Dr Maria Boulton has enjoyed working in general practice for 12 years. She completed her medical degree at The University of Queensland in 2002 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Maria Boulton is a fortnightly guest on Afternoons with Kelly Higgins-Devine on ABC Brisbane Radio (every second Tuesday 2:35pm-3pm).
Dr Maria Boulton is highly experienced in all aspects of general practice. She worked at the Mackay Well Women’s Clinic which specialises in contraception, insertion of contraceptive implants, preconception advice, fertility, menopause, pap smears and osteoporosis. She has also worked as a surgical assistant and in a skin cancer clinic. She is experienced in doing skin cancer checks and performing skin excisions. She completed the Monash University Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine Short Course and is qualified to perform work/pre employment/coal board medicals and provide travel vaccinations.
She has always enjoyed working with babies, children and young adults, all the more so, since starting her own family. She has a special interest in the management of food allergies, eczema, anaphylaxis and asthma in children, and how to prevent these. She has provided education sessions on asthma, anaphylaxis and menopause to community groups and primary schools. She is a great support for new parents and popular with children.
Dr Maria Boulton is passionate about preventive medicine, continuity of care and ongoing education. Together with Family Doctors Plus’ health coach Beatrice Peters, she is co-founder of “healthtalks” and holds frequent seminar sessions aimed at empowering people to manage and understand issues such as menopause, digestive health, fatigue and weight loss. Dr Maria values good communication between patients, doctors, allied health providers and specialists and works together with high quality health care professionals to improve her patients’ wellbeing.
Dr Maria Boulton has written a book called “Dr Mum’s guide to…pregnancy” which will be published in 2017. This book is a summary of the up-to-date, practical medical advice that she is known for, delivered in her warm and caring manner. Dr Maria’s book aims to empower women with the knowledge they need to help them through the pregnancy rollercoaster and be well informed on how to improve their health and their baby’s health. Together with her highly experienced and caring team she is very happy to welcome new patients at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Maria Boulton is a founding member of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association and a member of The International Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.