GPs

Dr Marjorie Cross

Dr Marjorie Cross

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Dr Cross is a general practitioner with special interests in counselling, women’s health, men’s health, preventative medicine, adolescent health, and paediatrics.

Dr Miranda Sherley

Dr Miranda Sherley

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Dr Miranda Sherley is a GP with a broad interest in all areas of general practice including minor procedures such as skin cancer removal, implanon insertion and removal and IUD insertion and removal. She is also a Sexual Health Physician and offers care in all areas of sexual health including HIV, Hepatits, Menopause, Womens and Mens health, Sexual health screening, Genital Dermatology and Transgender Medicine. If you would like to see Dr Sherley as a Specialist please see your usual GP for a referral.

Dr Sasanka Gunaratne

Dr Sasanka Gunaratne

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Sasanka has special interests in paediatrics, men's health, preventative medicine and emergency medicine.

Dr Carlos Pasco-Connor

Dr Carlos Pasco-Connor

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Carlos is a fellow of the RACGP with special interest in skin conditions, minor surgical and cosmetic procedures, eye conditions, child and adolescent health and mens health. He is one of the doctors involved in our skin check clinic.

Dr Tom Leach

Dr Tom Leach

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Tom graduated from the University of Manchester in 2011, and worked in the NHS in the UK for 2 years, before moving to Canberra in 2013. He has since worked in a variety of critical care roles, including in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care and Anaesthetics, before moving into General Practice in 2016. He completed his specialist training in General Practice in 2021. He has also attained the Diploma of Child Health from Sydney Children's Hospital, and the Emergency Medicine certificate from the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. He still works part of the week in the Emergency Department at Canberra Hospital and has an interest in Emergency Medicine, Sports medicine & injuries, child health and men's health. He is currently studying for a Master's of Sports Medicine at the University of Queensland.

Dr Steve Myers

Dr Steve Myers

Steve works here on performing minor surgical procedures for the removal of skin lesions. Steve is presently on leave and will be returning on the 8th of February, after which time he will be taking appointments fortnightly on Tuesdays. He will not be doing general practice consultations.

Dr Emma Freeman

Dr Emma Freeman

Emma has returned from parental leave and is working part-time on most Fridays.
Emma has an interest in child and family health and worked at Orange Hospital before completing her GP training in Forster, Braidwood and Bungendore. She has a Diploma of Child Health and a Certificate of Reproductive and Sexual Health. Emma grew up in Gunnedah, in north west NSW, and is committed to delivering health care to regional and rural areas.

Dr Chaitali Thakkar

Dr Chaitali Thakkar

Chaitali completed her primary medical training in India in 2003 and then went on to complete her postgraduate degrees in dermatology in 2008. She moved to Australia with almost 10 years of medical experience. Since then, she has been certified by the Australian Medical Council (AMC), has attained her Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) Fellowship and her fellowship of Skin and Cancer College Australasia. She has observed in various hospitals including Royal Children’s, Royal Melbourne and St. Vincent’s hospital in Victoria to enhance her skills in both paediatric and adult dermatology.

Chaitali has recently moved from country Victoria where she worked as a GP for over a year and enjoyed all aspects of general practice.

Outside of work she enjoys cooking, travelling and listening to music.

Areas of interest:
· Women's health
· Implanon insertion and removal
· Mental health
· Preventative medicine
· Chronic disease management
· Skin checks and biopsy
· General dermatology

Dr Yue (Michelle) Yin

Dr Yue (Michelle) Yin

Dr Michelle first worked with Bungendore Medical Centre as a medical student, then a GP Registrar and now as a GP.

Dr Michelle Yue Yin graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the Australian National University in 2017. She is a GP registrar of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has worked in The Canberra Hospital and North Canberra Hospital (previous Calvary Public Hospital, Bruce) before her GP training.
Michelle has a broad range of interests in general practice and has a Diploma of Child Health and Certificate of Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine.
Michelle also has a PhD degree in Biochemistry (Monash University, Victoria).
Michelle is currently working part-time in the clinic, seeing all aspects of General Practice.
She also works in Emergency Department at North Canberra Hospital (the previous Calvary Public Hospital, Bruce).
She is committed to providing quality health services to people of all ages. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Dr Tony Vasquez

Dr Tony Vasquez

Dr. Tony has special interests in paediatrics, men's health, preventative medicine and emergency medicine.

He graduated in 2008 (Perú), and completed his Specialist training in "Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria" (GP) 2017 in Spain.

