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Goodna Family Medical & Skin Cancer Centre
Our Doctors and Nurse
Dr Kat Tiongco
Lovely Dr Tiongco joined us after completing a course with the Victorian Medical Postgraduate Foundation in Melbourne.
Dr Tiongco’s Special interests include: woman’s Health, Chronic disease management, mental health and refugee health.
With her vibrant energy, smiling face and Formula one enthusiasm Dr Tiongco is well loved by our staff and all her patients
Languages spoken: English and Tagalog
Dr Alex Mellor
Dr Mellor joins us at Goodna from England where he completed his Fellowship in General Practice and is also a reciprocal Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Mellor has special interests in Paediatrics, Aged Care and Musculoskeletal Disorders and Chronic Pain Management.
Dr Mellor is looking forward to the Australian laid back lifestyle and losing his very English accent.
Languages spoken English and Spanish
Dr James Deveney
Dr Deveney is a very experienced General Practitioner. He both trained and completed his fellowship in Australia. Dr Deveney has special interests in Men’s Health. He also interests in musculoskeletal medicine, Pain management and Chronic Diseases.
Dr Jahangir Khan
Dr Khan has made a big move from Port Augusta, South Australia to join our centre. Dr Khan enjoys all areas of General Practice but has a special interest in Chronic Diseases.
For fun Dr Khan enjoys playing cricket and Badminton. Whenever he gets the time to indulge, Dr Khan enjoys watching any type of sport. Come in for a check up, stay for the footy stats.
Dr Rabindra Dey
Dr Dey has worked in the Goodna area for more than ten years. He trained in South Aftrica and completed his Fellowship in Australia. Dr Dey's special interests include; Chronic Diseases, Refugee Health and Minor Procedures. He is also trained to insert both IUD (Mirina) and Implanon.
Languages: English and Bengali
Dr Bhuvaneshwar Subramaniam (Dr Boon)
In addition to General Medical issues, Dr Boon offers skin cancer clinics, including skin checks and procedures. Dr Boon has past surgical experience and offers circumcisions for adults over the age of 14 under local anaesthetic. Dr Boon also offers: vasectomy, Mirena insertion, Tongue ties and much more.
Diploma in Skin Cancer Surgery and Dermoscopy
Dr Naomi Zeraati
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Dr Peter Nicholas
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Dr Kevin Hsieh
Welcoming Doctor Kevin Hsieh To the Goodna Family Medical Centre
We are very happy to have you joining our team :)
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Dr Ellyn Palfreyman
We would like to welcome a new female Doctor to our Goodna clinic
Jodie - Enrolled Nurse
Jodie is usually found in our Goodna Centre, Jodie likes to sing and dance, ask for a demonstration next visit (for no extra charge).
Jodie enjoys her job as she learns something new everyday and enjoys her co-workers company which makes coming to work fun.
Favourite animal: loves all creatures great and small. Except for gekos, "I have a legit fear of the slimy little things".
Favourite food: Chocolate
Qualifications: EEN and official Chocolate Consumer
Joo - Registered Nurse
Joo is usually at our Goodna Centre, you will sometimes see Joo at our Courtyard and Collingwood Park Centres.
Joo enjoys working in a busy environment and loves learning new skills everyday; You will never see Joo upset, she is always smiling, laughing and eating.
Jane - Registered Nurse
Jane has a passion for Practice Nursing and loves the challenges that arise on a day to day basis. She also has a pretty awesome personality, that will make you forget you even had a Needle, she is very talanted.
In her spare time Jane enjoys eating Twisties, working out and spending time with her family
Good things come in small packages - Toni works at our Camira centre. Toni loves working hard and snacking on pretzels. Next time you are in visiting ask Toni about her lifelong love of the Blues.
Heather - RN
Welcome to the team Heather
We have Loved having her around you will find her at our Collingwood park, Goodna & ipswich clinics
Anne - RN
Can be found at our Sherwood clinic, great at Multi tasking and always running around keeping busy, come in and say hi to Anne
Sin - RN
With a extremeley Bubbly personality she has fit right in to our clinics,
we have loved having Sin join our team of nurses.
