Our Doctors





Dr Ruth Spencer

Ruth is currently our longest serving GP registrar. Originally from the UK, she came to work in Cairns for a year – that was 9 years ago now!

Ruth has worked as an emergency doctor in Melbourne and Broken Hill, so she has a lot of experience in emergency medicine, and is also interested in women’s health and preventative health care.

She graduated from Nottingham Medical School in the UK, and after completing her internship she and her husband decided to move to Australia.

She initially spent time working as an Emergency Doctor in Cairns, Melbourne and Broken Hill before training as a specialist General Practitioner. Ruth settled in the local area of Daylesford in 2013, and has since started her family here. She enjoys living and working in such a fabulous local community.

Ruth loves the diversity of working in rural general practice. She has a special interest and expert knowledge in Women’s Health, including sexual health, vulval and genital skin health, and menopause management. She provided shared pregnancy care with Ballarat Maternity Department and also provides counselling and options for unplanned pregnancies.

Other areas of interest include general family medicine and preventative healthcare.

She is also a keen educator and heavily involved with the teaching and supervision of our Deakin medical students that are based at the practice.

Ruth lives locally with her husband and daughter.

New patients welcome

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Special Interests:

  • Family Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Preventative Health Care
  • Sexual Health
  • Unplanned Pregnancy Choices
  • Mirena Accredited
  • Implanon Accredited