Meet our caring & friendly team
Our aim is to provide the highest standard of community medical care, with our highly qualified, compasionate, friendly and caring doctors, nurses and receptionist staff.
Originally from Hong Kong, Simon has been in Australia since 1989, having qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. He moved his practice to Buderim from Beerwah in 2001 and has enjoyed being been part of the community ever since. He is interested in all aspects of General Practice from birth to end-of-life. He is a fanatical kiteboarder and has occasionally been caught sneaking off to the beach in his lunch break.
Penny has been a GP in Buderim since 1994. She qualified from the University of Queensland and, after a period in Nambour, Kingaroy and the Gold Coast, has been well established in the Sunshine Coast medical community since then, balancing this with the care of two sons. Her interests include women’s health and paediatrics. She is a keen surfer and you may run into her at the beach most mornings.
Jess moved to Buderim in 2012 from Cairns, where he had been in practice for 7 years. Prior to this he was a solo GP in rural Tasmania for many years. He has developed a wide range of medical skills and interests, and has become a valuable member of Buderim Medical Centre.
Sue qualified at Bristol University in the UK in 1998. She has become established in Buderim after a spell in Montville. She has interests in child health and women’s health, and, as a qualified yoga teacher, is interested in promoting healthy lifestyles and integrative health. She also provides GP and Women’s Health clinics for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Dr Suzette Pyke Suzette grew up on the Sunshine Coast and studied Medicine at the University of Queensland, graduating in 2005. After graduating she worked in North Queensland, gaining experience in all areas of medicine, including women’s health, rural practice and indigenous health. After completing her General Practice Fellowship, Suzette took the opportunity to return to the Sunshine Coast in order to be closer to her family. She has enjoyed working in general practice locally for the past ten years, and now also works as a Medical Educator helping to train future GPs locally. Suzette is interested in all aspects of general practice, including women’s health, child health, preventive health, travel medicine and minor procedures. As part of her women’s health interest, Suzette performs Mirena insertions and provides antenatal care
Dr Phang has recently moved from Rockhampton, and has worked in a wide range of hospitals from Metropolitan to rural between QLD, NSW and Victoria. She shows a special interest in Eyes, Dermatology and Mental Health. She currently sits on the AMA advisory committees for doctor wellbeing and GP training, both of which she is passionate about. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog, watching nail-biting TV shows and listening to podcasts.
Lauren is currently a GP registrar who commenced working at Buderim Medical Centre in 2022. Lauren moved to the Sunshine Coast from Zimbabwe, and completed Bachelor of Biomedical Science at University of the Sunshine Coast in 2013 before studying Doctor of Medicine at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She returned to the Sunshine Coast upon graduation and has worked throughout the Sunshine Coast hospital service before settling into General Practice.
When not at work she enjoys travelling and going to the beach with her husband and dog.
Lauren enjoys all areas of General Practice with particular interest in preventive and cardiovascular health, as well as women’s health.
Nurse – Kerry North
Kerry has moved to Australia from England. She has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years, after qualifying from Coventry University in 2009. She went on to complete several diplomas in long-term conditions, including asthma, diabetes, and COPD. She has a special interest in aesthetics and skin. Kerry has four children, and enjoys spending any free time with her family and friends.
Nurse – Wendy Tout
Wendy has been a Nurse for over 30 years and has a broad range of experience with Midwifery and Child Health qualifications. She worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service for over 15 years as a Flight Nurse and within several primary health care programs. Most recently Wendy worked as an International Repatriation Nurse, travelling overseas to assist the sick and injured to return home. Throughout her career Wendy has lived and worked all over Queensland and in the United Kingdom but has now settled permanently in the Sunshine Coast with her family and is enjoying becoming part of this community.
Maria (Practice Manager)