If you are after a good chat and some Giggles come say hi to Sin
Collingwood Park Family Medical Centre
Dr Marcel Briones MRCGP(UK) FRACGP
Dr Briones comes to our Collingwood Park surgery from the UK. Dr Briones trained in ENT at Whiston Hospital (UK), Accident and Emergency at Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Palliative Care at University Hospital, Aintree. He obtained his MRCGP from the UK where he also trained in the Mersey Deanery (Liverpool UK) as a postgraduate.
As a trained provider of Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Paediatric Life support and Advanced Pre Hospital Life Support, Dr Briones is well equipped to handle any emergencies which may occur in our centre.
Dr Briones has a keen interest in all aspects of general practice with particular interests in minor ENT procedures, minor surgical procedures and holistic palliative care management.
He also manages to keep all of the staff at Collingwood Park smiling with his warm sense of humour.
Dr Lyndy Pan-Lu FRACGP, dip PALL MED RACP
Dr Pan-Lu has been working at Collingwood Park since January 2011. She is a highly trained caring general practitioner.
Dr Pan-Lu's areas of interest include; chronic health conditions, children's health and palliative care.
We love having Dr Pan-Lu's smiling face and her happy attitude which makes it a pleasure to work with her.
Dr Nafiseh "Nafis" Bolourian
Dr Nafis Has been working at our Collingwood Park Centre since May 2017 with her beautiful and kind personality she has been an amazing addition to the team.
Dr Nafis has been working in all different medical environments in Australia and Iran. Working as a GP for many years and is experienced in different general practice fields, with particular interest in women’s health, children’s health, dermatology and skin health.
When she’s not helping her patients She enjoys reading books, playing and listening to music, photography and spend time with Her family and friends.
Dr Nandhini Sivakumar MBBS FRACGP
Dr Sivakumar joins us from New Zealand where she had her own practice with her husband. Working between our surgery and one closer to her home and looking after her family Dr Sivakumar is a busy woman. Dr Sivakumar is brings her warm and friendly personality to Collingwood Park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Nandhini has interests in mental health and enjoys taking time to listen to her patients. If you are looking for a doctor who takes time to smell the roses book an appointment to see Dr Sivakumar.
Dr Emmanuel Phillip
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Camira Family Medical Centre
Dr Ravi Bathula MBBS
Dr Ravi joins us from the UK with over 13 years of experience in the field of clinical medicine under his belt.
Dr Ravi began his medical career in the UK and has since accumulated experience in Acute Medicine, Aged Care, Paediatrics, Women's Health, and Accident and Emergency Medicine. He undertook his General Practice Training with Kent Surrey and Sussex Deanery (google it).
Also interested in research, Dr Ravi has worked as an investigator for clinical trials as part of new drug development and is also the author of the book PLAB essentials.
When not working Dr Ravi takes interest in stage dramas and cricket.
Claim to fame: Dr Ravi was a part of a television show during his graduation days.
Dr Nilmini Thilakarathne
Dr Nilmini joins Camira Family Medical Centre with a background of working in hospitals for more than 15 years in Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia. She has experience in many fields including General Medicine, Accident & Emergency, Infectious Diseases, Geriatrics and Orthopaedics.
Dr Nilmini brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for excellence to our Camira Clinic. She enjoys all areas of General Practice, but has a special interest in General Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Infectious Diseases and Aged Care. She is a caring, compassionate and competent doctor who values listening to her patients and adores working in the community with continuity of care.
Our Nurse and Receptionist
The Courtyard Family Medical Centre
Dr Hesam Darouei
Dr Hesam is our newest GP to join our team at The Courtyard Family Medical Centre. He has previously worked in the Somerset, Springfield and Ipswich regions for more than 4 years.
Dr. Hesam graduated in 1996 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) as well as Australian Medical Council (AMC). He has experience in General Practice, Acute medicine, Cardiology, Respiratory Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Chronic disease mangement and office surgies with Diplomas from Oxford, George Washington and Denmark Universities.
