Dr Ian G Spencer OAM

Ian2After graduating, Dr Spencer spent time in the UK where he completed  a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a diploma of Anaesthetics and a diploma of Child Health. He returned to Australia in 1978 where he took up practicing in Bourke.

During his time in Bourke Dr Spencer started taking Medical Registrars with an interest in Rural Practice and has been involved in their training as a Supervisor and Mentor for the FMP organisation since that time.

When he came to Wellington in 1984, Dr Spencer started the Swift Street Medical Centre  and after twelve months was able to upgrade  it to a training practice and start taking rural training registrars yet again, and still does to this day.

Dr Spencer was actively involved in the Critical Care Network and ran many workshops throughout the western part of NSW for critical care. He became an Instructor and then Senior Instructor for the ATLS Course, which is a trauma response course based on and run by the Australian College of Surgeons. He is also a Senior Lecturer for the Sydney University Rural Clinical School in Dubbo.

Dr Spencer also consults regularly here at the surgery with our Ante-Natal Clinic and the Day Procedure Clinic being a significant part of his workload.

We are all very proud of the fact that in 2004, Dr Spencer was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to Rural Medicine – an accolade that is indeed a great honour and one that we all feel is very well deserved.