OUR VISION IS TO ACHIEVE THE OPTIMUM HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY
To improve the health of the rural communities of Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Trentham, and surrounding districts through comprehensive and sustainable primary health care by:
· leading, engaging and collaborating with our community;
· providing timely access to primary health care services including general medical practice, acute care and after hours services;
· having a systematic approach to health promotion, disease prevention and chronic disease management;
· providing a multidisciplinary team approach;
· embracing education for the current and future needs of our communities.
Dr Gerard Ingham has been a General Practitioner in Daylesford for 20 years and is one of the Directors of Springs Medical Centre. Like most rural General Practitioners he has a broad range of skills and interests. His particular interests are in antenatal care, counselling and caring for patients with HIV.
Dr Ingham is a licensed methadone and buprenorphine prescriber.
Teaching forms a large part of Dr Ingham’s professional life. He teaches medical students and GP registrars within Springs Medical Centre as well as being a Medical Educator with Beyond Medical Education, the Regional Training Provider responsible for General Practice Training in our region.
Gender: MaleEducation: MBBS, DRACOG, FRACGP
Dr Jon Barrell was born and schooled in Ballarat, attended Monash University, did his residency in Dandenong (and London) and settled in Daylesford in 1986. He has MBBS, DRACOG, & FRACGP and as a founding principal of Springs Medical Centre, he works full time between our Daylesford and Trentham campuses, sharing the after hours roster.
He lives locally with his wife Maureen, enjoys teaching Medical Students and GP Registrars, and has been FRACGP Examiner, Vice Chairman of the Ballarat & District Division of General Practice, Project Manager for Victorian Rural Divisions Co-ordinating Unit, Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Captain and President of Hepburn Springs Golf Club and Birch Ward Councillor to Hepburn Shire Council.
He enjoys golf, gym, travel, sailing, cycling, camping, wine & food.