St Andrew’s Toowoomba Medical Centre 

St Andrew’s Hospital Toowoomba Campus

Building 5, 280 North Street, Toowoomba, 4350                                    

Opening Hours:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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Friday

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Sunday

8:00am  –   5:30pm

8:00am  –   7:00pm

8:00am  –   7:00pm

8:00am  –   5:30pm

8:00am  –   7:00pm

8:00am  – 12:00pm

9:00am  – 12:00pm

07 4690 7000
07 4634 7000
St Andrew's Toowoomba Medical Centre Doctors

Dr Michelle Dahl

PHG Shareholder

Completed her medical studies at UQ in 1989.  In 1997 she became a fellow of the R.A.C.G.P.  In 1999 she completed a Graduate Diploma in Rural GP, and became a Senior Lecturer of the UQ Rural Clinical School in 2004.  Michelle has been with the group since 1994 and has special interests in women’s health and paediatrics. 

Dr Richard Grundy

PHG Board member

Dr Richard Grundy completed his medical studies at University of Queensland in 1980, has worked in the UK and attained skills in Psychiatry.  In 1991 he established his GP practice in Toowoomba, joining the Platinum Health Group in 1997. Richard has interests in Psychiatry and family medicine and is a long term Visiting Medical Officer at Baillie Henderson Hospital, Toowoomba.

Dr Robert Heffernan

PHG Chair of the board - FRACGP, FARGP, MBBS

Dr Heffernan graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Queensland in 2008.  Prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) at UQ.   Dr Heffernan spent additional time training in general medicine and emergency medicine as part of a Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice. He joined Platinum in 2012.

 

Dr Heffernan’s special interests are chronic disease management, mental health & medical education.  He holds a Certificate in Sexual Health and Family Planning, Primary Care Skin Cancer Surgery and Clinical Education.  He is currently completing a Masters of Clinical Education

 

Dr Heffernan continues his academic affiliations at Griffith University authoring their Master of Rural Medicine and coordinating the 4th Year Rural Longlook program. 

 

In his own time, Robert enjoys coaching and providing first aid at Coolaroo Football Club.

Dr Bertie Huskisson

PHG Shareholder

Dr Huskisson graduated from University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1992.  He then worked at Port Shepstone and Tygerberg Hospitals in South Africa, prior to entering General Practice in 1994.  In 1998 Bertie was appointed Medical Superintendent at Goondiwindi Hospital, prior to moving back into General Practice at Goondiwindi. 

 

In 2000 he was appointed Medical Superintendent with practice rights at Cunnamulla and he moved to Toowoomba in 2005.  Bertie joined the PHG group in early 2008, and joined the Board in late 2008.  He has special interests in general medicine, paediatrics and skin surgery.  Outside of work he enjoys tennis, ballroom dancing and singing. 

Dr Gary Porter

PHG Shareholder

Dr Porter graduated from the University of Queensland in 1980. He practiced at the Redcliffe Hospital for 4 years where extensive time was spent in a busy Accident and Emergency department and also worked as a registrar in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Surgery and General Medicine.

 

He moved to a solo practice at Pittsworth for 13 years, looking after patients in the Pittsworth Hospital. All ambulance emergency attendances were brought to the hospital firstly prior to any transfer to Toowoomba.

In 1998 Dr Porter moved to the newly established Grand Central Medical Centre; in 2001 to Wilsonton Medical Centre which evolved into Platinum Health with the establishment of St Andrews Medical Centre in 2008.

Dr Porter enjoys the wide variety of medicine in general practice as well as the wide variety of people encountered in general practice. In later years he was involved supervision of registrars and medical students which offered another dimension to medical practice.

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Dr Kate Craft

MBBS (hons)

Dr Kate Craft grew up in Brisbane and graduated from The University of Queensland with MBBS (hons) in 1993. She worked at the Nambour hospital after graduation for three years before commencing her General Practitioner registrar training.  Dr Craft completed her registrar training in practices on the Gold Coast, Warwick and Toowoomba. In 1999, Dr Craft attained her Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Fellowship.

 

After two years at the Fiveways Medical Centre, Graceville, Brisbane, she returned to the Wilsonton Medical Centre in 2002 and has practiced at Platinum Health Group of doctors since that time.

Dr Craft is interested in chronic disease management and preventative medicine.  Her working week involves several sessions in theatre assisting Dr Donaldson (Breast /Endocrine surgeon).

Dr Sidya Raghavan

M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P., MSc Clinical Education (Edin)

Dr Raghavan moved to Australia in 2005 and then to Toowoomba in 2012. She joined the Platinum group in 2015. She is also a medical educator and trains medical students (MD) and GP registrars. She has academic affiliations with the University of Queensland and Griffith University. She is also an examiner for the RACGP exams. She enjoys teaching and training the next generation of doctors.

Her special interests are Chronic disease management, Women’s health, Child health, Mental health, Preventive care, Skin checks and Medical education.

Dr Sharyn Donaldson

Graduating from Qld University in 1986 I worked as a resident at Toowoomba Base Hospital before returning to Brisbane and starting physician training. Due to family was lucky to return to Toowoomba in 1992 to live. I attained my FRACGP IN 1993 while working part time in General PRACTICE. In 1997 I set up the St Andrews Diagnostic Breast Clinic which now sees about 50 patients per week. I am Chair of Blush Breast Cancer Incorporated a local charity which raises funds to support breast cancer patients on the Downs.

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