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Dr Dean Slawson

Dr Dean Slawson graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. He completed his resident training on the Sunshine Coast including 2 years as a surgical registrar in General Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery. After 6 months of travel, he settled in Central Queensland in 2016 to complete General Practice training. He joined The Family Practice (Emu Park) in 2017 and obtained fellowship of the RACGP later that year. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a particular interest in skin cancer medicine, men’s health, chronic disease management and preventive Health care.

Outside of work he enjoys travel, music, surfing and spending time with his family. He has tried to get into fishing since moving to the Capricorn Coast, even buying a boat, but seems to lack the necessary skills to do well. Any tips from patients are welcome.

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Dr James Sprouster

Dr James Sprouster completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia and worked at hospitals in Perth and NSW. In 2015 he moved to Theodore where he worked for 2 years and achieved his Fellowship to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Sprouster has been working in Central Queensland for a number of years now, including Yeppoon Family Practice. While this may not make him a ‘local’ by Central Queensland standards, he has made the decision to permanently relocate to the Capricorn Coast.

Dr Sprouster will be starting at The Family Practice (Emu Park) from 19 August 2019.

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Dr Michael Donohue

Dr Michael Donohue graduated from the University of Queensland in 1978 and has a Post-Graduate Diploma from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist. He is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

Dr Donohue joined the Yeppoon Family Practice as a Practice Partner in 1986 and has provided care for the Capricorn Coast community for over 30 years.

Dr Donohue has held numerous medical appointments over his general practice career, including Lecturer for the University of Queensland – Rural Clinical school and is currently a Queensland Government Medical Officer.

He has shared his wealth of general practice knowledge and skills as an educator and supervisor for medical students and Registrars since 1986.

Whilst enjoying every aspect of general practice, Dr Donohue has a particular interest in men’s health, geriatrics, cardiovascular disease, as well as sports and musculo-skeletal medicine.

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Dr Nicholas Wong


Dr Nick Wong is a University of London graduate (Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School 1988).  After studying and training as a General Practitioner in the UK, he travelled to Queensland, Australia and was employed with Queensland Health.  He served 4 years as a solo Medical Superintendent at Yeppoon Hospital before becoming a principle at the Yeppoon Family Practice in 1996.

Dr Wong is a father of four very musical and medical kids.  He enjoys farming and music.  He has a passion to bring on the next generation of medical practitioners and is dedicated to his work on the Capricorn coast.

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Dr Geraldine Young

Dr Geraldine Young graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982. Dr Young joined Dr Donohue at Yeppoon Family Practice as a Practice Partner in 1992 and is pleased with the way the practice has developed in size and service to the Capricorn Coast Community.

In 1995 Dr Young completed her Fellowship at the Royal College of General Practice.

Dr Young has a special interest in Women’s Health and since the practice purchased Complete Skin Solutions has specialised in Fractional Ablative Laser Rejuvenation to treat a wide range of skin conditions including skin damage, pigmentation, acne scaring and benign skin lesions.

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Dr Rupert Savariar

Dr Rupert Savariar joined The Family Practice group in 2014 and became one of the Practice Partners in 2018.

Dr Rupert Savariar is a graduate from the University of Queensland and obtained his Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2015, while working at Yeppoon Family Practice.

Dr Savariar enjoys all areas of general practice, and has a special interest in family medicine and skin.

With additional qualifications in Skin Cancer Surgery and General Dermatology, Dr Savariar has gained advanced skills in Dermatology, Skin Checks, Skin Cancer Surgery (including advance flaps and graft repairs), Cosmetic Injectables, Fractional Laser Skin Treatments and Sclerotherapy (treatment for veins).

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Dr Donna McClymont

Dr Donna McClymont graduated from the University of Queensland in 1976 and has practiced in and around Rockhampton since then.

Dr McClymont is now enjoying the sea change at Emu Park. She works at The Family Practice Emu Park a few days a week and her special interest is women’s health.

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Dr Rhowena Yabut Perumal

Dr Rhowena Yabut-Perumal graduated with a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the Philippines with vast postgraduate experience in general medicine both in the Philippines and in Australia.

Dr Yabut-Perumal joined Yeppoon Family Practice in 2018 under the Rural Training Pathway of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has a Diploma in Child Health from The University of Sydney and enjoys all aspects of child health. She also has a particular interest in the care of complex chronic adult medical conditions.

Away from work, Dr Yabut-Perumal enjoys quality time with her family as a mother of two young children and surrounds herself with all facets of music.

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