Practice Profile

We are a practice for the whole community

Our team includes experienced general practitioners, specialised practice nurses and other health professionals dedicated to meet your health care needs.

Dr Anne Chirnside
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Dr Anne Chirnside has worked in Lara for 25 years. She enjoys the traditions of family general practice and looking after families she has known all their lives. She has a special interest in adolescent health and all mental health issues. Outside of work she continues her family’s farming activities, breeding Angus cattle and Australian stock horses, and plays polocrosse to keep herself sane!

Special interests:

  • Adolescent Health
  • Mental Health

Book appointment with Dr Anne Chirnside.

Dr Sagaiyini Jesudason
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Dr Sagaiyini Jesudason is a specialist General Practitioner who has been in general practice for over 20 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and also holds a postgraduate diploma in occupational medicine. She enjoys the full variety of general practice with a special interest in women and children’s health and preventative medicine.

Special interests:

  • Women & Children’s Health
  • Preventative Medicine

Book appointment with Dr Sagaiyini Jesudason.

Dr Maria Lombardo
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Dr Maria Lombardo is a specialist General Practitioner who has worked in Lara since 1993. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has extensive experience in general practice training and medical education. Her special areas of interest include infant and child health, women’s health and traditional family primary care.

Special interests:

  • Infant & Child Health
  • Women’s Health

Book appointment with Dr Maria Lombardo.

Dr Cameron Loy
Dr Cameron Loy profile pictureCameron Loy is a specialist General Practitioner who is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Cameron has undertaken further training in general practice in child health, women’s health, rural general practice and research. He has an active interest in teaching and training in general practice as a supervisor, examiner and in other assessment roles in the profession. He enjoys being often the first point of contact for health problems and getting to know people and their health needs over their lives.

Special interests:

  • Child Health

Book appointment with Dr Cameron Loy.

Dr Kathryn Rainsford
General Practitioner, Female, MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Kathryn Rainsford commenced working in Lara in 2023. She has lived in Geelong for 19 years and has been working in Footscray for most of that time. Her interests include working with older patients and marginalised communities including refugees and people with intellectual disabilities. Outside of work she enjoys walking along the Barwon and caring for pet chickens.

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Dr Heidi Zoumboulakis
Dr Heidi Zoumboulakis profile pictureDr Heidi Zoumboulakis is a specialist General Practitioner and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She graduated From Monash University in 2013. She enjoys all aspects of general practice with a particular interest in women’s health and sexual health. Heidi is a section 100 HIV prescriber. She has an interest in education and tutors medical students at Deakin University.

Book appointment with Heidi Zoumboulakis 

Dr Ric Milner (9.1.1954 - 1.3.2023)
Dr Ric Milner worked in Lara for 30 years. A master of the profession of general practice, he taught generations of GPs in training who have seen in him, how to do this work and strive to do it as well as it can be done. Ric will be missed greatly but the echos of what he has done in our town and for our community will live on each day.

Vale Dr Milner.


Dr John Scaife (14.11.1950 - 7.4.2023)
Dr John Scaife was a sharp clinician who had excellent medical and clinical skills in being able to diagnose medical problems. John was an excellent diagnostician and had a devoted group of patients who saw him regularly. He helped them through all manner of life challenges and complexities. Dr Scaife is greatly missed and has certainly left his mark on our clinic and our wider community.

Vale Dr Scaife.


Monday - Friday 08.30 am - 5.30 pm

Please note at this stage we have suspended our evening walk-in clinic 

- No referral necessary


All hours: Call reception on (03) 5282 2999

Emergency Call 000 for an Ambulance