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Our staff at the Banyo Clinic are committed to providing excellence in patient care. The clinic is staffed by qualified doctors and nurses providing exceptional medical care. Having your regular GP is very important to help with continuity of care, however for acute conditions your usual GP may not be readily available. All doctors in this practice can provide top quality care to you & your family & will fit in urgent or serious problems when needed. Our friendly reception and support staff will be happy to assist you before, during and after your visit to the Banyo Clinic.

Our Doctors

Dr Peter Rossberg MBBS
Commenced 1977

Usual Hours: 
Monday9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 11.00 am
SaturdaySelect Saturdays

Dr Peter Rossberg is renowned for his compassion and history of developing strong, caring, and meaningful long-term doctor-patient relationships. Peter is also respected for his investigative skills, especially for those with multiple chronic and rare conditions.

Peter, a graduate of the University of Queensland, is a highly experienced GP – having been serving patients at Banyo Clinic since 1977.

With a large number of loyal patients, Peter is currently at capacity and is unable to accept new patients.

When not working at Banyo Clinic, Peter has been known to enjoy the surf.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Geriatrics

Dr Craig A Morris MBBS, FRACGP
Commenced 1993

Usual Hours: 
Monday9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am – 6.30 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
SaturdaySelect Saturdays

Dr Craig Morris is an experienced GP dedicated to providing comprehensive care for his patients and ensuring that patient outcomes are maximized through a team based approach, involving multiple disciplines and other health professionals.

With a special interest in chronic disease and patients with special and complex needs, this approach ensures that his patients have the coordinated support they require, from GPs, specialists to allied health providers.

Craig is a UQ graduate and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and have extensive experience – having also worked in Mackay, North Queensland as well as with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia prior to commencing at Banyo Clinic in 1993.

Craig is also a well-regarded medical educator, educating the next generation of doctors as well as supervising our GP registrars and medical students.

Craig is an avid supporter of local businesses and the Queensland Reds.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Chronic Disease Management, Special Needs, Implanon

Dr Tracey Collins MBBS, FRACGP
Commenced 1994

Usual Hours: 
Monday10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Tuesday8.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday8.00 am – 3.00 pm
Thursday8.00 am – 2.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 4.00 pm
SaturdaySelect Saturdays

Tracey values the importance of family both professionally and personally – proud not only of being mother to 3 children, but also of the strong connection her family has with Banyo Clinic.

A graduate of the University of Queensland and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner, Tracey has extensive experience in medicine, having worked all over the world, from rural Australia to posts in the UK at the Lancashire Royal Infirmary.

Tracey has special interests in women’s health – including cervical screening, family planning (including Implanon and Mirena insertions) as well as geriatrics medicine. She also continues to care for residents at Mercy Emmaus RACF, a role that she has been in since 1994.

Dr Collins has a loyal cohort of patients and has limited capacity to take on new patients.

Special Interests: Women’s Health, General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Geriatrics, Implanon

Dr John Carter MBBS, FRACGP, MMed(GP)
Commenced 1996

Usual Hours: 
Monday8.00 am – 2.00 pm
Tuesday8.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday8.00 am – 7.00 pm
Thursday8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Friday8.00 am – 4.00 pm
SaturdaySelect Saturdays

John prides himself as a true generalist – comfortable with the wide range of problems and conditions faced by patients in General Practice every day.

He is highly experienced and has been working in General Practice for over twenty years.

John graduated from University of Queensland and has since then has been awarded fellowship by the Royal Australian College of General Practice. He has also developed advanced skills through a Master of General Practice and Diplomas in Skin Cancer Dermoscopy.

He is actively involved in General Practice Training, helping develop the next generation of GPs.

When John isn’t at Banyo Clinic, he is known to appreciate music, wine and cooking and his family.

Special Interests: Chronic Disease Management, General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Implanon

Dr Kelly Lai MBBS, FRACGP, BSC, PGCertTravMed
Commenced 2007

Usual Hours: 
Monday7.30 am – 4.00 pm
Tuesday7.30 am – 4.00 pm
Thursday7.30 am – 4.00 pm
Friday7.30am – 5.00pm
SaturdaySelect Saturdays

Kelly is a GP of over a decade experience, who enjoys the challenges and rewards of partnering with his patients to achieve the best health outcomes possible.

