About Us

At Canning Street Surgery we aim to provide complete family health care in a friendly, efficient, professional and confidential environment.

To arrange an appointment please telephone 6492 2922 during surgery hours, indicating which doctor you would like to see.

Our Region

Bega is the rural centre of the Sapphire Coast, set at the gateway to the rolling pastures of the lush Bega Valley, and only a short drive from the Australian Alps.

Click on the links below to learn more...

Sapphire Coast

South Coast

Bega Valley Shire Council

Snowy Mountains


Being one of the largest surgical practices in the Bega Valley, we cover a broad range of medical services

Services We Offer:

  • Medical Consultations
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Obstetrics
  • Anaesthetics
  • Pain Management
  • Audiometry
  • Electrocardiography
  • Spirometry
  • Cryotherapy

  • Family Planning
  • Immunisation
  • Women's Health
  • Men's Health
  • Skin Cancer
  • Nursing Services
  • Blood Glucose
  • Blood Pressure Check
  • Dressing

Dr Geoff Long - MBBS, LRCP, MRCS, D.Obst, RCOG
Dr Long has been practicing family medicine in Bega for over 30 years. His special interests include diving medicine and diseases of the skin.
Dr Tin Myint - MBBS
Dr Myint has been working in Bega since 2005. His special interest includes all aspects of General Practice.
Dr Nick Theris - MBBS (HONS) UNSW, Dip Obst (Otago), DRANZCOG, DCH (NZ), FACRRM
Dr Theris has been a general practitioner in the Bega Valley since 1988, and has been a visiting medical officer at Bega Hospital during this period.
Dr Peter Riddell - MBBS (HONS), MHA, DA (UK), DRACOG
Dr Riddell has special interests in anaesthesia, geriatric medicine, men’s health, pain management and addiction problems, as well as family general practice in a rural environment. He holds visiting medical officer appointments at the Bega District Hospital and Bega Valley Day Surgery.
Dr Patricia Salisbury - BS, MD, FRACGP
Dr Salisbury studied medicine at the University of Vermont and complete a 3-year family practice residency at Dartmouth Hospital, both in the U.S. Her interests cover all aspects of family medicine with an emphasis on obstetrics, women’s health and complementary medicine.
Dr Dorothea Bonney - MBBS, Dip Obst, RACOG
Dr Bonney has been practicing medicine in the Bega area since 1989. Her special interests include all aspects of general practice and women's health.