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Team Profiles

Dr Stephen Gipps

Embracing a holistic approach, Dr Gipps (but you can call him Dr Steve) draws on 35 years of experience in general practice, urgent care, internal medicine and occupational medicine including 10 years in the USA.

From initial student days, exposure to biofeedback, Shiatsu massage, acupuncture and many other natural therapies helps in sorting out what non-conventionally prescribed therapies may be of benefit. Minimizing prescription medication is always a goal – yet clear recommendations on what is best not omitted, is given.

Musculoskeletal, sports/ work injuries, mental well being and pain management are some special interests. Life choices, diet, exercise and relationship health are high priority topics for discussion. Connectivity with our creator and lover/ healer is acknowledged as the pinnacle source for wisdom and well being.

Application for medical cannabis prescription in the management of various medical conditions if appropriate is available and supported.

When not at the office you still might find him in his boardies at one of the Noosa point breaks….if there’s waves.

Dr Chris Iredia


Dr Chris Iredia moved to Australia in 2009 where he did some training in emergency medicine in Rockhampton Queensland before moving to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia to complete his training in general practice. It was while there he also developed interest in aged care medicine, comprehensive chronic disease management, urgent care and skin cancer diagnosis with dermoscopy and surgical treatment.

He moved to Sunshine Coast in 2017 and has continued to provide care in comprehensive chronic disease management especially cardiovascular and diabetes , aged care, pre-employment medicals and workcover medicals, emergency medical care and skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.

While not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer.

MBBS, DCH( Diploma in Child health), MPH, FRACGP and
Certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery

Dr Sarah Kirkham

Professional Profile

Sarah qualified in 1995 from UCL medical school in London. After qualifying, she spent some time in North Queensland working in hospital and rural medicine. After returning to the UK she worked as a GP for 13 years before deciding to make the permanent move to Australia. Sarah and her family moved to the Sunshine coast in 2014 and loves the climate, opportunities and people here.

Sarah enjoys all aspects of General practice and has a wide range of experience. Her particular interests are Mental health, paediatrics, care of the elderly and womens health.

Dr. Chia Yee (Marilyn) Hsu

Dr. Chia Yee (Marilyn) Hsu graduated in medicine from The University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2008. She started working in Australia in 2009, in various medical departments including general medicine, emergency medicine, ENT, general surgery, and then 5 years of training in plastic surgery and burns medicine. She has vast experience in skin cancer surgery and reconstruction, and as such, is highly interested in this field. She also enjoys all aspects of general practice.
Originally from Malaysia, Dr. Hsu is multilingual and is able to speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, and of course English.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and loves playing the piano.

Dr Paul Douglas

Paul graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995. He worked over many years in hospitals in Brisbane, Sydney, Tamworth, Burnie, Gosford, and Nambour, completing terms in accident and emergency, paediatrics, intensive care, haematology, orthopaedics, orthogeriatrics, colorectal surgery, psychiatry, stroke, rehabilitation, endocrinology, general medicine, and general surgery, also working in Occupational Medicine and Executive Health in the Sydney. He has attained fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

In addition to caring for the body, Paul is attentive to the needs of the soul. He and his lovely wife, are both keen followers of God and His Word, having both completed theological degrees at Moore Theological College in Sydney. Together they served with the Church Missionary Society in the interior of China for six years, with Paul working as a doctor, and together training locals, supporting the rapidly growing church. They are still involved with summer camps and publishing. Paul is also a board member of SparkLit. They are now based on the Sunshine Coast, and have five vibrant young children.

Dr Anne Allery

Professional Profile

Growing up in the South Burnett, Anne initially studied nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse. She then returned to study graduating from the University of Queensland with degrees in medicine and surgery in 1986. Anne spent 2 years working for Queensland Health, including placements into the rural communities with the flying doctor, as a psychiatry registrar. After placement in a general practice in Brisbane she found her calling to community focused family medicine. Anne also spent 19 years working in Sydney as a principal of a busy 5 doctor general practice in suburban Sydney allowing her to become heavily involved within the community where her family was established.

Anne is passionate about general practice with its multiple facets and areas and is committed to excellent patient care both at initial presentation, follow-up and on-going care. Her areas of special interest are mental health, women’s health and paediatrics, but enjoys all areas of general practice. Anne is committed to lifelong learning and relishes teaching and mentoring the next generation of GPs.

