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Dr Melissa McCann, BPharm, MBBS, FRACGP, Graduate Certificate of Allergic Diseases



Dr McCann started out 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 interests:

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 Eleanor Carey MBBS (Hons), BMedSci, DCH, FRACGP


Dr Eleanor Carey is a General Practitioner with Specialist General Practice registration. She has been working in the Whitsundays region since 2013.

Dr Carey trained in Sydney and worked in Paediatric Emergency in NSW for several years before relocating to QLD for General Practice.

Special interests:


Fertility and Antenatal Care



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.

Special Interests

Allergy Medicine

Antenatal Care

Women’s Health


Children’s Health



Professional statement

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

Preventative medicine


Skin cancer medicine



Dr Colin Giorcelli MBBS, MPHTM, FRACRRM


Senior Medical Officer – Advanced Skill in Rural Generalist Surgery – Proserpine Hospital

Dr Giorcelli completed his Medical Degree through James Cook University at both Townsville and Mackay Campuses, before completing further training at Mackay Base Hospital. He is a Fellow with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, having completed his core Hospital training and an additional Advanced Skill Training post of 2 years in General Surgery. He currently holds a part-time position at Proserpine Hospital as a Senior Medical Officer undertaking Surgical Clinics, Minor Operations, Endoscopy, and seeing patients in the Emergency Department.

Special Interests:

Skin Cancer Medicine


Obesity Medicine

Men’s Health

Palliative Care



Dr Kate Anderson BSci (Anat.), MBBS, DRANZCOG Adv., FRACRRM



Dr Kate Anderson undertook her medical studies at the University of Queensland. and began practising 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. Kate works part-time in General Practice and part-time at the Proserpine Hospital, where she works in the Emergency and Obstetrics departments.



Women’s Health (including Mirena, Implanon insertion)

Antenatal Care

Sexual Health (including Medical Termination of Pregnancy)

Preventative Medicine


Dr Amy Tattersall, MBBS


Dr Amy Tattersall is a general practice registrar currently completing her specialist training in general practice.  Dr Amy has an interest in skin cancer medicine having completed several years of training within surgery and plastic surgery in the hospital environment.  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.

Areas of Interest

Skin Cancer Medicine

Preventative medicine

Women and Children’s health


Dr Sarah Tan, MBBS


Professional statement

Dr Sarah Tan completed her medical degree at the University of Sydney before moving to Brisbane for her internship. She then completed further training at Mackay Base Hospital before travelling around Australia as a Locum GP. She has now relocated to the Whitsundays and is currently working towards completing her General Practice specialist training after spending the last year at Proserpine District Hospital.

Areas of Interest

Critical Care Medicine




Child health

Palliative care






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