ABOUT US

CARING THROUGH COMPASSION & EXCELLENCE

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to build a healthier life for you with compassion and excellence.  

  • To keep you out of hospital where possible. 
  • To serve in a way that is responsive to your changing needs. 
  • To holistically promote physical, emotional and spiritual health. 
  • To extend our care to our neighbouring pacific islands. 
  • To be responsible stewards of the environment, economic resources and societal roles.

OUR VALUES

Compassion

Respect, kindness, care and dignity for you.

Collaboration

Working as a team to care for you.

Clinical Outcomes

Aiming to achieve better health outcomes for you.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to deliver healthier lives to our Brisbane community now and to the Pacific Islands in the medium term.

AGPAL ACCREDITATION

Achievement of AGPAL accreditation reassures you that our doctors and practice team are committed to providing you with high quality health care in a safe environment.

Next time you visit our practice be sure to look out for the AGPAL Accredited General Practice Symbol (below) or our accreditation certificate. Our practice team is proud of this achievement and as part of this process we continuously strive to make quality improvements to better your patient experience.

AGPAL Accreditation

Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) is a not-for-profit independent provider of general practice accreditation in Australia. To learn more about the benefits of accreditation to you, your family and the Australian community click here or visit www.agpal.com.au.

MEET OUR TEAM

MEDICAL PRACTIONERS

Dr Linh Cheung
SCOPE Certification with World Obesity

Dr. Linh Cheung

Director | General Practitioner
MBBS (Qld) FRACGP

Dr Linh is an experienced and caring GP who loves General Practice for the variety and the continuity of care she is able to provide. She is passionate about helping her patients improve their health care journey through compassion, collaboration and better clinical outcomes. Dr Linh has a keen interest in paediatrics, women’s health and wellbeing, mental health concerns and chronic medical conditions. She has obtained her Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive health with Family Planning Queensland and is trained in Implanon insertions.

Dr Linh trained as a GP with Special Interest in Diabetes (GPwSI – Diabetes) at UQ Health/Griffith University Logan Campus.  A Queensland Health initiative to improve the health of Metro South patients with diabetes.

Dr Linh has volunteered in overseas medical missions which has motivated her to seek opportunities to serve similar communities in the pacific. She has lived in Brisbane most of her life, busy raising three children with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, travelling and catching up with friends and family.

Dr Tina Fang - Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Doctor

Dr. Tina Fang

General Practitioner | Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Doctor
MBBS I FRACGP I Member of Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine

Dr Tina was born in Taiwan and grew up in New Zealand. She graduated from Beijing University in 2010 and has since attained fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Tina specialises in all aspects of skin cancer and aesthetic medicine. She is trained in a broad range of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment to help you look more youthful and to prevent visible signs of ageing. 

Her focus is to provide an individualised and evidence-based treatment plan to help her clients achieve their desired aesthetic result. A complimentary consultation will be offered prior to all treatments. 

Additionally, Dr Tina has been trained in cervical screening; STI screening; contraceptive implant removal and insertion; hormonal IUD removal and insertion; and vulval skin examinations.

Dr Tina Fang Instagram Dr Tina Fang’s Instagram 

Dr Alvin

Dr. Alvin Lim

General Practitioner | BBiomed, MD, FRACGP

Dr Alvin has experience working in hospitals and general practices in rural Victoria and Queensland. During his time within the hospitals, he completed terms in general medicine, general and plastic surgery, anaesthetics, emergency medicine and paediatric ear, nose and throat surgery, before transitioning to General Practice.

He is enthusiastic about all aspects of medicine with a particular interest in skin cancer and dermatology.

Dr Alvin speaks English & Japanese.

Dr Alex

Dr. Alex Ling

General Practitioner | MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Alex is an accomplished GP, with years of experience in General Practice. Having grown up in Brisbane, he moved interstate for medical school and he has spent the better part of a decade as a doctor in rural and regional NSW. Most recently, he has been involved with the Royal Flying Doctors Service, where he has most recently been delivering care and covid-19 vaccinations to rural Australians.

He returns to Brisbane to spend more time with family. In his spare time he likes to travel. 

