Dr Fiona Raciti
Dr Maria Boulton
Dr Ayodhya Jayasinghe
Dr Claire Palmer
Dr Anne Nixon
Dr Laura Christie
Dr Angela Smith
Dr Norman Dawes
Dr Craig Schmeider
Dr Alison Green
Dr Lai Shan Lowe
Dr Francesca Tardent
Dr Huddy Fuller
Dr Chelsie McMullin
Dr Ruchika Luhach
Dr Alexandra Pietsch
Dr Nina Sandford
Dr Susan Luu
Dr Vee Maliyasena
Dr Andrew Chang
Dr David Shooter
Dr Kacey O'Rourke
Dr Fiona Raciti completed her medical degree with Honours at the University of Queensland and has a fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She completed her training in Bundaberg and values the experience and special skills gained from working in a rural environment.
Dr Raciti has a special interest in women and children’s health, travel medicine and occupational medicine. She is passionate about continuing her education to provide up-to-date evidence based care for her patients. Dr Raciti has a Diploma of Child Health and enjoys seeing children with a wide range of health concerns. Dr Raciti is a founding member of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association.
Dr Fiona Raciti has completed a Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine through Monash University and is confident in managing a variety of occupational health matters. She can create rehabilitation plans for injured workers and is particularly focused on early return to the workplace. Dr Raciti is able to assist your workplace in creating a pre employment screening program and offer advice and recommendations on existing workplace programs. She can perform site visits and workplace assessments to assist in pre employment screening or to guide recommendations for injury prevention. Dr Raciti in an AMA (Appointed Medical Advisor) and is registered to perform both Qld and NSW Coal Board Medicals and Respirator Face Fit Testing.
Dr Raciti believes anyone can take charge of their own health and wellbeing with the right skills and education. Dr Raciti welcomes new patients and looks forward to caring for you and your family at Family Doctors Plus.
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 2 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 Boulton is experienced in all aspects of general practice. She worked at the Mackay Well Women's Clinic which specialises in contraception, insertion of contraceptive implants, preconception advice, fertility, menopause, pap smears and osteoporosis. Dr Maria Boulton 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 Qld and NSW mine medicals) and provide travel vaccinations.
Dr Maria Boulton 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, and how to prevent these. She has provided education sessions on asthma, puberty, anaphylaxis and menopause to community groups and primary schools. She is a great support for new parents and is very popular with children.
Dr Maria Boulton is passionate about preventive medicine, continuity of care and ongoing education. Together with Family Doctors Plus’ health coach Beatrice Peters, she is co-founder of “healthtalks” and holds frequent seminar sessions aimed at empowering people to manage and understand issues such as menopause, digestive health, fatigue and weight loss. Dr Maria values good communication between patients, doctors, allied health providers and specialists and works together with high quality health care professionals to improve her patients' wellbeing.
Dr Maria Boulton'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 women 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 Boulton is a member of the AICD, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners/RACGP, Australian Medical Association/AMA, Queensland Medical Women's Society/QMWS, Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine/ANZSOM, a founding member of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association and a member of The International Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. She is a registered Appointed Medical Advisor for the Qld Department of Natural Resources and Mines and Coal Services NSW . She is a Director of the AMA Qld Board, the Chair of the AMA Qld Council of General Practice, a member of the AMA Qld Council since 2019, 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 Director of the Australian GP Alliance/AGPA and a Vice President of the Qld Medical Women's Society.
Dr Boulton is an experienced public speaker, conference keynote speaker and sought after medical commentator, regularly featuring in news and radio. She is a strong and passionate advocate for the GP community including during the COVID-19 pandemic on issues such as PPE supply for health care workers, Telehealth Medicare rebates, COVID vaccination and increased funding for mental health.
Dr Maria Boulton has been invited to speak at various conferences/meetings by the RACGP, Ikigai Women and Medicine, Australian Federation of Medical Women, AMA Qld and has featured in the RACGP podcast "Generally Speaking".
Together with Dr Fiona Raciti she won the 2017 Qld Telstra Business of the Year and New Business of the Year and is one of the 100 Faces of Small Business Qld for 2018. She was a finalist in the 2018 Brisbane Lord Mayor's Business Award in the Businessperson of the Year category.
