Practice Team

The team of doctors at Fitzroy Medical Clinic are always on hand to give help, advice and practical assistance wherever possible.

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Doctors

Dr David Bowler

BHB MB ChB (Auck)

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Experience:

David has a wealth of knowledge, with over 30 years of experience within general practice.

Special Interests:

  • Family Medicine
  • Skin Cancer Medicine
  • WorkCover
  • Golf

Dr David Bowler also consults at Hindmarsh Bowden Health.

Dr David Bowler is an independent tenant practitioner at Hindmarsh Bowden Health Group not an employee.

Dr Bryan Buttery

MBBS (Adel) FRACGP

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Experience:

Bryan grew up in Malaysia and England before settling in Adelaide as a child. He grew up and schooled in the Western suburbs and he attended Adelaide University where he studied Medicine, graduating in 1990. He became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1995.

He spent his early medical years in Sydney and country NSW before returning to South Australia where he worked in Emergency Departments for 5 years and locuming for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Port Augusta base) for 2 years. While working for the RFDS, he met his wife with whom he has 2 children.

He has travelled extensively to all the continents. He worked briefly in Ireland before deciding the grass was not greener and returned to Adelaide.

Bryan is a doctor with a broad interest in the complete range of general practice presentations including men’s health and complex chronic disease management. He is passionately involved in training the next generation of GP’s. He has been the Primary GP supervisor for Registrars since 2002. He finds this aspect of his work both challenging and stimulating as the young doctors bring new ideas and questions constantly.

When not practicing medicine, He coaches and competes in the sport of Dragon Boat Racing. He has represented Australia and raced in China, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Hungary, USA, Canada and around Australia.

Special Interests:

  • Broad Range of General Practice Presentations
  • Complex Chronic Disease Management
  • Men’s Health

Dr Bryan Buttery also consults at Hindmarsh Bowden Health.

Dr Bryan Buttery is an independent tenant practitioner at Hindmarsh Bowden Health Group not an employee.

Dr Michael Hurn

MBBS (Adel) FRACGP

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Experience:

Michael has a wealth of knowledge, with over 20 years of experience within general practice.

Special Interests:

  • General Practice

Dr Michael Hurn also consults at Hindmarsh Bowden Health.

Dr Michael Hurn is an independent tenant practitioner at Hindmarsh Bowden Health Group not an employee.

Dr Godfrey Sibanda

MB ChB (Zimbabwe) FRACGP DCH MMed

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Experience:

Godfrey has been a GP since 1991. In his early years he worked in Zimbabwe where he gained valuable clinical experience. Later on, Godfrey worked as a GP obstetrician until 2011 and is also accredited to work within SA Emergency Departments. Godfrey has a special interest in skin cancers, and has obtained a Masters Degree in skin cancer medicine from the University of Queensland. This has provided him with the knowledge to diagnose and treat skin cancers using a range of medical and surgical techniques. Furthermore, he has been an accredited GP Registrar Supervisor since 2008.

Special Interests:

  • General Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Skin Cancer Medicine

Dr Godfrey Sibanda also consults at Hindmarsh Bowden Health.

Dr Godfrey Sibanda is an independent tenant practitioner at Hindmarsh Bowden Health Group not an employee.

Dr Habiba Jahan

MBBS FRACGP

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Experience:

Dr Habiba Jahan is working as a general practitioner since 2018. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General practitioners (RACGP) and completed her GP training in South Australia. She enjoys working as a GP because it offers diversity and continuity of care. She has worked at a range of health care services including Royal Darwin Hospital, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Modbury Hospital, and Aboriginal Health Centres. She is an accredited antenatal shared care provider and expert in Implanon and Mirena insertion/removal. During her GP training, she had explored all aspects of general practice and was selected in the “Academic Registrar” program to pursue her research interest. She worked at the Department of General practice at the University of Adelaide and contributed to studies exploring the relationship between depression and coronary heart disease.
She holds a Diploma in Child Health (Sydney Child Health Program) and a Certificate course in Emergency medicine (Australasian College of Emergency Medicine). Currently, she is undertaking a master’s in public health at Flinders University.
She consults in Bengali as well.

