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Our Team

  • Dr Hugh Humphrys MBBS (Adel.), DRCOG (Lond.)

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    Hugh completed his MBBS at University of Adelaide. He moved to Moruya in 1989 & has combined general practitioning with a VMO position at Moruya Hospital. 

    Hugh now shares his time on a daily basis between the Practice and Moruya District Hospital, Monday to Thursday. Appointments can be made for Hugh via reception.


  • Dr Paul Muskett MB, BCH, BAQ, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH

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    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


  • Dr Jorg Ziergiebel MD, FRACGP, FRCS A&E (Ed), MRCP (Lond.), MRCGP (UK), DFFP (UK), JCCA accreditied

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    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 inpatient/anaesthetic and accident & emergency 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)

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    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 Keshani Warusawithana MBBS

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    Keshani moved to Australia in 2008 after completing her M.B.B.S at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. She was initially working in hospitals in Tasmania and then Sydney in a variety of fields including general medicine, surgery, accident & emergency, geriatrics, psychogeriatrics and rehabilitation. She moved into general practice to be involved in a more holistic approach to patient care and loves her work in Moruya.

    Keshani enjoys the serene relaxing life style and being close to the sea.


  • Dr Stephen Ellwood MBBS, DA (UK), Dip. Obs.

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    Steve has been a GP in Moruya for 18 years. He graduated Melbourne University in 1982. Steve travelled to the UK in 1991/92 to work and passed his Diploma Of Anaesthesia after completing a year at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.In December 2013 due to ill health Steve had to cease working at the surgery. We are pleased to announce as of the 7 October 2014 Steve has commenced working at the surgery again. He is currently practicing 2 mornings a week. Appointments with Steve must be made via the reception staff.


  • Dr Gigi Terblanche MBBS, Bach. of Medicine, Bach of Surgery

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    Gigi joined our Practice in October,  2014.

    Gigi graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2002. She completed her internship at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town in 2003. As part of compulsory community service for doctors in South Africa, Gigi worked in a small, rural town hospital near the Lesotho border for a year. She continued to work as a GP in Cape Town for 5 years before moving to Ireland in 2010. Here, she worked in a variety of GP practices including rural and inner city placements. This included a 6 month rotation in Emergency Medicine at St Vincent's University Hospital, as well as 18 months in a private, Urgent Care Clinic in Dublin.

    Gigi is delighted to have the opportunity to come and settle in the picturesque town of Moruya.


  • Dr Nirusha Karunaratne, MBBS

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    Nirusha joins our team as a GP Registrar & started consulting on Monday 14/08/17.

    Nirusha graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2013.  She completed her internship and residency at Nepean Hospital in Penrith in 2014.  She has also completed a year of obstetrics and gynaecology at Westmead Hospital. She has since worked in Wollongong Hospital and has completed 6 months of paediatrics.  She has now made the move to the NSW South Coast, and we are very happy to welcome her to our Team.

    Nirusha enjoys a life by the sea and has a new found interest in golf! 


  • Students

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    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 community.