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the doctors

Our doctors are dedicated to providing prompt and knowledgeable medical care with a focus on preventative medicine in a confidential, caring and comfortable environment. Here at the HealthHub at Taree and Harrington, you will discover that you have a partner who will assist you to accept more responsibility and be more active in the choices you make in your health and lifestyle decisions so that you may achieve optimal health and enjoy life to its full potential.

Dr Simon Holliday

GP and Addiction Physician

Dr Simon Holliday has been a rural GP for over 30 years. He has qualifications in General Practice, Addiction Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Epidemiology and has published research on addiction, pain and GP education. He is a Conjoint Lecturer in the Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle and is a staff specialist in drug and alcohol clinical services with the Hunter New England Local Health District.

Dr Lawrie Nguyen


Dr Long (Lawrie) Phan Nguyen has been a GP in Taree since 2004. He completed his training as a doctor at the University of NSW and finished his GP Fellowship in 2000. Besides being a doctor, he also enjoys table tennis, tenpin bowling, walking and reading. I have been a Taree resident for 20 years and I love what I do. It is an honour and privilege to work at the HealthHub.

Dr Robindro Chatterji

GP Registrar

Dr Rob Chatterji completed his Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine with double distinctions at the University of New South Wales in 2016. After finishing his hospital training between Newcastle, Taree and Armidale; he worked in the Northern Territory before returning to Taree to complete his General Practice training.  He enjoys providing cradle-to-grave care for families with a particular interest in paediatrics and mental health. He is also fluent in Mandarin. 

Dr Manuel Torres


Dr Torres has finished his bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology. He completed his Doctor of Medicine thereafter and underwent adult medicine specialty training overseas. He worked in hospitals on the Central Coast and worked as a GP in Gosford and Umina. He has a special interest in Child Health and Adult Medicine with a specialty in chronic diseases. He loves spending time with his family, taking care of indoor plants and loves to travel. He is fluent in English and Filipino.

Dr Lizzie Torres


Dr Lizzie Torres has finished her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and completed her Doctor of Medicine with specialty in adult medicine overseas. She has worked in hospitals on the Central Coast. She has a particular interest in General Medicine particularly in Geriatrics. She loves spending time with her family, the outdoors, doing yoga and poetry. She is fluent in English and Filipino.

Dr Zia Hoque


Dr Zia Hoque has worked in hospitals and community health clinics across NSW. His interests are in mental health, drug and alcohol problems, and Aboriginal health. Dr Zia offers care in English, Hindi and Bengali.

Dr Anne Jolly


Dr Anne Jolly gained her medical degree in Samoa, after a long career in nursing, midwifery and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Dr Jolly’s medical interest includes women’s, men’s, children’s, Mental Health and cancer care.

Dr Edah Obligado


Dr Edah Obligado has been practicing as a GP in the Phillipines since 2008 with a special interest in family medicine, women’s health and chronic disease management. Her love of helping friends, family and the general public to get on top of their health and wellbeing is deeply enrooted in her natural gentle and caring nature. She is the mother of three beautiful children who keep her on her toes. She would be happy to attend to your medical needs.

Matthew Tyrpenou


Matthew is a graduate of the University of Newcastle and completed his GP Fellowship in 2020. He has worked as a GP in Gosford & Newcastle since 2018. He holds a Diploma of Child Health and enjoys all aspects of general practice. Outside of work Matthew enjoys running and spending time with his family and dogs.

Dr Asma Susanna


Dr Asma Susanna completed her medical training in Bangladesh and has been working in Australia since 2013. She has worked extensively in tertiary care involving Women’s Health, Diabetes, Critical care and Family medicine. Dr Susanna has also worked in Acute Care/Emergency and Mental Health in various regions in Sydney and Tamworth. Dr Susanna plans to stay in this area in the long run and grow roots here. She is taking new patients and offers care in English and Bengali.

Dr Deo Villareal


Dr Deo Villareal completed his medical studies in Manila, The Phillipines. He has worked in general paediatrics in Manila and in Australia with extensive Paediatric Emergency training in KK Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Singapore, the biggest referring Children’s Hospital in Southeast Asia. His field of interests include General Paediatrics, Adolescent medicine and Chronic diseases among the elderly. He is fluent in English and Filipino. 

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