Dr Jamie Nuttall

Dr. Jamie Nuttall

General Practitioner | MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Jamie is our experienced and warm-hearted GP. He is interested in all aspects of general practice and has experience in family medicine, Indigenous health, and refugee health. He takes a holistic and patient-centred approach to medicine and believes in empowering patients to make decisions about their own health.

Dr Jamie trained as a GP with Special Interest in Diabetes (GPwSI – Diabetes) at UQ Health/Griffith University Logan Campus.

 

SCOPE Certification with World Obesity

Dr Champak Chakraborty

Dr. Champak Chakraborty

General Practitioner | MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Champak is a very friendly, caring and approachable doctor and he values patients’ interests.  His special clinical interests includes the management of diabetes, weight loss, children’s health and men’s health.

Dr Champak trained as a GP with Special Interest in Diabetes (GPwSI – Diabetes) at UQ Health/Griffith University Logan Campus.

In his free time, he also enjoys gardening, home decorating and being involved with local cultural events as an MC and poem reciter.

SPECIALISTS

Dr Ian Cheung

Dr. Ian Cheung (QCOS Spine)

Director, Orthopaedic Surgery - Spinal Surgery, Orthopaedics, Spine Surgery

MBBS (Qld) FRACS FAOrthA

Dr Cheung has an interest in all areas of adult spinal conditions, and utilises both open and minimally invasive techniques in the management of acute and chronic spinal disorders. His practice encompasses the management of cervical, thoracic and lumbar conditions including: disc protrusions, radiculopathies, nerve entrapment syndromes; degenerative disc disease and arthritic conditions; spinal deformities (spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, kyphosis), trauma, infections, and, tumour

Dr Ian Cheung obtained his undergraduate medical degree at The University of Queensland before completing a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Further subspecialty training was undertaken at the Singapore General Hospital which is considered a regional centre for minimally invasive spinal surgery and spinal deformity surgery. Upon his return to Brisbane, Dr Cheung completed a second post-graduate fellowship in spinal surgery.

FRACP Paediatrics & Child Health

Dr. Suparna Vaidya

General Paediatrician
FRACP

Dr. Suparna Vaidya is a dedicated General Paediatrician providing paediatric care for children of all ages from newborn through to adolescence.

Dr. Vaidya’s paediatric expertise includes management of a broad range of paediatric issues including newborn and infant feeding problems, settling and sleeping issues, rashes, eczema, food intolerance and allergies, constipation, bed-wetting, wheeze and asthma, poor Growth, Developmental and Behavioural concerns as well as care of children with complex medical needs and Chronic conditions.

Dr. Vaidya recognises the importance of holistic family-centred care. She believes that effective communication with families and understanding their goals, values, and preferences is the heart of Paediatric Medicine. Dr. Vaidya’s clinical care model involves an evidence-based approach to diagnosis, treatment, and management.

Dr. Vaidya can facilitate well-co-ordinated and high-quality care by working in close collaboration with other care providers like allied health therapists, GPs, Specialists, and other support services to achieve the best outcomes for your child.

Dr. Vaidya holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) which she completed in India. She has over a decade of experience working in Paediatrics both in the UK and Australia. She holds a Fellowship in General Paediatrics with The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).

She has trained in many hospitals in Brisbane including the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Mater Mothers Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, Redlands Hospital, and Logan Hospital. She also enjoyed working in Rockhampton Hospital which was a part of her Rural Training.

She is passionate about Children’s Rights and Welfare and since an early age was involved in Social work with the Youth Red Cross Society in India including the Pulse Polio immunisation programme, Blood Donation campaigns  and volunteer work for Child health organisations. This is when she discovered her passion for Paediatrics.

Being a mother herself, she recognises and appreciates the many challenges of parenting. She is fluent in three languages namely English, Hindi, and Marathi, and can also understand Telugu. Her hobbies include baking, oil-painting and yoga.

Working as a Paediatrician is immensely rewarding for Dr. Vaidya and she is enthusiastic and committed to delivering the best healthcare for your child.

Dr Shenaz Seedat

Dr. Shenaz Seedat

Endocrinologist
MBBS, FRACP

Dr Shenaz Seedat completed her Medical degree at The University of Queensland and then underwent Specialist training in Endocrinology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital, completing this in 2010. She had an established practice in Brisbane prior to relocating overseas in 2013, and has recommenced consulting at Greenslopes Private Hospital since her return in December 2020.