Dr Hesam is interested in Skin cancer diagnosis and management. He has been awarded "certificate of dermoscopy" from Skin Cancer College of Australia and he dose skin cancer surgeries including flaps and grafts.
Dr. Hesam lives locally, has two children in local schools and loves spending time with them.
Dr. Hesam is interested in gardening and cooking, when he has spare time.
Dr Jyoti Gahlot
Dr Gahlots interests are chronic disease management, antenatal care, womens health including implanon, mental health and minor procedure.
Languages:English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi
Hobbies: Pottery, Painting, Cooking and Reading
Dr Julia Nicholas
Dr. Julia Nicholas is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners who joined the Kenmore practice after being at our Goodna practice for 2 years. She is am Australian-trained medical practitioners studying in Adelaide and Brisbane then gaining experience at the Royal Brisbane and Womens' Hospital and in General Practice. Dr Nicholas has worked in a number of general practice settings including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health clinics.
Dr Nicholas' interest areas include family medicine, musuloskeletal medicine, women's health and chronic disease. She also has a keen interest in dermatology. She has completed implanon insertion training.
Dr Nicholas enjoys exercising as well as spending time with her family and camping in the beautiful Australian outdoors.
Dr Paul Jip
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Dr Reza Heshmati
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Tori - RN
Sherwood Family Medical Centre and Skin Clinic
Dr Rohan Rao
Dr Rohan Rao MBBS, MRCGP, FRCGP
Dr Rohan Rao joins us from The Lake District in England. He trained as a GP in Lancaster. He is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
Dr Rao believes in holistic medicine and enjoys all aspects of General Practice with particular interests in Mental Health, Skin Medicine, ENT and Care of the Elderly. He has a great sense of humour, is compassionate and believes in not rushing his consultations with his patients. (Insider tip: don’t mention the cricket unless you have a couple of hours to stay and chat).
Outside of work, Dr Rao enjoys spending and quality time with his family, sampling local wine and food as well as the beautiful Queensland sunshine.
Dr Sarves Pensil
Dr Behnaz Khosrav
Qualifications: MD, FRACGP
Languages Spoke: English, Farsi
Areas of interest in General Practice: Women Health, Internal Medicine
Outside of work interests: Bush walking
Anything you love about working in General Practice: Lovely staff and colleagues and excellent patients
Our Nurse / Receptionist
Ipswich Skin Cancer and GP Clinic
Dr Sudeer Mahadeo
Dr Mahadeo is an extensively experienced general practitioner of South African origin. He can be found at our Ipswich centre. Dr Mahadeo has been practicing in the Goodna/Redbank area since 2006.
Dr Mahadeo has obtained his FRACGP here in Australia. He has an interest in skin cancer medicine, refugee health, mental health and general medicine.
Dr Mahadeo keeps the staff at our Ipswich centre on their toes with his energy, drive and sense of humor.
Languages spoken: English and Afrikaans
About our Receptionists
We have an ever changing, growing team of receptionists to greet you on your arrival. Our receptionists are so flexible they work between all our centres so you may get to meet all of them. Let them know you read about them on the internet...they like to feel famous.
TEAM LEADER - Collingwood Park Family Medical Centre
Ann works with us Mondays to Wednesdays. Ann is very helpful with a friendly and positive outlook. Ann started with us in 2011 and has kept reception running smoothly since then.
Come in and see Ann and her colourful nail polish.
TEAM LEADER - Goodna Family Medical Centre
you will find her mostly at our Goodna Store, but may be spotted at our other clinics time to time.
Alishia started her journey with us in 2013, She has 9 Years Experience in the Medical industry
a bubbly personality she is usually found working hard with a Smile and her coffee by her side.
Truc has joined our reception team while she studys her Bachelor of Medical Sonography/Dipolma of Medical Sonography at CQU.
She enjoys engaging with patients and learning new skills while eating her favourite food - fresh fruit.
Andrea has a Diploma in Practice Managment along with 25 years+ experience in General Practice. Working at Kenmore she enjoys greeting our patients and working within the friendly and supportive team.
When not hard at work at our Kenmore Centre, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, catching some rays in her garden or upsetting fish (fishing) and watching her children play baseball/softball.
