Yamba Private Clinic

Our philosophy is that General Practice is the cornerstone of health care and we believe in a holistic approach to your health, focusing not only on management of conditions but prevention.

Our small team are welcoming and prepared to listen and get to know you.

Yamba Private Clinic aims to become your primary practice for all of your general practice needs.


YPC Staff photo. Yamba Private Clinic is located in Yamba NSW
Dr Fiona Couper

Dr. Fiona Couper

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Dr. Fiona Couper qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, London in 2003. She went on to complete her General Practice training in 2009. She emigrated to Australia from the UK in 2012 and since then worked in Maclean for three years and for a short time as a locum in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

Dr. Couper really enjoys General Practice because of the variety of conditions she has to treat, alongside the opportunity to really get to know families of different generations and support them through their health challenges.

Fiona has worked at Yamba Private Clinic since 2018 and bought the practice in early 2022. She is very excited to take on the challenge of practice ownership and to take Yamba Private Clinic into the 21st Century.

Dr. Tim Matthews

Dr Tim Matthews is a highly skilled orthopaedic surgeon that specialises in hip and knee arthroplasty, knee arthroscopy and trauma. He also treats degenerative and sports injuries to the shoulder and hand.

Dr Matthews has gained extensive experience working across regional and metro orthopaedic hospitals in Syndey, and he recently returned from a sub-specialty hip and knee replacement training fellowship in Toronto, Canada. He relocated from Sydney to the Northern Rivers in mid-2023 with his family and has consulting rooms in Lismore.

From Friday, April 12th, 2024, Dr Matthews will start consulting in Yamba at the Yamba Private Clinic on a monthly basis, with a view to increase the frequency in the coming months.

Dr Matthews treats patients of all ages, including the younger, active patient. He is focused on providing high quality, evidence-based care to all patients, with a focus on achieving for the best outcome for each patient and their individual needs.

More information on Dr Matthews can be found at drtimmatthews.com.au or give his rooms a call on (02) 5602 5742 to book an appointment.