Dr Tariq Habib


Dr Habib is an experienced general practitioner, offers all aspects of general practice with a wide range of interests including Skin cancer, Paediatrics, Chronic disease management, acute illness & injury and minor procedures.

Dr Habib combines a strong academic background with a warm, friendly approach.  He spent several years in the public system before undertaking General practice and attaining Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Diploma of Child Health.

He also offers services to the residents of local Aged care facilities, travel health, Commercial driver license & Pre-employment checks.

In his free time, he enjoys Cricket, Photography & travel.

Dr Peter Herbert

Dr Peter Herbert has various degrees and post-graduate medical qualifications, including aviation medicine, diving medicine, obstetrics/gynaecology, occupational/environmental medicine, travel/tropical medicine.

Dr Felix Wehrli

Dr Felix Wehrli completed his medical degree in 2007 after studying Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He trained in general medicine, emergency medicine, and general surgery and subsequently trained in orthopaedic surgery for over 6 years prior to pursue the specialist Fellowship in General Practice in Australia. Given his many years of experience in the surgical field he has a keen interest and passion for skin cancer diagnostic and surgery with a focus on great cosmetic outcome and minimal scarring.

He also has a special interest in sport injuries and non operative fracture management.

Having grown up in Switzerland he also speaks, German, French and Italian.

Besides medical science he enjoys surfing and diving in the amazing ocean Australia has to offer and regularly takes part in Beach Volleyball, Box fit and Running.

He is passionate about music of all kinds and used to be part of the “Berner Kammerchor” a well known chamber choir in Switzerland.

Nathan Beasy


Nathan is our onsite Podiatrist. His focus is to keep you ACTIVE and able to enjoy your life, pain free! Nathan is a big family man with a wife and 2 little girls of his own. His two loves outside of family are definitely coffee and sport. Nathan has played AFL and soccer for most of his life which has contributed to his strong interest in lower limb biomechanics.

He also holds qualifications in Personal Training and Sports & Remedial Massage and has over ten years’ experience – meaning a comprehensive and thorough understanding of the biomechanics of the rest of the human body which enhances his ability to treat your lower limb problems.

Nathan’s services include general foot care, orthotic therapy, mobilisation & dry needling, Ingrown nails/surgery, diabetic foot care and more.

Lee Baker


Lee Baker is a caring and empathetic psychologist who is local to the Sunshine Coast. Lee is committed to support clients to flourish and obtain their full potential.

Lee has specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Informed Care, and First Nations Mental Health. Lee has treating interests in Mood Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Relationship and Conflict Resolution, Life Challenges, Grief, and Loss, Body Image and Weight Management, Autism and ADHD (Adult), Addiction and Substance Misuse.

Lee has extensive life experience living and working overseas from an early age until returning to Australia in 2008. Lee has professional experience of working with communities and individuals to overcome adversity. Lee’s life journey has provided him with opportunity to work with individuals and societies suffering from Australia’s bushfires, victims of domestic violence and trauma, and individuals faced with perceived insurmountable life challenges. Lee’s professional appointments has seen him lead multidisciplinary teams to deliver therapeutic outcomes to high-risk individuals within restricted environments, develop and provide training to corrective services personal, and support isolated individuals to overcome adversity.

“Change is never easy. We fight to let go, and we fight to hold on”

Karena Holyland

Professional Profile

For over 20 years Karena has been doing administration and management duties in private enterprise.  She joined the team at Suncoast Christian Health Centre as a receptionist in 2014, job sharing as Office Manager by 2016 and in 2020 was promoted to Practice Manager.   Karena is currently studying her dual diploma in Practice Management and Business.

Dr. Morgan O’Brien

Dr Morgan O’Brien graduated from The University of Notre Dame Fremantle in 2015 and started working in Western Australia before moving to the Sunshine Coast. Before starting his GP training he worked in a number city and country hospitals, with experience in emergency medicine, paediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, and palliative care.
Morgan enjoys all areas of General Practice with particular interest in mental health, family medicine, palliative care, skin and minor procedures. When not at work he enjoys surfing, camping and beach volleyball.