Please contact the surgery on: 07 4194 1099

Our People

Our Doctors

Ken Treichel

Dr Ken Treichel

Dr Ken Treichel graduated from the University of Queensland and worked in remote Queensland locations including Thursday Island, Bamaga, Normanton, Ayre and with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Mt Isa.

In 1989-1993 he sailed around the world in his boat “Ketchup II” and developed a knack for finding trouble on the way, eg civil wars in Yemen, Sudan and the first Gulf War.

Since then he has spent a more peaceful existence working on the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture until 2004. A planned sojourn in Hervey Bay has turned into a lifetime commitment with the purchase and development of Murphy Street Medical Centre.

Dr Richard James

Dr Richard James

I Trained and Graduated from Edinburgh University in 1996, and subsequently completed General Practitioner training in the Borders of Scotland in 2000. I Moved to Australia in August 2000, and worked for 7 years within the Hervey Bay and Maryborough public hospitals doing predominantly A&E work, and general medicine. During this time he completed the FRACGP examination, and was awarded the Mary Mahoney Prize in 2005. GP at Murphy Street Medical since Feb 2006, with an interest in Cardiology, Respiratory, Diabetes, Dermatology and Paediatrics.

Dr James does Skin checks and skin cancer removals. Dr James is not a gynaecologist or Psychiatrist and is happy to defer and refer to my more learned colleagues for the management of these patients. I enjoy looking after people who are prepared to put the effort into leading a healthy lifestyle with regards to diet, nutrition and exercise.

Dr Lewis Gray

Dr Lewis Gray

Dr Lewis Gray is a 5th generation New Zealander recently emigrated to Australia for a 2 year working holiday but now loves it so much he is reluctant to return home. Lewis is a rural GP with specialist qualifications in both Australia and New Zealand. He is experienced in just about anything that happens in community medicine but his special interest is in cosmetic and cancer skin surgery.

However, he is also an excellent communicator, diagnostician and is a vigorous advocate for his patient’s best interests in the public system. Come along and say “Kia Ora”

Dr Kyaw Tun

Dr Kyaw Tun
Dr Tun is a GP registrar from QRME. He graduated from University of Medicine (1), Yangon
(Myanmar) in 2006 and worked as a resident medical doctor in Royal Darwin Hospital over last 3 years. He obtained Diploma in child health in 2013 (Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Westmead). He is interested in family medicine and chronic disease management.

Dr Rani Vignarajah

Dr Rani Vignarajah
Did her basic training at University of Ceylon. Has worked in hospitals in England for four years prior to coming to Australia. Has worked in Australian hospitals and then went into General Practice since 1980. Is now semi retired but still enjoys working part time in a General Practice.

Dr Rani Vignarajah

Dr Chamara Dedigamuwage
Dr Chamara graduated from University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) in 2008 and worked in Blacktown/Mt Druitt Hospitals in NSW and Redcliffe Hospital, Hervey Bay/Maryborough Hospitals in Qld. He obtained Diploma in child health in 2015 (Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Westmead). He is interested in family medicine, chronic disease management and preventive medicine.

Specialist Surgeon

Dr Vignarajah

Dr Vignarajah

Qualified as a Medical Graduate from the University of Ceylon. Surgical training completed in Sri Lanka, England and Australia.Doctor of Surgery, Mackay Base Hospital from 1979 – 1995;

Private Surgical and Endoscopic Practice in Mackay based in Mater hospital, Mackay 1996 – 2011;

Now semi retired and consulting part time (Tuesday & Thursday mornings) at Murphy Street Medical Centre carrying out minor procedures such as: skin cancer/vasectomy/circumcision/carpel tunnel/trigger finger.

Nurses

Kristy Lee Nayler

Kristy Lee Nayler
I completed my nursing degree through USQ in July 2013. My interest throughout my nursing training was General Practice as I enjoy building a rapport with the patients. I was lucky to get a job in the area of nursing I enjoy and started working here at Murphy Street Medical Centre once I finished my degree.

Narelle Habel

Narelle Habel
I completed a Bachelor or Nursing Degree through USQ Hervey Bay in 2012. I had a short stint in aged care before entering general practice. I have an interest in all areas of general practice and being able to help our patients with their care. While working at Murphy Street Medical Centre I have developed a love of surgery and assist in many surgeries within our practice. Every day is different and varied at Murphy Street Medical Centre.

