Doctors

Independent Medical Practitioners

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Dr Kerry Vlahos

BMBS, FRACGP, Postgrad Dip Musc Med

Kerry joined Crafter Health as a practice principal in 2000. He has broad experience in all aspects of general practice with a particular interest in Musculo-skeletal medicine, skin cancer surgery, preventative medicine and aged care.

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Dr Johanna Kilmartin

BMBS, FRACGP, DFFP(RCOG), MClinEd

Johanna enjoys mentoring of medical students and registrars. She is the principal GP supervisor for medical students and registrar training. Johanna has special interests in clinical education, paediatrics, general medicine and palliative care. Johanna offers Implanon insertion and minor surgical procedures including skin lesion removal.

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Dr Sam Smart

MBBS, FRACGP

Sam joined Crafter Health in 2005 and is passionate about all aspects of general practice. Sam enjoys mentoring and training medical students and has special interests in skin lesion removal, paediatric, aged and palliative care.

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Dr Wendy Murchland

MBBS, DRANZCOG

Wendy enjoys a practice which spans the entire range of general practice, offering antenatal shared care, women’s health including Implanon insertion, preventative and palliative care.

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Dr Matt Del Fante

MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, Cert Skin Cancer Med & Surg, Cert Dermoscopy

Matt joined Crafter Health in 2016. He enjoys all aspects of family general practice, with a special interest in paediatrics and skin cancer medicine. He offers comprehensive skin checks and is experienced with a wide range of minor surgical procedures. Outside of medicine, Matt enjoys spending time with his young family, aviation and outdoor pursuits.

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Dr Geoff Stranks

MBBS, Dip Obs, RACOG, FRACGP, MACRRM, Cert Skin Cancer Surg

Geoff has worked at Crafter Health for 30 years as a practice principal. During that time he has also worked in the Department of General Practice at Flinders University, as a Senior Visiting Medical Officer in Accident and Emergency at Flinders Medical Centre and undertaken rural locums. He has a long term interest in medical education and remains interested in all aspects of general practice. Geoff holds a Certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery.

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Dr Vanessa Hughes

MBBS, FRACGP, DCH

Vanessa returned to Crafter Health in October 2016 after training here as a registrar and gaining her fellowship. She is interested in all aspects of general practice, especially women’s health, antenatal/postnatal care and preventative health checks. She is accredited for Implanon insertion and removal and currently holds a teaching position at the Medical School. Outside of work she enjoys cycling and travel.
Dr Hughes is currently not taking new patients.

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Dr Nicholas Tarca

BMedSci, BSci (Hons), MD, FRACGP

Nick has a keen interest in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, non-surgical arthritis management and paediatric/family healthcare. He offers sports injury management from child/adolescent through to the weekend warrior. His sporting interests include lacrosse, cricket and AFL. Outside of medicine he enjoys time with his young family and cooking.

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Dr Alison Edgecomb

MBBS, FRACGP

Alison joined Crafter Health in 2020. She enjoys all aspects of family general practice, with a special interest in paediatrics, adolescent, women’s health and preventative care. She has a particular interest in the care of families and infants and is an accredited practitioner in Neuroprotective Developmental Care (‘the Possums programs’). She is able to provide long consults for support with breastfeeding, sleep and settling. Alison is also accredited for antenatal shared care. Alison is also accredited for Implanon insertion and removal. Outside of medicine, Alison enjoys spending time with her family.

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Dr Rashmi Sinhal

MBBS, FRACGP

Rashmi was awarded her MBBS in 1999 and has gained extensive medical experience by working in various hospitals including Flinders Medical Centre and Ashford Hospital. She then went on to achieve fellowship in general practice. She is passionate about all aspects of family General Practice and has special interests in management of chronic diseases like asthma, heart disease, diabetes and osteoarthritis. She enjoys teaching medical students.

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Dr Sonia Ciccocioppo

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Ciccocioppo commenced at Crafter Health in January 2021. She is a General Practitioner with an interest in Women’s Health and Paediatrics.

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Dr Ellen Dunaiski

MBBS, FRACGP

Ellen is passionate about all aspects of family medicine with an interest in the management of chronic diseases, paediatrics, and women’s health. She is accredited for Implanon insertion and removal. She has completed the Sydney Child Health Program. Outside of medicine, Ellen enjoys spending time camping around Australia.

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Dr Chris Lee

MBBS, FRACGP

Chris graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2017 and worked at the Lyell McEwin Hospital before joining Crafter Health for twelve months as a GP Registrar in 2020. Once Chris completed his GP Training he returned to work at Crafter Health in 2022. He is interested in all areas of General Practice. Outside of Medicine, he enjoys watching movies and soccer.

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Dr Charles Du

MBBS

Charlie graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2017 and worked at the RAH and QEH before joining Crafter Health. He is interested in all areas of General Practice. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending times with friends and family.

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Dr Leah Spencer

MBBS, FRACGP, Cert Skin Cancer Med & Surg, Cert Dermoscopy, Cert Clinical Procedures

Leah studied medicine at the University of Tasmania, completing her studies in 2016. She then worked as an intern and resident at Flinders Medical Centre before commencing General Practice training, which she completed in 2021. During her career so far, Leah has developed a passion for the diagnosis and management of skin conditions. She completed further training in this area before deciding to focus her work on the treatment of skin cancers and has been working at a skin cancer clinic since the start of 2021. She is now completing a Masters degree in skin cancer with the University of QLD. She is also a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. She offers comprehensive skin checks and a broad range of minor surgical procedures. In her spare time Leah enjoys being outdoors hiking, gardening and spending time with her family.

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Dr Kara Johns

BSci (Hons), MD, PhD, DRANZCOG

Kara joins us as a GP Registrar in 2023 where she will be completing her General Practice Specialty training. Kara has a particular interest in women’s health but also enjoys paediatrics, skin care, geriatrics, and palliative care. She completed a Diploma in women’s health and works with women of all ages. Kara inserts/removes IUD and Implanon.

Staff

Practice Manager

Kate Mackenzie

Clinical Nurse Manager

Karen Afford

Office Manager

Sandra Squillace

Finance Officer

Gail Seers

Nurses

Amanda
Annie
Dani
Jo
Megan
Nadeesha

Receptionists

Amelia
Ann
Ellie
Julie
Sandy
Lisa
Oliver
Palma
Rory