Allied Health Professionals

We work closely with the following professionals:


Dentistry Icon s WHITE ON GREENDentists

The Dental Club Stafford is located beside Stafford City Doctors, providing a range of dental services ranging from checkups and cleans to extractions, crowns and cosmetic dentistry.

Please see for a full list of services and information on The Dental Club.


Psychology Icon WHITE ON GREEN Loretta Howard, APD AN BHSc (Nut&Diet) – Dietitian

Loretta is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist and a member of the Dietitians’ Association of Australia. She gained her qualifications from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Loretta works with individuals seeking advice for a variety of conditions including weight and chronic disease management, disordered eating and food intolerances. She also practises alongside several bariatric surgeons providing pre- and post-operative nutrition advice. Loretta also works in private hospitals, mental health and community settings and enjoys the wide variety of patients, colleagues and experiences these roles bring.

Loretta believes in taking a sensible and flexible approach in the process of tailoring nutritional advice to clients’ individual needs and goals. She enjoys working closely with clients, employing key behavioural strategies to enable lifelong positive eating habits. Loretta believes that strict diets and meal plans are counterproductive to achieving a healthy relationship with food and our health and therefore discourages rigid dietary patterns.

For an appointment, please call Stafford City Doctors on 07 33567744.

If you are looking for recipe ideas and meal inspiration, follow Loretta here.


Gumdale PodiatryPodiatry

“We Fix Feet”

My FootDr podiatry centres are Australia’s largest and most trusted podiatry group with 20 podiatry clinics across Brisbane, Mackay and Singapore. Our expert team of podiatrists are highly trained practitioners who use high-tech, state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose your foot problems and ensure that they are treated and where possible solved right away.

Nick Childs – Podiatrist

Nick graduated as a Podiatrist from Charles Sturt University in 2011.

Nick has work at My Foot Dr Stafford for 3 years. He enjoys identifying patient needs and providing them with improvements to their lives by improving the health and wellbeing of their feet and lower legs. Nick wants patients to know that podiatrists can help with many lower leg conditions and his ability to help isn’t limited to feet.

Nick grew up in Albury-Wodonga and as a child had dreams of being a Fire-Fighter. Away from work, Nick enjoys Rugby, Surfing, Travelling and spending time with Family and Friends.

My Foot Dr at Stafford

  • Open Monday – Saturday
  • With a late finish at 6.00pm on Thursdays.


Online at or

Ph: 07 3513 4000 / 1800 366 837.


Gumdale PhysioPhysiotherapy

Located within the medical centre, Activate Physiotherapy are dedicated to offering clients the highest level of professional care for their physical rehabilitation. Their expertise spans the full spectrum of musculoskeletal injuries, from acute injury management to end-stage return to sport/work rehabilitation. Their therapists understand the importance of “hands on” treatment and also recognise the immense benefits of educating clients in self management and the prevention of future re-occurrences.

David Sandison – Managing Director
Physiotherapist & Accredited Exercise Physiologist – Gumdale & Stafford
David Sandison

David is a dual qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist, having completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Griffith University in 2006.

David is passionate about leading his team of excellent private practice, musculoskeletal sporting and occupational rehabilitation physiotherapists. He has additional training in advanced injury management of the spine, shoulder and hip as well as sporting injury management.

David is a keen cyclist and runner and in his down-time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cassie, and 2 young sons Jacob and Dean, their family and friends.

Elissa Johnson – Physiotherapist – Stafford

Elissa has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University. She is experienced in providing physiotherapy in private practice, sporting and occupational settings and has a special interest in using hydrotherapy, dry needling and Western Acupuncture to assist her clients to feel their best.

Elissa enjoys working with clients who have neck and back pain, shoulder, knee, upper and lower limb injuries. She is passionate about incorporating exercise, particularly hydrotherapy into her treatments especially for patients with more complex or persisting presentations.

Elissa grew up in Brisbane and enjoys spending her time off with her husband and their family and friends. She is an artist at heart and has a background in film and photography which she still enjoys as a hobby. Elissa has also volunteered internationally providing physiotherapy services to underprivileged children.

