DR GREG ANDERSON
MB BS (Qld), Dip RANZCOG, FRACGP
Greg graduated in medicine from the University of Queensland in 1978 then worked in various hospitals and practices in Brisbane, South-East and Central Queensland as well as northern New South Wales. While working in the Mater and Royal Brisbane Hospitals he undertook registrar training in internal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, anaesthetics and paediatrics.
In 1986 he established the Mudgeeraba General Practice – originally called Mudgeeraba Family Practice until it was relocated to the present purpose-built site at “Bell Place” in 1995. Greg completed his exams for the Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1983 and completed his exams for the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1987. He has been an examiner with the College during his time in general practice. He has also been involved in the teaching of students from various university medical schools.
He has been a member of the AMA since before graduating and was on the executive committee of the Gold Coast Medical Association for 3 years serving as President in 1997.
Interests: All aspects of general practice and he has performed over 5,000 vasectomies in the practice since 1993. For more information see http://goldcoastvasectomy.com.au
DR PETER MEULMAN
MB BS (Qld), Dip RANZCOG, DCH (Lon), MRACGP
Peter graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982. He interned at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and continued there for five years. He obtained his Diploma of Obstetrics in 1987. Following on from this he did General Practice locums for 18 months including rural placements. He worked in the UK from mid-1988 to mid-1989. Whilst in the UK he undertook two years of anaesthetics, one of paediatrics and one of general practice. He obtained his Diploma of Child Health (UK) in 1991.
He has been working in full-time general practice since returning to Australia and joined Mudgeeraba General Practice in 1995. He worked for seven years on the Board of the Gold Coast Division of General Practice, served a term as Treasurer and then held the position of President for three years.
Interests: Peter enjoys all aspects of general practice with a special interest in Paediatrics and Counselling. He also trains medical students from time to time.
DR LISA GRANT
MB BS (Hons, Qld), DFFP (UK), FRACGP
Lisa graduated from the University of Queensland in 1991 (with honours) and interned at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane, before moving to the Gold Coast in 1993. Lisa gained a Diploma of Family Planning in London in 1995 during her 2 year stint as a GP in Winchester, UK. She completed her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1998 and won the Maureen Duke/Marion O’Sullivan award.
Lisa enjoys the variety that each day in general practice can bring. She has been with us at Mudgeeraba General Practice since 2000, and finds most rewarding the special relationship she shares with her patients and their families. She has 4 children.
Interests: Lisa has a special interest in Women’s Health, Paediatrics and Mental Health.
DR LISA FREEMAN
MB BS (Qld), MRACGP
In 1983, Lisa completed her medical degree at the University of Queensland. Following this, she trained at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane and then travelled to England for post-graduate studies in obstetrics and gynaecology (Women’s Health) and paediatrics. She has also completed extra studies in general practice and sports medicine and has been involved with the training of medical students. Lisa is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian Medical Association. She was vice-president of the Gold Coast Sports Medicine Federation and was on the Medical Advisory Committee for Queensland Surf Lifesaving Association. She has been in general practice on the Gold Coast and in Sydney.
Interests: All aspects of General Practice, particularly Women’s Health, Paediatrics and Sports Medicine.
DR NATASHA YATES
MB BS (Qld), FRACGP
Tash graduated from the University of Queensland in 1999 and her subsequent training was carried out in rural settings as much as possible. She obtained her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2004. She has worked in Ipswich, Gympie, Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe, Bungendore and Braidwood as well as brief locums in several remote settings in Arnhem Land. She has mentored and taught medical students throughout her practicing career and the ANU medical school awarded her ‘Best Rural Teacher’ in 2009. She currently teaches part time at Bond University. Her family moved to the Gold Coast in mid 2011, and she has four small children. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families well so that she can tailor her advice to their particular needs and situations.
Interests: While she enjoys the entire scope of general practice, Tash particularly enjoys procedural interventions, antenatal care, women’s health and chronic disease management.
DR MICHELLE LAI
BSc, MB, BCh (Wits), FRACGP
Michelle graduated from Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1990. She worked in hospitals and in general practice in South Africa and the USA before relocating to New Zealand where she obtained her fellowship with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. During her 6 years in NZ, Michelle worked in family practice, as well as at an accident and medical emergency clinic. Michelle is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Michelle enjoys the variety of a GP’s workday and the relationships she builds with patients and their families. She particularly enjoys the continuity of care and determining how family and community interactions impact on personal health. Michelle moved to the Gold Coast at the end of 2011 with her husband and daughter.
Interests: Michelle enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in women’s health, mental health and chronic disease management and prevention.
DR JAMES GRIGG
MB BS (SA), FRACGP
James graduated in medicine from the Flinders University of South Australia in 1992. He spent approximately 6 years working in a broad range of medical and surgical specialty units in large teaching hospitals across Adelaide. This included obtaining valuable experience working in Paediatrics.
He gained his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2002 and has also completed a Diploma in advanced Dermoscopy at the University of Queensland. While away from the clinic James is kept active by his 2 young sons, likes to keep fit by jogging and enjoys watching every lap of the Formula 1 racing season.
Interests: James enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine and has special interests in Men’s health, Cardiology and Paediatrics.
DR MARC HEMPLING
MBChB, DCH, DRCOG, FRACGP
Graduating from the University of Manchester in UK in 2000, Marc then completed his General Practice training in his home town of Brighton & Hove having passed his membership to the Royal College of GP’s in 2005. He was subsequently awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GP’s in 2008 and commenced working in Australia in April 2009. Marc then spent 10 years working in Burleigh here on the Gold Coast and moved to the Mudgeeraba General Practice in March 2019.
During his early working life, Marc spent much of his time working in Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine and was awarded the Diploma in Child Health (UK) in 2003. He also received the Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (UK) in 2005. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice, from the acute emergency presentations to chronic disease management, antenatal care and especially paediatrics. Promoting healthy lifestyle to prevent and treat disease is a large part of the way Marc practices his medicine. Marc hopes to provide long-term care to his patients and their families for many years to come. Having come from a family of doctors – and in particular GP’s – he believes strongly in the value of continuity of care and traditional family centred General Practice.
Outside of medicine, Marc is married with three young children and enjoys his time spent outdoors and being active whenever possible. He enjoys sports, has travelled widely including working for a charity in Malawi, Africa in 2008/9, which he continues to support and promote (www.rippleafrica.org).
Interests: All aspects of General Practice, especially Paediatrics and Family Medicine with an emphasis on preventative medicine and promoting healthy lifestyle.
OUR SUPPORTING STAFF
Catherine Doyle (B Bus, CA) – Manager
Caitlin McNab – Registered Nurse
Jenny O’Neill – Registered Nurse
Jo – Receptionist