Dr Jill Maxwell OAM

Dr Jill Maxwell OAM has been a General Practitioner since 1976 and is the principal and owner of Adelaide City General Practice. Dr Maxwell’s vision was to establish a practice which would welcome patients from all walks of life. She has a strong commitment to social justice as demonstrated by her work with people with disabilities, refugees and people who are homeless. Dr Maxwell is the practice’s principal supervisor of medical students and registrars and has long been involved in the teaching of medical students in Disability Medicine. From 1996 to 2010 Dr Maxwell held positions as a Board Member and then Chairperson of the Medical Insurance Group Australia and from 2011 was the Chair of medical indemnity insurance company MDA National’s Medical Liaison Council. Dr Maxwell chaired the General Practice Advisory Council of three Federal Ministers for Health. From 2010 to 2014 she was a Clinical Lead in the National E-Health Transition Authority which was instrumental in the establishment of Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records.  In 2007 Dr Maxwell was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to medicine, medical indemnity and to the community. In 1995 she was awarded a fellowship of the Australian Medical Association for outstanding service to the Association.

Dr Jill Maxwell has special interests in:

  • Disability medicine
  • Chronic illness
  • Obstetrics shared care
  • Counselling

When she is not working as a GP Dr Maxwell enjoys travelling, cycling, hiking and gardening.

Dr Cathy Sarles


Dr Cathy Sarles consults at Adelaide City General Practice on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

She studied medicine at University of Adelaide graduating in 1985. She holds a diploma of obstetrics from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as well as fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Sarles has additional training in family planning, skin cancer medicine and surgery, and general practice office procedures. She has worked in the United Kingdom, Broken Hill and Regional South Australia.

Dr Cathy Sarles has special interests in:

  • Skin cancer: screening and management
  • Family planning including insertion of Mirena and Implanon
  • Obstetric shared care
  • Cross cultural medicine - Refugee health
  • Counselling
  • Chronic illness
  • General practice minor office surgery
  • Comfortable working with interpreters

Professor Bernard Pearn-Rowe

BSc (Hons), MB, BS, FAMA

Professor Bernard Pearn-Rowe is a visiting GP at Adelaide City General Practice. He was born in Sydney and qualified in London at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, before returning to Australia in the ‘70s. He has practised as a GP in suburban Perth since then, and he has a number of special interests including the investigation and treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the investigation and treatment of defects in iron metabolism. Professor Pearn-Rowe regularly conducts iron infusion clinics Adelaide City General Practice.

Professor Pearn-Rowe has been Chairman of the Western Australian faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and President of the Western Australian AMA. He was foundation Chair of Western Australian GP Education and Training, and is the foundation Professor of the University of Notre Dame Australia, School of Medicine in Fremantle. He is currently Convenor of the Federal AMA Council of General Practice.

During his spare time Professor Pearn-Rowe enjoys music and cycling.

Dr Suhasini Mohan

MBBS, FRACGP, Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health (SHine SA)

Dr Suhasini Mohan graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 2006. She went onto do her internship and junior resident rotations at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, covering a diverse range of disciplines including cardiology, intensive care, psychiatry, paediatrics and palliative care. She completed her postgraduate training in General Practice through Sturt Fleurieu, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Mohan believes it is important to remain a generalist in order to manage the wide range of clinical presentations in general practice. She regularly attends educational sessions to maintain her skills and is a member of the RACGP. 

Dr Cathryn Mills

MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma in Child Health

Dr Mills graduated from The University of Adelaide Medical School in 2011. She then completed her internship and RMO years at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women's and Children's Hospital, where she obtained valuable experience in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. She completed her General Practice Fellowship through Adelaide to Outback GP Training, and is now a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Cathryn Mills has special interests in:

  • Obstetric shared care
  • Contraceptive discussions - including insertion of Mirena and Implanon
  • Palliative Care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Working with refugee and migrant populations and non-English speakers

In her spare time Dr Mills enjoys hiking and dancing.  She is also interested in cooking and loves to plan her next adventure.

Dr Jill Benson AM


Dr. Jill Benson has been a GP for over 30 years.  In addition to her work at Adelaide City General Practice, she has worked at Doctors’ Health SA since 2000. Dr Benson also works at Pangula Mannamurna Aboriginal health service in Mt Gambier and is the founding Medical Director of Kakarrara Wilurrara Health Alliance in the remote Aboriginal communities at Yalata, Oak Valley and Tjuntjuntjara. Dr Benson is a Medical Educator at GPEx, the GP Training Organisation for SA and is a researcher in the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide.  She sits on national and international refugee health and mental health committees. She was awarded an Order of Australia in 2012 for her work with Aboriginal people, refugees and in mental health. 

Dr Jodi Hunt

MD, BMedSc

Dr Jodi Hunt graduated from the Flinders University of South Australia and completed hospital based years at the Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals. Experience includes psychiatry, paediatrics, palliative care, emergency medicine and general medicine. She has specific interests in sexual health, mental health and paediatrics, and is currently undertaking the Diploma in Child Health through the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. 

She has two young children and therefore no spare time to enjoy hobbies.

Nursing Team

Danielle Schmidt - RN

Helen Stacey - RN RM

Penny Haselgrove - RN

Administration Team

Sophie Piron BAppSc (SpPath), MBA - Business Manager

Sharon Bailey - Reception Team Leader

Amy Scott - Receptionist

Alysse Heuer - Receptionist

Carly Cracknell - Receptionist

Maureen Mudge - Receptionist