Our Doctors

DR KYLIE PARTLIN joined the practice in 2013. She initially completed a degree in Exercise physiology at UNSW before completing her Medicine degree at Sydney University. Kylie worked at Bankstown, Campbelltown and Bowral hospitals before starting her GP training. She obtained her fellowship with the RACGP in 2014. Her interests include preventative medicine, mental health, antenatal shared care and children’s health.

DR LILIJANA GORRINGE graduated from the University of Sydney in
2002. She trained in many Sydney and country hospitals, and joined the practice in 2010. Her particular interests include Women’s medicine and Shared care, and looking after children. In 2009 she completed her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as Diploma in Child Health.
She teaches medical students at the University of Sydney and works in Emergency.

DR MATT GABBOTT grew up in the local area and completed his medical studies at Sydney University in 1999. He worked at Wollongong Hospital for two years and then at St George Hospital where he completed his Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. After spending six months at Burraneer Family Practice in 2004, Matt completed the three-year general practice-training program with a placement in Port Macquarie. Matt joined the practice permanently in 2005 and his particular interests include shared antenatal care, child health, and management of skin cancer and preventative medicine.

DR DAVID THOMAS joined us in 2004. He has a background in pharmacy and has completed training as a country GP. His range of skills brings a welcome addition to our team of doctor’s. He has a particular talent in caring for our aged patients and enjoys seeing children.

DR KARA PETERSEN joined our practice in 1998. She graduated from the University of NSW in 1988 and has subsequently trained in Sydney, Newcastle and Wagga Wagga. Kara also spent 2 years based at the Royal Flying Doctors Service in Mount Isa. Her postgraduate qualifications include the Family Planning Certificate (NSW), the Diploma of Obstetrics, and the fellowship of the RACGP. Dr Petersen’s current interests include preventative medicine, women’s health and antenatal care.

DR MELLISA RIDDLE has been with the practice since 1994. She graduated from Sydney University in 1986 and has worked at RPA Hospital, King George V Women’s Hospital, Sutherland and Calvary Hospitals. She trained for General Practice via the four years “Family Medicine Programme” of the RACGP. She achieved the fellowship of the RACGP in 1993. Dr Riddle is a GP Preceptor at the University of New South Wales and teaches medical students at this practice. She also holds the Family Planning Certificate of NSW.

Dr Riddle has extensive experience in women’s health and provides shared antenatal care with Sutherland and St George Hospitals and the Royal Hospital for Women. Her other interests include minor surgery, Paediatrics and Medicine in general. She has worked in palliative care and travel medicine.

DR LUCY FRANCE graduated in medicine in the UK and subsequently trained as a GP in Sydney, attaining the fellowship of the RACGP. Her other postgraduate qualifications include the Diploma of the RACOG (Obstetrics) and the NSW Family Planning Certificate. She has also completed advanced training in community paediatrics.

Dr France chaired the Shire Women’s Health Committee and co-ordinated the Shared Antenatal Care programme for Sutherland Hospital patients from 1995 – 1999. She remains actively involved. She provides shared antenatal care for patients attending the Royal Hospital for Women as well as Sutherland and St George Hospitals. She is also a member of the local regional Breastscreen Advisory Committee and the Kareena After Hours Medical Service Committee. Her other interests include dermatology, minor surgery and paediatrics.

DR DAMIEN BRAY established Burraneer Family Practice in 1993. He trained in the Family Medicine Programme and is a fellow of the RACGP. He has completed advanced training posts in community paediatrics and geriatrics. Dr Bray is a supervisor for medical students from University of Sydney and University of New South Wales and a Clinical Teaching Visitor for GP Synergy. He actively teaches medical students and GP Registrars in this practice.

Dr Bray interests are in children’s health, and men’s health and preventive medicine.

DR JESSICA DUONG joined the practice in 2017. She graduated from the University of Adelaide and worked at Flinders Medical Centre and the Lyell McEwin Hospital before completing her GP training in rural South Australia. She worked in the beautiful Clare Valley before relocating to Sydney. Jessica’s interest is in women’s and children’s health, and provides antenatal shared care with Sutherland and St George Hospitals. Jessica also works at GP Synergy teaching General Practice registrars.