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MEET THE TEAM

GPs

Dr Tina Blight

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Tina is a Canberra local who initially trained and worked in Canberra and regional NSW, most recently Cooma. During that time Tina regularly participated in medical student and GP Registrar supervision and teaching. Tina brings diverse rural skills and adapts them to our lovely family practice.

Tina loves to share her love for health care with the Doctors of the future. Tina is interested in all the different areas of general practice but also takes a special interest in women’s health, preventative health, and minor surgical procedures.

In her free time Tina is an avid skier and marathon runner and an amazing mother to her two children.

Dr Caroline Khin-Chen

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Caroline has been a GP at Wakefield Gardens for a number of years. Caroline participates in mentoring and teaching registrars at Wakefield Gardens Surgery.

Caroline is interested in helping a vast range of patients with their health needs, taking a personal and supportive role in their care. Caroline has two children that she is extremely proud of and supports them in achieving their life goals.

Caroline is fluent in both English and Burmese and has a special interest in preventative health, family health care and aged care.

Dr Jane Foley

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Jane is a Canberra local who returned to work in Canberra after completing her medical and GP training in Victoria. Jane also volunteers with the royal flying doctor’s service. Jane is passionate about women’s health, preventative care, and chronic disease management.

In her free time jane enjoys skiing and being outside. Jane also loves to spend time in the garden. Jane also enjoys doing renovations on her house.

Dr Shehara Arumugam

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Shehara is a Canberra local who stared as a Registrar at Wakefield Gardens Surgery and enjoyed helping the local community and being apart of a close nit family team and decided to stay. Shehara completed her Bachelor of Medicine at James Cook University. Shehara is interested in all aspects of general medicine helping patients from newborn to palliative care.

Shehara loves to travel, spend time with her family and cute puppy.

Dr Anna Coghlan

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Anna is a senior GP Registrar who is completing her training in General Practice. Anna graduated with Honours from University of Queensland in 2015 and has a Diploma of Child Health from University of Sydney.

She is passionate about all areas of general practice with a special interest in skin cancer medicine, children’s health, women’s health, and preventative health. Her spare time is spent skiing and keeping up with her border collie Betty.

Dr Emma Cunningham

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Emma is Currently on maternity leave. We wish her and her family the best.

Appointments will be available on her return.

Dr Tara Hillier

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More information on the  way.

Dr Holly Murphy

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Holly is a Specialist GP (FRACGP) who also works full-time in Emergency Medicine. Holly has previously worked as a GP in the military (Navy). Her special interests include men’s health, women’s health and sexual health. She is happy to insert and remove implanons. Holly is also trained in both underwater (Dive) and Aviation medicine. She is able to provide recreational and dive medicals (private fee) and will be looking to offer Pilot/Aviation medicals in the near future.

Nurse

Tabitha

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Tabitha is new to the Wakefield Gardens team and is currently covering for maternity leave. Tabitha has extensive training and experience with a Bachelor of Nursing and a master of midwifery. Tabitha is enjoying being apart of the Wakefield Gardens Surgery family and getting to know patients. Tabitha relocated to Canberra as her husband is with the military.

When not working Tabitha enjoys traveling with her husband and two teenage sons.

Lizzy

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Lizzy is currently on maternity leave. We wish her and her family the best.

Appointments will be available on her return.

Nathan

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More information on its way.

Practice Manager

Kristy Stanford

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Kristy is originally from Cooma and moved to Canberra in 2021, with her husband, two teenage children and their family dogs Bennjy and Bruno. After growing up in rural NSW Kristy hopes to bring her experiences and skills to the practice.

Kristy has had 15 years medical receptionist experience prior to moving into the position of Practice Manager. Kristy is currently studying her Diploma in Practice Management and in her spare time enjoys family trips home to Cooma or to the South Coast.

Reception Staff

Alex
Kim
Abby
Taylah
Adriana
Steph

Social Worker

Paul

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Paul is new to the Wakefield Garden Surgery family and comes to fill the social worker role. Paul has his Bachelor of social work at Sydney university. Paul comes with extensive experience including work in ACT mental health, assisting patients in development of health care plans and health assessments.

Paul Liaisons with a number of external services including but not limited to NDIS and my aged care to assist patients accessing these services.

While Paul is working with the Doctors and Staff at Wakefield Gardens Surgery, he also currently works with ACT health in mental health and as a supervisor to trainees.

In his spare time Paul enjoys spending time with his family and loves spending time outdoors.