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General Practitioners

Gordonvale Family Medical Centre has two male GPs and three female GPs 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. They undertake a three year program working at accredited training practices with GP mentors. Gemma and Andrew are our GP Registrars.

Dr Lisa Fraser


MBBS (UQ) , B Sc (UQ), Hons I (Research), Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia Certificate, FRACGP Dr Lisa Fraser graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006. She has worked in rural southwest and far north Qld for 5 years and has completed further training in womens and sexual health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Lisa’s special interests include children’s health, chronic disease and preventative health but enjoys all areas of general practice. Lisa has a young family and enjoys cooking, medical education, the arts and swimming.

Dr Rachel Inbanathan


Rachel graduated medicine in 2012. She has worked in Canberra, Sydney, regional NSW, regional Victoria and Cairns. Rachel was a GP registrar with Generalist Medical Training through James Cook University. She is presently fellowed with the Royal Australian College of General Practice. She enjoys photography, reading and museums. Rachel is from Malaysia and speaks Malay as well some Tamil.

Dr Andrew Hawkes


Dr Andrew is a local graduate from James Cook University in 2014. Since then, he has spent several years gaining experience in Emergency Departments across Queensland, Western Australia and most recently Tasmania. Having grown up in Cairns, Andrew is looking forward to giving back to the community of Gordonvale. When not in the clinic he can be found mountain biking, hiking or travelling to find surf away from the crocodiles.

Dr Andrew Korinihona


Areas of interest:

  • Family medicine
  • Travel medicine
  • Indigenous health
  • Care of the elderly

Dr Gemma Bylos

BMed, MD

Gemma graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2019, during which time she spent half of her time training at the Port Macquarie Rural Clinical School on the sunny mid north coast of NSW. She also completed research in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology during her degree, receiving several publications from her research and presenting at an international conference in Canberra. Gemma has worked at Westmead Hospital in western Sydney for the past 2 years, before recently moving to Cairns for the sunshine and to escape the mind-numbing Sydney traffic. When not at work you will find her diving out on the reef, searching for the best coffee in town and exploring the beautiful natural surrounds of Cairns. ​

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 Louise, Caz and Sandy 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.

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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, 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. Diabetes educator, Chris Messina, works Mondays with a focus on the management of diabetes and home medicine reviews.

Chris Messina

Diabetes Educator & Pharmacist

Dr Cheryl Cornelius

Clinical Psychologist

Jeffery Dowdle


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.


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