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Dr Andrew North General Practitioner
Dr Andrew North graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1984 B Med Sci., MBBS. He spent several years working in Melbourne, Newcastle (where he gained the FRACGP) and the UK. Andrew joined a general practice in Paddington in 1993 where he practised for 21 years before joining our practice in July 2014. He enjoys the diversity and challenge of general practice with special emphasis on disease prevention, education, continuity and quality care.
Andrew enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and family, bush walking, travelling and adventurous holidays.
Dr Cathy Whiteman General Practitioner
Dr Cathy Whiteman graduated from the University of Queensland in 1990. Her residencies were spent in Brisbane and Darwin before completing her GP training and becoming a Fellow of the Australian College of General Practitioners and Diplomate of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Cathy lived and worked in the UK for two years where she gained her Certificate of Equivalent Experience. Cathy has done further training in mental health and family planning, and she enjoys seeing people of all ages and stages of the life span.
Dr Elizabeth Hay General Practitioner
Dr Elizabeth Hay is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She is interested in all aspects of family medicine and has undergone further training and experience in paediatrics, antenatal care, skin cancer medicine and women’s health.
Dr Jenny Conn General Practitioner
Dr Jenny Conn graduated with Honours from Flinders University of South Australia. She received the Ciba-Geigy Prize for Top Final Year Graduating Student and went on to work widely in the clinical fields of Obstetrics & Gynaecology as well as Paediatrics. She was invited to join the panel of RACGP examiners and is active in teaching medical students.
Jenny finds the variety and breadth of general practice very rewarding and with a background of fitness instruction enjoys empowering people to optimise their health by focussing on regular exercise and a sensible diet.
Dr John Denzin General Practitioner
Dr John Denzin is a highly experienced General Practitioner who has been at our practice for over 20 years since May 1997, and is one of the longest standing Doctors. He is interested in all areas of medicine and is very much a true family general practitioner.
He enjoys exercise, bike riding and skiing. John is also a keen history buff and enjoys travel with his wife and family.
Dr Melanie Watson General Practitioner
Dr Melanie Watson enjoys all aspects of general practice having been practising for over 25 years. She has undertaken extra training in antenatal care and women’s health and can insert contraceptive devices.
Melanie’s interests are cooking, gardening and travel.
Dr Zara Vickers General Practitioner
Dr Zara Vickers joined our practice after finishing her RACGP training in early 2013. Prior to doing medicine she worked as a laboratory scientist. Zara’s main interests are paediatrics, women’s health and procedural work such as contraceptive device insertions and skin lesion excisions.
Her outside interests include horse riding, dog training and property renovations.
Dr Sarves Pensil General Practitioner
Dr Sarves Pensil studied medicine in Dublin, Ireland. After graduating he worked in major teaching hospitals in clinics in South Africa. He has been working as a General Practitioner in Brisbane since 1988 and joined our practice in 2002. His interests are general medicine and men’s health.
Dr Nimalan Subramaniam General Practitioner
Dr Nimalan Subramaniam is a general practioner with special interests in adult cardiac disease management, adult general medicine and geriatrics. Dr Nimalan graduated from the University of Queensland and later trained at the Royal Brisbane and Womens hospital in general medicine and Cardiology (TTH), before obtaining fellowship of the Royal Australian college of general practioners (FRACGP). He has been actively involved in teaching medical students and GP registrars and has held academic titles with the University of Queensland School of medicine and Flinders University school of medicine.
Dr Nimalan enjoys travelling, a keen chess player and loves playing cricket in his spare time .
Dr Christina Wong General Practitioner
- General medicine
- Men’s health
- Women’s health
Astrid Linjawi Diabetes Educator
Astrid studied nursing in London before completing a science degree at Surrey University. She worked within various acute medical settings for 5 years before specialising in oncology, also completing further qualifications in teaching at this time. Moving to Australia in 2001 she practiced in Newcastle as an oncology nurse specialist and educator before moving to Coffs Harbour and specialising in diabetes. Astrid completed her post graduate studies in diabetes education in 2009 at UTS, Sydney. In 2017, she moved from NSW to Brisbane, Queensland. Astrid is currently working both in private practice and for West Moreton Health, QLD as a credentialed diabetes educator. She is also involved as a contributor for myhealthexplained.com, an online personalised diabetes education program.