Zak Golusin – Physiotherapist – Stafford

Zak has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with first class honours from the University of Queensland and is currently a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Zak believes “the only thing constant is change” encouraging his patients to reach their full potential and live pain free lives.

Zak provides treatment for general musculoskeletal and workplace injuries. He has a special interest and additional experience working with sporting individuals and teams on injury management and prevention. He has published research for his honours thesis on cricket injuries.

Zak is a Brisbane local and enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, mountain biking and hiking as well as playing soccer. He is also a wiz in the kitchen and makes a killer cocktail.

All physiotherapists are members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and are subject to ongoing professional development requirements. For more information on their services, visit their website

For appointments please call – 07 3352 4244 (Mon-Sat) or visit our website for online bookings.


Gumdale PsychologistHelen Woollett – Psychologist

Helen trained initially as a nurse and in more recent years completed a Post Graduate Diploma in psychology. Helen is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Helen provide counselling for adults using a range of evidence based approaches tailored to each individual’s situation and goals. Helen have a particular interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy however she also utilizes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Based Therapy.

Helen’s approach is collaborative as she works with each individual to manage their situation. Helen’s goal is for people to feel safe, accepted and respected while assisting them accelerate their recovery, find meaning and enjoyment in their lives and develop their resilience to manage life’s inevitable challenges. Helen does this by working with each individual to make positive change toward their goals, increase awareness of their values; recognize their strengths and resources while developing new skills and helpful ways of enhancing their peace of mind and sense of well being.

For an appointment, please call Stafford City Doctors on 07 33567744.


Gumdale SpecialistsSpecialists

Dr Colin Kennett (Geriatrician)



Gumdale PathologyQML PathologyQML pathology

QML is located within the Stafford City Medical Precinct and is accessed via Stafford City Doctors and can be entered via the back entrance for early blood tests.

QML Opening times – Stafford

  • Mon – Fri 730am – 4.00pm
  • Saturday – closed

Phone 3352 6984

What type of Pathology testing does QML Pathology perform?

We are one of Australia’s leading specialist medical laboratory and pathology providers providing a full range of diagnostic testing and information services.
Our medical laboratory testing services include:

  • blood tests such as cholesterol
  • body fluid testing
  • tissue pathology such as skin cancer analysis
  • cytology such as Pap smears
  • health screening and monitoring tests
  • drug screening and testing
  • gene-based testing (genetic testing)

QML Pathology performs medical tests and analysis that aid your doctor in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, and measure the progress or recovery from a disease. We have specialised expertise in diabetic testing, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, drugs of abuse screening and molecular tests.

AudiologyAudiometry – (Hearing Testing)

Gayle Dicieri – The Hearing Aid SpecialistsAudiology

Gayle holds a Bachelor of Audiometry from the University of New England.

Jason Diceri – Diploma of Hearing Aid Dispensing & Evaluation

Hearing Aid Specialists Sth East Qld is a family owned and operated audiometric company. We provide complete hearing services to private clients, DVA card holders* and pensioners*. With over 40 years experience in assisting hearing impaired clients we pride ourselves on giving our clients the very best possible service. In order to provide our clients with this excellent service we have four permanent offices; at Beenleigh, Labrador, Rochedale Sth and Stafford as well as 24 visiting sites covering the Brisbane metropolitan and Gold Coast areas.

*We are accredited to provide free hearing services under the Office of Hearing Services to eligible Department of Veteran Affairs card holders and pensioners, conditions apply, call us to find out more.

Hearing Aid Specialists Sth East Qld have a permanent office at Stafford City Doctors and visit the Beenleigh Road Medical Centre every 4 weeks. We are able to provide full hearing assessments, screening audiometry for pre-employment, industrial screening, pilot licenses and dive medicals, we give reports to your GP, make custom ear moulds for; hearing aids, swim plugs, noise reduction plugs and musician plugs. We facilitate repairs for all types of hearing aids, have hearing aid batteries, assistive listening devices, tinnitus consultations, tinnitus masking devices and access to all of the hearing aids dispensed in Australia. For an appointment please ring 07 3423 2325

Other locations

Beenleigh Road Medical Centre

Hearing Aid Specialists Sth East Qld

4/196 Parfrey Road, Rochedale South Q 4123
Phone: 07 3423 2325 Fax: 07 3219 7876