Below are our doctors. Click on the appointment link to our online services.
Dr. Dominic J Frawley AM
MB.BS., Dip.Paed., F.R.A.C.G.P.
Dr Frawley completed his medical degree at Sydney University and then earned his diploma of paediatrics from the University of NSW. He trained in general practice and moved to Nowra just before he gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Frawley maintains a high interest in medical education. He trains general practice registrars and is a clinical senior lecturer with the University of Wollongong. Dr Frawley was heavily involved with Heartkids and was instrumental in building this organisation as a national body. He received an Order of Australia for his significant contributions.
Dr. Adam J Hodgkins
B.Med., Dip.Paed., F.R.A.C.G.P.
Dr. Hodgkins grew up in the local area. After spending time elsewhere to study and gain further experience, he retuned to his roots. He gained his medical degree at the University of Newcastle before moving to Sydney to work. He later earned his graduate diploma of paediatrics from the University of NSW while working at Sydney Children’s Hospital. He gained a lot of general practice experience both during and after gaining his fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in several city based practices in Sydney as well as working in rural areas as far flung as Cunnamulla in Queensland before returning to Nowra in 2000.
Dr Hodgkins enjoys the challenges of general practice but also is an assistant in orthopaedic surgery. He is a visiting medical officer at the Nowra Private Hospital and is a clinical senior lecturer with the University of Wollongong. He trains general practice registrars within the practice. He is actively involved in several research projects with a desire to further our scientific knowledge with research based in general practice.
Dr Bailey has been working at the practice since 2003. He has a special interest in indigenous health and spends a couple of afternoons each week working at the aboriginal communities of Wreck Bay and Jerrinja. He also is investigating options for health advancement in Cambodia. Dr Bailey is currently completing his Masters of International Public Health.
Dr Bailey also has a strong interest in education. He is involved with training general practice registrars and is a senior clinical lecturer with the University of Wollongong.
Dr. Anne Stuart
Dr Stuart grew up in Sydney and earned her medical degree at the University of NSW. She worked in a variety of general practices and gained fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners before moving to Nowra and commencing work at the practice in 1998 Along side Dr Dom Frawley and Dr Col Shepherd. She has a strong interest in youth health and also dedicates some of her time to working at Crossroads Youth Health.
Dr. Boshra Luke
Dr Luke joined the practice in 2010 after experience in several other practices in various parts of Australia. While he has a passion for all areas of general practice, he has previous training and a high degree of skill in obstetrics and antenatal care and has also worked in several skin clinics and performs many skin checks and performs minor surgery for skin lesions.
Dr Luke trains medical students from the University of Wollongong
Dr. Malish Perera
Dr Malish joined the practice in 2012. He enjoys all aspects of general practice and is a strong member of the Junction Street medical team.
Dr Malish has gained his Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and is happy to accept new patients to the practice.
Dr. Lee Simes
Dr Simes joined us at Junction Street in 2013 after 40 years in his own practice in Bridge Road. Dr Simes’ general practice experience is extensive and impressive. He is a true rural practitioner with many years of performing anaesthetics at both the Nowra Private Hospital and the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital. He continues in his role as the local medical referee and has extensive experience in general and forensic pathology through this role. Dr Simes is an expert on envenomation and is frequently called upon to provide advice to other professionals in this field.
Dr Simes is a clinical senior lecturer with the University of Wollongong and continues to train medical students and general practice registrars.
After many years of long hours Dr Simes is now ready to reduce the time he spends consulting and will now only work 2 days per week, mainly providing counselling services to his existing patients. We have a number of other doctors in the practice who are ready and willing to care for Dr Simes patients.
MB.BS. Dip R.A.C.O.G., M.A.S.H.
Dr Thesinger joined the practice in 2015 after moving to the area. Previously he has worked in Sydney and Cairns and had previously owned his own practice in Adelaide. Paul has a special interest in skin cancer but has wide experience in all areas of general practice.
Dr Thesinger is happy to accept new patients to the practice.
BArts (Hons)/LLB (UNSW), MBBS (Sydney), Dip of Child Health
As a former international lawyer and Australian diplomat, Costa joins us with a strong interest in global health. Having graduated from The University of Sydney, Costa has done his subsequent training in the Shoalhaven area and maintains a deep affinity for the local community. He is a tutor with the University of Wollongong, Illawarra-Shoalhaven representative on the Council of the Australian Medical Association and a Captain (Reservist Medical Officer) with the Australian Army. He has worked full time with us in 2016 and will be part time in 2017 as he completes his training requirements. Costa welcomes new patients to the practice.
Dr Martin has worked with us full time for 2017. In 2018 as part of her general practice training she will be working part time at Junction Street and part time at another local general practice. Clarissa will be with us on Monday, Thursday afternoon and Friday. If you are a patient of Dr Martin and need to be seen on a day she is working elsewhere she will be job sharing with Dr Ellie McLeod, so Ellie will be able to care for you the days Clarissa is not here.
Clarissa takes care of a number of the nursing home patients within the practice.
Dr McLeod has commenced working in the practice on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week. This is the first term in her specialist training in General Practice and we are really excited to have her working for us. Ellie is accepting new patients, so please feel free to make an appointment to see her.
MBBS, FRACGP, Dip. Paed
Dr Best has experience and a special interest in children and families. Particularly autism and parenting. James is a very experienced GP who has recently moved from Sydney and is accepting new patients to the practice.