Plantagenet Medical has been providing medical services to the community in Mount Barker and outlying areas for over 35 years. We have a dedicated team of general practitioners, nurses and management staff who are committed to the health and well-being of their clients.
Our doctors also provide emergency services and inpatient care to Plantagenet District Hospital on a rostered basis. We have practitioners with wide ranging interests including chronic disease management, skin cancer, women's and children's health, preventative health and palliative care.
Dr David Tadj
David has trained in Obstetrics (including caesarean sections) and has a special interest in this area. His other areas of interest include preventative medicine, mental health, chronic fatigue and skin cancer surgery. David is married and has a son. In his spare time David enjoys fishing, reading and cooking. He speaks fluent German.
Dr James Turner
James enjoys the variety of medicine. Special interests include skin cancer medicine and dermatology, children's health, aboriginal health and chronic disease management. Outside of practicing medicine, James enjoys gardening and creating music.
Dr Victor Seah
Born and raised in Perth to migrant parents, it was time spent in rural areas as a child that attracted me to the country. Whilst preparing for life as a rural general practitioner, Mount Barker found me! Other than medicine, my other passions are family, friends, food and wine...and my beloved Dockers.
Dr Ligia Galvez
Ligia has been in practicing Medicine in the Mount Barker community for over 10 years. She has an interest in Womens and childrens Health, and more recently Medical Acupuncture. In her free time Dr Galvez is with her family, exercising or coaching junior Swimming at the local pool.
Dr Elaine Sabin
Elaine is a Medical Graduate of a University in Germany, and has gained her GP Fellowship in Australia. She has spent 5 years in the north of WA, with the Royal Flying Doctors, and has skills in surgery. Dr Sabin has worked in Mt Barker since January 2014
Dr Laura Carija
Laura recently joined Plantagenet Medical after selling her practice in Midland. She is an experienced GP with a keen interest in skin and medical education. Laura currently is available Mondays and Tuesdays in the practice
Dr Savitha Yelal
Savitha arrived Mount Barker in January 2017, along with her family. She is a candidate with the Rural Vocational Training Scheme. Dr Yelal has extensive medical experience and has an interest in Chronic Disease and outside of work, cooking.
Dr Caitlin Growden
Caitlin joined Plantagenet Medical in June 2019. Caitlin completed her GP training in 2018 in Albany and has as special interest in Women's health, Obstetrics and paediatrics.
In her spare time Caitlin enjoys playing hockey and working on her property.
Dr Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne moved to Mount Barker in January 2020 with her family. Suzanne is in her third year as a GP Registrar and has a special interest in Paediatrics.
Dr Alanna Gallatly
Alanna joined the Plantagenet Medical team in January 2020 as a GP Registrar. Alanna has experience in Emergency Medicine and has a special interest in Women's Health.
Our Practice Nursing Team
Catherine Lanigan RN
Jenny Clapin RN
Julie Hambley RN
Catherine Kirke RN RW
Lisa Busellato RN
Jane Beck EN
Our Reception Staff
Dr Carol Fitzpatrick
Carol has delivered care to the local community in Mount Barker for over 20 years. She has a wide range of interests and provides care for the Hostel and Nursing Home patients at the Plantagenet District Hospital.
Dr Amanda Villis
Amanda came to Mount Barker in 2012 for 6 months and fell in love with the community - now it is home. She loves helping people be healthy, and the art, science and challenge of being a GP. In her time away from the practice she loves music, art, books, movies, great coffee and delicious food.
Dr Arvind Yelal
Arvind is an experienced Doctor, in the final stages of his Rural GP Training. He has worked in Hospitals and GP Practices in WA. He has settled into Mount Barker, where he has renewed his interest in Hockey.
Linda Maitland- Physiotherapist
Linda joined Plantagenet Medical in January 2018. Linda provides hands on physiotherapy techniques including acupuncture and ultrasound. Out of the office Linda enjoys spending time outdoors with her pets and garden.
Christina Callow- Clinical Psychologist.
Christina joined Plantagenet Medical in January 2020. Christina is a very experienced clinical psychologist that can work with a wide range of clients and their problems. She is a down to earth and practical person that is passionate about assisting clients to resolve their issues and be the best they can be. Christina’s past times include:- exercising, dancing and spending time with her two Pomeranian dogs.
Jeni Anning- General Manager
Jeni has lived in the Great Southern region all of her life, and comes with a strong governance and finance background and thoroughly enjoys working as a part of a dynamic team. When not at work, Jeni spends time with her young family.