Dr. Bruce Stewart
MBChB and FRACGP
Travel Medicine and Sports Injuries
I received my degree at the University of Cape Town and then immigrated to Australia in 1995 where I completed my general practice training and fellowship, as well as a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I am married with 2 daughters and in my free time enjoy travelling and playing a variety of sports.
Dr. Phil Rayson
BMed and FRACGP
Obstetrics, Psychiatry and Palliative Care
I went to Newcastle University then worked in the Northern Territory and PNG before returning to the Manning Valley. I have a small beef farm and am active in local Choral groups. My particular medical interests are in complex psychiatry and dementia, and palliative care. I also do quite a lot of minor surgery for skin cancers. I am experienced in GP obstetrics, and take on patients of all age groups with any problems.
Dr. Stephan Pluschke
BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRACGP
Paediatrics and Geriatrics
I was born in Switzerland but immigrated to Australia when I was 6 with my family. I have worked at WFHC since 2003 and live locally with my family. My main interests outside of medicine are outdoor activities especially mountain biking, walking and spending time in and around water.
Dr Pluschke is on leave from Thursday 12th March 2020 and will return in the near future.
Dr. Amanda Brooks
BHealthSci, BMed, FRACGP, GradDipRur, FARGP
Palliative care and Geriatrics
I’m a long term resident of the Manning and have a beef farm locally. I’ve been at WFHC since 2002 and have a broad range of skills and interests especially in Palliative Care and Obstetrics. I also do implanon insertion and removal. I’ve had 12 months off dealing with breast cancer but am back again seeing any of my previous regular patients.
Dr. Trisha Fowler
B.Med, B.Med Sci, FRACGP
Addiction medicine and dermatology
I went to Newcastle University and did my vocational training in the Manning area. I grew up on a farm in the Manning Valley and am married with 2 children. I still live on the family farm. I also work in a methadone clinic. I do implanon and minor skin surgery.
Dr. Fatima Sadia
MBBS MRCGP INT
Dr Fatima joined our team in July 2018. She has been working overseas and is experienced in general practice and especially women’s health. Fatima is already fully qualified to work in Australia but will be staying at WFHC for some years until she gains her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has moved to Wingham with her husband and young daughter and we are delighted they will be joining our WFHC family.
Dr. Chiyo Stent
BMedSc, MD,DRANZCOG, FRACGP
Women’s Health and Sexual Health
I grew up in Newcastle and then moved to Tokyo where I finished high school. I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney and medical degree at the University of Melbourne. I completed a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and moved back to NSW to complete my general practice training in 2018.
Dr. Nicole Jackson
BPhysiotherapy, GradDip Sports Physiotherapy, BMed
Nicole joined our team at WFHC in February 2018. She has lived in the Manning for many years, working as a physiotherapist initially then trained to become a doctor through the University of Newcastle. Nicole has a background in sports injuries however, through retraining has developed a special interest in mental health & wellbeing and is currently completing extended skills in this field.