At Cavenagh Medical we pride ourselves on carefully selecting a team who are at the forefront of general practitioner medicine to meet your health needs.

We are an accredited teaching practice with GP registrars. These doctors are fully qualified and are undergoing their advanced specialist GP training. Patients are encouraged to speak to the practice manager if they have any queries. Complementary to our doctors, we employ three registered nurses who assist the doctors with procedures and perform ECGs, dressings, health assessments, and immunisations. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach and have a psychologist onsite on Thursday and an exercise physiologist on Tuesday evening and Saturday mornings.

Dr Jeanine Richardson

Dr Jeanine Richardson


Dr Jeanine Richardson is the owner and principal General Practitioner at Cavenagh Medical Centre. After graduating from the University of Tasmania Jeanine spent 13 years practicing in rural Tasmania before making the move north to Darwin in 2002. Since her arrival in the Northern Territory, Jeanine has passionately sought to improve primary care in the Darwin community by creating effective patient doctor communication and empowering patients to have their best health.

Jeanine has a wealth of experience in all areas of General Practice and has a keen passion for allergies and asthma. Jeanine obtained a Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases in 2018 and holds allergy clinics. Jeanine also has supplementary training in occupational medicine and skin cancer detection and surgery.

Outside of work Jeanine enjoys sunset chasing, walks on the beach with her husband and dog and listening to music, learning new things every day, and riding motorbikes.

Dr Michael Tong

Dr Michael Tong


Before moving to Darwin Dr Michael Tong trained and worked in Newcastle and the Hunter-New England region of New South Wales. Michael moved to Darwin in 2014 with his wife and has been working at Cavenagh Medical Centre since 2015.

Michael is skilled in all areas of General Practice and has a passion for Travel Medicine. In 2017 Michael travelled to the UK to undertake a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Michael is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and completed the Society’s Certificate in Travel Medicine in 2017.

Outside work Michael enjoys rugby, being involved in his church and playing with his young son.

Dr Shivon Jain

Dr Shivon Jain


Dr Shivon Jain graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in Queensland. After graduating she undertook her internship and residency at the Gold Coast Hospital and Royal Brisbane Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Shivon completed rotations in surgery, emergency medicine, paediatrics, anaesthetics, psychiatry, gastroenterology, cardiology and endocrinology. 

She chose to return to Darwin where she grew up to commence her general practice training and subsequently obtained her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Apart from working as a GP, Shivon has an interest in teaching and also works part time as a Medical Educator with Northern Territory General Practice Education. Her work involves training doctors specialising to become GP’s.

Outside of medicine, Shivon loves to travel, go to the beach and spend time with friends and family. 

Dr. Josephine Tchia


Dr. Josie completed her medical training in the NT through James Cook University and after graduating worked at Royal Darwin Hospital as a junior doctor.

Dr Josie has since spent time working in rural locations in South Australia and then completed her GP Training in North Queensland.

Josie returns to her hometown as a fully qualified General Practitioner. Her experience comes from a variety of mainstream rural general practice and AMS work. She has also completed a Diploma of Child Health and is looking to continue her learning especially in areas around women’s health, sexual health and medical education.

Outside of medicine, Josie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travel and eating out.

Dr Megan Wrate


Dr Megan Wrate graduated with MBBS (Honours) in 2010 from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. She completed her early medical training at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, before relocating to the Northern Territory in 2013. Megan completed her GP training placements throughout Darwin and Remote NT, and attained her fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017. She also holds a diploma of Child Health from Sydney University and is currently undertaking a certificate of Women’s health. Prior to her career in medicine, Megan was a Physiotherapist and worked in the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.

Dr Megan enjoys the variety, complexity and intergenerational nature of General Practice, and places emphasis on preventive health and health advocacy for her patients. She is is skilled in all aspects of General practice including minor skin procedures, Women’s health and paediatrics.

Outside of medicine, Megan is a mum of 3 small energetic children. She enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends, all things outdoors, swimming, walking her dog, reading and cooking.

Dr Pippa Wilson

Dr Pippa Wilson – Currently on sabbatical


Dr Pippa Wilson has resided in Darwin since 2006 seeing her complete her Medical training locally. As well as becoming a GP, Pippa also holds a Diploma in Child Health, Family Planning and Sexual Health.

Pippa has developed her experience through a series of roles in mainstream GP practice, Aboriginal Health and women’s health.

Pippa enjoys the variety of General Practice, including preventative medicine, chronic disease management (diabetes, heart and kidney health) and mental health.

Pippa enjoys her time away from the clinic with her family and friends, and a walk on the beach with her dog Billie is a much-loved activity.




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