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Our Team

Absolute Health and Skin is proud to offer a wide variety of medical and cosmetic services to our patients.

We pride ourselves on our team of experienced, friendly and caring Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and Administration staff.

Dr Sally Aquilizan – MBBS FRACGP

Dr Sally Aquilizan (formerly Dela Cruz) is an experienced GP having worked in General Practice in Australia for over 10 years. Dr Sally, as she is affectionately known, moved to Australia from her family home in the Philippines in 2009.

In September 2011, Dr Sally joined our initial team at Scotvale Medical and has continued to study, achieving a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in December 2012.

Dr Sally thrives in all aspects of General Practice and has a particular interest in children's and women's health. Dr Sally is an accredited GP supervisor with JCU General Practice Training and enjoys teaching and supervising GP Registrars.

 

Dr Sally is available for appointments Monday to Friday.

Dr Sangeetha Leela Mony – MBBS FRACGP

Dr Sangeetha Mony moved from India to Australia with her family in 2009. Dr Mony enjoyed working in various hospitals throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory prior to undergoing to GP training.

Dr Mony worked with the team at Scotvale Medical throughout 2017 during her GP Registrar training.

After gaining her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2017, Dr Mony rejoined the team in 2019. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of General Practice.

 

Dr Mony is available for appointments Monday to Friday.

Dr Jai Kaushik – MBBS SHCP FRACGP

Dr Jai is an experienced GP with a specialised degree in FRACGP. Dr Jai has completed advanced skin cancer medicine and surgery training with HealthCert and is enrolled with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia (SCCA). Dr Jai's main interest is skin cancer Dermoscopy (study to diagnose skin lesions with a scope). Dr Jai has completed the SCCA certificate of dermoscopy and and gained an Advanced Clinic Certificate of Dermoscopy in 2021.

Dr Jai is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and finished their L-1 training in 2019. Dr Jai is an experienced injector with many years of treating clients with anti-wrinkle injections, fillers, PRP and other aesthetic treatments. Dr Jai joined the team in 2020, and is now enrolling to hold a laser licence with Radiation Health QLD to further broaden his aesthetic treatments.

 

Dr Jai is available for appointments Monday to Friday.

Dr Edward Lee – MBBS

Dr Edward Lee is a GP Registrar and joined the team in 2021 to complete his postgraduate training. He completed an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy followed by his medical degree at the University of QLD.

 

Dr Lee welcomes new patients and is available for appointments Monday to Friday.

Dr Maleeha Farooqui – MBBS

Dr Maleeha Farooqui is a GP Registrar who joined the team in 2021.

Dr Maleeha has a wide variety of experience having worked in Hospitals throughout Australia for over 8 years.

Dr Maleeha has been working in General Practice in Western Australia since 2018 and has recently relocated to Rockhampton with her husband and children.

Dr Maleeha enjoys all areas of General Practice medicine and welcomes new and existing patients.

 

Dr Maleeha welcomes new patients and is available for appointments Monday to Wednesday during school hours.

Dr Darius Adybeik – MD FRACGP FSCCA PGDip Dermatology (Cardiff)

After achieving a RACGP fellowship (FRACGP) and a postgraduate diploma in dermatology from Cardiff University, Dr Darius was trained in advanced skin cancer reconstructive procedures at a private plastic surgery clinic at the Gold Coast, QLD for 3 years. He furthered his experience at a dermatology practice in Maitland, NSW for 1 year and also completed a Visiting Professional Program in Dermatologic Surgery at the prestigious St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London, United Kingdom. Dr Darius has also completed the fellowship training program with Skin Cancer College of Australasia (SCCA). Dr Darius has a special interest in facial skin surgery and performs complex skin cancer surgeries including flap reconstruction as well as split and full-thickness grafts if required. Dr Darius is a GPTQ supervisor for RACGP, and mentor and examiner for SCCA.

 

Dr Darius joined the team in 2018 and continues to travel to Absolute Health & Skin Clinic for a couple of weeks per month, and is available for skin checks and procedures from Monday to Friday.

Publications:

  • Adybeik D, Ciranni D, Moayed Alaei L, Punch biopsy is best avoided for clinically suspicious pigmented lesions, AJGP Volume 48, Issue 6, June 2019, Page 345-346

  • Sagi L, Khaira GS, Adybeik D, Cutaneous myeloid sarcoma. A localized or systemic disease? Hong Kong Journal of Dermatology and Venereology (2019) 27, 79-82

  • Adybeik D, Laser and light-based modalities in the treatment of excess hair growth, Journal of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery Vol 5 No 3, 2011

Dr Anil Sunda - MBBS MS FRACGP

Dr Sunda practised as a General Surgeon in India until 2000, when he moved with his family to Australia. Dr Sunda worked in several Hospitals in NSW and Tasmania before moving into General Practice and gaining his FRACGP.

Dr Sunda has worked as a GP in Rockhampton for the past 15 years and has a special interest in Skin Cancer Medicine and Skin Surgery. Dr Sunda has completed multiple Primary skin cancer certificates and Advanced Dermoscopy certificates. Dr Sunda joined the team in 2021 and is one of our Skin Specialists.

 

Dr Sunda is available for skin checks and procedures from Monday to Friday.

Dr Sally Buchan – MB ChB

With almost 30 years of experience, Dr Sally Buchan is one of our valued Cosmetic Medicine Doctors. Dr Buchan retired from General Practice in June 2021 but continues to work in the cosmetic field for Absolute Health & Skin Clinic. 

