Get To Know The Staff

PRACTICE MANAGER:

Nicole Lewis-Bain
What is a team without a great leader. Nicole has been the foundation manager and CEO of the Lake Cathie Health Complex. She has seen the growth of the centre from a two doctor practice in 2008 to one of the busiest general practices in the region. She has been a runner up in the state award for practice managers. She brings gentle yet strong leadership to the team, along with a keen sense of duty for the community.

RECEPTION:

Di, Aimee, Jasmine, Val, Suzanne, Emma, Danielle, Jayne and Terri
Our well loved and talented medical secretaries. They are trained in CPR, which assists with the triage of patients. They seem to know many of our hundreds of patients by name and keep the mood bright and happy. With their hard work and enthusiasm they keep the place running like a well oiled machine.

DOCTORS:

Dr Andrew Oliver
For 17 years, Dr Oliver worked in Emergency Departments at Port Macquarie and Kempsey hospitals. His emergency skills and knowledge are great assets and he is well known and liked amongst GP’s, nurses and specialists in the district. He has great surgical skills and does a wide variety of skin cancer procedures. He has a Kung Fu black belt and enjoys getting away in his caravan.

Dr Antony Sheringham
Dr Sheringham grew up and was schooled in Port Macquarie. He has returned to the area and is glad to be home. His patients love his caring and kind attitude. He is a keen antiques collector, self confessed Ebay expert and loves fast cars.

Dr Kylie Lucas
Dr Kylie Lucas has over 15 years experience in rural/remote general practice. She has special interests in sports medicine, autism spectrum disorders and eating disorders. Her passion for aged care is unparalleled and she fondly remembers her adventurous work in Alice Springs. She has won the King of the Mountain footrace and is a keen tri-athlete with her husband.

Dr Lorraine Evans
Dr Evans is a highly experienced GP who loves her work. Her interests are mainly in the areas of family medicine and women’s health. She has great passion for Aboriginal health and has worked in the outback and remote locations. She is sometimes called “Holiday Evans” as she is a keen traveler and a happy outback camper.

Dr Sam Nelapati
Dr Nelapati has over 15 years experience in general practice and has a special interest in tropical medicine, ophthalmology and skin cancer. Outside work, Sam enjoys playing table tennis and one day aspires to participate in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

Dr Nadia Acland
Dr Acland completed GP Training in South West Sydney, and it was her 6 month rural placement to North Haven at the end of that training in 2009 that caused her and her husband to fall in love with the Mid North Coast. She has been working in Sydney as a GP for the past 5 years and with a young family in tow, is now making her return to the Port Macquarie area. Her interest areas include women’s health, paediatrics, family medicine and preventative care.

Dr Grahame Deane
Dr Grahame Deane moved to Port Macquarie after 32 years as a rural procedural GP in Gunnedah. He continues his interests in skin surgery, paediatrics and all areas of family practice.

Dr Jean Jagger
Jean came to Australia in 2008 for a 12 month sabbatical and liked it so much she stayed. In England she had a special interest in substance and alcohol dependency and palliative care. Since arriving and working in Wauchope in 2008, she became a Fellow of the Royal College after passing the specialist exam in 2012. Jean lives in Port Macquarie with her husband and youngest child, 4 older children live in Yorkshire.

Dr Madeleine Halloway
Madeleine is relatively new to General Practice, having spent the bulk of her career thus far working in Emergency Departments in Dubbo and Kempsey in between having children. Madeleine is originally from Central Western NSW, but spent 3 years studying in Port Macquarie during her medical training. She moved to the area from Dubbo with her partner and their daughter in 2012, since then her family has expanded to five. In her spare time she enjoys chilling on the beach, both with and without her young children.

Dr Casey Bye
Casey loves the Lake Cathie area, where she has lived for the past 7 years, and when she is not at work she is busy being a mum to her 2 beautiful boys. She has a keen interest in sport and her distinguished sporting background includes playing netball with the renowned Sydney Swifts (2002-2004) as well as achieving a degree with honours in Exercise Physiology.
Her particular areas of interest are chronic disease management, paediatrics, antenatal care, women’s health, dermatology and travel medicine.

Dr Paul Beiboer
Paul has over 20 years experience in rural medicine. He enjoyed working in Tumut and Scone providing GP services, hospital services, anaesthetics and emergency medicine before making a sea change to the beautiful Camden Haven in 2017. Paul now sees himself as a dedicated family doctor with a wide scope of expertise. He enjoys mountain bike riding, bush walking and is a self confessed soccer and test cricket watching tragic.

Dr Brett Letchford
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Associate Professor Alexander (Sandy) McColl
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NURSES:

Leonie Morris
Leonie has had decades of experience in public and private hospitals and is a great leader. She brings a lively approach and caring attitude to general practice nursing. Outside work, knitting and cross country cycling are Leonie’s passions.

Debbie Ireland
Everybody is fond of Deb. A caring kind and dedicated nurse she completed her nursing degree a few years ago, after spending decades as a medical secretary. Deb is the life of the team.

Brett Lewis-Bain
A die-hard Bulldogs fan, Brett brings a strong yet gentle touch to our nursing team. With years of aged care experience and great enthusiasm for general practice, Brett is one of our most sought-after nurses.

Wendy Harpley
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Bronwyn Barry
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Our nursing team train other student nurses in area. From independently suturing wounds to performing specialised tasks, Lake Cathie Medical Centre is fortunate to have the biggest and best nursing team in the region.

Call today to discuss your healthcare needs: (02) 6584 8899.
OPENING HOURS:
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 12noon (Medical Centre & Pharmacy only)