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Dr Norman Hohl Practice Principal Health HQ

Dr Norman Hohl - MBBS (UQ), DipTropMed&Hyg, FRACGP FAFPHM
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After graduation from the University of Qld in 1970 Dr Hohl worked in Papua New Guinea for 2 years and was confronted with the high death rate from preventable diseases such as Rotavirus Diarrhoea, Pertussis and Pneumococcal Pneumonia.
This experience persuaded him to focus his career on public health and preventive medicine.

After further training in Tropical Medicine Dr Hohl launched a rural health program in northern Nigeria focused on training already highly respected community leaders as village health workers supported by medical assistants and midwives. This reduced infant mortality 50% within 2yrs in each community involved in the program.
Fundamentally it was a program empowering communities to solve their own problems and thus it has been self sustaining. For this work Dr Hohl was awarded a Fellowship in Public Health Medicine see FAFPHM.

Back in Australian general practice Dr Hohl's focus continued on preventive medicine, and it became clear to him that a clinic focused on protecting travellers was needed so he opened the first Travel Medicine clinic on the Gold Coast in 1995.

In 2004 Dr Hohl was appointed a senior lecturer at the new Griffith University Medical School and 2 years later an Associate Professor at Bond University Medical School.
Scores of students and GP registrars have spent time in Health HQ as part of their training.

Health HQ's skilled and qualified practice nurses also teach student nurses from Griffith University at Health HQ.

For 7 years Dr Hohl also maintained a registered branch office in Western China run by skilled nurses focused on detection, treatment and prevention of Hydatid disease in the Yak herdsman and their families. Great progress has been made so the office was closed in 2011.

As a doctor who has had to treat cases of every single disease against which we routinely vaccinate children in Australia today, Dr Hohl values the role of immunisation very highly.

Dr Simon Thatcher

Dr Simon Thatcher - BIT(Hons) MBBS (UQ)
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After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1985, Dr Thatcher worked for two years at Royal Brisbane Hospital and one year at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane. As part of this training, he worked in the rural and remote communities of Mount Isa and Doomadgee. Upon returning to Brisbane, Dr Thatcher worked in general practice while completing an honours degree in information technology, which is a personal interest of his.

After moving to the Gold Coast, Dr Thatcher joined Health HQ in 2001 and completed his Certificate in Travel Health with the International Society of Travel Medicine .
He has a special interest in travel medicine, but also enjoys seeing general practice patients and managing their infinite variety of health issues.

Dr Sally Kervison

Dr Sally Kervison - LLB (UNSW), MBBS (USYD), MPH (Occ Hlth) Grad Dip Fam Med (Monash)

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Dr Sally Kervison is a graduate of the University of Sydney where she obtained her MBBS in 1980.

She has been a general practitioner for over 30 years and has lived and worked on the Gold Coast since 1999.

Dr Kervison has postgraduate qualifications in occupational health (Master of Public Health), a Diploma of family medicine, a family planning national certificate (FPAA NSW) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW.

Dr Kervison is interested in all aspects of family health.

Dr Nora Cadman

Dr Nora Cadman - MBBS (UQ), Cert FPAA, FRACGP

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Dr Nora Cadman is a graduate of the University of Queensland, where she obtained her MBBS in 1985. She later obtained her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), and the Certificate of Family Planning Qld (Cert FPA). She has over 20 years of general practice experience within private practices, initially in Ipswich and then on the Gold Coast. More recently, she has gained further experience focusing her practice on women's health whilst working on the Gold Coast.

She has a special interest in whole patient care, but has particular expertise in women's health including pap smears, contraception, antenatal care, sexual health, polycystic ovary syndrome, menopause, period problems, breast and genitourinary problems.
She is looking forward to meeting you and offering quality medical care.