On her wish list of things she would love to do are: having the time to read a book and being able to freeze a puppy in time but without the chewing and potty training.
Joining the team back in 2012
Cert III in Medical Reception
With her very friendly personality Hayley is found at our Goodna Clinic
She loves chocolate with "Kinder" being her fav
TEAM LEADER - Kenmore
CONGRATS Samantha on becoming the new Team leader at our Kenmore Clinic.
Samantha is very friendly and hard working. always wanting to learn more
We have also discovered her love for white chocolate :)
Mary joined us through the year, She is Sweet and great to have a chat too
Mostly found at the Goodna clinic but can be spotted at sherwood and kenmore
come say Hi :)
she is found everywhere, Helping us all out from Camira, Collingwood to Kenmore
she is extremeley helpful, so dont be shy to ask her for help :)
TEAM LEADER - Sherwood
Joining us back in 2012 Cameron can be seen minding the desk at sherwood, always up for a good chat, so come in and say hi to our wonderful Cameron
Dom is found at our sherwood clinic making sure the doctors are all working hard :)
Welcome to our team Tafa
She is enthusiastic and so eager to learn, we have loved her happy personality in the clinics
Studying Nursing - shes a busy bee
She is Friendly, outgoing, and wonderful to chat with
located at our Kenmore/Sherwood/Goodna clinics.
Other friendly faces
Jim the Accountant
You may bump into Jim at either of our centres walking around paperwork in hand and a smile on his face. He is a lovely, friendly gentleman who loves nothing more than a spreadsheet, hot chocolate and a piece of cake.
All our allied health professionals are available for visits under Enhanced Primary Care Plans or for private visits.
Dr Yvette - Acupuncturist
Dr Yvette Liu has over 20 years medical experience with Conventional and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Yvette has practiced as a Specialist Resident Doctor in Anshan General Hospital, China.
Yvette holds an Australian BHSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture and is registered with the Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
Yvette has exception skills reading Ancient Chinese literature and therefore has a very unique understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine Philosophy and its application.
Yvette treats not only the cause, she places equal emphasis on the body as a whole and works to re-establish the balance between body and mind.
Gary Ng - Dietitian
Gary Ng is an Accredited Practising Dietitian based at our Kenmore, Sherwood and Collingwood Park Medical Centres. He has interest in dietary management on diabetes, cardiovascular disease and weight loss. Useful tips and personalize advices are provided to work towards your health goals while supporting and motivating you throughout the treatment. Both private and EPC referrals (bulk billed) are available and call us today for your appointment.
We have psychologists available in our Camira, Sherwood and Kenmore Centres. Mental Health Care Plans are accepted with no out of pocket charge to you.
We have an Exercise Physiologist available at our Kenmore and Goodna Centres. All EPC referrals are bulk billed.
We have a physiotherapist at Courtyard, Camira and Sherwood Centres. EPC referrals are all Bulk Billed with no out of pocket charge to you.
Please phone your local centre to book an appointment with one of our dietitans. They accept EPC referral in addition to facilitating private visits.
Work with us
Are you a doctor looking for a friendly place to work?
We are looking for doctors to join our centres. VR and non VR positions available as we are AON and DWS. We offer modern facilities with full nurse support and a flexible committed team. Call Andrea on 07 3818 6299 or email@example.com for more details.
After hours positions are now available.
Are you a specialist looking for a room?
Take a look at our new Specialist Centre opening 2015 in Ipswich - East Street Specialist Centre
We also have space available in our Sherwood and Kenmore Centres for visiting medical specialists. Rooms are fully serviced with experienced reception and nurse support. Treatment room available for use if required. Handy to public transport, only 15 minutes from Brisbane and onsite parking.
Rooms would suit Dermatologist, Psychologist, Physician, Psychiatrist, Paediatrician etc with possibility of internal practice referrals.
Contact Andrea on 3818 6299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A little more about our Staff
What super power would you like to have?
Andrea: Ability to cure terminally ill children
Gary: Power of extraordinary memory
Alishia: Freeze time ( i could get so much done! or Sneak naps in haha)