Meet Our Team

Our Doctors

Dr Sanjay Jamwal

MD Physician, DCH Paediatrics

Dr Jamwal commenced work with the centre in November 2016 after previously working as a GP in Lightning Ridge. Sanjay studied at Odessa State University in the Ukraine and then completed his internship in Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon moving to Australia, he had previously worked in Sydney suburban hospitals, Newcastle, Maitland & Wagga Wagga.  Dr Jamwal has special interest in paediatrics, dermatology, diabetic management, chronic disease, sports medicine and Indigenous Health. Sanjay loves all sport especially cricket & weight lifting.

Dr Afshin Farajollahi

MBBS

I’m 40 yrs old married GP, originally from Iran. I graduated in 2003 and have been working as a GP since then. I started my first job as a GP over four years ago in Central Queensland and then decided to move to rural NSW and I chose Cobar. My main interests in the medical field are dermatology and skin surgeries, I am also interested in chronic diseases and paediatrics.  In personal life, I like swimming and travelling with my family. I like computer games and card games too.  Delivering medical services to the people of Cobar and surrounding areas would be a pleasure to me.

Our Practice Nurses

The CPHCC practice nurse provides direct patient care in consultation with the GP’s for minor injuries and procedures. The role of the practice nurse also includes performing pre-employment medicals, undertaking health assessments for health screening and working with the client and their GP to develop care plans for clients with chronic diseases such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

The role is very varied and rewarding, working in a high functioning team to improve the health outcomes of the Cobar community.

Sandy Negfeldt 

Registered Nurse

I'm one of the registered nurses at the Cobar Primary Health Care Centre. Whilst I have been at the practice I have undertaken training which then enables me to deliver better care to the patients we see here in our centre. This includes care such as health assessments for different groups of people, care planning and general patient education. I like to read all sorts of novels. I also like to do outdoor activities with my family such as motorbike riding and camping.

Our Administration Team

We are pleased to introduce our friendly and experienced reception team. Guaranteed to always greet you with a smile, the reception staff strive to ensure that your experience within the centre is a pleasant one.  The team have a very patient-focused work ethic, and are more than happy to assist with all enquiries.

Tarun Bheemireddy

Practice Manager

I graduated from Western Sydney university in 2018 with M.SC (Health service management). After graduation, I started to work with ODGP-CPHCC. I find myself continually inspired by the dedicated and wonderful team I'am working with and thrive in their combined efforts to provide the best possible healthcare for the Cobar community. My interests are being fit and occupied.

Mackeylee Delaney

Receptionist

My Names Mackeylee Delaney, I have been Living in Cobar for the past 2 years with my partner and Fur babies. My career background has been Early Childhood and as a NDIS support Worker, recently I have explored a new path at CPHCC as the new receptionist so please say hello and I will try to help you as much as I can.

 

NSWODGP Visiting Services

OLIVIA HICKS

Speech Pathologist (Certified Practicing)

Olivia graduated from Flinders University in South Australia with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2016. Olivia has a passion for providing services to rural and remote communities, and currently visits the towns of Cobar, Bourke, Enngonia, Brewarrina and Lightning Ridge.

Olivia enjoys her role as a ‘rural generalist’ speech pathologist, working with people across the lifespan to support their communication and swallowing. Olivia has a particular passion for working with little ones to support their transition to school as well as working with adults with acquired brain injuries and their families to support their participation at home and in the community. Olivia enjoys making therapy fun and meaningful for the people she works with.

SIMON BOURNE

Podiatrist

I graduated from University of Newcastle on the Central Coast in 2013. I've had jobs in both private practices and public clinics, including a position with the High Risk Foot Clinic run out of Gosford Hospital. This role was focused on diabetic foot wounds, and it's an area I continue to have a strong interest in.

Having had a rural upbringing originally, it's great to get out of the big smoke regularly and get some country air and culture into me. I'm revelling in the contrast and variety of work available to me at Cobar Primary Health Care Clinic. I see patients at Cobar both privately and under the publicly funded "Chronic Disease" and "Enhanced Primary Care" programs.

NSWODGP Programs

Jody McCabe

Care Co-ordinator - Cobar Suicide Prevention Trial

In my role as Suicide Prevention Co-Ordinator with the NSW Outback Division of General Practice (ODGP), I deliver suicide prevention services within the Cobar LGA. I am passionate about mental health and suicide prevention, and I achieve my program goals by consulting with community members and stakeholders to plan and deliver initiatives based on locally identified needs. Activities include co-ordinating suicide prevention workforce training, promoting awareness, and organising crisis intervention and after care support programs. Having already completed a Cert IV, I am currently completing diploma studies in Community Services which will further enhance my skills & knowledge, and present new networking opportunities. 

My career ambition is to continue to work in the social care sector for the betterment of my community.