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 Pippa Wilson

Dr Pippa Wilson – Currently on one year sabbatical from January 2020


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.



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 Anne Kleinitz

Dr Anne Kleinitz


Dr Anne Kleinitz graduated from Medicine at Monash University.

She has duel Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Australian College of General

Practitioners (RACGP). Anne was awarded the Monty Kent-Hughes Medal for receiving the highest score nationally in her RACGP clinical exams.  Anne has worked at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne and has a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Post Graduate Certificate of Disaster and Refugee Health.

Anne is passionate about creating a highly skilled Medical Workforce in the Northern Territory and is involved with training medical students and GP registrars. She is a Senior Lecturer for the Northern Territory Medical program at Flinders University, as well as the  Supervisor Liaison Office for the Northern Territory GP Education (NTGPE)

Anne provides antenatal shared care, accredited with the Royal Darwin Hospital. She has worked extensively throughout the Northern Territory, the Kimberley and has participated in two humanitarian missions with Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders) in Sudan and Ethiopia.

Anne is committed to delivering excellent healthcare to patients of all ages and health conditions.

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.

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Helen Stathis


Helen is a passionate psychologist with more than 25 years of experience. She obtained extensive education in Sydney, including a Bachelor Degree and Masters Degree of Arts, Psychology, a Diploma in Individual Psychotherapy and Relationship Counselling, Psychology, a Diploma in Sexual Health Counselling, Psychology and a Certificate in Somatic Psychotherapy obtained, as well as a Certificate in Radix Body Centre Psychotherapy obtained in Melbourne.

Helen’s particular interests lie in the treatment of depression, grief and loss, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship issues, sexual difficulties, parenting issues, workplace stress, alcohol and/or other drug issues.

Helen loves to watch the amazing Darwin sunsets, enjoys walking on the beach, taking a bike around Darwin and watching movies particularly at the DeckChair Cinema.


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