Phone (02) 4423 5644
45 Junction Street, Nowra NSW 2541

Our Doctors


Below are our doctors. Click on the appointment link to our online services.

doctor_df_thumbDr. Dominic J Frawley AM

MB.BS., Dip.Paed., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Dom was lured to Junction Street as a GP Registrar in 1995 to work with and learn from the founder, Dr Col Shepherd. He has enjoyed being part of the dramatic growth of the practice in his time here, while remaining dedicated to providing careful, patient centred care. He chose general practice as part of his broader ambition to help make the world a better place.

Day to day, building a better world for Dom starts with a happy, caring workplace, helping you make a difference to your health.

Alongside his general practice work Dom has been very involved in the national charity HeartKids, the peak body for people affected by childhood heart disease. He has played a role in the development of services to the local indigenous community, as well as projects in the the fields of youth health, and mental health. His concern for social justice has also led to involvement with a local high school, including participation in the school’s programme of immersion trips to Timor Leste.

Dom has shared in the teaching of many medical students and registrars in his time in Junction Street Family Practice. Working in a team, passing on the ‘Art of Medicine’ is an ongoing pleasure. Dom has keen interests in Paediatrics, Aged and Palliative care, Emotional well-being, and management of Complex Chronic Disease. Dom is enthusiastic to keep improving our service to you, our patients, and keen to offer the many benefits of a team approach to care.

As a great believer in a balanced life Dom dedicated a ‘day-off’ to his role as a parent and community member, spending many years involved in Little Athletics, Twilight Cricket {which he still plays}, and HeartKids. He likes camping, cycling and bush walking. Dom also loves to read and discuss philosophy, but not when he’s running late…

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Dr. Adam J HodgkinsDr. Adam J Hodgkins

B.Med., Dip.Paed., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Dr Hodgkins is now working full time at our northern practice, Cambewarra Mountain Health, 1 Elvin Drive, Bomaderry.  Phone:  44131155

Dr. Hodgkins grew up in the local area and attended Junction Street Family Practice as a patient during his primary and high school years. 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 his roots in 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 has been the chair of the medical advisory council for several years. He is actively involved with our local medical school and is a clinical senior lecturer with the University of Wollongong. He also 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.

When Adam is not working, he can occasionally be found indulging in some telemark skiing (although he sometimes mixes this with medicine as he runs the medical clinic at Charlotte Pass which he has been part of since 1994). He also dabbles in raising sheep having changed from small scale beef production. He is not concerned about having nothing to do at the present time.


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doctor_as_thumbDr. Anne Stuart

MB.BS., F.R.A.C.G.P.

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.

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Dr. Lee SimesDr. Lee Simes

M.B., B.S.

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.

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20161031_085317Dr. Costa Boyages

BArts (Hons)/LLB (UNSW), MBBS (Sydney), Dip of Child Health, FRACGP

Dr Boyages is now working full time at our northern practice, Cambewarra Mountain Health, 1 Elvin Drive, Bomaderry.  Phone:  44131155

Costa started his professional life as an international lawyer and Australian diplomat where he developed a passion for global health, social justice and the environment. With the dream of raising his family on the idyllic South Coast and making a more tangible difference, he went on to complete his postgraduate medical studies from Sydney University.

The diversity and dynamism of general practice lured him into this specialty of medicine. Costa is passionate about holistic, patient-centred care and believes it is the highest privilege to practice medicine in the community he loves.   

Costa enjoys all aspects of general practice but retains an special interest in Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine, Mental Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Aged and Palliative Care as well as Adolescent and Paediatric Medicine.

Alongside his general practice work Costa maintains a number of clinical, academic and governance appointments. If he’s not available for an appointment, he might be wearing one of these other hats:

  • Academic tutor with the University of Wollongong;
  • Visiting medical officer in Palliative Care at David Berry Hospital;
  • Clinical supervisor and community trainer of future GPs through GP Synergy;
  • Board Member, Medical Board of Australia
  • Director and Councillor for the Illawarra Shoalhaven, Australian Medical Association;
  • Director, Rural Doctors Network;
  • Director, Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre
  • Captain and Medical Officer (Reservist), Australian Army
  • Councillor, Illawarra Shoalhaven Clinical Council

In his downtime Costa enjoys keeping active in nature with his young family and consuming slow food (which he grows even more slowly!)

Costa is fluent in Greek.

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Dr. Clarissa Martin

MBBS (Wollongong)

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.

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james-bestDr. James Best


James is an experienced GP who moved from Sydney to the Shoalhaven in 2018. He has a special interest in children’s health, particularly behavioural issues, parenting and autism.

James is the Chair of the Child and Young Person Health Network, within the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP).

Having a keen interest in GP education James has previously won the title of RACGP Supervisor of the Year. He currently sits on the RACGP education committee.

James and his wife have three adult sons, and love living in this beautiful area.

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Dr Nikolien (Nicky) Poole

Dr Poole has commenced working 4 days/week at our Cambewarra Mountain Health surgery.  Nicky has a young family and has settled in the area.  She is accepting new patients and works closely with Dr Hodgkins and Dr Boyages  and is happy to see their patients if they are unavailable.

Dr Poole has a special interest in women’s and children’s health and is able to insert and remove Mirena IUD contraception devices at the practice.

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