Dr Mohammad Javadi

Dr Mohammad Javadi MD, FRACGP

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Dr Javadi has a special interest and expertise in skin cancer medicine and is Skin Cancer College Accredited. This means that he has successfully completed high level training with the Skin Cancer College Australasia and has proven skills and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.

Dr Javadi has the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery – Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Advanced Clinical Certificate of of Dermoscopy – Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Certificate of Local Flaps and Skin Grafts - British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • ACD Certificate of Practical Dermoscopy – Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • ACD Certificate of Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers - Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • Certificate of Benign and Precancerous Lesions - Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • Membership Certificate – Australasian College of Dermatology
  • Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery – Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Certificate of Dermoscopy – Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Doctorate of Medicine (MD)
  • Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  • AMC Certificate – Australian Medical Council

Dr Javadi's professional memberships include:

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  • Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials Group
  • International Dermoscopy Society
  • Australian Institute of Dermatology
Dr Gabrielle Caswell

Dr Gabrielle Caswell BSc (NTU), BSc (ECU), MBBS (UQ), BA (UNE) Dip. Practical Dermatology (Cardiff, Wales). Master of Medicine (Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine) (UQ)

Fellowships:FRACGP, FACAM, ACRRM, CPCA (retired)

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Dr Gabrielle Caswell is a Cosmetic Physician with a number of clinics in NSW operating under the Eyra brand see Eyra Medical website (Eyra is the Viking goddess of medicine and beauty).

In addition, she maintains her therapeutic skills for skin cancer medicine and general practice. Dr Caswell was introduced to injectable cosmetic medicine by a colleague and began to research the growing medical aesthetic profession. This led to an interest in laser technology and other tools that modern medicine uses for the remediation of sun-damaged skin.

Dr Caswell in partnership with Facial-Plastic Surgeon Dr Marcells, developing Eyra Care, a therapeutic skin care range for their clinics. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr Caswell serves as the elected Public Relations Officer (2007-2009) for the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia. And then as the President until 2015. She was responsible for the transition of the society to the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia in 2015 and was the organization’s founding president.

Dr Caswell was a member of the Federal government working party investigation legislative requirements for cosmetic laser operators, and lobbied for the scheduling of 5-ALA, used for PDT treatments and lobbied for the outlawing of Canesma as a natural skin cancer treatment for use in humans and animals in Australia.

Dr Caswell attends, and lectures at international conferences, including the American Dermatology Society, Non-Surgical Symposium and IMCAS (France). She has trained in Paris, France with renowned injectable expert Dr Sandrine Sebban, delivering truly international standard treatments.

In 2008, Dr Caswell was the first doctor in the world to offer Pearl Fractional, fractional theramolysis walk in walk out laser resurfacing treatment. In 2009 Dr Caswell added Pearl®, LimeLight®, and Pearl Fusion treatments to treat sun-damaged skin. Dr Caswell was voted by Vogue Australia (August 2009) as Australia's top doctor to visit for injectable and laser treatments.

In 2010 Dr Caswell was awarded her Master of Medicine (Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine) (UQ) by the University of Queensland.
She holds the position of Associate Professor with Griffith University.

Dr Caswell holds a number of fellowships including the RACGP, ACAM, ACRRM and (Retired) CPCA. She is a foundation member of the RACGP Specific Interests Dermatology Network. In 2020 her dissertation was accepted with the expectation in 2021 she will be conferred her Master Arts from the University of Wales Trinity St David College.

Dr Caswell is actively involved in the aviation and space industries.

In 2020 Dr Caswell accepted the presidency of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM).

Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine     Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia

Dr Sarah Hunt

Dr Sarah Hunt B. Physiotherapy, MBBS (Griff), FRACGP

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Dr Sarah Hunt is a General Practitioner with a special interest in Skin Cancer medicine. She holds a Professional Certificate in Dermoscopy and a Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery. Dr Sarah completed her Medical training at Griffith University in 2011, and achieved Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2018. She is committed to providing thorough skin examinations in a caring and professional manner. Dr Sarah has spent most of her life on the Gold Coast and enjoys spending time at the beach with her family.

