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The triangle represents Picket Hill, which lies inland of Valla Beach near the Pacific Ocean on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales and it is of cultural and spiritual significance to the Gumbaynggirr.

The Gumbaynggirr nation of the Coffs area extends from as far north as Grafton (Clarence River) to the Nambucca River in the south then west to Armidale and eastward to the pacific coast, which makes the Gumbaynggirrr tribe one of the largest in NSW, with evidence indicating people have lived in the area for many thousands of years.

The snake represents the rainbow serpent who is central to Indigenous cultural belief Australia wide.

The circles represent the circles of life we move within. Initially we are connected in larger circles at birth but as we grow into adolescence we become individuals and loose our sense of dreaming and purpose. As we progress into adulthood we re-discover our connections to community, our spirit and our purpose. Each circle weaves into the structure of DNA which is our blueprint, our history, our biochemistry and bubbles of life.

The green colour is the colour of healing.

Dr Rufina (Fi) Lam

Dr Rufina (Fi) Lam

Dr Fi is a General Practitioner in the full sense of the word. Her years of experience in treating all ages enables her to care for generations of the same family. Her extensive qualifications provide a unique multi-faceted background for her practice as an all round General Practitioner.

Her ability to listen and understand the needs of her patients to help provide the best treatment, provides an optimal diagnostic framework for the patient and makes her a compassionate GP.

Dr Binay Kumar

Jo

Dr Binay Kumar has travelled the world, working in England, New Zealand and Sydney. He eventually took up residence with his family on the Mid North Coast of NSW, which he now calls home. His years of experience in Emergency Departments, most recently at Coffs Base Hospital, have given him a solid footing to being a GP. His caring attitude, concern and taking the time to listen and understand the patient’s needs makes him a very thorough GP. When not working you can find him walking around the beautiful coastline, watching cricket and exploring new recipes.

Jo

Jo

Jo joined us in 2017 - having worked previously as a Medical receptionist and Ophthalmic Medical Technician. She is our Medical Assistant working to assist the doctors and our nurse. You will also see her on our front desk from time to time. When not working Jo can be found outdoors amongst her horses on the property she shares with her husband.

Bec

Bec

Our Receptionist Bec joined Valla Beach Health in September 2017. She enjoys yoga, walking with her husband, writing and reading.

Simone Thomas

Simone Thomas

Our nurse is Simone Thomas, who worked with Dr Lam in 2004, joined Valla Beach Health in 2018. Simone lives locally and when not working can be found doing outdoor activities and checking out the surf.

Idris Lane

Idris Lane

Idris is the manager of Valla Beach Health and has a diverse background in project management. He enjoys outdoor activities and gets in the surf as often as possible.