Meet our practice doctors
Dr Geoff Stranks
MBBS, Dip Obs, RACOG, FRACGP, MACRRM, Cert Skin Cancer Surg
Geoff has worked at Crafter Medical Centre for 30 years as a practice principal. During that time he has also worked in the Department of General Practice at Flinders University, as a Senior Visiting Medical Officer in Accident and Emergency at Flinders Medical Centre and undertaken rural locums. He has a long term interest in medical education and remains interested in all aspects of general practice. Geoff holds a Certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery.
Dr Kerry Vlahos
BMBS, FRACGP, Post Grad Dip Musc Med.
Kerry joined CMC as a practice principal in 2000. He has broad experience in all aspects of general practice with a particular interest in sports medicine and preventative medicine.
Dr Johanna Kilmartin
BMBS, FRACGP, DFFP(RCOG), MClinEd
Johanna enjoys mentoring of medical students and registrars. She is the principal GP supervisor for both third-year medical students and GPEx registrar training. Johanna has special interests in clinical education, paediatrics, general medicine and palliative care. Johanna offers Implanon insertion and minor surgical procedures including skin lesion removal.
Dr Dianne Walker
BMedSci, MBBS, FPA Cert, CAT Women's Health, IBCLC
Di came to do a locum at Crafter Medical Centre in 1981 and is still here as it’s a great place to do general practice. Di has special interests are women’s health, menopause and migrant health. Her passion is expedition and wilderness medicine including taking part in walking and mountaineering trips.
Dr Sam Smart
Sam joined Crafter Medical Centre in 2005 and is passionate about all aspects of general practice. Sam enjoys mentoring and training medical students and has special interests in skin lesion removal, paediatric, aged and palliative care.
Dr Wendy Murchland
Wendy enjoys a practice which spans the entire range of general practice, offering antenatal shared care, women’s health including Implanon insertion, preventative and palliative care.
Dr Linda Lamb
MBChB, Dip Obs, RANZCOG
Linda joined Crafter Medical Centre in 1984 and became a practice principal in 1995. She has broad experience in all areas of general practice with particular interests in women’s health including antenatal care, paediatrics and doctors health. Outside of work she enjoys tramping, cooking and reading.
Dr Matt Del Fante
MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, Cert Skin Cancer Med & Surg, Cert Dermoscopy
Matt joined Crafter Medical Centre in 2016. He enjoys all aspects of family general practice, with a special interest in paediatrics and skin cancer medicine. He offers comprehensive skin checks and is experienced with a wide range of minor surgical procedures. Outside of medicine, Matt enjoys spending time with his young family, aviation and outdoor pursuits.
Dr Vanessa Hughes
Vanessa returned to Crafter in October 2016 after training here as a registrar and gaining her fellowship. She is interested in all aspects of general practice, especially women’s health, antenatal/postnatal care and preventative health checks. She is accredited for Implanon insertion and removal and currently holds a teaching position at the Medical School. Outside of work she enjoys cycling and travel.
Dr Nicholas Tarca
BMedSci, BSci (Hons), MD, FRACGP
Nick has a keen interest in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, non-surgical arthritis management and paediatric/family healthcare. He offers sports injury management from child/adolescent through to the weekend warrior. His sporting interests include lacrosse, cricket and AFL. Outside of medicine he enjoys time with his young family and cooking.
Dr Sarah Howells
Sarah gained her fellowship last year and is enjoying her work as a GP. She is particularly interested in child health, women’s health and osteoporosis management. She is originally from Melbourne and thinks Adelaide weather is fabulous and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her two children, doing sports and hiking.
Dr Chris Lee
Chris joins us as a GP registrar in 2020. He graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2017 and worked at the Lyell McEwin Hospital before joining CMC. He is interested in all areas of General Practice. Outside of Medicine, he enjoys watching movies and soccer.