He worked for the Spanish Health Care System (Spain) in the Emergency Department and in Primary Care before moving to Canberra (Australia) in 2023.

Since then, he has been certified by the Australian Medical Council (AMC), now working towards his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

GP Registrars

Registrars are qualified doctors who have completed their medical degree and have undertaken a minimum of 2 years training in a public hospital. These doctors have chosen to specialise as a General Practitioner just as a surgeon or paediatrician undertakes further studies to specialise in their field. Registrars work under the supervision of the experienced GP’s in the practice and you are always welcome to ask the Registrar to double check management with your regular GP.

Dr Ying Ying Tham

Dr Ying Ying Tham

Dr Ying did most of her early hospital training in Canberra, then pursued General Practice training in rural NSW.
She has a special interest in women's health and antenatal care, but loves the variety and complexity that General Practice offers.

Dr Neeta Pramanik

Dr Neeta Pramanik

Dr. Neeta Pramanik is excited to continue her medical career at Bungendore Medical Centre.

Dr Pramanik comes to BMC with a wealth of experience, having worked in general practice in Moruya and Ulladulla, and also having worked at several hospitals - Canberra Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, Ryde Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide.

Dr Pramanik has also completed her diploma in paediatrics and her emergency medical certificate. She is keen work in all aspects of general practice, but has a particular interest in children’s health, women’s health, mental health and skin related issues.

In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her two sons, gardening and listening to music.

Dr Chris Dickie

Dr Chris Dickie

Dr Chris completed his medical training in Scotland before moving to Canberra in 2018. He has since worked in Emergency Medicine and completed the Emergency Medicine Postgraduate Certificate before starting GP training in 2022.

He joins the Bungendore Medical Centre team with several years of General Practice and Emergency Medicine experience and is currently working towards completing his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

As an Academic Registrar Dr Chris works on Mondays and Tuesdays at Bungendore Medical Centre and spends the rest of his week working at the ANU Medical School in Canberra where he is researching GP leadership.

He enjoys the breadth of general practice and is happy to see all patients however currently does not perform any skin or women’s health procedures.

Medical Students and Nursing Students

Bungendore Medical Centre is a teaching practice directly affiliated with the Australian National University (ANU).  Dr Cross is a lecturer and tutor with the ANU.  Throughout the year we welcome 3rd year Medical Students for their Rural term. We also enjoy having Medical Students from other Universities.  The students invariably love the area, the patients, and the experience in a Rural Practice. Some of our students from over the years have returned as doctors. Our other teaching experience is with post-graduate doctors before they sit their final exams for College Membership and it’s such a joy to have access to their wide level of experience. We all learn so much from them and from each other: after all medicine is about life long learning. We also welcome nursing students from University of Canberra.

You may see our Medical and Nursing students when you have an appointment with your GP or one of our Practice Nurses. If for any reason you would prefer not to have a student present at your consultation please let your GP, Practice Nurse or Reception know. The students have assignments and case studies to present and do not mind.

Practice Nurses

Our Practice is supported by three Registered Nurses – Lozang, Sharon, and Stephanie.  They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have extensive nursing experience in general practice and the hospital system.  

Sharon Lewis

Sharon Lewis

Sharon is the Practice Manager and Registered Nurse. Please feel free to see her if you have any suggestions or feedback.

Kristina Holcman

Kristina Holcman

Kristina has completed her Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting and is now studying her Degree in Nursing. She is working Thursdays with Dr Steve Myers.

Stephanie Willson

Stephanie Willson

Stephanie is a Registered Nurse with experience in emergency and intensive care nursing. She has a diploma in Critical Care Nursing and is a Nurse Immuniser.

Her current interests are childhood immunisations and health checks, chronic disease management, women's health and caring for all people of the Bungendore community.

Lozang Hursthouse

Lozang Hursthouse

Lozang is a Registered Nurse with experience in various hospital settings including medical, orthopaedic and rehab wards. He also spent time working with children in India.

He recently moved to Bungendore from New Zealand with his wife and children. His interests are completing the nurse vaccinator certificate, wound care, cardiac medicine and caring for people of all ages.

Reception and Administration

Anne Henderson

Anne Henderson

Anne is a long-standing member of the team here at Bungendore Medical Centre. She has a largely administrative role branching throughout the practice. She also coordinates training for staff and steps in at reception when extra hands are needed.

