Meet the Doctors 
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Important note:  The doctors who work at Health HQ are independent medical practitioners who each set their own professional fees.They also set their own work days and hours which may be subject to change.

Doctors

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:

  • Fellowship of Skin Cancer College Australasia (FSCCA)
  • 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 – Australian College of Dermatologists
  • ACD Certificate of Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers - Australian College of Dermatologists
  • Certificate of Benign and Precancerous Lesions - Australian College of Dermatologists
  • Membership Certificate – Australasian Institute 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:

  • Fellow of Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  • 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 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 Stacey Ler

Dr Stacey Ler - MD, (GU), BMedSci, FRACGP

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Dr Stacey Ler is a local GP who grew up on the Gold Coast. She is a dual-scholarship recipient and a local graduate from Griffith University with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) degrees. She was the first student in Queensland to have obtained guaranteed entry for her medical studies through the Griffith Connect Guaranteed Admission Scheme. She completed her internship and Junior House Officer year at the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) and Robina Hospital.

She has worked in various units at the Gold Coast University Hospital, including paediatrics, general medicine, orthopaedics, neurology, oncology and emergency department.

She received several Commendations for Outstanding Performance during her hospital training and was also nominated for Junior Doctor of the Year in 2018.

Dr Ler is a strong advocate for General Practice on the Gold Coast, serving as a GP representative on several leading committees, including the Clinical Handover Committee at GCUH, Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) Clinical Council, Primary Health Care Improvement Committee (PHCIC) and The Way Back Steering Committee for Suicide Prevention. She has also accepted the role as Director for General Practice Gold Coast (GPGC) in 2022.

In addition to her multiple clinical roles, she currently mentors Griffith and Bond University medical students and conducts External Clinical Teaching (ECT) sessions with GP registrar trainees.

She has an interest in all areas of general practice and particularly in women and children's health, geriatrics and diabetes.

She has received further training in paediatrics and is also a graduate from the Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP).

Dr Ler envisions to provide quality evidence-based and patient-centred healthcare to her local community.

When not seeing patients, Dr Ler enjoys drawing and playing the piano.








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