Doctors

Dr Gundi Muller-Grotjan

Dr Gundi Muller-Grotjan

Principal GP/Owner

Gundi is a graduate of the University of Aachen, Germany and arrived to Narooma in January 2007. She holds a Diploma in Obstetrics from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG) as well as a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP). Her interests and specialties include women's health and obstetrics, paediatrics and minor surgery. Gundi has worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom and rural NSW.

Dr Kimberley Benson

Dr Kimberley Benson

Registrar

In 2010, Kimberly moved from Canada to Australia to study medicine at the University of Wollongong. After graduation, she worked for two years as a junior medical officer in Penrith. Kimberly is passionate about general practice because of the opportunity to have meaningful interactions with patients and the continuity of care.

Dr Paul Barnett (MBBS, PhD, BSc (hons))

Dr Paul Barnett (MBBS, PhD, BSc (hons))

Registrar

Dr Paul Barnett,and his partner have come to us via Hobart and will be living in Narooma with their border collie. Paul has been working at Royal Hobart Hospital since 2015 gaining experience in General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine and Drug and Alcohol Medicine. Paul and his partner are enjoying living in Narooma and have no immediate plans to move.

Dr Bill Nikolov

Dr Bill Nikolov

Registrar

Dr Nikolov completed his degree in 2011 University of Sydney. After working in numerous hospitals in Sydney and having a keen interest in Geriatrics, He is enjoying helping provide great care of patients in the Narooma and Bermagui communities

Nurses

Chrissi Moody

Chrissi Moody

Practice Nurse

Chrissi began her nursing role in a busy Canberra practice. She has worked in general Practice in both the city and rural areas, Aboriginal Health in both urban and remote Central Australia and some years as the Practice Nurse Support Project Officer at the ACT Division of General Practice.
Chrissi is a member of the lighthouse surgery and Bermagui Medical Centre by providing lifestyle education, chronic disease management including cardiovascular, diabetes, asthma and COPD care, aged care, women's health, men's health, immunisation, wound management, mental health, health promotion, Aboriginal health and much more. Chrissi constantly maintains a standard of continued education in all fields of nursing to offer endless high standard of care to our community.

Joanne Bismire

Joanne Bismire

Practice Nurse

Joanne started her varied career in health care working as an AIN in an aged care facility in Peakhurst in 1987. Her previous experience in healthcare includes working locally in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, as a medical receptionist, physiotherapy aide, in dental nursing and in aged care.
Joanne returned to The University of Wollongong completing a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. After her degree she completed a Certificate 3 in Pathology and did some local community nursing. Joanne finds General Practice nursing to be extremely rewarding. Joanne is dedicated to working alongside doctors and administrative staff while providing quality, best practice nursing health care, guidance and education.

Janelle Whiting

Janelle Whiting

Practice Nurse

Janelle has lived in Narooma since 1988 and went to primary and high school locally and completed a Bachelor of Nursing through the University of South Australia. Janelle has been working for Lighthouse Surgery as a Practice Nurse since 2008 and Bermagui Medical Centre since it opened in 2011. She is a part of the management team for both practices and enjoys striving to continually improve the care given to the Narooma and Bermagui communities. Her special interests include preventative and chronic disease care as well as assisting the training of GP registrars and is also an authorised nurse immuniser and women's screening nurse.

Bev Wright

Bev Wright

Nurse

Bev joined the Lighthouse Surgery in 2016 after completing her degree with University of Wollongong. She was prompted to study after several years at a local nursing home. Her interests outside of work are breeding fish and playing with her granddaughters.

Allied Health

Melanie Lawson

Melanie Lawson

Podiatrist - Visits Lighthouse Surgery once a month

Melanie Lawson completed a Bachelor of Podiatry from Charles Sturt University in 2014. Her services include General Podiatry, Diabetic Foot Assessment, Orthotic Therapy, Gait Assessment, Nail Surgery and Biomechanical Assessment. Mel is dedicated to providing best evidence-based practice for all patients by developing individual treatment plans in order to provide the best possible care. Please phone reception to make an appointment to see Melanie.

Audio Clinic

Audio Clinic

Visits The Lighthouse Surgery every Thursday

Audio Clinic has made a difference to the lives of Australians with hearing difficulties by providing the highest standard of service. Audio Clinic specialises in personalised hearing care to identify and ensure all patients get the right solution for their particular needs. Please phone reception to make an appointment to see The Audio Clinic

Dr Robin Smart

Dr Robin Smart

Urologist - Visiting The Lighthouse Surgery twice a month

MBChb (Otago) FRACS FRCS(Eng) FRCSEd FNZMA Member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Smart specialises in urological consultations, urological investigations such as flexible cystoscopy, TRUS prostate biopsies, urodynamics, and appropriate day case surgery including minor scrotal surgery and a range of cystoscopic procedures. Please phone reception to make an appointment to see Dr Smart.

Dr Neil Wright

Dr Neil Wright

general and vascular surgeon - Visits Lighthouse Surgery once a month

Dr Wright is a General and Vascular Surgeon who specialises in treating varicose veins, laparoscopic surgery, endovascular surgery, diabetic foot intervention, gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy and all other general surgery. He studied at the University of Witwatersrand and then trained at Johannesburg Hospital and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Wright provides all his patients with surgical advice and treatment through honest assessment and evidence based practice. Please phone Moruya Surgical on 4474 0380 to make an appointment to see Dr Wright.

Connect Hearing

Connect Hearing

Visits The Lighthouse Surgery three times a month

Connect Hearing ensures the very best treatment and care for people dealing with hearing problems by focusing on preventing hearing loss or restoring hearing abilities. Connect Hearing provides hearing testing & assessments, industrial noise assessments, hearing Aids, listening Device, ear protection, fitting hearing aids and repairing hearing aids. Please phone reception to make an appointment to see Connect Hearing.

Alice Cole

Alice Cole

Grand Pacific Health mental health practitioner - Visiting the Lghthouse surgery every 2nd Wednesday

Medical Student

The Lighthouse Surgery is committed to the teaching of the coming generation of medical practitioners and as such welcomes medical students from several universities for placements throughout each year. We have a particular commitment to ANU in Canberra, but also have had visits from students studying at UNE, JCU and Monash to name a few.
Our aim is to show the students how rewarding GP practice can be with the hope that someday they will return as GP’s to practice in rural areas where they are so badly needed.