About Us

“Your Health Our Priority” four simple words, two important concepts. This is what the team at Middle Ridge Family Practice work towards and aim for everyday with every patient. A health partnership based on mutual respect and a genuine desire by our practice to help people enjoy life in good health. We aim to be a Medical Home for our patients. We strive towards being the practice of choice for Toowoomba residents.  We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality medical services in an efficient and caring environment, focusing on meeting the needs of our patients.

Proudly owned and operated by Dr Sian Ford, we are a boutique family practice with modern and comfortable facilities and free onsite parking. We also have a demonstrated commitment to preventative health encompassing regular screening, health checks, immunisations and assistance in maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Allied Health Services

Middle Ridge Family Practice is a centre of Integrated Health, hosting visiting services from an Audiologist, Diabetic Educator, Dietician and Podiatrist. Appointments for Sole Focus Podiatry are made by calling 45 297430. Appointments for Healthy Lifestyles Australia can be made by calling their head office on 0432 468 548. Audiology appointments can be made by calling Connect Hearing on 07 4930 0095. We also offer the convenience of Mary’s Family Pharmacy and a pathology provider on the premises.

Opening Hours

Mon,Wed,Thurs & Fri 8.00am-5.00 pm.

Tuesdays 8:00am – 6:30pm

Saturday 8:00am – 11:30am

 

Location

156-158 Spring Street

Middle Ridge

 

Contact Us

T: (07) 4635 1688

F: (07) 4613 6017

Middle Ridge Family Practice

Our Team

Dr Sian Ford

Trained at the University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff, Dr Siân Ford was practising as a solo GP and visiting Medical Officer to Queensland Health for 13 years prior to the devastating 2010 flood in Charleville. Additionally she worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service providing female GP services in remote areas for over 10 years.

Dr Ford has interests in many medical fields including Rural and Remote medicine, Women and Children’s health, minor skin surgery and Preventative Care. In addition, she is the School Doctor for The Glennie School Boarding Community and visits the school a number of times a week.

Dr Ford is currently a Director of RHealth (previously Southern Queensland Rural Division of General Practice) a member of the St Vincent’s Hospital Regional Advisory Committee and is a Council member for The Glennie School, a private Anglican girl’s school.  Siân has experience in Health programming, Not for Profit Organisations, Audit and Risk, Corporate Governance and also as a Medical Educator and GP Supervisor training health professionals and students.

Dr Ford is now the proud Principal GP of Middle Ridge Family Practice whilst also enjoying the challenge of operating a family business in Charleville. She was nominated in the 2012 Queensland Rural Remote and Regional Women’s Network Strong Women Leadership Awards for her business skills.  Siân and her husband Nick have 2 daughters attending The Glennie School and a son attending Toowoomba Grammar Junior School. All the family enjoy the wonderful educational, sporting and cultural activities afforded in Toowoomba.

She is committed to the success of Middle Ridge Family Practice and endeavours to ensure this boutique medical practice proves to be the practice of choice and “Medical Home” within the Toowoomba region.  Outside of work, Dr Ford not only enjoys being creative in the kitchen, but also has a keen interest in photography, and a passion for travel.

Dr Felicity Constable

Felicity was born and educated in Brisbane completing her BSc (physiology and pharmacology) in 2000 and her MBBS in 2004.  She accepted a Qld Health Rural Health scholarship in medical school and after completing her internship in Mackay, joined the newly fledged Rural Generalist pathway.  Felicity undertook her DRANZCOG Adv at Mackay Base Hospital and moved to Dalby Hospital to work as a GP Obstetrician.  Felicity achieved her ACRRM fellowship in 2013 and in 2014 became Medical Superintendent of the Chinchilla Hospital.   She moved to Toowoomba with her family in late 2016.  She currently holds a position as a Director of the Rural Generalist program and Chair of the Consultative Committee for DRANZCOG.  She remains a keen supporter of excellence in rural health care, particularly women’s health and obstetric care.  Felicity is married to James and they have a noisy house with 3 sons, a springer spaniel and 4 chooks.

Dr Mark Bennett

Dr Mark Bennett studied medicine at the University of Queensland, graduating with second class honours in 1988 and completing his fellowship in General Practice in 1993. Dr Bennett has been practicing in the Sunshine Coast area for over 28 years.

Dr Bennett has a warm friendly collaborative approach to medical consulting. Mark, his wife Monika and family have moved to Toowoomba in January 2019!

Mark’s special interests include:

  • Chronic illness
  • Palliative care
  • Mental Health
  • Weight loss
  • Minor surgical procedures

Dr Tiana Dall’Osto

Tiana grew up in North Queensland and was one of the first medical students to graduate from James Cook University in 2005.
She has completed a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and became a Fellow of The RACGP in 2011. Tiana has a Certificate in Breastfeeding Counseling through the Australian Breastfeeding Association and has a keen interest in Women’s Health issues, infant feeding concerns and general Paediatrics. Tiana has also previously worked in an allergy clinic dealing with eczema, food allergies/intolerances, hay fever and associated conditions.
Tiana also enjoys her involvement in GP registrar education and training.
In her spare time She loves to bake, dabble in various art mediums, and spend time with her two young children. She is excited to return to Toowoomba after residing in the USA for the last 12 months for her husband’s work

Dr Tiana is with us each Tuesday and Friday

Dr Tamara Johansen

Dr Tamara Johansen is completing her speciality in General Practice, after graduating from Griffith University in 2013. She spent 3 years at Toowoomba Hospital rotating through various medical and surgical disciplines, before moving to General Practice. Tamara has a special interest in women’s health, and holds the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist’s Certificate in Women’s Health. She also has special interests in skin cancer, dermatology and in pediatrics.

Tamara grew up in Toowoomba, trained as a Veterinarian at Sydney University, and practiced for 5 years before returning to medical school. She is fortunate to have a supportive husband, three handsome young boys and a Green Cheek Conure called Pi (also a boy!). Time with her boys is precious, so much of her ‘spare time’ is spent enjoying family outings, and creating fun activities for busy boys!

Tamara is a warm, understanding and skilled GP. She will be please to meet you.

Dr Jess McLaren

Jess is a born and bred North Queenslander, growing up surrounded by cane fields and beaches. She graduated from James Cook University at Townsville in 2014 before moving to Toowoomba to complete her residency at the Toowoomba Base Hospital. Her medical interests include women’s and children’s health, lifestyle diseases and rural medicine. In her spare time she loves to ride her horse and spend time with her husband, Alex, and their two rescue dogs, Ginny and Ollie.

Angela – Registered Nurse
Debra – Registered Nurse

Rhonda – Receptionist

Ann-Maree – Receptionist

Kylie– Receptionist