Who’s in our rooms?


Have a peak at who's in our rooms!

Dr Sonia van Gessel has been a medical Doctor for 20 years. Trained in New Zealand, she has been working in Australia for the past 10 years.

Dr Sonia takes a holistic approach to medicine & has a special interest in lifestyle modification for overall improved health for the whole family!

Dr Sonia van Gessel
General Practitioner

Dr Ankur will be relocating to Medical on Burleigh on the 20th November, 2023!

Dr Ankur is currently offering bulk billing services for children & pensioners.
He earned his Bachelor of Medicine degree in 2014 from Deakin University in Geelong & is a Fellow of the RACGP.
Following the completion of his residency at GCUH, he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Child Health (University of Sydney).
Dr. Ankur has a passion for all aspects of general practice, with a particular focus on paediatrics, medical treatments for hair loss, medicinal cannabis prescribing, smoking cessation, & iron infusions.
Recently, Dr Ankur relocated back to Queensland to achieve a better work-life balance. In his free time, he enjoys collecting vinyl records, exploring new cuisines, playing cricket, & going for drives.

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Dr Ankur Bhatnagar
General Practitioner
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Dr Shae graduated medicine from UQ & went on to work at GCUH & Robina Hospitals before becoming a GP.
In 2021 she was awarded the Monty Kent Hughes Memorial Medal for achieving the highest mark in Australia in the clinical component of the Royal Australian College of GP Fellowship exams!
Dr Shae enjoys all aspects of general practice, in particular, pregnancy care, women's health & chronic disease management.
Outside of work, Shae enjoys spending time with her family & attempting to train her Australian Cattle Dog, Nelly.

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Dr Shae Frawley
General Practitioner
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Dr Lachlan enjoys seeing patients across the lifespan & diversity of human experiences. He is invested in supporting people with complex comorbid chronic disease care. He has special interest in Austism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Gender Affirming Healthcare, mental health & pursues healthy outcomes for people with chronic pain issues. Dr Lachlan pioneered medicinal cannabis therapy in Tasmania since 2021.
Dr Lachlan has 2 grown sons, a beautiful adored wife, & dogs, Scout & Runa!
We look forward to working with him!

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Dr Lachlan Fieldhouse
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Dr Kassey grew up in rural Queensland!
During her training, she spent time in Nepal in general medicine & Ophthalmology.
Dr Kassey completed her residency at the PA Brisbane in general medicine, mental health, Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Surgery, Paeds, newborns & Emergency. She has a background in research & teaching, & has published research papers nationally & abroad. Dr Kassey has lectured medical students & junior doctors for GCUH & Bond University. She has been a clinical examiner for JCU.
Dr Kassey practises with compassion & care, striving to help you & your family with your healthcare needs in a kind, comprehensive & individualised manner.

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Dr Kassey Klaassen
General Practitioner
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Dr Tyler graduated with his MBBS from James Cook University in 2017. He completed his first three years at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital & over the past three years has worked in various regional hospitals in different states.
He has an interest in Chronic Disease management, Men's health, Mental Health & Paediatrics.

Prior to being a doctor, Tyler was a musical theatre performer & still enjoys singing & playing the piano.
He also likes to spend his free time reading and exploring the outdoors.

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Dr Tyler Chin
General Practitioner
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From 9 October Dr Nicci will be seeing patients at Medical on Robina 299 Scottsdale Drive Robina (near Varsity lakes Train Station).

As the FIRST female Chief Medical Officer in the NRL, we are proud to have Dr Nicci Drew at Medical on Miami!
While Dr Nicci enjoys all aspects of general practice medicine, she has a special interest & Masters in Sports Medicine.
Dr Nicci also loves her paediatric patients, skin cancer management, trauma & emergency medicine. Dr Nicci was working through specialising in paediatrics when her own son arrived!

