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 Dolly Kothari

Dr Dolly is currently training to achieve Royal Australian College of General Practitioner’s Fellowship. 

Prior to taking up her GP training, she gained her medical, surgical, paediatric and Emergency medicine training at various Brisbane hospitals including Gold Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, Ipswich Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital.

Dr Dolly then worked as a rural GP based at Berri (South Australia) and at more recently at Jimboomba.  

Dr Dolly’s special interest lies in Paediatrics and she has completed a diploma in child health. She also has passion for women’s health and enjoy men’s health.

In her time off from work she enjoys family time, soft music, gardening and yoga. 

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. Ravi Bathula


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. Dr Ravi speaks fluent English and Telugu.

Dr Juni Jobson

Dr Chungath Juni Jobson (Juni) completed his MBBS from India 1995 then went on to have a very diverse career. His first three years as a doctor spent working in the niche field of leprosy (Hansen’s Disease), he underwent WHO training in dermatology and ophthalmology related to Hansen’s Disease. Then he went on to do a Fellowship in Accident and Emergency Medicine and a Master’s in general surgery at the world-renowned Christian Medical College Hospital Vellore. While working here, he was awarded a visiting Scholarship to Stanford University Medical Centre in California USA and International College of Surgeon in Chicago USA . After returning from the USA, he worked as a General Surgeon in rural India for 4 years. He calls himself “a very general surgeon” due to the shear variety of things he had to do in rural India.  He has travelled extensively.  The family relocated to Australia in 2008.

He worked as a Registrar in Emergency Medicine/Psychiatry and Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Brisbane and then as a Senior Medical Officer in Emergency Department in various hospital in SE Queensland. Currently, he is a Dual trainee with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. He has worked for Life Flight (formerly Care flight) and Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) .  Over the next few years, he plans to transition to full-time General Practice. His interests include minor procedures, emergencies, and skin cancer. Besides this, he is interested in Mental Health and whole-person care.

His other passion are teaching, bike riding and going for long walks in the Australian bush!


MS (General Surgery)
Diploma in Computer Sciences
Fellowship in Accident and Emergency Medicine


Registrar member of Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Senior Medical Officer- Emergency Medicine Gladstone Hospital
Member: Skin Cancer College
Associate Lecturer University of Queensland School of Medicine

Additional Completed Courses

Level 1 Mental Health skills training

Courses in Progress

Certificate in Dermatoscopy
Fellowship in Emergency Medicine
Registrar Independent Pathway -ACRRM

Special interests include.

Primary care

Skin cancer management
Mental Health
Minor Surgical procedures

Preventive Health

Dr Justin Wong

Dr Justin Wong graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011.  He gained extensive hospital experience at the Rockhampton Base and Gold Coast University hospitals prior to his journey into General Practice.  He has completed the RACGP examinations and is on track to obtain fellowship (FRACGP).  Justin is a native of Canada and speaks fluent English as well as Cantonese.  Prior to medicine, he was an electrical and computer engineer and worked on the oilsands of Northern Canada and the Scottish deepwater Schiehallion oilfields.

Dr David Lawlor

Dr. David A. Lawlor BSc (hons); MB BCh BAO; LRCP & SI; PhD

University Qualifications

BSc (hons) in Applied Chemistry, with First Class Honours
PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry
MB BCh BAO LRCP & SI from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with honours


Registrar member of Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Additional Completed Courses

Professional Certificate of General Dermatology from HealthCert Education
Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine from Skin Cancer College of Australasia
Level 1 Mental Health skills training with Royal Australian College of General practitioners RACGP
Specialized general practice anesthetist via Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia (JCCA)

Courses in Progress

Sydney Child Health Program (current enrolment)

Dr. Lawlor entered medical school having completed a PhD in physical organic chemistry in University College Dublin. He graduated, with honours, from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland graduate entry medical school in 2012. Following graduation, he completed terms in general surgery, vascular surgery, general medicine, and geriatric medicine. He then spent several years in Ireland working in the areas of intensive care medicine, anaesthesia, cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic intensive care. He then moved to Sydney Adventist Hospital intensive care unit where he worked in intensive care medicine for 18 months before moving to Gold Coast and completing a further 18 months of anaesthesia work.

He has experience in public and private healthcare systems both in Australia and Ireland. Currently he is pursuing fellowships with both the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. In addition, he is a qualified general practice anaesthesia practitioner with the joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia (JCCA).

Special interests include

Primary care dermatology & skin cancer management
Mental Health
Perioperative care
Mens health
Pain management
Chronic Disease Management

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


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


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