Having gained a wide range of up-to-date expertise while abroad, Dr Seedat is excited to consult in Brisbane again, offering the highest standard of care to her patients. She has extensive experience in a range of endocrine disorders, including continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapy. She believes that optimisation of patient care results from individualisation and education, and actively involves her patients in their healthcare decisions. 

Dr Seedat enjoys teaching medical students and junior medical staff. She also regularly provides endocrine presentations for medical professionals and is a member of the Endocrine Society (USA).

Dr Seedat is available for telehealth consultations and welcomes enquiries on her mobile phone to discuss individual patient care or for general advice.

Special Interest:
Type 2 diabetes, Type 1 diabetes and insulin pump therapy, Diabetes of pregnancy, Pituitary disorders, Thyroid dysfunction, Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, Female hormonal dysfunction, Osteoporosis and General endocrine disorders

Dr Farana Khan

Dr. Farana Khan

Paediatrician
MBChB, DCH, FCP, FRACP

Dr Farana is a General Paediatrician seeing children with medical, behavioural, and developmental concerns. She has worked in various public hospitals in metropolitan and regional Queensland since 2008. Her special interest is in behavioural and developmental concerns (such as Autism, developmental delay, ADHD, learning difficulties).  This interest led her to work in the Child Development Service at the Gold Coast.  

Dr Farana is trained in administering the ADOS for the diagnosis of Autism and the Griffiths III Developmental Assessment for developmental delay. 

Dr Farana loves learning and clinical work.  So she is currently studying for her Master of Public Health and consulting at Medsana Medical Clinic. 

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View Griffiths III Development Assessment Information

Dr Waqas Fazal - Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. Waqas Fazal

Interventional Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
MBBS, FRACP

Dr Fazal is an Interventional Gastroenterologist and an advanced endoscopist. He acquired advanced training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Royal Adelaide Hospital and was awarded the fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physician (FRACP) in 2016.

Dr Fazal subsequently pursued advanced endoscopy fellowships in the UK. He had the privilege to work at the prestigious Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust London, where he trained in Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopic removal of large GI polyps (EMR) and gained experience in the management of cancer patients with GI side effects of treatments. He subsequently did another year of fellowship in advanced pancreato-biliary endoscopy (ERCP & EUS) and inflammatory bowel disease at Wolverhampton NHS Trust, UK.

Since returning back to Australia, he has served as an interventional Gastroenterologist in multiple public and private hospitals in South East Queensland. He provides his services to public patients in Logan and Ipswich Hospital, and sees private patients in Sunnybank Hospital, Mater Hospital Springfield and St Andrew’s Hospital Ipswich. 

Over the last few years, he has developed immense interest in the medical and endoscopic management of obesity. He uses cutting edge endoscopic procedures to induce significant and lasting weight loss without the need for surgery in clinically appropriate settings. 

For more information visit: https://www.gutmatters.com.au/

    Special Interest:
    Endoscopic management of Obesity (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, Intragastric balloon placement), High quality endoscopic screening of bowel cancer, Endoscopic removal of large polyps (EMR), Advanced endoscopy (ERCP, EUS), Pancreatic disorders, Hepatobiliary disorders, Inflammatory bowel disease

    ALLIED HEALTH

    Jo Mak Physiotherapist Rehab

    Joanne Mak (My Rehab Team)

    APA Titled Neurological Physiotherapist
    BPhty, MSc (Rehab)

    Director of My Rehab Team and leading a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, podiatrist and speech therapists. 

    Joanne Mak is passionate about enabling people to be excited about their potential through rehabilitation. Working in community rehabilitation for many years in the UK has grounded her strong belief in the significant benefits of community based service. The completion of a Masters degree in Rehabilitation further consolidated her view and understanding.

    Today, she is the principal of My Rehab Team. She is also a clinical tutor and delivers lectures at UQ.  Additionally, she is the secretary for Queensland Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Network (QPRN).

