Russell Street Medical Centre - Our Doctors

Dr John Sandra MB BS FRACGP Dip RACGP DROG - Partner

General Practitioner in Bathurst for 36 years. He is on the Board of Directors of the Central West Medical Association. Interests include Paediatrics, Medical Education, Preventative Medicine and Occupational Health. In 1983 became a Fellow of the Australian College of General Practitioners. He is married to Dr Bernadette Droulers.
Dr John Sandra

Dr Colin Jamieson MB BS FRACGP DRCOG - Partner

Has been in practice in Bathurst since 1983 having previously trained and practiced at St George Hospital (Sydney), Colchester (England) and Mudgee NSW. He is married to Kim, one of the practice’s RNs, and has three children. In 1987 became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is interested in all aspects of family practice.
Dr Colin Jamieson

Dr Hal Rikard-Bell BSC MBBS FRACGP Dip RACOG FACCRM Dip AC SCM - Partner

Dr Hal has been at RSMC since 1997.  He practiced in West Wyalong for 15 years after some time in New Guinea.  In 1983 he became a Fellow of the Royal Austalian College of General Practitioners.  He has Surgical, Obstetric and Paediatric skills to add to general practice interest in sports, allergies and local anaesthetic surgical procedures including vasectomy.  He has the Diploma of Obsterics, and is a Fellow of The College of Rural & Remote Medicine.  He passed his diploma examination for the Australian College of Skin Cancer Medicine in 1997 and the Master class in 2013.
Dr Hal Rikard-Bell

Dr Bernadette Droulers MB BS FRACGP - Associate General Practitioner

Graduated from University of NSW in 1977. She is married to Dr John Sandra and has a grown up family. She has worked in General Practice since 1979. In 1998 Bernadette became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Her special interests are Mental Health and Women's Health.
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Dr Jane Lawrence MB BS - Associate General Practitioner

Graduated from University of NSW in 1983, Jane spent time in England working in Geriatrics and Psychiatry as well as General Medicine. She commenced in General Practice in 1990. She is interested in all aspects of family medicine especially Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Geriatrics and Preventative Medicine. Jane is married to Dr Bruce McGarity, one of our local Consultant Physicians, and they have four daughters.
Dr Jane Lawrence

Dr Catherine Stewart B.MED FRACGP DRANZOG - Associate General Practitioner

An experienced GP with additional qualifications in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Other areas of interest are Age Care and Chronic Disease Management.  Dr Stewart is also involved in GP Registrar training. She lives in Bathurst with her husband and two children.
Dr Catherine Stewart

Dr Goka Avinash (Avi) MB BS - Associate General Practitioner

Dr Avi graduated from the University of Health Sciences, India, and worked in the Indian health system for four years. He worked in the United Kingdom NHS Hospital for five years with training in general medicine and gained his full registration with the General Medical Council, London UK in 2000. He worked in Emergency Medicine in Sydney West Area Health and Orange Base Hospital. He also worked in child and adolescent mental health in Orange Base Hospital. Dr Avi’s areas of general interests are elderly care medicine, hypertension, heart disease, asthma & emphysema & also paediatrics. He is married to Genevieve and has a baby daughter. He has lived in Bathurst for the past four years.
Dr Goka Avinash

Dr Lei Cao

Dr Lei Cao was previously trained towards a general physician in Beijing, China for 6 years after graduation from medical school. He achieved PhD in medicine in 2014 at Macquarie University and then worked at Hornsby Hospital for 3 years in Sydney, where he enhanced his clinical skills in emergency medicine, women’s health and paediatrics.  He has an interest in cardiovascular health, chronic disease management, and aged care. Dr Cao likes to offer his patients support, both physically and emotionally. He has lived in Australia for 10 years and now lives in Bathurst with his wife and baby son. 

Dr Lei Cao

Dr Lisa

DrLiu graduated from Huabei Medical College in China and worked in the health care system in China for 3 years.  Dr Liu has been living in Australia since 2004.  She started her career in Australia as a medical researcher regarding diabetes complications at the University of Sydney.  Dr Liu then worked in Queensland as a medical resident at Central Health Systems. Dr Liu's special interests are in women's health, paediatrics and minor surgical procedures. SHe is married to Xiong and has two children. Along with English Dr Liu also speaks Mandarin.

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 Dr Evie Tonkin

Dr Evie Tonkin grew up in Tamworth, NSW. She studied a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International), majoring in English, Spanish and Psychology, before studying a graduate medical degree at the University of Sydney.  After graduating in 2014 she worked at Nepean Hospital and Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital, before commencing training in general practice.  She has completed a Diploma of Child Health, and has a broad range of clinical interests.

She lives with her husband, Ben, who is from Bathurst.



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Dr Monica Gaur

Dr Monica has worked extensively in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in various hospitals in Sydney including Westmead hospital. She has also worked as a specialist in O & G in India before moving to Australia in 2007.  Later she worked in various other specialities in hospitals in Sydney including Emergency, General medicine, Paediatrics, Sexual health, General surgery to name a few. She has completed the Diploma of child health through Children's hospital at Westmead. She also is also enrolled with Skin cancer college for certificate of Dermoscopy and Skin cancer medicine. She has keen interest in women's health, antenatal care, sexual health, adolescent health, LGBT health and preventive medicine.  She enjoyed living in Bathurst with her family and has settled in Bathurst.  In addition to English she can speak fluent Hindi.   Dr Gaur is currently involved in a mentorship program for new GP's and plans to do medical education in the future.

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