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Experienced doctors at Coffs Harbour’s trusted medical clinic

Coffs Medical Centre has assisted in training a range of doctors, medical students and nursing students, constantly striving to provide the highest quality care to all of our patients. We work with patients of all ages and are proud to offer medical care to refugees who arrive in Coffs Harbour, using interpreters to ensure they receive the best care.

With decades of experience, our medical team is extremely passionate about providing the best possible healthcare, and our doctors frequently undergo training to update their skills and knowledge for our patients’ benefit.


Our Doctors

Dr Ben Pritchard

Dr Sandra Eagle M.B., B.S., DRCOG.

Dr Eagle graduated from Sydney University in 1977 before travelling to London in 1980, where she trained for her DRCOG. The following year, she completed a Family Planning Course and went on to work in the areas of rehabilitation, geriatrics, and paediatrics.

She became an RMO at Coffs Harbour Base Hospital in 1983, and joined Coffs Medical Centre as a full partner in 1984.

Dr Stephen May M.B., B.S, Dip. RANZCOG, D. A., DCH, FRACGP

Graduating from Sydney University in 1978, Dr May completed a three-year residency at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, as well as a diploma of obstetrics through Paddington Women's Hospital. He then went on to train in London for three years, where he completed additional training in obstetrics and achieved his Diploma in Child Health and Diploma in Anaesthetics.

In January 1985, he began general practice at Coffs Medical Centre and, in 1991, Dr May was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr May is committed to ongoing medical education and women's health, antenatal care, pediatrics and family health. He also has a special interest in diving medicine.

Dr Paul Dance MBBS, BSc, DRCOG, DFFP, T(GP), FRACGP. Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) Candidate

Originally from England, Dr Dance studied medicine at University College London, graduating in 1992. Having completed his GP training in 1997, Dr Dance went on to work as a GP partner until 2005, before moving to Queen St Clinic Grafton NSW, where he remained until Dec 2012, acting as Assistant to Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sam Martin, from 2011 to 2012.

Dr Dance joined Coffs Medical Centre in 2013 and specialises in skin cancer, surgical treatment, family planning, and antenatal care. He also has a passion for paediatric work, providing treatment for asthma/emphysema, diabetes, and preventative care in relation to heart disease and mental health issues.

In his spare time, Dr Dance enjoys outrigger ocean paddling and triathlon training, as well as watching his two sons surf on the great Mid-North Coast.

Dr Carol Chan M.D., B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Med.Sc

Dr Chan was educated in Canada with a B.Sc and a M.Sc from McGill University and a B.Med.Sc and M.D. from Memorial University in Newfoundland. M.R.S. and M.U.M. degrees acquired in Coffs Harbour. She completed a general internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, followed by a year of working with the Paediatric Department at the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.

Dr Chan moved to Australia and worked at RNSH in Sydney as a Medical Registrar for three years before joining Coffs Medical Centre as a senior partner in 1984. She enjoys all aspects of general practice with special interest in geriatrics, oncology and women’s health.

Dr Adrian Gilliland, MB.ChB, PG Dip Child Health, FRNZCGP, FRACGP.

Originally from New Zealand, Dr Gilliland studies Medicine at Otago University in Dunedin graduating in 1997. He obtained Fellowship in General Practice in 2007and spent 9 years as a GP in Wellington, New Zealand before moving to Coffs Harbour in 2012.

He has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health with hospital experience including paediatrics, emergency medicine, cardiology, renal and respiratory medicine.

He is currently Chair of the North Coast PHN Clinical Council (Coffs Chapter) as well as a Board Member of the Mid North Coast Division of General Practice. He has previously had advisory positions with The Medical Council of New Zealand, Wellington District Health Board and Wellington Regional Clinical Board.

His special interests include Child Health, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Gastroenterology, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Allergy, Eczema, Asthma and Travel Medicine. He is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and has led regional guideline development on Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Childhood Skin Infection.

In his spare time, Dr Gilliland enjoys travel and photography, kayaking and spending time with his family. 

Dr Kristen Pigram FRACGP, MBBS BMedSc, Dip Child Health

Dr Pigram previously completed an undergraduate degree in Medical Science, as well as a postgraduate Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at Sydney University. Following her studies, she took on the role of Paediatric Registrar at Sydney Children's Hospital, and in 2009, completed a Diploma of Child Health.

Having worked for the Rural Doctor's Network, Dr Pigram has experience as a Remote Medical Officer in Ahnem land and is a trained yoga teacher. She has also completed training in the areas of mental and sexual/reproductive health. In 2013, she was awarded a Fellowship from the Royal College of General Practice.

Dr Pigram believes that good health and wellbeing is much more than a lack of disease, and she works with her patients to promote healthy diets and lifestyle practices. She also incorporates mindfulness and preventive medicine into her intervention, and aims to encourage and inspire her patients.

Dr Mark Fernandez

Originally from Queensland, Dr Fernandez became a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2012. He specialises in the areas of preventative health (weight loss, smoking cessation, healthy eating), family health (particularly adolescent health and men’s health), and musculoskeletal/sports medicine (skin and wound care).

Dr Neelam Dhabuwala MBBS (India), FRACGP (Australia)

Specialising in women’s health and family medicine, Dr Dhabuwala joined Coffs Medical Centre in 2010 as a registrar GP and was awarded a Fellowship from the RACGP in 2013.  She also works with new refugees and is currently welcoming new patients.

Dr Don Kennedy B.Sc. (Hons), PhD, M.B.ChB., DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Kennedy graduated from St Andrews University in London and Dundee. An ex-Scottish, now Australian GP who considers himself a generalist

Dr Ian Martyn M.B.B.S., FRACGP, Dip. RANZCOG

Dr Martyn has worked at Coffs Medical Centre since coming from Melbourne in 1990.

He has wide experience in general practice and teaching of medical students and GP Trainee's.

Dr Gerard McAfee MBchB, FRACGP.   

Dr McAfee graduated from the University of Dundee in 1996. In 2000 he completed his postgraduated General Practice trainnig in the greater Glasgow area. Dr McAfee practiced as a full time GP in Scotland until his arrival in Australia in 2012. In 2014 he attained Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

Dr McAfee has an interest in all aspects of family medicine.

Dr McAfee is avaliable for new patients.

Dr Ian Scot MBBS, DipObstRCOG, DRACOG, FACRRM 

Dr Scott graduated from Sydney University in 1965 and moved to Coffs Harbour in 1972 after serving in the RAAF. He has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a founding fellow of Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. He manages all aspects of General Practice being a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle & Sydney University.

Dr Margaret Good MBBS, D.Ch.

Dr Good graduated from the University of Durham in 1963 and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Child Health. Dr Good moved to Coffs Harbour in 1975 and started practicing General Practice in the Coffs Harbour community.

Dr Good maintains a special interest in Paediatrics and Womens Medicine.

Call us today on 02 6648 5222 to book an appointment with any of our doctors in Coffs Harbour.

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