Dr Melanie Considine (nee Clothier)

MBBS(Adel); Dip. Child Health; Cert. Womens Health; FRACGP, IBCLC

Dr Melanie Considine (nee Clothier)

Dr Considine is a GP-Lactation Consultant and is passionate about rural primary care. She believes in life-long learning, and enjoys teaching medical students and registrars, as well as participating in the John Flynn Placement Program as a mentor to medical students with an interest in rural medicine.

Mel’s main areas of interest include preventative medicine, chronic disease management, aged care, women’s health (including pregnancy, perinatal care & breastfeeding), paediatrics (including infant sleep and settling issues), adolescent health and mental health.

As a Shared Care accredited GP and Lactation Consultant, Mel can offer comprehensive support throughout pregnancy and the post-natal period, as well as expert assessment and management options for breastfeeding difficulties. She is also accredited in Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) with Possums Clinic in Brisbane.

Dr Considine has been an active member on several boards, including the Rural Council of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and is actively involved in advocacy for both rural clinicians and the wider rural community.

During her time out of the office she enjoys the simple things in life, including time with family and friends, running, good coffee, food and wine, and travel.