Dr Fiona Raciti
Dr Maria Boulton
Dr Ayodhya Jayasinghe
Dr Augustine Lyu
Dr Emma Morgan
Dr Anne Nixon
Dr Angela Smith
Dr Norman Dawes
Dr Craig Schmeider
Dr Alison Green
Dr Tarn Montagu
Dr Lai Shan Lowe
Dr Francesca Tardent
Dr Huddy Fuller
Dr Ruchika Luhach
Dr Nina Sandford
Dr Susan Luu
Dr Pete Bowstead
Dr Tara Hillister
Dr Drew Mattsson
Dr Celine Gol
Dr Claire Morrow
Dr Jessica van den Heuvel
Dr Reena Masih
Dr Amber Kimmins
Dr Vee Maliyasena
Dr Andrew Chang
As a Brisbane based GP and co-founder of the award-winning Family Doctors Plus in Windsor, Dr Fiona Raciti is passionate about delivering patient-centred, holistic medical care and an avid advocate of owner- operated General Practice as the best way to achieve it.
Helping the next generation of GPs to become independent, quality practitioners is particularly important to Fiona, so she teaches GP registrars, engaging them fully in the day-to-day life of her practice and supporting them as they tackle the numerous issues and volatility currently facing the profession.
In addition, with the outstanding success of Family Doctors Plus in Windsor and overwhelming endorsement from her clients, Fiona and her colleague, Dr Maria Boulton, are opening a second clinic to offer best practice services to a broader community. Empowering people to take charge of their own health and well-being is her driving ethos and she considers encouraging young doctors to actively participate in the ‘business’ of medicine equally important.
Fiona is proud to be part of a supported, committed and collegiate team which thrives in a workplace that actively focuses on providing continuity of care for all patients and all staff.
Fiona is a General Practice Representative on the AMA Queensland Council. She also sits on the AMAQ Council of General Practice.
Regularly invited to speak at conferences, Fiona enjoys adding her voice to the advocacy of Australia’s General Practitioners and helping to keep their interests in the public and government’s line of sight.
Family Doctors Plus Medical Centre is conveniently located near Brisbane Inner North Brisbane Inner Northern Suburbs and CBD including:
Dr Maria Boulton has enjoyed working in general practice and occupational health for almost two decades. She completed her medical degree at The University of Queensland in 2002 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
Dr Maria does not have the capacity to take on new patients. However, there are other experienced GPs who can assist new patients.
Dr Maria is experienced in all aspects of general practice. She has also worked in Queensland hospitals. Dr Maria’s interests include women’s, men’s, children’s, occupational and travel health. She is experienced in skin cancer screening and management. Dr Maria has always enjoyed working with babies, children and young adults, all the more so since starting her own family. She has a special interest in the management of food allergies, eczema, anaphylaxis and asthma in children. Dr Maria has provided education sessions on asthma, puberty, anaphylaxis and menopause to community groups and primary schools.
Dr Maria is passionate about preventive medicine, continuity of care and ongoing education. Dr Maria values good communication between patients, doctors, allied health providers and non GP specialists and works together with experienced healthcare professionals to improve her patients’ wellbeing.
Dr Maria’s book Mum’s Guide to Pregnancy was published in 2017. This book is a summary of the up-to-date, practical medical advice that she is known for, delivered in her warm and caring manner. Dr Maria’s book aims to empower parents with the knowledge they need to help them through the pregnancy rollercoaster and be well informed on how to improve their health and their baby’s health.
Dr Maria completed the Healthcert Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Professional Certificate of Clinical Procedures and is experienced in skin cancer screening and management. She completed the Monash University Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine Short Course and is a qualified AMA (Appointed Medical Advisor) and is able to perform work / pre-employment / coal / mineral mine and quarry medicals (both Queensland and NSW mine medicals) and provide all travel vaccinations.
Dr Maria is a member of the AICD (GAICD), Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Australian Medical Association (AMA), Queensland Medical Women’s Society, Australian GP Alliance, Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine and a founding member of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association. She is a registered Appointed Medical Advisor for the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines and Coal Services NSW.
Dr Maria is the current President of AMA Queensland, past Chair of the AMA Queensland Committee of General Practice and member of the AMA Queensland Council since 2019. She is a past member of the RACGP REC Funding and Health System Reform Group, the RACGP Business Sustainability Working Group and the RACGP Private Practice Owner’s Steering Committee. She is a past Director of the Australian GP Alliance. She is the past Vice President of the Queensland Medical Women’s Society.
