Dr Allen brings with him 15 years of experience, as well as his wife, Katherine, and two young children – James (age 3) and Matthew (almost 1). He completed his studies at RMIT Melbourne and has most recently been working as a locum around Australia, including a stint as our locum in September 2015.

“Since graduating I have lived and worked primarily in Adelaide,” Dr Allen said. But the lure of South East was always there.” Dr Allen actually went to school here, moving to Mount Gambier with his parents, and attending Grant High School from Year 9 until graduation. “I loved living down here then and have been looking to come back, which has now happened and that’s exciting,” Dr Allen said. “When we came here to do the locum, it re-established what I enjoyed about living here – the friendliness of the place. It has that small town country feel but is big enough to have all the facilities, like shops, health care and schools. It makes it such a nice place.”

Having Dr Allen come on board means we are able to extend our hours to six days a week. Dr Allen will be in on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Dr Atkins will be in on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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