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, FRACGP, 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.

 

Our Allied Health


Within our Allied Health Team, we also offer modalities such as Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiologists.
We have dedicated All Abilities Child & Family Therapy Centre, providing best practice paediatric services in children psychology, occupational therapy and speech pathology.

Please call the clinic to organise an appointment or for further information on 07 5349 0399.

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


Kon-Tiki Medical Centre would like to welcome Dr Sona Kalyanpur Rao, visiting Paediatrician.
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 member will be in touch with you, with an appointment.
Please call our staff for more information on 1800 KONTIKI or 07 53 490 390

The following list covers her main arrays of expertise:

• Perinatal reviews and neonatal developmental reviews
• Infections (Urinary tract, Skin, Respiratory)
• Chronic Abdominal Pain /Feeding problems
• Neurodevelopment delays (Cerebral palsy and other birth defects)
• Growth/ Adolescent Developmental Issues
• Behavioural Issues (ADHD, ASD)
• Sleep problems/ eating disorder
• Learning difficulties/ Speech delays
• Constipation/Soiling (Encopresis)
• Bedwetting (Enuresis)
• Eczema/Skin Lesions/ Atopic conditions/Urticaria/ Wound care
• Respiratory problems/ Asthma/ Cystic fibrosis
• Obesity in childhood
• Recurrent otitis/ Recurrent tonsillitis
• Assessment and monitoring with cardiovascular birth defects