Hugh completed his MBBS at University of Adelaide. He moved to Moruya in 1989 & had combined general practitioning with a VMO position at Moruya Hospital. Hugh now shares his time at the Practice, Monday to Friday & visiting the IRT nursing home. Appointments can be made for Hugh via reception.
Dr Paul Muskett MB, BCH, BAO, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH
Paul studied at Queens University, Belfast & qualified in 1983. He completed his post graduate training in Northern Ireland before moving to Australia in 1990. He spent 10 years in rural General Practice, Obsteteric and inpatient medical care for a population of 2500. He found the opportunity to be part of the community & provide continuity of care for patients admitted to hospital both challenging & very rewarding. In 2000 he moved to Moruya because of educational needs of his family & has endeavoured to continue a holistic approach to medicine by combining General Practice with Accident & Emergency & a VMO position at Moruya Hospital
Jorg has worked as a nurse and as a Medical Officer in the German Defence Force prior to his graduation in Medicine from Rostock University, Germany, in 1994. His post graduate training, mainly in the United Kingdom, involved several Specialities, including Accident & Emergency Medicine & Surgery, General Medicine, Anaesthetics, General Practice, Intensive Care Medicine, Orthopaedics, Neurology & Urology.
Since his move to Australia in 2003 he has been working as a General Practitioner in Moruya. Jorg is a Visiting Medical Officer at Moruya & Batemans Bay hospitals, providing anaesthetic care. He also provides Anaesthetic services at the private Mogo Day Surgery and is supervisor for GP registrar training. Being involved in the training of medical students & young doctors is a particular passion of his. He is happily married, proud father of 2 lovely children & enjoys being with his family & animals & loves the outdoors, flowers & music. Favourite animal-big cats, favourite flower-iris & favourite colour orange.
Dr Anke Dutschke MD, FRACGP, MRCGP, DRCOG & DFFP (UK)
Anke grew up in Germany. She worked for a year as a nurse prior to studying Medicine at Rostock University, Germany. She qualified in 1994 after coming back from a year in Australia & New Zealand. Whilst on maternity leave she completed her thesis 'Premanture rupture of fetal membranes' in 1995 & got her PhD. Anke completed her post graduate GP training in 2003 at the George Elliot Hospital in Nuneaton, UK, which included posts in Accident & Emergency, Paediatrics, Obstsetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry.
Before moving to Australia she got certificates in Family Planning & Obstetrics and worked in a general practice in Coleshill, a rural town in the UK. Since coming to Australia in 2003, she has spent all her time in General Practice in Moruya, especially enjoying working with women & children. Anke endeavours to offer a holistic approach to medicine by routinely involving allied health specialists & alternative care practitioners. She is interested in herbal medicine. Anke is also teaching medical students at the ANU Rural Clinic School & works as a Supervisor for GP Registrars & Medical Students. She is married, a mother of 2 & enjoys cooking with her children, reading, writing, being creative & loves nature. Anke also enjoys walking the family dog & all the little things life has to offer, like smelling roses. Her favourite flowers include freesia & spoon lily.
Dr Stephen Ellwood MBBS, DA (UK), Dip. Obs.
Steve has been a GP in Moruya since 1993. He graduated in 1982 from Melbourne University.
He completed his residency at Geelong Hospital then in the subsequent years completed his Diploma of Obstetrics, Diploma of Anaesthesia in the UK, as well as doing a year of Aboriginal Health in Broome and working in an altitude sickness clinic at the base of Mt Everest.
He has been a VMO anaesthetist till early 2020 but has recently decided to cease anaesthetics. He intends to return to some VMO role at the local hospital in the near future.
Since ceasing anaesthetics, he has enjoyed refocusing on his general practice role.
His passion outside work include kite surfing, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, foiling, tennis and golf (the latter being a work in progress). He has 2 daughters in their 20's.
He has had health issues since 2005 necessitating periods off work but is back better than before!
His interests include mental health, preventative aspects of care and whole patient care. He is happy to manage various skin cancer presentations.
Dr Tenicia Perera MBBS, DRCOG, Cert. of Women's Health, MSc.Internal Medicine (Ed)
Tenicia graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2005 and moved to the United Kingdom with my husband in 2008. I initially worked in Elderly Medicine in the UK and then got enrolled in the physician training program acquiring experience in a variety of specialties including Oncology, Respiratory Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes. Then I decided to move on to a General Practice training program as I liked the idea of providing comprehensive, ongoing care for my patients. In the UK I completed the Diploma of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG).
I moved to Australia in 2016 and gained more experience in a rural hospital environment at Griffith Base Hospital, working in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Surgery. While working there I completed the Certificate of Women's Health with the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Also, I recently finished a Masters degree in Internal Medicine with the University of Edinburgh, UK.
I enjoy living in rural Australia with my young family and we have already fallen in love with the South Coast! Now as a General practitioner at Moruya Medical Centre I want to continue what I love to do, providing the best possible care for my patients.
Dr Viwa Lailai-Tasmania: MBBS(Fiji), DRANZCOG(Aus), PgCertRPHP (NZ)
Viwa is originally from Fiji Islands. She studied at The Fiji School of Medicine, Fiji Islands, qualifying in 2003. She worked in the rural/ remote areas in Fiji before migrating to Niue Island in 2007 to join her partner. She went on to complete a Post graduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynecology, 2012 and a Postgraduate certificate in rural and provincial hospital practice, 2016 at Otago University in Dunedin, NZ, whilst working at Dunedin Hospital.
In both Fiji Islands and Niue Island she cared for rural communities, Emergency Department, inpatient care, as well as the care of Obstetric patients. Her passion is the care of women and their children. In 2016, she moved to Australia with her family, she is married with 3 children. Loves all things outdoors, the beach, fishing, vegetable gardening, hanging out with her children
Dr Farah Mukhtar MBBS, Emergency Medicine Cert. at ACEM
Farah commences her GP Registrar training with Moruya Medical Centre on the 8th August 2022.
Farah is an international medical graduate from Pakistan. She completed Australian Medical Board exams after moving to Australia and worked as a medical officer at Fairfield Hospital and Blacktown Hospital in Sydney where she completed most of her pre-vocational training. Farah has also completed Emergency Medicine certificate with Australian College of Emergency Medicine.
Farah always envisioned herself working as a General Practitioner, having interests in various specialties. Specialty interest areas: Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine & Dermatology.
Farah is a mother who loves spending time with family and enjoys cooking in her free time.
Languages spoken: English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
This surgery is a teaching facility of the ANU Medical School. We host students in the various stages of their medical training. Under the supervision of our doctors, the students gain an understanding of what it means to be a general practitioner in a small coastal communiy.