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Our Team

Dr Sadheesh Rathnayake

Medical Director

MBBS, DCH, FRACGP

Dr Rathnayake is a local graduate, having attended school at Townsville Grammar, and completing his medical degree at James Cook University.  He returned home to Townsville after training in Adelaide and Newcastle, and attaining his Fellowship in 2017.  His special interests are paediatric medicine, geriatrics and palliative care, chronic disease and skin cancer management.  He partakes in outreach clinics serving the wider North Queensland communities, and is thrilled to be back in his home town for this opportunity to experience the diversity of general practice.


Dr Natalia Smithson

Dr Natalia Smithson graduated from The University of Queensland Medical School in 1996.  She received her Fellowship from the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2001 after completing her speciality training.   Dr Smithson has more than 15 years of experience

 in General Practice with a particular focus in women’s and children’s health, mental health and lifestyle management.

 Natalia is a North Queensland local, and has resided in Townsville for more than 23 years, a place she calls home.  Natalia is married with 2 children and 2 dogs.

 


Dr Joanne Bell

Dr. Joanne Bell, MBChB (2001), MRCS (London), DO-HNS (Diploma Otorhinolaryngology), S100 Prescriber (HIV/Hepatitis B), FRACGP.  Joanne is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practice and takes pride in her work as a specialist in General Practice,  enjoying all aspects of it.

She has advanced certification including being an authorised s100 prescriber of hepatitis B and HIV medications. She also prescribes medical therapy for hepatitis C and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP). 

She has a special interest in sexual health including screening for sexually transmitted infections and contraceptives – she is fully qualified to insert the IUD and Implanon device.


Dr. Michael Clements

B.Econ(Hons) MBBS DAvmed MPH FRACGP FARGP FRACMA FACAsM GAICD MRAeS

Practice Principal, RACGP Supervisor, Tropical Medical Training Medical Educator, Rural Generalist Training Advisor: Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway.

Dr. Clements gained his specialist qualifications in General Practice after training in various locations in Australia and across the world. Under the Royal Australian Air Force Graduate Medical Scheme, Dr Clements served in Australia, the Middle East and on exchange in the United Kingdom before deciding to settle into Townsville. During this time Dr Clements qualified as a Specialist Aviation Medical Officer with the RAAF and he continues in the RAAF Specialist Reserve.

After some time spent as the Director of Medical Services at Ingham Hospital Dr Clements then moved on to Townsville Hospital as the Medical Director for Health and Wellbeing Service Group. During this time Dr Clements finalised his management training and he has now returned to general practice and set up Fairfield Central Medical Practice with a vision to provide quality, evidence based team care using modern technology in a family medicine environment.

Dr Clements has a keen interest in mental health, chronic disease and palliative care, and his military service has meant he has a keen desire to support ex-service personnel and families of serving members. The rest of the team at the practice have been carefully selected and trained to provide patients with a positive and engaging experience. Satisfaction comes from helping patients navigate their health journey.


Dr Adil Nagi

Graduate from JCU College of Medicine and Dentistry. 

Completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Health Science prior to Medicine in Canada. 

Dr Adil Nagi has an interest in all aspects of general practice with a special interest in chronic disease management and sports injuries.


Dr Gavin Colthart

MBChB MRCGP FRACGP

Dr Colthart is a New Zealand medical graduate (Otago University) and completed his specialist training as a GP in the UK, gaining MRCGP in 2008 and FRACGP in 2014.

Dr Colthart moved to Townsville in February 2018 and works part time at Townsville Central Medical Practice. He also teaches medical students at JCU and is a part-time Medical Officer for the Magnetic Island Health Service.

Dr Colthart's particular interests are musculoskeletal and exercise medicine and all aspects of chronic disease management, focussing on helping patients feel in control of their care and able to lead the fullest lives possible.


Dr Jessica Raubenheimer

Dr Jessica Raubenheimer graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle in 2017. Prior to studying medicine, she completed an undergraduate degree  with majors in psychology and neuroscience. She is currently completing her General Practice Training in Townsville. She is also working working towards a Diploma of Child Health at the University of Sydney.  

Dr Raubenheimer loves all aspects of general practice and is particularly passionate about helping young people achieve their potential. She has special interests in youth and adolescent health, mental health, and sexual health. Dr Raubenheimer is an LGBTQI friendly doctor  and is committed to ongoing education in this area. 

As the partner of a serving member of the Defence Force,  Dr Raubenheimer also has a keen interest in supporting defence personnel and their families. She lives with her husband, baby son and two hyperactive dogs. When she is not working, she enjoys painting, drawing and basically anything that involves arts and crafts. 


Dr Rafal Jedraszczyk

Dr Jedraszczyk was born in Poland and grew up in Canada where he completed a Bachelor of Human Kinetics at Brock University in St. Catharines.  At university, he was part of a study which supported the hypothesis that life skills are able to be taught by social games in at risk youths. 

He participated in a Solidarity Experience Abroad program in Peru helping disadvantaged children in shanty towns.  The program assisted the villagers in building stairs, provided school supplies and assisting with excursions which allowed the children to experience grass and a playground for the first time. 

Rafal joined the Canadian Defence force serving 6 years in the infantry and 4 years in the medical stream as a Healthcare Administrator.  He then moved to Australia where he completed medical school at James Cook University.  

He is very passionate about patients living life to the fullest by being active and healthy.  Rafal is interested in emergency medicine, rural medicine and classic cars. 

Rafal is also able to communicate in Polish


Diane Robertson EN

Practice Nurse



Andrea Hanlon

Practice Manager


Paula Garcia & Naomi Jensen

Reception Team

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