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 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 Sujeewa Dissanayake
MBBS, MCGP, FRACGP Registrar
Dr. Sujeewa completed her medical degree at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in year 1997. She has worked for two and half years since December 2015 at Portland District Health, Portland, Victoria, a lovely country side hospital, covering emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, paediatrics, geriatrics and age care.
She has over thirteen years of work experience, in Sri Lankan state and private hospitals, covering Emergency and Primary Care Unit, Intensive care Unit, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics and Mental Health.
Dr. Sujeewa qualified for Diploma in General Practice and awarded Membership of Collage of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka in December 2014 and served eight years as a General Practitioner before she migrated to Australia in 2015. She is interest in all aspects of general practice.
She started her career in a lovely beautiful coastal city, Trincomalee, in Sri Lanka and continue enjoying the same scenes in lovely country sides, Portland and Forster in Australia. Her interest lies in walking, reading, enjoying classical films and music comes from all corners of the worlds.
Dr Eric Diu
Eric completed his medical degree at University of New South Wales in 2000. He had been working at Concord Repatriation Hospital Sydney in a variety of internal medicine disciplines, prior to practising as a physician in Geriatric Medicine there from 2009 until 2017. He is a father of four, and is currently completing a graduate Diploma in Child Health. He has a passion for all aspects of general practice, and felt immensely privileged to be meeting and serving the Forster community at FTMC.
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 Fatima Malik
I grew up in Sydney and decided to pursue my medical degree from Dhaka, Bangladesh. After graduating in 2013 I moved back to Australia and have worked in various hospitals; including Mackay Hospital and Cairns Hospital in Northern QLD as well as Gosford and Wyong Hospital in Central Coast.
I have experience in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Cardiology, Geriatrics and Rural Medicine.
I am passionate about General Practice and serving the community. I enjoy living near the coast and my interests include travelling, hikes, pottery and photography.
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 Samuel Mwakasendo
Dr Mwakasendo attended Guangxi Medical University, China. He has worked in various Australian Hospitals over the past 18 years.
His clinical interests include: Cardiovascular and Respiratory conditions, diabetes, Kidney Disease, Lifestyle Medicine, Alternative Medicine and Acute Medicine.
Dr Mwakasendo in interested in an active lifestyle including: soccer, fitness group, photography, beach lifestyle, travelling and music.
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 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 Swetha Thakkar
I graduated from Manipal University in 2006.
Since migrating to Australia, I have worked predominantly in Sydney at Nepean Hospital. Along with my overseas experience I have 5 years of experience in the different subspecialties within Paediatrics including ICU, Allergy, Behavioural Paediatrics and General Paediatrics.
I have had the opportunity to work with the Aboriginal communities at Royal Darwin hospital. I rotated through Emergency, General medicine including rehab, General surgery and Paediatrics.
I enjoy all aspects of general practice with particular interest in Women and Children’s health.
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.