Dr Maria Boulton is happily married with 2 children (Family Doctors Plus is her third child), 2 furry children (dogs) and enjoys reading in her spare time.
Dr Maria Boulton does not have the capacity to take on new patients at the moment as her current list of patients keeps her very busy. If you are a new patient looking for a GP our receptionists can recommend a GP to suit your needs.
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:
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.
Family Doctors Plus Medical Centre is conveniently located near Brisbane Inner North Brisbane Inner Northern Suburbs and CBD including:
Dr Claire Palmer is an experienced GP who enjoys seeing patient of all ages.
Originally trained in New Zealand, she completed her fellowship of the RACGP in Central Queensland, after spending many years as a medical registrar in both metropolitan and regional/rural hospitals in NSW and QLD.
Claire has a Diploma in Child Health and has worked at Family Planning Queensland in Rockhampton (now True Relationships and Reproductive Health).
During her General Practice training she was active in medical education and managed a teledermatology program.
Claires interests include:
She can provide thorough skin checks and perform biopsies and simple skin excisions.
Claire is caring and down to earth. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her partner and three children.
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 does Skype menopause consultations all over Australia. She is one of the few doctors in Brisbane with experience in natural HRT and compounded hormones.
She also does coal board and dive Medicals. 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 Laura Christie grew up on the Sunshine Coast before relocating to Sydney to complete a medical degree at the University of New South Wales, continuing her training in the Coffs Harbour region. Laura has varied hospital experience having worked for several years at The Tweed Hospital and on the Sunshine Coast, having undertaken terms including general medicine and surgery, emergency, paediatrics, women’s health, renal, palliative care and psychiatry. Laura was working as a GP at Burleigh Heads prior to joining the team at Family Doctors Plus.
Laura works closely with her patients to determine the most suitable care and preventative health for their needs. Laura enjoys the diversity and family aspect of general practice, seeing both men and women of all ages, from babies to seniors and everything in between.
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.
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 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 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, based at Stafford prior to joining the team at Family Doctors Plus Windsor. Dr Green grew up in Toowoomba, is a graduate of the University of Queensland, and maintains strong ties to the University, with current roles in teaching and research within the Faculty of Medicine. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her active young family, gardening, reading and travel.
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 Complex Diseases such as heart and lung disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and autoimmune conditions. 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 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.
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 Chelsie graduated from MBBS at Griffith University in 2012. She also graduated from a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology from the University of Queensland in 2008. Since university Chelsie has worked across many public and private hospitals throughout central and south east Queensland in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, psychiatry and intensive care. She has a special interest in women's health, sexual health, mental health, travel medicine and paediatrics as well as general preventative medicine.
Outside of work Chelsie enjoys reading, pilates and keeping busy with her husband, 3 year old son and 2 dogs. She looks forward to travelling again and has already been to all 7 continents.
Ruchika graduated from UNSW medicine in 2002 with first class honours, and obtained her FRACGP in 2009. She worked at a busy practice in Sydney prior to relocating to Brisbane with her family.
She has an interest in preventative medicine, women’s health and medical education. Ruchika is accredited for maternity shared care with RBWH and the Mater hospital.
Dr Alexandra (Ally) Pietsch graduated from the University of Queensland with Bachelors of Medicine, Surgery and Science (MBBS, BSc). Working in the hospital system for several years provided experience in a variety of medical specialties, however she has always known her passion lies in General Practice. Ally has completed her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), and loves that being a GP enables her to provide continuity of care to patients of all ages with diverse healthcare needs.
Ally has particular interests in paediatrics, pregnancy care, women's health, and sexual health. Her additional qualifications include a Diploma of Child Health and the FPAA National Certificate of Reproductive & Sexual Health. She is trained in contraceptive IUD insertion and removal procedures, as well as contraceptive implant insertion/removal, iron infusions, toenail procedures, cryotherapy, skin excisions, and ear microsuction. She is performing all these procedures at Family Doctors Plus.
When not at work, Ally loves to travel with her husband and is now particularly grateful for all of their past overseas adventures! Lately they have been exploring the local parks and beaches of beautiful Southeast Queensland, trying to tire out their mischievous puppy.
