Meet
the team.

With patient care at the forefront, the expert team at Gasworks Medical Practice specialises in a wide range of services.

Dr Kasey Reiken

MBBS, DCH, FRACGP

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

“People aren’t just a number, it’s important to take your time with them so you can understand the bigger picture.”

Growing up down the highway in Ipswich, Dr Kasey Reiken, moved to Brisbane to study at Griffith University. A naturally caring person, she pursued the path as a healthcare professional to help people and have a positive impact on their lives.

Dr Kasey has a special interest in women’s health and enjoys working with females to navigate the maze of their health, hormones, weight and fertility. Reproductive health and paediatrics are key areas that where she focuses her development.

Not only a great doctor, Dr Kasey spends her down time cooking and spending time with her family and friends. At the end of a big day nothing gives her more joy than coming home to her beloved Sadie (dog).

Dr Kasey Reiken

MBBS, DCH, FRACGP Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday “People...

Dr Catherine Browne

MBBS, DCH, FRACGP

Available Tuesday & Friday

“I love the opportunity to form an ongoing relationship with my patients and their extended families”.

Growing up in Tasmania, Dr Catherine Browne was always fascinated by biology and science, therefore medicine was the natural progression. As a GP Dr Catherine has developed a special interest in Women’s Health and Aged Care.

Dr Catherine is well travelled and has practiced medicine in Tasmania, Sydney and the UK before settling in Brisbane nearly 20 years ago. She enjoys staying fit by cycling, yoga or walking. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking up a storm in her kitchen.

Dr Catherine Browne

MBBS, DCH, FRACGP Available Tuesday & Friday “I love the...

Dr Phil Parker

MBBS, BEd, BAppSci(Hons1), FRACGP, DAME

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

“A good doctor patient relationship, ensures open communication and better results for patients. Good health comes when you beyond physical, and address mental and emotiontal wellbeing as well.”

Dr Phil Parker enjoys his role as a GP and believes that the key to good health outcomes is the development of a great doctor-patient relationships. He is committed to the holistic care of his patients, ensuring that they feel cared for and that their concerns are always acknowledged and addressed.

Dr Phil brings with him a wide background of experiences; this includes time as a school teacher and many years with the Australian Army. His time in uniform included a deployment to Afghanistan in 2012 – he now specialises in health support to veterans. He also provides expert advice to other health providers on the management of individuals suffering PTSD and gives presentations on veterans’ mental health at medical conferences and online. Dr Phil is also employed as a medical educator for doctors training to become general practitioners.

Dr Phil enjoys all aspects of general practice and is especially committed to the health of those patients with multiple medical conditions requiring an extra element of personal care. His focus is not only on physical health, but also mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Dr Phil is a big fan of many sports, enjoys time with his family and likes to travel.

Dr Phil Parker

MBBS, BEd, BAppSci(Hons1), FRACGP, DAME Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday &...

Dr Paul Paterson

MBBS, BSc, BA, FRACGP

Available Monday & Wednesday

“I enjoy sharing knowledge with my patients.”

Dr Paul Paterson grew up in Brisbane and studied at the University of Queensland. He pursued a career as a doctor so that he could be a positive influence into other people’s lives. As well as working in Brisbane, Dr Paul has also worked in the Gold Coast and Yeppoon. With a special interest in skin cancer, he also currently works at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre.

Dr Paul stays active as a keen Touch football player and enjoys spending his weekends with his children and watching them play sport.

Dr Paul Paterson

MBBS, BSc, BA, FRACGP Available Monday & Wednesday “I enjoy...

Dr Janet Jukes

MBBS

Available Monday & Wednesday

“I enjoy collaborating with patients to help them become, and stay healthy.”

Dr Janet Jukes, grew up in Brisbane and studied at the University of Queensland. She became a doctor because she enjoyed science and was interested in preventative medicine.

Dr Janet does Dragon Boat paddling to keep fit, has an excellent green thumb and enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren when she can.

Dr Janet Jukes

MBBS Available Monday & Wednesday “I enjoy collaborating with patients...

Dr Lisa Ch’ng

MBBS, MRCGP, FRACGP

Available Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

“Developing a connection with patients and facing challenges together is important.”

Dr Lisa Ch’ng grew up in London and immigrated to the Central Queensland Coast and completed her MBBS at the University of Queensland in 1996. She worked in Brisbane and Sydney before travelling to London and completing her MRCGP in 2006. Working with mothers and their babies is an area that Dr Lisa finds rewarding.

On the weekend’s Dr Lisa spends her time playing the violin, piano or ukulele with her children. Family movie or games nights are regular occurrences in her household.

Dr Lisa Ch’ng

MBBS, MRCGP, FRACGP Available Monday, Tuesday & Thursday “Developing a...

Dr Karen Wright

MBBS, FRACGP

Available Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Dr Karen Wright has enjoyed working in general practice for almost 20 years. She completed her medical degree at The University of Queensland in 1996 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Karen Wright is experienced in all aspects of general practice. With a holistic approach, she is genuinely interested in supporting patients on their journey to achieving better health outcomes and is passionate about preventative medicine.

Dr Karen has previously worked at Family Planning Qld and with the Sexual Assault Service. She specialises in all aspects of women’s health including: contraception, insertion of contraceptive implants, STI screening, preconception advice, fertility, pregnancy, post-partum care, menopause, pap smears and osteoporosis. She has completed the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive health and is registered to provide antenatal shared care with the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital and the Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

Dr Karen loves working with babies, children and young adults and is experienced in managing paediatric and adolescent conditions within general practice. Having completed a Certificate of Counselling, she uses these skills to support her patients with mental health conditions.

