For Travel Medicine advice, we often utilise the services of Travel Doctor and Travel Bug.

These businesses deal with travel medicine and advice and will usually have the vaccinations required on-site for administration after consultation with one of their practitioners.

For more information either call them or visit their websites as listed below.

Travel Bug is located at 64A Fullarton Road Norwood Ph: 83624144

Travel Doctor-TMVC is located at Globe Medical, 21 Hindmarsh Square Adelaide Ph: 8223 6225




AC Podiatry visit O'Brien Street every 5th Wednesday.

  This service is only offered to patients of O'Brien Street and are accessed with the additional privilege of being bulk-billed as part of your care in collaboration with your O'Brien Street GP.

They welcome both private and EPC patients (no gap payment required for EPC clients). If you are having an Enhanced Primary Care plan done by a GP, the referral detail needs to specify AC Podiatry as service provider.

Appointments can be made through our reception team on 82314026.


Besides providing services here at O'Brien Street, their other locations are:

  • 101 Halifax Street Adelaide 
  • Oakden Medical Centre
  • Intex House- Elizabeth Vale
  • Golden Grove FamilyHealth
  • GP Plus Medical Centre Elizabeth
  • AC Podiatry Clare
  • AC Podiatry Riverton

For appointments at these locations, please call 82555575.

Their website for further information is

We currently have 1 Sexual Health Physician offering sessions at O'Brien Street.

Appointments can only be made with a referral from another Medical Practitioner.


Dr Carole Khaw: alternate Mondays 12.00 noon- 5.00pm

Dr Carole Khaw is a Consultant Sexual Health Physician at Clinic 275, Infectious Diseases Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Clinical Title Holder Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide.

She is available to see private patients at O'Brien Street Practice between 11.00am and 5.00pm.

Her speciality is in HIV Medicine, Sexually Transmitted Infections and medical management of Hepatitis. 

She also has an interest in PrEP, PeP, gay men's sexual health, sexual dysfunction, chemsex, transgender medicine and various aspects of female sexual dysfunction.

She is passionate about sexual health education and promotion in the community and in health care providers.




The basic fee structure for Dr Khaw 


TYPE OF CONSULT          Full Fee           Medicare Rebate          
Initial Consult- 1 hour $167.30 $132.30
Subsequent Consult- 1/2 hour $101.25 $66.25



Originally beginning as a single-room general practice in 1991, O’Brien Street General Practice has grown to a five-room general practice accommodating eight part-time GPs. The environment is relaxed and calming that feels less like a medical practice and more like a safe and caring space.

While we offer a full range of general practice services, we also focus on a number of specialised areas that makes our practice different from most. For more information click the Services tab.

We are also a teaching practice in co-operation with the University of Adelaide & Flinders University Medical Schools.

O’Brien Street Practice is fully accredited by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL). AGPAL operates nationally and provides accreditation services to over 85% of general practices in Australia.

AGPAL is the leading provider of quality improvement that supports primary care practice teams to increase efficiency, reduce risk and stay current with trends and best practice.

What happens if I need to see a doctor out of business hours?
We have an arrangement with a locum service, ‘Home Doctor Service" who can be contacted by phone when we are closed. Their number is 137425 and this number is also incorporated in our answering machine message should you ring outside of business hours. Ths service is available from 4pm weekdays, 10am saturdays and all day Sundays and Public holidays. This service has no gap payment required.

I’ve left a message for my GP—when will they contact me?
We take a lot of messages for our GPs throughout the day and the general rule is that they will attend to and reply at their earliest convenience.

I have chest pains or suspect that I may have had a stroke—what should I do?
If you are experiencing chest pains, you should go straight to emergency at your nearest hospital as they are equipped with the expertise to diagnose and treat you.

Why do I have to see my GP for repeat prescriptions, referrals and for forms to be filled in?
We are committed to patient care and we do not provide prescriptions or referrals without seeing you in a consultation. Any prescription medication needs to be monitored and we insist on this policy for your protection and wellbeing.

When you make an appointment just to obtain a repeat script, the doctor may not charge you a co-payment the visit. If you request a repeat script and don't see the doctor, you will be charged a $30 script fee.

If you have a form that needs to be filled in i.e Centrelink we need you to make a time to come and see the doctor- these forms require the doctor checking your medical history to fill them out correctly and takes time for which the doctor should be paid rather than doing so in their own time. It also ensures that you are happy with the information being filled in and gives you a chance to discuss it.

O’Brien Street Practice is a privately operated clinic. We request that all patients settle their accounts at the end of their consultation. We accept all major credit cards, with the exception of American Express. EFTPOS facility is also available for payment via our TYRO terminal. With this facility, we can process the full payment via credit card or EFTPOS, then by transmitting the receipt to Medicare electronically, re-swipe your card and have the Medicare rebate transferred to either your savings or cheque account.

TYRO cannot refund your Medicare rebate into a credit facility- it must be either savings or cheque. If you wish to receive your Medicare rebate as a cheque in the mail, we can still arrange this for you.

If you bring your BSB and Account number details with you at your next visit, we can store these details in your billing record for future reference or alternatively, you can register online through your My Gov account.

After paying your account by either debit or credit card or if you use tap and go as a means of payment, we can then arrange for the rebate to be deposited directly into your designated account without the need of extra cards etc.

A much quicker option to enable your rebate being paid back to you.

