Our Team

General Practitioners

Dr Kerrie Taylor


Dr. Taylor commenced consulting at Rivergum Village Medical Centre on Monday February 4th 2019. Dr. Taylor is a well respected General Practitioner who has worked in the area for over 20 years. She brings with her extensive knowledge and experience in family medicine.

Her special interests include Antenatal Shared Care, with affiliations at the Mercy & Northern Hospitals, Women’s Health, Child and Maternal Health, Childhood immunisations, Diabetic Health and minor procedures

Dr Diana Baylis


Dr Diana Baylisis a well respected and experienced ​vocationally registered General practitioner, working in the area for over 20 years.

Dr Diana Baylis graduated from Melbourne University and completed her general practice training over 5 years, as well as completing a Diploma of Obstetrics in 1990.​

Dr Diana Baylis has continued her interest in obstetrics, maternal and child health and is accredited in shared care.​

Dr Diana Baylis works in continued participation with educational activities via the Royal College of General Practitioners.​

Special Interests: Shared Care, Child health​, Women’s health, Travel Medicine​

Dr Paulina Alhucema – Paediatician

MBBS


Dr Paulina Alhucema completed her paediatric training through the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, recently completing allergy training. ​

​Paulina has practiced in metropolitan and rural settings working in Warrnambool and Ballarat and is currently working at Austin Health, DPV Health and Private Clinics.​

Paulina also volunteers as an instructor in Advanced Paediatric Life Support throughout Australia.

​Paulina loves spending time with her husband and 2 young children and enjoys swimming, snorkelling, dancing, and movies.

Clinical Specialties:​ Allergies, Hayfever​, Eczema. Eating disorders and Haematology

For an appointment with Paulina please call reception.

A current referral is required to receive a medicare rebate.

Dr Susan Zachariah

MBBS FRACGP


Dr Susan has been working as a a GP, both in private clinics and rural hospitals in various parts of South Australia and Melbourne.

Prior to that, she has worked in Emergency medicine in Victorian hospitals including Monash Medical Center, Dandenong and Frankston Hospital.

She has a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Susan’s areas of interest include Mental Health, Children’s health and minor surgery.

She works at the practice on Thursdays and Fridays

Dr Marita Long

MBBS (honours), B.Med Sci., FRACGP, DCH , Cert S and RH


Dr. Marita Long graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2007 with first class honours. Prior to this she worked as a registered nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and then went on to work as a Maternal and Child Health nurse in Tasmania. After graduating from Medicine Marita worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital for 3 years with her final year being based in paediatric medicine and surgery before deciding to become a GP.

She became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2013 and has a Diploma of Child Health and a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Marita has worked in a diverse range of general practice settings in Tasmania including Family Planning Tasmania and Pulse Youth Health Service. She has a strong interest in women’s health and broader sexual and reproductive health matters. She is also qualified to insert implanons and IUDs.

Marita is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society, the Australian Menopause Society and the Australian Society of Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology which keep her up to date with the current best evidence based approach to Womens Health.

Marita also enjoys working in the area of children’s health and also a strong commitment to providing a high level of primary health care across all the ages and stages of life.

Marita worked as a medical educator for General Practice Training Tasmania , Eastern Victorian General Practice Training and as a clinical GP educator for Dementia Training Australia.

Over the last few years Marita has been a regular guest on ABC radio Hobart on Monday evenings providing medical information to listeners covering a range of topics primarily associated with women’s health. Here are some links to Marita talking on radio:

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/vulva/8850264
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/dementia-signs/9032282
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/pap-smears/8871370
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/sti/8989918
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/fertility-and-birth/10145014
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/evenings/physical-mental-health-symptoms/10379536
https://omny.fm/shows/nights-with-steve-price/health-of-the-nation-with-the-racgp-16?in_playlist=nights-with-steve-price!racgp-health-of-the-nation
https://omny.fm/shows/nights-with-steve-price/health-of-the-nation-with-the-racgp-9?in_playlist=nights-with-steve-price!racgp-health-of-the-nation
https://www.3aw.com.au/podcast/health-of-the-nation-with-the-racgp-14/

Support Staff

The members of our support team are seldom seen but always busy. It is they who manage the logistics and day-to-day operations of a general practice this size.

Kirstin Lyons CEO

BSc, MBA, GAICD


klyons@lifelonghealthcare.com.au

Felicity Emery

Clinical Care Manager RN, CHN


femery@lifelonghealthcare.com.au

Lisa Duffus

Operations Manager


lduffus@lifelonghealthcare.com.au

Louise Brooks

Group HR Manager


lbrooks@lifelonghealthcare.com.au

Louise Karen Borg

Group Finance Manager


Carly Norton

Management Support Administrator


Kristy Varley

Practice Leader


kvarley@rivergummedical.com.au

Nursing Team

Possessing formidable medical knowledge and experience, our team of RNs are a central part of our medical practice.

Mimu Ghosh

RN 1


Rachael Lever

RN 1


Reception Staff

Our front office staff are the heart of our practice.

Receptionists – Michelle F, Michelle T, Jo, Joelene, Tania & Donna

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