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 co-located with Mary’s Family Pharmacy and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology for your convenience. Audiology appointments can be made by calling Connect Hearing on 07 4930 0095.

Opening Hours

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

Tuesdays 8:00am – 6:30pm

Closed public holidays

 

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

Dr Ford trained at the University of Wales, Cardiff where she worked in Wales and North Yorkshire undertaking Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and General Practice before embarking on an Australian working holiday adventure in Charleville.

Subsequently Dr Ford worked as a solo general practitioner and Visiting Medical Officer for Queensland Health for 13 years prior to the devastating Charleville flood in 2010.  Additionally, she worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service providing female general practice services in remote areas for over 10 years.

Dr Ford has interests in many medical fields including rural and remote medicine, women’s health, paediatrics, minor skin surgery and preventative care. Dr Ford is the appointed general practitioner for The Glennie School and conducts regular clinics onsite for boarding students. Dr Ford is an accredited supervisor with RACGP and a medical educator for GP registrars and medical students.

Dr Ford is currently a Director of RHealth; a member of the St Vincent’s Hospital Regional Advisory Committee and sits on The Glennie School Council. She has experience in corporate governance for non-for-profit organisations. 

Dr Ford is the Director and Principal 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 husband Nick have three children Lizzie, Katie and Alex. The family enjoys the wonderful educational, sporting and cultural activities afforded in Toowoomba and 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 Ford is committed to the success of Middle Ridge Family Practice and endeavours to ensure this practice proves to be your practice of choice and “Medical Home” within the Toowoomba region.

Dr Felicity Constable

Dr Constable trained in Brisbane completing a BSc (Phys Pharm) in 2000 and her MBBS at University of Queensland in 2004 before being balloted to Mackay for her intern year.  Whilst in Mackay, she completed her DRANZCOG Advanced before moving to the Western Downs in 2008 to take up a Senior Medical Officer role at Dalby Hospital.  Here she completed her FACRRM in 2013. In 2014, Felicity moved to Chinchilla where she served as the Medical Superintendent.

Dr Constable relocated to Toowoomba with her family in late 2016 and currently positions as a Rural Generalist Training Advisor; Chair of the Consultative Committee for DRANZCOG; Senior Clinical Editor Darling Downs HealthPathways whilst working at Middle Ridge Family Practice four days per week. 

 Dr Constable 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 three sons. They also have a cheeky cocker spaniel, Pippa and guinea fowl.  In her spare time, Dr Constable enjoys gardening and travelling.

Dr Mark Bennett

Dr Bennett studied medicine at the University of Queensland, graduating with second-class honours in 1988 and completing his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 1993.

Dr Bennett has worked in Caboolture and Morayfield for a time prior running his own general practice with Monika on Bribie Island for a decade. After selling this practice, he worked in Morayfield before moving to Wamuran and Woodford to practise.  Mark relocated to Toowoomba in January 2019.

Dr Bennett’s special interests include chronic disease, palliative care, mental health and weight loss.

Alongside his many professional talents, Dr Bennett loves to share his vast medical knowledge with nursing, medical students and general practice registrars.

Dr Bennett is an accredited supervisor for RACGP and supervises international medical graduates.

Dr Bennett has been married to his wife Monika for 30 years and they have three children; James, Elizabeth and Rebecca and a grandchild, Rylee.  Monika has previously worked at St Pauls Lutheran Church and prior to having children was a Secondary School Teacher and a Teacher’s Aide.  

James has a PhD in Physics and is working at the University of Queensland. Elizabeth has a Masters of Teaching and is mother to Rylee who is attending school in Toowoomba. Their youngest child, Rebecca is currently studying Equine Science at the University of Queensland and enjoys show jumping with her horse Striker Park Astro.

Mark has been a volunteer Surf Life Saver, Chairman and Vice Chairman of their Church and a Scout leader. His personal interests include fishing, especially fly-fishing and amateur photography.

Dr Tiana Dall’Osto –  (Maternity Leave until late 2021)

Dr Dall’Osto grew up in North Queensland and was one of the first medical students to graduate from James Cook University in 2005.

Dr Dall’Osto completed a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital becoming a Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2011. Tiana worked in Brisbane prior to moving to USA for 12 months for her husband’s work as an ENT specialist.

Dr Dall’Osto has a keen interest in women’s health issues, infant feeding concerns and general paediatrics. She has a Certificate in Breastfeeding Counselling through the Australian Breastfeeding Association and is working towards her qualifications as a Lactation Consultant.  Tiana has also previously worked in an allergy clinic dealing with eczema, food allergies and intolerances, hay fever and associated conditions.

Dr Dall’Osto also enjoys her involvement in GP registrar education and training.

Tiana and husband have two gorgeous young girls who love their trampoline and dog, Fergal. In her spare time, Tiana loves to bake, dabble in various art mediums, and spending time with her children and extended family.

Dr Tamara Johansen

Dr Johansen grew up in Toowoomba and studied vet science at Sydney University. She practised for five years in Brisbane before deciding to study medicine.

Dr Tamara Johansen graduated from Griffith University in 2013 where she was awarded the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland student prize.  Tamara subsequently spent three years at Toowoomba Hospital. She holds the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist’s Certificate in Women’s Health (RANZCOG CWH).

Dr Johansen joined the practice in 2017 as a general practice registrar. Tamara has special interests in women’s health, skin cancer, geriatrics and family medicine.

Tamara is grateful to have a supportive husband and has three very handsome boys. She has quite the garden, growing luscious herbs and healthy vegetables. Tamara also enjoys playing the piano, yoga and volunteering as a Board Member for the Loanialu Health Clinic in Vanuatu.

Dr Gemma O’Leary 

Dr Gemma O’Leary grew up in Clifton and completed her education there before graduating from

Griffith University in 2013.  She concluded her intern years at the Gold Coast University Hospital and received her fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner on 18 February 2020.

 Dr O’Leary joined Middle Ridge Family Practice in February 2020 and has been granted her Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice Training (Paediatrics) in September 2020.

 Dr O’Leary’s special interests include paediatrics, perinatal care and women’s health. Gemma also has a wealth of experience in Emergency Medicine. Additionally, she continues her commitment to rural health working at Oakey Hospital on weekends.

Between working at the practice and the hospital, Dr O’Leary loves to relax at home on her weekends off.

    Our Nurses

    Angela – Registered Nurse

    Letisha – Registered Nurse

    Helen– Registered Nurse

    Gina Hawker – Practice Manager

    Ann-Maree – Senior Receptionist

    Vicki – Receptionist

    Bridget– Receptionist