Dr Mark Jeffery
Dr Mark Jeffery is the Practice Principal at Surfers Health Medical Centre.
Dr Mark Jeffery has a MBBCH FRACGP Diploma in Anaesthetics/General Practitioner with General and Specialist Registration and is dedicated to providing you and your family with professional quality of healthcare across a wide range of medical and support services. Mark also provides shared antenatal care with Gold Coast Hospital.
Dr Mark has special interests in chronic disease management, GP management and Team care plans, Mental health care, skin cancer, low level laser treatment, ultrasound, pain management and shock wave treatment.
Dr Mark ensures our Surfers Health Medical Centre remain the best on the Gold Coast.
Dr Michael Shann Wilson
Qualifications: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Flinders University Australia 1992.
Dr Wilson will see patients for General Health which include GPMP, Care Plans, Team Care Arrangements, injections, immunisations, Japanese patients
Dr Rachel "Ansie" Adendorff
Dr Rachel Adendorff is the female doctor at Surfers Health Medical Centre.
She is specialised in many fields including General Practice, Women's health, Menopause, Paediatrics, Mental health, Antenatal, Postnatal, Sexual Health, Contraceptive, Mirena insertion, Travel Health, and Skin Cancer. Many specific Occupational Medicines relating to Pre-Employment assessing fitness after injury, Workcover and returning to work, Diving Medicals assessing fitness to dive including recreational and commercial diving, Aviation assessments and medicals, Return to work for commercial diving and Aviation medicine fitness to fly.
Dr Rachel also provides shared antenatal care with Gold Coast Hospital.
Leah works closely with our General Practitioners, performing a variety of services and supporting patients through procedures, GP Management Plans & Team Care Arrangements, assessments and administration of vaccinations and other medications and application of clinical Low Level Laser Therapy
English & Mandarin (A.K.A. Chinese) -speaking Registered Psychologist, M.A.P.S. Since 1997.
Australian Psychological Society Full Member since 1996.
Allied Health Psychologist since 2006.
B.A. Psych 1991; M.A. Prof Psych 1994 with trainings in family-based systemic therapy
Lynne is a registered psychologist in Queensland with 20 years of counselling experience in the U.S.A. and Australia. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Mandarin and Taiwanese (A.K.A. Hokkien). She has a wide range of professional work experience in multi-disciplinary teams in various cross- cultural settings including Hawaii & Colorado , U.S.A. And Queensland, Australia. Over the years, she has worked in various youth and adult in-patient and out-patient programs at the hospital, Community Mental Health , Correctional Centre and local Medical Centres and Integrative health settings.
Since settling on the Gold Coast in 1996, Lynne has worked in liaison with medical doctors, nurses, other Allied Health Professionals , complementary practitioners for the local multi-cultural communities of Australia , Asian migrants and international students.
Psychological treatment modalities Lynne has used include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family-Based Systemic approach, Shema Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, positive psychology and Solution-Focused therapy. Psycho-educations on Self-Esteem / confidence building; Assertiveness skill training, Communication Skill training , Social Skill training, Conflict Resolution , Realistic Goal Setting and Achievement are incorporated as suitable.
Lynne’s areas of counselling include:
- Depression , Anxiety and Phobia
- Trauma, Loss & Grief counselling
- Physical , Emotional & Sexual Abuse Survivors’ Recovery
- Relationship / Family Dynamics and Parenting Issues
- Mid –Life Crisis/ Life’s Transition counselling
- Life coaching on self-empowerment, personal growth
- Career Guidance
- Cross-Cultural Counselling
Most of the above areas are rebated by Medicare Australia at AUD $86.15/ 50 minutes session. For eligibility, please consult with your existent G.P. or our very friendly G.P. team at Surfers Health Medical Centre at Surfers Paradise, Queensland.
Lynne is also passionate in supporting people who are interested in self-empowerment and personal development & growth.
Dr Kate Hayter
The Surfers Paradise Chiropractor, Dr Kate has a special interest sports injuries, dance related issues, rehabilitation and working with the special needs of women.
“I have a degree in Exercise Science and a degree in Biochemistry. During my education and in practice, I’ve worked closely with all kinds of practitioners. I’ve studied alongside dentists, physiotherapists, doctors, personal trainers and psychologists. So these are fields where we can cross over and help each other,” Dr Kate states.
Kate worked with the Barbados team as a direct assistant to the chef de mission. While Kate was performing this role, which included athlete management, she was asked to treat the members of the Barbados Triathlon team and provide recommendations for injury management and prevention for other team members.
Caoimhe is our Podiatrist who originates from Ireland but has called Australia home for the past three years. Graduating with a BSc Hons in Podiatry in 2015, Caoimhe has had a varied caseload of patients working in various regions throughout QLD and northern NSW.
Aside from being part of a wonderful team at Surfers health medical centre, Caoimhe attends aged care facilities a few days a week and has established a great rapport with her older clients. Caoimhe is available for home visits.
Although Caoimhe enjoys all aspects of Podiatry, she has a keen interest in sports biomechanics and rehabilitation. This is linked to her interests in Irish dancing and Gaelic football which she takes part in 5 days a week. Caoimhe feels that being fit and healthy is great physically but equally as important for your mental health, mobility is key and this is what we want to achieve for our patients.
When Caoimhe isn’t working or playing sports you will find her enjoying a coffee by the beach or watching a crime documentary on Netflix. Having previously completed a diploma in Forensic Science, Caoimhe would someday love to combine both interests and study Forensic Podiatry.
- Nails, corns and callus debridement.
- Soft tissue injuries
- Orthotic therapy
- Neurological disorders
- Diabetic foot care
- Arthritic conditions
Both clinic and home visits are available.
Photo credit: Gary Tresize
Suvi is the Surfers Health Medical Centre health and wellness writer. She has a wealth of experience writing health and medical stories for publications such as The Australian, HuffPost, The Australian Quarterly and Mamamia.
She works closely with our doctors and allied health practitioners to cover important stories related to your health and medical care. You can read her regular posts on our Surfers Health News Page, here:
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