Our Story

The Practice History

Adelaide Health Care opened in January 1999 as Franklin Street General Practice in a small bluestone building on Franklin Street.

The five original associates, Dr Lesley Shorne, Dr Jenny Gunn, Dr Michael Notley,  Dr Maureen Gallagher and Dr Moira McCaul were many months in the planning stages, and developed a general practice that provided high quality comprehensive primary health care, with a focus on preventative health care and chronic disease management.

After outgrowing the original site we moved to 43 Carrington Street in 2006 with the new name of Adelaide Health Care.

Over the years we have had many excellent GPs, non GP specialist doctors, Practice Nurses, Administrative staff and Allied Health who have worked with us.

Adelaide Health Care Now

Currently Adelaide Health Care has three of the founding associates, Dr Jenny Gunn, Dr Michael Notley and Dr Moira McCaul. We have been joined by Dr Jemma Elliott and Dr Julia Chan as new GP owners of the practice.

We are supported by our excellent Management Team:

Mr Tom Hassell, Business Manager

Ms Glenda Attenborough, Practice Manager

Ms Donna Page, Nurse Manager

Into the future Adelaide Health Care is committed to providing a range of high quality health services to those who live and work in the city and surrounding areas.

The Waiting Room, the Mural and the Mandala

You may have noticed that the Adelaide Health Care waiting room is used as an exhibition space by local artists.

The display changes three or four times a year and is curated by Koruna Schmidt Mumm. Many of the artworks are for sale.

The mural on the Surflen Street side of the building was designed and painted by Nicki Mellonie, Kaspar Schmidt Mumm and Hari Koutlakis with input from the practice owners and completed in 2020.

Our stethoscope mandala is part of the mural and we have other versions on the front of the building and on the letterhead. The stethoscope mandala has been associated with the practice for many years and was designed by a local graphic artist.

We are strong supporters of the arts and believe that participating in creative activities can improve physical, emotional and mental well being.

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