Dr Johanna Schafer


Jo completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne and her residency years at Eastern Health in Melbourne. As a result, she gained experience in a busy city emergency department, in general medical and surgical wards, psychiatry and in rehabilitation medicine. During this time, Jo also completed a Master of Public Health through the University of Newcastle.

Jo commenced her general practice career in the vibrant inner-city suburb of Brunswick, where she worked in a community medical centre. Her work involved trips to the nearby general practice residential service and a nearby ‘drop-in’ GP service serving homeless people.

Opting for a change of scenery, Jo then left Melbourne for Bendigo, Victoria. She worked at Bendigo Hospital, undertaking an Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.



  • Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  • Advanced Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (DRANZCOG Adv.)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)


Special interests

  • Women’s health
  • Prenatal, antenatal and postnatal care
  • Contraception and family planning including Implanon™
  • General practice gynaecology including routine Cervical Screening Test (formerly known as ‘Pap Smears’)