When not at work, Karen enjoys spending her time with her family and keeping active.

Dr Karen Wright

MBBS, FRACGP Available Monday, Wednesday & Thursday Dr Karen Wright...

Dr Sarah Dowling

MB, Bch BAO (NUI), MICGP, FRACGP

Available Tuesday & Thursday

“I know it’s cliché, but I studied medicine to help people. General practice allows me to fulfil that drive.”

Dr Sarah Dowling studied Medicine at University College Dublin, Ireland and graduated in 1994. In Ireland, she worked mainly in Dublin, but also spent time working in Wexford, Cavan and Drogheda. She gained her membership of the Irish College of General Practice as well as Diplomas in Women’s Health and a Diploma in Medicine of the Elderly. Dr Sarah also worked at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, and achieved her Membership in the Irish College of Physicians.

Dr Sarah has always loved being a GP and building relationships with people. She believes that being someone’s regular GP allows her to provide the best possible care. Knowing someone’s background and history, allows her to better understand patients health needs. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice but especially Women’s Health and Dermatology.

In 2007, Dr Sarah moved with her family to Australia and settling in Brisbane. Between work and a busy family with four children, Dr Sarah has very little downtime, but if she does get some she enjoys reading, walking her dog, tennis and travelling.

Dr Sarah Dowling

MB, Bch BAO (NUI), MICGP, FRACGP Available Tuesday & Thursday...

Dr Damien Mergard

MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM

Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

“I find being part of my patients’ health journey very rewarding. Working in partnership with them to improve and achieve optimal health for their lifestyle is important to me.”

Dr Damien Megard has lived in many parts of Queensland throughout his life. Graduating in 1996 from the University of Queensland, he then completed two fellowships in General Practice and Rural & Remote Medicine in Queensland and the Northern Territory. As a good science student Dr Damien always knew he also wanted a career that involved helping people in a positive way, and becoming a GP was a natural choice.

With a vast knowledge in many areas, Dr Damien has special interests in: Gay Men’s Health, PREP & PEP, HIV, Sexual Health Checks (male and female) Travel Medicine & Vaccinations (including Yellow Fever), Preventative Health Care and Screening, Implanon Insertion & Removal and all aspects of General Practice.

Dr Damien believes in daily exercise to help destress, clear his mind and maintain his health. The host with the most, he is often cooking up a feast to share with his friends and family. When he’s not helping his patients, Dr Damien travels to third world areas, expanding his experience and tolerance.

Dr Damien Mergard

MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday...

Dr Emma Harrison

BSc, MBBS, FRACGP

Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

“Looking after a patient from childhood into adulthood is a privilege – I enjoy getting to know and care for entire families.”

Born and bred in Brisbane, Dr Emma studied at the University of Queensland. From a young age Dr Emma was mesmerised by the human body and how it worked. This coupled with her passion to make a difference to people’s lives, becoming a doctor was a natural choice.

Dr Emma enjoys all levels of General Practice, however over the years has developed special interests in: Paediatrics / Children’s Health, Women’s Health, Family Planning, Travel Medicine and Pregnancy Care.

When Dr Emma isn’t working her spare time is spent being run off her feet by her 2 children. She also can be found testing out (and eating) new recipes or on the beach with a good book.

Dr Emma Harrison

BSc, MBBS, FRACGP Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday “Looking...

Dr Chris Timoney

BPharm, MBBS, DCH, FRACGP

Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday (alt)

“Getting to know my patients, their families and being with them on their health journey is the most valuable experience.”

Brisbane boy all his life, Dr Chris Timoney studied at the University of Queensland for almost 10 years. He wanted to pursue a career with meaning, where there was an art to what he practiced, and it wasn’t just about text book knowledge. Dr Doug Ross from the TV show E.R. also contributed to his inspiration to his career of choice.

When he’s not in the practice, Dr Chris enjoys running, playing guitar and indoor rock climbing. He’s also a proud owner of a beautiful puppy Maple, and enjoys getting out and about with his partner and Maple on the weekends.

Dr Chris Timoney

BPharm, MBBS, DCH, FRACGP Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday...

Dr Gemma Beatson

BSc, MBBS, DCH, FRACGP

Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday

“Being a GP and being involved with people’s lives is a privilege. Being in health is an incredibly rewarding career.”

Starting her career in Medical Research, Dr Gemma pursued a career as a doctor when she realised that she was missing the human relation element from her work. Becoming a GP was the perfect solution, as she was able to draw on her science and medicine knowledge and work with patients.

Dr Gemma knows that being a doctor is amazing and she has developed special interests in the following areas: Paediatrics, Aged Care and Women’s Health.

An animal lover, Dr Gemma enjoys spending time with her two crazy dogs, as well as with her family. To relax, she can be found doing a variety of activities from tennis to cooking, seeing shows or reading a good book.

Dr Gemma Beatson

BSc, MBBS, DCH, FRACGP Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday &...

Dr Richard Smith

BBiomedSc, MBBS, FRACGP, BBM

Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

“I enjoy interacting with my patients and building relationships.”

Dr Richard Smith grew up in Newcastle, NSW and studied his undergraduate degrees at the University of Queensland before studying Medicine at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. In the age of computers, automation and Dr Google, Dr Richard believes in the importance of social interaction when it comes to delivering health care.

Most mornings Dr Richard starts his day with a run along the Brisbane River and most weekends his hobbies include coffee and brunching. He’s been hit hard by the travel bug and enjoys snow sports and immersing himself in foreign culture.

Dr Richard Smith

BBiomedSc, MBBS, FRACGP, BBM Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday...

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