Dr Lucia Dong Wang

MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM

Lucia is a graduate of the University of Sydney, School of Medicine (MBBS Hons), and currently holds fellowships from both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

She has a special interest in antenatal care/ obstetric care and holds an Advanced Diploma of Obstetrics from the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG). She also has an interest in children’s health, mental health and skin cancer.

Lucia grew up in New Zealand and has lived and worked in WA for the past ten years. She has lived and worked in the Pilbara for the past 8 years and is happily settled in Karratha with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her little boy, going camping, spending time at the beach and diving if time permits. 

 

 


 

 

Dr Coert Kruger

General Practitioner

I was born and bred in South Africa, but Karratha has been my home for the past 14 years. After completing a two-year mandatory military service in the South African army, I went on to study medicine at the University of Pretoria and graduated in 1994. After the conclusion of my one-year internship at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria, I was stationed at the small military hospital of Hoedspruit Air Force Base, in Hoedspruit, a rural town in the Limpopo Province. Here I’ve swopped the military life for a private GP practice and practiced as a rural GP with a broad scope of responsibilities and experience including Obstetrics, GP anaesthesia, small surgeries and Emergency medicine for 13 years. At the end of 2008 I decided to make a major change and explore opportunities in Australia. I initially signed up for a three-month locum which brought me to Karratha at Nickol Bay Hospital – and… what can I say? I’ve never left. I fell in love with the Pilbara and its people and accepted a permanent position as procedural District Medical Officer Anaesthesia towards the end of 2009. In 2015 I was appointed as the Senior Medical Officer and during my five years as SMO, I was privileged to be involved in a number of exciting ventures including being part of the planning and eventual transfer from Nickol Bay Hospital to the new Karratha Health Campus. In October 2016 I joined the Australian Defence Force as a reservist and have been supporting the local Pilbara Regiment as Medical Officer.


 

Dr Ed Sibahi

General Practitioner, DRANZCOG, MBBS

Ed is American & Australian by nationality, but Mediterranean by birth, Ed graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, USA in 1986, with a Bachelor of Computer Science (high distinction), then worked as an Engineer for IBM in the Silicon Valley, California for 11 years, while competing in Triathlon & middle distance running, almost every weekend. However, a sport injury inspired him to make a 180 degrees career change & pursue a medical degree. He moved to Adelaide to study Medicine at Flinders University, from where he graduated (top 40%) in 2002. He has been practicing Obstetrics & Gynaecology in many large hospitals in Australia & New Zealand since 2005. He later was attracted to country life & decided to do rural Obstetrics, so he moved to Karratha in 2015, where he has been delivering babies at the hospital since.