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About Busselton 
Medical Practice

We are centrally located in the Retreat Building; one of the iconic historic buildings of Busselton. Originally a holiday house built at the turn of the 20th century, the Retreat has served many purposes over the years. We are proud to preserve the history of our town by working out of such a grand old building.

A medical home

Promoting health and wellbeing

We strongly believe that the best medical care is provided by a doctor and practice that knows you and your family well. One of the great health investments that you can make is to find a skilled doctor working with a friendly and experienced team that make you feel comfortable and heard. We aim to provide this to all who entrust us with their care.

Practice information

  • Practice fees

  • Appointments

  • Training

  • Home Visits

  • Privacy Information

Fees will vary according to the time and treatment necessary. For more information on practice fees please ask our reception staff.

Patients are required to settle their account at the time of consultation. Eligible concession card holders and children under 16 years of age will be bulk billed for consultations. Please check with reception staff to confirm your eligibility.

The staff will assist by sending your claim to Medicare if required. Medicare will deposit the refund directly into your bank account if you have registered your bank details with them.
For advice on out-of-pocket costs when seeing your GP or being referred to a specialist, please speak to our reception staff.

To minimise delay consultations are by appointment. If you think your visit may be lengthy please advise staff so they can set aside additional time. Consultations such as full medical examinations, minor surgical procedures, complicated problems, breast checks, pap smears and multiple problems, all require extra time. Making such appointments midweek would also prevent waiting problems. Appointments may also be made online from the website or by registering and downloading the Appointuit app.

Busselton Medical Practice is committed to the training of our doctors and General Practitioners of the future. We provide supervised practice placements for medical students through the Rural Clinical School based here in Busselton. These student doctors sit in with our experienced GPs and provide clinical services as appropriate to their level of training. We are grateful for the consent of our patients to allow them to be involved in their consultation with their chosen GP. However, there is no obligation to have a medical student at your consultation so when informed of their presence by our reception staff, feel free to decline their involvement in your visit.

In addition to these trainees, we also provide supervised attachments of 6-12 months duration for registered medical practitioners training in the specialty of General Practice. In exchange for providing them with guidance and experience in General Practice we are in turn provided with enthusiastic doctors who bring new ideas and knowledge to our medical community. In fostering their development as General Practitioners we hope to someday have them return to work with us in a full time capacity.

Home visits will be made according to urgency. Please make your request early in the day as they can greatly interfere with planning for the majority of patients. Emergencies will be attended to immediately either by doctor or ambulance.

This practice is committed to meeting the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles. In accordance with those guidelines, we undertake to provide you with the highest standard of treatment and care while also protecting your privacy and your personal health information. A copy of the practices’ Privacy Policy is available on request.

Experienced and
Professional Team

Busselton Medical Practice has been serving the people of Busselton and surrounding area for over 50 years. We are an independent practice of 9 Doctors and 1 Registrar, supported by professional Nursing staff and friendly caring Administration staff.

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Dr Gary Tapper

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Dr Michael Massey

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Dr Ken Barbour

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Dr Andrew Parker

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Dr Danielle Clark

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Dr Ingrid Hanemaaijer

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Dr Jamie Coutts

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Dr Tamsin Coutts

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Dr Laura Begley

Online bookings available

Online bookings are now available. You can also contact us for an appointment.