Dr Melissa Huggins

M.D, BSC. (Physiotherapy)

Mel attended University of Melbourne, and worked in Critical Care in regional Victoria. Mel has recently moved to Bellingen to continue her career as a GP and has a special interest in Musculo-skeletal Medicine, Adolescent and Men’s Health.

In her spare time, Mel enjoys open water swimming, running and spending time with her dog.

Available Monday-Friday



Dr Cain English

B.Sc(USyd Hons 1st Class, Uni Medal), M.B.,B.S(USyd)., F.A.C.R.R.M.

Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1998 with a bachelor of Science (Hons), before completing his medical degree in 2001. Cain has a keen interest in remote and rural medicine, having worked around Australia and Christmas Island. He is a strong advocate of evidence-based medicine. Cain is currently a Registrar supervisor for R.A.C.G.P and A.C.R.R.M.

A motorcycle enthusiast, he spends as much time as he can riding in the bush or planning his next adventure ride to far flung places.

Available Monday to Thursday.

Dr Justin Oughton

Bsc. Hons., M.B.,B.S.

Graduated from University of Queensland, School of Medicine Justin has predominantly worked with Queensland Health before making the move to Bellingen. Justin believes in evidence based medicine and focuses on supporting positive lifestyle changes to reduce the need for medical intervention in later life. He manages patient’s of all ages and life stages and has particular interest in dermatology, muscular and skeletal problems, Metabolic disorders including diabetes and thyroid problems, and rheumatological conditions like polymyalgia and fibromyalgia.

Available Tuesday to Friday

Dr Jake Funnell


Jake graduated from University of New England and has spent the last 3 years working mainly in Intensive Care and Emergency. Professionally Jake’s interests include the broad range of general practice, with some special interests in men’s health and travel medicine.

In his down time Jake enjoys cycling and also holds a pilot’s license.
Available Monday- Friday.


Dr Charlie Goodman


Graduated from Deakin University in Victoria with a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery. Charlie has worked across Australia from Darwin to Tasmania and enjoys rural and remote general medicine. She practices evidence based medicine and has interests in anesthetics, women’s and children’s health.

When she’s not at work, she loves being in nature, going for hikes and camping

Available Tuesday & Wednesday




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