Cheryl Hargreaves

Cheryl Hargreaves
I am an Endorsed enrolled nurse and I work under the supervision of the Doctors and Kristy-Lee – I am still learning and enjoying the challenges that brings. Mu background has been Aged Care for the past 15 years, so it is exciting and refreshing to be working in the area of Primary Health Care. I feel lucky and privileged to be working at Murphy Street Medical Centre with such interesting and lovely people.

Nurse Practitioner

Carol Gray

Carol Gray

Carol Gray – Nurse Practitioner – Born Queenslander – 26 years in New Zealand – returned to Hervey bay in 2012 permanently. My work history consists of: Nursing Degree 2000, 10 years Paramedic, 2 years Advanced Nursing Rural Health working as a Rural Nurse Specialist West Coast New Zealand with no Doctor. Nurse Practitioner Masters completed 2016 and endorsed at University of Queensland. My forte is Primary Practice – I now run my own Nurse Practitioner business from 32 Murphy Street, Point Vernon practicing Monday to Friday – new patients welcome.

Admin

Manager/Receptionist

Julie McCowatt

Julie McCowatt
Receptionists

Margaret Floss

Margaret Floss

Connie Spark

Connie Spark

Stephanie-Hallett

Stephanie Hallett

Marie Bewhue

Marie Bewhue

Allied Health Workers

Brady Schultz - Exercise Physiology & Dietitian

Brady Schultz
Exercise Physiology & Dietitian

Brady Schulz is a Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist of Healthy Lifestyles Australia’. A company dedicated to improving the health of Australians. He is currently operating out of Murphy Street Medical Centre on a monthly basis.

Brady and his company provide Dietitian and Exercise Physiology services to assist in the prevention and management of chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, obesity, cancer and osteoporosis. Both dietary and exercise consultation is available through 39 clinics in QLD. He also enjoys working in the areas of food intolerance/allergy, sports nutrition and exercise performance.

Brady’s experience in the field of health extends over a wide array of modalities in both the private and public sectors for Dietetics and Exercise Physiology. He has gained experience in:

• QLDs largest tertiary mental health facility
• Weight loss studios in Brisbane and the Gold Coast
• Sports nutrition and performance departments of the QLD Academy of Sport, Australian Institute of Sport, and elite sporting teams
• Consultant Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist to more than 20 centers/clinics in QLD throughout his career

www.healthvlifestvlesaustralia.com
Appointments can be made by phoning:- 0432 468 548

Marty Giollo - Podiatrist

Marty Giollo
Podiatrist

Bachelor of Podiatry at La Trobe University, graduated 2009. My scope of practice is varied including general foot, skin, and nail care, diabetes education, sports podiatry, footwear prescription and advice. Recently I have taken course in dry needling & adjunctive physical therapy treatments focusing on ways to target myofasical pain which has significant potential to reduce pain and restore pain free movement. Podiatry isn’t just for the elderly. It can help people of all ages. I am available for new patients under chronic disease care plans, DVA and private consultations. I look forward to providing you with holistic health care.

Marty Giollo
Principal Podiatrist
Common Treatment Modalities

• Diabetic foot risk assessment and education
• Diabetic foot care such as toenail cutting, filing and ulcerations
• Any type of pain involving the bones of the lower legs, ankles, or feet
• Soft tissue pain such as heel, calf, shin & arch pain
• Different types of arthritic problems
• Deformities such as hammertoe
• Management of corns, calluses, plantar warts, and bunions
• Evaluation and removal of ingrown toenails
• Care and treatment of toenail fungus
• Advise as to proper footwear
• Orthotic prescription/foot posture correction
• Young children who show unusual walking patterns
• People suffering foot problems arising from structural dysfunction in their feet and/or lower limbs
• Occupational-related disorders and work cover rehabilitation
• Elderly suffering from conditions associated with a lifetime of wearing ill-fitting or unsuitable footwear
• Recreational sports people and athletes
• Plantar pressure reduction to reduce the incidence of foot ulcerations
• Dry needling (western acupuncture technique)