Dr. Amir Abbas

MBBS, BSc, DipChHlth, DipSkinCancerMed, DipDerm

Lecturer, Griffith University, QLD
Senior Teaching Fellow, Bond University, QLD
Diploma in Skin cancer Medicine, Skin Cancer College Australasia
Diploma in Dermatology, Australian Institute Of Dermatology
Diploma in Child health, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Dr Abbas graduated from King Edward Medical College in 2006. AMC training was completed from Central & Northern Adelaide Health Network in 2010. He completed Basic Physician training RACP (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) in Adult Medicine in 2013. He has worked in various Metro & regional hospitals across Australia & got extensive experience in General medicine, Aged care & geriatrics, Palliative care, Cardiology, Respiratory & Sleep medicine, Emergency medicine & General Practice.

He is currently doing postgraduate studies in leadership & management and Public health from Griffith University.

Special interests:

Paediatrics, Preventive medicine, Chronic Disease Management (Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Metabolic Disorders, Hypertension, Hepato-biliary disorders, Cardiovascular disease), Mental Health, Nutrition & Weight Reduction, Smoking Cessation, Chronic & Musculoskeletal pain & Aged care.

 

Research interests:

Cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases in general population.
Cardio-Respiratory preventive medicine & public health.

Dr. Araceli Arreza

Dr Araceli Arreza graduated from University of the East (Quezon City) Philippines. Dr Araceli has her Australian Medical Council Certificate and has been practising in Australia since 2005.

Special interests include:

Paediatrics, chronic disease and women’s health.

Dr. Dayman Steptoe

B.S.c, MBBS (2009)

Dr Steptoe graduated from Notre Dame University, WA in 2009. Dr Dayman comes from a background in genetics and specialised forensics, Dr Steptoe has worked with multiple agencies around the world as a forensic DNA & bone expert before undertaking further medical training in Australia. Although he spent a number of years working as a doctor in various emergency and surgical rotations around Australia, Dr Steptoe now lives locally on a rural property. He was born and bred in the country and has a lifelong passion for the Australian Outback and respects the “wonderful people that live there”. Dr Steptoe has made a firm commitment to help the local people of our area however he can, and brings to our community a much needed special interest in skin cancer surgery

Dr. Thirun Yogasivam

Dr Yogasivam is a graduate of Madurai Kamray University of Medical Science and also completed his post graduate general practice training in the United Kingdom.

Special Interests include:

Diabetes, chronic pain, psychiatry & aged care.

Dr. Dipti Paul

Dr Paul is a graduate of Dhaka University in Bangladesh

Special Interests include:

Women’s Health, Chronic Disease, Family Planning and Paediatrics.

Dr. Ruth Ducommun

Dr Ruth grew up in Toowoomba where she completed her Biomedical Science Degree at USQ and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery through Griffith University with initial training in Logan Hospital. She spent two years at Princess Alexandra Hospital, particularly enjoying Endocrinology (Diabetes management) and Dermatology (Skin cancers), as well as enjoying some time in Emergency at QEII hospital.  

She has worked as a GP in both Dalby and Blackbutt and enjoys the rural lifestyle.

Her special interests are Women’s Health, Paediatrics with a diploma in Child health and diagnosis and treatment of Skin Cancers.

Dr. Pedram Kavand

AHPRA General Registration Member of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Dr Pedram has extensive experience in different fields of General Practice, Skin cancer Musculoskeletal /Chronic Diseases (Diabetes,Asthma,COPD,Metabolic Diseases),Mental Health, Chronic Pain management Weight Management and Smoking Cessation. 

Dr. Shani Mendis

Dr Shani Mendis graduated from Manipal College of Medical Sciences Nepal. Dr Shani has her Australian Medical Council Certificate and has been practicing in Australia since 2013. She has spent 2 years practicing Emergency Medicine and Cardiology at The Prince Charles Hospital. Previous to this she was working at Campbelltown Hospital NSW doing Emergency medicine and Respiratory medicine.

Special interests include- Chronic Disease, Women’s Health, Mental Health and Aged Care.

Dr. Sarwat Sardar

MBBS, Dip in Child Health

Dr Sarwat SARDAR  is a female GP who has joined Beaudesert Family Practice since August 2018. She has had experience in all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in women’s health, kids health, antenatal checkups  and chronic disease management. She is able to provide you with general health checks such as breast examinations and pap smears. Dr Sardar can also perform Implanon® insertions and removals and IUD removals.

Kate Dean } Exercise Physio

Kate Dean lives locally with her family, and as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist provides a professional, supportive and caring environment for patients with a patient care plan (EPC), Workcover, Dept. Veterans Affairs, NDIS or private appointments which can be covered by private health.

Kate has been in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years. Her interests are broad and have grown to include people living with serious health conditions and injury such as back pain and neck pain, and in particular people with multiple comorbidities such as: Arthritis, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Kidney Disease, CVD, Diabetes, Dystonia, Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), COPD such as Asthma and Emphysema, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Dyslipidemia’s such as Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Lifestyle change to increase health and wellness, Rehabilitation, Joint pain/injury, Pre and Post-Pregnancy, Post-Physiotherapy, Stroke rehabilitation, Sports specific training for improving performance, Sports Injury Recovery and Prevention, Type 2 Diabetes, Weight management, Work Injury and Rehabilitation.

At an appointment with Kate you will receive specialist care, developing an appropriate plan with education specific to your condition/s that will be tailored to suit your individual needs. Kate also operates Hydrotherapy sessions twice weekly and regular group sessions for those with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus that are Medicare funded

Laura Gardner

Psychologist

Laura Gardner is a clinical psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency APRHA and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists.  Laura has a Master of Clinical Psychology (graduated in 2006) as well as a Graduate Diploma in Child Psychotherapy. Laura has worked in community health settings and has been in private practice since 2008. Special interests include working with children, as well as anxiety and trauma recovery for adults.

Laura Gardner is Beaudesert Family Practice’s visiting psychologist. Laura can assist with a wide range of issues including: Depression and Anxiety, Phobias, Grief and Loss, Substance Abuse, Physical, Mental and Sexual Abuse Recovery, Trauma, Parenting Issues, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Young People, General Mental Health.

Laura’s treatment approach includes: Cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness training, interpersonal therapy as well as assertiveness skill training, relaxation, stress and anger management, and communication skills.

Aleksa Gagic

Dietician

Accredited Practising Dietitian | Aleksa Gagic
BHlthSc (Nut & Diet) (Hons), APD, AN
Aleksa is a skilled dietitian who believes nutrition advice and health change should always be evidence-based, patient-centred, and individualised. He is committed to helping people make realistic diet and lifestyle changes and does not believe in ‘fad diets’ or ‘quick fixes’; strongly believing sustainable health change and optimal wellbeing requires consistency and long-term commitment. He works closely with the client to ensure they are empowered and motivated for change.  Aleksa is keen to utilise his expertise to develop an individually tailored plan to help you get great results and achieve your health goals.

Aleksa has completed his studies in Nutrition and Dietetics (graduating with honours) and has worked closely with a wide variety of clients across all age groups. His speciality areas include: weight loss, chronic disease management (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), muscle mass building, IBS management, and gut health. Aleksa also has a keen interest in sports nutrition and is working towards completing additional qualifications to become an Accredited Sports Dietitian.

After Hours Doctor

After Hours

In an extreme emergency, such as breathing difficulties, non-relenting chest pain or a profusely bleeding wound Call 000 - and ask for an ambulance.

For all other health concerns outside normal hours you can contact After Hours Doctor on 07 5543 0252