Our practice team

The clinical team:

Dr Ben Lim MBBS ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) - Practice Principal

Dr Carol Guasguita Sanchez MBBS

Dr Abiola Salami - MBBS

 Allied Health Professionals:

Gordana Strumfin - Clinical Psychologist

The administrative team:

Sue Bosevski - Practice Manager

Sally Holdup - Patient Support Officer

Miriam Fuhrmann - Patient Support Officer

Danielle Eringa - Patient Support Officer

About the Robertson Doctor:

After a lifetime of General Practice and emergency medicine Dr Lim decided he wanted to practice a little closer to home so he could "roll out of bed and go to work". The Robertson Doctor opened on the 7th September 2009 after months of renovations which have transformed this once cafe, once antique shop into a purpose built Primary care facility of 3 consulting rooms, which has now grown to 5 and also the addition of a state of the art treatment room and even a gallery space! We hope to not just take care of you when you are sick but also do lots of other activities that enhance your wellness like meditation, dancing, crafting, art, music and having interesting conversations. 

About us .........

Dr Ben Lim is a Robbo local and has been practicing for over thirty years in the Illawarra. He arrived in Australia in 1975 with a small family in tow and literally moved into Bulli hospital to live and work. Ben has had many years as an emergency doctor in Port Kembla hospital and has been a trainer and mentor for both the graduate GP training program as well as the UOW graduate school of medicine. On his days off Ben enjoys farming on his 160 acre plot as well as wood carving and the study of Hinduism.

Sue Bosevski commenced work at the practice in December 2009. Sue has lived in Robertson for 29 years . Sue came to Robertson Doctor with over 30 year experience, 21 of these working in health at both Port Kembla & Wollongong Hospitals. Sue worked as a Payroll Manager and Project Manager prior to leaving the health service. Sue was also the administration officer for the the local Robertson Preschool for over 10 years. Sue's early career in health saw her working in medical records as a coder, accounts payable and receivable clerk, workers compensation administrator, admissions department clerk and outpatient clerk . Sue's true passion has always been in health and she is very happy to call Robertson Doctor her home away from home and the team she works with are like family to her. Sue along with the rest of the team at Robertson Doctor hold true to the belief that our patients are the most important thing about our practice and her mission is to ensure they receive the best care from the moment they step into our practice until they leave.  

 Welcome speech at the Opening of the Robertson Doctor.

27th November 2009

Hello and welcome to everyone here!

I’d like to respectfully acknowledge that we are meeting here today on Gundungurra land also frequented by the Dharawal and Wadi Wadi peoples.

Today we come together to bless the opening of the Robertson Doctor a place for the healing arts. My highest wish for this place is that we are a place for healing, but for healing to occur we need to acknowledge that healing does not only reside with the doctor. It is in relationship. In fact it is in many relationships: perhaps, starting between the doctor and the patient, but also with the patient and the ailment, with the environment, the food we eat, the things we do, the people in our lives, and with ourselves.

This show, When Art Meets Science, invites artists to share this “clinical” environment, to acknowledge the interrelatedness of life. General practice, otherwise known as primary care, is largely about the preservation of health and prevention of disease. If we wish to be healthy we need to nurture what makes us healthy; things that connect us to each other and our community, things that inspire us, things that give us a sense of wellbeing, of hope, things that speak to our spirit and soul.

We at the Robertson Doctor recognise the social, physical and spiritual dimensions of health, life and death.

Life has many twists, turns and setbacks; and sickness is but one of them. That modern medicine is the sole agent for cure is a dangerous assumption as it removes us from acknowledging ourselves as stewards of our own bodies and minds. Modern medicine gives us the ability to ease the symptoms, sometimes mildly and sometimes with dramatic effect; however the art of medicine is not in the drugs we prescribe, it is in the relationship we have with our patients, the community and with the deeper dimensions of life itself.

click here to read the first anniversary address. (27th Nov 2010)