Trained at the University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff, Dr Siân Ford was practising as a solo GP and visiting Medical Officer to Queensland Health for 13 years prior to the devastating 2010 flood in Charleville. Additionally she worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service providing female GP services in remote areas for over 10 years.
Dr Ford has interests in many medical fields including Rural and Remote medicine, Women and Children’s health, minor skin surgery and Preventative Care. In addition, she is the School Doctor for The Glennie School Boarding Community and visits the school a number of times a week.
Dr Ford is currently a Director of RHealth (previously Southern Queensland Rural Division of General Practice) a member of the St Vincent’s Hospital Regional Advisory Committee and is a Council member for The Glennie School, a private Anglican girl’s school. Siân has experience in Health programming, Not for Profit Organisations, Audit and Risk, Corporate Governance and also as a Medical Educator and GP Supervisor training health professionals and students.
Dr Ford is now the proud Principal GP of Middle Ridge Family Practice whilst also enjoying the challenge of operating a family business in Charleville. She was nominated in the 2012 Queensland Rural Remote and Regional Women’s Network Strong Women Leadership Awards for her business skills. Siân and her husband Nick have 2 daughters attending The Glennie School and a son attending Toowoomba Grammar Junior School. All the family enjoy the wonderful educational, sporting and cultural activities afforded in Toowoomba.
She is committed to the success of Middle Ridge Family Practice and endeavours to ensure this boutique medical practice proves to be the practice of choice and “Medical Home” within the Toowoomba region. Outside of work, Dr Ford not only enjoys being creative in the kitchen, but also has a keen interest in photography, and a passion for travel.
Felicity was born and educated in Brisbane completing her BSc (physiology and pharmacology) in 2000 and her MBBS in 2004. She accepted a Qld Health Rural Health scholarship in medical school and after completing her internship in Mackay, joined the newly fledged Rural Generalist pathway. Felicity undertook her DRANZCOG Adv at Mackay Base Hospital and moved to Dalby Hospital to work as a GP Obstetrician. Felicity achieved her ACRRM fellowship in 2013 and in 2014 became Medical Superintendent of the Chinchilla Hospital. She moved to Toowoomba with her family in late 2016. She currently holds a position as a Director of the Rural Generalist program and Chair of the Consultative Committee for DRANZCOG. She remains a keen supporter of excellence in rural health care, particularly women’s health and obstetric care. Felicity is married to James and they have a noisy house with 3 sons, a springer spaniel and 4 chooks.
Tiana grew up in North Queensland and was one of the first medical students to graduate from James Cook University in 2005.
She has completed a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and became a Fellow of The RACGP in 2011. Tiana has a Certificate in Breastfeeding Counseling through the Australian Breastfeeding Association and has a keen interest in Women’s Health issues, infant feeding concerns and general Paediatrics. Tiana has also previously worked in an allergy clinic dealing with eczema, food allergies/intolerances, hay fever and associated conditions.
Tiana also enjoys her involvement in GP registrar education and training.
In her spare time She loves to bake, dabble in various art mediums, and spend time with her two young children. She is excited to return to Toowoomba after residing in the USA for the last 12 months for her husband’s work
Dr Tiana is with us each Tuesday and Friday
Jodi was born in Darwin and grew up in rural central Qld. Attended University in Brisbane and graduated from UQ Medical School in 2004. Worked a number of years in hospitals in SE corner of QLD with special interest in Orthopaedics. Jodi did her General Practice training in Tamworth and Inverell in NSW over last 3 years and obtained her fellowship with RACGP in 2017. Aims to provide holistic patient-focused care and has a special interest in orthopaedic problems, women’s health and minor skin procedures. Jodi decided to move to Toowoomba to be closer to family and friends. Enjoys a healthy active lifestyle with a vegetarian diet and a love of dogs. Currently single but keen to adopt a rescue dog this year.
Dr Perring grew up in the Toowoomba area. Before medicine, he completed Podiatry training at the Queensland University of Technology. He worked in Brisbane as a Podiatrist before returning to university to complete medical school.
Dr Perring completed his Doctor of Medicine at the Gold Coast with rotations in the new Gold Coast University Hospital. He has spent the last two years working in the Toowoomba Hospital with rotations throughout many departments including Surgical, Medical, Cardiology, Renal, Paediatrics and Emergency.
Dr Perring is working toward attaining Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and plans to complete a Diploma of Child Health (DCH) this year.
Dr Perring is interested in all areas of General Practice but has an interest in chronic conditions such as Diabetes Mellitus. Owing to his previous career as a Podiatrist, Dr Perring is able to provide permanent correction of ingrown toenails with a procedure called “Partial Nail Avulsion”.
Dr Perring enjoys spending time with his wife and infant daughter.
Jess is a born and bred North Queenslander, growing up surrounded by cane fields and beaches. She graduated from James Cook University at Townsville in 2014 before moving to Toowoomba to complete her residency at the Toowoomba Base Hospital. Her medical interests include women’s and children’s health, lifestyle diseases and rural medicine. In her spare time she loves to ride her horse and spend time with her husband, Alex, and their two rescue dogs, Ginny and Ollie.
Dr Tamara Johansen has joined us as a GP registrar in 2017, after graduating from Griffith University in 2013, and spending 3 years at Toowoomba Hospital. Tamara has special interests in women’s health, and holds the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist’s Certificate in Women’s Health.
Tamara grew up in Toowoomba, trained as a Veterinarian at Sydney University, and practiced for 5 years before returning to medical school. She is fortunate to have a supportive husband and two handsome young boys. Time with her boys is precious, so much of her ‘spare time’ is spent enjoying family outings and fun creative activities on their hobby farm.
Dr Tamara Johansen is on Leave until September 2018
Angela – Registered Nurse
Debra – Registered Nurse
Kylie – Receptionist
Ann-Maree – Receptionist