We are a friendly family practice, comprising of 9 Procedural General Practitioners who are active members of the Esperance community and long term residents of Esperance. We provide all aspects of primary medical care. We have recently expanded, and invested in a new, purpose built medical centre in order to be able to improve our service to the community. All Doctors at Recherche Medical have admission rights to Esperance District Hospital, partake in the Emergency Department services including the out of hours roster, and provide full pregnancy care including delivery. Recherche Doctors have a variety of special interests which enable them to provide comprehensive care. Antenatal care is provided by all GPs, with Dr Toby Pearn, Dr John Spencer and Dr Karl Staer able to perform cesarean section as needed. Dr Jono Mbangani and Dr Andrew De Groot provide Anaesthetic services. Dr Toby Pearn cares for most of the residents at the Esperance Aged Care Facility and visits weekly, as well as performing home visits for frail and elderly who find it difficult to attend the surgery. Dr Karl Staer has a special interest in general and plastic surgery. Recherche Medical Centre would like to welcome back Dr Lillian Barrymore, who joined our team in July this year. Dr Barrymore completed training at King Edward Memorial Hospital, has interests in Obstetrics, Women’s Health and is welcoming new patients.
Recherche Medical is accredited by Australian General Practice Accreditation Ltd to the standards of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, proving its dedication to excellence. Recherche Medical is proud to be a teaching practice for the Rural Clinical School based in Esperance, for which Dr Louise Pearn is the clinical lead. There maybe a medical student accompanying the Doctor during your consultation. The Rural Clinical School has been proven to increase the number of young doctors keen to work in rural areas such as Esperance, as well as to prepare them with the varied skills needed for rural medical practice. Your consent is required for a third party to be present during your consultation. This will be discussed with you by the receptionist prior to your consultation.
Esperance is a popular tourist seaside town in western Australia, with a population of 15,000 people, that serves as the centre for a large farming and mining area. Esperance is blessed with incredible pristine beaches, including the the famous Lucky Bay, consistently rated the beast beach in Australia. The isolation of Esperance means it is very self sufficient, with a full complement of services, good schools, and a vast array of enviable sporting facilities, clubs and arts. The surf, fishing, and sailing here is exceptional. Medicine in Esperance is unique in western Australia, on account of its size and services being entirely provided by a very stable population of resident procedural GPs, many of whom have been here for over 20 years. Esperance is very fortunate not to have had to rely on an ever changing workforce of fly in fly out Doctors as other communities in regional WA have to. Any doctors interested in temporary or permanent work in Esperance are encouraged to contact the practice.