Our team have special skills, training current and future health practitioners, undertaking research and they bring expertise from other areas to our practice.

We are a team that has a wide diversity of clinical skills and interests, and we bring these together at Brunker Road General Practice to create a professional group that can provide our community with exceptional General Practice Care.  
External Clinical Work:
  • Dr Tony Saltis, Dr Nick DeVitis, Dr Bridget Daniel and Dr Hilary Butt work in the Antenatal Clinic at John Hunter Hospital.

  • Dr Nick DeVitis worked in a cardiology stress test clinic.

  • Dr Mark De Souza works for HNEAHD Mental Health Service. 

  • Dr Lee Fong manages GP Access After Hours (GPAAH).

  • Dr Duane Crabtree works at the Calvary Mater Hospital Emergency Department and was a clinical director of GPAAH.

  • Dr Milton Sales, Dr Moses Chan, Dr Peter Coleman, Dr Nick DeVitis, Dr Miriam Paquet, Dr Graeme Horton, Dr Rebecca Rowe and Dr Peter Miles all work in Aged Care facilities.

  • Dr Peter Coleman and Dr Mark DeSouza work in the Palliative Care Service.

  • Dr Milton Sales performs newborn male Circumcisions  at Brunker Road General Practice.

  • Dr Peter Miles and Dr Andrew Montanari  have done training in Skin Cancer management.

  • Dr Neil Macpherson has done extensive training in dermatology and skin cancer management.

  • Dr Jaimie Navalli works with the HealthPathways program.

  • 17 of our Doctors work at GP Access After Hours.

Research and Teaching
  • Dr Ben Ewald B.Med,PhD is conducting research into Exercise Physiology and fitness and teaches in the Medical Faculty in Masters of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology.

  • Dr Graeme Horton teaches in the Newcastle University Medical Faculty and has a PhD in Environmental Medicine.

  • Dr Milton Sales and Sr Seanne Lavender are researching Transient Ischaemic Attacks (minor Strokes).

  • Professor John Marley MD MBChB PhD FRCP FRACGP DA DRCOG FACRRM FPCert works for University of Queensland in Research and Teaching.

  • Dr Anita Watts is a senior lecturer in Indigenous Health at the University of Newcastle.

  • Our whole practice performs research for the University of Newcastle as needed.

Postgraduate Education
  • Dr Milton Sales is the Programme Committee Chairman of the Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute.

  • Sr Helen Conn and Sr Maureen O'Neill are on the Nursing Programme Committee of the HPMI.

  • Dr Tony Saltis and Dr Moses Chan work at the GP Synergy, training new doctors in General Practice. 

  • Dr Ben Ewald does postgraduate teaching at the University of Newcastle in Epidemiology and Public Health.

  • Dr Jaimie Navalli works for the Primary Health Network HealthPathways Project

​Registered Nursing Skills          
  • Helen Conn RN heads our Nursing Service and is a registered immuniser.

  • Alison Wright RN is a diabetes educator nurse and is a registered immuniser.

  • Seanne Lavender RN has extensive skills in aged care and disability Nursing and is a registered immuniser.

  • Maureen O'Neill RN has anaesthetic nursing experience and training and is a registered immuniser.

  • Paula Crean RN is a registered Midwife working at baby health clinics and is a registered immuniser.

  • Julie Griffiths RN and Rachael Sales RN are  Practice Nurses and registered immunisers

  • Sarah Galal RN has perinatal mental health skills and is a registered immuniser.

  • Many of our nurses work for GP Access After Hours doing triage of sick patients on the telephone answering service and working at the After Hours Clinics.

  • Tania Kelly, AIN assists with sterilisation and basic nursing duties.

Indigenous Health
  • Dr Anita Watts is an Aboriginal Doctor.

  • Our practice values caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

  • Dr Miriam Paquet and Dr Ben Ewald have experience in Aboriginal and Torres Stait Islander health.

​Community Involvement   

Medical and Nursing staff from our surgery have done volunteer overseas aid work in Vanuatu and Louisiades, PNG and have worked with MESCH - an organisation that does paediatric surgery and community health work in Vietnam and Vanuatu

Our practice coordinates the homeless clinic run at lunchtimes at the Soul Cafe above the Westpac building in Hunter St.

Called the Soul Clinic, it caters for the poor and disorganised, including true street people, providing medical care while their free lunches are being served.

Medical, Nursing and Clerical staff attend the Soul Clinic as volunteers to help the needy in our community.

1/282 Brunker Road

Adamstown, NSW


Tel: 0249523700

Fax: 0249562658

ABN 40086529400

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