Health Care Doctors & Specialists

General Practitioners

Dr Dragan Banovic
Dr Dragan BanovicDipMed FRACGP General Practitioner
Dr Carole Gahan
Dr Carole Gahan MBBS General Practitioner
Dr Larry Gahan
Dr Larry GahanMBBS General Practitioner

Special interests Skin Cancer Management Including Cryotherapy, Excisions, Skin Graft & Flap repairs.

Dr Jeanette Tait
Dr Jeanette TaitMBBS General Practitioner

Allied Health

PSYCHOLOGISTS
Amanda Hefez
Amanda HefezBA Psych Hons Assoc MAPS Psychologist

Amanda is a highly experienced psychologist who is passionate about helping people improve their mental health and general wellbeing. She has been working as a psychologist since 2001. Her philosophy is to create a safe supportive environment to help people work through concerns, problems or challenges. Amanda has extensive experience providing therapy and training covering a broad range of issues including: mental health, relationship issues, trauma, addictions and workplace assistance.

Andrew Woods
Andrew WoodsBA(Psych); M Ed Psych; Ass Dip Mgt Sys. MAPS Psychologist

Registered Psychologist specialising in Educational and Developmental Psychology, ADHD, ASD assessments and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Speech Pathologist, Podiatrist, Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist
William Ingledew
William IngledewM.Phty & BSc Physiotherapist

William Ingledew has more than a decade of experience in providing services for the treatment of Musculoskeletal aches, sprains and post-surgical rehabilitation. Other services include Western Style Accupuncture and injury prevention.

Gavin Scott
Gavin ScottBHSc MAACMA Registered Acupuncturist

Gavin Scott is a registered acupuncturist and provides a full range of acupuncture services.
– Musculoskeletal pain management
– Fertility, pregnancy & IVF support
– Anxiety, hay fever, fatigue
– Various complex & difficult conditions

Specialists

Dermatologist
Dr Russell Hills
Dr Russell HillsMBBS (QLD) FACD, FACCS Cosmetic Dermatologist

Dr Hills completed his speciality training in Dermatology in 1995 thereafter taking up a MOHS Micrographic surgery Fellowship at the Skin and Cancer Foundation, Westmead. In conjunction he completed his Preceptorship in Cosmetic Surgery with Dr Darryl Hodgkinson, Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon. Dr Hills is a Fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatology, Fellow of The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow of The American College of MOHS Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, Associate Member of The Australian Dermatopathology Society, Member of The Australian Medical Association, Fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology, Member of The Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and Fellow of The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.

Gastroenterologist
Dr Basil Almehdawy
Dr Basil Almehdawy MD FRACP, Consultant Gastroenterologist
Dr Basil Almehdawy is a Queensland trained Consultant Gastroenterologist, he finished an Advanced Luminal endoscopy fellowship at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, focused at advanced polypectomy, small bowel endoscopy (balloon assisted enteroscopy and video capsule endoscopy) and gastro-luminal stricture management. Basil has a public appointment at Redcliffe hospital and consults at Cadogan Medical and North West Private Hospital.

Basil is committed to provide high quality care for a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, with special interest in therapeutic Endoscopy, colon cancer screening and prevention, gastrointestinal bleeding and unexplained iron deficiency anemia management.

Away from work, Basil enjoys roasting and brewing coffee, and spending quality time with his family.

Dr Carolyn McIvor
Dr Carolyn McIvorMBBS, FRACP Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist

Dr Carolyn McIvor is a Queensland graduate who travelled to Nebraska where she completed her Gastroenterology training with FRACP and gained certification in Gastroenterology with the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1993. Her interests focus on endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease and women’s digestive health. Dr McIvor consults at North West Private Hospital and in Nundah.

General And Perioperative Consultant Physician
Dr Yassmin Khadra
Dr Yassmin KhadraMD FRACP Consultant Physician

Dr. Yassmin Khadra is a Queensland trained General and perioperative consultant physician.

Yassmin has completed a comprehensive and high-quality specialty training in General and acute care medicine gaining clinical experience in various specialty fields across Metro North Hospital and health service, primarily at Royal Brisbane and Women Hospital.

