Dr Sharleen Bowes

MD BBiomedSc MCliSc (cliMicro)

Dr Sharleen Bowes graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2016. She was born in Southport, Gold Coast and grew up in the Gold Coast hinterland. Dr Bowes worked in Tuberculosis research in London for two years before deciding on a career in medicine. Sharleen then worked at the Austin Hospital, Ballarat Base Hospital, Warrnambool Base Hospital and at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital before coming to Golden Beach. Sharleen enjoys spending time with her rescue dog and exploring the wonderful national parks, beaches and cafes around the Sunshine Coast.


Dr Geoff Bennett


Dr Geoff Bennett, originally from Brisbane, worked and trained at a number of rural and regional locations around Queensland before joining Golden Beach Medical Centre in 2009. He is one of the supervisors for our GP Registrars and is also an examiner for the RACGP.

He has a particular interest in children's health and enjoys all aspects of general practice. Dr Bennett works full-time at Golden Beach Medical Centre, however is only taking new patients under 16-years-old.



Dr Ross Anderson

MBBS (Qld)

Dr Ross Anderson 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. Unfortunately, Ross is unable to take on new patients at this time.

Dr John Conway

MBBS Monash

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 elderly health and general medicine.

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

Dr Michael Cross-Pitcher


Dr Michael Cross-Pitcher has 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 is also a qualified anaesthetist and has a keen interest in children’s health as well as skin cancer assessment, prevention and excision.

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 orthopedic surgery registrar. Dr De Wet’s areas of interest within general practice are sports, trauma and minor procedures.

Please note: due to limited available appointments Dr de Wet's books are currently closed and is he unable to see new patients at this time.

Dr Ben Filewood

BSc (Neuroscience) MBBS FRACGP 

Dr Ben Filewood 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 medicine and surgery. He enjoyed training in Brisbane and Bundaberg and completed his fellowship here on the Sunshine Coast.

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

Dr Constantin Frei

MD (Zurich) FRACGP

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

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


Dr Mark Greiner


Dr Mark Greiner is welcoming all new patients. He was born and raised in Bundaberg and then moved to Brisbane and the Gold Coast to complete his university and medical training.
Since then he has worked at various hospitals on the Sunshine Coast and completed his General Practice training at Golden Beach Medical Centre. His special interest is in all aspects of skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. He has an Advanced Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine and an Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy.


Dr Lee Harding


Dr Lee Harding joined us from England where he completed his vocational training in 2002. 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 Hayes


Dr Michael Hayes has over 31 years experience in general practice and is interested in all areas of general medicine, including Geriatrics, Paediatrics, Travel Medicine and the treatment of solar keratosis and skin malignancies. Dr Hayes allocates Wednesdays to either home or Nursing Home 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.

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



Dr Eranthi Hettiarachchi

MBBS BPsycSc (Hons1) GCELead DCH

Dr Eranthi studied Medicine at the University of Queensland. She has spent time working in various emergency departments throughout regional and rural Australia.
Her advanced skills is in Paediatrics and she is passionate about children's heath. Eranthi also has a background in Psychology and Executive Leadership and is currently on the board of GPRA.
Born in the Sri Lanka and growing up in the Pacific Islands, she has an interest in Travel to developing parts of the world. Dr Eranthi has a holistic approach to healthcare and believe communication is key in working with her patients. Eranthi lives with her husband and baby on the Sunshine Coast and in her spare time enjoys cooking, dancing and time at the beach.

Eranthi is currently on maternity leave.


Dr Wynn Hlaing


Dr Wynn Hlaing graduated from the Institute of Medicine Rangoon in 1979 and moved 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 Colin Rigg

BMed.Sci B.M B.S

Dr Colin Rigg has had over 28 years experience as a General Practitioner, a large portion of that working on the Sunshine Coast. Colin has acted as a mentor for  both medical students and GP Registrars. He has an interest in Men's Health, minor skin surgery and chronic disease.  He has worked across a broad spectrum of practices, small and large. Colin is welcoming new patients.


Dr Thao Nguyen

MBBS (Melb) FRACGP Grad. Cert. Medical Acupuncture (Monash) 

Dr Thao Nguyen graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1998. She obtained her General Practice Fellowship in 2004 in Victoria and has been working in the Sunshine Coast since 2010. Dr Thao is fascinated about the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating many acute and chronic ailments as well as its wonderful effect on optimising one’s good health. Dr Thao Nguyen enjoys all aspects of General Practice including paediatrics, women’s health, minor surgeries and geriatric medicine.

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 Sunshine coast since 2012. He is interested in all areas of general practice with particular interest in Paediatrics, Men's Health and Chronic disease.

Unfortunately Dr O'Donnell is unable to take on new patients at this time.

Dr Lauren Shorthouse



Dr Shorthouse grew up in North Queensland, studying medicine at James Cook University and graduated in 2006. Since then she's undertaken hospital training, including diploma of obstetrics and gynaecology, and further training in paediatrics and emergency medicine. Dr Shorthouse has a special interest in women's and children's health.  Dr Shorthouse welcomes all regular and new patients. Dr Shorthouse bulk bills children 15 years and under, care plans and health assessments. All other patients will be privately billed including, pension and concession card holders who will be charged at a discounted rate.


Dr Monica Woo


Dr Monica Woo graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School. Prior to joining Golden Beach Medical Centre she worked at the Mater Hospitals in Brisbane as well as private practice in Bundaberg, before gaining her RACGP Fellowship. She enjoys balancing GP work and parenting three young children. Monica has a interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, as well as chronic hepatitis (B and C). Dr Woo bulk bills children 15 years and under, care plans (including mental healthcare plans), health assessments and wound dressings. All other patients will be privately billed with pension card holders accessing a discounted rate.


Dr Stephen Bosworth


Dr Stephen Bosworth graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales. Dr Bosworth is vocationally registered and has over 30 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, pediatrics, skin malignancies and hormone therapy.

Dr Simon Hardy


Dr Hardy graduated from University College London in 2007. Grew up in Nottinghamshire. He trained in Edinburgh and South East Scotland. He spent five years as a rural GP and practice principal in Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Dr Hardy Bulk Bills patients on pension, healthcare or concession cards and children under 16-years-old. Dr Hardy enjoys gardening and has interests in child care.


Dr Lee Adamthwaite

Bsc MD

Dr Lee Adamthwaite graduated from the University of Sydney in 2017. Lee has experience in palliative care and paediatrics. Prior to joining Golden Beach Medical Centre and Pelican Waters Family Doctors he trained at Royal North Shore Hospital and Price of Wales Hospital in Sydney.

Lee was born in South Africa and grew up in Western Australia and keeps fit with surfing, yoga, and swimming. He previously worked in IT, business development, was a swim coach and involved in Surf Life Saving.


Clinic Staff

Practice Director Gayle Jones
Practice Manager Joyce Hardy
Nursing Staff Hannah (Nurse Manager), Carmel, Genene,  Jolene, Jacinta, Kay, Rachel, Ros, Tegan, Jennie, Jackie, Zoey, Trin, Ashleigh, Krystal
Reception Team Misty (Reception Manager), Rebekah, Annalyce, Ashleigh, Genevieve, Nathan,  Heather, Lili, Maree, Shelley, Kylie
Administration  Sharon (HR/Administration Manager), Joanne (Supervisor), Tracy (Bookkeeper)