The Team

Dr Keren Witcombe

General Practitioner


I’ve been a GP for over 25 years and love getting to know patients and their families over many years. My approach to general practice is holistic, with an emphasis on healthy lifestyles for prevention and treatment of ill-health and for optimising health and wellbeing. I enjoy helping people take charge of their own health. Currently part of my work is in medical education, in the hope of ensuring future doctors are exposed to lifestyle medicine.

I studied medicine in the 1980s at University of Western Australia and then furthered my training in Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, General Practice, Medical Education and Lifestyle Medicine in the UK and Australia. I originally trained as a rural GP and have worked in Queenstown Tasmania, Kalgoorlie and Wagin in WA. I’m a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and Doctors for the Environment.

I am married to a GP, Dr Stuart Paterson, and we have two adult children. I enjoy travel, walking, reading, film and spending time with my beloved labrador Archie.

My special interests are:

  • Medical Education
  • Women’s Health
  • Lifestyle Medicine