Inverloch Healthcare is an AGPAL accredited general practice. Our clinical team comprises our five local female GP’s Sue Comerford, Sinead de Gooyer, Roz Giles, Eileen Gourley and Sarah Smith. Our two skilled and passionate practice nurses, Robyn and Denise play a pivotal role in our team and our patient centred approach to care. We have a warm and welcoming front office team lead by Rebeka our office manager.
Local doctors caring for the local community
DR SUE COMERFORD
BCOM, MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Sue Comerford graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001 and worked in Melbourne for a number of years before making a sea change in 2012. Sue enjoys all aspects of family medicine and has particular interests in women’s health and preventive care. She is passionate about the role of nutrition and exercise in psychological and physical well-being. She performs skin checks and minor surgical procedures.
Sue is Chair of the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Clinical Council.
In her spare time Sue loves jogging, beach walks and spending time with her family.
DR SINEAD DE GOOYER
MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Sinead graduated from Monash University in 1999 and has been working in rural communities since completing GP training. She enjoys the breadth of her general practice work and has a particular interest in adolescent, womens’ and mental health issues.
Outside her clinic work Sinead is a board director and current Chair of Gippsland Primary Health Network and a board member of the Melbourne based charity the Piano Project. Sinead lives with her family on a dairy farm not far from Inverloch surrounded by green rolling hills and an assortment of pets.
DR ROZ GILES
MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Roz completed her medical studies at the University of Melbourne in 1991 and after completing her GP training moved to South Gippsland. She has been working in both Leongatha and Inverloch since 1995. Roz takes a holistic approach to health care with a particular interest in preventive health. Other special interest areas are older people, chronic disease management, palliative care and medical education.
Roz is married with three children and outside of work enjoys walking, bike riding and gardening.
DR EILEEN GOURLEY
Raised in South Gippsland, Eileen went on to study Medicine at The University of Melbourne before returning to Gippsland where she worked at Trafalgar Medical Clinic for many years. After 5 years running a busy practice in Far North Queensland, Eileen is very happy to be back with her family in South Gippsland.
Eileen enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has particular interest in patient centred care, health promotion and illness prevention, and teaching medical students and GP registrars. Outside medicine Eileen enjoys cooking, bush walking and bike riding.
DR SARAH SMITH
BAppSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACGP
Sarah grew up in East Gippsland and after some years as a research scientist she decided to swap the microscope for people and retrained in medicine, completing her MBBS in 2010 from the University of Melbourne. She undertook her GP training in the Northern Territory and has spent the last two years working as a solo GP in a remote community in Central Australia, returning to Gippsland in 2018 to have her second child.
Sarah has particular interest in paediatrics and chronic disease but enjoys all aspects of rural general practice. She lives in Inverloch with her husband, two young boys and a disobedient labrador named Louis.
ROBYN BUTLER- CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER
Robyn Butler is a highly skilled practice nurse who has been supporting and caring for rural communities for over thirty years. Robyn has been a Practice Nurse and Clinical Nurse Manager for over 20 years in the South Gippsland region. Robyn is passionate about her community, equity of access to care and ensuring that as health providers we never forget what a privilege it is to be part of someone’s health journey.