Doctors at Bundilla Clinic Mooloolaba
Dr. Tibby Mackinnon
Dr Elizabeth (Tibby) Mackinnon studied medicine at Flinders University of South Australia and over the past 25 years has enjoyed working in both urban and rural settings in Australia, Western Samoa and Papua New Guinea. She has a Diploma of Obstetrics, a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and is a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
She enjoys the family-based aspect of general practice as well as its diversity of medical challenges. Tibby now offers Mirena IUD insertion and removal services to Sunshine Coast women.
Tibby lives on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and three children. In her time off she enjoys outdoor pursuits with her family including running, cycling and water sports.
Dr. Robert Roche
Robert Roche graduated from Sydney University and then worked in several major teaching hospitals in New South Wales as part of his training for Rural General Practice before going overseas to England to obtain further training and experience in Obstetrics and Anaesthetics. He then returned to Sydney to do further training in Paediatrics before taking up Rural General practice, initially in West Wyalong before moving to Wagga Wagga where he worked for 8 years as a G.P., while also caring for medical patients and obstetric patients in the two local hospitals.
During this time he became interested in Occupational Health, especially the welfare of Commercial Drivers and was involved in the Healthy Eating Program for long distance Truck Drivers
In 2000 he and his family moved to Buderim, where he has been working as a G.P. in the local area since. During this time he also worked after hours at both Sunshine Coast Private Hospital and Caloundra Private Hospital.
He enjoys the diversity of General Practice and has special interests in Antenatal care, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, Aged care and Industrial Medicine, being a Designated Doctor for Hazardous Substances in the Workplace. He has continued his interest in Commercial Driver’s Health and Men’s Health in general. He also provides medical care for 4 local nursing home residents.
Besides his family, his interests include scuba diving, wakeboarding, kayaking , body surfing, tennis, soccer and travel.
Dr. Heather Courtney
Dr Heather Courtney was born and schooled in Northern Ireland and graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1998 with her medical degree and Batchelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmacology. After working in the UK for 18 months she moved to Australia in 2000, initially working in Bundaberg and then moved to the Sunshine Coast to work at Nambour General Hospital. Here she continued her inhospital training before returning to Northern Ireland to complete her GP training, becoming a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitoners in 2005. Heather has been working as a GP on the Sunshine Coast since then. Heather now offers Mirena IUD contraception services to women on the Sunshine Coast.
Heather really enjoys her job and the variety of specialities within it . "I love that every day is different and I find the continuity of care of my patients, getting to know them and their families very satisfying". She is married with 3 children, a self confessed exercise and health fanatic who enjoys running, walking, cycling, the great outdoors, spending time with her family and travel.
Dr. David Wilke
We are delighted that Dr David Wilke is part of our Alive & Kicking team. He has settled on the Sunshine Coast to be close to family and friends, ocean and hiking trails.
David graduated from the University of Queensland, and moved to a rural area as Medical Superintendent relatively early in his medical career. Completing general practice training in North Queensland, he commenced private general practice there.
A country boy and all too familiar with boarding school, he moved back to Brisbane so his children could live at home while furthering their education. During his initial years in Brisbane, he worked as a visiting GP obstetrician to the Royal Women's Hospital while running his private general practice.
Leaving his long term Brisbane practice, David became part of a rural practice team in the Bowen Basin Coalfields, providing community medical care, as well as emergency response and occupational health services to the mining industry.
David has considerable experience in all areas of general practice and can help Sunshine Coast families with vasectomies, obstetrics and gynaecology, skin cancer diagnosis and surgery, children's medicine, sporting injuries, and occupational health. David also does Sunshine Coast coal board medicals for Queensland.
Dr. Simon Hammond MBChB, FRACGP
Dr Hammond is a graduate of New Zealand's Otago University. He first began working in Australia as a young post graduate with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in South Australia where he gained wide experience in rural medicine and hospital inpatient care.
After two years of service he returned to New Zealand and commenced work in Auckland as a GP Obstetrician where he owned his own practice for many years.
Four years ago Simon 'retired' from full time work and began doing GP locums in Australia. Although he does not do baby deliveries anymore, he has a keen interest in antenatal care and child health.
Simon's other special medical interests are chronic disease management and skin lesion surgery. He is also certified for Implanon insertion.
Simon and his wife have relocated to Mooloolaba to enjoy the wonderful Sunshine Coast lifestyle. Simon is keen cyclist and walker.
Dr. Leanne Francis MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Leanne Francis joins the team at Bundilla Clinic after working one year at our Doctors on Buderim clinic, plus 12 years in outback Australia at her own clinic in Mt Isa.
The born-and-bred Mount Isan studied at the University of Queensland before moving to Townsville where she trained at the hospital for four years.
She then moved back to her home town to go into general practice, where she eventually started Leanne’s Family Medical Centre.
Now we are delighted to have Leanne providing attentive care to our Mooloolaba patients!
Leanne welcomes all her Buderim patients to visit her at Bundilla Clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.00am to 2.00pm.
Dr. Shane Leavy MB BCh, FRACGP
Shane completed his Medical Degree at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland in 2002. Following a return to Australia, he spent over 10 years working in Emergency Medicine. Shane has since completed fellowship training with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He enjoys working with patients and families, to assist with managing a wide variety of heath needs. Shane has a particular interest in Paediatrics and Preventative Medicine. He can also assist with family planning; including Implanon insertion and removal. He has experience in travel medicine, and can help to prepare for any travel health needs you may have.
Shane enjoys an active lifestyle of running, surfing and windsurfing. He is also a keen sailor, and was the team Doctor for the 2007 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and 2011 Fremantle to Bali Yacht Race.
Dr. Mark Zischke BSc MBBS FRACGP
Dr Mark Zischke is a general practitioner and fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. After graduating from the University of Queensland, Mark spent 4 years working in rural areas of Queensland before returning to Brisbane and ultimately pursuing a career in General Practice.
In August Mark joins the medical team at Brightwater Medical Centre for two days a week, and at Bundilla Clinic for two days a week.
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