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Dr Elizabeth Hamwood

Dr Elizabeth Hamwood graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012 and gained experience across a number of specialties in hospitals across Queensland before choosing to enter General Practice for her specialty training.

As the mother of a young son herself, Elizabeth is particularly interested in Women and Children’s health, and Preventative Medicine. After spending some time during medical school on an elective placement in Malindi Hospital in Kenya, Elizabeth has developed a passion for identifying and addressing the causes for inequities in healthcare.

In her spare time, she loves to garden, and to explore the beautiful natural beaches and rainforest that tropical Queensland has to offer.

Dr Hamwood is available Mon, Wed, Thurs and Friday. If you would like an appointment to see her, please call the practice.

Dr Graeme Shepherd

Graeme has started with us as a GP Registrar from the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) after four years in Logan Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine.

Graeme’s special interests include Emergency management of cases and medical needs in disadvantaged populations. He is keen to learn more about healthcare requirements of refugees while working here.

In his spare time, Graeme enjoys spending time with his wife, dog, three cats and an unknown number of his horses owned by his wife. He also enjoys riding anything with two wheels.

Graeme works Mon – Fri. If you would like a consult with him, please call the practice on 3275 5444

Dr Sabrina Lee
  • RACGP

Dr Sabrina Lee obtained her Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery from The University of Queensland in 2017.

She has worked at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, in several disciplines including Mental Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Chronic Pain, Dermatology, Paediatric Emergency, and Hospital Alcohol and Drug Service.

Sabrina is a currently a Registrar in training with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Her special interests are Women’s health and Chronic Disease management, Lifestyle change, and Health Education.

Outside of work she enjoys cooking and going on hiking trips.

 

Areas of interest:

· Women’s Health

· Management of Chronic Disease

 

Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

*Open to new patients

Dr Bao Vu
Dr Bao Vu

Born and raised in Australia, Bao graduated from the University of Queensland with a bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and has always wanted to be a GP from the beginning.

He did his hospital years at Ipswich Hospital in Queensland and later moved to Perth to complete his GP training. In Perth he worked predominantly in areas with high disease burden managing patients with multiple co-morbidities and enjoys this work.

Dr Bao speaks Basic Vietnamese. Outside of work Bao is passionate about cycling going on hikes. His primary interests in medicine include chronic diseases and mental health issues. He offers a compassionate approach to medicine and likes to spend time with his patients to ensure all their needs are being met.

Dr Vu is available for appointments Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 8am – 5pm.

 

Dr Tania MacDonald

Dr MacDonald is a Brisbane local who completed her medical training at Griffith University in 2011. She worked in the Logan hospital before moving into the specialist area of general practice in 2016 and completed her fellowship under the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2018. She has a particular interest in mental health and chronic diseases, including hepatitis and diabetes. She has extensive experience in paediatrics and woman’s health, including Implanon insertions. In her spare time she is kept busy with her young family and enjoys travelling and time outdoors with her husband and 3 children. Dr MacDonald is available on Monday & Wednesday. Please call the practice if you would like an appointment to see her.

Available: Monday & Wednesday

*Open to new patients

Dr Rosemary Gunningham

Dr. Gunningham welcomes patients of all ages.

She is interested in the prevention and management of chronic disease across the lifespan. Rosemary has a particular interest in treating patients with liver and gastrointestinal conditions. She has completed a Diploma in Child Health and enjoys working with young families and supporting women through their pregnancy. She also enjoys the area of reproductive health, particularly the insertion and removal of the Implanon.


Dr. Gunningham is studying a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and has a strong interest in global health and cultural diversity.
Outside work hours, she enjoys nearby hiking trails, rock climbing, and spending time with family.

 
Outside work hours, she enjoys nearby hiking trails, rock climbing and spending time with family.
 
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
*Open to new patients

 

Dr Kathleen Poon
Dr Kathleen Poon graduated from the University of Queensland. Since then, she has worked throughout Queensland including at Rockhampton Base Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Winton Hospital, Kingaroy Hospital, and Queensland Children’s Hospital.
 
Kathleen is interested in many aspects of general practice, including paediatrics, chronic disease and skin cancer medicine.
 
Outside of medicine, Kathleen enjoys playing the violin and spending time with family in her spare time.
Dr Suzanne Williams
  • Clinical Director
  • MBBS, M Sp Med, FRAGP

Dr Suzanne Williams is the Director of Medical Services at Inala Primary Care and was the medical driving force behind Inala Primary Care’s successful Keeping Kidneys Service. In 2016, Sue was the recipient of the Kidney Health Australia ‘Operation Angel’ award in recognition of the significant contributions that she has made to the management of kidney disease in the Community. Sue dedicates a portion of her time to the development of innovative models of general practice care delivery. Sue’s procedural skills include skin cancer diagnosis and management and excision of skin lesions.

