Dr Maria Boulton has enjoyed working in general practice and occupational health for 16 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 (RACGP).
Dr Maria Boulton is 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. Dr Maria Boulton completed the Healthcert Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Professional Certificate of Clinical Procedures and is experienced in skin cancer screening and management. She completed the Monash University Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine Short Course and is a qualified AMA (appointment medical advisor) and is able to perform work/pre employment/coal board medicals (both Qld and NSW coal board medical) and provide travel vaccinations.
Dr Maria Boulton 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, puberty, anaphylaxis and menopause to community groups and primary schools. She is a great support for new parents and is very 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’s book “Mum’s Guide to Pregnancy” was 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.
Dr Maria Boulton is a member of the RACGP, AMA, Queensland Medical Women’s Society, Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM), a founding member of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association and a member of The International Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. She is a registered Appointed Medical Advisor for the Qld Department of Natural Resources and Mines and Coal Services NSW . She is a member of the AMA Qld Council, the RACGP REC Funding and Health System Reform Group, the RACGP Business Sustainability Working Group and the RACGP Private Practice Owner’s Steering Committee. She is a Director of the Australian GP Alliance/AGPA and GPSA.
Dr Maria Boulton is a regular guest on ABC Brisbane Radio 612AM where she discusses the latest in health news affecting the local community. She has featured on the ABC’s 7:30 Report and has been quoted on The Australian, The Guardian Australian, ABC news website and the Daily Telegraph.
Together with Dr Fiona Raciti she won the 2017 Qld Telstra Business of the Year and New Business of the Year and is one of the 100 Faces of Small Business Qld for 2018. She was a finalist in the 2018 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Award in the Businessperson of the Year category.
Dr Maria Boulton is happily married with 2 children (Family Doctors Plus is her third child), 2 furry children (dogs) and enjoys reading in her spare time.