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Dr Bella has been everywhere, man!
During training, she has worked in Wollongong, Shell Harbour, Sydney, Wagga Wagga, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Melbourne to finally settle and raise her family on the Gold Coast of Qld.
Dr Bella adores being a GP! While Dr Bella enjoys all aspects of medicine including Women's health and paediatrics, her favourite part is looking after generations of families and watching children grow and thrive.
She studied Medicine at the University of NSW and has extra training in paediatrics.
Outside of medicine she enjoys gardening, ceramics and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr Bella Tompson
General Practitioner

Dr Paul grew up in Cairns graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from James Cook University.
Dr Paul has broad experience working in different hospitals in various critical care and surgical subspecialties around Australia. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice with special interests in men’s health and minor surgical procedures.
Outside of practicing Dr Paul enjoys playing music, surfing, skiing and tennis.

Dr Paul Clarke
General Practitioner

Dr Lisa Amey
General Practitioner

Dr Amy Thornely worked in the Royal Australian Air Force for 7 years as a Medical Officer.
Dr Amy enjoys all aspects of general practice focusing on preventative care. Her special interests include Child Health, Obstetrics and Women’s Health.
Dr Amy has a passion for travel, dancing and chooses to enjoy her time relaxing on our beautiful beaches with her family.
Dr Amy enjoys practicing at the beautiful Medical on Miami and boutique-style practice Burleigh Cove.

Dr Amy Thornely
General Practitioner

Dr Zoe is a doctor who truly enjoys the privileged role she plays in her patient’s lives. She continues to strive to find improved and personalised ways to help her patients navigate to better health and wellbeing.
Dr Zoe has worked in rural towns of Roma and Charters Towers. It was Roma where she met her Scottish Prince. A decade on they have settled on the GC, have one daughter and many fur babies, including a mix of dogs &... Alpacas!
Special interests include but are not limited to: Preventative Care, Chronic Diseases, Haematological & Oncological Disorders, Women’s Health, Child & Adolescent Health, DVA w PTSD, Geriatrics, & Mental Health

Dr Zoe Ormiston
General Practitioner

Dr Jane is a kind-hearted, straight-forward, empathetic doctor, has enjoyed the warm shores of the Gold Coast for many years, making it her home with her family.
As a GP, Jane enjoys the wide range of services to offer her patients.

Dr Jane Wehipeihana
General Practitioner

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.
Fluent in English and Afrikaans, Dr Jim is a welcome addition to the cohort of GPs here.

Dr Jim Abrahams
GP, MCD & CASA DAME

BM (UK), MRCGP (UK), FRACGP, DRCOG (UK)
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.
She is officially approved to prescribe Medicinal Cannabis and is taking appointments.
Dr Amanda enjoys her time with her husband and 3 children, on the beach, on the water, and in the water.

Dr Amanda Adams
GP & MCD

Dr Greg is passionate about helping his patients achieve their best possible health.
He loves the variety of General medicine and actively promotes preventative health measures.
His special interests include allergies, child and adolescent health, skin related disorders including acne, men’s health & appropriate prescribing of Medicinal Cannabis.
Dr Greg is adept at Skin Cancer Management and performs minor procedures if required.

Dr Greg Shrimpton
General Practitioner

Dr Leesa Paki is a warm and light-spirited doctor. Always calm and extremely clever, Dr Leesa has loved the warm shores of the Gold Coast for many years, making it her home with her family.
She’s shreds on the snowboarding slopes of Japan and NZ as well!
As a GP, Dr Leesa enjoys the wide range of services to offer her patients.

Dr Leesa Paki
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 enjoys practicing at the beautiful Medical on Miami and boutique-style Burleigh Cove.

Dr Mark Spanner
Medical Director

Dr Cecilia Pousette was born in Sweden many moons ago!
Dr Cecilia decided that being a doctor would be very interesting, challenging, stimulating and fulfilling.
Love brought her to Australia, completing university in Victoria.
Dr Cecilia loves General Medicine and feels it a privilege to know people and their circumstances.
Her special interests include Paediatrics, Adolescents, Women’s health and Psychology.
Dr Cecilia enjoys practicing at the beautiful Medical on Miami and boutique-style Burleigh Cove.

Dr Cecilia Pousette
General Practitioner

As the first female Chief Medical Officer in the NRL, we are proud to have Dr Nicci Drew here!
While Dr Nicci enjoys all aspects of general practice medicine, she has a Masters in Sports Medicine (MPhil).
Further to this, Dr Nicci loves her paediatric patients and minor skin cancer surgery.
Embedded in trauma and emergency medicine experience, Dr Nicci was halfway through specialising in paediatrics when her own son arrived!
Dr Nicci has worked in South Africa, the UK, New Zealand and now beautiful Australia.
Dr Nicci travels and enjoys mountaineering, climbing, trail running and mountain biking.

Dr Nicci Drew
General Practitioner & Sports Medicine

Dr Guy, one of the kindest GPs you may ever meet, has a keen interest in all aspects of General Practice. He loves it all!
Dr Guy enjoys practicing at the beautiful Medical on Miami and boutique-style practice Burleigh Cove.

Dr Guy Bouchet
General Practitioner

Dr Katharine Wallis is an experienced General Practitioner who, when not working at Medical on Miami, works as a GP Academic at the University of Queensland involved in teaching and research. Katharine is a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Katharine’s special interests include the health of women, children and older people. Dr Katharine Wallis welcomes you to Medical on Miami.

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

Hey there!
Dr Cam has moved to Burleigh Cove!

