Jim comes from the Wellstead area, the farm he grew up on is still in the family. After many years of study and work in Perth,Overseas and in Manjimup he moved back to Albany with his young family in 1995. The kids have long since flown the coop leaving plenty of time for his new passions; farming, horticulture, gardening and bees. Interestingly he is pretty confident he will live to 100 if every sting he has endured confers an extra day of good health! He works as an GP Anaesthetist at the Albany Health Campus. His areas of special interest include Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Sports injuries and Aged care. His motto is Life is for Living!
Toby trained at the University of Western Australia and has post-graduate training in general practice, paediatrics, obstetrics, anaesthetics and rural medicine. He has practised in Albany since 2000 bringing up his family in Albany’s beautiful environment and community. With his family he enjoys being involved in community, musical, church and outdoor activities. Sadly, he is an enthusiastic supporter of the Freo Dockers.
Originally from Perth, Meryl graduated from Monash University Melbourne in 1980 and worked in anatomical pathology for some years before going into general practice in the upper Yarra Valley. She moved with her family to Albany and joined the Practice in July 2003. As a side interest, she performed autopsies for the local coroner until 2013. Now also a part-time writer and medical blogger.
Stephen qualified at Nottingham University Medical School England, then moved to New Zealand for 4 years, before moving to Australia in 1992. He has lived and worked in Perth, completing his General Practice training and working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He has lived in Albany since 2003 and has 2 boys. His medical interests include skin cancer and emergency medicine. Stephen is an avid Star Wars fan.
'Philip grew up on a farm near Merredin before moving to Perth to train at UWA. This was followed by stints at eight different WA hospitals including Sir Charles Gairdner, Albany Regional and King Edward Memorial hospital where he completed a Certificate of Women’s Health. Philip and his wife moved back to Albany at the start of 2017 to enjoy the beach and an outdoor lifestyle. When he is not working at the practice or emergency department, Philip spends time with his family, surfing and exploring the Great Southern.