He is a University of Queensland medical graduate and was awarded with fellowship at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2007. In addition, Kelly has special interest and post graduate qualifications in Travel Medicine and was recognized by the James Cook University for his achievements in Travel Medicine in 2013 with the MASTA medal.

Kelly is also an examiner for the RACGP and serves as an accreditor and advisor board member for QPA, a General Practice accreditation body for Australian GP clinics.

When not at work or study, you can find Kelly spending precious time with his family and miniature schnauzer, Maya.

Special Interests: Travel Health and Immunisations including Yellow Fever Vaccination, General Medicine, Minor Procedures , Implanon

Dr Emily McLean MBBS, FRACGP
Commenced 2011

Usual Hours: 
Tuesday8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Wednesday8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Thursday8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Friday8.30 am – 4.00 pm
SaturdaySelect Saturdays

Dr Emily McLean is currently away on leave.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Implanon

Dr Curtis Staunton MBBS, FRACGP
Commenced 2016

Usual Hours: 
Monday8.30 am – 5 pm
Tuesday8 am – 7 pm
Wednesday8 am – 5 pm
Thursday8 am – 5 pm
Friday8 am – 5 pm
SaturdaySelect Saturdays

Curtis has been a GP at Banyo Clinic since 2016, and loves coming to work each day to interact and work with his patients to improve their health and reach their health goals.

He grew up in Central Queensland before attending James Cook University in Townsville and moving to the “big smoke” in 2012.  Curtis worked at Redcliffe Hospital as an intern and medical officer before (finally) being able to begin working in General Practice. He was awarded fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2016 and is involved in teaching medical students and GP Registrars.

Curtis is interested in all facets of general practice and loves the diversity that general practice offers.  He loves to see all members of the family from newborns through to Mum, Dad and grandparents.  Outside of his clinic time he also looks after the residents of a nearby nursing home and a high school boarding house.

When not at work Curtis loves to spend time with his wife, and they enjoy exercising, bushwalking and mountain biking together.  He is also an avid follower of the Queensland Reds, although his wife sees this as more of a solitary hobby.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Geriatrics, Implanon

Dr James Kazamias MBBS, FRACGP 
Commenced 1984

Usual Hours: 
Monday8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Dr James Kazamias long-term clinician at Banyo Clinic. Now predominantly a General Practitioner, he also has a wealth of experience with surgical assisting.

James holds an interest in all aspects of general practice including preventative healthcare, chronic disease management, patient education and general medicals and assessments.

James is happy to take on new patients of all demographics.

When away from the clinic, James is an enthusiastic cyclist and enjoys time with his family.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures

Dr Charles Elliott MBBS, DCH, DRCOG, FRACGP
Commenced 2005

Usual Hours: 
MondaySelected
Thursday8.00 am – 3.30 pm
Friday8.00 am – 4.00 pm

Dr Charles Elliott is a GP with a keen interest in helping patients with prevention and management of skin cancers.

Charles is a UQ graduate and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner and has also been awarded a master’s degree in skin cancer detection and treatment in 2014. He is highly regarded at Banyo Clinic as the in-house authority on skin cancer diagnosis and management, and frequently provides education and assistance to other GPs in this field.

Charles is a true local of the northside of Brisbane having been brought up in Northgate. He regularly attends St Francis Anglican Church, Nundah and for recreation plays tennis and the bagpipes.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Skin Checks, Lap Band Adjustments, Mirena IUD, Vasectomy

Dr Hazel Tuck MBBS, FRACGP
Commenced 2012

Usual Hours: 
Every 2nd Monday8.30 am – 2.15 pm
Tuesday8.30 am – 2.15 pm
Wednesday8.30 am – 2.15 pm
Thursday8.30 am – 2.15 pm
Friday8.30 am – 2.15 pm

Dr Hazel Tuck is passionate about providing high quality and empathic patient care. She enjoys working with people across all age ranges and strives for the best possible patient outcomes.

Hazel is interested in all aspects of general practice including women’s health, complex care needs and management of chronic diseases.

Hazel is experienced with complex care needs and considers that communication is invaluable in the doctor-patient experience. She is renowned for going above and beyond for her patients, and her years of providing high quality care at Banyo Clinic has seen her regular patient base grow.

