Dr Ben Filewood


Dr Ben Filewood has come from Bundaberg to complete his general practice fellowship at Golden Beach Medical Centre. He has a broad interest in all aspects of general practice and aims for a holistic approach with particular emphasis on patient education. His special interests include men’s health, cardiovascular disease, and skin cancer.

He enjoys travelling, beach camping and family celebrations. He plans to take advantage of the sunshine coast’s surfing opportunities.

Unfortunately Dr Filewood is unable to take new patients at this time.

Dr Constantin Frei


Dr Consti Frei trained as a specialist in general medicine in Switzerland before moving to Australia in 2005.  Consti has been at Golden Beach Medical Centre since May, 2015, and has a special interest in musculoskeletal diseases.

Dr Emerson Arocena


Dr Arocena moved to Queensland in 2005 after completing his medical degree Internship in Mackay Base Hospital, North Queensland.

He has worked in several locations, some being as an RMO in Toowoomba as well as the QE2Hospital in Brisbane for 4.5 years in the emergency department.

Dr Arocena has a keen interest in Occupational medicine, paediatrics, general medicine, sports injuries, chronic disease management and travel/tropical medicine.

Dr Eranthi Hettiarachchi

MBBS, BPsycSc (Hons I), GCELead, DCH

Dr. Eranthi Hettiarachchi studied medicine at the University of Queensland, completed her residency and a registrar year in Paediatrics at Nambour. She has spent 2016 in various Emergency Departments throughout regional and rural Australia. Her advanced skill is in Paediatrics and she is passionate about children's health. She also has a background in Psychology and executive leadership, and is currently on the board of directors for GPRA.

Born in Sri Lanka, and growing up in the Pacific Islands, she has an interest in travel to developing parts of the world and the impact of various cultural beliefs on health. Dr Hettiarachchi has a holistic approach to healthcare and believes communication is key in working with her patients.

Eranthi lives with her husband on the Sunshine Coast and in her spare time enjoys cooking, dancing and time at the beach.

Dr Evan Jones

MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, DDME, Certificate in Family Medicine

Dr Evan Jones has over 20 years’ experience in general practice and has a special interest in the management of diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease and skin cancer. Dr Jones has also undertaken additional studies in the area of obstetrics and gynaecology and is a designated Diving Medical Examiner. Dr Jones is a trainer of GP Registrars for GPTQ.

Unfortunately Dr Jones is unable to take new patients at this time.

Dr Geoff Bennett


Dr Geoff Bennett joined the Golden Beach Medical Centre having moved to the Sunshine Coast from Toowoomba. He has a particular interest in Children's Health and enjoys all aspects of General Practice. Dr Bennett is working full-time at the Golden Beach Medical Centre.

Dr Bennett is currently taking on patients that are children under the age of 15 years old.

Dr John Conway


Dr John Conway moved to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne where he was a partner at a General Practice in Diamond Valley for over 20 years. His special interests include geriatrics, paediatrics and general medicine.

Dr Lauren Shorthouse


Lauren grew up in North Queensland, studying medicine at James Cook University in Townsville and Cairns and graduated in 2006. Since then she's undertaken hospital training, including diploma of obstetrics and gynaecology, and further training in paediatrics and in emergency medicine. For the last few years Lauren has been in Western Australia completing her GP training and spent a year in rural WA as a GP obstetrician. Lauren is delighted to be back on the Sunshine Coast and happy to see all kinds of patients, with a special interest in Women's and Children's Health.

Dr Shorthouse is happy to take on pregnant patients and new mums.

Dr Lee Harding


Dr Lee Harding joined us from England where he completed his vocational training in 2002. He is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the United Kingdom and holds a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He has been fortunate enough to travel widely and has worked previously in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
He is interested in all aspects of General Practice particularly dermatology and elderly care.

Unfortunately Dr Harding is unable to take on new patients at this time.

Dr Michael Cross-Pitcher


Dr Michael Cross-Pitcher is a doctor with a broad experience and interest in all aspects of General Practice.

He has obtained advanced qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and thoroughly enjoys being a partner in the journey from pregnancy planning and antenatal care through to caring for the newborn.

Dr Cross-Pitcher has obtained qualification as a GP Anaesthetist and also has a keen interest in child, geriatric and chronic health and skin cancer assessment, prevention and excision.

Dr Michael Hayes


Dr Michael Hayes has over 20 years’ experience in General Practice and is interested in all areas of general practice, including geriatrics, paediatrics, and the treatment of solar keratosis and skin malignancies. Dr Hayes allocates Wednesdays to either home or hospital visits or in training RACGP registrars.

He has also satisfied the training requirements and holds a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and is on the Vocational Registrar of General Practitioners. Dr Hayes has attended a number of post-graduate medical courses in Skin Cancer Medicine.

