Our Doctors

Doctors at Kooringal Medical Centre:​

Dr Mark Smith
Dr Jane Goddard
Dr Marietjie van der Merwe
Dr Enas Aziz
Dr Peter English
Dr Alison Gilmour
Dr Phyu Sin (Cindy) Htet

Dr Ian Tse
Dr Letava Tafuna’i

 

 




Dr Mark SMITH 
 BMed DPaed MMedSc FRACGP

Dr Mark Smith

Prior to specialising in General Practice, Dr Mark Smith studied for his medical degree at Newcastle University, after which he had Residencies at Westmead Hospital and Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital.

Dr Smith also has a Diploma in Paediatrics and a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology.
He also has an interest in Geriatrics and Musculoskeletal medicine.

It is now over 20 years since Dr Smith first commenced practice as a GP in Wagga Wagga.

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Dr Jane Goddard

Dr Goddard obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Melbourne University in 1981, and has been a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural @ Remote Medicine (FACRRM) since 2000.  Dr Goddard has held a number of professional positions and has been on various committees over the years.

Dr Goddard also works as a Women’s Health Physician at the Women’s Health Clinic one day per week. Previously she has worked as a Medical Officer, Critical Care Unit, Calvary Hospital; Expedition Medical Officer, Antarctica; VMO at various hospitals; Medical Officer at Kapooka Medical Centre army base and the RAAF base; along with a number of other positions.

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Dr Jane GODDARD
 MB BS FACRRM BA
 





Dr Marietjie van der MERWE
 MB ChB MFamMed FRACGP

Languages:
Fluent - English & Afrikaans






 

Dr Marietjie van der Merwe

Dr Marietjie van der Merwe completed her undergraduate medical degree in South Africa, where she also spent 18 months in a rural mission hospital whilst completing her Diploma in Tropical medicine.  After spending a year in the UK mainly as a locum in Paediatrics and Internal medicine, she returned to South Africa as a Senior Medical Officer in Internal Medicine for 12 months and then worked in Paediatrics.  Upon completing her Masters in Family Medicine, she worked as GP in South Africa until 2009, when she and her medical specialist husband moved to Australia.

Upon moving to Australia, Dr van der Merwe started work at the UNSW Rural Clinical School in Wagga Wagga as a lecturer, and after completing registration needs commenced working as a GP.  She obtained her RACGP Fellowship after 2 years.  Presently she still lectures part-time, mainly to Year 3, 5 and 6 medical students.

Dr van der Merwe is very passionate about the role of the GP, not only in rural settings but also urban.  She strongly believes that communication is an integral part of the GP role, and that this needs to be combined with good clinical skills and a broad knowledge base, which should continually be refreshed.  She has completed a research project since moving to Australia, and hopes to do more.

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Dr Enas Aziz

Upon completion of her undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (with Distinction) in 2004 from Tanta University, Egypt, Enas Aziz migrated to Australia in 2005 where she then completed all the requirements of the Australian Medical Council and Medical Board of Australia, being unconditionally registered in January 2007.  Successfully completing her Internship and Residence Years at the end of 2008 from St George Hospital and Sutherland Hospital, Sydney, Enas realised that her passion lies in General Practice.

To this end, Enas commenced working in private medical practice at the beginning of 2009, attaining her Fellowship qualification from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2012.

As a firm believer in the value of patient care, and best interest of the patient at all times, and having worked in the profession for more than eight years, Enas continues to maintain and update her knowledge and competencies through completion of all scheduled and voluntary professional development sessions.  The good GP never stops learning.

Outside of the profession, Enas enjoys her busy family life with her husband and two boys, actively involved in their various pursuits. She is also active in the local community and is passionate about medical literacy.

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Dr Enas AZIZ 
MB BS FRACGP 

Languages:  
English & Arabic










Dr Peter ENGLISH
 MBBS FACRRM

Dr Peter English

Dr English trained at the University of Adelaide, and completed general practice training there before relocating to Coolamon, where he worked for 23 years.

Dr English has a wide interest in general practice, with particular interests in men’s health, skin cancer, paediatrics and care of older people.

In addition to general practice, Dr English provides sedations at Wagga Endoscopy Centre.

Peter is married with four grown children, who are scattered along eastern Australia.

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Dr Alison Gilmour

Dr Alison Gilmour obtained her Bachelor of Science (Medicine), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of New South Wales.

Upon electing to specialise in General Practice, Dr Gilmour spent time as a Registrar at this practice before attaining her Fellowship.  She and her husband fell in love with this area and decided to stay on permanently.  They now have a young family.

Dr Gilmour also has a Diploma in Child Health.

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Dr Alison Gilmour
BSc(Med) MB BS FRACGP Dip CH

 
Dr Phyu Sin (Cindy) HTET 
MB, BS, AMC, DCH, DRANZCOG 

Languages: 
English & Burmese 





 

Dr Phyu Sin (Cindy) Htet

Dr Cindy Htet’s affiliation with Kooringal Medical Centre commenced when she undertook part of her GP Registrar training here several years ago.  Since then Dr Htet practices as a GP in Sydney only, where she resides.  She has also developed a passion for Cosmetic Medicine, which she also practices at Kooringal Medical Centre on Saturdays, as well as in Sydneys.

Dr Htet frequently attends Australian and international cosmetic training courses, some of which are listed below:

American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM):
Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM)
Master Course in Platelet Rich Plasma (AAAM)
Master Course in Cosmetic Gynaecology (AAAM)
Australian Medical Acupuncture College – Medical Acupuncture AMAC Part 1

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Dr Ian Tse

My name is Ian Tse.  I am originally from Hong Kong and migrated to Australia in 2002.  I completed my high school and medical degree in Sydney.

Having elected to specialise in General Practice, I joined Kooringal Medical Centre in February of 2016 as a GP Registrar.

Prior to commencing my GP training at this practice, I worked at Bankstown Hospital, Sydney for a period of three years.I have a special interest in Paediatrics.

 

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Dr Ian TSE 
MBBS
 
Languages: 
English, Cantonese & Mandarin


Dr Letava Tafuna'i 
 MBBS 

Languages: 
English & Samoan


Dr Letava Tafuna’i

Dr Letava Tafuna’i has vast medical experience, and has worked for a number of years in various Australian hospitals where she has gained a wealth of clinical and procedural skills. Dr Tafuna’i was previously training to become a Physician, however motherhood precipitated a change in her career path.

Having now chosen to obtain her Fellowship in General Practice, Dr Tafuna’i joined this practice as a GP Registrar in February 2017.

An avid outrigger canoeist, Dr Tafuna’i has competed and achieved ranking in multiple international competitions.  She was appointed Team Doctor to ‘Team Samoa’, South Pacific Games in 2003.

Improving the health of vulnerable communities is a long term goal of Dr Tafuna’i’s.

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