Dr Garry Clemensen
MBBS Dip RCOG
Garry completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales and has been with FTMC for the past 20 years. He has a passion for General Practice and loves living and working in the Great Lakes area.
Garry is a GP supervisor for the GP Synergy General Practice Training program and is instrumental in the training, development and supervision of FTMC registrars. Garry’s special interests are; Men’s Health and Wellbeing, Sporting Injuries and Paediatric Care.
Dr Sanjana Acharya
MB:BS Dip Child Health; FRACGP Registrar
Sanjana graduated from Kathmandu University in 2006.
Since migrating to Australia she has worked at St George Hospital, The Sutherland Hospital at Southern Sydney.
Dr Acharya has had the opportunity to work in General Practice with communities at Albury, Griffith and Gloucester.
Dr Acharya has also worked in Emergency, ICU, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Orthopaedics and D & G Units during Hospital rotations.
She is enjoying all aspects of General Practice. Coming from the land of the Himalayas she is loving the area and the coastal lifestyle.
Dr Aseel Alisha’a
MBChB, Dip. Child Health, Dip. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Alisha’a graduated in 2002 from Baghdad University, Iraq.
Since migrating to Australia in 2007 she has finished her internship and residency in Gosford and Wyong Hospitals. Aseel then worked as a senior resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Western Sydney Local Health District (Westmead, Blacktown and Auburn hospitals) for two years.
Aseel has a particular interest in Women’s Health.
Dr Stephanie Arasu
MB BCh BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI
Stephanie graduated with honours from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2008.
She worked in both Dublin and Australia for over seven years in various small hospitals including emergency departments and intensive care units in NSW.
Most recently she worked at the John Hunter ICU where she trained in Intensive Care.
She is passionate about community health, helping her patients make better health choices and providing continuity of care. Her other medical interests lie in Men’s Health, Mental Health and Palliative Care.
Outside of this she enjoys art, musicals and travelling.
Dr Peter Brown @ Pacific Palms
Peter graduated from the University of Queensland in 1979. After serving four years in the RAAF, he returned to civilian life where he enjoyed working in many varied roles. After working as a GP and Police Surgeon in Shepparton, Victoria, he worked for a year at Davis Station Antarctica.
On return to Australia he lived and worked for five years in Numbulwar, East Arnhemland, Northern Territory where he focused on Aboriginal Health. Here he met Lorna, remote area Registered Nurse to whom he is now married.
They moved and set up solo practice in Mount Beauty which they ran for thirteen years. Peter and Lorna recently moved to Smiths Lake and are looking forward to enjoying the coastal lifestyle.
Dr George Castillo
After completing his medical degree in the Philippines George was a Neurosurgery trainee for 3 years before migrating to Australia.
Since migrating to Australia George has worked at various hospitals including; Westmead Children’s, Gosford, Wyong and Hornsby Hospitals. George has a special interest in Neurology, Children’s Health, Skin Cancer and Aged care.
Dr Phillip Dobell-Brown @ Pacific Palms
MBBS Dip RCOG
I am originally from Sydney, having graduated from University of New South Wales.
I spent several years at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, then a year training in obstetrics at Crown Street Women’s Hospital. Then followed five years in general practice before moving to Forster with my young family. I was in solo practice for nine years, then joined the current practice nearly twenty years ago.
I enjoy family medicine, from newborn babies to the elderly, and caring for them throughout their lives.
I have enjoyed a one year break and am now looking forward to working again, meeting both old and new patients at Pacific Palms.
Dr Karina Harris
After completing her medical degree and postgraduate training in Kyrgyzstan before migrating to Australia in 2007, Karina started her medical training in Australia in Launceston General Hospital, before moving to Leongatha and then Forster in 2013.
She has personal interests in Paediatrics and Family Planning. Karina enjoys the coastal lifestyle of Forster with her husband.
Dr Samantha Hoey
MBChB, RACGP, Dip EADTM&H, Dip Child Health
Dr Sam graduated with distinction from Manchester University UK in 2006. She has loved living and working in Australia for the last 10 years. Having spent several years working in Critical Care; Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care and Anaesthetics, she now enjoys the change of pace and the variety of General Practice.
Sam spent 6 months in east Africa studying Tropical Medicine and Travel Health, a particular interest of hers; as well as Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Skin Cancer surgery and other minor procedures.
When not at work Sam enjoys an active lifestyle as a part of the Foster community; swimming, riding, surfing and triathlon!
Dr Nazrul Islam
Nazrul completed his medical degree and post graduate training in Paediatrics in Bangladesh.
After relocating to Australia, Nazrul worked in Launceston and Gosford Hospitals for several years.
He joined FTMC in 2005 with a passion for General Practice and is dedicated to reaching the best health outcomes for his patients.
Dr Furat Jajo
Furat graduated from Baghdad University in 2003. Since migrating to Australia he has worked in Central Coast; Gosford and Wyong Hospitals for the past 5 years.
Furat has recently moved to General Practice and enjoys all aspects of General Practice.