When not at Banyo, Hazel spends time going above and beyond for her own family.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Women’s Health, Implanon

Dr Ben Mitchell MBBS, FRACGP
Commenced 2011

Usual Hours: 
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Dr Ben Mitchell is a GP known for his commitment for delivering high quality, evidence-based medical care for his patients.

A University of Queensland medical graduate, and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Ben has continued to contribute to not only the health and well-being of his patients, but also through education and advancement of evidence-based medicine within the General Practice community. He accomplishes this as a Senior Lecturer and researcher at the University of Queensland and is active in teaching medical students and GP registrars in training.

Ben has interests in all aspects of general practice from children to the elderly and everything in between, including chronic disease and men’s health.

Ben ranked first in the Banyo Clinic Bridge to Brisbane team, and can bake a delicious banoffee pie.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Men’s Health

Dr Penny McBride MBBS, FRACGP
Commenced 2011

Usual Hours: 
Monday7.30 am – 2.00 pm
Wednesday9.15 am – 2.00 pm
Friday7.30 am – 2.00 pm
SaturdaySelect Saturdays

Penny is a passionate GP who enjoys the variety of general practice and working at Banyo Clinic to support her patients with all aspects of their health.

Penny ensures her patients receives the highest quality care through continuous learning and professional development. She is a graduate of the University of Queensland, a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner and holds postgraduate qualifications in population health and epidemiology.

Penny has special interests in Women’s, infant and child, at the same time maintains a broad range of skills to cater for all aspects of general practice.

When not caring for humans (patients or her own family), Penny spends time caring for bees – and appreciates any advice from patients to help her enhance her beekeeping skills.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Women’s Health

Dr Susan Bray GP – BN, MBBS, FRAGP
Commenced March 2018

Usual Hours
Monday
Wednesday

Susan is a GP who has dedicated her profession life to caring for the needs of her patients.

Originally trained as a registered nurse, Susan has extensive surgical experience, having worked in operation theatres for 20 years in both Sydney and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She commenced medical training in 2004, and subsequently graduated from the University of Queensland, and was awarded fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2011.

Outside of General Practice, Susan also works a surgical assistant with two specialist breast and endocrine surgeons – as a result, Susan also has special interest in the diagnosis and management of breast cancer.

Susan’s skills in medicine is complemented by a creative streak – with interests in all manners of arts and crafts, as well as musically, playing the euphonium in a concert band.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures, Women’s Health

Dr Kathryn Franks MBBS, GradCertMed(Paeds), GCertTravM, FRACGP
Commenced 2020

Usual Hours: 
Monday8.00 am – 12.00 am
Wednesday1.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Saturday8.00 am – 12.00 pm

Katie is eager to provide quality care and support young families – in particular, caring for mums and bubs.

Katie has undergone extensive postgraduate training to help achieve the best possible outcomes for her patients including completion of Possums’ Neurodevelopmental Care accreditation, alignment with Metro North (RBWH) to provide GP antenatal-shared care, a Graduate Certificate in Paediatrics Medicine and is also a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, working towards IBCLC certification.

This additional training provides Katie with additional skills to support mums and bubs who are experience challenges with breastfeeding, infant sleep and behavior as well as postnatal mental health challenges. Katie is also able to provide comprehensive family planning advice from contraception (including Implanon insertion), preconception, pregnancy and postpartum care.

Katie is a graduate of James Cook University and also a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

She was an avid traveller pre-COVID, and is due to complete a post graduate travel medicine certificate later this year.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Women’s Health, Paediatrics Medicine, Antenatal Care

For more information about Possums Appointments click here: 
https://www.banyoclinic.com.au/services/possums-appointments/

Dr Elizabeth Davies MD, CWH (GP Registrar)
Commenced 2021

Usual Hours
Monday – Friday
Select Saturday mornings

Dr Elizabeth Davis appreciates the opportunity to care for her patients, to support them through the variety of health challenges seen in General Practice.

Elizabeth is a University of Queensland medical graduate and has achieved a Graduate of Certificate Women’s health. In addition, Elizabeth is working towards fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to further enhance her skills in the field of General Practice.

Outside of caring for her patients, Elizabeth also brings cheer to others through music – participating in various ensembles as a flute player.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures

Dr Francis Yeung MBBS (GP Registrar)
Commenced 2021

Usual Hours
Monday – Friday
Select Saturday mornings

Dr Francis Yeung is keen on working together with patients to provide holistic care.