Dr Nicci Drew
General Practitioner

Dr Fabian has completed a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG) & was awarded First-Class Honors in Pre-eclampsia in Pregnancy & is a Co-author on a Neonatal/Paediatric publication.
He has a keen focus on Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatric Care, Iron Infusions, Implanon & Mirena Insertion.
Dr Fabian is also a Director on the Board of GPGC.
A true GC local, you’ll find Fabian outside of work with his wife & daughter in Currumbin, enjoying surfing & cycling.

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Dr Fabian Ring
General Practitioner
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Dr Michael graduated medical school in Scotland in 2012 before moving to Australia in 2015. He trained in emergency medicine for several years & has experience working in Gold Coast Hospitals & rural and remote Emergency Departments around Australia. Dr Michael enjoys all aspects of general practice, in particular sports injuries, skin cancer management, men’s health, chronic disease management & preventative health. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football, golf & trips to the dog beach.

Dr Michael Hoy
General Practitioner

Dr Adams loves being a GP – she believes it to be a privilege.
Emigrating to the Gold Coast in 2011, Amanda is particularly interested in managing chronic conditions (like diabetes, heart disease, respiratory medicine and gastroenterology), women’s health, mental health and appropriate prescribing of Medicinal Cannabis.
Dr Amanda enjoys her time with her husband and 3 children, on the beach, on the water, and in the water.

Dr Amanda Adams

Dr Liesel begins 30th of May 2023!
Dr Liesel loves General Practice because she understands a thorough, caring & holistic approach can change people's lives. She is passionate about preventative care & the role of lifestyle, diet, relationships & exercise in promoting & maintaining good health. Dr Liesel has ten years in ED & a Psychology degree.
Outside of work, she is the mother of 2 grownup daughters and is happily married. She enjoys reading, travel, Pilates, weight training & most of all - cooking and eating! Every day starts with a food strategy. Guilty pleasure – cheese of every description…

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Dr Liesel Whyte
General Practitioner
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A home grown local! Dr Jardin completed his GP Fellowship, Diploma of Child Health, & is experienced in rural medicine, working at Minjerribah (Nth Straddie) & Tamborine Mountain for the last 6 years. Where does he find the time?
Dr Jardin enjoys the full breadth of family medicine with a keen interest in paediatrics, chronic disease, men’s & elders health. He also has advanced Skin Cancer & Dermoscopy training.
When not seeing patients, Dr Jardin can be found teaching GP Registrars as a Medical Educator for GPTQ, or just kicking a football at the park.

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Dr Jardin Taha
General Practitioner & Skin Cancer Management
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Dr Jim is a well respected GP with Specialist registration on the Gold Coast.
Dr Jim works with CASA and offers Aviation Medicals, as well as performs Cardiac Stress Testing, and cosmetic procedures and an MC Prescriber.
Fluent in English and Afrikaans, Dr Jim is a welcome addition to the cohort of GPs here.

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Dr Jim Abrahams
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Dr Greg is a dad, husband & GC GP.
He is a true 'generalist', managing all conditions & all ages.
Greg graduated from JCU with an MBBS. He has extensive experience in Paeds, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Emergency Medicine & Surgery; incl Plastic & Maxillofacial surgery. Greg is a Fellow of the RACGP.
Greg's special interest is medical education. He is the current medical educator for GPTQ & has been an examiner for both the RACGP & Bond Uni School of Medicine.
Outside his practice, Greg spends time with his family enjoying everything the GC has to offer at the beach, parks or hinterland.

Dr Greg Shrimpton
General Practitioner

Practicing in Burleigh since 1997 Dr Mark Spanner has opened the prestigious Medical on Miami.
A Fellow of the RACGP, Dr Mark plays an active role in educating medical students and doctors specialising in family medicine.
Dr Mark has great interest in all aspects of family medicine including Adult Healthcare, Pediatrics and Obstetrics.
An avid fisherman, Dr Mark runs with the Canadian salmon each year.