Dr Anne Jolly
MBBS, Ba Health Science, RN, Midwife, NICC, Emergency & Critical Care Cert
Anne was raised in the Upper Hunter Valley and began her career as a Nurse straight out of High School. She is married with two adult children.
During Anne’s successful nursing career she progressed from RN to Midwife then Midwife Educator and Consultant. She was also NUM (Nursing Unit Manager) at the Women and Children’s Unit for a large Private Hospital on the Central Coast.
Anne also worked as an Emergency Nurse for 6 years with the Royal Flying Doctor Service based in Bundaberg, Broken Hill and Alice Springs.
Anne decided to further her career and returned to University to study to become a Doctor; she then trained in Samoa until she became qualified in 2010. Since then she has worked as a Doctor in Broken Hill and Westmead before coming to FTMC as a GP Registrar.
Dr Emil Malferrari
Emil completed his medical degree in the Philippines and then migrated to Australia in 2009 to pursue further training. He has worked in various disciplines during his hospital years including Geriatrics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Respiratory, Neurology, Gastroenterology and Oncology.
Emil completed his specialist training in General Practice and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
Areas of interest include Aged Care, Family and Preventive medicine, Diabetes, and Opiate Dependence/Addiction.
Dr Bill McNeil
Bill completed his studies at Sydney University and has worked in diverse roles including Oncology, Emergency, General Medicine and switched from Psychiatry training to work in Rural General Practice in 2010.
His postgraduate years were spent in Gosford and he has had a relationship with Manning Rural Referral Hospital since 2002. Bill has married locally and has three young children. He was recognised with an Order of Australia Medal in 2005 for his disaster work in the 2002 Bali attacks.
Dr Mary Jane Quevedo-Micua
MBBS, Dip. Child Health (Westmead Children’s Hospital)
Mary Jane completed her medical degree in the Philippines and was on Obstetrics & Gynaecology trainee and also worked in Emergency, before migrating to Australia.
Since migrating to Australia Mary Jane has worked at various hospitals in Sydney including St. George Hospital, The Sutherland Hospital and Calvary Hospital.
Mary Jane enjoys the coastal lifestyle with her family; fishing with her husband during her spare time, and sometimes ends the day building sand castles or simply sings and plays the guitar with her little one.
Mary Jane’s special interests are: Paediatrics, Women’s Health, Geriatrics, Palliative care, and Aboriginal Health.
Dr Anna Sambell
MBBS, Dip Child Health
Dr Sambell completed her medical degree from the University of Notre Dame Sydney in 2011. She worked as a junior doctor on the Central Coast of NSW (Gosford and Wyong Hospitals) before moving to Tanzania in 2014. During her time in Arusha, Tanzania Dr Sambell worked in paediatrics and obstetrics and was particularly involved in the neonatal intensive care unit and medical teaching programs. Since returning to Australia in 2016 Dr Sambell has worked in Scone as a GP Registrar and a Visiting Medical Officer at Scone Hospital.
Dr Sambell has her Diploma in Child Health and loves the variety that general practice offers. She is particularly interested in Emergency Medicine, Women’s Health and Paediatrics. Dr Sambell and her fiancé love travelling and they recently built a preschool in the Maasai village of Engaruka in rural Tanzania. They look forward to exploring the beautiful Forster area in 2017.
Dr Sudipta Sarker
MBBS, Fellowship in Emergency Medicine
Sudipta accomplished his MBBS from Delhi University, New Delhi, India in 1997. After graduating Sudipta completed his residency in Accident and Emergency; Ear, Nose and Throat department; Ophthamology; Nephrology; and General Medicine. He has also worked in one of the state of the art medical facilities in his home country.
In 2005 Sudipta obtained Fellowship in Emergency Medicine from the renowned Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, India. He later relocated to Australia after being directly recruited as one of the Senior Emergency Doctors at Griffith Base Hospital in 2007. Before moving to the scenic Manning Valley region Sudipta worked at Gosford Hospital for 4 years. This included working in the Emergency, Cardiology, ENT, Paediatrics and Gynaecology departments.
Along with working at the Forster Tuncurry Medical Centre Sudipta also works as a Career Medical Officer in the Emergency Department at Manning Rural Referral Hospital, Taree. His special interests include Paediatrics; Eye, Ear and Throat diseases; various Minor Procedures; Acute Medicine; and Chronic Disease Management. Sudipta loves enjoying a relaxed coastal lifestyle with family and friends and is actively involved in various voluntary works with the Rotary Club.
Dr Monika Schuch
Monika graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1987, and has been practicing with FTMC since 1988. She has special interests in Women’s Health and General Wellbeing, General Medicine and Skin Conditions.
Monika has been instrumental in developing the innovative Well Women’s Clinic and the Youth Drop In service, both of which operate from FTMC.
Dr Ray Worley
Ray studied medicine at The University of Newcastle after having worked as a motor mechanic and Registered Nurse. He spent 2 years in General Practice in Taree and Lake Macquarie before moving to Forster in 2003.
His special interests include Orthopaedics and he enjoys the benefit of a coastal lifestyle in pictures Forster.