Doctors

Dr Emil Djakic

Has been a practice partner at Patrick Street Clinic for the past 23 years and currently consults at both the Ulverstone and Penguin sites. His interests are in all areas of Family Medicine. He is a Tasmanian graduate and was  originally from Launceston.

Dr John Fisher

Qualified at the Middlesex hospital, London, and worked in England, New Zealand and Malawi. Has worked at the Patrick Street Clinic since 1991 with interests in musculoskeletal medicine and managing chronic disease.

Dr Stefan Delitzsch

Qualified and also worked for many years in Germany and the UK and relocated to Australia in 2001.  He is interested in all aspects and challenges of General Practice and happy to assist you in looking after yourself with a holistic approach.

Dr Nerrelie Cann

A local University of Tasmania medical graduate, returned with her young family to the North West Coast in 2003.  Nerrelie completed her General Practice Training in Victoria in the 1990s and worked in general practice in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.  Nerrelie enjoys working with both individuals and families to optimise health outcomes across a breadth of areas but with a particular interest in the interaction of physical and mental wellbeing.  Ulverstone now feels like home and Nerrelie is embracing the change which comes with young adult children heading off to study.

Dr Lizzi Shires

Trained and practiced as a GP in the UK before relocating to the North West Coast 14 years ago. She works part time and spends her other time teaching the medical students at the Rural Clinical School. She has interests in all aspects of General Practice and has a particular interest in Chronic Disease management.

Dr Justin Chipman

Was born in Hobart and trained through the University of Tasmania.  After nearly 8 years as a hospital doctor (Tasmania, South Australia and UK) he entered General Practice and is now well settled and established in North West Tasmania.  He provides comprehensive General Practice care, including aged care and mental health management.

Dr Saminda Rubasinghe

Dr.Saminda Rubasinghe graduated in 2004 from the university of Ruhuna Sri Lanka. He moved to Tasmania from Sri Lanka in 2012. He became a fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2016. He has been working as a GP since 2006. While he was in Sri Lanka he completed his training in anaesthesia in 2008 and then worked as a part time anaesthetist in Kandy Sri Lanka until he moved to Tasmania. He has special interest in skin cancer medicine and has completed professional certificate in the subject. He enjoys playing badminton and mountain bike riding.

Dr Diana Webster

Graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1997.  She completed her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the UK in 1998 (DRCOG).  She moved to Queensland in 2000.  She completed specialist anaesthesia training in 2008, and worked as a staff specialist till 2013.  She then moved to Tasmania and retrained in General Practice, working in Ulverstone and Devonport.  She obtained her Fellowship in general practice in 2016.  She enjoys the breath of patient care that general practice involves and has interests in travel medicine, women’s health and teaching.

Dr Margret Oetterli

Is a local having grown up on the North West Coast, educated in Wynyard and Devonport. She studied medicine at UTAS in Hobart  followed by a period of working and travelling across the state, mainland and overseas. The hankering for the wilds of Tasmania saw Margret return to the North West coast. She bought a farm with her husband, Simon and they started a family. She worked for over 30 years in general practice in Latrobe. More recently Margret moved to Patrick Street Clinic.  She also works part-time as a medical educator teaching GP registrars on the NW Coast. Margret enjoys the bush, travelling, gardening, cooking and eating with friends.

Dr Elisabeth Robin

Graduated from Flinders University in South Australia, where she studied in both Adelaide and the Northern Territory.  She started her work as a doctor in the Top End at the Royal Darwin Hospital prior to moving to Tasmania for a weather system more in tune with her Canadian heritage.  She has completed her specialty training in General Practice in Tasmania.  Her interest areas are general medicine and preventative health, women’s health, family planning and paediatrics.

Dr Debra Chandler

Debra completed her Bachelor of Medicine in Newcastle, NSW in 1993, followed by a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1996, and her Fellowship of the Australian College of General practice in 1999. She has worked in a number of rural locations around NSW, Queensland and Tasmania. She has an interest in skin cancer management and is happy to perform minor excisions. She can offer shared antenatal care, and has done extended mental health care training. Debra and her husband George have lived and worked in China from 2009-10 and again in 2013-16. She can speak conversational Mandarin.

Dr Mohan Rajakaruna

Graduated from University of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka.  Since arrived in Australia Dr Mohan Rajakaruna has  worked in different  hospitals in Tasmania & interstate as a medical practitioner prior to starting GP training.

Dr Josephine Woodman

Dr Josephine Woodman graduated from Monash medical school in Melbourne. She moved to North West Tasmania in 2017 to train as a General Practitioner. She has a certificate in Sexual and Reproductive health and works part-time at Family Planning in Burnie.

Dr Jo Chaffey

Dr Jo grew up in Burnie and graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2008. She moved to the mainland and did her junior doctor training in rural Victoria, her GP training in rural Queensland, and has been based around the Tamworth region in NSW for the past 7 years working in both General Practice and Aboriginal Health. She is excited to return to the North West coast and settle into life in Ulverstone long term with her young family. Jo enjoys all aspects of general practice and is passionate about providing comprehensive care for the whole family. She has a particular interest in chronic disease management and aged care, along with women’s and children’s health.

Dr Samuel Brandsema

Dr Frankie Whitwell