Meet the Team

Dr Denise Ruth

Permanently appointed female General Practitioner 

Denise has lived in Apollo Bay for over 15 years and has worked here as a GP from 2001 to 2008, returning to the Medical Centre in January 2018 after a period working away in Geelong and Melbourne. Denise brings over 35 years of experience as a GP, medical educator, researcher, and public and community health physician. She provides general practice care including preventive, pregnancy, aged and palliative care.

Dr David Mullen

Dr. Mullen in office. LCH_2015 163Permanently appointed male General Practitioner 

Dr Mullen is a vocationally trained General Practitioner. He hails from Galway on the west coast of Ireland. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate training in Dublin. His areas of interest are Minor Injuries, Acute Medicine, Chronic Disease Management and Dermatology.

Dr Patrick Mannion


Dr Patrick Mannion is originally from the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.  He completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of South Australia in 2009, and went on to complete a

Postgraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Monash University in 2015.

Patrick undertook hospital internship and residency in Melbourne, with core foundations in Emergency, General Medicine, and Surgery.  He has worked in a number of hospital networks, obtaining further experience in Emergency medicine, Paediatrics, and holds a graduate Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

His personal interests include tennis, cycling, swimming, hiking and travel.


Practice Manager, Nurses and Support Staff

Practice Manager: Mandy Farrelly

Practice Nurse: Anne Newton

Support Staff: Jane Jahn, Kelly Hurley, Debbie Hall and Heather Hamling