Our Doctors

Dr Dominic J Frawley AM

MB.BS., Dip.Paed., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Dr Frawley completed his medical degree at Sydney University and then earned his diploma of paediatrics from the University of NSW. He trained in general practice and moved to Nowra just before he gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Frawley maintains a high interest in medical education. He trains general practice registrars and is a clinical senior lecturer with the University of Wollongong. Dr Frawley was heavily involved with Heartkids and was instrumental in building this organisation as a national body. He received an Order of Australia for his significant contributions.

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Dr. Adam J Hodgkins

B.Med., Dip.Paed., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Dr. Dr. Hodgkins grew up in the local area and attended Junction Street Family Practice as a patient during his primary and high school years. He gained his medical degree at the University of Newcastle before moving to Sydney to work. He later earned his graduate diploma of paediatrics from the University of NSW while working at Sydney Children’s Hospital. He gained a lot of general practice experience both during and after gaining his fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in several city-based practices in Sydney as well as working in rural areas as far flung as Cunnamulla in Queensland before returning to his roots in Nowra in 2000.

Dr Hodgkins enjoys the challenges of general practice but also is an assistant in orthopaedic surgery. He is a visiting medical officer at the Nowra Private Hospital and has been the chair of the medical advisory council for several years. He is actively involved with our local medical school and is a clinical senior lecturer with the University of Wollongong. He also trains general practice registrars within the practice. He is actively involved in several research projects with a desire to further our scientific knowledge with research based in general practice.

When Adam is not working, he can occasionally be found indulging in some telemark skiing (although he sometimes mixes this with medicine as he runs the medical clinic at Charlotte Pass which he has been part of since 1994). He also dabbles in raising sheep having changed from small scale beef production. He is not concerned about having nothing to do at the present time.

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Dr. Costa Boyages

BArts (Hons)/LLB (UNSW), MBBS (Sydney), Dip of Child Health, FRACGP

As a former international lawyer and Australian diplomat, Costa joins us with a strong interest in global health. Having graduated from The University of Sydney, Costa has done his subsequent training in the Shoalhaven area and maintains a deep affinity for the local community. He is a tutor with the University of Wollongong, Illawarra-Shoalhaven representative on the Council of the Australian Medical Association and a Captain (Reservist Medical Officer) with the Australian Army.   He has worked full time with us in 2016 and will be part time in 2017 as he completes his training requirements.

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Dr. Anne Stuart

MB.BS., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Dr Stuart grew up in Sydney and earned her medical degree at the University of NSW. She worked in a variety of general practices and gained fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners before moving to Nowra and commencing work at the practice in 1998 Along side Dr Dom Frawley and Dr Col Shepherd. She has a strong interest in youth health and also dedicates some of her time to working at Crossroads Youth Health.

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Dr. Clarissa Martin

MBBS (Wollongong)

Clarissa started at Junction Street Family Practice in 2017.  This was following work in hospitals within the Illawarra/Shoalhaven district.

Clarissa grew up in Clermont in Central Queensland.  A small town with limited access to medical care, it was here that she saw how valuable General Practice is.  Clarissa has since moved down the east coast, first to Brisbane to complete a science degree and then on to Wollongong for her medical degree. Completing her medical training locally, Clarissa is pleased she has been able to continue working in the area.   In 2019, Clarissa obtained her Fellowship of General Practice.

Appreciating the ‘Family’ aspect of Junction Street, Clarissa particularly enjoys being able to look after everyone in the family from grandparents to the latest newborn addition. Currently completing a Certificate of Women’s Health, Clarissa is also interested in Family Planning (including contraception and sexual health), Preconception care and Fertility concerns.  Clarissa also enjoys caring for antenatal patients in GP Shared Antenatal Care with the local antenatal clinic.

Clarissa consults at the practice from Monday to Thursday. When not at work, you might find Clarissa taking her dog, Digger, to the beach (or to the cafe depending on the day he has had).

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Dr. Lee Simes

M.B., B.S.

Dr Simes joined us at Junction Street in 2013 after 40 years in his own practice in Bridge Road. Dr Simes’ general practice experience is extensive and impressive. He is a true rural practitioner with many years of performing anaesthetics at both the Nowra Private Hospital and the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital. He continues in his role as the local medical referee and has extensive experience in general and forensic pathology through this role. Dr Simes is an expert on envenomation and is frequently called upon to provide advice to other professionals in this field.

Dr Simes is a clinical senior lecturer with the University of Wollongong and continues to train medical students and general practice registrars.

After many years of long hours Dr Simes is now ready to reduce the time he spends consulting and will now only work 2 days per week, mainly providing counselling services to his existing patients.  We have a number of other doctors in the practice who are ready and willing to care for Dr Simes patients.

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Dr. James Best

MBBS, FRACGP, Dip. Paed

Dr Best has experience and a special interest in children and families.  Particularly autism and parenting.  James is a very experienced GP who has recently moved from Sydney and is accepting new patients to the practice.

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Our Nurses

Jackie Ansah

Nurse

Jackie’s nursing path started in aged care, followed by hospital based training as an endorsed enrolled nurse. In 2009 Jackie completed her Bachelor of Nursing through the University of Sydney.

Her nursing career has seen her in roles in mental health, sexual health, practice nursing as well as a role with the public health unit as a school immunisation nurse.

Angela Bond

Nurse

Angela qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1990 at Sydney University. She has specialised in Paediatrics, Midwifery, Early Childhood Nursing (Tresillian) and had valuable surgical experience.

Angela joined JSFP as a Practice Nurse in 2003 and has never looked back. She has developed an interest in Women’s Health, Asthma management and holistic patient care. Angela is  a facilitator of Shared Medical Appointments.

Louise Barnes

Nurse

Louise is a very experienced General Practice Nurse who has worked at JSFP since 2001. She is particularly interested in preventive health, diabetic health, Gerontology, health promotion programs, and women’s health.

Louise regularly updates her skills and knowledge through professional development and in-service. She has completed the Cervical Screening Course, ear syringing, suturing and wound management courses. She enjoys all aspects of practice nursing.

Louise is motivated by the opportunities and challenges primary health care and practice nursing provide.

In her spare time she enjoys playing GOLF!