Our Team

Our Doctors

Gordonvale Family Medical Centre has three male GPs and one female GP with many years of experience in family medicine.  We are a teaching practice with James Cook University and Australian General Practice Training so you may meet a medical student we are hosting or see the GP Registrar for an appointment.  GP Registrars are qualified doctors wanting more experience in general practice before settling in a permanent location.

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Dr Peter Michael M.B.B.S. (Qld) Grad.Dip.Sp.Med.

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Dr Michael Sainsbury M.B.B.S. (Qld)

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Dr Andrew Korinihona M.B.B.S. MMed FRACGP

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Our Nurses

Gordonvale Family Medical Centre’s Nurses work closely with the GPs, providing traditional nursing care along with support and education in living well with chronic conditions, keeping up to date with childhood vaccinations and getting kids ready for their first year of school.

Nurses Deb, Caz, Debbie and Leanne have completed additional training to increase their knowledge and understanding of diabetes care and child health. They are able to assist you in living well with chronic conditions, keeping up to date with childhood vaccinations and getting kids ready for their first year of school.

Nurse Lyndell runs Asthma Care clinics two afternoons a week to manage and prevent recurring asthma events.


Allied Health

Allied health practitioners work as part of your healthcare team usually on referral from your GP. They participate in diagnosis, treatment, recovery and quality of life.

Podiatrist, Jeff Dowdle, now works two days a month, helping to maintain good foot and lower limb health.

Clinical Psychologist, Cheryl Cornelius, works every Friday providing mental health care and cognitive behaviour therapy.

Dietician Gareth Salkield works Fridays and Saturday mornings offering guidance and support in healthy eating and good weight management.

Occupation Therapist, Deborah Michael, works three days a week with a focus on community care for older patients and children with learning difficulties.


Our Admin Team

Gordonvale Family Medical Centre’s administration team is the backbone of our Practice and we would all be lost without them. They will be your first and last point of contact with the Practice and the dedicated, long-term and experienced members can help you with many questions on caring for you and your family.