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Meet Our Dedicated Staff

Our highly qualified, dedicated and caring team are committed to caring for our community.

It is advisable to find one or two doctors you feel most comfortable with so they can get to know you and your medical history. This helps our doctors to work with you better to make the best possible decisions about your health. We encourage you to request the doctor of your choice when making a booking.

Dr Joel Wenitong

Dr Joel is a GP with a lot of life experience. He is warm, approachable, and easy to talk to. He is a family man. Furthermore, he completed his medical degree at the University of Newcastle and has worked in several of the area’s major hospitals before joining Nelson Plaza Clinic in 2018.

Joel has special interests in Men’s health, Children & Adolescent health and empowering patients to take control of their own health. He is an asset to Nelson Plaza Clinic and has what is commonly agreed to as the best smile in the practice!

APPOINTMENTS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Dr Alex Richardson

Dr Alex Richardson started in Nelson Plaza Clinic in 2018 when he moved to Port Stephens from Ireland via Sydney with his family. He has experience working in emergency and critical care medicine, several surgical specialities and women’s health. He has completed post graduate training in surgery, child health and critical care.

Areas of interest: Family health, Chronic disease management, Skin cancer, Child health.

Speciality consultations: Mirena insertion/removal, Implanon insertion/removal, Skin cancer management.

APPOINTMENTS: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Dr Mike Gear

Mike graduated in Medicine from The University of Sydney and completed his hospital training at St George and Sutherland Hospitals. He is a fellow of the RACGP and has completed the Diploma of Child Health. Prior to studying Medicine, Mike completed a PhD in Molecular Biology.

Mike has recently relocated his family to Port Stephens and is excited to resume his favourite hobbies of cycling, bush walking and scuba diving.

Areas of interest: Paediatrics, Mental health, Travel medicine, Preventative health.

APPOINTMENTS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Dr Nikolas Fountas

Originally from Canada, Dr Nick completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney, along with a Masters of Surgery. He has completed several years in Sydney and Newcastle, with special interests in musculoskeletal medicine.

APPOINTMENTS: Wednesday & Friday

Dr Fiona O’Connell

Fiona O’Connell has been working as a GP for over 15 years. Before this, she worked in the UK in General Hospital and Oncology Medicine & spent a while as a Community Paediatrician. She previously worked as a GP Partner in Scotland and moved from the UK to Australia with her young family in 2014.

She has a special interest in Holistic and Preventative Health and enjoys managing all aspects of a families’ care, specifically long-term management of chronic conditions.

APPOINTMENTS: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Dr Angelo Fortune

Dr Angelo has been a doctor for 26 years. He did his post-graduate training in UK, obtaining membership in both Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, before taking up a post as paediatric consultant in West Indies.

Dr Angelo enjoys all aspects of general practice, with special interest in paediatrics and dermatology. He does regular “skin check” clinics and surgery and along with Dr Dinkovski he is working to set up Nelson Bay’s first fully medical aesthetic practice.

Skin Checks: Dr Fortune provides 20 minute skin clinic consultations.

APPOINTMENTS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Dr Astrid Dias

APPOINTMENTS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dr Ben McMahon

Dr Ben has appointments Monday to Thursday.

APPOINTMENTS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dr Dhei Abbod

Dr Dhei has relocated from the Gold Coast to work in Nelson Bay. He has a Diploma in Skin Cancer medicine along with his excellent experience as a GP with interest in Mental health, Paediatrics & Men/Women’s Health.

Skin Checks: Dr Abbod provides 20 minute skin clinic consultations.

APPOINTMENTS: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Dr Ethan Johnson

Dr Ethan is originally from Outback NSW and enjoys working in rural NSW. He graduated from Western Sydney University and completed his internship and residency at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. He has also working Aboriginal health and in Child and Adolescent mental health.

APPOINTMENTS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dr Jen Tobin

Dr Jen moved here from the UK in 2011 and has had a long Career in Emergency and Rural and Remote medicine.
She is warm and approachable and enjoys making patients feel comfortable.
Her interests are Paediatrics, adolescent and young people’s mental health and the healthy at every size movement.

APPOINTMENTS: Thursday, Friday

Dr Sam Green

Dr Sam grew up on a cattle farm near Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley but regularly holidayed in Port Stephens with his family. He completed his medical degree at the University of Newcastle and has Masters degrees in both Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology.

He has worked at multiple hospitals in the region, particularly in the field of anaesthetics. When not at work, he enjoys cycling, reading and spending time with his family.

APPOINTMENTS: Tuesday, Wednesday

Dr Rachel Visser

Dr Rachel Visser grew up in Armidale NSW on a small farm. She completed her medical degree in Victoria prior to returning to NSW to do further hospital years in Obstetrics and Emergency Medicine. In this time she gained a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a Diploma of Child Health and a Certificate of Emergency Medicine.

She has a special interest in women and children’s health. In her time off she enjoys traveling and spending time with her young family.

APPOINTMENTS: Tuesday, Wednesday

Our Nurses

Our Nursing team consists of 4 Registered Nurses and 1 Enrolled Nurse