Meet Our Team
Scroll down to learn about our medical team. We collectively have a wealth of knowledge and practice across all aspects of general practice. Each practitioner has different interests and hobbies to keep us busy.
Our practice nurses are kept busy managing patients’ flow through treatment rooms and dressing spaces. They maintain our immunisation service and have scope to perform spirometry and audiology, just to name a few.
These lovely members of our team greet you at the door, ensure the phones are answered, handle documents safely, and facilitate aspects of your visit to keep the service efficient.
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Meet Our Doctors
Goondiwindi Medical Centre is managed by Doctors Matt and Sue Masel, Charles Mudimu, Anna Carswell and Sarah Gleeson. We aim to recruit and train new doctors to work across the scope of rural practice. We pride ourselves on working as a team and providing services to the Goondiwindi Hospital and outreach services such as the Boggabilla Health Centre. We participate in the Rural Junior Doctor Training Program and host doctors through their intern year. Our Interns are able to provide patient consultations with the direct supervision of our senior GPs.
Dr Matt Masel
MBBS DRANZCOG (Adv) FRACGP FARGP DipSCCA
Dr Matt Masel first came to Goondiwindi as a medical student in 1993, and then as a doctor in 2001. He is a Practice Partner, and also provides visiting services to the Goondiwindi Hospital in Acute Care and Obstetrics. Matt is interested in Obstetrics, Aboriginal Health, Zoonoses, and Geriatrics. You can find Matt at the practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and he visits Kaloma once a month. When not seeing patients or teaching, you can find Matt on the tennis court, swimming, or pursuing photography.
Dr Sue Masel
MBBS DRANZCOG FRACGP FARGP (Anaes)
Dr Sue Masel also settled here in 2001. Sue offers medical consultations on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and has a skin clinic on Wednesday afternoons. When she is not at the practice, she is busy in her role of Medical Superintendent of the Goondiwindi Hospital, and in providing medical care including anaesthetics at the Hospital. Sue spends time on all areas of primary care but in particular enjoys women’s health, skin cancer medicine, anaesthetics, and aged care. Her interests outside of medicine include gardening, camping, traveling, and cooking.
Dr Charles Mudimu
BSci MBBS FRACGP
Dr Charles Mudimu is a graduate of the University of Queensland and has been practicing medicine since 2005. He joined the team in Goondiwindi in 2008 and is dedicated to rural general practice and holistic care. Over the years he has acquired additional qualifications and training, developing his skills across a range of disciplines including Skin Cancer diagnosis and surgery, Emergency, and Rural medicine. This includes skin surgery, cosmetic procedures, the insertion of contraceptive devices, and joint injections. He has a strong interest in training our future generation of rural doctors and holds an academic position as Senior Lecturer in Rural Medicine with Griffith University. Socially, he enjoys watching his kids’ sports & music.
Dr Anna Carswell
MBBS FRACGP DRANZCOG (Adv) FACRRM DCH IBCLC
Dr Anna Carswell came to Goondiwindi in 2009 to embark on GP training and has called Goondiwindi home since returning in 2013. She enjoys numerous areas of primary care, especially women’s health, lactation, and child health. She can be found at GMC most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Other days are spent at Goondiwindi Hospital providing emergency and inpatient care, including maternity services. Anna also enjoys providing medical education to GP trainees. Anna is kept busy staying active, perfecting show cooking, and travelling with family.
Dr Sarah Gleeson
MBBS DRANZCOG (Adv) FRACGP FARGP
Dr Sarah Gleeson grew up 50km east of Moree on a cattle and cropping property and has called Goondiwindi home since 2011. She brings skills such as Women’s health, Men’s health, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Emergency care to Goondiwindi Medical Centre and Goondiwindi Hospital. Sarah consults at GMC on Mondays, Thursdays and Wednesday evenings. She provides an outreach service to Boggabilla every Tuesday and is passionate about trying to close the gap for Indigenous patients. Outside of GMC you will find Sarah outdoors with her family, gardening, cycling, running, reading, enjoying a glass of wine, chasing her kids around, tending to the growing menagerie of animals at home, or listening to humorous podcasts.
Dr Ronelle Nicholson
MBchB Dip Occupational Health and Safety Medicine FRACGP
Dr Ronelle Nicholson came to Goondiwindi in February of 2009 from South Africa. She had to leave her beloved country due to political uncertainty. The Nicholsons feel very fortunate and blessed to be in Goondiwindi. “We felt at home from the day we arrived. We loved this beautiful country town and its people so much that we decided to make it our home forever.” Ronelle loves all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in women’s health and geriatrics. She is at the medical centre Monday through Friday and after hours as per the roster, and also offers home visits. Outside of work, Ronelle enjoys the outdoors: camping, cycling, kayaking, and bush walking.
