Doctors at Bundilla Clinic Mooloolaba
Dr. Ashley Sood MBChB, BSc (Hons), FRACGP
Dr Ashley Sood grew up in Scotland and graduated with her medical degree from the University of Aberdeen, UK after completing her Diagnostic Radiography degree with BSc (Hons).
Dr Ashley is currently on leave until July 18th.
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. Pam Kimlin MBBS, FRACGP, DCH
Dr Pamela Kimlin grew up on the Gold Coast. She completed her medical degree in Sydney at the University of New South Wales, is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a Diploma in Child Health.
Dr Kimlin worked in Emergency Medicine before training as a General Practitioner. Taking advantage of the opportunity to travel during her training Dr Kimlin has worked in various parts of Australia including Alice Springs, Broken Hill for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Blue Mountains Hospital on the paediatric ward and Tasmania. In more recent years she has worked on the Sunshine Coast as a GP, and enjoys the variety of general practice and the opportunity to offer a holistic approach to health. She has also worked for headspace, with a focus on adolescent mental heath. Dr Kimlin has worked in Brisbane at an allergy clinic and has experience managing conditions such as hayfever, asthma, eczema and food allergy.
When she is not at work Dr Kimlin enjoys keeping fit and active playing squash, beach volley ball, ocean swimming and bush walking. She tries never to miss the daily walk to the beach with the dog.
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. 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. Leanne Francis MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Leanne Francis joins the team at Bundilla Clinic after working one year at our 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 patients to visit her at Bundilla Clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.00am to 2.00pm.
Dr. Tibby Mackinnon
Dr Elizabeth (Tibby) Mackinnon has parted these shores to set sail with her husband Rusty aboard their yacht. They will sail around Australia before swinging the bow around for distant shores! We wish you well Tibby!
Doctors Wanted Sunshine Coast. We are currently seeking talented GPs to join our Sunshine Coast medical centres. If you are moving to the Sunshine Coast or are already working here on the coast and would like a positive change, please contact Managing Director Kathryn Davis at 0413 209 486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to learn more about GP vacancies on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.