There has been a medical practice at this address for over a historic 120 years.
Our mission is to provide quality, comprehensive, integrated and holistic care to our patients, to incorporate the values of compassion, integrity, respect and professionalism in all aspects of our work, and to inspire young doctors for a career in general practice. We recognise the doctor-patient relationship as integral to good medical care, respecting each individual’s unique history and social circumstances.
We are situated south of Cross Road at 140 Belair Road with extended consulting rooms at shop 6/130 Belair Road, just 5kms from the city centre. The practice is located conveniently nearby the Mitcham shopping precinct. We have allied health services nearby, including a physiotherapy and dental practice, pharmacies, pathology collection centres and a radiology practice. There is ample on-street parking along George Street, accessed via Devonshire Street.
Our practice atmosphere is warm and friendly in recently refurbished surroundings. We pride ourselves on a modern, up-to date, fully computerised clinic with an emphasis on traditional family medicine. Our waiting rooms are comfortably air-conditioned, and we provide cooled spring water and magazines for you to enjoy as well as an extensive range of information brochures. We have children’s toys, puzzles and books to keep the younger patients occupied. There is wheelchair access to the main building at 140 and ramp access can be arranged at shop 6/130 Belair Road.
Providing Continuity of Care
In an attempt to provide the best continuity of care for our patients the clinic is organised into four units, each comprising two doctors. One member of each unit, or a covering doctor, is usually available during office hours.
Principal Doctor Units:
- Dr Dianne Walker & Dr Linda Lamb
- Dr Sam Smart & Dr Johanna Kilmartin
- Dr Wendy Murchland & Dr Matt Del Fante
- Dr Kerry Vlahos & Dr Geoff Stranks
- Dr Vanessa Hughes
- Dr Nicholas Tarca
- Dr Beatriz Negrette
- Dr Sarah Howell
- Dr Chris Lee
Training Medical Students and Registrars
Crafter Medical Centre has a proud tradition of being a teaching practice for over thirty years. Our involvement with medical students from Flinders University goes back to the late 1980s, and we have been an accredited training practice for GP registrars since 2006. Our practice is now accredited for training GPT1 through to GPT3 registrars under the auspices of GPEx, the GP Training Programme for South Australia.
We are passionate about general practice and firmly believe that primary care occupies a key position in addressing the ongoing health needs of the community we serve. We advocate for social justice issues and we believe that primary health care physicians will be the change agents for the future.
The practice provides a high-quality teaching and learning environment for the next generation of GPs through involvement with the GPEx Training Program, with all principal doctors forming part of the education team. Dr Johanna Kilmartin is the primary GP supervisor for registrars and is responsible for overseeing training requirements and administrative matters.
We have recently created a display of artwork by patients of this practice, celebrating the diversity and talent of our patient population. The artworks are hung on the waiting room wall in the main surgery and will be rotated every three months. All the artwork is for sale, and you can contact the artist directly to purchase any of the work. If you are interested in displaying your artwork here, please contact Kate Mackenzie on 8272 5533.