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Macintosh Medical: 02 5520 2020

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Dr Stephen Wong

Dr Stephen Wong

GP Registrar, BN (CUHK), MD (USYD)

Dr Wong graduated from the University of Sydney and obtained clinical experience in various public and private hospitals across Sydney.

Previously a registered nurse in Hong Kong, he came to Australia to pursue a life in medicine and its values.

He is currently a GP registrar. He enjoys all aspects of general practice and his special interests are chronic disease management, paediatrics and dermatology. He is a holder of Certificate of Sydney Child Health Program and is passionate about providing holistic care.

He has a habit of taking photos of every cat he comes across.

Dr Kia Watt

GP registrar, MD

Dr Kia grew up in the Manning Valley. After graduating from Griffith University, she returned to the area to complete her hospital training at Manning Base Hospital, gaining clinical experience in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, emergency medicine, psychiatry, as well as general medicine and general surgery.

Dr Kia’s areas of interest include women’s health and paediatrics, and she has a strong focus on preventative medicine.

Outside of medicine, she loves spending time with her family and friends, travel, good food, the beach, kayaking, and camping.

Dr Paige Corbett

GP Registrar

I graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2015. Since graduation, I have spent most of my career working in intensive care medicine in Port Macquarie, Taree, Newcastle and Sydney, before moving back to Forster to begin general practice training. I spent 2 years working at the University of Newcastle teaching medical students and continue to teach into the Yapug program (a bridging course for Indigenous students to enter medicine).

I have an interest in preventative health, chronic disease management, indigenous health and acute medicine.

I grew up in Forster and all of my family are located here. I enjoy going to the beach with my dogs, keeping strong and active at CrossFit, spending time with friends and family and cooking (and eating) nice foods! I find educating people about health and working with them to help achieve their goals the most rewarding part of my job and general practice.

Dr Jess Michael Crawley

Biography coming soon

Dr Marlene Wijaya

Dr Marlene Wijaya

BMed, MD, MPhil

Dr Wijaya is a GP Registrar. She graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2017 and completed a further degree in Master of Philosophy (University of Sydney) in the area of dermatology in 2021.

Following intern and resident years in Port Macquarie, she gained further experience as a Medical Registrar, Dermatology SRMO & Registrar at Westmead and Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.

She has previous experience in medical research and clinical trials, and has published in various peer-reviewed journals.

She enjoys all areas of general practice, with special interests in dermatology and chronic disease management.

Outside work, she can be spotted baking a cake or two, or going for a walk to explore the surrounding areas.

Dr Sanjana Acharya

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 George Castillo

Dr George Castillo


Dr George Castillo is not taking on any new patients, this includes patients who see another GP at Forster Tuncurry Medical Centre.

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 Mohammed Hamdy Abdelhaleem

Dr Mohammed Hamdy


Dr Hamdy has graduated from Medical School in Egypt in 2010. He worked as a General Practitioner in Egypt for 5 years before migrating to Australia in 2017. He obtained his Master’s degree in Dermatology and Sexual Health Medicine from Egypt in 2016 and completed his Australian Medical Council Certificate in 2017. Hamdy has been working in Bankstown Hospital in South Western Sydney for the last 2 years in Emergency, Respiratory, General Medicine and Paediatrics. He is working now towards achieving the fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. 

Areas of interest include Dermatology, Sexual health, Mental health, Chronic disease management and Paediatrics.

Dr Samantha Hoey

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 Marike Janse van Rensburg

MBChB, Dip. Child Health

Marike obtained her medical degree from Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2006. After this she completed a 2-year internship rotating through most of the medical and surgical specialities. Since then she has worked in Internal Medicine, General Practice, Paediatrics, Haematology and Oncology. She has also completed her Diploma in Child Health and gained medical registration in the UK.

She lived in Montreal, Canada for 2 years before relocating to Forster in 2019.

She enjoys General Practice including Paediatrics, Women’s Health and Oncology.

Dr Samuel Mwakasendo

Dr S.Mwakasendo, MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Mwakasendo has worked in various Australian hospitals over the past 20 years. His clinical experience include working in acute medicine (Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care and Anaesthetics), Royal flying doctors Service and remote Aboriginal communities in Northern Territory.

He graduated from Guangxi Medical University, China. He has obtained a fellowship with Royal Australian College of General Practitioner.

His clinical interests include: Holistic Wellbeing, Cardiovascular and Respiratory conditions, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Lifestyle medicine and Acute Medicine.

Dr Mwakasendo is interested in active lifestyle including boxing, gym and fitness group training including bootcamp. He is passionate about photography, Dj-ing, music, travelling and charity work.

Dr Monika Schuch

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 Joseph Tamer

Dr Joseph Tamer


Joseph graduated from the Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt in 1994. Since relocating to Australia in 1997 Joseph has worked as a Career Medical Officer (CMO) at Forster Private Hospital. He then worked for 5 years in Adelaide at the Emergency Department of Gawler Hospital.