    Jacob Cavanagh Physiotherapist

    Jacob Cavanagh (My Rehab Team)

    Physiotherapist, Functional Capacity Assessor, Sports Physiotherapy
    BPhty

    Jacob’s skills and interests include dry needling, musculoskeletal intervention and spinal conditions.

    A physiotherapist can retrain your body to regain physical ability and independence. Jacob has specific skills in assessing and managing pain.

    Some of the modalities Jacob uses include – motor relearning, therapeutic exercises, functional electrical stimulation, postural and positioning advice, prescription of aids, orthosis and equipment, dry needling, electrotherapy, and so on.

    Darcie Rehbien Exercise Physiologist

    Darcie Rehbein (My Rehab Team)

    Exercise Physiologist
    BClinExPhys

    Darcie is passionate about getting everyone exercising for half an hour every day!

    An exercise physiologist is an expert on how exercise affects your muscles, bones, lungs, heart, hormone regulation, and more. This is why Darcie can guide you on exercising for specific rehabilitation or general fitness.

    Darcie can also help clients to develop new healthy routines to better manage any medical condition they may have. Holistic approach is the hallmark of exercise physiology as they work alongside other allied health disciplines such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry.

    Angeline (Back To Basics Dietetics)

    Dietitian
    M.Nutr.Diet(PHN), B.Sc.Microb., APD, AN

    Angeline is the founder of Back to Basics Dietetics (BBDiet) and a wholefood Dietitian Nutritionist. She is passionate about practising what she preaches and helping others to live healthier lives. Some of her special interests include:

    • Sustainable weight management
    • Diabetes management
    • High cholesterol and high blood pressure
    • Gut health (IBS, food intolerances and sensitivities)
    • Plant-based and vegetarian nutrition
    • Cancer nutrition
    • Women’s health (e.g. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), pre- and post-menopause syndrome, Endometriosis)
    • Autoimmune disease management (e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Coeliac disease)
    • Other chronic conditions

    With over 13 years experience working in the health care industry, Angeline has seen great transformation on many people who are willing to give their health a go by taking that very first step towards healthy living.

    Venus So - Dietitian Brisbane

    Venus So (Back To Basics Dietetics)

    Dietitian
    M.Nutr.Diet(PHN), B.Sc.Microb., APD, AN

    Venus’ passion lies in inspiring and encouraging people to lead a healthier, happier life using a holistic approach to nutrition and wellness. She firmly believes that the key to optimal health is achieving a state of balance between physical, emotional, social and spiritual health. Her food philosophy revolves around whole foods, emphasising a balanced diet that is personal, enjoyable and sustainable. 

    Venus received her Master of Dietetics Studies and Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nutrition) from the University of Queensland. Her areas of interest include diabetes and chronic disease management, women’s health and early life nutrition. Having struggled with past emotional eating issues herself, she is also passionate about helping her clients to break free from the cycle of eating disorders and find ways to practise mindfulness. Her counselling approach is rooted in serving others, empowerment and building confidence. 

    As an avid foodie, Venus enjoys exploring new cafes and trying out different cuisines to brush up her cooking skills. She is involved in content creation, as well as nutrition journalism to media outlets to combine her nutrition knowledge with creativity.

    SCOPE Certification with World Obesity

    Tiffany Yuen

    Tiffany Yuen (My Rehab Team)

    Occupational Therapist
    BOccthy

    Tiffany has a wide range of skills and experience; however, her specialty is assisting and training those who have suffered from a stroke with movement of their upper limbs.

    Tiffany’s Occupational Therapy skills include the rehabilitation of arm function, memory and problem-solving ability; the management of fatigue; the reduction of swelling and scar. She can make recommendations for structural modifications, prescribe aids and equipment to aid your safety and independence function at home. 

    Grace - Speech Pathologist

    Grace Harris (My Rehab Team)

    Speech Therapist
    CPSP

    Grace has two degrees, Bachelor’s in Biomedical Science and Master’s in Speech Pathology Studies. Speech Pathologist’s understand that communication is a fundamental human right, and everyone should be given a voice to participate in whatever their chosen path in life.

    Speech Pathologist’s specialise in many areas of communication including language, speech, fluency and voice, as well as disorders involving swallowing.