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 Emergency Medicine for a few years prior to moving to Queensland to become a GP. Dr Nina is in her final 6 months of GP training, aiming to complete this in January 2022 and continue working at Family Doctors Plus after this.
Dr Nina’s special interest lies in women’s health, diabetes, and the investigation of undifferentiated medical conditions. She has a Certificate of Emergency Medicine (ACEM), and is also a Mater Hospital Shared Care GP.
Outside of work Dr Nina enjoys Pilates, camping, sewing, and going to the beach.
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 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.
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.
To make an appointment with Dr Andrew Chang please ring: 33451232.
His fax number is 33453204.
Dr David Shooter is a trusted and respected private orthopaedic surgeon who has over 11 years’ experience in both public and private Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2012, Dr Shooter started in private practice as a generalist orthopaedic surgeon and now has a focus and specialty in Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement), Trauma, and Sports Knee Injuries, with a Subspecialty in Orthopaedic Oncology.
Dr Shooter currently operates from Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospitals (Chermside) and North West Private Hospital (Everton Park).
Unique to his hip arthroplasty (joint replacement) practice is the use of patient specific instrumentation and prosthesis for total hip replacements (THR).
To make an appointment with Dr David Shooter please contact his receptionist on 3117 0770.
Dr Kacey O’Rourke has a focus on thorough assessment and open communication with patients. She has a warm empathetic manner and feels this is most important to fostering a strong therapeutic relationship with all patients.
Dr Kacey O'Rourke is a clinical haematologist specialising in the diagnostic work up and treatment of lymphoma, myeloma and the full range of non-malignant haematology conditions (eg deep vein thrombosis, iron deficiency). She provides both outpatient management of the full range of haematology disorders, admission to the Holy Spirit Northside Hospital and a consultation service for inpatients of The Holy Spirit Northside Hospital. In addition Dr O’Rourke is also employed as a laboratory haematologist with Queensland Health and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
Following her physician training at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital she completed four years of training in clinical and laboratory haematology in 2013. This was followed in 2014 by a one year clinical haematology research fellowship at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
Dr O'Rourke has published several original research papers, in journals including Cancer, British Journal of Cancer, Thrombosis Research and The Medical Journal of Australia.
She is a member of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, American Sociey of Haematology and the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group.
Appointments can be made through her receptionist by calling 07 3861 4793
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. Having just relocated from Sydney where she had her own practice she is now excited to join the Family Doctors Plus team.
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:
Leanne achieved her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with first class honours in 2008 and she has been working in Women’s Health and continence for over 9 years. Leanne recently moved from Adelaide where she was working in outpatients and inpatients at a maternity hospital and also in private practice with Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Leanne has postgraduate qualifications in Continence and Women’s Health from Curtin University and is continually updating her knowledge in these areas. Leanne is a mother of 2 beautiful children and enjoys regular hiking, yoga, and Pilates along with snow skiing and horse riding if the opportunity arises.
Leanne is passionate about helping people with pelvic health concerns, she is experienced and highly qualified to assess and manage 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
Annette Marriott is an endorsed Educational and Developmental psychologist who began her career in education. This equates to almost 30 years of experience working with children and adolescents.
Annette works with clients across childhood, adolescence and early adulthood with a focus on child/adolescent development, learning difficulties, parenting support, challenging behaviours, difficulties with transitions, school avoidance, and peer relationships.
Annette has clinical experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, emotional regulation difficulties, behavioural difficulties and parenting support. She is adept in psychometric, academic and behavioural assessments and in collaborating with parents, carers and schools on psychoeducational reports and interventions to support her clients in their learning experience.
With a double degree in Dietitics and Human Movements, I have been working in the health and fitness industry for over 16 years, both as a personal trainer and a nutritionist for sports teams such as State League netball and soccer teams. Working as a personal trainer and boxing coach I have developed a keen interest in hydration and recovery techniques. I’ve also had a lot of experience working with clients in setting and achieving goals, developing healthy eating plans, and working towards creating a healthy lifestyle with my clients.