Yassmin excels at the provision of holistic, patient centred, and evidence-based approach in the management of patients with complex and multisystem medical problems. Yassmin is highly skilled at utilising diagnostic tests logically, safely and effectively to investigate difficult diagnostic problems. She highly believes in effective communication to patients and families to improve their quality of life and the provision of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions that improve quality of life.

Yassmin has interest and experience in Pre and post operative assessment aiming to identify the medical risks of the operation and the optimisation of medical conditions to improve clinical outcome. She has certification from the Monash University and University College of London in perioperative medicine.
She has a public hospital appointment at Princess Alexandra Hospital and is a senior lecturer at the school of Medicine, University of Queensland. She is a Visiting Medical Officer at The Wesley Hospital.

Outside work Yassmin enjoys spending quality time with her young family.

Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand – What is a general physician?

ANZCA – About perioperative medicine

Gynaecologist
Dr Lata Sharma
Dr Lata SharmaMD MRepMed FRANZCOG Gynaecologist

Dr Lata Sharma is delighted to extend her private practice Cadogan Medical. Dr Sharma has over 25 years of experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology having worked in district and in tertiary hospitals, both overseas and in Australia. Dr Sharma obtained her FRANZCOG in 2000. In addition to being a full time clinician Dr Sharma has been actively involved in teaching & training IMG’s, GP Diploma Obstetrics Trainees, RANZCOG Specialist Trainees.

Neurologist
Prof. Christian Gericke
Prof. Christian GerickeMD, PhD, MPH, MSc, MBA, FRACP, FAAN, Neurologist and Epileptologist

Professor Christian Gericke is an experienced Consultant Neurologist with a special interest in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG). This includes the diagnosis and treatment of complex epilepsy, first seizures, epilepsy in adolescents and young adults, epilepsy in pregnancy, and epilepsy in patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

He is the Clinical Director of Neurology at The Prince Charles Hospital, Professor in the University of Queensland Medical School, and one of Australia’s leading medico-legal experts in neurology.

After graduating from medical school at the Free University of Berlin and a scholarship at Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools, he was awarded a research doctorate in cognitive neurology by the Free University of Berlin. He completed his specialist training in neurology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin and epilepsy fellowships at the University Hospitals of Strasbourg and Geneva. He holds Masters degrees from the Universities of Cambridge, London and Deakin, a higher doctorate from Berlin University of Technology, an Advanced Diploma in Medical Law and is an American Board Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME).

He chairs the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) Therapeutics Committee, the Ethics Section of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and is a Member of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) Standards and Best Practice Council.

Dr Zara Ioannides
Dr Zara IoannidesMBBS BSc FRACP MPhil Neurologist

Dr Ioannides is a consultant neurologist at RBWH. Dr Ioannides completed her medical education at Imperial College, University of London in England, followed by neurology advanced training in Queensland. Dr Ioannides runs a specialised multiple sclerosis (MS) clinic at RBWH in addition to general neurology clinics at RBWH and private practice.

Dr Ioannides holds a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Queensland in neuroscience and is an active clinician-researcher at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. As a senior lecturer in Medicine at the University of Queensland, Dr Ioannides provides education to medical students, supervises physician trainees at RBWH and regularly fulfils a role as lead examiner in undergraduate clinical examinations. Dr Ioannides has experience in all aspects of clinical neurology and her special interests include MS, migraine, movement disorders, cognitive disorders, and functional neurological disorders.

Dr Ellie Khalili
Dr Ellie KhaliliMD FRACP, Neurologist
Dr Ellie Khalili is an Australian trained Neurologist with special interest in neuroimmunology and epilepsy. Dr Khalili has completed her fellowship in neuroimmunology and epilepsy and is currently undertaking a PhD at Griffith University, examining the natural history of multiple sclerosis. She has published several peer-reviewed scientific articles on immune mediated neurological disorders.

She is also experienced in consulting patients with all neurological conditions including general neurology, stroke, migraine, Parkinson’s disease and tremor and Botox injection for various neurological conditions such as migraine and blepharospasm.

Dr Andrew Wong
Dr Andrew WongMBBS, PhD FRACP Neurologist and Stroke Physician

Dr Andrew Wong is a Brisbane trained Stroke Neurologist consulting Cadogan Medical. He received his medical degree and PhD from UQ. He is Director of Neurology and Stroke at RBWH and an Associate Professor (UQ). Dr Wong is President of the Australasian Stroke Academy and the Queensland Neurology Society, and co-chairs the Australasian Stroke Trials Network (2019-2022).

