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Our Doctors

Ascot Family Practice offers exceptional medical care in a friendly environment. All doctors are actively engaged in continuing medical education. They have additional training in various areas to assist our patients with specific health care needs. Some of our doctors are also involved in training future registrars from the University of Queensland and the College of General Practitioners.

Our doctors will always see our patients with urgent medical problems that day and we endeavour to ensure that same day bookings are available for non urgent medical conditions.
We have male and female doctors to ensure patients’ preferences are respected.

Dr Madelon AmiesMB., BS, FRACGP

Women’s Health, Family Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Patient Education, Preventative Healthcare

Dr Madelon Amies grew up in Maryborough before moving to Brisbane to complete her university studies. She graduated MBBS with honours from the University of Queensland in 2012 and has worked in several hospitals throughout south-east Queensland prior to starting in General practice in 2015. DR Amies enjoys caring for patients of all ages. Her interests include chronic disease management, preventative healthcare and patient education.

Dr Sharmani SinghM.B., B.S., FRACGP, Dip Child Health

Paediatrics, Women’s Health, Chronic Disease Management

Dr Sharmani Singh grew up locally in Brisbane and graduated with an MBBS from Bond University (Gold Coast, QLD). She enjoys all aspects of general practice and her special interests include paediatrics, women’s health –including family planning and contraception, she also offers shared antenatal care. Additionally Dr Singh does iron infusions and minor procedures for suitable patients. Dr Singh is a registered Q Fever immunisation provider.

She has worked in a variety of clinical areas in large tertiary hospitals in Brisbane. She completed her FRACGP training and exams while working in Bundaberg. She has also completed a Diploma in Child Health. Dr Singh has been a volunteer doctor for medical clinics to rural and remote locations throughout Fiji.

Dr Anjana De Almeida</i >MBChB, Dip Paeds, FRACGP

All areas of General Practice

Dr Anjana De Almeida graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree from the University of Otago (NZ) in 2001.

Anjana worked in several tertiary hospitals and then went on to complete a Diploma of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland before embarking on a career in General Practice.  She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Specialist GP) and has over 15 years experience as a GP, and 20 years as a doctor. 

Anjana has a wide range of experience in all aspects of a General Practice with a special interest in Paediatrics care from new-born to adolescents, gynaecology, family planning and contraception, preventative health and screening, mental health, chronic disease and complex medical issues.

Anjana enjoys all aspects of General Practice. She loves the continuity of care that General Practice brings and the opportunity to make a real difference in primary care. She feels that being a GP is a true privilege. 

Working Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr Alex NorrieMB, BS

Dr Norrie graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from James Cook University in 2013. He has particular interest in all areas of mental health, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as adult internal medicine. Alex looks forward to providing quality medical care to families in the community.

Dr Solange Adad

Preventative Medicine, Gut Health, Nutrition, Whole Food Diet, Chronic Conditions, Skin Cancer, Women’s Health & Mental Health

Dr.Solange Adad has been a GP in Australia for over 20 years. She is passionate about motivating, assisting, and supporting patients to improve their health through Lifestyle Measures. In addition to improving your health, they can also reverse chronic diseases. These strategies include healthy eating, physical activity, good sleep, being happy, and socially connected. She graduated in Brazil. Her hobbies include looking after her health, travelling, dancing, cooking, and gathering together with friends and getting to know people and their life story.

Dr Matthew WarburtonMBChB, MRCGP, FRACGP

Skin cancer, Family planning, Mental health, Men’s health, Women’s health, Preventative health, Dermatology, Diabetes management, Skin checks, Skin Disease

Matt is an experienced and approachable GP with a passion for supporting the health and wellbeing of his patients. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (specialist GP) and has over 15 years’ experience as a GP, and 20 years as a doctor. Since 2008 he has worked in city and regional locations around Australia before deciding to settle in Brisbane earlier this year. He is passionate about all aspects of men’s health, mental health and women’s and children’s health including preventative health and ageing. Matt has special interests in dermatology, diabetes and endocrinology, and has undertaken further training in skin cancer medicine and surgery. He is proud to be at Ascot Family Practice after spending 10 years in Cairns working as a GP at a local general practice and also as a GP with Special Interest in Dermatology at Cairns Hospital. He is passionate about keeping up to date with the latest medical advances to ensure his patients get the very best available treatment and care.

Matt is a proud Doctor Who fan who always appreciates a good book, a nice red or a run along the river, and he adores his family.

Dr Gihan GunawardenaFRACGP, MBBS

Obstetrics and Women’s Health, Acute Medical Care, Patient Education

Dr. Gihan Gunawardena graduated in 2001 from Sri Lanka and completed his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2013 and Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics in 2014. Being a Rural Generalist Obstetrician / ED Doctor currently working part time GP / Part time Senior Medical Officer for QLD Health and Senior Lecturer for School of Medicine – University of Queensland, brings with him a wealth of General Practice, Hospital and Academic / Educational experience. His special interests are in Obstetrics and Women’s Health, Acute Medical Care and Patient Education which leads to better management and outcomes with longstanding / chronic medical conditions. His non-medical interests are Science & Technology, Energy and innovation.

FAQ

Have some Questions?

What are your regular practice hours?
Monday – Friday 8.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday 8.00am – 12.00pm
Are you a bulk-billing practice?

At this time, we are not a bulk-billing practice and all consultations are billed at the doctor’s discretion. For patients holding pension or healthcare concession cards, we do charge a discounted fee. If you require further information, please contact our specialist team today!

Can I get my results over the phone?
If you wish to discuss your results, you will need to schedule an appointment with your doctor. For the results of pap smears which have been marked normal by the doctor, the nurse is able to give this result over the phone.
Do I need to schedule an appointment if I just need a script?

Yes. For the doctor to write a prescription, they will need to assess you and your ongoing need for the specific prescription.

Do I need to schedule an appointment if I just need a medical certificate?

Yes. A doctor will need to assess you to provide a medical certificate and any further recommendation that you take time off work, study or other duties.

Is the doctor able to write a specialist referral without a consultation?

No. You will need to see a doctor to have a referral written as the doctor will need to assess you and discuss your ongoing need to see a specialist.

Does your practice do home visits?

At this time, our practice offers home visits only on a case by case basis and these are generally for the provision of our elderly or nursing home patients. If you require ongoing home visits for yourself or a family member, please contact the practice and our practice management will be able to assess whether a doctor will be able to meet your needs.

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