Your Doctors & Crew

Robina Doctors 7 day bulk bill is a General Practice and Allied Health Provider Clinic that was established in 2012. The Clinic is conveniently located across the road from the Robina Train Station and Robina Hospital, and a short drive from Robina Town Centre.

The Practice Slogan “Caring for Our Community” reflects the commitment made to our patients. The practice is very well equipped for General Practice and Emergency Care and is accredited with AGPAL.

YOUR DOCTORS

At Robina Doctors all our Senior Doctors are very experienced with each of them having over 25 years of experience in General Practice.

Dr Vinodha Naidoo

Dr Naidoo completed her Medical training in South Africa and moved to New Zealand before moving to Australia. She holds Fellowships from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Naidoo completed advanced training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in New Zealand.

Qualifications:

MBChB
FRNZCGP
FRACGP
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Member of ANZSPM (Palliative Care Medicine)

Special Interests:

Family Medicine
Paediatrics (Children’s Health)
Adolescent Health (Teen Health)
Women’s Health
Antenatal and Postnatal (Pregnancy Care)
Contraception (including Hormonal Implant insertion and removal)
Chronic Care (including Nursing Home visits)

Dr Prakash Appanna

Dr Appanna completed his Medical training in South Africa and moved to New Zealand before moving to Australia. He holds Fellowships from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Appanna completed advanced training in Sports Medicine in New Zealand and advanced Training in Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Australia. He also works at the Gold Coast Melanoma Clinic in Coolangatta providing a Secondary Care Skin Cancer Services to patients referred by their GP for more complex procedures.

Qualifications:

MBChB
FRNZCGP
FRACGP
Diploma in Sports Medicine
Diploma in Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery
Certificate in Acupuncture
Member of ANZSPM (Palliative Care Medicine)

Special Interests:

Family Medicine
Skin Cancer
Sports Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Chronic Care (including Nursing Home visits)
Acupuncture

Dr Arul Neel

Dr Neel completed his medical training in 2000. He undertook General Paediatric training in the UK before joining the GP vocational training scheme. He successfully completed the vocational training and obtained Membership at the Royal College of General Practitioners and Membership with Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In 2005 he obtained the Cardiff Diploma in Practical Dermatology. He relocated from the UK to the Gold Coast in March 2018. Dr Neel is married to Dr Vidya Neel and they have a son and daughter.

Qualifications:

MBBS

MRCPCH

FRACCGP

Diploma Dermatology

 

Special Interests:

Family Medicine Paediatrics 
Dermatology  
Chronic Care Diabetes

Dr Nimrod Smit

Dr Smit completed his training in South Africa and moved to Australia working in Adelaide and Brisbane prior to setting on the Gold Coast. He was trained in Cosmetic Injectable procedures in South Africa and continued his training in Adelaide. Dr Smit holds a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitoners.

Qualifications:

MBChB
FRACGP
Diploma in Aviation Medicine
Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine

Special Interests:

Family Medicine
Men’s Health
Cosmetic Medicine
Weight Loss Medicine
Chronic Care (including Nursing Home visits)

Dr Zara Mason

Dr Mason has been a General Practitioner since 2007 having undertaken her medical training in New Zealand. She has experience in Emergency Medicine, Women’s and Children’s health and Palliative care. She has 3 children and enjoys all that the Gold Coast natural environment has to offer.

Qualifications:

MBChB
FRACGP

Special Interests:

Family Medicine
Women’s Health
Paediatrics
Emergency Medicine      
Chronic Care Palliative Care

Dr Daniel King

Dr King joins the team as a General Practice Registrar (GP in Training) in January 2018 for a 6 month attachment. After completing his medical degree at University of Queensland in 2014, he worked at various  Queensland city and rural Hospitals across a variety of specialties. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice.

Qualifications:

BSc. MBBS

Special Interests:

Family Medicine 
Mental Health            Mens Health Chronic Care

Dr Frances Knight

Dr Knight joined the team as a General Practice Registrar (GP in Training) in 2017. She is currently on Maternity Leave returning in 2019.

Qualifications:

MBChB

Special Interests:

Family Medicine
Women’s Health
Paediatrics 
Chronic Care

YOUR SUPPORT CREW

 

Lee Ward – General Manager

Lee is an experienced Healthcare Administrator who joined the team in 2015.

Carolyn Kerrison – Practice Manager

Carolyn joined the team in 2015 as our Practice Manager. Carolyn brings to the role over 30 years of experience in the Health Care Industry at various levels of management.

Donna McDonnell  – Practice Nurse

Donna joined the team in 2017 and is a highly experienced Nurse having worked in both New Zealand and Australia.

Chrissie Butler – Practice Nurse

Chrissie joined the team in 2015 and is a highly experienced Nurse with years of knowledge in General Practice and Aged Care.

Bri Wilson – Receptionist

Bri joined the team in 2016 and has had 9 years’ experience in the Medical Reception industry including in hospitals and general practice.

Sharma Slavich – Receptionist

Sharma originally from New Zealand joined the practice in 2017 and had 4 years of experience as a Receptionist in General Practice. 

Chereen Ashworth – Receptionist

Chereen originally from the UK joined the team in 2017 and has vast experience as a Receptionist in General Practice.