Dr Bruce Cameron
I graduated from the University of Queensland in 1980 and relocated to Cairns for my hospital training. I eventually entered general practice in 1986 after spending a year in Papua New Guinea whilst gaining experience in tropical medicine.
In 2007 I moved back to the Gold Coast/Tweed Heads. I have three grown up children, the youngest of which still lives with me as she studies at Griffiths University. We live and enjoy the relaxed rural lifestyle at Upper Duroby.
I enjoy the diversity of general practice and the challenges it provides.
Special areas of interest include Chronic Disease Management, Aged Care, Mental Health, Skin Cancer Management and Paediatrics.
Interests outside medicine include fitness, photography, movies and chess.
Dr Melquiadez (Mel) De Castro
MD FRACGP Dip SCCA Dip Derm
Dr De Castro obtained his Doctor of Medicine Degree and passed the Physician Licensure examination in 1996 in Manila, Philippines. He worked in the local hospital and medical centre as a GP.
He was recruited by the Fijian government and worked as a GP from 2001 to 2004. In June 2004, he moved to Australia and worked as a GP in northern Queensland.
Due to the demand in the place where he worked, he studied diving and tropical medicine and has been performing diving medicals. He passed the fellowship examination of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2007. Dr De Castro moved to the Gold Coast area in 2008 and obtained a Diploma in Skin Cancer Surgery. Subsequently in 2010, he completed his Diploma in Dermatology and will be undertaking a course in Aviation Medicine at Monash University in July to be able to be accredited in performing medical examinations for pilots and air traffic controllers.
His special interests are Chronic Diseases, Geriatrics, Skin diseases/Cancers and general medical conditions.
Dr Peter Yaxley
MBBS, GRAD Dip Family Med
Dr Yaxley has a special interest in Family Medicine, Men's Health, Aged Care and General Medicine.
Dr Margaret Khyentse
Dr Khyentse was born in Rockhampton, Queensland and her Air Force family moved to various places in Australia, Scotland and Malaysia.
After a Bachelor of Science, she worked in an Air Force pathology laboratory before completing teacher training and teaching secondary Science in the Northern Rivers. She then coordinated and lectured Bioscience units in the Bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University, where she completed a research Master’s degree in Neuroscience.
After 20 years, she studied Medicine at the University of Queensland followed by internship and Mental Health residency at GCUH.
She completed the rest of her residency in Palliative Care, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Rockhampton Base Hospital and Gladstone Hospital and General Medicine and Urology at QEII in Brisbane.
Dr Khyentse began General Practice training at Gundagai Medical Centre where the five GP Registrars also took turns to staff the hospital and Emergency Department during the week and on weekends. Retrievals by road or air to higher levels of care sometimes had to be organised. From Gundagai, she went to West Ballina Medical Centre before moving to The Bright Side Clinic, where she started her Fellowship exams and completed in January 2021.
Dr Khyentse practices evidence-based medicine and has a special interest in Paediatrics. She likes to spend her spare time with her grandchildren and participating in meditation activities.
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