Dr Melissa McCann, BPharm, MBBS, FRACGP, Graduate Certificate of Allergic Diseases
Dr McCann started as a Pharmacist working on Kangaroo Island in South Australia, before commencing postgraduate medical education in Western Australia. Since completing her medical training, Dr McCann has worked in Albany and Nicol Bay Hospitals in WA, as well as the remote clinic of Onslow in WA via light aeroplane access. She then relocated to the Sunshine Coast in QLD with her husband and three children. Dr McCann completed her General Practice fellowship training in Gympie QLD, and finally relocated to the Whitsundays. Dr McCann has built a reputation as a caring and competent general practitioner in each Practice she has worked. Dr McCann was the first GP to provide services at Whitsunday Family Practice in 2015.
Special interest in Covid Vaccine injuries
Skin Cancer Medicine- included completed modules from Masters of Skin Cancer Medicine (UQ), Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery and further training with the Australian Skin Cancer College.
Women’s Health including Mirena and Implanon insertions and antenatal care
Paediatrics includes developmental and psychological aspects of childhood
Cosmetic Medicine- including Muscle Relaxants, Fillers and Peels
Palliative Care and Aged Care Medicine
Allergy Medicine- Skin prick testing, immunotherapy and allergy consultations, Graduate Certificate in Allergy Medicine University of Western Sydney
Varicose Veins- Qualified Phlebologist having completed Basic Fellowship Training with the Australasian College of Phlebology
Dr Harpreet Sandhu, MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Harpreet is a specialist General Practitioner. She commenced practice in Sydney spending several years at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, prior to training for specialist General Practice registration in the Kimberley’s of WA. Dr Harpreet has recently relocated to the Whitsunday region and loves every aspect of General Practice and finds it a privilege to care for the needs of the whole community from shared antenatal care through to Geriatrics. Dr Harpreet is currently completing the Graduate Certificate in Allergic Disease with the University of Western Sydney.
Dr Dylan MacLeod MBBS FRACGP
Dr Dylan MacLeod is a Specialist General Practitioner with Fellowship with RACGP. Having spent much of his life in North Queensland, Dylan completed his medical training at JCU in Townsville and has continued to work in the areas of Townsville, Ingham and Ayr. In 2021, Dr Dylan relocated to Airlie Beach and is enthusiastic about living and working in the Whitsundays and exploring the region.
Areas of Interest
Skin cancer medicine
Dr Colin Giorcelli MBBS, MPHTM, FRACRM
Colin is a Specialist General Practitioner working in the Whitsunday Region since 2018. He holds a Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) and works as a Rural Generalist with Advanced Skill in Rural Generalist Surgery; performing minor surgical procedures, skin cancer surgery, gastroscopy and colonoscopy at Proserpine Hospital.
Colin has an interest in skin cancer medicine; performing comprehensive skin checks, simple excisions and complex excisions involving skin flaps/grafts. In addition to his Advanced Skill Training in Rural Generalist Surgery he has completed his Certificate in Dermoscopy with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia to aid less invasive diagnosis.
– Gastrointestinal Medicine
– Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery
– Obesity Medicine
– Preventative Medicine
Dr Kate Anderson BSci (Anat.), MBBS, DRANZCOG Adv., FRACRM
Dr. Kate Anderson undertook her medical studies at the University of Queensland and began practicing medicine in 2014 at the Mackay Base Hospital. She has extended her generalist training with an Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
Women’s Health (including Mirena, Implanon insertion)
Sexual Health (including Medical Termination of Pregnancy)
Dr Sarah Tan, MBBS
Dr. Sarah completed her medical degree at the University of Sydney prior to relocating to Brisbane for her internship. After further training at Mackay Base Hospital, she travelled around Australia working as a Locum Doctor in several regional hospitals. She has now relocated to the Whitsundays and works full time in General Practice, as well as casually at the Proserpine District Hospital.
Areas of Interest
Critical care medicine including emergency medicine and anaesthetics
Women’s health including implanon insertion
Sexual health including Medical Termination of Pregnancy
Skin cancer including skin checks
Palliative care medicine
Dr Hla Ei Hnin ‘Rose” Si MBBS
Dr Rose Graduated in 2016 in Myanmar, in 2020 she complete her Australian Medical Council examinations.
She started working at Mackay base Hospital and in 2022 she decided to follow the GP training Pathway, inspired by her mother who is a GP in Myanmar running a family clinic attached to their childhood home.
Areas of Interest
Dr Michael Beukema MBBS
Dr Max Ryder MBBS FRACRM
Dr Ryder offers a home palliative care service, providing high-quality care and compassion to patients at the end of life.
Whitsunday Family Practice is proud to be partnering with Dr Ryder to assist him in providing this valuable service to the community
Dr Amy Tattersall, MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Amy Tattersall is currently on extended leave. We do not have a return date at this stage.
Dr Amy Tattersall is a Specialist General Practitioner with a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and has been working in the Whitsundays since 2018.
Dr Amy practices in all areas of general practice but has a particular interest in skin cancer medicine, surgical procedures and reproductive health, and brings with her experience working in plastic surgery training environments.
Dr Amy’s extended family are long term locals of the area and Dr Amy is passionate about rural medicine and caring for the local community.
– Skin Cancer Checks and Surgery including skin grafts and flap repairs
– Women’s Health and Antenatal Care
– Sexual and Contraceptive Health, including:
– STD checks
– Implanon and Mirena insertions
– Medical Termination of Pregnancy
– Preventative Medicine