Dr Maria is an experienced public speaker, conference keynote speaker and sought-after medical commentator, regularly featuring in mainstream media. Dr Maria is a passionate advocate for the medical and wider community including during the COVID-19 pandemic on issues such as PPE supply for healthcare workers, Telehealth Medicare rebates and increased funding for mental health.
Dr Maria has been invited to speak at various conferences/meetings by the AMA and AMA Queensland, RACGP, Ikigai Women and Medicine, Australian Federation of Medical Women and has featured in the RACGP podcast Generally Speaking.
Dr Maria and Dr Fiona Raciti were awarded the 2017 Queensland Telstra Business of the Year and New Business of the Year. Dr Maria was named one of the 100 Faces of Small Business Queensland for 2018. She was a finalist in the 2018 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Award in the Businessperson of the Year category.
Dr Maria is happily married with two children (Family Doctors Plus is her third child) and enjoys boating and reading in her spare time.
Dr Maria cares for her own patients at Family Doctors Plus.
by Dr. Maria Boulton
Mum’s Guide to Pregnancy is an informative guide for expecting parents. As you read through this book you feel like you are sitting with a very caring, compassionate and very well informed friend who is holding your hand every step of the way. All those questions you have buzzing around in your mind are all set out in this book with thoughtful and well researched answers. A must read for all parents-to-be and new parents.
Family Doctors Plus Medical Centre is conveniently located near Brisbane Inner North Brisbane Inner Northern Suburbs and CBD including:
Glen Evangelista is a co-owner and commercial manager for Family Doctors Plus, assisting the business with new clinic acquisitions throughout Australia.
Glen is a registered podiatrist who founded Balance Podiatry in 2002, scaling the brand to 11 clinics and shoe stores throughout Queensland, Darwin and Perth. Glen also co-founded iOrthotics, now world leaders in 3D printed custom made orthotics.
In 2016, Balance Podiatry group merged with My FootDr podiatry clinics, creating Australia’s largest podiatry company. In this period through to listing on the ASX (Healthia Limited : HLA) in 2018, Glen was the Chief Operations Officer and Commercial Manager for the group. From 2018 to 2021, Glen was in a fulltime Commercial role acquiring clinics, opening new clinic sites, and managing the leasing portfolio for the podiatry division.
Healthia Limited continues to grow rapidly, now operating over 300 podiatry, physiotherapy, specialist hand therapy, and optometry clinics throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Glen has extensive experience in multi-site allied health service delivery, business and operational management, mergers and acquisitions, commercial tenancy leasing, orthotic manufacturing (including 3D printing), and footwear retailing.
Family Doctors Plus Medical Centre is conveniently located near Brisbane Inner North Brisbane Inner Northern Suburbs and CBD including:
Dr Ayodhya Jayasinghe is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of
General Practitioners and completed her fellowship training in Brisbane,
Gympie and Noosa. Dr Jayasinghe grew up in Canberra and completed her
degrees in Medical Science and Medicine at the Australian National
University. She has worked in various hospitals in South East Queensland
including the Mater Adult, Mater Children's and Mater Mother's Hospitals in
Brisbane, the Nambour General Hospital and the Noosa Hospital. Having
recently relocated from Noosa with her family, she is excited to join the
wonderful team at Family Doctors Plus. Dr Jayasinghe enjoys all areas of
general practice and welcomes anyone with concerns about their health, with
an emphasis on women of all ages, ante and post-natal health, reproductive
health and children's health. She believes passionately in the importance of
clear communication in the doctor-patient relationship, and providing
thorough high quality health care and education for both treatment and
prevention of disease. Dr Jayasinghe looks forward to working in partnership
with her patients to improve their health and well-being in a relaxed,
understanding and non-judgemental environment. Dr Ayodhya Jayasinghe operates her own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Augustine Lyu will be commencing at Family Doctors Plus on Monday 23rd January 2023.
Dr Augustine Lyu grew up in New Zealand and completed a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science at the University of Auckland. He then moved to Queensland to complete his medical degree at the University of Queensland.
He worked at The Prince Charles Hospital in Chermside prior to entering general practice, gaining experience in a broad range of specialties.
Dr Augustine enjoys all aspects of General Medical practice and looking after people from all walks of life.
