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Our Team

Dr. Michael Clements

B.Econ(Hons) MBBS DAvmed MPH FRACGP FARGP FRACMA FACAsM GAICD MRAeS

Practice Principal, RACGP Supervisor, Tropical Medical Training Medical Educator, Rural Generalist Training Advisor: Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway.

Dr. Clements gained his specialist qualifications in General Practice after training in various locations in Australia and across the world. Under the Royal Australian Air Force Graduate Medical Scheme, Dr Clements served in Australia, the Middle East and on exchange in the United Kingdom before deciding to settle into Townsville. During this time Dr Clements qualified as a Specialist Aviation Medical Officer with the RAAF and he continues in the RAAF Specialist Reserve.

After some time spent as the Director of Medical Services at Ingham Hospital Dr Clements then moved on to Townsville Hospital as the Medical Director for Health and Wellbeing Service Group. During this time Dr Clements finalised his management training and he has now returned to general practice and set up Fairfield Central Medical Practice with a vision to provide quality, evidence based team care using modern technology in a family medicine environment.

Dr Clements has a keen interest in mental health, chronic disease and palliative care, and his military service has meant he has a keen desire to support ex-service personnel and families of serving members. The rest of the team at the practice have been carefully selected and trained to provide patients with a positive and engaging experience. Satisfaction comes from helping patients navigate their health journey.


Dr Jessica Eltherington

Dr Jessica Eltherington

MBBS, FRACGP

Medical Director, JCU Medical Student Supervisor

Dr Eltherington is a local James Cook University graduate who has worked in Townsville for the last 8 years.  Jessica completed her specialist training in General Practice in 2017.  Jessica enjoys all aspects of general practice with particular interests in Women’s and Children’s Health, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicine and enjoys Chronic Disease Management.  Jessica has recently returned from Maternity leave and is gradually increasing her working hours.


Dr Olaf Rusoke-Dierich

MBBS (Germany), PhD (Germany), FRACGP

Dr. Olaf studied Medicine at the LMU Munich/Germany from 1992-1997, and at the FU Berlin/Germany from 1997-1998 where he graduated in medicine. He completed his PhD in medicine (drug and alcohol) in 2007. He came to Australia in 2003 and worked for several years in Emergency Departments north of Brisbane. Since 2007, Dr. Olaf worked as a GP in rural and metropolitan areas. He became a fellow of the FRACG/Australia in 2012.

He is author of several books and articles, mainly around diving medicine. He has a diverse medical background, including hyperbaric and diving medicine, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, emergency medicine, skin cancer treatment, sports injuries and general practice. He has also great interest in chronic disease care.  In the recent years he worked as a doctor for the Australian Defence Force, hence he is dedicated to provide care for ex-service personnel and families of serving members.

Dr Megan Arlett

GP Registrar

Megan is a Townsville local, and graduated from James Cook University in 2015.  After spending two years working in a variety of departments at the Townsville and Charters Towers Hospitals, she is very excited to continue her registrar training at Fairfield Central Medical Practice through Generalist Medical Training (GMT).

She has an interest in women’s health and sexual health of young people, but is embracing all aspects of general practice.


Emily Vagulans

Practice Nurse


Simone Ryan

Practice Manager

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