Our Team

 

Our Doctors


DR MARIA AVELINO

FRACGP


Maria joins Kon-Tiki Medical Centre with 11 years experience, working within general practice. Prior to General Practice she has been working as a House Officer in various hospitals in Brisbane, Gympie and Mt Isa. Maria enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has particular interest in Women and Chidren’s Health and Dermatology. Maria’s interests out of work include studying interior design, spending time with her family and walking on the beach.

DR TIM KENNY

FRACGP, MBBS, MRCGP, FACRRM, DCH


We are excited to announce that Dr Tim Kenny will be joining our team, full time, on 16 July 2018. Dr Tim has been taking care of local families for almost 20 years and has extensive experience in all aspects of General Practice. He’s always had a keen interest in a holistic approach to health care, looking to optimise patients’ wellbeing through diet and lifestyle choices, in addition to managing acute and chronic ailments. Tim completed his GP training in England courtesy of an army scholarship, subsequently working in Ireland, Germany and rural South Africa before moving to Australia in 1992. After two years in a Cairns family practice he returned to the bush, as Medical Superintendent of Julia Creek hospital. He particularly enjoyed the expanded role and challenges of working single-handedly in a remote area, where he felt he could make a real difference. Highlights included dealing with “some delightfully eccentric personalities”, treating multiple generations within families and the opportunity to mentor medical students. He moved to the Sunshine Coast with his young family in 1999. Tim is married to Holly, has two boys and a love of all sports. Interested in becoming a flying doctor at one point, he held a private pilot’s licence in the UK, the USA and Australia – but swapped them all for a tent, a Coastal Skipper certificate and a pair of joggers! Most Saturdays, if he isn’t working, you’ll find Tim pacing the boardwalks of Point Cartwright alongside the other Park Runners. As yet he hasn’t managed to persuade his family to join him! Tim is a Fellow of the College of Rural and Remote Medicine and his other areas of interest include paediatrics, the full spectrum of general practice, nutritional and environmental medicine. He has a Diploma in Child Health and has been a member of the rural Doctors'association of Queensland management committee.

DR MARSH GODSALL

MBBS, FACRRM


Dr Marsh Godsall has over 35 years of experience as a General Practitioner and Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Having served for many years in rural General Practice, Dr Godsall provides a wealth of experience and skills, and has been the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his expert clinical practice. His clinical practice was the recipient of an AGPAL Award in 2013. He has also been the recipient of the RDAQ title of “Icon of the Bush” in 2015 and a GPSA award in 2015. Dr Godsall is also heavily involved in clinical teaching as well as research. He was a Senior Lecturer for many years at both James Cook University and the University of Queensland.

Dr Rodney Matisonn

MBChB South Africa


Dr Rodney Matisonn (MBChB South Africa) has recently joined our team at Kon-Tiki Medical Centre. Rodney has fifty years of experience as a GP, as he obtained his Fellow of he College of Physicians in 1971 in South Africa. He then became principal Cardiologist at Wentworth Hospital and also senior lecturer in Cardiology at the then Univesity of Natal Medical School (1974-1978). In the interim he was also an associate Professor of Cardiology at UCLA (1975). Entering private practice in 1978 he soon became recognised as an astute and highly competent Cardiologist and developed a huge practice which bore testimony to his expertise. Despite his busy practice he continued to contribute to his medical colleagues by lecturing in Cardiology in the Department if Medicine of the University of Natal from 1978 to 1998. Dr Rodney is happy to see new patients and happy to help all patients in general practice.

Our Allied Health


Our Allied Health includes wide range of Facilities from:
SCAH
http://www.sunshinecoastalliedhealth.com.au/
and
Attune Hearing 

http://www.attune.com.au

Facilitating hearing tests on site from Kon-Tiki rooms. 

For all bookings, tests, updates and questions about Attune's services - phone 1300 784 322

ANNE BERQUIER

PSYCHOLOGIST


Anne joins Kon-Tiki Medical Centre with 25 years experience in psychology working in community, hospital and university settings.
Anne Berquier is a female psychologist with expertise in autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, grief and loss and mental illness.

When she is not working Anne enjoys reading, writing, art and gardening.

 

Our Specialists


DR SONA KALYANPUR RAO

PAEDIATRICIAN


DOCTOR AWAY FOR LONG SERVICE LEAVE, RETURNING APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS.
Dr Sona Kalyanpur Rao MBBS (Delhi) DCH (London) FRACP is a Specialist in Child Health.
Please fax the referral from your doctor to 07 53490399. Once Dr Rao has reviewed this letter one of our team members will be in touch with you, with an appointment.
Please call our staff for more information on 1800 KONTIKI or 07 53 490 390

 

Special Services


INTEGRITY  MEDICO-LEGAL

Independent expert orthopaedic evidence and opinion. We provide our services to the Sunshine Coast from the Kon-tiki Medical Centre rooms.
Phone 07 3847 7388 or visit our website - www.integrityml.com.au

Director


Dr Dhara Contractor

Dr Dhara Contractor is a highly trained physician (MD) and proud founder and director of the Kon-Tiki Medical Centre. Over her 16 years of experience, she has confidently trained in large multidisciplinary hospitals and worked towards collecting medical experience from Russia, England, India and Australia.

Dhara has been serving the community of the Sunshine Coast for the last 10 years. She is devoted in providing the highest quality care for her patients, with wide interests in many areas of General Practice which includes skin checks, minor surgical procedures, skin cancer removals, women’s and children health, antenatal (pregnancy) care, men’s health, acute injuries/ illness management. Dhara works in partnership with the patients to empower them with the knowledge to make informed choices as per evidence-based medicine, for their chronic disease management and preventative care.

To place firm evidence based medical care for her patients, Dhara has further completed education, workshops and courses to expand her knowledge and skills which includes CCrISP( Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patients, Brisbane), ASE( Anatomy of Surgical Exposure, Cairns), DCH( Diploma of Child Health, Sydney),
CPC( Clinical Prioritisation Criteria’s for QLD health SCHHS for Paediatrics and Rheumatology), Ultrasound for medical and surgical procedures( varicose veins lower limbs and musculoskeletal injections, Melbourne). She previously held title’s of Associate Lecturer in the University of Queensland and membership to the ACAM(Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine).

Dhara continually pursuits towards creating solutions for better healthcare in our communities and she ensures that the best possible outcomes for the patients can be achieved along with multidisciplinary approached care. New patients and families are welcomed.