Special Interests:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Complex comorbidity
  • Geriatrics
  • Paediatrics

Available: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

*Not taking on new patients

Dr Cang Van
  • GP
  • MBBS, FRACGP, B.PHARM

Dr Cang Van grew up in Inala and first trained as a pharmacist.  He maintains an ongoing interest in medication management through the oversight of our current pilot which uses a Pharmacist within the practice to provide patient education, medication reconciliation for folks leaving hospital, advice on drug combinations and reporting of adverse drug reactions to authorities.  After doing two stints with the practice as a trainee doctor, Dr Van returned as a qualified FRACGP in January 2014 and now works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  He has a Certificate in Primary Skin Cancer Medicine and Certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery and has also trained to insert and remove implanons.  Dr Van speaks fluent English and Vietnamese.  He enjoys cycling and holiday adventures to stay fit and broaden his knowledge of other cultures.

Available: Tuesday & Thursday

*Not taking on new patients

Dr Ingrid Weate
  • GP
  • BPthy, MBBS Hons II, DRANZCOG , FRACGP

Dr Ingrid Weate has been with Inala Primary Care for almost 7 years and even though she owns her own practice, she continues to enjoy working with us and servicing the Inala and surrounding communities. Dr Weate graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School with Class 2 Honours in 2002. Prior to this, she trained and worked as a physiotherapist in QLD and the UK. Dr Weate plays an active role in the supervision and teaching of trainee general practitioners and medical students. Her medical interests are: Preventative Care, Women’s and Children’s health, Contraception, Mirena and Implanon -insertions and removals, Chronic Disease Management, Mental Health, Travel Medicine and GP level dermatology.

Dr Clare Maher
  • GP
  • MBBS, FRACGP MPH Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr Clare Maher has a special interest in Diabetes and works as a Clinical Fellow in the Brisbane South Complex Diabetes Service. Clare’s special procedures include reading Diabetic Retinopathy images and the management of insulin stabilisation.  Her interests include visiting a teen mothers’ school at Sunnybank to provide support for vulnerable young mothers and their babies.  She is also an avid reader.

Dr Simone Dowling
  • GP
  • MBBS (University of NSW), Diploma of Child Health, FRACGP

Dr Simone Dowling brings to Inala Primary Care a strong background in Women’s and Children’s Health. She is especially interested in Menopause, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and contraception, and also the insertion and removal of Implanon. Simone also works at TRUE  (previously the Family Planning Clinic) in Fortitude Valley where she further pursues her interests in Relationships and Reproductive Health. Simone enjoys working at Inala Primary Care and her goal is to become an established and valued member of the IPC team. Outside of work hours Simone enjoys bringing up her young family.

Special Interests:

  • Menopause
  • Polycystic Ovary syndrome
  • Contraception (Including insertion & removal of Implanon)

Available Monday & Tuesday

*Not taking on new patients

Dr Helen Dettori
  • GP
  • MBBS Hons (University of Qld), FRACGP

Dr Helen Dettori works as a Clinical Fellow in the Brisbane South Complex Diabetes Service at Inala Primary Care. She enjoys working with the full range of presentations to general practice and particularly helping people to understand and manage their medical conditions. High on her interest list is assisting patients to improve their physical and mental health and prevent complications. Helen’s other interests include Adolescent Health, Mental Health and Women’s Health and she performs Implanon insertion and removal.

Outside of her work at Inala Helen continues her general practice work and also works in the medical clinic at Brisbane Youth service. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, yoga, exploring the world we live in and sitting relaxing on her back deck with a cup of coffee.

Dr Stephanie Chua
  • GP
  • BSc, MBBS, FRACGP

After spending time as a junior doctor and trainee in general practice, Dr Stephanie Chua has returned to Inala Primary Care for the third time. Stephanie enjoys the breadth and diversity of conditions and patients that present to general practice and she feels her best as a ‘generalist’. Stephanie’s special interests are in antenatal care, women’s health and refugee health and she performs the general practice procedures of minor skin excisions and Implanon removal.

Outside of working hours Stephanie likes Pilates, crafts, reading and going to the beach, as well as playing the piano.

Dr Leela Arthur
  • GP
  • MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma of Child Health

Dr Leela Arthur has a strong interest in preventive health care chronic disease management, particularly in the diabetes, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease triad. Women’s and children’s health are also high on Leela’s list of special interests and she performs, skin checks, skin excisions and Implanon insertions. Outside of work hours Leela enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and sings with a barber-shop chorus and quartet.

Special Interests:

  • Women’s health
  • Children’s health
  • Preventative health
  • Chronic disease management (Diabetes, cardiovascular disease & Kidney disease)

 

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

*Open to new patients