Our Team

Our Doctors

Dr Rohana Wanasinghe

Principal

MBBS – Sri Lanka
MS (Surgery) – Sri Lanka
FRACGP- Australia

Dr Rohana has worked as a Procedural GP in Narrabri since 2016 together with surgical duties and emergency cover at the Narrabri District Hospital, having completed a Master of Surgery (Sri Lanka) in 2006.  Dr Rohana became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2015, is a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, having completed accreditation as a Skin Cancer doctor, and holds an Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery Certificate and an Advanced Skin Cancer Dermoscopy Surgical Certificate in skin cancer medicine. 

Dr Rohana completed the Monash University Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine short course in 2021.  As mentioned, in addition to his routine general practice work, Dr Rohana can perform laparoscopic and open appendectomy, incision and drainage of abscesses, vasectomy, laparoscopic tubal ligations, hernias, caesarean sections, closed reduction of fractures and other minor surgeries. 

He also performs skin cancer surgery including flap repairs of the face and other locations.  Dr Rohana is passionate about the provision of quality rural health care, and enjoys his role as a supervisor to General Practice Training registrars, International Medical Graduates (IMG) and as a supervisor in the Remote Vocational Training Scheme for GP registrars and medical students.

Dr Dilini Pathiratne

Principal

MBBS
FRACGP

Dr Dilini has enjoyed working in general practice since 2012 – she completed her MBBS degree in Sri Lanka in 2002 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2015.  She is a full time general practitioner, however Dr Dilini has special interests in, and is also involved in, Occupational Medicine – she completed the Monash University Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine short course in 2021. 

Dr Dilini is also interested in chronic disease management and elderly care.  She is a supervisor for GP synergy registrars and IMG registrars, which involves teaching as part of her role. Dr Dilini is an accredited medical practitioner to perform NSW coal mine medicals (Order 43s), is a qualified Examining Medical Officer to perform QLD Coal Board medicals, and holds accreditation to conduct national health assessments for Category 1, 2 and 3 rail workers. 

Dr Stephanie Miles

Doctor

MD, BBioMedSc

Steph has recently relocated to Narrabri to pursue her interest in rural medicine. Steph completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Technology, Sydney and worked as a pathology scientist in haematology before completing a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. Steph has a special interest in Women’s Health and has recently transferred from Westmead Hospital where she was working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has recently completed her Certificate in Women’s Health and is currently undertaking her RANZCOG Diploma. Steph loves Pilates and Yoga and enjoys listening to live music. 

Dr Manori Rodrigo

Doctor

BBioMedSc

Dr Manori completed her medical degree in Sri Lanka and has 15 years’ experience as a GP and medical officer in public hospitals in Sri Lanka, including 8 years in the emergency department.  Dr Manori and family migrated to Australia a couple of years ago, in 2018, and recently relocated to Narrabri so she could take up a position at Bridge Medical.  Chronic disease management and women’s health are two areas of interest to her and when not working, Dr Manori enjoys time with her family, cooking and travelling. 

Dr Hasitha Dissanayake

Doctor

MBBS – Sri Lanka

Welcome to our newest team member, Dr Hasitha Dissanayake!  Dr Hasitha obtained his MBBS in 2007 (Sri Lanka), has been working as a general practitioner in Sri Lanka since 2013 and became an international member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK – MRCGP[INT] in 2017. Dr Hasitha is keen to enrol in a training program leading to becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).    

Our Practice Nurses

Liz Murphy

Practice Nurse

Liz is a Registered Nurse and Midwife who has been living and working in Narrabri since she began her nursing career. (Originally from Queensland – so not a local despite 20 years!) Liz has a strong focus on rural Australia and the people represented within the rural communities. She recognises that we have an extraordinary array of talents, professions and skills in rural Australia which need to be celebrated, utilised and valued, and feels that Narrabri is no different. Liz believes our residents deserve high quality health care and access to high quality services. Liz feels privileged to be able to work closely with people in all walks of life in her chosen career.

Chloe Wilkin

Practice Nurse

Chloe completed her nursing Diploma via distance education after high school and then has worked for 14 years as a nurse in Narrabri and Wee Waa.  Chloe enjoys the variety of her job, so much so that she completed her Dermoscopy accreditation and now capably assists Dr Rohana with skin examinations and excisions at Bridge Medical. Her 3 young children keep her busy when not at work, and she enjoys catching up with friends in her down time.

Kate Johnstone

Practice Nurse

Kate completed a Bach of Nursing at UNE in 2002 and has worked at various rural and remote hospitals.  Kate applied for these positions as the need and lack of services provided to these communities appealed to her.  She is currently working part-time at Bridge Medical as she has a young family and farm life to keep her busy on other days! 

Monique Newton

Practice Nurse

Monique completed a Bach of Nursing at the University of Newcastle and has worked at Narrabri District hospital. She is trained in Laser therapy and this is her special interest. Monique is currently working part-time at Bridge Medical as she has a young child and she is busy on other days! 

Our Administration Team

Fiona Redfern

Practice Manager

Carol Connole

Practice Administrator

Kara Taylor

Admin Officer
Employment Medicals

Cath Pearson

Receptionist

Nicole Packer

Receptionist

Nicole Bogdanoff

Receptionist