Our Team

We believe your health care is a journey. A journey best travels with a team of professionals with complementary backgrounds and skills working together toward common goals – to keep you and your family healthy.

Dr Sarah McLay


Dr Sarah McLay

I am Dr Sarah McLay, founder of the Clermont Country Practice located in Clermont, Isaac region Queensland.

Clermont Country Practice commenced operating 2 September 2019 thanks to the generosity and support from Blair Athol.

38 Jellicoe Street, Clermont Qld 4721 is our interim business address, while our new practice is being constructed.

Dr Penny Byford


Dr Penny Byford

Penny studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and worked for 2 years in the UK before emigrating to Brisbane in 2012.  She enjoys delivering holistic care across all areas of family medicine, appreciating the unique opportunity GPs have to provide continuity of care to patients and their families throughout their life.  She is particularly passionate about women and children’s health, having done further focused training in Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, gaining both practical experience and post-graduate qualifications in these specialties.  She manages all aspects of women’s health including contraception, cervical screening, management of menstrual problems and menopause, sexual health, fertility issues and pre-conception, pregnancy and postnatal care. She has a special interest in optimising children’s health and wellbeing from birth through to adolescence including routine medical care, newborn care and feeding, growth and development and childhood immunisations. In addition to these areas, she enjoys preventative health, chronic disease management and  coordinating complex care needs of patients of all ages.  She is currently working part-time, balancing work with assisting in training GP registrars and spending time with her young family.

Dr Bonnie Taylor


Dr Bonnie Taylor

Dr. Bonnie Taylor attended the University of New South Wales, completing her final two years at the Coffs Harbour Rural Campus and graduating with Bachelor of Medicine and Doctorate of Medicine in 2013.

Embracing the sand and sunshine of the Coffs Coast she then undertook both Internship and Residency years at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus. Dr. Bonnie focused her training on areas of specific use in the General Practice setting: Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mental Health and Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Bonnie Taylor has always had a special interest in Rural Medicine and a strong connection with country life, having grown up in Central West NSW. In 2016 she made the decision with her husband to move to Central Queensland to commence her specialist General Practice training in the agricultural and mining hubs of Emerald and Blackwater. During this time Dr. Bonnie completed advanced training in Mental Health, Contraceptive advice and application, Skin Cancer Medicine as well as honing various procedural skills.

Dr. Bonnie has since moved back to the Coffs Coast to settle with her young family. She remains connected both professionally and personally to the Central Queensland community, and is thrilled to provide ongoing comprehensive medical service and care to her patients, both on the Mid North Coast and in Central Queensland.