Dr Cameron Halliday
General Practitioner & Skin Cancer Management

Hey there!
Dr Rae has moved to Burleigh Cove!

Dr Rae Sanders
General Practitioner

Hey there!
Dr Michael has moved to Burleigh Cove!

Dr Michael Tobin
General Practitioner

Paediatric Team

Adriana is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist. Adriana provides personalised therapy to children and families, offering fun and engaging activities. She believes in building relationships with families, to equip parents with the necessary tools to enhance their child’s communication in everyday life. Adriana looks forward to meeting you.

Adriana Astras
Speech Pathologist

Abby Spanner is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist, treating people 0-25 years. Originally from the Gold Coast, Abby is trained in a paediatric setting, which includes mental health and rehabilitation. Abby includes a range of diagnoses: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy Intellectual Disabilities, behavioural concerns, ADHD, OCD, ODD, learning and social skills delay and more. She has also been trained in “Learn to Play” by Karen Stagnitti and DIR-Floortime.

Abby Spanner
Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Ellie is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who has experience working with children of all abilities, with or without diagnosis. Her experiences include children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and other degenerative and rare conditions. Also, she is adept at children with development delays, ASD, ADHD/ADD, OCD, intellectual impairment and behavioural emotional challenges. Ellie is passionate in neurological rehabilitation and equipment prescription for children with complex physical needs.

Ellie Gambling
Paediatric Occupational Therapist


Physiotherapy

Marc has a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from Bond University on the Gold Coast. Equipped along with his degree in Exercise and Sports Science, he has extensive interest in musculoskeletal and sports related injuries. Marc also has a strong interest in Vestibular Physiotherapy which is utilised to treat conditions such as vertigo or dizziness. Motivated by helping clients achieve their goals and optimising their quality of life, Marc is a passionate Physiotherapist with a firm belief in combining hands on therapy with education and self-maintenance exercises for both short term relief and long-term solutions. Marc is a keen sportsman, and is currently one of the Physiotherapists for the Burleigh Bears Rugby League Club.

Marc Del Gallo
Physiotherapist

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

Returning to the Gold Coast after working in the bush in Far West Queensland, Alison has incredible experience working with clients from children to elders, across a wide range of conditions. Alison is passionate about helping clients overcome life’s challenges, and to live full and meaningful lives. Alison has special training in interventions for dementia care. This leads to people with dementia stay at home longer. She also works with people on their mental health goals. In Alison's free time, she loves spending time at the beach and going on adventures with her pup, Bear.

Alison Barry
Occupational Therapist

Joshua Noble has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland. He has extensive experience in both orthopaedics, private practice and as a Sports Physiotherapist. He is currently the Senior Physiotherapist for the Burleigh Bears Rugby League Club and is an accredited ASCA Level 1 Coach and clinical Pilates Instructor. He has a particular interest in endurance sport athletes and occupational physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Josh welcomes you to Medical on Miami, Level 2.

Josh Noble
Physiotherapist

Robyn has a Masters of Physiotherapy from the UQ and a Bachelor of Exercise Science. Robyn has an extensive background both playing and coaching high level competitive soccer, and has years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach. She has a particular interest in acute spotting injuries as well as those patients with chronic pain. Robyn has a strong belief in using a hands-on manual therapy approach in conjunction with proper exercise programming to help patients achieve their goals and get them back to the things they enjoy doing day to day.

Robyn Spilsbury
Physiotherapist


Psychology

Dr Judith Warner is a Clinical Psychologist who works with adults to overcome a wide range of interpersonal, psychological and emotional problems. With a background in attachment and developmental psychology she understands the unique challenges faced during key stages and transitions in life. Judiths warmth and compassion coupled with skills in a variety of evidence-based treatments provides clients with a safe environment to challenge unhelpful patterns and become active participants in change to live more fulfilling, purposeful lives. She is currently completing her training in ISTDP.

Dr Judith Warner
Clinical Psychologist, PHD

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
Psychologist

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
Psychologist

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
Psychologist


Dietetics

Currently on Baby Leave!

Katie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist with more than 10 years experience in private practice. She has a passion for assisting her patients to achieve improved health outcomes and enjoys seeing them reach their nutritional goals. She has experience in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight management, food allergy and intolerance as well as gastrointestinal disorders and gut health. She has completed her Sports Nutrition Course at the Australian Institute of Sport and her National Paediatric Dietetic Training with the Dietitian’s Association of Australia. Katie supports her patients by promoting successful, sustainable health change through individualised dietary plans and solutions.

Katie Harris
Dietitian

As a Dietitian, Nutritionist and Naturopath, Lisa provides evidence-based expert dietary advice, medical nutrition therapy and expert supplement advice for a wide range of health conditions and nutrition-related issues including but not limited to.... ^ Hormone imbalance ^ Digestive disorders ^ Diabetes ^ Stress, Anxiety, Depression ^ Weight management ^ ​Food intolerances ^ Vitamin & mineral imbalance. Visit her website on: www.lisastrausshealth.com.au

Lisa Strauss
Dietitian & Naturopath

Amanda has a Masters degree in dietetics and has been practicing for over 16 years. She has experience working as a clinical and food service dietitian at several locations including private hospitals, nursing homes, health retreats and in community settings. Amanda has a vast knowledge of carbohydrate restriction, i.e Low Carb High Fat diets. Amanda will be able to assist in weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, low or fluctuating energy levels and food addiction.

Amanda Cini
Dietitian


Podiatry

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
Podiatrist

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