Our Doctors

Dr Geoffrey Thomas BSc(hons), MBBS(hons), FRACGP, FACRRM, Dip Obs, Dip Av Med

After 7 years hospital training and 8 years with the Royal Flying Dr Service Dr Thomas settled in beautiful Merimbula. Experience includes a year at the Royal Children’s Hospital, 2 years of Anaesthetics and Intensive Care plus training in Infectious Diseases and Obstetrics. Dr Thomas has patient care rights at Pambula Hospital.
Interests include Anaesthetics, Aviation Medicine, Dive Medicine, Weight Loss and Skin Cancer.

Dr Tim Benjamin  MD

Dr Benjamin recently joined Sapphire Clinic after moving from Alice Springs to the South Coast.

Dr Yin Lee MD

Dr Lee has completed both her GP and obstetrics training.

Our Nurses

 Dinah Gough  RN

Dinah's role is Diabetes care and support as a Registered Nurse and Credentialled Diabetes Educator and is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Dinah is a long standing employee who joined the Sapphire Clinic team in 1999.

Leanne Obrien  RN

Joan Massey  RN

Joan Massey completed her degree at the University of Canberra in 1996. Post graduate has worked in rehabilitation, renal, upper gastrointestinal surgery, high dependency, orthopaedics, paediatrics and general surgical in both Australia and England. She moved to the Bega Valley and started with Sapphire Clinic at the end of 2009. Joan has special interests in cardiac care, case conferencing and care planning along with wound management, immunisation and mens health.

Our Administrative Staff

Debbie Simpson - Receptionist

Mary-Anne Sherlock - Receptionist

Sue-Ann Winkworth - Receptionist

Browyn Burke - Receptionist

Ann Pelling - Receptionist

Peter Cumming - Practice Manager