MALE & FEMALE DOCTORS SUNSHINE COAST
Dr Amir Akram MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Akram has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast since 2003 and has worked extensively in hospitals in Melbourne and general practices in QLD. He has joined RACGP Training Program and is a Senior examiner for RACGP.
Dr Akram has special interest in Travel Vaccinations, Aged Care, Chronic Disease Management, Family medicine, Cardiovascular health, Pre-employment medicals and all types of medicals.
Dr Akram speaks English and Bengali.
Dr Akram is welcoming new patients and is available 5 days a week and some weekends.
Dr John Fogarty MBBCH (Belf.), FRCS
Dr Fogarty has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 2000 when he joined Currimundi Medical Centre. He studied medicine in the UK. Dr Fogarty special interests are in diabetes, asthma, family medicine, minor procedures and palliative care, Travel vaccinations, skin checks, children's immunisations, implanon insertion and removal.
Dr Fogarty’s hobbies include sherlockiana and he is a keen advocate for daylight savings. He plans to revive his tuition in French speaking, as topped his class at school in French and is eager to become fluent in the future.
Dr Fogarty welcomes new patients and is available 5 days a week from 7.30am and some weekends.
Dr Alison Roper MBBS, FRAGCP
Qualified in the UK (London) in 2000. Dr Roper has worked extensively in general practices and has post graduate qualifications in family planning, Mirena/IUD insertion, Implanon and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Dr Roper has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast since 2008 when she first joined our practice.
Dr Roper is a preferred provider with SCHHS Service for antenatal Shared care for your pregnancy and post natal care.
Special interest in women's health, and children's immunisations.
DR ROPER - ON LEAVE
Dr Alison Roper joined us in 2008 and will be taking 6 months extended to take on a role with Queensland Health as Acting Clinical Director of Breastscreen Sunshine Coast. Dr Roper will be on leave from 1st June till approximately February 2019. Our team of Doctors will cover Dr Roper's patient's till her return.
Dr Tony Moor MBBS, FRACGP (UQ)
Dr Moor was trained at the University of Queensland. Dr Moor has lived and worked on Sunshine Coast for 22 years. He was Senior Medical Officer and Director of Emergency Medicine at Caloundra Hospital until 2003, when he commenced general practice.
Dr Moor’s special interests are Skins Checks and minor surgery, cardio thoracic medicine, aged care and palliative care. Dr Moor also offers venesections and iron infusions for patients needing these treatments.
Dr Moor is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and some Sundays and is accepting new patients.
Dr Christelle Greeff MBChB, FRACGP
Dr Greeff was qualified in Pretoria, South Africa and gained her Fellowship in General Practice in Brisbane, Australia.
Dr Greeff is a general practitioner with interest in preventative health, women’s health and general medicine,
also offering Venesections.
Dr Greeff enjoys a work-life balance, out of hours enjoying the outdoors and is a keen cyclist and enjoys the arts.
Dr Greeff speaks English and Afrikaans.
Dr Greeff works till 6.30pm on Wednesday and Friday nights.
Dr Deborah Vercoulen MBBS(USYD), MIPH, FRACGP
Dr Vercoulen has an interest in family health, women's health, paediatrics and disability. Dr Vercoulen has a Family Planning Certificate in women's health, a Diploma in Child Health and a Masters in International Public Health. She offers contraception advice, pap smears, implanon insertion and removal, STI screening, menopause management and breast checks for women. Offering Iron Infusions for patient requiring this service.
Dr Vercoulen is listed as a preferred provider with SCHHS for antenatal shared care and regularly attends upskilling SCHHS workshops particularly in women's health and paediatrics. Dr Vercoulen offers routine antenatal and postnatal checks as well as children's health checks including immunisations. Dr Vercoulen also offers iron infusions and referrals from of patients from other practices.
Dr Vercoulen is developing an interest in disabilities and caring for families with special needs.
Dr Vercoulen was trained at the University of Sydney and joined the Practice in 2013 after practising in the Northern Territory for many years in remote medicine, aboriginal health and general practice. Dr Vercoulen is welcoming new patients. Dr Vercoulen is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7.30am to 4.00pm and some weekends.
