General Practitioner Registrar/Doctor

What is a Registrar/Doctor?

A GP Registrar is a fully qualified medical doctor, undertaking advanced training to specialise in General Practice. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australia College of Rural and Remote Medicine requires General Practitioners to complete an advanced GP training program. Over at least two years, GP Registrars will attend placements at up to four different medical practices.
Here at Priority Health Medical Centre, they have an opportunity to work in a highly functioning, and supportive environment that focuses on family medicine and community health.  Being qualified medical doctors, GP Registrars are knowledgeable and skilled.  At times they may ask our Accredited Supervisors or Senior General Practitioners to assist them in your consultation for their expertise and advice in your health care.

Where is my Registrar?

After 12 months Registrars some times move onto their next placement. Once they complete their final exams they may return to us here at Priority Health Medical Centre.
We have welcomed and farewelled many brilliant, caring doctors over the years.

Who are our Registrars?

Our Registrars for 2019 are:


Dr Matthew Mills – Registrar

MBBS, BPharm

Special Interest:

Trauma, Fracture Care, Minor surgeries, Men’s Health, Weight loss and Chronic disease management. 

Matt graduated with a BPharm from UQ in 2004 and MBBS in 2011.  He has   worked mostly locally at Ipswich General Hospital for the majority of the last five   years.  He spent most of his time in Emergency and General Medicine with   sometime in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and General Surgery.    Matt also worked at Princess Alexandra Hospital for 18 months in Orthopaedics.

To relax, Matt likes to nerd it up by playing something from his vast video game collection, enjoy some chess and board games, or any movie with explosions or car chases (preferably both).



Dr Alexandra Hand – Registrar


Special Interest:

Paediatrics, Sexual Health, Antenatal Care, and ENT.

Ally graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery (BSc/MBBS). After being a doctor in the hospital system for several years she is now working towards her General Practice Fellowship. She has recently completed her Diploma of Child Heath and National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health.
Her interest areas are Paediatrics, Sexual Health, Antenatal Care, and ENT.
In her spare time Ally loves to be with her family and golden retriever at the park or the beach.


Dr Annabel Chau – Registrar


Special Interest:

Women’s Health (including implanon insertion) as well as preventative and chronic disease management. 

Dr Annabel Chau has recently commenced work with the team at Priority Health.

She is working towards her fellowship in General practice after spending some time in the hospital system. 




Dr James Welsh – Registrar


Special Interest:

Sports injuries and musculoskeletal medicine, men’s and women’s health, minor surgeries, mental health

James graduated from the University of Queensland with MBBS in 2011.  He worked initially at Redcliffe Hospital with experience in a variety of areas.  James worked for 3 years in Orthopaedics at Redcliffe, Mater Adults and QEII hospitals before deciding to pursue general practice training.  Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and spending time with his dog.




Dr Chantelle Giles – Registrar


Special Interest:

Women’s health, Older adults’ health, Preventative healthcare, Depression, anxiety & emotional well-being, Weight management, Sexual health

Dr Chantelle Giles graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Science (BSc). Chantelle also holds a Masters degree in Public Health. She completed her thesis on prevention of social isolation in older adults, and has special interest in caring for our elderly population.She is passionate about social justice, preventative healthcare, and improving quality of life for her patients.Chantelle also enjoys spending time with her family, brunching in her favourite cafes and relaxing at the beach.



Dr Alexis Badger – Registrar

MBBS, BCommtyEd

Special Interests:

Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, Travel Medicine


Alexis has worked across a number of specialities during her hospital years in rural NSW & QLD. She has recently left the Australian Regular Army where she served for several years as a Medical Officer. Alexis has travelled extensively through East Africa and is passionate about community education, social justice and humanitarian assistance. Outside of work she is a budding environmentalist, loves spending time with her husband and two children and can’t resist a good farmer’s market on the weekend. 


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