Dr Jill Maxwell OAM

Dr Jill Maxwell OAM has been a General Practitioner since 1976 and is the principal and owner of Adelaide City General Practice. Dr Maxwell’s vision was to establish a practice which would welcome patients from all walks of life. She has a strong commitment to social justice as demonstrated by her work with people with disabilities, refugees and people who are homeless. Dr Maxwell is the practice’s principal supervisor of medical students and registrars and has long been involved in the teaching of medical students in Disability Medicine. From 1996 to 2010 Dr Maxwell held positions as a Board Member and then Chairperson of the Medical Insurance Group Australia and from 2011 was the Chair of medical indemnity insurance company MDA National’s Medical Liaison Council. Dr Maxwell chaired the General Practice Advisory Council of three Federal Ministers for Health. From 2010 to 2014 she was a Clinical Lead in the National E-Health Transition Authority which was instrumental in the establishment of Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records.  In 2007 Dr Maxwell was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to medicine, medical indemnity and to the community. In 1995 she was awarded a fellowship of the Australian Medical Association for outstanding service to the Association.

Dr Jill Maxwell has special interests in:

  • Disability medicine
  • Chronic illness
  • Obstetrics shared care
  • Counselling

When she is not working as a GP Dr Maxwell enjoys travelling, cycling, hiking and gardening.