Our Doctors

Dr Saritha Cherukuri


Dr Saritha Cherukuri graduated from a reputable medical school in India in 2000. She trained further in the United Kingdom in General Practice until she immigrated to Australia in 2010.

Dr Cherukuri has been practicing medicine for 16 years – 9 of those years at Budgewoi Medical Centre. Dr Cherukuri has become a valued member of the community not only to patients in Budgewoi but also to those in the wider community.

Dr Cherukuri specialises in women’s health, diabetes, chronic disease management and skin cancer management. Her warmth and kindness puts those she cares for at ease, her patients know she cares.

Dr Rachel Blackwell 


Dr Blackwell was born and brought up in Wales and has recently moved to Australia. She
completed her Medical degree in Cardiff in 2011 and then continued to train as a GP in South
Wales. She has since worked in a number of surgeries as a locum GP, many of which were
disappointed to see her leave for Australia.
Dr Blackwell is a good listener and takes a patient centred approach to all consultations. Dr
Blackwell will hear the patient’s ideas, concerns and expectations and then develop a
management plan together. She believes that getting patients more involved in their own care and
management can only lead to better outcomes.
She has a special interest in contraception services and joint injections.
Dr Blackwell also encourages an active, outdoors lifestyle for her patients and will often be found
herself sea swimming, SUPing and horse riding.

Dr Ajay Seekuri

FRACGP, MRCGP, DFFP, DRCOG, Diploma in Diabetes

Dr Ajay Seekuri is a graduate from a reputable Indian medical school, following his training he moved to the United Kingdom where he undertook further training as a general practitioner. In 2010 Dr Seekuri moved to Australia with his wife Dr Cherukuri.

In 2010 Dr Seekuri began working at the Budgewoi Medical Centre where he soon became a much loved and admired doctor. In the 9 years, he has been here he has built a reputation as both a kind and understanding Doctor, who takes time with his patients.

Dr Seekuri has a Diploma in Diabetes – with his specialised interests including chronic disease management, geriatric medicine and diabetes.

Practice Nurse
Kylie Pinney


Practice Staff

Jessica McPeak
Amy Walker