About Us

About Us

Currently 10 doctors are employed at Loxton Health Centre and are rostered to consult 5 days a week, as well as participating in a rotating on-call system to consult patients who require emergency attention after hours at the Loxton Hospital Complex.

Our philosophy is to encourage good health through preventative medicine and active health promotion.

Education and Training

Loxton Health Centre is committed to ongoing medical education of all staff and is proud to partner with Flinders University in training medical students to become doctors.

We are proud to participate in the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program where doctors who are working towards their specialist GP qualification gain experience through supervised training in our general practice – benefitting both our community and rural family practice.

MEDICAL STUDENT TRAINING

Loxton Health Centre partnered with Flinders University in 1999 to provide rural training for medical students.

The program was previously known as the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC). It is now known as the Flinders University MD (Medical Doctor) Rural Stream.

Under the supervision of our experienced GPs, two medical students spend the 3rd year of their training based in our practice, gaining skills in medical diagnosis and treatment of patients in a rural setting. We are grateful to our patients for contributing to the education of the medical students during their placement.

Dr Jo Rutzen is the GP Supervisor for our medical students.

Our students in 2021 are Darianne Growden and Laura Zdanowicz.

MEDICAL STUDENT TRAINING

Loxton Health Centre has been involved with training medical students as a part of the internationally acclaimed Flinders University Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) since the program began in 1999.

Two medical students spend the entire 3rd year of their training based in our practice and we are grateful for the goodwill and understanding shown by our patients who each help to train the medical students involved in their care.

Dr Jo Rutzen is the GP Supervisor for our medical students.

Our students in 2021 are Darianne Growden and Laura Zdanowicz.

GENERAL PRACTICE REGISTRARS

Together with GPEx GP Training Programme, Loxton Health Centre is involved in training future general practitioners. Doctors who are training to become Rural General Practitioners spend 18 months working fulltime in general practice. Dr Cameron Robertson and Dr Godfrey Amaechi are the GP Supervisors for our GP registrars.

Our 2021 Registrars are Millicent Wells and Nipuni Wanigasekara.

GENERAL PRACTICE REGISTRARS

Together with GPEx GP Training Programme, Loxton Health Centre is involved in training future general practitioners. Doctors who are training to become Rural General Practitioners spend 18 months working fulltime in general practice. Dr Cameron Robertson and Dr Godfrey Amaechi are the GP Supervisors for our GP registrars.

Our 2021 Registrars are Millicent Wells and Nipuni Wanigasekara.