Dr Mark Spanner
Medical Director

MBChB, FACRRM, FRNZCGP Currently bulk-billing, Dr Katharine Wallis is an experienced general practitioner and Mayne Professor of General Practice and Head of the GP Clinical Unit at the University of Queensland. She is a Fellow of both the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Dr Katharine Wallis welcomes you to Medical on Miami. Areas of interest: Family medicine.

Dr Katharine Wallis
General Practitioner

Dr Nick is the Executive Dean of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University, a Fellow of the RACGP and also the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine.
Dr Nick’s special interests include travel health, preventive medicine and respiratory illnesses.
When not at Medical on Miami Dr Nick is involved in research and teaching at Bond University.
Since coming to the Gold Coast in January 2019 Dr Nick has been learning to surf!

Dr Nick Zwar
General Practitioner & Professor

Dr Jane is now at Medical on Robina! Join her there for an appointment!
Ph. 07 5690 1290

Dr Jane Wehipeihana
General Practitioner

Dr Leesa is at Medical on Robina! Join her there!
Ph. 07 5690 1290

Dr Leesa Paki
General Practitioner


Dr Stephen Thomas is a Gold Coast local & Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He deals with all aspects of general dermatology including skin cancer, acne & inflammatory skin conditions.
In his spare moments he enjoys basketball (A LOT!), bush walks & spending time with his family.
Coming to Medical on Miami on 30 August 2023!
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Dr Stephen Thomas

Physiotherapy & Osteopathy

Aaron has a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine and Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathy). He delivers a hands on approach to musculoskeletal complaints throughout the whole body with a strong interest in treating acute and chronic lower back pain. Aarons goal is to deliver the most effective service possible to patients with the aim of improving their quality of life. He incorporates a broad range of Osteopathic techniques such as joint manipulation, joint articulation, dry needling, deep tissue massage and exercise prescription providing the most beneficial to the patient’s condition. Outside of the clinic, Aaron enjoys camping, surfing, fishing and going to the local farmers markets.

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Aaron Segal
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A Clinical Pilates Instructor and Physiotherapist, Di has used the Pilates method for almost 20 years. If you are suffering from chronic back, neck or joint pain or wish to prevent injury and keep fit by improving core stability and muscle strength, tone and flexibility, Di can help. Check with your Private Health to see if you qualify for a rebate. We have Hi-Caps on site for a rebate if you do!

Diane Slater
Physiotherapist & Pilates

There are 2 Josh's in the house...Josh Noble & now Josh McDermott! Both are Physios! Not confusing at all...!
Josh has a Bach. Exercise Science & Masters of Physiotherapy. He has a strong interest in chronic pain which has enabled him to treat more than the injury - he likes to get people back to the things they love. He has a keen interest in conditions related to the neck, shoulder & ankle, sporting & Workcover injuries. He utilises a combined approach of hands-on treatment, exercise & education to ensure patients have a greater understanding of their condition while they achieve their goals. In his own time, Josh loves swimming, golf, AFL & surfing.

Joshua McDermott

Marc is a passionate caring Physio helping clients achieve their goals & optimize their quality of life through a firm belief that a combination of hands-on therapy, education & exercise therapy will achieve the best results.
Marc is currently the Head Physio for the Future Titans program & the rehabilitation Physio for the Burleigh Bears. He has previous experience in AFL & athletics, as well as working closely with some of the best Orthopaedic & sports physicians.
He has completed additional qualifications as a Specialised Vestibular Physiotherapist, enabling him to effectively help those who suffer from vertigo, migraines & headaches.

Marc Del Gallo

Joshua Noble has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from UQ. He has extensive experience working in orthopaedic physio & private practice. He is currently completing a Master of Sports Physio & is the Senior Physio for the Burleigh Bears as well as the Directing Physio for the Future Titans program.
Josh has a particular interest in cervical spine disorders/headaches, persistent pain & sports-related injuries from both contact & endurance sports. Josh achieves great results by employing a holistic, hands-on approach to treating his patients & goes above & beyond to provide a thorough diagnosis & personal post-treatment follow-up to ensure his patients receive the care they deserve.