In his spare time you will find him sourcing ingredients and tinkering in the kitchen.
Emma will be joining the Family Doctors Plus team on Monday, the 23rd of January 2023.
Dr Emma completed her Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery in 2017 from the University of Queensland. She subsequently worked in Cairns Hospital before returning to Brisbane to work at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, where she experienced a range of medical and surgical specialties, with a particular interest in dermatology.
She enjoys all aspects of general practice and is looking forward to joining the team at Family Doctors Plus
Dr Anne Nixon MBBAO Bch (Ireland) FRACGP
Dr Anne Nixon has worked in general practice for 41 years having come to Australia from Ireland in 1976. She completed her medical degree with honours in University College Dublin, Ireland with a Bachelor of medicine and obstetrics. She completed her internship and registrarship at the Mackay Base hospital and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian college of General Practitioners in 1992. In 1994 she built Pioneer Medical Centre in Mackay and worked in all aspects of General and preventative medicine with six other GPS for the next 40 years.
She is experienced in children’s health, ante natal care, gynaecology, women’s health, insertion and removal of contraceptive implants and pap smears. She is also experienced in skin cancer screening performing excisions and diathermy.
Her special interest is in natural hormone balance in both women and men and has 25 years’ experience in treating menopause in both sexes. She also offers phone and telehealth menopause consultations all over Australia. She is one of the few doctors in Brisbane with experience in natural HRT and compounded hormones.
She has worked for some time in Africa and in Papua New Guinea. Dr Anne is passionate about all aspects of patient care and treats medicine in a holistic way with emphasis on nutrition, mental health and preventative care. In 2016 she moved to Brisbane to be close to family and grandchildren and looks forward to bringing years of experience to Family Drs Plus in a part time capacity. Dr Anne Nixon operates her own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Angela Smith graduated from Griffith University in 2010 and went on to work at various major hospitals in Brisbane before completing her Fellowship in General Practice. Angela worked as Occupational Therapist for several years prior to commencing her medical degree. Angela enjoys all aspects of General Practice with a particular interest in child and adolescent health, women’s health, preventative and general medicine. Angela is down to earth and thorough in her approach to patient’s and their health and has a genuine interest in supporting patients on their journey to achieving better health outcomes. In her spare time Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children and keeping active. Dr Angela Smith operates her own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus
GP, Diploma in Occupational Medicine
Dr Norman Dawes graduated from Birmingham University in the UK before embarking on a general practice career in Worcestershire. In addition, he undertook work in Emergency Medicine and Occupational Medicine, obtaining a Diploma in Occupational Medicine in 1997. He has a special interest in occupational health.
Dr Dawes migrated with his family to Australia in 2004 and settled in Mackay. He attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2004 and became an Australian Citizen in 2006. He helped set up North Mackay Medical later to be renamed Occupational Health Alliance. He enjoys all aspects of general practice. He is experienced in the field of occupational medicine including coal mine medicals, pre-employment medicals, AMSA medicals, driving medicals, work cover, return to work and injury management. He is a registered AMA with the Qld Health Surveillance Unit and is registered to perform Qld and NSW Coal Medicals and Qld Mineral Mine and Quarry Medicals. We welcome Dr Norman Dawes to both our team at Family Doctors Plus and Corporate Doctors Plus. Dr Norman Dawes operates his own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Craig Schmeider completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 2008 with an Army scholarship and worked at both the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital before entering general practice training. Craig completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2013. Prior to studying Medicine, he worked as an Army Environmental Health Officer in the fields of public health and preventive medicine and has worked as an Army Doctor and Environmental Health Officer throughout Australia and Internationally.
Craig has a special interest in skin cancer medicine. He has completed a Masters of Skin Cancer Medicine through the University of Queensland and is an accredited skin cancer doctor with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. Craig has completed a Certificate of Clinical Occupational Medicine through Monash University and is comfortable working in all aspects of general practice. His other areas of interest include sports medicine, paediatrics, travel medicine, occupational medicine, women’s, men’s and adolescent health and he has completed the National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health.