Dr Sarah McHugh
B.SC (Health Sciences) BAppSc MBBS
Dr Sarah McHugh joined the GMC team in 2020 to start her GP training journey. She has a wealth of experience in Emergency and Internal Medicine after completing advanced training in these fields in Toowoomba. When she is not at work, Sarah can be found making good use of her study of Exercise Physiology or spending time with her dogs.
Dr Garry Cheng
Dr Garry Cheng joined the practice in 2021 to commence GP training. He was previously working at Caboolture Hospital, including advanced training in Emergency Medicine, and is looking forward to the challenge of managing a wide range of issues in general practice. In his free time, he enjoys relaxing with a good book, a few board games, or some (admittedly very casual) sports.
Dr Brett Duckworth
Prior to medicine, Dr Brett Duckworth was working in pathology. He has come to Goondiwindi seeking new skills in rural practice. He has a keen interest in procedural skill and palliative care, and is also enthusiastic about teaching colleagues and medical students.
Dr Nabil Hasan
BSci (Microbiology) MBBS
Dr Nabil Hasan started in Goondiwindi in January 2018. He was born and raised in western Canada before coming to Australia to study and practice medicine. Prior to coming to Goondiwindi, he was working at various hospitals all across Queensland. His special interests include mental health and working at the Boggabilla clinic. Outside of medicine, Nabil enjoys reading books, and watching TV and movies.
Dr Scott Collins
Dr Scott Collins arrived in 2019 with a wealth of knowledge and a talent for emergency medicine, having completed terms in Obstetrics and Emergency in Bundaberg and gone on to qualify as a GP anaesthetist. Scott fits well into our team, also showing leadership and educational skills. He hopes to find time outside of work to enjoy Goondiwindi with his young family.
Dr Ben McIlwaine
Dr Ben McIlwaine is a new member of our team.
Dr Gabby Jarrett
Dr Gabby Jarrett joined the GMC team in 2021 and is excited to return to her rural background, having grown up in a small NSW town. Gabby has worked in multiple differant hospitals throughout Queensland and has experience across Emergancy Medicine, Obstetrics, Cardiology and Adult Medicine. She has completed advanced training in Paediatrics. Splitting her time with the clinic, Gabby will also be joining the team at Goondiwindi Hospital. When Gabby isn’t at work she loves spending time exploring the region and walking her puppy Milo.
Dr Jordon Brian
Dr Jordon Brian is a new member of our team.
Current Intern: Dr Bonnie MacArthur
As part of our commitment to training and supporting the next generation of rural doctors, GMC hosts Intern doctors under the Junior Doctor Training and Innovation Fund. These doctors have completed their medical studies in the previous 12 months and have provisional registration. You may be offered an appointment to see our current Intern using what we call “wave consulting”. This means you will see the Intern doctor who will listen to your concerns, assess you and develop a plan of management with you. You will then be joined by the supervising doctor, generally your usual GP, who will ensure you are happy with the plan and complete any further actions you may need. Our Intern doctors also assist us with audit and research projects.
Meet Our Nurses
Our practice nurses, Paula, Nina, Pip, Louise, Ann-Marie, Belinda and Emma, are kept busy on the floor across three treatment rooms. We maintain skills in minor procedures and infusion, administration of medication, assessments such as ECG, spirometry and audiology. We have 2 practice nurses, Mandy and Janine, who specialise in chronic disease management. Their role is to work with patients and their doctors to navigate towards improved health outcomes and to promote preventative care.
Meet Our Admin Team
Practice Manager: Alicia Wynder
Alicia joined the GMC team in 2014 as a receptionist after spending some time travelling Australia and Canada and working as a Dental Assistant. During her time as a receptionist she completed a Dual Diploma in Business and Leadership Management. In 2017 she stepped up into the role of Practice Manager and has since completed a Diploma of Practice Management. Although she now spends her time working behind the scenes, she still is passionate about customer service and enjoys interacting with patients on the front counter.
Our administrative team, Kim, Kay, Macey, Raechel, Hannah, Jannali, Susan and Faith, are the faces and voices that will greet you at GMC. Combined, the team has years of experience in the health and customer service industries. Their primary role is to keep the centre running as efficiently as possible. From booking appointments and data entry to comforting distressed patients, our admin staff do it all!