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Dr Margaret Butler - Medical practitioner and therapist

Margaret is an experienced practitioner of 30 years, having graduated from Flinders University in 1984. She has practiced in both rural and metropolitan locations in both South Australia and Victoria, namely the Riverland followed by 12 years in Mildura. She relocated back to Adelaide in 2007 working primarily in General Practice. Over the years Margaret has held numerous hospital appointments most recently at the Women`s and Children`s Hospital Antenatal Clinic.  She has also worked for SHINE SA in sexual health and in Mildura she was GP medical adviser for the Mildura Base Hospital community mental health team.

During her career Margaret has been able to foster and develop particular areas of interest and expertise particularly in the area of lifestyle management, weight control, counselling, preventative medicine and women's health . The importance of the relationship between emotional and physical wellbeing is at the forefront of her work with the aim of lessening the burden created by obesity. She has been a keen educator throughout her postgraduate years, both within the community, but also in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Most recently Margaret has been teaching for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner`s pre fellowship educational programme. She has previously held the appointment of clinical lecturer at Monash University Regional Medical School in Mildura.

Margaret is accredited in the delivery of focused psychological therapies and has done training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her approach to the individual is holistic and she endeavours to assist others to develop the emotional willingness and behavioural skills necessary to tackle their personal challenges in life. In particular during their individualised weight loss journey. She joined the multidisciplinary team at Adelaide Bariatric Centre in 2015 adding further to the already comprehensive approach to weight management being undertaken by the group.


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Family Planning Certificate
Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists