home to Chinchilla.

Dr Clarke has developed a great interest in Skin Cancer Medicine. This led him to undertake a prolonged specialised education programme in the field and his attainment of a Post Graduate Diploma in Skin Cancer Surgery from the Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine and a Masters in Medicine in Skin Cancer (University of Queensland).

As well as interests in rural medicine, Tom has Post Graduate Diploma qualifications in Obstetrics and Paediatrics. When not practicing Medicine, Tom is a hopeful race horse owner and successful olive grower, with an orchard of around 700 olive trees on his property here in Chinchilla.

Dr Elizabeth Prictor ( Currently On Leave )

Dr Elizabeth Prictor ( Currently On Leave )

MBBS, FACRRM

Originally from Brisbane, Elizabeth studied Medicine at University of Queensland, and worked in several Hospitals within Queensland (Princess Alexandra, Redlands, Mount Isa, and most recently, Toowoomba) and New Zealand. She enjoys working with patients in the full spectrum of specialties, from Obstetrics, Emergency, General Medicine, ICU, and Palliative Care.

Elizabeth really enjoys seeing patients get better, and making a difference for good.

She has grown to love friendly small communities and persistent dry heat since living in Mount Isa, and looks forward to making Chinchilla home.

Dr Uditha Wijayatunga

Dr Uditha Wijayatunga

MBBS

VJ was born in Sri Lanka. He migrated to Australia in 2008.
VJ has worked in several hospitals in Queensland.
He consults in all areas of General Practice with a special interest in all Chronic Disease care especially Diabetes and Mental Health. Outside of medicine VJ enjoys spending time on the coast with his wife and children.

Dr Pujitha De Silva

Dr Pujitha De Silva

MBBS

Dr Pujitha has been working in General practice in Australia since 2012, having worked in South Australia and Queensland.

After graduating in Sri Lanka his first appointment was as an anaesthetist to the war torn east of Sri Lanka at that time, later working for many years in neurology

His special interests include neurology, dermatology and mental health.

During Dr Pujitha’s free time he likes to keep active by going to the gym and walking.  He also enjoys watching movies, as well as painting and making sculptures as a hobby.

Dr Evan Jay

Dr Evan Jay

MBBS

Dr Jay was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Australia when he was young. He studied at the University of Wollongong and has worked at Westmead Hospital (NSW) since 2015.

He’s main focus up till now has been Emergency Medicine. As part of his emergency department training Evan worked in specialities including Anaesthetics, Intensive Care, Major Trauma Management and Surgery and Paediatric Emergency.

Before this, he lived in a small country town in NSW, which is why he’s always been interested in rural medicine.

Dr Jay has spent many years managing complex medical patients. This experience has developed his passion for preventative health and chronic disease management.

He is excited about working in Chinchilla and being part of the community.

When he isn’t working, he likes to ride his motorbike, play sports, spend time doing something outdoorsy or hang with his dogs.

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Our Support Staff

Jo

Jo

Office Manager
Sharon

Sharon

Practice Nurse
Elize

Elize

Practice Nurse
Robyn

Robyn

Practice Nurse
Colleen

Colleen

Practice Nurse
Ainsley

Ainsley

Practice Nurse
Di

Di

Receptionist
Pearl

Pearl

Receptionist
Moriah

Moriah

Receptionist
Nicky

Nicky

Practice Manager

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Latest Clinic News:

Flu Vaccines:

This vaccine is recommended for:

  • Infants aged 6 months to under 5 years
  • Seniors- 65 years and older
  • Pregnant Women
  • People aged 6 months and over with a chronic illness

We would like to introduce a couple of new service the practice is providing to the community. We have Diabetes educator Lyn Wilkie whom will be visiting the practice throughout the month. For more information please see your doctor.

Steve Oreo of Rural Ultrasound, visits the Practice every Monday. Appointments can be made by ringing our friendly receptionists.

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Full time General Practitioner.

Working within a team of two principal doctors and five registrars you will be conducting the following duties –

  • Health Assessments
  • GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements
  • Employment related medicals
  • Procedures and Minor Operations
  • Aged Care Facility visits
  • Weekend Clinics

Please direct any enquiry to the Office Manager Jo.

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When was your last skin check?

Dr Tom Clarke will be practicing full time at the Practice as from the 30th March. He has a special interest in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr Clarke has undergone an extensive education programme over many years and has obtained a Diploma from the Skin Cancer College Australasia and a Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) University of Queensland.

Early intervention is crucial in achieving high cure rates with best cosmetic results in all types of skin cancer. Dr Clarke is available to provide diagnosis of specific skin lesions and/or perform full skin examinations to detect important skin changes.

If you require a full skin check, please advise when booking an appointment.

Dr Clarke will advise on the appropriate interval for follow up skin checks depending on your individual risk factors.

Dr Tom Clarke

Dr Tom Clarke