We require full payment at the time of your visit and your rebate is then refunded through the TYRO machine into your savings or cheque account. This means that the GP is paid on time and you receive your rebate almost immediately.

By paying your account in full at the time of the consultation, the difference between what Medicare pays and what we charge as a discounted account is $35, so it is slightly cheaper for you to pay in full at the time of the consultation.


Our fees for non-concession cardholders are as follows:

From 1 July 2021

TYPE OF CONSULT Full Fee Discount Fee Paid on Day Medicare Rebate
Level B Consult $85.10 $74.10 $39.10
Level C Consult $120.75 $110.75 $75.75
Level D Consult


$146.50 $111.50

Please note that fees are calculated on the actual duration and content of a consultation rather than the length of appointment booked. For surgical procedures the Schedule Fee is usually charged and Medicare rebates 85%.

Pathology tests in this practice are usually sent to SA Pathology. If you sign the pathology Medicare form, the laboratory will charge no further fee. When you are referred for radiological investigations or specialist opinion you are advised to contact the provider in advance about the fees to be charged.

For new patients, we allow half an hour for the initial appointment: this enables both you and your doctor time to discuss your history.

If you choose to receive SMS text reminders, you must either respond to the message which is sent out the day before your appt.

Type YES to keep the appointment or type NO to cancel.

If you don't respond to this message, we will remove your appointment and offer it to someone else.

Missed appointments and cancellations
First-time late cancellations or missed appointments receive a warning by phone followed by an explanatory letter. Any subsequent instances will result in a charge.

20 minute appt- $70.00

30 minute appt- $110.00

40+ minute appt- $140.00

These charges are not claimable through Medicare as they are not Medicare Items.

No further appointments will be made until the outstanding amount has been paid.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, we require at least four hours notice in advance so that we can use the appointment time for another patient. If you need to cancel an appointment outside of business hours, a message can be left on our answering machine.

Transfer of notes to another Practice

Medical notes are released to another Practice upon receipt of a signed release on Practice letterhead. They are sent via registered post as per  RACGP Standards for General Practice and an administration fee for this request may charged at the discretion of the treating GP if your Medical notes are extensive and large. A brief medical summary is sent to another GP practice at no charge.



Dr William Donohue MB BS, BMedSc Monday AM/PM, Tuesday AM, Thursday AM & Friday AM

Dr Donohue studied medicine at Melbourne University and graduated in 1981. He is a member of the Australasian Society for HIV medicine. Dr Donohue conducts research and lectures in the area of hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV. His main interests are hepatitis, sexual health and HIV medicine. He is an accredited s100 HIV and Hepatitis C medication prescriber.


Dr Mark Fuller MB BS, BA Tuesday & Wednesday mornings

Dr Fuller studied medicine at Adelaide University and graduated in 1982. He has particular interest and experience in youth health, sexual health and management of drug dependence problems. He has a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, he is an accredited Antenatal Shared Care provider and is an accredited prescriber of drugs of dependence.    

*Dr Fuller's quota for patients is currently full and is not taking new patient referrals.

Dr Bronwyn Parker MB, BS, FRACGP Thursday*
Dr Parker studied medicine at Adelaide University and graduated in 1983. She holds a diploma in Obstetrics from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, being awarded the Saint Margaret's Hospital Medal. She also holds a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis. Her current interests are in the area of clinical counselling and hypnotherapy. She specialises in clinical counselling, and hypnotherapy can assist with depression, anxiety, relaxation, pain management and pregnancy issues, particularly labour and delivery. Her recent experience has been with youth but she is happy to see all ages.

* Dr Parker does not consult as a General Practitioner here at O'Brien Street- only as a counsellor and if appropriate, hypnotherapist. Please forward a letter of introduction from your current GP if not a patient of O'Brien Street Practice if you have been reccomended to see her for assessment.


 Dr Thomas Turnbull BHSc, MBBS, FRACGP, AFRACMA  Friday morning

Tom is a GP who has been working at O’Brien Street Practice since 2021. Tom is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. His specific skills and experience include Sexual Health, HIV Medicine, PrEP, and Men’s Health. He is available on Friday for consultation. In his spare time he enjoys singing in a choir and playing clarinet in an orchestra.

* Dr Turnbull does not prescribe psycho-stimulants.


Dr Carole Khaw MBBS, DFFP (UK), FRACGP, PG CERT PUB HTH (SEX HTH), FAChSHM Sexual Health Physician    

Alternate Mondays 11.00am-5.00pm. Appointments by referral only.

Dr Carole Khaw is a Sexual Health and HIV Physician working at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide. She is a graduate of Monash University and was in General Practice for many years before returning to training in Sexual Health Medicine. She is happy to accept referrals and see patients for management of HIV and chronic care, sexually transmitted infections-screening, preventative sexual health care, complex STI problems and associated counselling, sexual function and dysfunction.

* Dr Khaw is currently at full capacity for new patient referrals.


Administration Team
Liz Pike is currently our registered nurse. The Administration team is made up of Mark who is Coordinator Clinical Operations and Penny who is our Receptionist.

O’Brien Street General Practice is comprehensively equipped with modern facilities that assist us in providing the best possible health care in a safe and non-threatening environment where all are welcome.

Disabled parking and access is available. Please let reception know if this is required when making your appointment.


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We see patients by appointment only- call us on 8231 4026 and our reception team will arrange a suitable time with an available doctor.