At Moreton Bay Medical Centre, we are proud to have the best team of medical practitioners in Redcliffe. Our doctors have an incredibly diverse range of expertise and special interests. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call us on 07 3283 5400

Dr Rani Somasundaram

Dr Rani Somasundaram moved to Australia from New Zealand in 2002 to work in Queensland Hospitals.  She started General Practice in 2007.  Dr Rani strongly supports the RACGP (‘My GP’) model of care.  This includes establishing rapport, continuity of care and providing generalist care with the support of allied health and specialist professionals.  She will fit in her patients when they need an urgent appointment.

Specialities

  • General Health
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Mental Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Peadiatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynaecology

Rani is currently available for appointments 9am to 5.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday’s And 1 Saturday per Month.

Dr Marilyn Kingsford

Dr Marilyn Kingsford has been working in General Practice since 1980, primarily in regional Queensland. She feels privileged to be able to provide care to families and individuals, enabling them to regain and maintain good health.  She works across all age groups and health issues with a special interest in Aboriginal Health.

Specialities

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Diabetes and Asthma Care
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Elderly Health (Geriatrics)
  • Children’s Health (Paediatrics)
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Implanon and IUD’s insertion and removal
  • Women’s Health including Reproductive Health
  • Minor Surgery and Procedural Work
  • Minor Trauma (Emergency Medicine)
  • Antenatal and Postnatal care
  • Skin Checks
  • Vaccinations including Travel
  • General Health & Wellbeing
  • Aboriginal Health

Marilyn is currently available for appointments 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday’s

Dr Vamsi Arvapalli

Dr Vamsi Arvapalli has recently moved to the Redcliffe Peninsula after working in the NSW country side for last 5 years as a GP and Emergency Care Physician.  He completed his Post Graduate training in Victoria and NSW.

Specialities

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Diabetes and Asthma Care
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Elderly Health (Geriatrics)
  • Children’s Health (Paediatrics)
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Minor Trauma (Emergency Medicine)
  • Mind Body Medicine
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Minor Surgery and Procedural Work
  • Antenatal and Postnatal care
  • Skin Cancer Checks
  • Skin Lesions Treatment
  • Vaccinations including Travel
  • General Health & Wellbeing
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Implanon Insertion and Removal
  • Cardiac Conditions
  • Venesection Therapy

Please Book for Monday to Fridays at your convenience

Dr Nilusha Arachcige

Specialities

  • General Health
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Disease
  • Men's Health
  • Women's Health

Nilusha is currently available for appointments Monday to Fridays.

Dr Sirisha Potti

Sirisha is currently available for appointments from 9am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday’s.

Dr Madeleine Carstens

Dr Carstens is a Female GP, she has vast experience in General Practice, Maddie has a special interest in Women’s Health, Children/Baby Health, and Skin Health.

Although Maddie is a GP her main passion is with cosmetic injectables.  She is highly skilled having completed numerous training courses.  She continues to attend workshops to keep up to date with latest techniques in the industry.  Dr Carstens genuinely enjoys helping individuals look and feel their absolute best.

She is fluent in English, Africaans and German.

Specialities

  • Cosmetic Injectables
  • Women's Health
  • Children's Health
  • Skin Health
  • General Health

Maddie is available every Friday.

Dr Vee Maliyasena

Vee graduated from Monash University with Honors in 2003, before undertaking her residency and basic physician training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.  She began her specialist training in Respiratory Medicine at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital before relocating to Brisbane in 2010 to undertake research with the Queensland Centre for Pulmonary Transplantation and Vascular Diseases based at The Prince Charles Hospital.

Her research has been published, and she has presented at national conferences.  Vee completed her specialist training in General and Acute Care Medicine at The Prince Charles Hospital and Caboolture Hospital and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2012.  She pursued further training post-Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital before returning to The Prince Charles Hospital in 2014 to take up a position as a Staff Specialist.

Vee enjoys caring for patients with all types of Respiratory disorders and utilizes her General Medicine training to provide comprehensive evidence-based care.  She will also be happy to provide assistance in the management of patients with General Medical conditions.

Vee enjoys teaching medical students and is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland. She is also actively involved in supervising and mentoring physician trainees and was the Director of Advanced Training (General Medicine) at The Prince Charles Hospital during her time there.

Vee is now practicing out of the Moreton Bay Medical Centre, she will Bulk Bill pensioners and Health Care Card Holders.  If you would like to book an appointment, please call us on 07 3283 5400.

Specialities

  • Respiratory Medicine
  • General Health

A referral is needed to see Vee at Moreton Bay Medical Centre.

Dr Maheshika Weerawardena who practices at Moreton Bay Medical Centre

Dr Maheshika Weerawardena

More details to come. For all bookings please contact our reception or click below.

Dr Kooshyar Karimi who practices at Moreton Bay Medical Centre

Dr Kooshyar Karimi

More details to come. For all bookings please contact our reception or click below.

Dr Azmeeri Noor who practices at Moreton Bay Medical Centre

Dr Azmeeri Noor

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Onsite Allied Health Professionals

Mitch Peterman

Nutrition

Mitch holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies) from QUT. He is accredited with both the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA) and Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Mitch has a particular interest in providing advice on conditions that can be managed through both diet and exercise. Main areas that he covers, but not limited to include:

  • Managing concerns around weight (both traditional methods and The Non-Diet Approach)
  • Diabetes management
  • Cholesterol and blood pressure management
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Adverse food reactions (Allergies, Intolerances, Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases (Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticular Disease)
  • Osteoporosis/Osteopaenia
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Musculoskeletal conditions (neck and back pain, other joint pain)
  • Respiratory conditions (Asthma, Emphysema, COPD)
  • Cancer
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Sports nutrition

Maddie Franco

Musculoskeletal Physio

Maddie graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (First Class Honours) at the University of Queensland. Maddie adopts a result driven attitude that focuses on the reduction of pain, return to functional activities and preventative strategies. She places an importance on a personalised holistic treatment approach and has a passion for improving patient quality of life. She is always eager to engage in ongoing professional development and learn new evidence based approaches to treatment. Outside of work, Maddie enjoys scuba diving, hiking and netball.

Liz Joshua

Psychologist

Hi, my name is Liz and I came to Psychology by a rather circuitous route.

On the way – amongst other successful and enjoyable learning experiences in airline management, and real estate, I was a registered nurse.  Psychology has now been my chosen niche for a number of years – working with children in detention, child safety, child and youth mental health and now working privately in clinics with adults and children.  I am very fortunate in being able to work with people across the life span.  I have an eclectic style that allows me to comfortably integrate evidence based interventions with individual clients. Anxiety, depression and trauma are my chosen special interest areas…

“Together we can explore how to make life work.”

Kelly Kilshaw

Clinical Psychologist

Kelly is a female psychologist with expertise in affective disorders, anxiety, assertiveness training, depression, grief and loss, life transition and adjustment issues, mental illness, parenting, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress and trauma.

Her Patient focus is for Teenagers and Adults.

Kelly will Bulk Bill concession card holders on a Mental Health Plan from their GP.

To book an appointment please call 3283 5400 and talk to one of our friendly receptionists.