Our doctors

Bus-MedicalBusselton Medical Practice has been serving the people of Busselton and surrounding area for over 60 years. We are an independent practice of 11 Doctors, supported by professional Nursing staff and friendly caring Administration staff.  We aim to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.

Most patients prefer to stay with one doctor within our group, however if your chosen doctor is not available you are welcome to consult any of the doctors on duty and return to your own doctor when they are available.  You may be assured of complete confidentiality while attending Busselton Medical Practice.

Dr Gary Tapper


Dr Gary Tapper graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1984 and has been at Busselton Medical Practice since 1987. He  was awarded Fellowship of the RACGP in 1993. He has a keen interest in sports medicine and is a member of Sports Medicine Australia. He is married and has three adult daughters. Away from work he and his wife Wendy enjoy an active sporting life, with an interest in water sports and triathlon.

Family medicine is a focus for Gary who has extensive experience across all ages and stages of life.


Dr Michael Massey


Dr Michael Massey has been at Busselton Medical Practice since arriving with his young family in 1998. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1990 and completed his General Practice training in 1996. Along the way he also completed a Diploma in Obstetrics and trained extensively in anaesthetics.

He is interested in all aspects of Family Medicine and enjoys the long term relationships he has formed over many years with his patients. He strongly believes that continuity of care is a very important part of quality General Practice. He has further trained in skin cancer medicine which is expanding part of his work.

In addition to General Practice he also provides anaesthetics at Busselton Hospital for a range of surgeons. He is currently a board member of Cape Care, a not for profit aged care provider.

In his spare time he can be found playing his guitar poorly and injuring himself with sporting pursuits. He currently bathes in the glory of being the Busselton Medical Practice Jetty Swim champion.

Dr Ken Barbour


Dr Ken Barbour graduated MBBS with Honours from the University of Western Australia in 1996. He spent five years in the hospitals of Perth gaining post graduate experience in a wide variety of medical specialties. He spent several of those years training in different surgical disciplines, before moving to the United Kingdom and spending four years training as a rural General Practitioner in the beautiful Lake District.

He returned to Australia in 2006 and became a Fellow of the RACGP and joined the Busselton Medical Practice becoming a Partner.

He enjoys the full variety of Family Medicine across all age groups. He has undertaken Advanced training in dermoscopy (the detection and diagnosis of skin cancer) and skin cancer surgery (including advanced surgical procedures, which are done onsite in the practice’s theatre room for patients convenience).

Ken is married with 3 children and enjoys spending time with them in outdoor pursuits, such as hiking, running and cycling.


Dr Danielle Clark


Dr Danielle Clark graduated as a doctor from the University of Western Australia in 1992 and has worked at Busselton Medical Practice since 1998.

She enjoys general practice and the opportunities for meeting and helping people of all ages.  Danielle believes in encouraging young doctors to work in rural areas and teaches student doctors as part of the Rural Clinical School.

Danielle is married with 2 grown boys. In her spare time she enjoys most sport, especially trail running and soccer.

Dr Ingrid Hanemaaijer


Dr Ingrid Hanemaaijer has been at Busselton Medical Practice since 2004. She studied medicine at UWA graduating in 1996. Ingrid enjoys the variety of all aspects of general practice and particularly appreciates the unique opportunity of being a part of so many people's life journeys.

She works part-time in the hope that she may maintain a peaceful and happy household with her husband and 3 gorgeous girls.  You might also see her around town on her bike, singing in her acappella group or treading the boards at the local theatre.

Dr Tamsin Coutts


Dr Tamsin Coutts graduated in 2000 from the University of Nottingham, UK.  After completion of house jobs she spent 18 months working in Australia - Perth and Townsville before returning to Scotland to continue training.  She initially harboured ambitions to be a Geriatrician so worked in Edinburgh gaining MRCP (UK), but once she realised she enjoyed looking after patients of all ages she changed over to General Practice.  She spent time training in Paediatrics, gaining a Diploma in Child Health (DCH), and continues to enjoy looking after children. 

Tamsin has a number of varied interests including those outlined above, Women’s Health, Sexual Health, Cancer Care and Palliative Care.

Dr Vinnie Pushpalingam


Dr Vinnie Pushpalingam graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1996 and has subsequently gained Fellowship of the RACGP. He initially worked in hospitals in Perth spending 4 years at Princess Margaret Hospital. He completed his anaesthetic training at Joondalup Hospital before moving to the Kimberley. He has worked extensively in the Kimberley region in emergency medicine. He joined Busselton Medical Practice in 2009. Dr Pushpa has an interest in all aspects of general practice.

He is married with 2 daughters.

Dr Jamie Coutts


Dr Jamie Coutts joined Busselton Medical Practice in November 2014, having fallen in love with the area following a move from Scotland with his family in January 2014. He is an experienced GP, having been a partner in a GP practice in Scotland for 6 years. He has extensive clinical interests, including Cardiovascular Disease prevention, Asthma, mental illness and Paediatrics.

Outside of work Jamie is an active member of the South West Cycle Club. He also likes spending time with his family in the great outdoors.

Dr Mike Peterkin
MBBS R Dip Oen Dip Obs RACOG


Dr Michael Peterkin graduated in medicine from the University of Western Australia in 1973. After three years of residency at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and Kalgoorlie Hospital (where he was the first resident to work in this hospital), medicine was too much like hard work for Dr Peterkin.

His love for wine and winemaking could not be ignored any longer and, as if a degree in medicine wasn't enough, he attended Roseworthy Agricultural College in Adelaide from 1976 to 1978 where he studied viticulture and winemaking.

When Dr Peterkin returned to Western Australia, he made wine for Dr Kevin Cullen and his wife Diana. After the 1980 vintage was completed he was persuaded to work in Dr Cullen's medical practice in Busselton which rekindled his interest in medicine.

In the years that followed, Dr Peterkin completed postgraduate degrees in obstetrics, gynaecology and postgraduate work in anaesthetics.  Dr Peterkin adds there are very few professions where you get to touch people's lives as intimately as you do in medicine and considers it a noble profession.

Dr Sophie Genoni


 Sophie has a special interest in women's and children's health, as well as preventative medicine. She has completed additional training in women's health and sexual health, and inserts IUDs and Implanons. She also performs minor skin procedures. Aside from her clinical work, she has been involved in teaching medical students and was previously a co-opted member on the RACGP WA Faculty Board. In her free time she enjoys baking and outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and paddle boarding.

Dr Andrew Parker


Dr Parker returns to us having completed his registrar training at the practice in 2018.  He graduated from the University of Leeds in 2011 and has been working in Western Australia since 2014.

His interests include paediatric medicine, mens health and performing minor procedures in the practice.  Along with working in general practice, he also works in the Emergency Dpeartment and also holds a qualification in anaesthetics.

Outside of work he can be found swimming, cycling and running (slowly) or enjoying the country with his young family.



Busselton Medical Practice is committed to training qualified doctors in the specialty of general practice. As part of this commitment we provide supervised attachments of 6-12 months duration for registered medical practitioners training in the specialty of General Practice. In exchange for providing them with guidance and experience in General Practice we are in turn provided with enthusiastic doctors who bring new ideas and knowledge to our medical community. In fostering their development as General Practitioners we hope to someday have them return to work with us in a full time capacity.