Born in North Queensland, he did his training at James Cook University in Townsville before moving to Brisbane. Having already had 8 years’ experience in hospital medicine, mainly focused on Emergency and Critical Care, Francis is looking to further compliment his knowledge and skills by working towards fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

When not at work, he is a keen gamer, pottery enthusiast and loves spending time with his partner and 2 pugs.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Minor Procedures

Dr Hannah Hegerty MBBS, FRACGP 
Commenced 2021 

Usual Hours 
Tuesday8.00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday8.00 am – 4:30 pm

Dr Hannah Hegerty completed her medical training at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She worked for several years in the hospital system prior to commencing her General Practice training and has spent time in both metropolitan and rural hospitals.

Hannah has a particular interest in general medicine and women’s health. She enjoys the diversity of General Practice and caring for patients at all stages of life. She also continues to engage in medical education, working part time with the University of Queensland as a tutor to medical students.

Special Interests: General Medicine, Women’s Health

Administration

Jodie
(Practice Manager)

Commenced 2009

Allison
(Accountant)

Commenced 2014

Karen
(Administration) 

Commenced 2015

Jodie Lawlor (Practice Manager)Commenced 2009
Allison (Accountant)Commenced 2014
Karen (Administration)Commenced 2015

Our Nurses

Loretta
(Nurse Supervisor, Registered Nurse) 

Commenced 2015

Special Interest: 

Treatment Room Nurse, Chronic Care Team

Joan
(Registered Nurse) 

Commenced 2003

Special Interest: 

Treatment Room Nurse, Chronic Care Team

Heidi
(Registered Nurse) 

Commenced 2010

Special Interest: 

Diabetes, My Health For Life Program, Chronic Care Team

Daniel
(Registered Nurse)

Commenced 2019

Special Interest: 

Treatment Room Nurse, Chronic Care Team

Clint
(Registered Nurse) 

Commenced 2021

Special Interest: 

Treatment Room Nurse, Chronic Care Team

Amanda
(Registered Nurse) 

Commenced 2021

Special Interest:

Treatment Room Nurse, Chronic Care Team

Rina
(Registered Nurse) 

Commenced 2021

Special Interest:

Treatment Room Nurse, Chronic Care Team

Loretta (Nurse Supervisor,
Registered Nurse)
Commenced 2015
Special Interest: Treatment Room Nurse, Chronic Care Team
Joan (Registered
Nurse)
Commenced 2003
Special Interest: Treatment Room Nurse, Chronic Care Team
Heidi (Registered
Nurse)
Commenced 2010
Special Interest: Diabetes, My Health For Life Program, Chronic Care Team
Daniel (Registered
Nurse)
Commenced 2019
Special Interest: Treatment Room Nurse
Clint (Registered
Nurse)
Commenced 2021
Special Interest: Treatment Room Nurse

Our Receptionists

Joslynne
(Reception Supervisor) 

Commenced 2019

Anne
(Senior Receptionist) 

Commenced 2010

Shanelle
(Receptionist) 

Commenced 2014

Daniel
(Receptionist) 

Commenced 2017

Catherine
(Receptionist) 

Commenced 2017

Sam
(Receptionist)

Commenced 2018

Amy
(Receptionist) 

Commenced 2018

Vicci
(Receptionist) 

Commenced 2019

Liz
(Receptionist) 

Commenced 2014

Stephanie
(Receptionist)

Commenced 2021

Maia
(Receptionist) 

Commenced 2021

Jack
(Receptionist) 

Commenced 2021

Kishani
(Receptionist) 

Commenced 2021

Joslynne (Reception Supervisor) Commenced 2019
Ann (Senior Receptionist) Commenced 2010
Shanelle (Receptionist) Commenced 2014
Daniel (Receptionist) Commenced 2017
Catherine (Receptionist) Commenced 2017
Olivia (Receptionist) Commenced 2018
Sam (Receptionist) Commenced 2018
Amy (Receptionist) Commenced 2018
Vicci (Receptionist) Commenced 2019
Liz (Receptionist) Commenced 2014
Matthew (Receptionist) Commenced 2013
Stephanie (Receptionist) Commenced 2021