Dr Geoff Broad MBBS Qld
Dr Broad was trained in Queensland and has been practising for 30 years
Offering Skin Checks, Recreational Dive Medicals,Pre employment and Company Medicals, Travel Vaccines, Children's immunisations and all family medicine.
Dr Broad enjoys nutritional and environmental medicine and leads a healthy lifestyle enjoying cycling.
Dr Broad is available Tuesday to Friday, with late appointments available Wednesday and Fridays.
New patients welcome.
Dr Jonathan Jing MBBS, FRACGP, AMC
Dr Jonathan Jing joined our Practice in January 2016 after working in Gympie for years as a General Practitioner.
Dr Jing obtained his fellowship of RACGP in 2012. Dr Jing enjoys the diversity in general practice, with special interests in chronic disease management and preventative healthcare.
Dr Jing speaks English and Mandarin Chinese.
Dr Venera Edwards MBBS
Dr Venera Edwards specialises in women and children's health.
Dr Edwards is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and is accepting new patients.
Dr Edwards speak English and Russian.
Dr Daniel Bower, MBBS
Dr Dan Bower has now joined Ocean Wave Medical and is welcoming new patients.
Dr Bower completed a dual Bachelor of Justice/Laws in 2007 at QUT and went on to further postgraduate legal training prior to gaining admission as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Queensland. After a period of working in china, Dan returned to Australia in 2010 and obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Bond University on the Gold Coast.
Dr Bower then completed 3 years of primary surgical rotations at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane prior to moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2018 to work as a General Practitioner.
Dr Dan Bower enjoys minor surgical procedures, employment and travel medicines, as well as men's preventative health.
Available Monday to Thursday 8am till late and some weekends.
ALLIED HEALTH PRACTITIONERS - AT OCEAN WAVE MEDICAL & OCEAN WAVE WELLNESS CENTRE
PSYCHOLOGIST - Cornelia Bam (Suite 3 Ocean Wave Medical)
Cornelia Bam, Psychologist joined the team at Ocean Wave Medical full time in January 2016. Consults available Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and some Saturday mornings.
Cornelia works and treats clients experiencing a variety of emotional and/or behavioural problems including
Depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, trauma, anger and aggression, obsessions and compulsions. Sleep, Sexual and Relationship problems, including marriage counselling. Pre-Natal and Post-Natal situations.
Accepting MHP and Private Patients. Workcover patients, sessions covered by Workcover. Accepting MHP. Private patients can book without a referral and if you have a Private Health Fund you may receive a rebate from them.
Bookings can be made through our Reception on 5491 9044. Referrals can be faxed to 5491 8068.
PODIATRIST - David Morgan Podiatry (Suite 1 Ocean Wave Wellness Centre)
David has a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) graduating in 1997 and a Master of Health Science from New Zealand. David has been in private practice for over 15 years in Australia. He is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association, and Sports Medicine Australia and bring to Caloundra experience in all areas of Podiatry including:
- General foot care
- Foot orthoses
- Diabetes foot health
- Ingrown toenails
- Toenail surgery
- Children's feet
- Medicare, DVA, and Workcover clients (referral required), accepting Care Plans & D904 DVA referrals.
- Private health fund electronic claiming via HICAPS available.
David is available in Suite 1 in our Wellness Centre adjacent to Ocean Wave Medical at 27 Mayes Avenue by appointment. Referrals can be faxed to 53351622. Phone 1300288365 to book.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST - Embody Physiotherapy, Rachel Morgan-Varlow
Suite 3 Ocean Wave Wellness Centre
Embody Movement Physiotherapy operating from our Wellness Centre adjacent to our medical centre in Suite 3 at 27 Mayes Avenue, Caloundra. Rachel's team also offer Clinical Pilates and Rehabilitation classes in their Pilates clinic on Buderim St, Currimundi.
Receiving referrals fax to 07 5491 8068 or via medical objects.
Rachel Morgan-Varlow has over ten years experience within Private Practice and has a hands on approach to treatment;
BULK BILLING available for GPMP/EPC referrals for all pensioners, with $20 gap for non pensioners. DVA and Workcover Clients. Accepting third party and workcover claims and works closely with Patient's Case Manager and Doctor to ensure close communication, evidence based practice and a speedy return to function.
