Doctors

Dr Gundi Muller-Grotjan

Dr Gundi Muller-Grotjan

Principal GP/Owner

Gundi is a graduate of the University of Aachen, Germany and arrived to Narooma in January 2007. She holds a Diploma in Obstetrics from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG) as well as a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP). Her interests and specialties include women's health and obstetrics, paediatrics and minor surgery. Gundi has worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom and rural NSW.

Dr Paul Barnett

Dr Paul Barnett

General Practitioner

Dr Paul Barnett previously worked at Royal Hobart Hospital, gaining experience in General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine and Drug and Alcohol Medicine. Dr Barnett and his partner are enjoying living in Narooma and have no immediate plans to move.

Dr Trevor Fernihough

Dr Trevor Fernihough

General Practitioner

Dr Trevor Fernihough is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. He ran a solo isolated rural practice in Dongara Western Australia for 3 years. After this he worked for 2 years in South Africa practicing Obstetrics and Anaesthetics. Dr Fernihough was then the Senior Medical Officer at the Broome Hospital for 3 years, before running a solo general practice in Kempsey on the mid north coast of NSW for 10 years. Following this he worked for the next 19 years in a private Emergency Department at St John of God Hospital Murdoch in Perth WA. More recently he bought an oyster farm in Narooma where he now resides. Dr Fernihough works at The Bermagui Medical Centre on Fridays.

Dr Kimberley Benson

Dr Kimberley Benson

General Practitioner

In 2010, Kimberley moved from Canada to Australia to study medicine at the University of Wollongong. After graduation, she worked for two years as a junior medical officer in Penrith. Kimberley is passionate about general practice because of the opportunity to have meaningful interactions with patients and the continuity of care.

Dr Susan Johnstone

Dr Susan Johnstone

General Practitioner

Susie moved to Australia from Vancouver, Canada in 2008 to study Medicine at the University of Sydney. After finishing her studies she worked as a junior doctor in Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine in Newcastle, Darwin, and regional Queensland. Following this, Susie moved to the Upper Hunter Valley where she completed her General Practice training. She is excited to join the team at Bermagui Medical Centre and is looking forward to exploring everything the South Coast has to offer.

Dr Mohamad Morad

Dr Mohamad Morad

Registrar

Dr Mohamad Morad is a graduate of The University of Queensland. He graduated in 2018 and has worked at The Wollongong Hospital and St George and Sutherland Hospitals, gaining experience in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Paediatrics, General Surgery and Emergency Medicine. He is currently in his second term of training, working towards a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Nurses

Chrissi Moody

Chrissi Moody

Practice Nurse

Chrissi began her nursing role in a busy Canberra practice. She has worked in general Practice in both the city and rural areas, Aboriginal Health in both urban and remote Central Australia and some years as the Practice Nurse Support Project Officer at the ACT Division of General Practice.
Chrissi is a member of the lighthouse surgery and Bermagui Medical Centre by providing lifestyle education, chronic disease management including cardiovascular, diabetes, asthma and COPD care, aged care, women's health, men's health, immunisation, wound management, mental health, health promotion, Aboriginal health and much more. Chrissi constantly maintains a standard of continued education in all fields of nursing to offer endless high standard of care to our community.

Joanne Bismire

Joanne Bismire

Practice Nurse

Joanne started her varied career in health care working as an AIN in an aged care facility in Peakhurst in 1987. Her previous experience in healthcare includes working locally in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, as a medical receptionist, physiotherapy aide, in dental nursing and in aged care.
Joanne returned to The University of Wollongong completing a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. After her degree she completed a Certificate 3 in Pathology and did some local community nursing. Joanne finds General Practice nursing to be extremely rewarding. Joanne is dedicated to working alongside doctors and administrative staff while providing quality, best practice nursing health care, guidance and education.

Janelle Whiting

Janelle Whiting

Practice Nurse

Janelle has lived in Narooma since 1988 and went to primary and high school locally and completed a Bachelor of Nursing through the University of South Australia. Janelle has been working for Lighthouse Surgery as a Practice Nurse since 2008 and Bermagui Medical Centre since it opened in 2011. She is a part of the management team for both practices and enjoys striving to continually improve the care given to the Narooma and Bermagui communities. Her special interests include preventative and chronic disease care as well as assisting the training of GP registrars and is also an authorised nurse immuniser and women's screening nurse.

Bev Wright

Bev Wright

Practice Nurse

Bev joined the Bermagui Medical Centre in 2016 after completing her degree with University of Wollongong. She was prompted to study after several years at a local nursing home. Her interests outside of work are breeding fish and playing with her grandchildren.

Sally Ritchie

Sally Ritchie

Practice Nurse, Credentialled Diabetes Educator

Sally has been a Practice Nurse working in Narooma since 1987. She completed her general training at St Vincent's in Melbourne, where she also completed a cardio-thoracic course. Sally moved to the Mercy Maternity to complete her midwifery training and then to St George Hospital in Sydney to complete her Accident and Emergency training. Sally moved to Narooma in 1986 with her husband and children. In 2012 she became a Credentialled Diabetes Educator. Sally continues her ongoing education in all fields related to general practice and holds a wide variety of certificates.

Allied Health

Dr John Smiles

Dr John Smiles

Oculist (Ophthalmologist) - Visits Bermagui Medical Centre the first Friday of each month

Dr Smiles provides services for retinal conditions in the most professional and caring environments, actively managing a range of medical and surgical retinal disorders including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and other macular problems.

Richelle Jackson

Richelle Jackson

Podiatrist - Visits Bermagui Medical Centre every second Monday

Audika

Audika

Visits Bermagui Medical Centre one Thursday of each month

Audika has made a difference to the lives of Australians with hearing difficulties by providing the highest standard of service. Audika specialises in personalised hearing care to identify and ensure all patients get the right solution for their particular needs. Please phone 6495 4233 to make an appointment to see Audika

National Hearing Care

National Hearing Care

Visits Bermagui Medical Centre every Tuesday

National Hearing Care offers a range of services to look after all your hearing needs, from diagnosing hearing difficulties, to fitting, servicing and maintaining hearing aids.

Medical Students

Bermagui Medical Centre is committed to the teaching of the coming generation of medical practitioners and as such welcomes medical students from several universities for placements throughout each year. We have a particular commitment to ANU in Canberra, but also have had visits from students studying at UNE, JCU and Monash to name a few.
Our aim is to show the students how rewarding GP practice can be with the hope that someday they will return as GP’s to practice in rural areas where they are so badly needed.