Craig is married with four children, is a Reds Rugby tragic and enjoys travel. Craig welcomes new patients of all ages. Dr Craig Schmeider operates his own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Alison Green enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has an enthusiastic, empathic and evidence-based approach. She has a particular interest in Antenatal Shared Care and Paediatrics, and has a Diploma of Child Health which complements her Fellowship in General Practice. Further key interests and experience include preventative health care, especially assessing and addressing cardiovascular risk, as well as coordination of care for conditions such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Chronic Kidney Disease. She has worked in General Practice on the northside of Brisbane since 2015. Dr Green grew up in Toowoomba, is a graduate of the University of Queensland, and maintains strong ties to the University, as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine. Outside of medicine, she enjoys adventures with her active young family, gardening, and travel. Dr Alison Green operates her own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Tarn Montagu completed his medical degree in 2014 at Western Sydney University. Dr Montagu completed his internship & residency at Blacktown Hospital, then entered Emergency Medicine training at Concord Hospital where he worked for several years, before seeing the light and moving to Brisbane in early 2019. In Brisbane he worked at The Prince Charles Hospital in the Emergency Department until he decided to make the move into General Practice, where he achieved his fellowship in 2021.
While Dr Montagu enjoys seeing patients of all ages and backgrounds, he has a particular interest in weight management & obesity medicine. If you have weight problems it can seem like no matter which diet or exercise program you try, nothing seems to help keep weight off consistently. We often hear that losing weight is just a matter of “eating less and exercising more”, when in reality it is a much more complex equation involving medical, genetic, epigenetic, hormonal and environmental factors.
Dr Montagu understands that trying to lose weight without the right help can be a disappointing, unmotivating and even embarrassing process. He treats each patient with a personalised approach, based on the most up-to-date scientific evidence in order to achieve sustained weight loss and take back control of your life.
Dr Montagu enjoys seeing patients of all ages and backgrounds, he has a particular interest in sports & musculoskeletal medicine.
Dr Montagu is a dog lover who enjoys hiking, ice hockey and tennis in his spare time. Dr Tarn Montagu operates his own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Lai Shan Lowe is an experienced GP and has enjoyed working on Brisbane’s Northside for over 15 years. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001 and spent many years as a Medical Registrar before becoming a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Lai Shan is experienced in and enjoys all aspects of General Practice. She has always enjoyed working with people across all age ranges and is passionate about providing comprehensive health care across all stages of life. She has many areas of interest and is experienced in family and children’s medicine, as well as women's and men’s health.
Dr Lai Shan has a special interest in Internal Medicine and enjoys managing heart and lung disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. She is experienced in preventive healthcare, especially the assessment of cardiovascular risk and especially enjoys working to prevent heart disease.
Dr Lai Shan is passionate about providing high quality, thorough medical care. She believes good communication is key in the doctor-patient relationship and enjoys working together with her patients to improve their health and wellbeing.
Dr Lai Shan Lowe also works as a Medical Educator with General Practice Training Queensland, training GP Registrars.
When not at work, Lai Shan likes to keep active, hiking and running. Dr Lai Shan Lowe operates her own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Francesca Tardent has worked in the inner suburbs of Brisbane for many years, including in Stafford prior to joining the team at FDP Windsor.
She grew up in Canberra and Southeast Queensland is a graduate of the University of Queensland.
Dr Tardent loves the breadth of General Practice and the satisfaction of providing high quality care and forming long term relationships with patients of all ages. Outside of work she similarly has wide-ranging interests, a wonderful dynamic family, and for relaxation can be found pottering in her ever-evolving garden. Dr Francesca Tardent operates her own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
A native Queenslander, Dr Huddy Fuller graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2012, and spent his hospital years in Launceston then Hervey Bay. He went on to complete GP Fellowship in NSW, choosing General Practice because he believes it is the most important medical speciality for the betterment of people’s lives.
Huddy has a background as an exercise physiologist and enjoys bringing this knowledge to General Practice. He is experienced in skin cancer screening and management, musculoskeletal medicine, and chronic disease management especially type 2 diabetes. Huddy focuses on an education and shared decision making approach to general practice.
Huddy is heavily involved in the team sport Ultimate Frisbee. Dr Huddy Fuller operates his own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Ruchika obtained her medical degree, BSc(Med), MB BS (Hons 1) from UNSW (Sydney) in 2002, and her FRACGP in 2009. She has held various roles in undergraduate and post graduate medical education, including as an Examiner for the RACGP.
In her clinical practice, Dr Ruchika has a special interest in:
Dr Nina graduated with Bachelor of Clinical Science/Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Flinders University in 2015. She spent her Junior Doctor years in Darwin, initially pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine prior to moving to Queensland to become a GP. Her time spent in hospitals has provided her with a broad range of experience, particularly in critical care.
