At Ashgrove West Group Practice, we have a highly experienced and dedicated team of health professionals to assist you when you need medical care.
DR JULIE FISHER
Dr Julie graduated from the University of Queensland in 1972 and completed residency training at Royal Brisbane Hospital. Dr Julie has worked for Breast Screen Queensland for more than 10 years and previously worked at Royal Women’s Hospital (Sexual Assault Service). She has an interest in palliative care and aged care. Dr Julie is married to Dr Cliff Fisher and they have four children as well as a growing number of grandchildren. She also enjoys keeping fit by rowing and running.
DR CLIFF FISHER
Dr Cliff graduated from the University of Queensland in 1972 and worked at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Repatriation General Hospital Greenslopes. He worked in Scotland at Dundee Hospital and in several General Practice placements. Additionally, Dr Cliff worked in Child Development and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics for over 20 years. He has special interests in child development and child, adolescent, and family mental health. Cliff and his wife Dr Julie enjoy camping, four wheel driving and rowing.
Dr Katie grew up in Brisbane and worked as a mining engineer in regional and remote Queensland and NSW prior to completing her medical degree at the University of Wollongong in 2010. She worked at The Prince Charles and Redcliffe hospitals prior to training as a GP. She has worked as a GP in Nambour and Bribie Island. Katie has a special interest in women’s and child health, sexual health and chronic disease. She has completed further education in sexual and reproductive health. Katie enjoys spending time with her young family and travelling.
DR SOLANGE GREEN
Dr Solange joined the team at AWGP in October 2013. She completed her medical degree with Honours in Newcastle, NSW and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Solange has additional qualifications in Dermatology, Child Health, and Family Planning. Dr Solange’s medical areas of interest include women’s health, paediatrics, residential aged care and complex chronic disease management.
DR WILLIAM KUO
Dr Kuo attended Brisbane State High School for his secondary education and then the University of Sydney for his tertiary studies in a Bachelor of Pharmacy, before returning to Queensland to study Medicine at the University of Queensland. Since completing his medical degree, he undertook hospital training at Toowoomba Hospital before further training in General Practice at Crows Nest and Westbrook until obtaining Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Since then, he has completed a Diploma of Child Health and maternity alignment with the Mater Mothers Hospital and the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital. Dr Kuo enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a special interest in paediatrics, chronic disease management and preventative health. Dr Kuo is married with two young children with whom he enjoys spending his spare time, but he otherwise enjoys playing tennis, travelling and spending time with family and friends. Dr Kuo is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.
DR SAHRA ZANUSO
Dr Sahra Zanuso has recently completed her Fellowship this year. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012, and completed her internship at the Rockhampton Base Hospital. Whilst Sahra enjoys all facets of general practice, her interests include chronic disease, dermatology, women’s health and paediatrics. Dr Zanuso completed her Advanced Paediatric Life Support course last year, a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health, and prior to this, a Diploma in Child Health. Sahra is adding to her knowledge and experience in dermatology and skin excisions, and is currently involved in further training in these fields.
DR ANNE LEADBEATER (RETIRED APRIL 2016)
DR PHIL LEADBEATER (RETIRED JUNE 2018)
Jenny is the Practice Manager at Ashgrove West Group Practice. Jenny took on the role of Practice Manager in June 2017. She trained and worked as an accountant, before moving into practice management in 2016. Prior to taking up this position at Ashgrove West Group Practice, Jenny managed a GP and Allied Health/Specialist Practice in Albury for one year. Jenny has an Advanced Diploma in Accounting. She is a member of the Australian Association of Practice Management Ltd (AAPM).
AWGP has four highly valued Registered Nurses; Anne-Maree, Jason, Haydee, and Nadine. All of our nurses have registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Each of our nurses has individual interests and speciality areas including wound management, chronic disease management, diabetic care, as well as child health and immunisation.
RECEPTIONISTS & SUPPORT STAFF
The six receptionists at AWGP; Sharon, Anna, Jane, Leanne, Mary-Ellen and Tom are highly valued members of our team. Their skills and knowledge range from over 10 years experience in the industry, to university students studying science and medicine.
RACHEL COLLINS (DIETITIAN)
Rachel graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2013 with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. Since then she has worked in a variety of health care settings. Rachel has worked as a Dietitian within a QLD Health hospital facility, in the area of nutrition, sales and more recently, private practice with Healthy Lifestyles Australia. Rachel’s passion to become a Dietitian stemmed from her previous work as an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse and her love of helping individuals to achieve optimum health. She comes from a “foodie” family and developed her love of all things food from a young age. Rachel understands that everyone’s nutritional requirements differ. As a result she provides individualised assessment and tailored suggestions to suit YOUR health goals. Rachel as a Dietitian/Nutritionist enjoys facilitating an environment where you feel empowered when leaving the room, through providing easy to understand ideas and strategies that you will be able to follow with ease to get the results you are looking for.
Her main interests include: Chronic Disease Management (including Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes), Health at all ages, Weight Management, Malnutrition, and Aged Care.
From Healthy Lifestyles Australia
Stuart’s specialties include chronic disease management (including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and pain management), musculo-skeletal work, pre- and post op rehabilitation, sports specific conditioning and general health and wellness. His experience has been gathered from many years in private practice, teaching and gym/fitness settings. He is passionate about bringing out the best in his patients, helping them to realise their goals and perform and/or function to their optimum ability.