Heyfield Medical Centre
the highest standard of patient care

About the Heyfield Medical Centre

Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.

The Practice

The Practice runs as an acute Practice and we attempt to ensure that all patients who need medical services on any day are seen by a Doctor.

Patients are encouraged to make appointments and those with appointments are given priority. We aim to have a system where patients can see the doctor of their choice at a time of their choice.  This is not always possible but we try to be as fair as possible to all, both patients and doctors.


Our Community

Heyfield is a rural community of 2000 people, north of the Princes Highway, midway between, and half an hour from, the regional centres of Traralgon and Sale.  Heyfield is near Lake Glenmaggie on the road to Licola and the High Country. It offers a variety of sporting and recreational facilities.  Heyfield Medical Centre is a long established Practice serving a mixed population of townsfolk, surrounding farming community, retirees and seasonal tourists. The Practice is an accredited RACGP and ACCRM Training Practice




Practice Principal & GP Supervisor

Dr Peter Stevens MBBS (Tas 1972) FACRRM OAM

Practice Principal at Heyfield Medical Centre since 1989, Peter oversees a practice that services 3,000+ in the town and surrounding rural community. Peter is also the GP Supervisor at the co-located Heyfield Hospital, a 10 bed private not for profit community owned facility that also operates 52 beds for aged care; 30 low care & 22 high care.

In 1997, Peter was substantially responsible for the pilot of regionalised GP Training in Gippsland, on which national regional GP training was based, he was the foundation director of training of Gippsland Education & Training for General Practice. He is a past Chair of National GP Supervisors Association from 2000-2002 and Piloted Intern training in general practice in Victoria in 2007.

He has been the chair of the National Advisory Committee for the John Flynn Placement Program since 2011 and has been a member of the Board of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria since 2012.

Since 2005, he has led the development of a vertically integrated training environment of the highest quality.





Activities & Affiliations

  • Enhanced Rural Training Co-ordinator, Eastern Victoria GP Training

  • Fellow Australian College Rural & Remote Medicine

  • Vocationally Registered General Practitioner

  • MBBS (Tas 1972) FACRRM OAM

  • Foundation Director of Training, Gippsland Education & Training for General Practice (1997)

  • Chair of National GP Supervisors Association (2000-2002)



Registrar & Medical Educator


Andrew was born in Traralgon, and lived there until he moved to Melbourne to study Medicine, which he completed in 2003 at Monash University. He spent a number of years working in teaching hospitals around Melbourne and a couple of years overseas, before moving back to Gippsland for General Practice training. He has been working at Heyfield Medical Centre since 2010.

He has an interest in Medical Education, and works for the Eastern Victoria GP Training, helping to train new doctors in the Gippsland region. He is also an accredited supervisor with the GP training programme.  Andrew is a fellow of the RACGP, and he also has a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

In the clinic, he enjoys working across all areas of General Practice, including Chronic Disease, Aged Care, Women's Health and Paediatrics.  He has a particular interest in Mental Health, Men's Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and GLBTI Health.

Outside of the clinic, his main interest is gardening, particularly growing food, as well as travelling.



MBBS 2003

Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2005


Activities & Affiliations


  • Eastern Victoria GP Training

  • Accredited Supervisor, GP training programme

  • Fellow of the RACGP



Doctor & Medical Educator

Dr Sarah Christian MBBS FRACGP

Sarah grew up in Heyfield and completed a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University. After travelling overseas and working at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London UK, she returned to Australia to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Flinders University in Adelaide. Sarah completed her specialist training with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2014.

She enjoys teaching and also works part time for Eastern Victoria GP Training as a Medical Educator and Training Advisor. She is passionate about addressing the rural shortage of Doctors and medical services. Sarah has three beautiful children and loves spending time with her extended family.

Medical Education, Palliative Care, Aged Care, Womens and Children’s health



Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) 2015

MBBS 2008

Bachelor of Science 2003

Activities & Affiliations


  • Eastern Victoria GP Training Training Advisor, Medical Educator and FARGP Mentor

  • Accredited Supervisor, GP training programme


Practice Team


PRACTice Manager

Dianne Sundermann

Dianne has been working at the Heyfield Medical Centre for the last 14 years on a part time basis.

She enjoys playing Tennis and enjoy spending time outdoors.



Aged Health assessments

Sr Heather Phillipson

Aged Health Assessments



  • Sr Ann Whelan,
    Diabetic Educator

  • Sr Heather Phillipson,
    Aged Health assessments

  • Sr Kate Clear

    Immunisation Co-ordinator

  • Sr Jenny Bullen,
    Asthma Educator

  • Sr Joanne Hector,
    Pap Smear provider.


Our reception team, as well as the many students, Interns and Learners make up the Heyfield Medical Centre family.