Dr Nina completed her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs (FRACGP) in Jan 2022, and has continued at Family Doctors Plus after her time here as a Registrar in 2021. Dr Nina’s special interest lies in women’s health, sexual health, and diabetes. She is also a Mater Hospital Shared Care GP for the MGP program. Outside of work Dr Nina enjoys camping, travelling and birding. Dr Nina Sandford operates her own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Susan Luu graduated from the University of Queensland in 1999 with MBBS (Class 1 honours) and then went on to complete her fellowship in General practice training with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has worked as a General Practitioner for over 15 years in several practices throughout Brisbane and Toowoomba. Susan is well established within the inner North Brisbane community and is excited to offer her services at Family Doctors Plus to people of all ages.
Her special interests include Women’s health, Paediatrics, Antenatal and Postnatal health. Dr Luu is a true “family doctor” who enjoys assisting families as they move and grow through all their life stages and is passionate about preventative health. When she is not working, Dr Luu enjoys food (mostly eating) and travelling with her husband, 2 children and new puppy. Dr Susan Luu operates her own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Pete Bowstead completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney in 2017. His residency commenced at St George and Sutherland Hospitals in Southern Sydney and continued at The Prince Charles Hospital and Caboolture Hospital in his hometown of Brisbane. He completed rotations in neurology, respiratory medicine, geriatrics, general medicine, general surgery, paediatrics and emergency.
Since entering general practice at the start of 2021, he has developed interests in all areas of general practice. He is passionate about patient education and preventative health. Outside of work he enjoys running, music and perfecting his Barista skills.
Dr Tara Hillister completed medical school at the University of Queensland in 2014, having worked as a medical scientist in chemical pathology prior to starting medical school. She worked at the Mater Hospital Brisbane and Queensland Children’s Hospital before completing her general practice training in Brisbane.
Dr Hillister enjoys working with patients of all ages and has a particular interest in paediatrics, adolescent health and breastfeeding medicine. She does Implanon insertions and iron infusions. Outside of medicine she enjoys gardening and swimming. Dr Tara Hillister operates her own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
Dr Mattsson achieved his medical degree at the University of Queensland. Subsequently, he has been working as a General Practitioner in Brisbane for over 25 years.
He has a particular interest in Occupational Medicine, however enjoys the broad range of presentations that occur in General Practice.
Activities outside of General Practice largely revolve around him keeping his 3 children, aged 10-16, busy, with the help of his wife, Melita. He also has a particular interest in the sport of basketball. Dr Mattsson operates his own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus.
MB BCh BAO, MRCGP , FRACGP, Postgraduate Diploma Allergy, Postgraduate Diploma Weight Management, Fellowship Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (FASLM)
Special interests - Allergy, Nutrition, Women's health
Dr Celine Gol completed her medical training at the University of Galway, Ireland. She worked in Pathology for five years as a researcher and university lecturer, before completing GP training in the UK in 2013. In search of sunshine, she relocated with her family to Queensland in 2015.
Her other qualifications include a postgraduate Diploma in Allergy from the University of Southampton, UK and a postgraduate Diploma in Weight Management from the University of Chester, UK. She achieved Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine in 2018 and Fellowship of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine in 2020. She has a strong interest in the scientific evidence behind whole food plant-based nutrition and its application for the improvement and maintenance of health.
Claire graduated from Griffith University in 2013, subsequently relocating to Brisbane, completing her residency years at the Redcliffe and Prince Charles hospitals and commencing GP training in 2019. Over this time Claire has enjoyed providing care to women ante- and post-natally, however it wasn’t until having her own children that she discovered a real passion for supporting parents through the many challenges of early parenthood. Claire has undertaken further training in lactation support and infant sleep which allows her to offer specialised lactation and infant sleep support consults. Although Claire enjoys the full spectrum of patient presentations, she is particularly interested in women’s and children’s health. Claire also offers iron infusions and medical termination of pregnancy consults. Claire is passionate about her role as a patient advocate and enjoys working with her patients to achieve the best health outcomes.
Jess completed her medical degree at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, before moving back home to Brisbane for her residency at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
She then moved to Melbourne for three years, where she completed her Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She continued her training in women's health on returning to Brisbane, working at the Mater Mother’s Hospital before commencing General Practice.