Dr Michael is available for consults on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Unfortunately Dr Hayes is unable to take on new patients at this time.

Dr Monica Woo


Dr Monica Woo graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School and has worked in Bundaberg following resident experience at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane. Monica has a high regard for doctor-patient communication and has a background in cardiovascular and chronic disease. Outside of medicine, Monica is interested in photography, furniture renovation and the outdoors, and would like to improve her tennis game this year. Dr Woo is currently on maternity leave.

Dr Raylea Parkes


Dr Raylea Parkes graduated from the University of Queensland. She completed her General Practice training in North Queensland and is a Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Prior to General Practice training, she worked and trained in various Queensland Hospitals. She also spent several months working as a medical registrar in the UK. Dr Parkes and her family have recently moved from Townsville and have settled on the Sunshine Coast. Her special interests include women's health, paediatrics and general medicine.

Unfortunately Dr Parkes is unable to take new patients at this time.

Dr Ross Anderson

MBBS (Qld)

Ross graduated from the University of Queensland in 1978. He enjoyed three years at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and then became a partner in a 5 doctor practice in Brisbane for 30 years. He moved to Moffat Beach in 2011 and joined GBMC. Ross enjoys all aspects of general practice and welcomes both new and regular patients.

Dr Ryan O'Donnell


Dr Ryan O'Donnell grew up in North Queensland. He Graduated from the University of Queensland. He has been practicing on the coast since 2012.

He is interested in all areas of general practice with particular interest in Pediatrics, Men's Health and Chronic disease.

Dr Stacie King

B Med Sci, MBBS

Dr King Graduated in 2006 from the University of Tasmania. Upon completion he moved to Sydney where, upon completion of his internship, he worked for a number of years as a registrar in surgery working in cardiothoracic, vascular, trauma and general surgery.

Searching for a better work-life balance, Dr King moved to Queensland to pursue a career in General practice. In addition to general practice, he worked as a senior medical officer for QLD Health in the state’s north combining general medicine with his passion and skill for surgery, trained in endoscopy, and worked as a senior lecturer for James Cook University.

Despite his interest in all facets of general medicine, Dr King has obvious interest in surgical problems, but also has a deep interest in preventive medicine, nutrition, and obesity; and the implications of these on general well-being and chronic disease.

Dr Stephen Bosworth


Dr Stephen Bosworth graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales. Dr Bosworth is vocationally registered and has over 17 years’ experience in general practice. Prior to that he worked extensively in the areas of pathology and emergency medicine. He is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and has additional areas of particular experience in the fields of asthma, paediatrics, skin malignancies and hormone therapy.

Dr Wynn Hlaing


Dr Wynn Hlaing graduated from the Institute of Medicine Rangoon in 1979.

He migrated to Australia in 1992.

He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australian College of Rural/Remote Medicine.

His special interests are in sports medicine, emergency medicine, skin cancer and men's health.

Dr Peter de Wet


Dr Peter de Wet was born in South Africa and moved to Brisbane with his family when he was 8 years old.

After graduating from the University of Queensland he immediately started work at the Princess Alexandra hospital. Here he underwent his internship, residency and spent a year as an orthopaedic surgery registrar.

Dr de Wet’s areas of interest within general practice are sports, trauma and minor procedures.

Outside of the clinic, Dr de Wet enjoys travelling and hiking.

Dr de Wet is interested in all areas of general practice.

Dr Thao Nguyen


Dr Thao Nguyen studied medicine at The University of Melbourne and graduated in 1998. She worked in various hospitals in Melbourne for 4 years before she entered GP training in rural Victoria and obtained her fellowship in 2004. She moved to The Sunshine Coast in 2010 to enjoy the active coastal lifestyle with her husband and 2 sons. After 7 years working at Little Mountain Medical Centre, Dr Thao Nguyen joined GBMC in November 2017.

Dr Thao Nguyen enjoys all aspects of General Practice including paediatrics, women’s health, minor surgical procedures and geriatrics. She also offers medicare rebatable acupuncture service. She has used acupuncture to treat many musculoskeletal conditions, migraines, menstruation problems, Bell’s Palsy, gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders.

Dr Thao Nguyen is keen to help her patients to achieve good health through their healthy eating habit, exercising within their capacity and leading a happy life with mindfulness and good intention. She only uses medications or invasive procedures when absolutely necessary.


Clinic Staff

Nursing Staff: Helen (Nurse Manager), Kay, Genene, Carmel, Jo, Ros, Lyndsey, Maureen, Jodie, Jenny, Fiona, Libby, Em

Reception Team: Misty (Reception Manager), Rebekah, Jenny, Cassie, Annalyce, Maddison, Genevieve, Darci, Courtney, Kerri, Bianca

Practice Manager: Karen Clarke

Administration Manager: Sharon