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.
Steve 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)
Independent General Practitioner
Tenicia graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2005 and moved to the United Kingdom with her husband in 2008. She 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 Tenecia decided to move on to a General Practice training program as she liked the idea of providing comprehensive, ongoing care for her patients. In the UK she completed the Diploma of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG).
Teneicia 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 she completed the Certificate of Women's Health with the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Also, she recently finished a Masters degree in Internal Medicine with the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Tenecia enjoys living in rural Australia with her young family and they have already fallen in love with the South Coast! Now as a General practitioner at Moruya Medical Centre Tenecia wants to continue what she loves to do, providing the best possible care for her 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 Hong Jie Soh
Hong Jie graduated from Western Sydney University and then completed training with ACT Health and Calvary hospitals in different specialities including Urology, General Surgery, General Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
He has interests in Dermatology, Men's Health and Sexual Health. He has also undertaken training in Child Health.
During his spare time Hong Jie enjoys going to the gym and playing squash. He is also an avid photographer and loves drone videography.
Dr Ferney Bernal Buitrago
Ferney commences consulting at Moruya Medical Centre on Tuesday 15th August 2023.
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.
Allied Health Professionals
Frank Bonneville - Psychologist
Frank's office is accessed via the carpark at the rear of 73A Queen Street Moruya. If you have a referral from your doctor please phone 0434 818 052 to make an appointment.
Frank completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees of Psychology studies in Canada. His clinical experience includes working in group homes, inpatient settings, outpatient settings, individual and group work and private practice in Canada and Australia. After immigrating to Australia in 1998 Frank worked with the Acute Mental Health team in Monaro NSW before becoming the team leader of that team and then Sector Manager responsible for all Mental Health operations in Monaro NSW. He subsequently became Service Director for Mental Health Services in Sydney West overseeing the delivery of Mental Health care for the region from St Marys’ to Lithgow NSW.
He returned to the coastal lifestyle over 10 years ago working in private practice with the Moruya Medical Centre ever since. In his spare time, he enjoys the great outdoors and volunteers teaching Jiu Jitsu locally.
Dr Robin Smart - Urologist
For further information regarding fees and booking appointments, please contact the Lighthouse Surgery Narooma lighthousesurgery.com
Associate Professor Kathleen Tymms - Rheumatologist