They're five of the best!
GRANT Street Medical Centre has five new doctors who are experienced general practitioners with very different interests.
Dr Karen Jenkins has worked in Canberra as a GP, medical school educator and surgical assistant for the past eight years. She moved to Ballina in November 2008 with her husband David.
Karen has an interest in skin cancer and women's health and is studying a Masters of Skin Cancer Medicine through UQ.
Dr Taya Van Haren comes to Ballina after living most of her life on the Mid North Coast.
She is hoping to make the Northern Rivers her new home. Taya has an interest in rural health and family planning.
Dr George Forgan-Smith comes to Ballina after having worked in mental health in Brisbane.
His interest is general medicine with a focus on psychological well-being.
In a previous life, George excelled as a singer, being a member of the Ten Tenors, and was fortunate to have toured Europe and Australia with the group.
Dr Manolis Proheraris has come to Ballina from South Australia, having also previously worked in the UK and Greece.
Manolis is originally from Greece but hopes to make the Northern Rivers his home.
He has an interest in orthopaedics, mountain biking and he has an ultralight flying licence.
Dr Susan Yeung has been working in the Northern Rivers area for the past two years.
She has an interest in general medicine and Aboriginal culture as well as the outdoors.
All doctors are accepting new patients to the Grant Street Clinic. Phone 6686 2535 for an appointment.