Welcome to Dr Ann Koshy

We are delighted to welcome Doctor Ann Koshy to the Ridge Street Family.

Ann is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and has recently taken on a job with the University of Newcastle as a Medical Educator. Ann is enjoying teaching GP registrars & guiding them through their training.
Her interests are Women’s & Children’s Health. She offers a Mirena & Implanon service.

Ann starts work with us on Tuesday the 16th of April. She will work Tuesday afternoons & Thursday Mornings.

Welcome Dr Noor

It is with sadness that we must inform everyone that Dr Khalid has made the tough decision to leave our practice. Dr Saf worked here for a period of over 12 months, but unfortunately has had to move back to Pakistan due to a family emergency.

However, we are extremely excited to welcome Dr Syed Noor to our practice. Dr Noor graduated from a university in Pakistan, after that he moved to UK and worked for a few years. He started working in Australia in Emergency 2007 at Townsville Hospital and then moved to Launceston General Hospital in September 2008 – June 2010, he then moved to the Hunter and worked in Emergency.

Dr Noor started working as a General Practitioner in February 2012 at Tristar Medical centre in Morriset and then moved to Muswellbrook with Tristar in July 2012, before settling down in East Maitland.

Dr Noor shares his time between Merewether Ridge Street Surgery and George Street Family Medical Practice.

Dr Noor is available for appointments all day Wednesday and on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning. He is currently accepting all new patients. To make an appointment, please call us on (02) 49 63 51 87 or you can make an appointment online by clicking the link below.

Pathology Services Available Here

We are delighted to announce that Clinical Labs have started collection here at Merewether Ridge St Surgery.

The pathologist will be collecting on Wednesday from 8:15am to 1:15pm and Thursdays/ Fridays from 8:15am to 2:45pm. No appointment necessary.

Please note that you do not need to be a patient here to get your blood tests done, you just need a valid request form. Any request form is welcome.

Online bookings

Merewether Ridge Street Surgery is now offering the ability to book appointments online.
Several appointments each day will be made available to be booked online. However we will always endeavour to meet the needs of our patients so if the appointment you need is not available online please speak to one of our receptionists by phoning 4963 5187 during office hours.

Dr Safwat Khalid

We are pleased to announce that Dr Safwat Khalid has commenced full time practice at Merewether Ridge Street Surgery.

Dr Khalid is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and has many years of experience since his graduation in 2002 in the areas of general practice, general medicine and psychiatry. He has been a member of a volunteer medical team in earthquake zones in Pakistan and is a proficient speaker of English, Spanish, Urdu and Punjabi.

Dr Newing, Dr Kingston and Dr Sheridan are continuing at the surgery and will be supported by registered Nurse, Julie Hewitt, and Reception Staff, Alison, Cushla and Anna.

With Dr Khalid joining the team at Merewether RIdge Street Surgery, we are confident that the high standard of professional and personalised care will continue.

General information

Management of your Personal Health Information:

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. We abide by the ten National Privacy Principles available at http://www.privacy.gov.au/health/index.html

A “Privacy and Medical Records” information sheet is available on our website.
The practice participates in state and national recall and reminder systems such as the Pap Test Register, Australian Immunisation Register, Bowelscreen etc. If you do not wish to participate please let us know.

Patient feedback

We are always grateful for any suggestions as to how we might improve the service we provide our patients. If you are unhappy with any aspect of the care provided by the practice we would prefer you to let us know about it either by telling your doctor or receptionist or by using the contact form on our website If you feel there is a problem you need to take up outside the practice you can contact: The Health Care Complaints Commission, Locked Bag 18, Strawberry Hills, Telephone 1800 043 159