Dr Matthew Valentine

Dr Matthew Valentine MBBS (AU), FRACGP

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Dr Matthew Valentine is a general practitioner and fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
He graduated from the University of Adelaide (AU) in 2000 and joined the Air Force as a Medical Office until 2005 when he entered civilian General Practice.

Dr Valentine has a keen interest in all aspects of General Practice. He is an officially accredited Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) with CASA and maintains an avid interest in all aspects of aviation medicine.

Dr Valentine has a special interest in the No Scalpel Open Ended Vasectomy technique, having performed over 5000 vasectomy procedures since 2008.

He will be performing vasectomy for Health HQ and the Vasectomy Venue which is also located on Level 2, 95 Nerang St Southport. Dr Valentine has been performing vasectomy (a male sterilization procedure) since 2008 and prefers the no-needle, no-scalpel open ended method.

See the Vasectomy Venue website for more information about Vasectomy.

Dr Yu-Hwa Liew MBBS FRACGP MMed(Skin Cancer) UQ

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  • Dr Yu-Hwa Liew has over 30 years of professional medical experience
  • As well as English Dr Liew speaks Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and Malay
  • She has special interests in the management of Skin Cancer, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension as well as Chronic Kidney disease
  • In 2008 Dr Liew moved to Australia from Malaysia and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in the same year
  • Dr Liew was an examiner for the RACGP from 2010-2019
  • Dr Liew completed the Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) at UQ in 2014.
  • Dr Liew is currently a senior lecturer at the UQ School of Medicine – Primary Care Clinical Unit
Dr Olga Obraztsova

Dr Olga Obraztsova MBBS (King's College London) FRACGP

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Dr Olga Obraztsova is a specialist skin cancer doctor with qualifications towards a Diploma in Skin Cancer Surgery alongside Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Olga is a dual Australian and UK trained doctor, having graduated from King’s College London in 2015 and completing her post graduate years back home in Australia. She has an extensive research background within a special interest of genomics and personalised medicine. Having worked in the Australian private healthcare system and hospital system, she has worked in both plastic and general surgery departments as well as general practice clinics and specialist skin clinics.

Dr Olga is passionate about the future applications of personalised medicine to skin cancer management and cosmetic medicine. She regularly attends courses and conferences to upskill and stay up to date with the latest technological and scientific advances in the field.

When booking an appointment with Dr Olga you can be assured that striving to provide as comfortable and patient-centred an approach to your treatment as possible is at the forefront of Dr Olga’s priorities when tailoring your experience at Health HQ. She is experienced in providing treatment for skin cancer including facial surgery, flaps and grafts, as well as minor cosmetic surgery, such as mole and skin tag removal.


Allied Health

Aaron Southwell Audiometrist Gold Coast

Aaron Southwell - Audiometrist BSE (Griff), MACAud

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Software Engineering from Griffith University and is a current member of the Australian College of Audiology. He commenced his career in the Hearing Health Care Industry back in 1987 and has worked in private practice in Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Northern Rivers, helping tens of thousands of people over this time to hear again and improve their quality of life.

Aaron has a unique skill set not only in hearing aid prescription, fitting and management but also in the manufacture and repair of assisted hearing devices. This has earned Aaron the reputation as one of the most experienced and qualified practitioners in the hearing health industry. For this reason Aaron is often sent referrals from doctors in order to troubleshoot more difficult hearing health cases. Aaron is highly approachable and easy to talk to and would love to help you with your hearing health.

Jarrod Ross Dietician

Jarrod Ross - Dietician BNutrDiet (Griff), APD

The dietitian service at Health HQ is now provided by Jarrod Ross.
Jarrod Ross is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jarrod aspires to provide high quality and friendly Dietetic services to his community. He considers himself an approachable ‘knock about bloke’ that doesn’t mind a good laugh. He is passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves.

