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OUR TEAM



Dr Chris Goodall

Dr. Chris Goodall has been a GP in Cairns for 8 years being a principal at Redlynch Medical Centre for 7 of these years as well as involved in Dial a Doctor Cairns and a Director of Dial a Doctor Perth.

Dr Chris had a practice on the Sunshine Coast for 8 years and prior to this has worked in Winton, Boulia and the Whitsunday Islands; there has also been overseas experience in the UK, Mauritius and Brunei.

Dr Chris also had a successful ABC local radio medical talkback show in Cairns.

He is happily married with 3 young children.

He has an extensive experience in medicine compounded by his easygoing nature that enables him to have a fantastic rapport with his patients.

Beyond work his interests outside of family life include boating, fitness training and more boating.


Dr Sue Swanston

Dr. Sue Swanston is a highly skilled GP currently working in Cairns and has done for several years. She has a vast experience in many fields of medicine and is a fully trained and qualified vascular surgeon.

Dr Sue has many other qualifications in General Practice above and beyond the expected including Aviation Medicine, Travel Medicine, Mirena IUD insertions and her ambition to expand her cosmetic vein therapies.

Dr Sue has a loyal and expansive following of patients and she manages to balance this with her role as a wife and mother of 3 children.  Dr Sue’s passion outside medicine and her family are her horses and riding.


Dr David Rathmell

Dr David Rathmell is a GP who has trained and worked in Cairns for 5 years. He studied at James Cook University in Townsville where he graduated with first class honours. He completed internship and residency years at Cairns, Atherton & Mareeba Hospitals before training as a GP. He has an extensive knowledge of the local health services in Cairns. He has an interest in skin cancer medicine and adolescent medicine. Dr Rathmell has decided to undertake additional skin cancer training with the college of dermatologists to provide further skin services to Cairns residents. In his time outside of medicine, he likes to travel and keep physically fit.


Dr Catherine Heiner

Dr Heiner is a local girl born in Cairns Hospital and went to school and University in Cairns studying medicine at JCU. Dr Heiner has worked in Cairns Hospital for the past 2 years with special interest in adult medicine and management of chronic diseases as well as being dedicated in giving back to her own community and providing comprehensive healthcare to Cairns and the surrounding areas.

When not at work Dr Heiner loves spending time with her husband, fur babies, family, friends and of course fishing.


Allied Health

Henry Gobus – Psychologist

Louise Cooper – Exercise Physiologist

Staff

Elke Goodall – Practice Manager

Receptionists

Kelly, Jenna, Sam

Nurses

Elise, Taylor, Karen