Associate Professor John Kramer

Co-opted member, RACGP Rural Council

Dr John KramerAssoc Professor John Kramer grew up in Sydney and did all of his schooling there. His mother came from a cattle property near Moree, so he had lots of “Country Cousins” and made many trips to that area while he was growing up. 

After graduating from Medicine at UNSW he was already planning a career in General Practice, so joined the Family Medicine Program of the RACGP. His first term was on the North Coast of NSW in 1980. 

He is married to Annette and has four children and four grandchildren. Woolgoolga and Emerald Beach are great places for kids to grow up. Two live locally now, one in Sydney, and one in Melbourne.  He doesn’t work as hard as he used to, but has no plans to retire in the near future.

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I started my own practice in Woolgoolga in May, 1981. In 2015-2016 I built a brand new surgery building in the main street of Woolgoolga. We have six consulting rooms, procedures room, three nursing bays, on site pathology, and separate rooms rented to Psychologist, Audiologist and Dietitian. 

We also have a flat where medical students on placements can stay.

The ability to run my own practice the way I wanted, the fact that you meet people from all walks of life every day and the independence that this profession offers.

FMP placement to the North Coast of NSW; got to know the area while I was there. 


  • Helping people
  • Learning from patients
  • Teaching Students and registrars

Baby delivered at Surgery at 25 weeks gestation, survived, and ultimately thrived, also did a work experience attachment 16 years later at our Surgery.

To keep the RACGP focussed on the needs of rural communities and their doctors.

Have supervised over 60 GP Registrars by now, as well as having several hundred students come through the practice.

Got involved early in fund raising and planning to build the first nursing home/hostel in Woolgoolga. This was accomplished.

Having a Rural Clinical School start up in Coffs Harbour in 2002 was exciting. I got involved then, and still teach there.


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