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All of our doctors provide care specifically tailored to meet the needs or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and provide culturally appropriate care to our diverse community of patients. Dr Zia is multilingual.

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Dr Zia (Hafiz M Ziaullah)

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Ziaullah (Dr. Zia) gained his medical degree in 2006 and has extensive experience gained in general practice in Australia and within the Australian public hospital sector.
Dr Zia provides all general practice consultations including Mental Health, chronic disease management, antenatal care, and men’s and women’s health.

Dr Zia has a special interest in medical cosmetic procedures, radio frequency and laser treatment of various skin types and conditions. He has successfully completed courses in skin cancer and Aesthetic Medicine in Australia and provides general skin cancer care and surgery.

 

Dr Reyno Nieuwoudt

Before moving to Australia in 2002, Dr Reyno Nieuwoudt worked in sunny, Cape Town, South Africa. His first Australian placement saw him and his wife settle in the small Central Queensland town of Clermont, where they were warmly welcomed into the local community. After 6 years in General Practice and as the Medical Superintendent of Clermont Hospital, he and his family relocated to the mining town of Moranbah where he upskilled across various areas of occupational health, particularly around the requirements for coal mine workers.

Dr Reyno’s practice style is thorough and caring. He has a range of experience across all aspects of general practice, hospital and emergency presentations.

In his spare time, Reyno enjoys travel and spending time outdoors on the waterways or enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Sunshine Coast on his motorbike.

Qualifications

· Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australia, 2006

· Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1977

 

Dr Peggy Dubert

Dr Peggy Dubert qualified in South Africa in 2003 and moved to Australia in 2008. Dr Dubert has worked in various Australian states/territories in the Emergency Medicine field.

She completed her GP training in 2017 in Sydney.

Dr Peggy enjoys all aspects of General practice but she has a special interest in Antenatal care, supporting patients with Mental Health concerns, Paediatric patients and woman’s health including implanon insertion and removal and looking after patients with chronic illnesses. Dr Peggy’s qualifications include the MBChB, FRACGP, DCH ( Diploma of Child Health) and a CEM ( Certificate in Emergency Medicine)

Outside of work hours Dr Peggy and her family are planning on exploring the outdoor life on the Sunshine Coast.

 

Dr Nicholas Krasner

Dr Nick Krasner qualified as a doctor at Liverpool University (UK) in 1992. He gained his GP qualifications and his Masters in Sports Medicine in London, where he also lectured doctors and medical students and later worked for Tottenham Hotspur and Barnet soccer teams.

He has a special interest in psychology, having written the book on depression entitled ’10 Simple Paths to Happiness.’ Dr Krasner has been studying and treating skin cancers for the last 4 years and recently completed his initial ACNEM training, which leads to a fellowship in Nutritional and environmental medicine (Integrative Medicine).

Dr Krasner has also been an expert for BBC World News, a presenter on Channel 10’s Cruise Mode, a children’s author and International motivational speaker.

 

Dr Amanda Brown

Dr Amanda qualified in the UK in 2012 and completed a two-year foundation training program in Nottinghamshire before moving to Australia. She has worked in both the busy hospitals of Adelaide as well as regional centres in South Australia. She completed her GP training in 2020 and has been practicing in Mount Gambier for the last 3 years. Dr Amanda enjoys the variety of General Practice and is currently working towards a diploma in Child Health. She has a keen interest in chronic disease management and disease prevention, lifestyle medicine and child and adolescent health. Dr Amanda is relocating to the Sunshine Coast after falling in love with the area on her many visits. She enjoys hiking and running, trying new cuisine and local restaurants and is happiest when out in nature exploring all that Australia has to offer. She is looking forward to meeting you all.

Areas of Interest

  • Women’s & Men’s Health
  • Child & Adolescent Health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Mental health

Dr Ali Farshchian

Dr Ali is an experienced general practitioner with special interests ubL

Areas of Interest

  • Men’s and Women’s Health
  • Child & Adolescent Health

 

Allied Health

 

David Franklin (APD and CDE)

BSc, BNutrDiet and GCertDiabEd

Dietitian/Diabetes Educator

David is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a Credentialed Diabetes Educator. He completed his Nutrition and Dietetics qualification locally at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2015 and a post graduate certificate in Diabetes Education from Deakin University in 2019. He has invested many years working within the chronic disease management field in the Sunshine Coast at various GP clinics, covering a wide range of health conditions including obesity, malnutrition, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions, gastrointestinal conditions, kidney disease, and many others. He has worked in Cairns as a specialist Bariatric Surgery Dietitian and has also worked in-country in Cambodia assisting the hospital staff’s ability to effectively manage their patient’s nutritional requirements. David has a kind nature and is an advocate of using evidence-based nutrition principles to assist the individual achieve their goals in a non-judgemental way. Recently, he has focussed his attention primarily on diabetes management and hopes to assist people living with diabetes in managing their condition in an effective manner.