Jess is passionate about women’s health and is trained in IUD and Implanon insertion. She also offers iron infusions and medical termination of pregnancy consults, and holds her Certificate of Child’s Health.
Outside of work, Jess can be found at the beach, reading a book, or catching up with family and friends.
Dr Reena Masih completed her medical degree and General Practice training in the UK. She has worked in several hospitals and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Reena enjoys all aspects of General Practice, especially women’s health and paediatrics. She values working together with her patients to help improve their health and well-being
Amber is a caring and compassionate GP, who believes that good effective medical care is only possible when patients feel truly listened to, understood and cared for. With her enthusiasm and authenticity, she aims to provide thorough and holistic care.
With more than 20 years working as a doctor, she has experience in antenatal care, paediatrics, women’s health, Implanon insertions and removals, iron infusions, skin excisions, nutrition and all aspects of chronic disease management.
Amber has comprehensive experience in looking after patients with Type 1 Diabetes in both children and adults. She understands the complexity of making adjustments to various aspects of insulin dosing regimes as well as the psychological impacts of this chronic disease.
Prior to medicine, Amber worked in medical research at UQ and QIMR.
Outside of medicine, Amber enjoys playing the piano, long walks on the beach or in a rainforest and spending time with her family.
Dr Vee Maliyasena MBBS (Hons) FRACP is an experienced Respiratory Physician who specialises in the management of adults with all types of Respiratory disorders. She is committed to providing holistic, evidence-based care for her patients.
Dr Maliyasena graduated from Monash University with Honours in 2003, before undertaking her residency and basic physician training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She completed her specialist training in both Respiratory and General Medicine (working at large teaching hospitals across Australia including Royal North Shore, Royal Perth and The Prince Charles Hospital), and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2012. During her training, Dr Maliyasena also undertook research with the Queensland Centre for Pulmonary Transplantation and Vascular Diseases based at The Prince Charles Hospital. Her research has been published, and she has presented her work at national conferences. Dr Maliyasena was a full-time Staff Specialist at The Prince Charles Hospital until early 2018 when she left to establish her private practice. She currently consults at Family Doctors Plus in Windsor and Moreton Bay Medical Centre.
Dr Maliyasena cares for adult patients with all types of Respiratory disorders, and utilises her General Medicine training to provide comprehensive and holistic evidence-based care for her patients. She is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, the European Respiratory Society and the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Maliyasena enjoys teaching medical students and is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland. She is also actively involved in supervising and mentoring physician trainees, and was the Director of Advanced Training (General Medicine) at The Prince Charles Hospital during her time there.
When she is not working, Dr Maliyasena enjoys photography, dance, reading and gardening.
Dr Maliyasena operates her own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus. For more information, please visit: drvee.com.au
Dr. Chang is an ENT surgeon who is based in Brisbane and trained in Queensland. He has recently completed an international prestigious fellowship in cochlear implant surgery and treatment of complex ear diseases such as cholesteatoma and otosclerosis at Cambridge University Hospital UK (internationally recognized as a centre of excellence for treatment of hearing loss and cochlear implant).
Dr. Chang treats a variety of children and adult ENT conditions and is a pioneer in minimally invasive ear surgery in Brisbane. He uses the latest technique in cochlear implant surgery to achieve excellent hearing outcome for his patients. He is a fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Australian Society of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery. Dr. Chang has a Doctorate of Medical Science in Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implant Surgery awarded by University of Melbourne. He has been an invited speaker at various international meetings and is actively involved in research.
Dr. Chang has a strong link with Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Hearing Implant Clinic and Hear and Say Centre. He is a consultant ENT surgeon at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and Mater Adult Hospital. He operates privately at Sunnybank Private, Mater Springfield, Mater Children’s Private and St. Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chang has a friendly and easy going manner and always aims to provide the best quality service for his patients.
Dr. Chang operates his own medical services business at Family Doctors Plus. To make an appointment with Dr Andrew Chang please ring: 33451232.
His fax number is 33453204.
Shannan has been a qualified Physiotherapist for over 17 years. She is the mum of 3 beautiful young kids with a very active family life. Shannan relocated her physiotherapist practice from Sydney to Family Doctors Plus.
She has a keen interest in Dance Physiotherapy, Manual Therapy, Exercise Rehabilitation as well as Injury Prevention.
Shannan loves to exercise, socialise and drink coffee with friends in the spare time she has between work and raising her family.
