Our Doctors

Dr Kate Tree


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

Dr Kate Tree was born and raised on the Gold Coast. Kate graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987 with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. Dr Tree’s interests within medicine are diverse and varied, therefore Kate commenced specialist training with the Family Medicine Programme in 1989. Dr Tree also undertook additional training in women’s health, uncluding being awarded her Diploma in Obstetrics in 1992. Dr Tree was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1995.

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

Dr Tree has lived in northern NSW for decades and joined Queen Street Medical Centre in 2016.

Dr Tree is available for both face to face and telehealth appointments.

Dr Bob Meehan


Dr Meehan, happy to be called Dr Bob, completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland, then gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – which is specialisation in General Practice – in 1993. He is interested in a broad range of general practice and teaches Doctors training in General Practice.

Dr Bob worked his early years as a GP 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 year’s Dr Meehan joined Queen Street Medical Centre in 2009.

In his leisure, Dr Bob enjoys music, rowing, cycling, running, skiing and snowboarding. He is also training as volunteer boat crew for Point Danger Marine Resue.

Dr Kunam Karishma 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 and 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 Joe Biles


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.

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

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 Shauna Purser


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

Dr Nispa Krongkaew


Nispa completed her medical degree a 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 realization 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 Anthony Vial


Dr Anthony Vial graduated from the University of NSW in 1992 and was admitted to be a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2012.
Dr Vial is interested in all areas of Family Medicine. .

Dr George Ekdawi


Dr George Ekdawi MD
George completed his medical degree at Bond University and has worked at the Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital and in rural Mareeba Hospital in Far North Queensland and has worked for the past year in Kingscliff.
George has a keen interest in chronic disease management, general medicine, mental health and geriatrics and is looking forward to serving the community of Murwillumbah..

Dr Peter Fardoulys


As a newly minted General Practice Registrar in Murwillumbah, Peter brings a passion for providing comprehensive and compassionate healthcare to patients of all ages and backgrounds.

With a solid foundation in primary care, Peters' interests span a broad spectrum of GP subjects, including preventive medicine, chronic disease management, women's health, mental health, and acute care.

Peter is committed to building strong doctor-patient relationships based on trust, empathy, and open communication. Peter strives to empower patients to take an active role in their healthcare journey. Peter is excited to collaborate with the diverse community of Murwillumbah and to continue learning and growing in his role as a dedicated healthcare provider.