General Practitioners

Dr Marg Garde

Dr Margaret Garde arrived in Portland to commence work at what was then "Portland Medical Group" in Otway St in December 1984. Since then she has filled roles in Emergency Medicine, Hospital care, Family Planning, Public Health, Indigenous Health, Chronic Disease Management and more recently has achieved qualifications and experience in Medical Education.

At Active Health she runs continuing education for all health staff and teaches the two medical students who are attached to the clinic.

Dr Judy Carson

Dr Carson holds general practice training as well as a Diploma in Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Masters in General Practice Psychiatry and an Advanced Certificate of Hypnosis.

She has worked at Macarthur Outreach Centre and currently works at Port Fairy Medical Clinic as well as Active Health.

Dr Ann Dunbar

Dr Dunbar holds a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Edin), a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery St Andrews. She has had extensive experience working as a GP in both Scotland and Australia.

Her special medical interests include Women’s Health, Cardiovascular medicine, Travel Medicine and Migraines.

Dr Deborah Carrington

Dr Carrington holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) and a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Melbourne. She completed her Internship and Residency with Eastern Health in Melbourne and joined the GP Training Program in 2011. Deborah has worked in Hospitals, Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care as well as Medical Clinics.

Her special medical interests include Infant sleep and settling, Breastfeeding support and Women’s health.

Dr Carrington is currently on Maternity Leave.

Dr Meg Pilkington

Dr Meg Pilkington holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Flinders University. She also holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary Honours) and a Bachelor of Forestry Science, both from Melbourne University.

Dr Pilkington is a rurally trained doctor having studied in Mt Gambier for 2 years through the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum. She has spent time working at South West Healthcare Warrnambool Hospital as well as Portland District Health. She has previously worked at Active Health Portland and with her return she will continue to work at Portland District Health upskilling in Anaesthetics and Emergency Medicine.

She has a special interest in rural remote medicine and is undertaking general practice through the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and looks forward to a career as a rural generalist where she will experience all areas of general practice.

Dr Alex Pun

Dr Alex Pun holds a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy from the University of Melbourne.

He completed his internship and residency at Monash Health in Melbourne and joined the General Practice training program in 2016.

Alex is also currently completing a Masters of Medicine (Pain Management) through University of Sydney.

His special medical interests are minor procedures and Men's Health.