B.Med (Hons) FRACGP DRANZOG
Dr Cordowiner graduated in 1995, completed her GP training at Women’s Care and Family Practice in 1999 and never left. Her main areas of clinical interest are women’s care and child health. In addition to her work at the surgery, she works with Dr Bill Munro at the Central Coast Obesity Clinic. She is also on the Antenatal Shared Care Steering Committee, is a board member for the Bridges After Hours GP Service, a member of the Clinical Governance Committee for the Central Coast NSW Medicare Local, is an examiner for the RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) and Read More
MB.BS BSc FRACGP DCH
Dr. Page graduated from Sydney University and has been working on the Central Coast since 2002. She has many interests, particularly enjoying Women’s health, pediatrics, preventative health, and men’s health. She is dedicated to the recruitment and training of future GPs. She is a medical educator for GP Synergy, regularly lecturing and supervising the GPs of tomorrow, and is also an examiner for the RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners). She is a surgical assistant for the orthopaedic team and provides on-call services for victims of sexual assault at Gosford Hospital. As well as all this, she is a Read More
BM FRACGP DRCOG
Dr. Pethen arrived in Australia in 2008 having worked on the South Coast of the UK since 1996. She has been with this practice ever since. She is passionate about the art of General Practice as a whole, but particularly enjoys paediatrics, adolescent medicine, and chronic disease management. She is a regular at Kanwal Bridges After Hours and is doing sessions at Headspace, the young adult mental health service in Gosford, this year. She is also an examiner for the RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) and a GP supervisor. In her spare time, Sam can be found enthusiastically Read More
Dr Kristen Gibbes graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004, and moved to the Central Coast in 2006 to enjoy the beachside lifestyle with her young family. She worked in General Practice in Umina Beach until joining our practice in 2016. Kristen is particularly interested in women’s health, chronic disease management, geriatrics and palliative care. She is an accredited Registrar supervisor and is passionate about educating future GPs. In her spare time she loves running, swimming, camping and generally enjoying the great outdoors.
Dr King graduated from Sydney University and after hospital experience started work in general practice at Umina. Medical interests include chronic disease management, mental health and minor skin surgery. After 35 years at Umina he has joined Your Family Doctors at Erina and is enjoying working with the team. Outside medicine David enjoys sailing, gardening and trying to keep up with eleven grandchildren.
Dr. McDowell qualified in Sydney in 1986 and moved to the Central Coast seven years later. She has been at this practice since 2001. She is one of our Mirena inserters and is interested in contraception, management of menopause, and preventative health. Dr. McDowell does sessions at the Outreach Pap Smear Clinic at Wyong and provides on-call services for victims of sexual assault at Gosford Hospital. She has three children and enjoys playing tennis and netball.
Dr. Stevens qualified in 1978 and has been on the Central Coast since 1987. She has been at this surgery since 2000. Robyn is highly skilled in all aspects of General Practice with a particular interest in Chronic Disease Management.
B Med Sci, MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, Grad Cert Pall Med, DCH
Dr Warren joined the practice in 2015. She developed a love for the Central Coast as a junior doctor at Gosford Hospital in 2006-8 and couldn’t resist returning with her young family to enjoy the beach lifestyle. Elly has a Diploma of Child Health and a Graduate Certificate in Palliative Medicine. She was an Australian General Practice Registrar of the Year finalist in 2011 and won the Jeremy Bunker Award for Outstanding Achievement for her work establishing an Indigenous Health Clinic in Bathurst NSW. She now works part-time at Yerin Aboriginal Health Service in Wyong. Dr Warren is also on Read More
MBBS; FRACGP, Dip Child Health
Dr. Vanessa Alexander graduated from The University of Adelaide in 2012 and turned to the Central Coast, where she spent most of her school years to complete her Residency and GP training. Vanessa enjoys all aspects of General Practice however her main interests include women’s health and antenatal medicine, paediatrics, mental health, and lifestyle/preventative medicine. In addition to her work at the Practice, Vanessa works as a surgical assistant in both orthopaedics and obstetrics, and gynaecology. Vanessa is also mother to a toddler, enjoys running, scuba diving locally, and playing the flute.
MBBS, RACGP, PhD Molecular Biology, B Science Honours(Biomedical)
Dr Abigail Fox completed her medical studies in 2016 at the University of Sydney followed by hospital training at Concord Hospital and GP training in Sydney. She has particular interests in paediatrics, preventative health and caring for the LGBTQI community. Abbi enjoys the variety of general practice and aims to deliver quality care to patients of all ages. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the beautiful NSW coastline.
Dr Nicholas Young is a graduate of Griffith University, Queensland (2016). He completed his hospital training at the Gold Coast University Hospital, Westmead and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney, before deciding to begin a career in General Practice. He would like to build upon a strong foundation of general practice skills in this community, particularly with children, as seen by having completed the Sydney Child Health Program Diploma (2019). In his spare time he pretends to know lots about music and is a keen (yet average) surfer.
Practice Nurse Team
Jodie graduated from UTS in Sydney in 1991. After working many years in Medical and Surgical wards she came across to work in GP land in 2010. Jodie has had extensive experience working in New Zealand and the UK as well as locally. She has her Well Women’s and Immunisation certificate and is also passionate about aged care. She enjoys conducting over 75 health assessments and ensuring they receive optimal care, maintain independent living in their own homes, and that their preventative health needs are met.
Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant, Child and Family Health Nurse
Lynne has been nursing for over 30 years with experience in Emergency and Midwifery. For 15 years she has worked as a Child and Family Health Nurse and is passionate about helping families transition to parenthood with guidance and support for normal infant behaviour and development. She is an authorised nurse immuniser who has worked with the childhood immunisation mobile clinic program for 13 years. She moved into GP land a year ago and is enjoying being more involved in whole of life care.
Carolyn Ghosh, has been an experienced Emergency Nurse for over 20 years and has decided give General Practice nursing a go! Cassy is passionate about caring for patients across all ages especially our older population. Cassy looks forward to getting to know our lovely patients, and will be providing a broad range of care, including our over 75 Health Assessments.
Fiona completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree at The University of Newcastle in 1993 and worked in the hospital system until 2011, before moving across to General Practice nursing. Fiona started at Your Family Doctors in 2019, primarily assisting in the over 75 health assessments but enjoys all aspects of practice nursing. She is passionate about helping people and making a difference to their lives. Fiona is an active member of the local community and Rotary club and enjoys reading, yoga, and aqua aerobics.
Practice Management Team
Medical Practice Assistant
Kirstie started working as a receptionist at our practice in 2017 and then completed her certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting in 2019. She is also currently studying nursing. Medical Practice Assistants are highly valued multi-skilled team members of the medical practice, formally trained to perform a wide range of administrative tasks as well as assisting our doctors and nurses with a wide range of treatment room procedures and patient care.