 

Dr Buchan has a dedicated interest in Cosmetic Medicine and has traveled throughout Australia and abroad to further her skills and education in the latest treatments in non-surgical cosmetic medicine. Dr Buchan is a member of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine and has achieved her Certificate of Sclerotherapy with the Australasian College of Phlebology. Dr Buchan has undergone extensive training with Allergan, Galderma and Teoxane aesthetic products. Dr Buchan holds a current laser licence with Radiation Health QLD.

 

Dr Buchan is available for cosmetic injectables and sclerotherapy monthly by appointment only.

Dr Pradheepa Sithranjan - MBBS

Dr Pradheepa Sithranjan is a GP Registrar who joined the team in March 2022.

Dr Sithranjan moved to Rockhampton in 2015 and had been working at the Rockhampton Hospital.

 

Dr Sithranjan welcomes new patients and is available for appointments Tuesday to Thursday during school hours.

Dr Bhumika Khetan - MBBS

Dr Bhumika Khetan made Rocky her home in 2020 after moving from Victoria with her husband. She has been working at the Rockhampton Hospital and joined Absolute Health and Skin Clinic in April 2022 to pursue her passion for general/family medicine.

Dr Khetan is an experienced young doctor with special interests in family medicine, cosmetic medicine, chronic diseases and ophthalmology (eye conditions). She completed her masters in Ophthalmology in India in 2014.

Currently, Dr Khetan is completing her training in nutritional health and is passionate about nutrition for chronic disease management.

 

Dr Khetan welcomes new patients and is available for appointments on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Joanne Mackie – Laser Technician & Skin Therapist

Jo is our Cosmetic Coordinator and began her career at Absolute Health & Skin in February 2017. Jo provides all of our cosmetic consultations, treatments and post-treatment care. Jo is a Diploma qualified Beauty Therapist with over 13 years of experience in the beauty and skin industry. She has continued to further her knowledge through obtaining a Laser Safety certificate, Infection Control certificate and has undergone two advanced skin courses with Skin Education International. Jo has held a Laser Licence since 2017 and is registered with Radiation Health QLD. Jo attends annual professional development workshops with asap skin products. Jo is fully trained and qualified in IPL Photo Rejuvenation, CO2 Laser treatments, PDT, Laser Tattoo Removal, Skin Microneedling, LED Therapy, Microdermabrasion & Sonophoresis, asap Peels and asap skincare prescribing. She also assists our Doctors with all cosmetic injectables appointments.

 

Jo is available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Rebekah O'Keefe - Registered Nurse & Cosmetic Injector

Bek has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years, with 6 years specialising in midwifery at the Mater Mother's Hospital in Brisbane.

Bek moved to Rockhampton in 2019, and joined the team in March 2021 where she has been working alongside our skin doctors as well as performing cosmetic injectable treatments. Bek provides anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler for the lips, cheeks and chin.

Bek is furthering her skills by enrolling to hold a laser licence with Radiation Health QLD, and is currently studying a Certificate in Melanography.

 

Bek is available for cosmetic appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Leah Thorne - Dietician

Leah Thorne is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and has been a Rockhampton local for over 3 years. Leah grew up on her family's fruit farm, which in combined with her keen interest in cooking, grew her love of all things food.

Leah studied a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Queensland University of Technology, graduating with distinction. Since entering the workforce, Leah has gained a passion for helping people with their health goals and specialises in Weight Loss & Gain, Weight Loss Surgery (Gastric Sleeve), Diabetes Education, PCOS Dietary Advice, Cholesterol Management, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and more.

Leah joined the Absolute Health & Skin team in 2021.

 

Leah is available for appointments from Tuesday to Friday.

James Han – Podiatrist

James Han has worked in private podiatry practice in the Rockhampton region for 7 years. We welcomed James to the team in August 2019.

James was an industrial engineer in South Korea, designing and managing production processes for 8 years. He moved to Australia in 2008 and graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2012.

James has a particular interest in diabetic foot care and foot problems associated with ingrown toenails, arthritis, and sports injuries.

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his family and chihuahua at the beach.

 

James is available for appointments at Absolute Health & Skin Clinic every Thursday.

Lisa Grice - Diabetes Educator

Lisa Grice was born in Rockhampton and completed her Registered Nurse training over 30 years ago at Rockhampton Hospital. Specialising in Diabetes Care and Management since 1998, Lisa became a Credentialed Diabetes Educator. She has been in Private Practice since 2004 locally, on the coast and in outreach areas.

Lisa joined the Absolute Health & Skin team in 2022.

 

Lisa is available for appointments Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays.

Our Nursing Team

Absolute Health and Skin Clinic boasts an incredible team of General Practice Nurses. Our nurses assist the GP's in all aspects of medical and skin procedures and pride themselves on maintaining the highest level of patient care. 

 

Our highly trained nurses are able to offer wound care, childhood immunisations, ear syringing, travel vaccinations and are always available to assist our patients in all aspects of nursing care. At Absolute Health and Skin, you will receive superior care from a nursing team with over 70 years of combined experience.

 

Our Nursing team are: Sandy, Lara, Karren, Kerrie, Bek, Jo, Kylie and Sarah.

Our Admin Team

They are the smiling faces you will see when you walk through the front doors and the friendly helpful voice on the end of the line when you call.  They are our dedicated administration team!

 

Lead by our Director and Practice Manager, Lynette Glover, our medical receptionists are: Cheryl, Kimberly, Jordan, Sharnee, Maddie and Steph.

To inquire about our general healthcare services or cosmetic services, call us on (07) 4928 7008.

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