Meet Our Doctors
After 7 years hospital training and 8 years with the Royal Flying Dr Service Dr Thomas settled in beautiful Merimbula. Dr Geoff Thomas’ career has focussed on rural medicine encompassing both hospital and clinic work. Hospital work has included many years working in emergency, anaesthetics and acute in-patient care. Dr Thomas founded Sapphire Clinic and is incredibly proud of the team of doctors, nurses and administrative staff who now make up the Clinic. Current interests include, diabetes, weight loss, skin cancer and aviation medicine and Dr Thomas aims to provide comprehensive patient focussed care.
Dr Yin Lee first came to our clinic as a student in 2010 and returned to complete her GP training at Sapphire Clinic. She is now one of our permanent Fellow GPs. She has a special interest in Women's and Children's Health, having completed additional training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with an Advanced Diploma in Women’s Health as well as a Diploma in Child Health. She undertakes shared antenatal care, Implanon, Mirena insertions and general skin excisions/biopsies at the clinic. She enjoys the breadth of rural general practice which also extends her experience to chronic disease management, preventative health, aged care and palliative care. You will also find her supervising our medical students and registrars. Her goal is to look after you as a whole person in a caring and supportive way. Outside of being a busy GP, Yin enjoys spending time with her young family in the great outdoors of the Sapphire Coast!
Caring for the person, not just treating illness, best describes Kate’s relationship with her patients. Kate joins the Sapphire team from a busy practice in Queanbeyan where she specialised in Women's Health, Children's Health and wholistic care of Mental Health. She has worked in anaesthetics, emergency departments and is a course director for the NSW Resuscitation Council teaching advanced life support skills to doctors, nurses and paramedics. Her ability to put medicine into plain English has also seen her receive a teaching excellence award from the Australian National University Medical School. Rural practice has always been Kate’s dream and she is looking forward to being a part of the local community with her young family.
Dr Lancashire joins Sapphire Clinic after operating a general practice and rural hospital in South West Queensland. In addition to providing comprehensive healthcare to families, he has undertaken further training in skin cancer medicine and surgery, and is experienced in chronic disease management, aged and palliative care, travel medicine and is also an aviation medical examiner. Dr Lancashire has an internationally recognised research profile and has held academic teaching and research appointments at universities in Australia and overseas, with a continuing interest in clinical research. Dr Lancashire is committed to working in partnership with patients to enhance wellbeing in a holistic and patient-centred approach.
Dr Llanos Dee migrated to Australia in 2011. In the past five years, she has worked as an Emergency and Surgical HMO in various metropolitan and rural hospitals in Victoria. In her medical practice, she has always strived to treat her patients in a holistic approach. She has special interests in emergency medicine, women’s and child’s health, palliative care and performing minor procedures. Outside of medicine, Kathryn enjoys watching movies, and sport activities such as hiking, swimming, and badminton.