Doctors

Dr Elmarie van der Merwe

MbChB, FRACGP, Advance Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine

Dr. Van der Merwe was born in South Africa and graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1989. She came to Australia with her husband and young son in June 1998, intending to stay for 6 months and ended up staying forever. Elmarie worked in Murgon, Queensland for two years , and then bought Dr. Derek Palmer’s practice moving to Grafton in May 2000.

Dr van der Merwe practices family medicine as a specialist GP with Fellowship of the RACGP.  Her Practice encompasses women’s health and ante-natal obstetric care; children’s health, chronic disease management, geriatric care and skin cancer management with skin checks and surgical procedures.

Elmarie loves her patients and has looked after many of them for the last 20 years, but she is also very involved with her family, loves gardening, cooking and baking, and adores travelling and hiking when she can get away for a while.

Dr James Venneri

B.Sc, D.C., MD, FRACGP

Dr Venneri graduated from Charles University, Prague in 2004 and completed his FRACGP in 2012 in Australia. Dr Venneri emigrated from Canada to Australia in 2006 working in hospitals in Tasmania before moving to NSW to begin general practice. He commenced at South Grafton Medical Centre in April 2015.

He has a particular interest in general medicine, sports injuries, mental health, chronic disease management, men’s health, paediatric/adolescent health, geriatric care, skin conditions treatment.

Dr Venneri enjoys being with his family and playing sports such as ice hockey and squash.

Dr Joan van den Ende

MbChB, AMC Qld, FRACGP

Dr van den Ende graduated in 1973 and completed her AMC QLD in 1986. Dr van den Ende in 1973 worked in London for 10 years before moving to Australia in 1985 working in Brisbane before becoming a locum in 2008 travelling Australia. Dr van den Ende moved to Grafton in September 2010. She has a particular interest in general medicine, women’s health, mental health and chronic disease management. Dr van den Ende when at home enjoys horses riding and taking care of her animals.

Dr Andrew Terrey

MB.BS. DRACOG. FRACGP, Mast. Clin. Medicine.

Dr Terrey graduated in 1980 (Sydney). He began his medical career in Sydney hospitals before moving to Grafton in 1984. Today Dr Terrey, practices Paediatric Medicine at Grafton Base Hospital and consults as Paediatric General Practitioner. He mainly practices paediatric medicine, however, also practices general medicine, ante-natal care, mental health and chronic disease management. Dr Terrey also continues play Hockey and is a team member on the Australian Masters Hockey Team.

Dr Dinara Markhabullina

Dr Dinara Markhabullina was born in Uzbekistan and moved to Russia. She completed her medical training at Kazan State Medical University in 2006 and has about 15 years of experience in the Medical Field.

Dr Dinara chose to be a General Practitioner to provide comprehensive and coordinated health care to people. Dr Dinara is keen on women's health, starting with birth and menopausal disorders. In addition, she successfully performs bedside ultrasound investigations during her women's health consultations to provide as much support and care as she can.

Dr Dinara moved to Australia with her family in 2021. Dr Markhabullina loves the Clarence Valley and, when not at work, enjoys going for walks, reading and playing tennis.

Currently, Dr Dinara is looking forward to being enrolled and completing the Fellowship program to stay practicing in our lovely community.

Dr Davood Abbasi Moghadam (Dr David)

Dr Davood Abbasi Moghadam completed his medical training in 2003 at Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht in Iran. Dr Abbasi Moghadam practice interests are family medicine, children’s health, chronic disease management, geriatric care and skin cancer management.

Dr David has settled in the Clarence Valley with his family. In his spare time he enjoys reading, studying, spending time with his family and friends.

Dr Andrew Fahey

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Andrew Fahey graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011, before working in a variety of rural areas in Far North Queensland, including Cairns Hospital, Atherton Hospital, Mareeba Hospital, Wuchopperen Aboriginal Health Service and Smithfield Central Doctors. He has now returned to Grafton where he grew up to continue his work in General Practice and to help manage the family farm near Copmanahurst. His interests include men’s health, paediatrics, chronic disease management and minor procedures including contraceptive implants, skin biopsies, small excisions and wedge resection for ingrown toenails. Leisure activities include bushwalking, astronomy, music and travel.

For all appointments and enquiries, please phone   02 6643 1500.

98 Through Street
South Grafton NSW 2460

Monday – Friday
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8:30am - 5:30pm
8:30am - 10:30am

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