5 months ago

In September we celebrated the beginning of a new era in primary care and general practice, with the transition of practice leadership to longstanding Beach Street Family Practice General Practitioner Dr. Harjinder Singh.

Having started the Woolgoolga Family Practice in 1981, founding principal Dr. John Kramer has passed the torch to his long-time colleague, Dr. Harjinder Singh. This move allows Dr. Kramer to transition to a part-time role, continuing to contribute his medical expertise to patients ensuring continuity in the exceptional care that Beach Street Family Practice is known for.

As mentioned in Woopi News, the practice will remain committed to its core mission, – serving the community with a wide range of essential family healthcare services. Dr. Kramer, with his extensive experience, expressed his delight in Dr. Singh’s commitment to upholding the high standard of healthcare that Woolgoolga and its surrounding district have come to rely on.

Dr. Kramer’s passion for working with children experiencing learning and behavioural difficulties remains. However, this important area of care has seen an overwhelming demand, prompting Dr. Kramer to temporarily halt accepting new referrals, until more doctors can be recruited and trained to address this growing need. It’s a testament to his dedication that the request for his expertise has grown so substantially.

As we look to the future of Beach Street Family Practice, our commitment to serving the health and well-being of the community remains unwavering. Dr. Singh’s leadership, coupled with Dr. Kramer’s continued involvement, promises a bright and healthy future for all those who call Woolgoolga home.

This transition marks the beginning of a new chapter, one filled with hope, dedication, and a continued commitment to the health and happiness of every patient. The entire Beach Street Family Practice team is excited to embark on this journey, and we are looking forward to many more years of serving the wonderful Woopi community we love

Get to know Dr Harjinder Singh

Dr. Singh smiling with a stethoscope around his neck

A longstanding and highly respected General Practitioner, Dr. Singh joined the Beach Street Family Practice eleven years ago, commencing his general practice training in 2012. In 2015 he became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, he continues in the role of Independent visiting General Practitioner, General Practice Registrar supervisor, as well as his newly acquired leadership position for the practice.

Before coming to Woolgoolga, Harjinder worked in roles across Wollongong, Tasmania and Sydney. Harjinder started his career as a Junior Medical Officer at Wollongong Hospital rotating through Shellharbour Hospital and Nowra. He completed his Resident year at Launceston General Hospital in Tasmania and Senior resident year at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney. He completed his Basic physician training at Westmead Hospital in Sydney before deciding to move to the beautiful Mid-North Coast and make Woolgoolga his home.

Dr. Singh has special interests in Complex General Medicine, Men’s Health, and Dermatology. Outside of the practice Harjinders interests include music, travelling and spending time with his family and dogs; a golden retriever and german shepherd.

A note from Harjinder

‘Thank you everyone for the wishes and kind words ,we will continue to provide high quality healthcare to our community and strive to improve our services. It’s been a pleasure looking after our patients since I first arrived in Woolgoolga in 2012 as a registrar. The Woolgoolga community has given us so much love and support since. A special thank you to Dr Kramer and Lee Hayes for giving me this opportunity to lead this special team’. 
Dr. Harjinder Singh

To discuss your health and wellbeing needs, please call us on (02) 6654 1282 or pop into the practice to book your next appointment. Dr. Singh and the Beach Street Family Practice team look forward to supporting your health and wellbeing.