Welcome new Intern Izak

We welcome Dr Izak Mentz to the AMC team for the next 10 week period.

Growing up in the Yorke Peninsula, Izak has a love of football, fishing, camping and the country lifestyle in general. Some of his medical interests include minor procedures and emergency medicine. Outside of work you can find Izak at the local gym, the Nuriootpa park run or one of the wineries on a weekend!


Welcome new Intern Sai

We welcome Dr Sai Chandramohan to the AMC team for the next 10 week period.

Sai is thrilled to work as an intern doctor at Angaston Medical Centre in the beautiful Barossa. The breadth and depth of rural medical practice is truly fascinating. Her clinical interests is in internal medicine, paediatrics, ENT and minor skin procedures tie up well with the variety of presentations that she see’s daily in clinic and on-call at Angaston District Hospital. Outside of medicine, Sai enjoys reading, music, going on walks and of course, she is a fan of cricket too!


New Fee Policy

As a clinic we have made the difficult decision to change our billing policy as of the 1st of July 2023.
The change will mean all patients will be charged a gap fee for each appointment. Concession, Seniors and Health Care card holders will be charged a discounted gap fee of approximately $25. We will continue to bulk bill chronic disease care plans and script only/swift clinic/flu clinic appointments.

There are a number of reasons for this change of policy.
When we bulk bill, the doctor and practice accept the Medicare rebate as payment for our services. As you may be aware, for many years Medicare rebates have not kept up with the cost of running a general practice (CPI for health is 5.1% and Medicare rebates increased by just 1.6% from July 2022). The general practice crisis is a major topic which has been extensively covered by the media.

These gap fees will allow us to continue to provide the best healthcare service possible and help to cover the rising cost of practice rooms, doctors, administration staff, nurses, medical consumables and equipment.
Over the past several years there have been increasing demands and pressure on our current doctors, with local GP shortages exacerbating this. GP shortages have occurred, in part, due to the decrease in doctors entering the GP specialist training program. We want to provide a sustainable service to our patients which means attracting more doctors to work with us. This is more likely to happen if the GPs are able to deliver services in a sustainable and financially viable model.

We are hoping the new Federal Government proposal that focusses on changes to bulk billing incentives for eligible patients will pass in November 2023. Should this occur, we will be reviewing our billing policy.

We encourage you to speak with our General Manager if you have any concerns about these updates. Any genuine hardship cases will be directed to our Operations Manager.
This difficult decision has not been made lightly by the Angaston Medical Centre board and management team. Apart from one other practice, we are the last general practice in the Barossa, Gawler and Light region to cease bulk billing. Therefore, we appreciate your support and understanding.
We look forward to continuing to provide you with exceptional, high quality medical care.

Welcome Back Caitlin Skinner

Welcome our newest Intern Caitlin Skinner to AMC. You may remember Caitlin as a medical student who was here just over 2 years ago, and we are very excited to have her back for the next 10 weeks for her internship.

“I am excited to return to the practice as an Intern for the coming rotation having been a student at AMC through the Flinders University MDRS Program in 2021. My clinical interests include paediatrics, acute medicine and emergency care, as well as holistic chronic condition management. Outside of work I enjoy sewing, going on hikes and trying new restaurants with my partner Matt!”


Welcome Rohan Wheaton

Our newest Intern Rohan joins us for the next 10 weeks. Rohan is interested in many areas of medicine especially emergency care, mental health and chronic diseases such as diabetes. In his spare time, Rohan enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping and wind surfing. Welcome Rohan.

Rohan Wheaton
Rohan Wheaton

Welcome 2023 Students

Angaston Medical Centre is proud to host medical students in their second to last year of university medical training from Flinders University and The University of Adelaide.

This innovative and internationally recognised program is designed around a full year of clinical placement with an integrated curriculum.

We Welcome Shaun and Rhys for 2023.

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New Intern Jesse Richter

We would like to welcome Dr Jesse Richter to our practice as our new intern for the coming 10 weeks.

While Jesse is interested in many aspects of medicine, he has a budding interest in sports medicine, having personally sustained many injuries (mostly from soccer). Jesse is also interested in dermatology, particularly regarding the removal of skin lesions.

In his spare time, Jesse enjoys playing piano, going to the gym and when injury-free, playing soccer.

Congratulations to our 2021 Med Student Sunny!

Dr Katrina Morgan attended University of Adelaide’s Medical School Declaration Ceremony in her role as Head of Education at the Adelaide Rural Clinical School.
This is where the Year 6 Medical students celebrate finishing their degree with family and friends and make the Geneva Declaration

Dr Morgan caught up with our 2021 medical student, Sunny Mathur, who has now graduated with his medical degree.
Congratulations Sunny!

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New Intern Amy Watson

We would like to welcome Dr Amy Watson to our practice as our new intern. Amy brings with her experience in Musculoskeletal health, having been a physiotherapist prior to becoming a doctor and has recent experience in women’s health.
She has an interest in paediatrics and women’s health and is looking forward to her time here. In her spare time, Amy enjoys cooking, exercise and hiking.

Amy Watson