Meet our Staff
At Singleton Doctors, our doctors have extensive knowledge in their field and are committed to provide quality service. We look after each patient with great detail.
Dr. Muhammad Akram
GP | FRACGP, MBBS
Dr. Akram is our principal GP and Fellow with several years of experience at Singleton Doctors. Before settling in Singleton, Dr. Akram worked at Shoal Haven Hospital in 2011, spent some time working in emergency medicine in Sydney in 2012, and then headed out to Kalgoorlie for a year in 2013. Since 2014 Dr. Akram has been busy working at Singleton Doctors and busy raising his young family. Dr. Akram performs Skin Checks, Cryotherapy, Biopsies, Ear Syringing with interests in Family Medicine, Critical cases and Crisis Care.
Dr. Akram speaks English, Urdu, and Punjabi.
GP | MBBS
Overseas Working Experience:
I obtained my Primary medical degree (MBBS, 2014) and PG(Pg Diploma in Elderly
Medicine, 2018) both from Colombo Sri Lanka. I have over five years of experience
under the Ministry of Health with exposure to General Medicine, Pediatrics,
Gynecology and Obstetrics, Elderly Medicine and Family medicine and Emergency
Medicine under diverse work environment expanding across rural (single doctor
remote units) to major teaching hospitals Sri Lanka.
How long have you worked for the current practice?
Special Interests in Medical Field:
Womens health, Lifestyle Medicine and promoting healthy behaviour change. Evolving
interest in lifestyle medicine and hoping to work towards ASLM Fellowship.
Hobbies/ Interests outside of work:
Travel, Fitness, Designing
English and Sinhalese
Diplomate International Board of Lifestyle Medicine DipIBLM (2020)
Australian Working Experience:
I am a GP Registrar with RACGP working towards Fellowship. Since March 2022 I’ve
worked as an unaccredited Trainee in Emergency Medicine in Campbelltown and
Camden ED NSW. CTN ED sees over 75000 patients a year with 27% being pediatric
presentations. Other common ED presentations seen on a daily basis were
cardiology, surgical, geriatrics, gynecology, orthopedic and mental. As part of my
training, I also worked as a Medical Registrar in CTN Hospital and completed ACEM
Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC).
Dr. Usman Niaz
GP | MBBS
Dr. Usman joins singleton Doctors as a full time doctor. He has recently moved to the Hunter Valley from country Victoria. He is experienced in many areas and has a speciality in skin excisions. He is taking on new patients.
Dr. Niaz speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.
Dr. Dinesh Kumarage
GP | MBBS
He has worked for 8 years in Sri Lanka, 2 years in the UL and 9 years in Australia.
While working in Australia he has done work in the following areas, Emergency Department, ICU, Anaesthesia, GP and most of these have been rural and remote areas.
His hobbies/ interests outside of work are Cricket and Badminton.
Languages spoken English, Sinhalese
Dr. Madhushani Bandara
I worked as a Medical Officer in Anaesthesia and ICU in base and tertiary care hospitals in Sri Lanka for nearly 10 years. I have also worked as a General Practitioner in Sri Lanka.
I have worked in Campbelltown, Camden and Fairfield Hospitals as an unaccredited trainee in Emergency Medicine for 1.5 years. Then I moved to central coast in 2021 and worked in various departments including General Medicine, Rehabilitation, Emergency, Orthopaedic and Geriatrics, as a Resident Medical Officer, before moving onto general practice at Singleton Doctors.
My career goal is to become a qualified general practitioner in Australia through FSP pathway. I like general practice as it involves all the specialties in medicine and I get the opportunities to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, social and ethnic groups and age groups. I am also particularly interested in Women’s health and dermatology.
I enjoy swimming and going to the beach. I also love music and travelling.
Languages spoken English, Sinhalese
Navdeep Kaur — Practice Nurse
Navdeep has been working at the practice for over 1 year now and has settled in well.
Previously she worked in general practice for a few years in Sydney, before that she was working as a pathology collector. She also is still doing some hospital round shifts to ensure she keeps her nursing skills up to date.
She is available for all your nursing needs.
She has recently completed a chronic disease management course to improve her skills in this area, so she can better assist patients with chronic disease. She is in the process of completing her nurse immuniser and cannulation course.
Rose Goldsmith — Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Rose is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian at Nourished Not Deprived. Roses’ philosophy is all about helping her clients improve their quality of life. With a strong passion for improving the lives of the community, Rose uses her nutrition science knowledge, to help you eat better, and therefore, feel better!
ROSE ASSISTS WITH AN ARRAY OF HEALTH CONDITIONS AND NUTRITION AREAS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Rose assists with an array of health conditions and nutrition areas including, but not limited to:
- Weight change (body composition adjustment)
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Diabetes (Pre-diabetes, Type 1, Type 2, Gestational)
- Diverticular Disease
- NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) & Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis), including Liver Cirrhosis
- Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
- Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal) and Gallstones Nutrition management and assistance
As a Nourished Not Deprived Dietitian Rose adopts a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach to her Nutrition Care and focuses on integrating the current most up to date evidence in her practice to individualize your nutrition care.
With Shared-Decision Making Rose aim is to achieve positive health outcomes together in your sessions with her.
You can currently book consultations with Rose at Singleton Doctors with Health Care Plans available through Medicare for eligible patients.
Emma has over 10 years general practice experience in a variety of roles including reception, medical technician, pathology and practice management. She is currently finalising her Medical Practice Assistant training so she is able to better assist the staff and practice with clinical skills.
Training to be a Medical Practice Assistant