Joseph has also worked as a Medical Director of the Australian Taekwando Team and is a member of the Australian Medical Soccer Team. His special interests include Sports Medicine, Paediatrics, Mental Health and Skin Cancer.

Emergency Department work experience around the country. NSW, Adelaide and WA.

Skin Cancer Diploma.

Surgical experience with all specialists around Mayo and Foster in operating Theatre.

Dr Ellen Millard

MBBS BSc Biochemisty

Ellen grew up in Forster and Gloucester and has always loved this area. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the Great Lakes Community.

Ellen graduated from the Australian National University in Canberra in 2007. During her hospital years at Canberra Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, she worked in areas of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mental Health, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Emergency before training in General Practice.

Ellen has completed post graduate training in women’s health and also counselling for general practice. Both are special interests of hers. However she enjoys all aspects of general medicine.

Dr Si Thu U (Steven)


Dr Steven U (Si Thu) graduated from the University of Medicine, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) and attained M.B., B.S. in 2010. He then moved to the Caribbean and worked as a medical officer in Jamaica, across various departments, mostly in Emergency Medicine.

Steven migrated to Australia in 2017 and subsequently worked at Alice Springs Hospital for almost 3 years and CAAC Indigenous Clinic for a year. During that time, he also attained an Emergency medicine certificate (ACEM) and a Child health certificate (SCHP).

After receiving the fellowship of RACGP in early 2022, he came to Forster to enjoy a coastal lifestyle with his family. His areas of clinical interest include Emergency Medicine, Child Health, Sexual and Mental Health, Chronic disease management and Indigenous Health. He enjoys his free time reading, swimming, hiking, and travelling to new places.


Dr Stephen De Lyall

MBBS Uni of NSW 1979
Dip RACOG 1981
Training: Royal Newcastle Hosp 1979-80, Burnie Hosp TAS 1981, Prince of Wales Children’s Hosp Sydney 1982 Full-time General Practice in the Lower Hunter inc GP obstetrics, gynaecology and minor surgery 1982-2021
Interests: Family life, bushwalking, bicycle touring and reading

Dr Jamie Fernando

Dr Jamie completed his medical degree at the University of NSW in Sydney. He has worked as a GP in the Forster area since 2009. He is originally from Gulargambone, and is now happy to be part of the coastal lifestyle with his family. He enjoys all aspects of general practice, including preventative health, skin cancer medicine, paediatrics, sports medicine and Indigenous health.

Dr Ashivini Thanabalasingham

Dr Ash is currently on maternity leave for 6 months.

Ashivini completed her medical degree in Lithuania (2012), prior to working in Ireland and Australia. She has worked in hospital rotations across QLD and NSW, including emergency medicine, general surgery and various subspecialties within general medicine.

She enjoys general practice and has interests in the field of dermatology, women’s health, chronic disease management and aged care.

In her spare time, she enjoys travel, arts and time spent with her family.

Dr Agatha Wanigaratne

Dr Agatha is currently working in Sydney Monday – Friday. She will be doing Locum work at FTMC every first Saturday of the month.

Dr Agatha is a graduate of UNSW Medicine (2019).

She has worked at St Vincents’ Sydney, Wagga Base and Canterbury Hospitals. She gained clinical experience in Adult medicine, Rehabilitation and Paediatrics.

She has worked in general practice in Forster and Taree thus far.

Her areas of interest include skin, paediatrics, migrant health and addiction medicine.

She is concurrently doing research with the Centre for Primary Healthcare at UNSW into Migrant and Refugee Health.

In her spare time, she loves going to the beach, spending time with family and with friends.

Dr Muhamad Kamail

Bachelor of Medicine
Dr Muhamad graduated from University of Newcastle and has worked in John Hunter Hospital and Manning Base Hospital since 2019. He gained his clinical experience in Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry and Surgery.

Dr Muhamad’s clinical interests include acute medicine, mental health, travel and sport medicine. He has a strong focus in preventative medicine.

Dr Muhamad enjoys travelling, playing basketball and a huge soccer fan.

Dr Thet Htar San

Dr Thet Htar San

Thet graduated from University of Medicine,Yangon, Myanmar and attained M.B.,B.S in 2010. She migrated to Jamaica where she worked as medical officer in various departments.
She moved to Australia in 2017 and gained Australian Medical Council Certificate in 2019. She worked at Alice Springs Hospital for almost 3 years.
She has worked in general practice in Forster and Taree so far.
She finished her training and attained fellowship of RACGP early 2024.
Her areas of interest include women health and paediatrics.
In spare time, she likes to watch movies, play board games, go to beaches and travel new places. She loves nature and gardening.

Forster Tuncurry Medical Centre

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Quality Services

FTMC is a 5th Edition GPA Certified Practice.

Wheelchair Friendly

FTMC is wheelchair friendly. We have disabled parking available and access at the rear of the building.


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