Meet Our Clinical Team

Dr. Fiona McGrath

MBBS (Monash) Dip RANZCOG

Fiona graduated from Monash University in 1984 and has had extensive experience in General Practice.

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She grew up in country Victoria, training in Melbourne and came to Noosa for a sea change and to raise her young family in the late 1990s.

Fiona enjoys getting to know people and helping them with their healthcare needs whatever the issue. She has a Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and has a strong interest in women’s health including Pregnancy Care and planning, Implanon Mirena and IUD insertion, Mother and Children's Care, Mental Health and Counselling. She is accredited with both the Mater and Royal Brisbane to deliver shared antenatal care. She is also experienced in performing iron infusions and other minor procedures and all aspects of Chronic Disease Management. She attends regular clinical conferences and updates in Australia and Internationally on various General Practice topics.

Fiona has held a number of leadership roles in Primary Care Health in Australia, including being a trainer to GP registrars. And continues as a Primary Health Network Board Director on the Sunshine Coast working with her fellow directors to improve the quality standards and access to primary medical services.

She is a keen follower of various team sports, and loves going to her weekly crossfit PT along with her friend Dr Karenne ..... and they get just a little bit competitive!!

Her favorite holidays involve walking, hiking and great food.

Dr. Nicole Twomey

MBBS FRACGP

Nicole is an experienced General Practitioner who keeps up to date and brings quality care to her patients.

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She graduated from the Uni. of QLD in 1993, trained in Paediatrics at the Mater Children’s Hospital for some years before completing speciality training in General Practice.

Nicole enjoys the broad nature of primary care.  She has a special interest in all aspects of Infant, Child and Adolescent Health, as well as Women’s Health and Antenatal Care. She  is accredited to deliver Antenatal Share Care with both the RBWH and Mater Mother’s Hospital and is trained in Implanon Insertion and Iron Infusions.

A keen traveller, Nicole has completed the Monash University Travel Medicine Master Class and can help plan your travel medicine needs.

When not working, Nicole is kept busy with her family of 3 teenage daughters and Jasper, her Cavoodle.  She likes to unwind with yoga, bushwalking, reading and going to the movies.

Dr. Abha Chikarsal

MBBS, FRACGP

Abha is a compassionate GP who strives to do her best to provide personalised and exceptional care for her patients.

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She enjoys seeing patients across all age groups and the challenge of discovering and managing a broad range of health issues.

Abha has developed a keen interest and patient following in women's health and family planning over the years.  She has completed the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health, training in IUD insertion and is accredited to provide shared antenatal care with Metro North Hospital and Health Services.  

As an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Abha is committed to ongoing teaching and professional development.  She has been pursuing further training in focused psychological strategies in general practice and takes pride in the extra service she is able to provide for her patients in the area of mental health.  

Abha enjoys the variety general practice has to offer including paediatrics, aged care and skin cancer medicine.  

Outside of medicine, Abha is a genuine and down to earth person who loves yoga, bike riding, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Michael Ostapovitch

MBBS, Dip Sports Medicine (IOC)

Michael has years of experience working in emergency medicine before venturing into General Practice.

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He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Griffith University in 2008 and has since worked in hospitals throughout Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.  Michael has a Diploma in Sports Medicine obtained through the international Olympic Committee and has experience working in Paediatrics.

Michael is skilled in all areas of medicine with extended experience in rural medicine where is was the go to doctor for all health needs in a rural community.  As such, he has great skills managing acute injuries includig lacerations and fractures.

Michael is loving his move into General Practice from acute medicine where he can follow up patients’ care beyond the single episode and the ‘getting to know you’ aspect of General Practice. He has a kind, patient and friendly manner which puts everyone at ease. 

Outside of medicine, Michael enjoys hiking, keeping fit at the gym and his home garden. Micheal and his wife enjoy travelling near and far whenever they get an opportunity.

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Dr. Nina Mendoza

FRACGP, MBBS 

Nina is a well rounded doctor, passionate about medicine and general practice.   

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She grew up in Darwin and Adelaide, studied medicine in James Cook University and obtained her Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in Brisbane.  Nina enjoys all aspects of general practice and particularly enjoys preventative health, women’s health, as well as diabetes and heart disease prevention and management.  

Nina’s youthful appearance can disguise her experience in medicine and her diagnostic brilliance for but never masks her huge personality.  She doesn’t quite call herself a Robinhood trader but enjoys dabbing on the sharemarket occasionally in her free time, like many of her other Gen Y patients.      

Dr. Theresa Stockwell

FRACGP, MBBS, BEd, DCH

Theresa Stockwell completed a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Wollongong in 2014

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and has further qualifications in Child and Adolescent Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Emergency Medicine and Education.

 

Theresa grew up in regional Central Queensland before moving to Brisbane in 2002 to complete a Bachelor of Education. She has a number of years experience working with families and children with special needs before deciding to study medicine in 2011.

 

Theresa worked in the hospital system in the Illawarra area south of Sydney after graduation before relocating to the Sunshine Coast with her husband in 2017. She has spent the last 3 years working in Emergency and General Practice on the Sunshine Coast.

 

Theresa loves the diversity of General Practice and enjoys caring for all people across the life span from antenatal care to aged care. With a Diploma in Child Health and background in special education, she has a special interest in Child and Adolescent Health. She has other interests in Women’s and Reproductive Health including Implanon insertion and removal. She is a preferred antenatal care provider for the Mater and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

 

Outside of Medicine, Theresa loves travelling, hiking, being creative and playing fetch with her Russian Blue, Mika.

 

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Helen Curtin

Practice Nurse 

Helen is an experienced nurse who has found her niche in General Practice.   

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She feels general practice is the accumulation of all her experiences and enjoys practicing the variety of skills such as iron infusions, childhood immunisations, assisting minor procedures and managing emergency situations.  Helen has also done additional studies and obtained certificates in the areas of Mental Health, continence care and immunisation.  Helen loves to travel with her extended family and as such is passionate about travel health and travel vaccinations.  She regularly attends workshops to keep up to date with the ever changing results of research into vaccinations and diseases.  Prior to general practice nursing, Helen had nursed in many different areas of the healthcare system and ventured into finance and administration.  She returned to general practice as she missed the deep connection with people and their families.  “I love to put people at ease and to help them understand that medical matters can be easily understood.”      

Caring for Your Health

 

Australian trained doctors serving New Farm, Newstead, Fortitude Valley, Kangaroo Point, Bowen Hills and Spring Hill

 

 

 

Level 1, 6 James Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Parking

The surgery is located on the mezzanine floor above Priceline pharmacy, next to Baby Bunting and behind David Jones.  There is plenty of 2 hour free parking directly outside the surgery. There is also free 1 hr parking at Calile Hotel with the first hour free (enter from Wandoo St and Ada Lane).

Lift access to the surgery is available.