Dr. Stephen Balasis graduated from Flinders University in 1994. After gaining experience in the major teaching hospitals in South Australia, in 2000 he moved to Melbourne to enter general practice training. Stephen joined the Blackwood Clinic in 2003 and became a partner in 2005. He enjoys practicing in all areas of general practice, but has an interest in Paediatrics and Men's Health, as well as GP Registrar training. Dr. Balasis is married with 3 young children. On weekends he enjoys going to the football and hopes, one day soon to be celebrating the Crows' 3rd premiership.
BMBS, FRACGP, BA (Soc/Pol)
Dr Robyn March completed her post graduate medical degree at Flinders University following an Arts Degree in International Relations and Sociology which she completed in 1996. She began her working life as a Registered Nurse having trained at St Andrews Hospital. After her children were born she returned to University to study medicine (via a long route) including a year of study in Berri South Australia. She worked for a number of years at Flinders Medical Centre with rotations in psychiatry, emergency and obstetrics being special interest areas. She did further training in South Australia and gained her Fellowship in General Practice. She became a partner at Blackwood Clinic in 2011. She is Adelaide born, Leigh Creek raised and now a long term Adelaide resident with her husband and adult children. She enjoys family life, gardening and travel.
(Dr Robyn March currently has her books closed to both new patients and current patients of the practice that do not regularly consult her)
MBChB, MRCP (UK), MRCGP (UK), FRACGP
Dr Chris Lucking graduated from Leeds Medical School in the United Kingdom in 2001. He spent several years training in General Hospital Medicine both in the UK and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2005/06, where he met his wife. Having returned to the UK to finish his GP training he moved back to Adelaide and has been working at Blackwood Clinic since 2011. He is a keen Soccer player and sportsman and as such his interests include sports injuries as well as General Medicine. He has 2 young children and is very happy to see children of all ages.
Tudor graduated from The University of Adelaide in 2007, and gained experience across numerous specialities in the hospital system before commencing GP training. He was awarded FRACGP in 2014 and enjoys the full breadth of primary care. He is especially interested in skin checks and skin cancer medicine, focussing on the early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Tudor keeps active with mountain biking, enjoying the wonderful trails the Adelaide Hills has to offer.
BBiomedSc (Monash), BMBS (Flinders), DCH (Sydney), FRACGP
Michel was born in France but has spent his whole life growing up and exploring wonderful 'straya.
Graduating Medicine in 2011 from Flinders University, he completed his internship at Mount Gambier Hospital before securing a general medical officer position at the Women's and Children's Hospital. Following 2 wonderful years making funny faces at children, he commenced his general practice community placements in 2015, completing his training in 2017.
In his spare time, Michel enjoys reading fantasy novels, playing computer games, watching Disney movies, and making funny faces at his own little boy.
Please be warned: Michel's singing voice needs work and he will quite happily sing Disney songs with any children nearby.
Dr Chrissy Lai graduated from Flinders University in 2006 after a Bachelor of Science degree from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She started her working career at Flinders Medical Centre and has rotated through the major surgical specialties before starting general practice training in rural South Australia. She has a special interest in pediatrics and palliative care. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring all the different regions of Australia and the rest of the world.
Russell is a GP with wide experience in both country and urban locations. He is interested in all aspects of general practice but has considerable extra training and experience in palliative care. Russell teaches GP registrars and GPs in palliative care and he is also an examiner for the college of GPs. He enjoys following the Crows (but will watch any sport if given the chance), watching movies and loves to go walking with his Border Collie Tilly!
BMBS, Dip. Children's Health
Roxanne completed her medical degree at the University of Tasmania, before moving to Adelaide to complete her hospital training years. She has also been awarded a Diploma of Child Health from Children's Hospital Westmead. Roxanne has special interests in paediatrics, women's health and travel, outside of work she enjoys any combinations of food, travel, yoga, swimming and having a laugh at amateur badmington!
Chau completed her medical studies at James Cook University in Far North Queensland. She spent a number of years working the tropics before deciding to move to Adelaide in 2012. Chau has worked in many of the hospitals here in Adelaide gaining a wide variety of medical experience before starting her training in General Practice. She is developing a growing interest in Paediatrics and Mental Health. In her spare time she enjoys crafts particularly baking and cake decorating
Dr Matthew Chia completed his degree at The University of Adelaide and after graduating worked between the Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. During his time working in hospital, he worked between mutiple specialties including Emergency Medicine, Cardiology and General Medicine. After deciding to become a GP, he further worked in community mental health and in the Paediatric ED at the WCH. He wants to continue his learning experience in his GP training and hopes to see a wide range of patients. Outside of work, he enjoys travel, cooking, eating good food and spending time with family.
BHlthSc(Amb St), MD
James originally qualified as an emergency paramedic in Adelaide. He worked across the southern and western suburbs of Adelaide for 10 years before completing his medical degree at Flinders University in 2016. Timing things perfectly he completed his internship across the three main southern hospitals with new born identical girls in tow.
He has since developed experience in addiction medicine and continues to work part time at Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia(DASSA). James is interested in all areas of general practice with an emphasis on patient centered care and supported self-management of chronic diseases.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling and gardening.
Hannah-Claire will be joining our practice on 9 February, she graduated from University of Adelaide in 2016 and is a second year GP Registrar. She has a special interest in paediatric medicine and sexual health. She is certified in Obstetric Shared Care and insertion of intra-uterine devices and implanons. She has completed both the Certificate of Women's Health and the Sydney Child Health Program in 2019.
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