- Any musuloskeletal pain or injury, including neck, thoracic or low back pain, shoulder pain, knee and hip pain.
- loss of function from poor fitness or chronic disease
- loss of balance
- sports injuries
- workplace injuries including repetitive strain injury
- post surgical rehabilitation and
- women's health including incontinence, pelvic pain and post-partum issues
- Injurynet Workcover
- Musculoskeletal Assessments for Pre-employment or employment medicals available
Specialised Exercise classes and programs for:
- Diabetes - Classes designed for thos looking to manage their Diabetes, aimed at improving fitness, strength and function. Led by our Exercise Physiologist, the sessions take into consideration any health concerns of our clients. Diabetic patients eligible for 8 free classes per year with a Diabetic EPC Class referral done by their Doctor.
- Osteoporosis (Health Bones) - Classes that assist in improving bone density to reduce the risk of Osteoporosis, and allow clients with existing Osteoporosis to safely exercise. We also focus on improving balance to reduce the risk of falls, and improve strength and flexibility. Classes are also beneficial for those with arthritis, with gentle strengthening and mobility assisting to maintain function and reduce pain
- Cancer Care
- Falls Prevention - Classes to improve balance, reduce the risk of injuries caused by fall. Focusses on balance, lower limb strength and mobility, it allows our clients to safely challenge and improve their balance.
- Strength and Flexibility for Seniors - A combination of gentle resistance based exercised, posutral strength and movements to increase heart rate, these classes are a fun and supportive option for those wanting to improve their strength and mobility.
Clinical Pilates and Group Classes
Studio utilises equipment such as the reformer and cadillac, using variable spring resistance; allowing us to modify exercise to suit individual.
Brochures and class timetable available from our Reception. Or call Rachel on 0401 263 516
DIETITAN - Total Nutrition Dietitan Jody Pollard BNutr & Diet (APD & AN) (Ocean Wave Medical)
Qualified professional nutrition and dietary advice with personalised meal plans.
- Medical nutrition for health conditions
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Sports Nutrition
- Weight Loss and management
- Pregnancy pre and post natal
- Group Nutrition education sessions
Consulting here at Ocean Wave Medical and also offering convenient home, work or gym consultations with flexible out of hours appointments available.
Accepting GPMP referrals, DVA & Private patients with health rebate available.
www.totalnutritiondietitian.com.au Phone 0402 225 732 for bookings. Fax referrals to 5492 7031 Email: email@example.com
AUDIOLOGIST - Dendra Cole of Impact Hearing (Ocean Wave Medical)
Dendra Cole is a qualified Audiologist accredited with Audiology Australia, member of independent Audiologists Australia (IAA) and director of Impact Hearing. As a long-time hearing aid user and with sensorineural hearing loss diagnosed at 3 years old, early childhood hearing loss diagnosis and unsurpassed hearing rehabilitation with hearing aids or assistive listening devices has become Dendra's lifelong passion. Dendra is committed to providing you with quality sound, confident lifestyle and relationships with enriched communication as if you are a member of her own family.
Impact Hearing Services offered here at Ocean Wave Medical:
- FREE hearing screenings for children and adults
- Diagnostic hearing assessments for children and adults
- Pre-employment hearing assessments
- Workcover hearing assessments
- Assistive listening devices
- Custom or "ready-made" swim,noise or music plugs
- Tinnitus solutions
- Hearing aids - all brands available
Private clients welcome (health rebates available)
OHS (Office of Hearing Services)
Care plans accepted
PHONE: 3289 5563 or 0476 868 166 to book. Visit website www.impacthearing.com.au
Our Practice Manager:
Teena Barbeler DipPMgt
Teena has a Diploma of Practice Management and has Business and Administration experience in Government, Education and Private Enterprise and has been a Business Owner. Teena has been the Practice Manager since 2011. Teena has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast since moving from Brisbane in 2002.
Our Practice Nurses:
Molly, Karen, Shonel, Kym, Nicola, Beth and Sarrah
Charis, Paisley, Shelley, Kimberley, Tori and Aneka