A strong focus of my clinical work has been to develop and implement weight loss and pre-natal programs that have focused on both nutrition and exercise components. I also have extensive experience in delivering education sessions on many topics to a variety of age groups. In particular working with athletes to maximise training adaptations and recovery strategies, hydration testing and education, body composition testing, general healthy eating, and fuelling for events/races.
As a mother myself, I understand the anxieties many parents face around providing correct nutrition for their children. As infants grow and develop, it is important that they receive all the nutrients they need to ensure optimum health and a good foundation for future years as growth accelerates.
Being a parent, I also recognise the difficulties we all face with juggling the demands of everyday life. I work closely with all my patients to assist in developing realistic goals and achievable strategies. Through education and guidance, I encourage a whole-family approach to healthy eating that can meet everyone’s needs.
As an accredited practising dietitian and qualified sports paediatric dietitian, I have been working with infants, toddlers, teenagers and families for the past 6 years.
My areas of specialty include:
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) (Hons); Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement studies) (Hons); Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Australian Government: National Health and Medical Research Council (Department of Health and Ageing) - https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/eating-well/healthy-eating-throughout-all-life/healthy-eating-infants-children-and-teenagers
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA): information for patients, consumers and carers - www.allergy.org.au
Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) - https://daa.asn.au/
“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.
Tegan begun her career in finance however after 8 years decided to follow her passion for people over numbers. As a mature aged student Tegan completed her qualifications as an Enrolled Nurse and continues to further her education. She is currently studying dual Bachelor of Nursing and Public Health degrees at QUT. Tegans' passions include health promotion, chronic health and wound care. Being the eldest in a family of 12 Tegan is both very caring and confident when treating our youngest of patients.
Rachael has worked at Family Doctors Plus since 2019 and is our Nurse Team Leader.
As a nurse, Rachael believes therapeutic rapport is the forefront of patient interactions and has a welcoming and friendly demeanour to complement this. Rachael’s special interests include chronic disease management, children’s development and wound care. Rachael works at the clinic 5 days a week and is always open to discuss any questions you may have and assist you to achieve your health goals.
Rachael is also involved with Occupational Health and has completed further training in spirometry, audiometry, drug and alcohol testing and respiratory fit testing. She is accredited to complete Queensland Coal Board Medicals, NSW Order43 Coal Board Medicals along with standard Pre-Employment Medicals.
In Rachael's spare time she likes to read, play music and spend time with her family.
I have worked in many different areas of nursing throughout my career and have chosen to come back into the field of General Practice 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 has worked with Family Doctors Plus and Corporate Doctors Plus for 2 years and is now working as our Practice Manager. Kobi joined Family Doctors Plus after 9 years with a large corporation, dealing with clients statewide. Kobi has extensive experience in client liason, customer service and managing teams of people. Kobi is a Mum to 2 young children, and her interests are reading, spending time with her family, camping and enjoying life.
The Family Doctors Plus team includes experienced GPs, nurses, child/adolescent/adult psychologists, a physiotherapist, a dietitian and an occupational therapist. In addition to this, we have many visiting specialists including an ENT/Cochlear surgeon, a paediatric surgeon, an orthopaedic surgeon, a urologist, a haematologist and pathology on site. Our team is passionate about helping you and your family improve your health and wellbeing. We care for all ages and provide the full range of general practice services.
Our health professionals are passionate about providing quality evidence based care to you and your family. Our team keeps 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 we work collaboratively to improve your health.
For your convenience appointments to see your doctor can be made either online, through our website, or simply by calling us. We are open 7 days a week and most public holidays. We have early morning and evening appointments available during the week, these can be booked by calling us on 3357 8192. Our bespoke facility is fitted with the latest medical equipment and computer technology.
Family Doctor Plus provides all of 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? Our doctors are experienced in skin cancer screening and excisions. We 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 we focus on health, wellness, prevention, physical activity and good nutrition, not just disease. We 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 our Facebook page for topics and dates.
Our 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 our clinic for easy access with prams and undercover parking is available for rainy days. Our doctors and nurses are very experienced in treating babies and children and, together with our experienced team of allied health team members, provide quality care to our youngest patients and support to their parents.
Family Dr+ Medical Centre is conveniently located in Windsor which is close to the following suburbs: