Doctors

All doctors in the practice are vocationally registered GPs, meaning we are actively continuing our medical education by attending lectures and workshops, and reading medical journals.

DR DAMIEN BRAY MBBS, Dip A (UK) FRACGP

Practice Principals

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 an accredited 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 LUCY FRANCE B.MED (UK), Dip Obs FRACOG, FRACGP

Practice Principals

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 co- authored the redevelopment of the GP shared antenatal care program for SE area Health in the 90’s, seeing it grow from 9 to hundreds of GP’s.
She currently chairs the PHN women’s health advisory committee. Her other interests include paediatrics and preventative medicine.

DR JESSICA DUONG MBBS, FRACGP

Joined the practice in 2017. She graduated from 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 beutiful 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.

DR LILIJANA GORRINGE BMed Sc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MPH, DCH, Dip O&G, FRACGP

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 Syndey and work in Emergency.

DR KARA PETERSEN MBBS, BSc, FRACGP, Dip Obs (RACOG)

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 MATT GABBOTT MBBS, DRANZCOG, FRACGP

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 MBBS, B PHARM, BSc (Hons), FRACGP

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 HUGH PEARSON, MBBS, BSc (Exercise)

Graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 and is currently working towards achieving fellowship with the RACGP. Before starting his GP training, he was a registrar doctor at St George, Sutherland and Calvary Hospitals. He is enjoying gaining a wide experience in general practice and is developing interests in preventative medicine, men’s health and mental health. Outside of medicine, Hugh enjoys spending time with his wife and son, running, beekeeping and exploring the natural world around the Shire on foot.

DR MARISA MAGIROS B.Med Sc (Hons) MBBS (Hons), DCH, FRACGP

Graduated from Sydney University in 1996 with Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons),then in 2000 with MBBS (Hons). Dr Magiros worked in Orange and then overseas for 5 years including cruise ships. Dr Magiros gained her fellowship in Family Medicine in 2011. She also has a DCH (Diploma in Chlidren’s Health) and a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health. Dr Magiros currently works as a Medical Educator at GP Synergy, St George After Hours and Family Planning Association at Ashfield.

Marisa completed her medical studies at Sydney University in 2000. She worked in Orange for 3 years and then overseas for 5 years, including 2.5 years as a cruise ship doctor. Marisa qualified as a GP in 2011, joining the practice during her training. Her interests include whole person care, doctor’s health, travel medicine, clinical reasoning, patient safety and medical education. Marisa also works at GP Synergy as Regional Head of Education for the Central Eastern South Western Sydney Region,  training GP registrars, and casually at Family Planning NSW.

Dr Magiros’ intersts are in Womens and Children’s health, travel medicine and teaching.

DR MELLISA RIDDLE BA, MBBS, FRACGP

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 TORQUIL DUNCAN-BROWNBSc, MBChB, FRCGP (UK), FRACGP

Qualified as a doctor in the UK in 1999. Since then, he has gone on to gain extensive experience in and out of hospital medicine both in the UK and here in Australia. Being a third generation GP in his family has given him great insight into quality healthcare along with a passion for thorough family medicine. He qualified as a GP in 2004, worked as a rural GP in northern NSW (2007- 2009), was a senior doctor and medical educator in a large teaching practice in the UK (2009 – 2016) where he was also the practice lead for paediatrics, men’s health and renal medicine, and joins us from working in north eastern Victoria since 2016. He joined Burraneer Family Practice in 2019. He is passionate about general practice and the opportunity it affords for holistic cradle-to-grave care, as well as the opportunity to maintain long-lasting therapeutic relationships with his patients. Outside of medicine, Dr Duncan-Brown enjoys skiing, cycling and travelling the world with his young family.

DR KYLIE PARTLIN MBBS (Hons) BSc (Hlth and SpSc Hons) FRACGP

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.

Delivering traditional, high quality medical care for all age groups.

Delivering traditional, high quality medical care for all age groups.

SURGERY HOURS

General Surgery

  • MON – FRI: 8:30AM – 6:00PM
  • SAT: 8:30AM – 12:00 Noon
  • SUN/Public Holiday: Closed

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  • THU-FRI: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

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