Maxine Hamilton

Maxine Hamilton

Maxine joined the practice in 2014 and works on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Originally on reception, Maxine now has an administrative role and coordinates supplies at the centre.

Mary Mikac

Mary Mikac

Mary works on reception on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Mary also takes a leading role in the management of transferring medical records and responding to request for information.

Tegan Lewis

Tegan Lewis

Tegan grew up in Bungendore and joined our practice in 2022.

She is passionate about developing systems to support excellence in healthcare administration and recently reviewed and upgraded several training procedures within the centre.

She is currently studying towards her Certificate III in Business - Medical Administration and is already using her knowledge to streamline processes and improve patient interactions with the practice.

Melody Humphreys

Melody Humphreys

Melody joined the team as a Medical Receptionist in 2021, and transitioned in to a new role in late 2023. She is now responsible for Digital Content & Communication including the website, social media and waiting room television.

Aliesha Morris

Aliesha Morris

Aliesha recently joined Bungendore Medical Centre as a Medical Receptionist. She has previous experience in similar roles, and is studying towards her Medical Practice Assistant Certificate IV.

Allied Health and Services available

Tracy Harb (PhD)

Tracy Harb (PhD)

Tracy Harb is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian specialising in maternal and infant/child nutrition. She has many years’ experience in clinical practice in both public and private sectors. Tracy’s academic qualifications are:

* B. App Sci (Human Nutrition)
* Grad Dip Dietetics
* Master of Public Health
* PhD (paediatric nutrition)

Tracy’s PhD research investigated the link between maternal diet and allergies & functional gut disorders in breastfed infants.
Tracy currently works one to two days per week in Private Practice (A Healthy Plate) and four days per week managing the Women, Youth and Children’s Community Nutrition Service at Canberra Health Services.

Tracy has enjoyed a varied career, having previously held a variety of positions in the public sector including, Policy Officer, Program Manager and Public Health Epidemiologist.

Mercedes Pasco

Mercedes Pasco

PsyBA (Hons), PGDip Counselling (UC), MAPS

Mercedes will be with us on Tuesday's and Wednesday's for a range of psychotherapy options for adults, children of all ages and their carers. Please check her website for appointments.

In adults, Mercedes has a professional interest in: Anxiety; Depression; Domestic Violence; Sexual Abuse; ASD, Eating disorders and Postnatal Anxiety and depression.

In Children and Adolescents, Mercedes has extensive experience with Anxiety, Behavioral Symptoms, Depression, ADHD and ASD.

Mercedes is a busy mother of three. She enjoys family bush walks, and spending time with her spoodle, as well as tending to the numerous family guinea pigs.

Kenneth King

Kenneth King

Kenneth has over 30 years’ experience providing person-centred social work support and case management in the disability and aged care sectors, working with individuals, their families and carers. He liaises with other allied health professionals to provide assistance accessing supports and services. Additionally, Kenneth provides support for people accessing My Aged Care, NDIS and Centrelink.
Kenneth also provides counselling and support to individuals, families and carers during times of grief and loss and when preparing for end of life.
For patients of this medical practice this is a subsidised service (conditions apply). For appointments (Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning) please call 02 6238 1417

Kate Soulsby

Kate Soulsby

Please book with Kate directly on : 0438409433

Kate has over twenty-five years of psychotherapy experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various clinical settings in ACT Health, NSW Health, Department of Defence, non-government sector and private practice. She has an extensive background in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, EMDR, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy and mindfulness approaches. She is also an experienced clinical supervisor, trainer and consultant providing competitive rates for interested therapists, teams or agencies.
Kates key areas of interest and experience are in sexual assault trauma, childhood trauma, domestic violence, couples work, depression and anxiety, alcohol and other drug substance use issues and grief and loss.
Her approach to therapy is relational, integrative and collaborative to help you identify your goals, then take the necessary steps towards positive change and improvement in the quality of your life. Kate is committed to creating a client-centred, collaborative, warm and empathic environment so that you can feel supported.

David Cleverley

David Cleverley

David is a Registered Psychologist and is a full member of the Australian Association of Psychologists incorporated. David works in private practice and provides Psychological services across the lifespan, including: children, youth, adults and has extensive experience completing educational assessments, behavioral assessments and ASD assessments.

David is an approved WorkCover provider in NSW and the ACT and uses a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Appointments can be made after a referral from your GP. Please ring 0407262178 to make your appointment or contact David by email david.cleverly87@gmail.com