Special Interests:

  • Women’s health: Contraception including Implanon, IUD; Antenatal care; Menopause etc.
  • Mental health
  • Preventative and nutritional medicine
  • Addiction medicine
  • Chronic disease

Hobbies:

Outside of work Dr Habiba enjoys spending time with family and travelling.

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Dr Habiba Jahan also consults at Hindmarsh Bowden Health.

Dr Habiba Jahan is an independent tenant practitioner at Hindmarsh Bowden Health Group not an employee.

Dr Veenu Mohindra

MBBS FRACGP

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Experience:

Dr Veenu Mohindra has joined Fitzroy Medical Clinic after 22 years of top-quality General Practice Services to Ladywood Clinic in Modbury Heights.

Veenu is proficient in all areas of Family Medicine with her main area of interest being Women’s Health across all ages starting from Menarche to Menopause and everything in between.

She is Accredited to provide Shared Antenatal Care and has worked as a Visiting Medical Consultant in the Family Advisory Unit at Noarlunga Hospital, and the Pregnancy Advisory Centre, Woodville for the last 20 years, providing Women’s Health Services, Contraceptive advice and procedures including IUCD insertions (both Hormonal and Non-Hormonal) and Implanon insertion and removals.

Special Interests:

  • Management of Chronic Conditions
  • Menopause Management
  • Mental Health
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Paediatrics
  • Preventative Medicine
Dr Veenu Mohindra is an independent tenant practitioner at Hindmarsh Bowden Health Group not an employee.

Dr Farhana Akhter

MBBS FRACGP

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Experience:

Dr Farhana Akhter has been working as a General Practitioner since 2017. Gaining experience from working at a number of different locations such as; The Royal Darwin Hospital, rural South Australia and Pangula Aboriginal Health Service, Dr Akhter enjoys providing a personal and holistic approach to patient care.

Special Interests:

  • Preventative Medicine
  • Diabetes Care
  • Young Adult Medicine

Hobbies:

Outside of work, Dr Akhter enjoys spending her time in the garden and also reading a great book.

Dr Farhana Akhter is an independent tenant practitioner at Hindmarsh Bowden Health Group not an employee.

Dr Jessica James

MD (Flinders) FRACGP

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Experience:

Dr James has been working as a General Practitioner since 2018. She is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and completed her training in South Australia. Dr James enjoys providing holistic care for families, from newborn infants to the elderly. She is accredited for implanon insertion and removal and holds a certificate in Emergency Medicine (Australian College of Emergency Medicine). She is also a member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association.

Special Interests:

  • Women’s Health
  • Peadiatrics
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health

Hobbies:

Outside of work Dr James is an active member of her local Surf Life Savers and volunteers for beach patrol and competes in surf events. She enjoys spending time with her family and two Boarder Collies.

Dr Jessica James is an independent tenant practitioner at Hindmarsh Bowden Health Group not an employee.

Dr Louise Fischer

GP Registrar

Dr Louise Fischer is an independent tenant practitioner at Hindmarsh Bowden Health Group not an employee.

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Practice Nurses

Nicole Howell

Senior Practice Nurse

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Nicole graduated from Flinders University in 2017 and has been working as a General Practice Nurse since. Nicole has continued her professional development through a number of institutions including the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and the Primary Health Network.

Nicole grew up on a farm near Port Lincoln where she completed her schooling before moving to Adelaide to pursue nursing. She is engaged and has two young children.

Special Interests:

  • Paediatrics
  • Women’s Health
  • Childhood and Adult Immunisations
  • Wound Care

Alice Baira

Practice Nurse

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Alice graduated from nursing at Flinders University in 2020. Alice has been a part of our practice team as a receptionist since 2015. Alice has continued her professional development through the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and has completed her Diploma of Community services.

Special Interests:

  • Adult Immunisations
  • Wound Care
  • Procedure Assistance

Lisa Haag

Practice Nurse

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Lisa graduated as an Enrolled Nurse at TAFE SA in 2021. Lisa is currently studying to become a Registered Nurse at the University of South Australia. Lisa is a busy mum of three. She and her family live a very active lifestyle and enjoy dirt bike riding and taking their speed boat out on the river. Lisa is also a member of her local soccer club committee.

Special Interests:

  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s Health
  • Procedure Assistance