Jarrod believes in taking a holistic approach when discussing health and nutrition. He not only analyses your diet, but also considers other relevant aspects of your life including social situation, emotional factors, environmental factors, attitude, values, and beliefs around food. This allows him to tailor recommendations that will reinforce sustainable healthy eating habits that reflects your personal goals.

Jarrod looks forward to working with you and learning about what makes you tick.

Dr Caroline Aazami

Dr Caroline Aazami - Consulting Psychologist BA(Hons) UoW, MAppPsych (UQ), PhD (UON), MAPS

My great passion is to help people to move forward with their life goals and passions whilst gaining a better understanding of their capabilities while learning effective life skills and strategies. My aim is to instil in my client healthy perceptions of themselves, gain an understanding of their symptoms and the patterns that it has created, strengthen their relationships with partners, friends and colleagues and mindfully pursue their goals and ambitions.

My training includes therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My counselling is tailored to the needs of the person and their challenges. My counselling experience has been with patients seeking help for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, workplace bullying and adult diagnoses of ASD and ADHD.

My education background includes a Master of Applied Psychology from University of Queensland and PhD Doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK. I also have a BA (Hons.) in Social Sciences majoring in Psychology from the University of Westminster, London, UK.


Nurses

Kristin Hughes

Kristin Hughes - BN, RN

Kristin Hughes is Health HQ's clinical nurse coordinator (or nurse manager). Kristin graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2013. After finishing her new-graduate program in 2014, she worked full time as a registered nurse on the Neurosurgical, Urology and Plastics ward at Nepean Hospital, NSW. She relocated her family to the Gold Coast in early 2018 when she joined the Health HQ team as a practice nurse. Kristin has interests in chronic disease management, care planning and health assessments.

Margrete Goodwin

Margie Goodwin - RN

Margie Goodwin is a registered nurse and midwife. She did her general nursing training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and her midwifery training at the Mater Mothers' Hospital in Brisbane. Margie grew up in Papua New Guinea, and after her training, she spent 20 years in western Queensland working both in hospitals and the in the community as a rural and remote area nurse. Her sea change to the Gold Coast has lead to an interest in travel health and in general practice nursing including working in a skin cancer clinic, which allows her to use her vast experience to provide great care for her patients.

Emily Meikle

Emily Meikle - BN, RN

Emily Meikle, born and bred on the Gold Coast, graduated from Griffith University Bachelor of Nursing in the top 5% of her year. Health HQ are honoured to have her on the nursing team. Emily was also selected to undertake the Graduate Nurse Program for Practice Nurses (Gold Coast Medicare Local) which is the first of its kind in Australia. She brings a high level of competence in every area of nursing that she works in at Health HQ. Emily also maintains a link with academia through her position at Griffith University updating and maintaining equipment and technology used to teach student nurses of the future. Emily Meikle also has a keen interest in wound care management and skin cancer for which the Skin HQ team are very excited.

Marilyn Vickery

Marilyn Vickery - BN, RN

Marilyn joins us after completing her Bachelor of Nursing in 2015.






Administration

Nicky McClelland - Practice Manager - DipPM (UNE), MAAPM

Nicky has over 18 years experience in administration within the medical services sector.  She joined the team at Health HQ in 2004 as a receptionist and progressed to head receptionist prior to being appointed as Health HQ's practice manager in 2013.

Nicky graduated with a Diploma of Practice Management from the University of New England and has also completed the Wesley Advanced Medical Receptionist Course.

Nicky performs a myriad of different day-to-day tasks that are required to keep the Health HQ office humming along smoothly. She regularly attends numerous health industry seminars and workshops to maintain the highest standards of customer service and administrative excellence.

Nicky considers the patients and staff of the Health HQ medical practice as part of her family. She thrives on the camaraderie at Health HQ and has immense pride in her work.







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