The Hills Medical Service is made up of 8 permanent doctors and 2 training positions. All the doctors are skilled in providing comprehensive general practice care. The doctors are:
Dr Johns has been a partner at Hills Medical Service for over 30 years. Prior to the Aldgate Surgery he spent a year working in hospitals in England. He is particluarly interested in alternative medicine and has a diploma in Hypnosis. Sports medicine is another area of intrest and he is a member of Australian Musculoskeletal Medicine. Since 1983 he has been a Senior Visiting GP and Obstetrician at Womens and Childrens Hospital and Queen Victoria Hospital.
Dr Allan has worked as a GP in Aldgate for 20 years. Prior to working at Aldgate he spent 7 years working in hospitals developing his skills in emergency medicine, general medicine, obstetrics and paediatrics. He no longer delivers babies but is accredited to provide antenatal care. He also received accreditation to provide mental health counselling in GP.
Dr. Sykes was born in England, moving to Australia aged 12. He graduated with M.B. B.S. from University of Adelaide in 1986, initially pursuing a surgical pathway before deciding on General Practice. He started at the Hills Medical service in 1996 and has lived in the hills for over 18 years. As well as consulting at the practice he currently does weekly surgical assisting and an afternoon session in the emergency department at St. Andrews Hospital. He is involved in teaching within the practice and is a regular examiner with the RACGP, as well as co-ordinating our intern program.
Dr Taylor is a vocationally registered GP who teaches medical students in the practice. Her interests are Family Health and Aged care. Dr Taylor specialises in women and children's health and has a certificate in family planning. She is a member of GP Obstetric shared care program and is specialised in shared obstetric care. Dr Taylor graduated in 1980 from the University of Adelaide. She spent 7 years training in Paediatrics (especially Neonatology) in Adelaide and Minesota, USA. She has worked in remote areas of N.T. to aid Aboriginal child health. Dr Taylor commenced general practice at Hills Medical Service in 1990.
Prof Stocks is Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide and holder of a Senior Principal Research PHCRED fellowship. Nigel’s’ interest include respiratory and cardiovascular disease, mental health problems in the community, preventive activities in general practice.
Dr Anna Billington is delighted to be returning to Hills Medical Centre, where she was once a registrar. Anna completed her medical degree at Flinders University in 2007, and has been in general practice since 2011. She enjoys caring for her patients wholistically, and has special interests in paediatrics, women's health and mental health. Dr Billington also has a special interest in medical education, has undertaken research and further study in Clinical Education and currently teaches medical students at Flinders University. She also examines for the Royal Australian College of GPs, is accredited for Shared Care and is trained in Mirena and IUD insertion
Dr Edgecomb graduated from, Flinders Medical School in 2012 and is now beginning a career in general practice. Her areas of interest are women’s health, paediatrics and preventative care in general practice. She is also involved in medical education and teaches medical students at Adelaide University.
Dr Beatriz Negrette Velasquez joins the team as a GP Registrar, she also enjoys all aspects of general practice with a special interests in general medicine, aged care and palliative care.
Dr Sarah Howells is a GP Registrar, originally from Melbourne. She enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a particular interest in child health. She is delighted to be returning to Hills Medical Service.
The practice staff members are, Bronwyn, Mandy, Issy, Mandy, Meredith and Ashley . Our staff will help with, appointments, accounting, general inquiries and obtaining medical attention in an emergency. Our nursing staff are Lynlee and Vikki.
Camilla Gaetan is an Adelaide Hills based dietitian who completed her Master of Dietetics in 2016 and has since worked at the Lyell McEwin, Modbury and Flinders hospitals.
She also has clinic experience at GP Plus and Country Health Connect throughout the Adelaide Hills.
Camilla is passionate about helping people and provides a safe, supportive environment with a Non-diet approach and HAES counselling. Particularly for patients who are concerned about their weight, gastroenterology, diabetes, malnutrition, oncology and wound healing.
She will be at Hills Medical Service on Thursdays and also makes home visits to the Adelaide Hills area.
If you would like to know more about Camilla’s services feel free to contact her.
15 Fenchurch Rd
Aldgate SA 5154
Phone: (08) 8339 2644
Fax: (08) 8339 6797