Our Doctors

1/50 North Shore Bvd
Burdell QLD 4818
P (07) 4758 7000
F (07) 4758 7007

Dr Martin McGahan

Practice Principal

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Martin Graduated from University of QLD in 1987. Following graduation he held various positions in Public Hospitals for 6 years. He completed his post graduate training in General Practice and attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 1994. Martin has been working in the Northern Beaches area since 1993 and during this time he has developed a particular interest in chronic disease and palliative care.

Dr Chong Heng

Practice Principal

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Chong was awarded with MBBS in 1992 from the University of QLD. He completed his internship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 1993 where he worked for 4 years gaining experience in General Medicine, General Surgery, Accident & Emergency, ENT, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Renal Medicine, Paediatrics and Plastic Surgery. Chong relocated to North QLD in 1997 to complete his General Practice training and joined the practice in 1999.

He commenced studying acupuncture in 2000 and was awarded his fellowship of Australian Medical Acupuncture College in 2007

Chong is multilingual and fluent in Bahasa Malaysian, Mandarin and English.

Dr Christopher Stelmaschuk

Practice Principal

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Men’s Health Clinic third Saturday of the month

Chris has grown up and spent most of his life in Townsville. He was part of the very first medical school intake at James Cook University that graduated in 2005. He completed his fellowship with the Royal Australian General Practice training in 2011, including advanced skills in Adult, Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Chris has a wide variety of medical interests, in particular Paediatrics, Obstetric (shared care), Sports Medicine & injuries and Mental Health. He is also involved with teaching and supervision of training General Practitioners and medical students.

Chris is an advocate for Men’s Health and will be running our Men’s Health clinic on the 3rd Saturday of each month starting March 2018.

Dr Trish Brown


Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Trish graduated from the University of Queensland in 1989.  She obtained a Diploma of Obstetrics in 1993, and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1995.  Trish enjoys all aspects of General Practice, but has a particular interest in Women’s Health.

Dr Christopher Daniel


Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, every second Saturday

Chris graduated from University of Birmingham Medical School in 1998. He has worked in hospitals and general practice in Townsville, Perth, and the U.K. where he completed his general practice training as well as a diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology. He enjoys all aspects of general practice and is actively involved in the training of medical students and trainee general practitioners.

Dr Chanelle Ferris


Mon, Tues, Wed

Chanelle is a Townsville local who studied at James Cook University where she was awarded the RACGP North Queensland Sub-faculty Prize in General Practice. Chanelle graduated from JCU in 2010 and moved to Cairns to complete her resident years at the Cairns Base Hospital. Chanelle particularly enjoyed working in Paediatrics, General Medicine, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics and at the Innisfail Hospital Emergency Department. She found her home in General Practice and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2015. Chanelle has an affinity for Women’s Health, Adolescent Health and Paediatrics and she believes her role as Mum to a toddler has given her some special insights into the trials and triumphs of motherhood and family life. Chanelle also enjoys preventative health care and chronic disease management and gets a special satisfaction from getting to know her patients and their families.

Dr Kristy Muir


Tues, Wed, Fri

Kristy graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2008. She worked for two years as a resident at Western Health in Melbourne. On moving to Townsville, she completed a Masters in Sports Medicine and then started her fellowship of RACGP, which she completed in 2015. Kristy has a special interest in paediatrics and sports medicine.

Dr Dianne Clayton


Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Dianne graduated from James Cook University in 2012. Following this, she worked for 2 years at The Townsville Hospital. She obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017. Dianne has a special interest in Women’s and Children’s Health, and plans to undertake more training in the coming years.

Dr Elizabeth Dawson


Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Elizabeth is a Townsville local who graduated from James Cook University in 2013.  After working at Townsville & Ayr Hospitals she embarked on GP training and will obtain fellowship with RACGP in early 2018.  Elizabeth enjoys all aspects of general practice with a special interest in children, adolescence and women’s health.

Dr Tracey Belle Ballais

MBBS, Dip Child Health

Tracey Belle grew up in North Queensland and graduated from James Cook University in 2010. She interned at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital before taking up a post in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Bundaberg Hospital in 2012. Tracey Belle moved back home to Townsville in 2014 and continued to work in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Townsville Hospital until early 2017 when she decided to pursue a career in general practice. Whilst she still has a passion for women’s health, Tracey Belle enjoys the diversity of general practice and hopes to obtain her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in the near future.

These strong foundations in women’s health allow Tracey Belle to offer care for women in all stages of life. This includes management, advice and referrals in relation to: contraception (including Implanon NXT and Mirena IUD insertion), cervical cancer screening, pregnancy shared care, menopause, prolapse and urinary incontinence. Tracey Belle also enjoys working with children and holds a Diploma of Child Health through the Sydney Child Health Program.

Outside of work, Tracey Belle enjoys keeping active and spending time outdoors. She is mum to a beautiful little boy and her partner runs a local small business; thus, family and community are very important to her, as is maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

Dr Amy House


Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

Amy graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2012. She moved to Townsville in 2013 and spent 2 years training at the Townsville Hospital, during which time she completed her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Since then she has worked in several practices in Townsville and Cairns while completing her training, including on Palm Island and in Sexual Health where she completed her Certificate in Family Planning. She obtained her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in early 2017. Amy enjoys all aspects of general practice but has particular interests in Women's, Children's and Indigenous health.

Dr Brennan O’Dempsey


Mon, Tues, Thurs

Brennan has been a GP in Townsville for 19 years. Previous to this he worked as a Rural GP around North Queensland. Brennan teaches medical students at James Cook University and has a special interest in Dermatology.

+ GP registrars rotating every 6 months.