Dr Karenne Waldie
MBBS Qld, (Hons)
Karenne entered medicine at the University of Queensland in 1977, graduating with honours and entering general practice in 1984. She has worked continuously in general practice since then, practicing at Florence Street Teneriffe since 2008, Her four children, now all adults have ensured that Karenne has been closely involved with the community in which she lives and works. She has been involved with training of GP registrars and medical students and regularly attends education meetings across the country. Karenne is qualified to provide shared antenatal care with Mater Hospital, a skill which compliments her special interest of nurturing families through quality healthcare. Beyond her professional life, Karenne enjoys sailing with the wind and loves walking the Tanglewood track in Noosa National Park.
Dr. Jim Tran
MBBS BPhty BExSc
Jim has a wealth of experience in health, initially graduating from physiotherapy and exercise science and working as a physiotherapist for five years before returning to complete his medical studies. As such, he has a broad knowledge of musculoskeletal conditions and preventative health. He has worked extensively with a variety of populations and enjoys working with children. Jim is a well rounded doctor and has developed a keen interest in sexual health, men’s health and well-being as well as mental health. To keep his work-life balance, Jim enjoys being active in the form of running, playing tennis and rock climbing; being entertained with staged productions (an avid fan of Les Mis), and being engaged with travelling to all the continents. He especially likes to make regular trips back to his homeland of Vietnam to meet his many-membered extended family.
Dr. Fiona McGrath
MBBS (Monash) Dip RANZCOG
Fiona graduated from Monash University in 1984 and has had extensive experience in general practice. She had been one of Sunshine Coast's leading General Practitioners before relocating to Teneriffe which she now calls home. Fiona has a Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and has a strong interest in women’s health including health checks, antenatal care, Mirena IUD insertion, preventative care, mental health and counselling. She is also trained to perform iron infusions. Originally trained in Victoria, she has a number of roles in Primary Care Health in Australia, including being a trainer to GP registrars. She also serves on several boards, where she uses her experience and knowledge to educate patients and the community about health issues.
Dr John Kastrissios
John entered medicine at the University of Queensland in 1977 and he has been a clinician and educator in general practice for over 25 years. John enjoys teaching in all facets of general practice health care and participates in the training of medical students and general practice registrars. John regularly presents GP education sessions for doctors in the areas of diabetes, mental health, asthma and cardiovascular health. John is currently a board director of health organisations involved in both hospital services and primary care. In 2008 John was awarded the John Aloizos Medal for outstanding individual contribution to the Australian General Practice Network. He would love to continue working towards improving the quality of care people receive in their community, general practice and health care home. Outside of medicine John enjoys time with his wife Robyn and their four adult children, extended families and friends and still finds time for reading and sports.
Dr Dora Lee
FRACGP, MBBS (UQ), B PHTY (UQ)
Dora obtained her bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Queensland in 2007 after working as a physiotherapist. Dora enjoys all areas of general practice and has particular interest in travel medicine, skin cancer medicine and women’s health. She had obtained the Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive Health with Family Planning Queensland and the Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine. She is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and holds a Certificate in Travel Health. Dora had been the GP Hospital Ambassador for GP training consortium in 2009 and had volunteered her time as a doctor providing medical care in the Solomon Islands. Outside of medicine, Dora enjoys being involved in hosting and organising community cultural events such as the Lunar New Year Festival. She is a diver and is qualified to do diving medicals and managing diving related medical conditions. Dora loves her Japanese food and is a wannabe percussionist who tries hard to keep her beat.
Dr Chris Hannon
MBBS (Monash), FRACGP
Chris graduated from the University of Monash in 1977 and is an experienced GP with more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice. He is a senior lecturer of the University of Queensland School of Medicine and has been actively involved in clinical teaching of medical students and mentoring of GP registrars in the last 20 years. Chris was the recipient of the RACGP Mary Mahoney Award for his outstanding performance in the GP Fellowship assessment. He holds a diploma in Skin Cancer Medicine and has a special interest in skin cancer diagnosis using dermoscopy and advanced skills in procedures and minor surgery which involves doing flap and graft repairs. Chris is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and holds a Certificate in Travel Health. He volunteered as a doctor providing medical care in the Solomon Islands with an international team of doctors and nurses. Outside of medicine Chris enjoys dabbling on the share-market and doing geeky computer things with his Apple gadgets.
Dr Juliet Anderson
Juliet graduated from the University of Queensland in 1976, and after completing her internship at the Cairns Base hospital, she gained significant paediatric experience at the Mater Children's Hospital in Brisbane. She has since had extensive experience working in general practice in Brisbane continuously for many years. This includes running her own practice on Brisbane's southside for almost 15 years. Juliet is interested in all aspects of general practice especially women's health, paediatrics, reproductive medicine and family planning. She is experienced in all areas of family medicine from preventative health to geriatrics and has undertaken upskilling in skin cancer management performing full skin checks, dermoscopy and minor surgery for skin lesions. She has 3 adult children (one of whom is a practising doctor). They are scattered around the globe - fortunately she enjoys travelling and exploring other cultures and their histories! Locally, she enjoys cultural pursuits such as attending theatre and music productions, visiting art galleries and reading.
Dr. Elizabeth Justo
FRACGP, MBBS (UQ)
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982 and completed her intern years at the Mater Hospital. Following 5 years of extensive paediatric experience in both Queensland and New South Wales, Elizabeth entered General Practice, and has been active as a clinician in her community for over 20 years. She was awarded her Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2000. Liz also has a special interest in aged care and chronic illness, and works to improve the quality of life in community care. She has been actively involved in the teaching of medical students over the years, and continues to hold current alignment with the Mater Mothers Hospital for shared maternity care. Liz has three grown sons and is devoted to her family, friends and community life.