Josh Noble

Steven obtained a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. He has a strong interest in neurological conditions while also being well-equipped in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal & orthopaedic conditions. This well-rounded approach helps him treat the person, not just the condition. His experience in the NDIS sector has given him a strong passion for helping his patients achieve their goals both inside the practice & out.
Stevens knowledge working with both the Burleigh Bears & Gold Coast Titans has provided him with invaluable expertise for working with athletes of all ages & levels.

Steven Racki


Victoria works with adults experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, emotional distress, trauma, chronic pain, grief, loss, stress management & adjustment difficulties. Her treatment approaches include Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Victoria believes in a collaborative, empathic & non-judgemental approach to therapy that places the patient’s needs & goals at the centre, as well as creating a safe space for patients to deepen their understanding of themselves & experience personal growth.
Victoria loves animals, has two cats (Evie & George), with great aspirations of owning a dog one day.

Victoria Hambour

Brooke works with adults (age 20+) to identify their values, goals and desires for therapy. Her chosen modalities include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement and Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as well as Somatic and Sensorimotor processing techniques. While Brooke works with people with a wide range of concerns, Brooke has specialised interest and training in the area of healing post-trauma including the complexities of shame, fear, identity, relationships, powerlessness, anxiety and depression. Brooke has a strong background in the area of sexual and gender identity including minority stress and coming out issues.

Brooke Smith

Having been practicing on the Gold Coast for over 25 years, David is embedded in the community. He has 3 children, loves to travel and is in constant pursuit of happiness. David is available on Fridays. He looks forward to seeing you.

David Neophyton

Anthony Engel is a registered Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. A kind and inspiring man, he works with children, adolescents and adults. He has competency in the following presentations: all forms of anxiety (GAD, PTSD, OCD, Panic, Social, Performance and Specific Phobias), Stress Management, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, and Loss and Grief. He also assists clients with low self-esteem and confidence building, identity issues, personal development and school and work/career concerns. As a client-centred psychologist, Anthony uses evidence-based approaches according to each client’s individual needs.

Anthony Engel


Kirsten has a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics & a Post-Graduate in Diabetes Education.
She has a passion for assisting patients in achieving improved health outcomes & enjoys seeing them reach their nutritional goals.
Kirsten's areas of interest are looking at food for it's nutritional value & people needing help to understand the disease of diabetes, & how foods make a huge impact in their everyday.

Kirsten Darlow

Katie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist. She is experienced in diabetes, fertility nutrition, cardiovascular disease, weight management, food allergy & intolerance, & gastrointestinal disorders.
Katie is a certified Fertility Dietitian & can assist in improving chances of a healthy pregnancy.
She has completed the Sports Nutrition Course with Australian Institute of Sport & National Paediatric Dietetic Training with the Dietitian’s Association of Australia. Katie supports her patients by promoting successful, sustainable health through individualised dietary plans & solutions.

Katie Harris


Nelson graduated from La Trobe University in 2014 with a Masters of Podiatry and has worked in a variety of health settings. His main area of focus is sports podiatry, but enjoys all aspects of feet! Nelson is also currently studying to complete his Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines.⁠ ⁠

Nelson Pollard

Originally from Ireland, Jarlath moved to Australia over 8 years ago! He is an AHPRA registered Podiatrist, passionate about helping people walk, run & move without pain.
Adept at treating a variety of conditions, Jarlath has keen interest in heel pain, running related injuries & nail surgery for chronic ingrown toenails. Jarlath feels very privileged to call the GC home, & enjoys everything it has to offer from the pristine beaches to beautiful bush walking trails. He is a strong advocate for keeping the lower limbs strong & resilient by engaging in regular strength training, whilst being a self-confessed running-shoe geek!

Jarlath O'Neill

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