Shannan provides Physiotherapy treatment for a number of conditions including:
Kylie Walsh has extensive experience in the provision of Occupational Therapy services to families and children with learning and/or developmental disabilities, Down’s syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Chromosomal Disorders and children having difficulties with handwriting.
Kylie has a particular interest in supporting children to develop skills and confidence in performing the activities of daily living, becoming active players and persistent learners. She is passionate about supporting and encouraging children to participate in learning opportunities with their parents, siblings, teachers and peers in a calm and alert manner.
Kylie is a strong believer in a collaborative approach working with parents, teachers, carers and other health professionals to achieve the best outcome for her young patients.
If you would like to make an appointment with Kylie please call her direct on 0419795760
“I can’t wait to see a stranger and talk about how messed up I feel! “
Said no one.
Natalie is a registered psychologist with experience working in both public and private sectors. She understands how daunting it can be for people to access the help they need, when they need it, and with a therapist or team who helps them feel safe, understood and “human”.
Natalie has specialist training, skills, and experience in perinatal mental health and eating disorders.
When you are struggling, it’s important to remember you are not alone, things will get better. Help is available, and accessing effective help is key.
For more information on fees, rebates you may be eligible for and to make an appointment, please contact Family Doctors Plus.
I have worked in many different areas of nursing throughout my career and have chosen to come back into the field of General Practice, and am the current nurse team leader at Family Doctors Plus, because I enjoy working with patients and their families.
I have had extensive experience within the surgical field of nursing, including pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative surgical care. As a result of this I am passionate about wounds and wound care.
I am also passionate about being able to provide holistic patient focused care, resulting in the best possible outcome for the patient. Working within the field of general practice allows me to ensure that I do that.
Kobi is a family-oriented person who loves camping and spending time with her family that includes two children. She’s a passionate leader who enjoys working with her teams and fostering a positive work environment. She’s also known for her compassionate nature and willingness to support others.
Ri started as a Medical Receptionist before becoming the Practice Coordinator in a busy general practice. Known for her kind nature and focus on patient care, she prioritizes the needs of patients and work closely with the whole practice team. She listen’s to patients and staff and aim to create a positive environment for all.
The health professionals offering sessions include experienced GPs, nurses, a psychologist, a physiotherapist, a dietitian, an exercise physiologist and an occupational therapist. In addition to this, there are visiting specialists including an ENT/Cochlear surgeon, a respiratory physician and pathology on site. The health professionals are passionate about helping you and your family improve your health and wellbeing. The team provides care for all ages and the full range of general practice services.
The health professionals are passionate about providing quality evidence based care to you and your family. They remain up-to-date with the changes in medicine by attending regular education events/conferences and inviting specialists to the clinic for education sessions. When a team approach is required they work collaboratively with other specialists and allied health professionals to improve your health.
For your convenience, appointments to see your doctor or allied health practitioner can be made either online, through the website, or simply by calling (07) 33578192. The clinic is open 7 days a week and most public holidays. Some of the doctors and allied health professionals offer early morning and evening appointments during the week. The bespoke facility is fitted with the latest medical equipment and computer technology.
Some of the doctors can cater for all your travel medicine needs including: personalised travel advice, travel vaccinations (including Yellow Fever vaccines) and travel medications. You don't have to travel to the city to see a travel doctor and pay for parking- our parking is free! Are you due for a skin cancer check? Some of the doctors are experienced in skin cancer screening and excisions. Some doctors also provide dive, pre-employment, AMSA, rail, work, coal board (registered providers for NSW and QLD) and insurance medicals. Furthermore, we are an accredited occupational drug testing and respirator/face fit testing (NSW Coal Order 43) facility.
At Family Doctors Plus the health practitioners focus on health, wellness, prevention, physical activity and good nutrition, not just disease. They host regular education seminars that provide practical and evidence based holistic advice on how to improve your health and wellbeing. Both patients and non-patients are welcome to attend. Please visit the Facebook page for topics and dates.
The bespoke clinic has a dedicated kid's vaccination room, decorated with fun and friendly stickers, as well as a kid’s waiting area (Kids' Corner). There is ramp access to the clinic for easy access with prams and undercover parking is available for rainy days. The doctors and nurses are very experienced in treating babies and children and, together with the experienced team of allied health team members, provide quality care to the youngest patients and support to their parents.
Family Dr+ Medical Centre is conveniently located in Windsor which is close to the following suburbs: