Our Team
Dr Mark Jeffery

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

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

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 Welsh - Enrolled Nurse

Leah Welsh
Enrolled Nurse

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

Dr Kate Hayter - Chiropractor

Dr Kate Hayter
Chiropractor

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 Holly - Podiatrist

Caoimhe Holly
Podiatrist

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. 

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.  

Treatment provided:

  • Nails, corns and callus debridement.
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Orthotic therapy
  • Neurological disorders
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Arthritic conditions

Both clinic and home visits are available.

Suvi Mahonen - Journalist

Photo credit: Gary Tresize

Suvi Mahonen
Journalist

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: 

https://surfershealth.com.au/news/

You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and online art-selling platform Redbubble.

Miki - Japanese Interpreter

Miki
Japanese Interpreter

Ph: 0407 201 682 

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