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OUR TEAM

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 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 also runs a Medical Weight Management program from Complete Skin Solutions in Rockhampton.

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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 Practice Partner at the Yeppoon Family Practice in 1996.

Dr Wong is a father of four very musical and medical children.  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.

Qualifications – BSc, MBBS, AMC, MRCGP,  FRACGP, FACRRM

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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 working out of  Yeppoon Family Practice in 1994. Dr Burke is now a Practice Partner.

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 Debra Ibbotson

Dr Debra Ibbotson graduated medicine from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997 and obtained her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General practice in 2010.

She worked in her own private practice in Africa before making the decision to move to Australia with her family in 2008.

Dr Ibbotson has practiced medicine in Emu Park since 2008. She enjoys all facets of general practice with a special interest in women’s health and treatment of skin conditions.

Outside of work, Dr Ibbotson is a very busy wife and mother and enjoys outdoor activities, running and spending time with family.

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Dr Hein Htun

Dr Hein graduated from Myanmar in 2011 and then he moved to Jamaica. Dr Hein spent 7 years in Jamaica working in both hospital settings and primary care.  He arrived in Australia 3 and half years ago and enjoys living in Queensland.

Dr Hein enjoys road trips and outdoor activities.  His favorite sports are soccer and table tennis.

His special interests are

  • Chronic disease management
  • Men’s Health
  • Geriatrics
  • Children’s health

Hein is fluent in English and Burmese language.  Dr Hein works across both Emu Park and Yeppoon locations.

Qualifications – MBBS

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Dr Eirik Ytterland

Dr Eirik is from Norway and graduated from Poznan University of Medical Science in 2012.  He completed an internship and GP training in regional / rural Norway and spent 1 year in the oncology / palliative care ward in a regional hospital.  Dr Eirik was a partner in two practices in Norway and completed his GP specialist training gaining his fellowship in 2018.  He enjoys all areas of general practice with a special interest in chronic disease management, men’s health, minor surgery (skin) and acute care.

Most of Dr Eirik’s spare time is filled with “family fun time” with his wife and 3 young children who seized the opportunity and made the move to Australia for a new adventure in September 2021. Other then family time he can be found enjoying sport, especially football (soccer), but anything that involves a ball.

Currently Dr Eirik is working from our Emu Park Practice.

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Dr Jorien Meijer

Dr Jo joined the Family Practice Emu Park in Jan 2022.  Dr Jo welcomes new and existing patient.

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Dr Brenda Nathanson

Dr Nathanson qualified at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2003. After completing her internship and community service in South Africa she moved to the UK in 2006 working in General Practice, A&E and Mental health. She went on to become a partner in a GP practice in London where she worked for 10 years before moving to Australia in 2018. She joined the Family Practice in November 2019 and enjoys all aspects of general practice with a special interest in women’s health and mental health. She completed her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology through the Royal College in London and is working towards gaining her Australian GP fellowship. When she is not spending time with her husband and 2 young children, she can be found reading, cooking or buying makeup.

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