Practice Manager: Aileen Lance
Co-Located Doctor Team: Dr John Spencer, Dr Michael Mears, Dr Toby Pearn, Dr Mark Mottershead, Dr Jono Mbangani, Dr Louise Pearn, Dr Karl Staer, Dr Andrew De Groot, Dr Lillian Barrymore
READ BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DOCTOR TEAM:
Dr John Spencer
ABN: 97 120 110 392
MBBS, DRANZCOG (Adv) Dr John Spencer grew up and was educated in Esperance. He graduated from UWA in 1986, and undertook rural training including paediatrics, obstetrics and anaesthesia. He moved back to Esperance in 1993 as a rural GP with advanced Diploma in Obstetrics, Anaesthetics and interest in minor surgery, sailing and windsurfing.
Dr Mike Mears
ABN: 66 090 685 277
MBBS (Lond) DA DRCOG MRCGP FRACGP Dr Mike Mears graduated from London Hospital Medical College in 1985 and worked in London, Bristol and Bath before spending 18/12 in Far North Queensland and Tasmania. Returned to the Lake District of England to complete GP training and then came to Kalgoorlie in 1995 to spend 3 years as a Flying Doctor. Worked on Vancouver Island for 2/12 before moving to Esperance in 1999. Currently working part time for University of Western Australia and Notre Dame University Rural Clinical School and practising in General Practice as well as admitting rights to Esperance Hospital with interests in Obstetrics and Emergency Medicine. My family has thrived in Esperance with our sons schooled at Esperance Primary and ESHS, now at UWA. We feel privileged to have been part of the Esperance community and have enjoyed active involvement in many of the multitude of sports available including squash, running, soccer, hockey, sailing, frisbee and have enjoyed the beautiful natural environment with boating camping and fishing. My commitment to medicine in Esperance remains strong and my vision is to grow rural procedural practice in Esperance with locally trained graduates.
Dr Toby Pearn
ABN: 59 694 326 113
MBChB FACRRM MRCP (UK) DRANZCOG (Adv) Dr Toby Pearn graduated from Liverpool Medical school (UK) with honours in 2001. He worked in many specialities in the UK including adult general medicine, emergency medicine, paediatrics, aged care and intensive care, and gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians UK. Feeling the need to live somewhere with better surf than London, he came to work in Western Australia and spent a few years doing emergency work in Bunbury, Albany and Port Hedland, then trained in Obstetrics including cesarean section at King Edwards memorial hospital in Perth. He moved to Esperance in 2011 with his wife and 2 young children and enjoys the varied general practice work, obstetrics and a clinical lead role at the Esperance emergency department. He also provides a weekly visit to the excellent Esperance aged care facility, and home visits for local elderly patients who would otherwise find it difficult to attend the surgery.
Dr Mark Mottershead
ABN: 61 956 683 507
MBChB DCH DRCOG MRCGP FRACGP Dr Mottershead is a UK trained General Practitioner who provides general medical, paediatric, emergency and minor procedural services. He has travelled extensively, enjoys music, and participates in many sports including running, cycling, golf and darts. He has previously worked as a ship’s physician, and is also a lifelong Manchester City supporter.
Dr Jono Mbangani
ABN: 61 161 716 534
MBChB, FRACGP, FACRRM, DRANZCOG, JCCA Dr Jono Mbangani graduated from University of Zimbabwe in 1998. He worked in Zimbabwe for a few years before moving to Australia in 2005. He first worked at Katherine Hospital in NT before moving to Kununurra in WA in 2008. He then moved to Wagga Wagga in 2009 to do some training in anaesthetics before moving back to Katherine in 2010. At the beginning of 2013, he left Katherine for Biloela Hospital in QLD. He enjoys the skill mix in general practice. His main areas of interest are in general medicine, obstetrics and anaesthetics. He is married to Eva and they have 4 children. He enjoys playing tennis, golf and skiing.
Dr Louise Pearn
ABN: 48 182 007 618
MBChB, MRCP(UK), FACRRM, DTM&H, VGDWH Dr Louise Pearn grew up in rural England. She qualified from Liverpool University in 2001, and arrived in Australia in 2007, working in various rural locations in WA. She has a particular interest in internal and emergency medicine. Louise teaches for the rural clinical school and enjoys the variety of clinical work in Esperance. She enjoys all things outdoors and active, especially kitesurfing, camping and travel.
Dr Karl Staer
ABN: 83 290 036 336
MBBS DCH DRANZCOG(Adv) FRACGP FARGP FACRRM Dr Karl Staer grew up in Narrogin and Perth, and completed the majority of his training as a Rural Generalist within Western Australia. He provides family medical, inpatient and emergency care, along with special interests in general and plastic surgery, and obstetrics. Arriving in 1998, he and his wife Helen have loved raising their three children in the beautiful environment and supportive community of Esperance. Together they regularly work in developing settings, particularly in West Africa. In his spare time Karl enjoys time with family and friends, basketball, the outdoors and fishing
Dr Andrew DeGroot
ABN: 58 904 263 512
MBBS, BexSc, FRACGP, JCCA, EMCert (ACEM) Dr Andrew De Groot graduated from Notre Dame University in 2012 and has trained both in metropolitan and rural hospitals around WA, including Geraldton and Albany. Andrew has gained further qualifications in Emergency Medicine and Anaesthetics. After spending a year as a medical student in Esperance with the Rural Clinical School in 2011, he was drawn back to the community and coastline. He has relocated with his wife and young family to Esperance to work as a GP proceduralist, and enjoy what the south coast has to offer. Andrew enjoys the challenge that the broad nature of rural GP provides, and is looking forward to continuing his practice in Esperance. When not working, Andrew can be found surfing, fishing or participating in a variety of sports. He has an interest in dermatology, paediatrics and musculoskeletal medicine.
Dr Lillian Barrymore
ABN: 88 141 203 060
MBBS, BSc (Sport Science, Exercise & Health) Dr Lilly Barrymore grew up in Perth, graduating from Medicine at the University of Notre Dame in 2016. Ever since living in Esperance in 2014 as a student of the Rural Clinical School she has looked forward to one day returning the beautiful beachside town. She trained in metropolitan hospitals including a term at Esperance Hospital, before returning to Perth to gain further qualifications in obstetrics and emergency medicine. She is excited to join the Esperance community as a GP Registrar in 2019. Lilly has an interest in women’s health, obstetrics and family medicine. She enjoys spending her spare time in the outdoors gardening, camping, surfing and planning her next travel destination.