Queen Street Medical Centre
12 Queen Street Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Phone: 02 6672 1244

Our Doctors

Dr Joe Biles

M.B.,B.S., FRACGP, D.R.C.O.G.

Dr Joe Biles has enjoyed living in Murwillumbah with his wife and three children since 2005. They are actively involved in the community through school and church activities.

Joe trained in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and moved to Australia in 2000.  He worked in Bourke prior to moving to Murwillumbah.

Joe divides his time between Queen Street Medical Centre and Murwillumbah Hospital where he works as a Visiting Medical Officer, caring for inpatients. He looks after practice patients that are admitted to Murwillumbah Hospital.

Joe sees a broad range of patients in the practice aged from 0 to 98. He regularly teaches and mentors Medical Students and GP Registrars. He is a Senior Lecturer at Wollongong University.



 

Dr Kate Tree

M.B.,B.S. (QLD) DRACOG, FRACGP

Kate wishes to acknowledge the Bundjalung people as the traditional Indigenous custodians of the land where we live and work.

Dr Kate Tree grew up on the Gold Coast and graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987. She was awarded her Diploma in Obstetrics in 1992, undertook specialist training in general practice via the Family Medicine Programme and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1995.

Kate has previously worked in hospitals from Rockhampton to Canberra, including the Emergency Department at The Tweed Hospital. Kate has also previously cared for patients at a variety of general practices, including a community-controlled indigenous health service.

Dr Kate joined Queen Street Medical Centre in 2016. Her many medical interests include women’s health, mental health and palliative care. Dr Tree is a member of the Australasian Menopause Society.

As a member of the Clinical Council for the North Coast Primary Care Health Network, Kate is hoping to facilitate improvement of patients’ experiences of care whether in the community or within hospitals.


Dr Nispa Krongkaew

BSc (Hons1), M.B.,B.S., FRACGP, DCH, DRANZCOG

Nispa completed her medical degree at the Sydney University in 2006 and worked in Canberra until 2008.  She moved to Northern NSW in 2009 where she commenced GP vocation through North Coast GP Training, including 15 months as a registrar at Queen Street Medical Centre.  She also worked at The Tweed Hospital in psychiatry, emergency and obstetrics & gynaecology during this time.

After obtaining her Fellowship with Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2012, Nispa also completed a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) and a Diploma in Women’s Health (DRANZCOG) in 2013.

Nispa’s interests cover all areas of medicine.  Therefore, the only specialty that can satisfy her curiosity of the entire human being is General Practice, and this has been a realisation of her life-long vision.

Nispa returned to Queen Street Medical Centre in late 2013 and also works as a GP Visiting Medical Officer at Murwillumbah District Hospital, covering general medicine, paediatrics, geriatrics, post-natal, post-surgical and palliative care.


Dr Phil Lambie

MB ChB, BSci (Hons), MRCGP, FRACGP

Dr Lambie is a UK-trained GP who has been in Australia since 1999. He has worked in outback NSW, and later had training as a GP  anaesthetist. He has worked in Murwillumbah since 2007. His current practice includes work at Murwillumbah hospital as a GP anaesthetist, work in the Emergency Department and he has admitting rights to the hospital. He aims to provide comprehensive care as a GP in the rooms at Queen Street in addition to his hospital work.


Dr Kunam Karishma Mani

M.B.,B.S., FACRRMDr Kunam Mani

Dr Mani has been working as a full time doctor since 2003 when she graduated from the Fiji School of Medicine. She achieved the Gold Medal for best graduate in her year as well as Distinction honours for Obstetrics & Gynaecology. After working in Fiji for a few years, the family moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2006 where Dr Mani worked at the Nambour and Caloundra public hospitals in the various departments and then decided to just do Emergency Department and GP work.

She has worked in a variety of GP and Emergency Dept settings ranging from single doctor country hospitals, remote sites, mine sites, after hours home visits, in the QANTAS airport office as well as in most of the public and private Emergency Departments in QLD and Northern NSW over the years.

Dr Mani’s Fellowship is from the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and she currently works as a GP as well as doing locum Emergency Dept shifts. Her interests include the whole scope of general practice with particular interest in paediatrics, psychology, dermatology, aged care ,weight loss and chronic disease management.