Dr Hossein Zarreie
Dr Hossein ZarreieMD FRACP Neurologist

Dr Hossein Zareie is an Australian-based health professional. Hossein is trained as a Neurologist (Brain Specialist) and has a practice located in Nundah.

Special Interests: Cerebrovascular dis, stroke, epilepsy, headache and neuromuscular disorders.

Neuropsychologist
Dr Alan Pegna
Dr Alan PegnaMSc(Psychol), MSc(Physiol), PhD, MAPS, FCCN, Clinical Neuropsychologist

Alan Pegna is a clinical neuropsychologist with broad experience in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of cognitive difficulties associated with different neurological conditions (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders).

Dr Pegna graduated first from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) with a Master’s degree in Psychology, then from University College London (UK) with a Master’s in Human Physiology. He completed his clinical training and his PhD in Psychology at the University of Geneva and Geneva University Hospitals in 1998. Dr Pegna worked as a clinical neuropsychologist for over 20 years at the Neuropsychology Unit/Neurology Clinic at Geneva University Hospital before moving to Australia to pursue teaching and research as an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. He is currently an active clinician and researcher in cognitive neuroscience. His current research focuses on brain substrates associated with emotions.

Orthopaedics
Dr John Walters
Dr John WaltersMBBS FRACP Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Walters is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in the treatment and management of Upper Limb Injuries. He currently undertakes Assessments for Workcover Qld and Medico-Legal Reports.

Paediatrics
Dr Nigel Dore
Dr Nigel DoreMBBS FRACP Respiratory Paediatrician

Dr Nigel Dore is a Paediatrician with a focus in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine. Dr Dore has a special interest in asthma, bronchiolitis and pneumonia with many years’ experience. Dr Dore completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland and is a member of the Asthma Foundation of Queensland.

Special Interests:
Asthma, Bronchiolitis and Pneumonia.

Qualifications:
Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia,
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, University of Queensland, Australia, 1989

Dr Anne Kynaston
Dr Anne KynastonMBBS FRACP (Paeds) Paediatrician

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Paediatric and Child Health Division, Australia, 1990
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, University of Queensland, Australia, 1982. General paediatrician with interest in developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, complex and special healthcare needs and obesity.

Pain Medicine Physician
Dr Elaine Shek
Dr Elaine ShekSpecialist Pain Medicine Physician, MBBS, FRACGP

I am a new Specialist Physician in Pain Medicine working in Brisbane. I have over twenty-five years of experience in medicine, and I am dedicated to managing patients with chronic pain. My special interest areas are chronic pelvic pain, headaches, spinal pain, chronic shoulder, hip and knee pain. I graduated medicine in 1996 from the University of Queensland. I obtained my Fellowship of General Practice in 2003 and my Fellowship in Pain Medicine in 2022. I have trained extensively at the Princess Alexandra Pain Clinic, QPain and in a focused private headache clinic in Brisbane. I am bilingual in English and Cantonese. One in five patients have chronic pain. Chronic pain contributes to significant morbidity, mental illness, functional impairment and reduced quality of life. It is a complex area which benefits from a multidisciplinary framework. I approach chronic pain in a holistic manner, utilizing behavioural interventions, pharmacotherapies, and procedural interventions such as radiofrequency neurotomies and neuromodulation. I work collaboratively with primary practitioners and allied health clinicians to maximise outcomes for patients.

Plastic & Oral Surgeon
Dr Bushell Guthrie
Dr Bushell GuthriePlastic & Oral Surgeon

Dr Bushell-Guthrie is a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience helping patients look and feel their best. Dr Bushell-Guthrie provides specialist services in plastic surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Psychiatrist
Dr George Bruxner
Dr George BruxnerMBBS FRANZCP Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Archana Khunteta
Dr Archana KhuntetaMBBS MD FRANZCP Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Archana Khunteta is a general adult psychiatrist. She has been working as a consultant psychiatrist in Brisbane since 2008. She initially worked at Redcliffe-Caboolture Mental Health Service. During this period she also held the position of Academic Head training medical students posted there.

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