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OUR TEAM

Dr Julie Burke

Dr Julie Burke graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985. She worked in metropolitan hospitals for 4 years, including a year as GP registrar in Paediatrics and Geriatric Medicine.

After working and traveling overseas (UK), Dr Burke settled in Central Queensland and commenced as a full time GP with Yeppoon Family Practice in 1994.

Dr Burke’s interest in Travel Medicine lead to the practice becoming a founding member of the Travel Medical Alliance in 2005. This is an essential service for Central Queensland as it allows patients access to up to date travel advice and kits for their travel plans.

Dr Burke also has a keen interest in women’s health and runs a special Women’s Health clinic at Yeppoon Family Practice.

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Dr Scott Cooling

Dr Scott Cooling graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 and obtained his Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2012.

He has had a long standing relationship with the Capricorn Coast community and has serviced their health needs for 15 years as the Medical Superintendent of the Yeppoon Hospital and the new Capricorn Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Dr Cooling became a Practice Partner of Yeppoon Family Practice in 2013. He loves general practice and has a special interest in sports medicine and skin cancer treatment.

Outside of work, he is a very busy husband and father to a large family and enjoys spending weekend time at numerous sporting events supporting his children.

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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 Kaverjit Gujral

Dr Kaverjit Gujral is working at the forefront of his field, employing state-of-the-art Integrative (Wellness) Medicine tools and techniques, along with the best of conventional medicine. Dr Kaverjit’s own wellness journey has made him particularly passionate about the incredible benefits of Integrative Medicine.

Doctor – Functional & Integrative Medicine
Integrative GP, specialising in autism spectrum disorders, mental health, pyrrole disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, gut health, thyroid disorders, bio-identical hormones, integrative cancer treatment, intravenous nutrient therapy, heavy metal toxicity, chronic pain management – Prolotherapy (American Academy of Musculoskeletal medicine), and Perineural injection treatment.

Member & Affiliation

  • Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practice
  • AIMA (Australian Integrative Medicine Association)
  • ACNEM (Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine)
  • ACMN (Australian College of Medical Nutrition)
  • American Academy of Anti-Ageing
  • Bio Balance Practitioner (Walsh Research Institute)
  • MINDD Forum Practitioner
  • FITGENES Practitioner (For Genetic profiling for healthy living & ageing)
  • Genostics Practitioner

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Dr Nick Wong

BSc, MBBS, AMC, MRCGP,  FRACGP, FACRRM

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 Julian Gregory

Dr Julian Gregory graduated from University of Queensland in 1977 and obtained his Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 1984.

He had practiced medicine in Yeppoon for 14 years before he became a Practice Partner in Yeppoon Family Practice in 1996. Dr Gregory has found it a privilege to look after the health needs of the Capricorn Coast community for 34 years.

Dr Gregory enjoys all areas of family medicine, however he has a special interest in men’s health, travel medicine, skin cancer surgery, aged persons health care, sports medicine and acupuncture.

He is a Nominated Medical Advisor for the mining industry Coal Board Medicals and enjoys teaching GP registrars and medical students.

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Dr Ted Milford

Dr Milford graduated from Melbourne University in 1975. He has a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology which he obtained in 1981 and is a Fellow of Australian College of Remote Medicine.

Dr Milford worked in Melbourne as a GP Obstetrician until 1995 when he and his family moved north to the Capricorn Coast. He has lived and practiced in the community for the past 20 years, initially at Emu Park, then Yeppoon and Zilzie.

Dr Milford enjoys all areas of general practice but has a special interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Dr Beth Skilbeck

Dr Skilbeck is a part time Australian GP, sharing her time between Zilzie and Yeppoon practices.

Dr Skilbeck graduated from the University of Liverpool UK in 1992. Her General Practice training was gained in the UK with a Royal College Membership of General Practitioners. She has obtained Diplomas in child health, minor surgery, family planning and obstetrics with gynaecology.

Dr Skilbeck fell in love with Australia when she was working as a GP locum on the Gold Coast in 1998. She has spent 11 years working as a GP in Sarina, before moving to Yeppoon.

Dr Skilbeck sees herself a traditional family doctor with special interest in women’s health, IUD insertion, mental health and minor surgery. She is a GP registrar supervisor and contracted by James Cook University to assess the training of the local registrars.

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Dr Nick Hinds

Dr. Nick Hinds graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008 after spending much of his training in rural Queensland. He obtained Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2012.  Nick has a keen interest in all aspects of general practice, including preventative medicine. He has undertaken further post-graduate training in skin cancer and aesthetic medicine and believes in a holistic approach to patient care and has completed training with the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and Institute of Functional Medicine.

When he is not working  he enjoys  spending time with his young family and trying to find time to …swim, cycle and run in preparation for his next Triathlon.

 

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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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Dr Neel Chitre

Dr Neel Chitre joined the practice in 2017. Dr Neel currently works in Yeppoon Family Practice and The Family Practice (Zilzie) under the GP Registrar Program.

Dr Neel enjoys all aspects of general practice, and has a special interest in Skin.

Having lived in Central Queensland for a number of years, Dr Neel is committed to providing quality care for the local community.

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Dr Daniel Thambiraj

Dr Daniel Thambiraj hails from Canada and is an Australian medical graduate from Queensland. Dr Daniel joined the Yeppoon Family Practice team in 2019 as an advanced GP Registrar. He is in the Family Medicine pathway and has set a focus for patient education in health management.

Dr Daniel is an active community member and has served as Rockhampton’s Ambassador for the Going Places Network, advocating General Practice for patients and for colleagues. Dr Daniel also majored in History and has a Master’s degree in Education from the United States of America.

Raised a global-nomad, Dr Daniel enjoys diversity, from family to acquaintances. He is a global sports fan, and an avid musician who enjoys occasional jamming sessions.

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Dr Patrice Callaghan

Dr Patrice Callaghan graduated from Griffith University in 2012 and joined the Yeppoon Family Practice and The Family Practice (Zilzie) in January 2015 as a General Practice Registrar.

Although Dr Callaghan enjoys all aspects of family medicine she has a special interest in chronic disease management and mental health.

Dr Callaghan is a very busy wife and mother, who enjoys stand-up paddle boarding in her spare time.

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Dr George Seifert

Dr George Seifert joined the Yeppoon Family Practice team  in 2017 and is currently working in Yeppoon Family Practice and The Family Practice (Zilzie).

After many years of hospital based medicine, Dr Seifert decided to specialise in General Practice and is currently completing the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners training requirements. The Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) is a specialist general practice qualification accredited by the Australian Medical Council.

Dr Seifert is passionate about quality medicine and as a local Central Queenslander, is keen stay in the area long term to meet the health needs of our growing community.

 

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