Please read our Patient Alert regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We have moved to Telehealth!

UPDATE: Government Changes to Telehealth.
Due to the recent government announcement and changes as of July 20th, we will no longer be offering telehealth services to new patients. Not to worry though, we ask that you call us on 0473 003 868 to book an initial face to face appointment with the Dr. For current patients given the recent increase in COVID cases we do ask that you consider using telehealth for your appointments when possible please!

Unless otherwise directed - all appointments are telehealth. We have temporarily moved to prioritise TeleHealth consultations to ensure the safety of you and our staff. All consultations will be via telehealth. If during your telehealth consultation the doctor requests a face to face meeting with you, the doctor will discuss appointment availability for the same day and make an appointment on your behalf.

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We provide healthcare that is holistic and respectful, which enables people to enjoy their best possible health and to thrive in their lives.

Our team support each other to do their best. Together we grow and thrive



We live and work here because we love our community and are committed to it. We understand local concerns, and aim for excellent care close to home.



Our experienced GP & Practice Nurse care for people of all ages. We provide acute care, health checks and manage complex and chronic illnesses, with compassion, respect and efficiency.

Our Team

Dr Lisa Opie


BMBS FRACGP Grad Dip Rural

Medicine in the country has been my passion since my family and I moved to country NSW in 2004. I gained my GP qualification in Mildura (fellow of RACGP). I’ve worked in Aboriginal Health, GP locums across country NSW before we chose to live in Crookwell in 2009.

Clive Cawthorne


Dr Clive Cawthorne lives on his family farm in the Crookwell district. Clive owned and operated his own Medical Practice in the Southern Highlands for over 20 years. Clive grew up and completed his medical training in England. He has lived and worked in Australia for over 49 years and we are very proud to have him as part of the Thrive GP medical team.

Ruth Myvalt

Registered Nurse

Ruth has a wealth of experience in a broad range of health services as a registered nurse. Specialising in chronic disease management, health assesments and general practice nursing.

Maree Peterson

Registered Nurse

Maree has worked as a credentialed Mental Health Nurse in Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Service delivery. She is passionate about helping people realise their best potential and enjoy their lives. Contact the office to arrange an appointment with our lovely Maree

Georgia Picker

Reception Crookwell

Georgia is one of the first smiling faces you will see when you come into the clinic. Georgia has come to us from the early Education industry. With over 10 years experience in early childhood education her skills have easily transitioned into the health industry. Georgia is looking to further her knowledge and experience in health and we are lucky enough to have her come to us for this!

Georgia Opie

Team Leader

Georgia is our Team Leader and is here to support our team in providing the best care to our patients and to ensure our staff enjoy every experience in coming to work at Thrive GP. Georgia is also currently studying her Speech Pathology degree and working part time as an Allied Health Assistant in Goulburn, her experience is key to providing our practice with the most current knowledge in Allied Health and Team Leadership.