Russell Street Medical Centre – Our Doctors

 Dr Colin Jamieson MB BS FRACGP DRCOG

Dr Colin Jamieson MB BS FRACGP DRCOG

Partner

ABN 92 674 273 960
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 Hal Rikard-Bell BSC MBBS FRACGP Dip RACOG FACCRM Dip AC SCM

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

Partner

ABN 67 113 158 399
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 Obstetrics, 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 Jane Lawrence MB BS

Dr Jane Lawrence MB BS

Associate General Practitioner

ABN 86 729 191 852
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 Catherine Stewart B.MED FRACGP DRANZOG

Dr Catherine Stewart B.MED FRACGP DRANZOG

Associate General Practitioner

ABN 61 964 159 472
Dr Catherine Stewart is an experienced GP with additional qualifications in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr Stewart has a particular interest in Women’s health, including antenatal care, menstrual disorders and contraception. She inserts implanon, mirena’s and copper IUCD’s. She enjoys Aged Care both at the practice and at local Nursing Homes – Illumba and St Catherine’s. Other areas of interest Paediatrics, Development Disorders, heart and lung diseases. Dr Stewart is involved in GP Registrar teaching and medical education. She lives in Bathurst with her family.

Dr Goka Avinash (Avi) MB BS

Dr Goka Avinash (Avi) MB BS

Associate General Practitioner

ABN 92 427 820 390
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 Monica Gaur

Dr Monica Gaur

General Practitioner

ABN 85 129 875 018
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.

Dr Evie Tonkin

Dr Evie Tonkin

General Practitioner - Currently on Maternity Leave

ABN 47 711 889 498
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.

Dr Atma Rana

Dr Atma Rana

Partner

ABN 35 823 282 238
Dr Rana has special interests in Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease, Dermatology, skin cancer and surgical procedural work.

He has completed a Diploma in Child health through Sydney Children’s hospital and University of Sydney. He has also completed Professional Certificate of Dermoscopy and Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery through HealthCert International. Dr Rana is also keen on Indigenous health, preventative medicine, sports and general medicine.

In addition to speaking English, Dr Rana also speaks Nepalese, Hindi or Urdu and some Mandarin Chinese

Dr Sarah Koffmann

Dr Sarah Koffmann

Partner

ABN 27 885 712 337
Sarah was born and lived in Bathurst until finishing high school and moving away to Sydney to study Medical Science followed by Medicine at The University of Sydney.

She completed her hospital training in Canberra and then moved into General Practice training in Queanbeyan NSW, followed by Katherine in the Northern Territory.

She is a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine with advanced skills training in Adult Internal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Sarah enjoys most aspects of medicine but has a particular interest in Women’s Health.

Sarah has returned to live and work in Bathurst with her husband and their four children.

Dr Sarah Koffmann has gained her Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine and operates her own medical services business at Russell Street medical Centre.

Dr Saima Majeed

Dr Saima Majeed

Registrar

Sai is a final year registrar. She has an interest in minor surgery, pediatrics, women’s health and palliative care. She also likes making origami and brewing her own coffee.

Sai moved from a career in medical research to study medicine in Wollongong. She trained through the North Shore network of hospitals and continues her training in Bathurst. She holds a Diploma in Child Health and Certificate in Minor Surgery.

Dr Gagandeep Kaur

Dr Gagandeep Kaur

Registrar

Dr Gagandeep Kaur has more than ten years of experience in Australia in all core specialities including emergency medicine, aged care, aboriginal health, general and vascular surgery, general medicine and mental health.

Additionally, Dr Kaur has done her Masters in Surgery from the University of Sydney and Postgraduate studies in Public Administration. She also holds a Certificate of Sclerotherapy with the Australian College of phlebology.

Dr Kaur is settled in Bathurst and other than English can speak Hindi and Punjabi.

Dr Sadia Sharmin

Dr Sadia Sharmin

GP Registrar

Dr Sadia Sharmin is a GP Registrar. After graduation from Bangladesh she moved to Australia with her husband in 2008.
She has worked at Blacktown and Liverpool Hospital before starting GP training. She worked for 3 years in emergency medicine and surgery. Dr Sadia Sharmin has a Diploma in child health (DCH) through Childrens Hospital Westmead. Dr Sadia Sharmin lives in Bathurst with her husband and two young girls. Other than English she can speak Bangla.
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Practice Nurses

Judith

Judith

Registered Nurse
Maureen

Maureen

Registered Nurse
Cheryl

Cheryl

Enrolled Nurse
Emma

Emma

Registered Nurse
Debbie

Debbie

Registered Nurse

Administration & Support Staff

Cathy

Cathy

Practice Manager
Therese

Therese

Office Manager
Jeanette

Jeanette

Reception Manager
Karla

Karla

Accounts
Jane

Jane

Receptionist
Courtney

Courtney

Receptionist
Abby

Abby

Receptionist
Simone

Simone

Receptionist