DR Bob Meehan

M.B.,B.S.  FRACGP

Dr Bob Meehan

Dr Meehan – happy to be called Dr Bob – grew up on the Gold Coast and completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1984. He gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 1993. He completes ongoing training updates with the RACGP and with the Local Health District.

Dr Bob is proud to be a third generation doctor, his late father a GP and his late grandfather a pioneering Orthopaedic Surgeon in Brisbane. Dr Bob worked his first seven years as a GP and Hospital Superintendent in Oakey on the Darling Downs, Queensland, then moved to Murwillumbah in 1995 working the first 13 years solo in Treetops Medical Practice. After amicable relations over the years Dr Meehan joined Queen Street Medical Centre in 2009.

Dr Bob enjoys the wide scope of general practice and has special interests in chronic disease management (eg diabetes, COPD, heart disease), mental health (including CBT), addictions (including opiate addiction programs) and Hepatitis C infection. He is a Visiting Medical Officer to Tweed Hospital mainly treating opiate addiction 1 day per week.

Dr Bob has been treating Hepatitis C with the new highly effective and tolerable antiviral drugs available since March 2016 and accepts new patients with or without referral.

In his leisure, Dr Bob enjoys music, rowing, cycling, running, skiing and snowboarding.


Dr Shauna Purser

M.B.,B.S.  FRACGP

Dr Shauna Purser has worked at Queen St Medical Centre since 2002, having previously worked as a GP in Kingscliff and Brisbane. She holds a Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Shauna is enthusiastic about the wide variety of interests and challenges that general practice provides, and also treats patients admitted to Murwillumbah Hospital.

A particular passion is addiction medicine, and Shauna is a prescriber of opiate replacement therapy, eg methadone. She also does a regular Skin Cancer Clinic.


 Dr Nichola Reich

B Med, FRACGP, DCH

Nichola studied Medicine in Newcastle and Tamworth, and having graduated in 2011 and enjoying rural practice so much, decided to undertake her hospital years at Tweed Hospital in 2012-13, a smaller hospital but still close to the coastal lifestyle that she loves. She completed her specialist General Practice training with  North Coast GP Training, undertaking 12 months as a registrar at Queen Street Medical Centre , 6 months in Tweed Heads doing additional Emergency training, and then 6 months in Mullumbimby. She attained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs in early 2016.

Throughout 2015, Nichola completed extra paediatric training through the Diploma of Child Health (DCH).  She works additionally as a GP Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Murwillumbah Hospital, allowing her to provide extra continuity of care – seeing patients at the practice and then following them through their hospital admission and after discharge at the practice again.

Nichola loves the variety that general practice gives, the ability to make an impact with preventative health, and empowering and educating people.


Dr Malkanthi Hewage

M.B.,B.S. (Sri Lanka) Clin Dip Pall Med

Dr Malkanthi Hewage (Malki) obtained her MBBS from Sri Lanka in 1995 and has worked as a full time General Medical Practitioner since then.  She has previously worked in Anaesthetics as well as in General Practice in Sri Lanka.

Dr Hewage migrated to Australia with her family in 2008.  Since then she has worked at Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Logan Hospital and The Tweed Hospital.  She has gained experience working in every sub-specialty of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  She has worked many locum shifts at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Brisbane, Sunny Bank Private Hospital, Sunshine Coast Private Hospital and Peninsula Private Hospital.

Dr Hewage has obtained her Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine through the Royal Australian College of Physicians and Chapter of Palliative Medicine in 2014.  She also completed a Skin Cancer Certificate through the University of Queensland in 2016.

Having moved out of the public hospitals to work as a General Practitioner, Malki has worked in Pottsville for the past 2 years.

She continues to participate in Education activities as per RACGP requirements and has been updating her knowledge and skills to work as a Primary Health Care Provider to the Community.

Malki is interested in all aspects of General Practice and is quite passionate about chronic disease management, pain management, palliative care, women’s health and mental health.

Her other interests are music, home décor and gardening.

Contact Us

OUR LOCATION

Queen Street Medical Centre
12 Queen Street
Murwillumbah NSW 2484

We are located on the right 80 metres from the town clock along Queen Street. This is just before the pedestrian crossing.

PHONE

+61 02 6672 1244

+61 02 6672 1244 - After hours (all hours)

FAX

+61 02 6672 6029

EMAIL

practicemanager@qsmed.com.au

Accreditation

Our practice has been accredited with the Australian General Practices Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) since 2000. AGPAL logo