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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 Mary EllwoodM.B., B.S, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P

Women’s Health, Family Medicine

Dr Mary Ellwood has worked in General Practice since 1974 and joined Ascot Family Practice in 1992. She also worked at Family Planning Qld for 28 years – most of that time as an instructing doctor. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and firmly believes in the importance of preventative health care. Mary has a special interest in women’s health especially during the peri menopausal years.

Dr Sharmani SinghM.B., B.S., FRACGP

Paediatrics, Women’s Health, Chronic Disease Management

Dr Sharmani Singh grew up locally and graduated with an MBBS from Bond University in 2011. She has worked in a variety of clinical areas in 2 large tertiary hospitals in Brisbane. She completed her FRACGP training and exams while working in Bundaberg. She has also completed a Diploma in Children’s Health. Sharmani has also been a volunteer doctor for medical clinics to rural and remote locations throughout Fiji. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and her special interests include paediatrics, women’s health (including mirena removals; implanon insertion and removal) and chronic disease management. Dr Sharmani Singh also does iron therapy infusions to suitable patients cortisone injections.

Dr Anjana De AlmeidaMBChB, Dip Paeds, FRACGP

All areas of General Practice

Dr Anjana De Almeida completed her medical degree in 2001 at the University of Otago (NZ). Her academic and clinical excellence is evident from the number of awards she received in her final year at medical school, including awards for obstetrics and gynaecology, General Practice, Clinical Medicine and Overall Excellence in the clinical years.

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 has over 10 years’ experience working as a GP. She has a wide range of experience in all aspects of a General Practice with 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 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 Paul TriggsMBChB, FRACGP, B Physiotherapy

Mental Health (children and adolescents, acute adult), Chronic Disease, Emergency Medicine, Men’s Health, Indigenous Health, Orthopaedics

Paul has worked for several years in the country managing chronic illnesses, many with complex management issues, often patients are cared for with little specialist input. He has a special interest in mental health, Minor trauma and surgical procedures after working for a couple of years as a Psychiatry Registrar at a number of hospitals. Paul studied as a physiotherapist before completing his medicine degree at UQ. Paul has a grown family who were all schooled locally and he also lives in the community. He is an accredited supervisor for training GP’s.

FAQ

Have some Questions?

What are your regular practice hours?
Monday – Friday 7.30am – 6.00pm
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.

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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