    Grace’s expertise includes adult neurological conditions, pediatric speech therapy and is also experienced in educating and monitoring infant feeding. She can specifically assist your communication in a relevant context. She can also address the dietary issues caused by your swallowing difficulty. 

    Sue McIntosh Podiatrist

    Sue McIntosh (My Rehab Team)

    Podiatrist
    BHSc (Podiatry)

    Sue has a special interest in sports, diabetes and health and fitness. Through her extensive work history, she has worked with the Broncos and Queensland Bulls! 

    Sue focuses on managing problems originating from the foot and ankle including the skin and nails. She can prescribe appropriate footwear and orthosis.

    Sue can also identify and address problems with the way you walk and some common problems we encounter in people with a neurological condition such as in-grown toenail, footdrop, and spasticity in muscles of the toes, foot and ankle.

    Ji Young - Remedial Massage Therapist

    Ji Young Thie

    Remedial Massage Therapist
    HLT52015 - Diploma of Remedial Massage
    SHB50115 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy

    Ji Young has devoted the past 4 years to a mobile Allied Health business, My Rehab Team. As a Massage Therapist and Rehabilitation Assistant she has been passionately servicing the Brisbane community. This position inspired her to further her education, resulting in her completing a Diploma in Advanced Remedial Massage and starting her own business with Medsana Medical Clinic. 

    She is passionate about enabling people to be excited about their potential through rehabilitation and relaxation. She believes that Remedial Massage Therapy can empower people toward an increasing sense of ability, confidence, and positivity by improving the quality of life for the patient. She believes that this can be done by reducing muscle pain, tension, and strengthening and stretching the muscles.  

    Outside of her career, she is passionate about encouraging her friends and family to stay happy, healthy, and active. Ji Young enjoys volunteering as a Support Worker on international Medical Mission’s, with one mission being with Dr Linh and Dr Ian, where she supported the medical team at the Free Medical Camp in Hyderabad, India in 2019. She also has a Diploma of Beauty Therapy and spent many years as a Fitness and dance instructor. 

    NURSES

    Misha Nurse

    Misha

    Nurse

    Misha is a passionate empathetic registered nurse who is committed to providing quality health care to the entire community.

    She has a strong interest in ensuring that people from all walks of life have access to the support they need, having come from a multicultural background herself.

    Outside of work Misha destresses by working out at the gym and using her talent for baking to run a small side business.

    Donna Nurse

    Donna

    Nurse

    Donna is a registered nurse and paramedic with over 25 years of combined experience. She joined Medsana in 2020 to be part of the multidisciplinary team of medicos delivering and educating clients in various aspects of medical care.

    Donna has a post-graduate certificate in immunisations, special interest in cardiac care, diabetes and implementing care plans.

    Socially, she enjoys hiking, scrapbooking and travelling the world. 

    SUPPORT STAFF

    April Receptionist

    April

    Receptionist

    April is a compassionate medical receptionist dedicated to providing Medsana patients with a smooth and pleasant experience. 

    Coming from a rural background, April is passionate about ensuring all members of the community receive quality health care. 

    During her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and practising Yoga.

    Jada Receptionist

    Jada

    Receptionist

    Studying at university level in the medical field herself, Jada understands the importance of high quality healthcare. 

    Jada has a passion for helping others with genuine empathy and focus.  She is keen to help the community build healthier lives.  

    In her free time, Jada enjoys reading and playing sport. 

    Hennie Receptionist

    Hennie

    Receptionist

    Hennie, our kind-hearted medical receptionist has a passion for providing strong and effective communication to Medsana patients to ensure a comfortable and pleasant GP experience. 

    Studying a double degree at university level in Journalism, Philosophy and Politics, Hennie deeply understands the makings of poor- communication and its negative impacts on patient care. 

    During her free time, she enjoys cooking plant-based recipes and finding a new book to read. 

    Jasmin Receptionist

    Jasmin

    Practice Manager

    Jasmin is our Practice Manager with many years of experience in the medical industry. Jasmin has always had a passion for helping people and since relocating to Brisbane, is now dedicated to assisting Medsana provide quality health care to the people within the Brisbane and Pacific Island communities. 

    Outside of work, Jasmin has an interest in photography and exploring the great outdoors.