Montserrat Cancer Care is rapidly growing and now includes Sunshine Coast Heamatology & Oncology (SCHOC) http://www.schoc.com/as well as North Lakes Haematology & Oncology (NLHOC)http://www.nlhoc.com.au/
Medical Oncologists and Clinical Haematologists, together with specialised nursing staff and a skilled administration team provide expert and personalised care in a pleasant and caring environment. Our dedicated team work closely with other health professionals and health disciplines to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to your care.
Dr John Reardon is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA, 1992), with specialist qualifications in Medical Oncology and Clinical Haematology.
Following his basic training, Dr Reardon commenced his Physician training at the Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital in Brisbane. Subsequent to this, advanced training in Haematology and Oncology was undertaken at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Greenslopes and Royal Brisbane Hospitals.
Relocating to the Sunshine Coast, Dr Reardon commenced private practice in 1992. Later that same year, he established the Haematology and Oncology unit at Nambour General Hospital.
In 1998, responding to an unmet need, Dr Reardon together with his wife Sandra, founded and established the Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic at Cotton Tree. Since that time, the Clinic has become a highly-valued facility on the Sunshine Coast, consistently delivering quality care to patients with cancers and blood disorders.
Dr Shue is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) with specialist qualifications in Medical Oncology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the management of pulmonary, gynaecologic and genitor-urinary malignancies.
Following his graduation from Monash University in 1995, Dr Shue completed the majority of his Physicians Training at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane, with extensive exposure to both Medical Oncology (especially breast and gynaecologic malignancies) and Haematology.
Advanced training in Medical Oncology was subsequently undertaken at Royal Brisbane and Womens’, Princess Alexandra and Prince Charles Hospitals in Brisbane, together with a 12-month placement at Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic in 2009.
On completion of his advanced training, Dr Shue joined the team at Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic, commencing full-time private practice in 2012.
Dr Darshit Thaker is a Medical Oncologist and Palliative Medicine Specialist. He has experience working with Queensland Health a Redcliffe Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital and Hervey Bay Hospital. Specialising in managing all solid tumour types, and with special interest in gastrointestinal, colorectal and breast cancers, Darshit provides effective and personalised care to his patients during their journey from diagnosis to active management to palliation.
He completed his oncology training in RBWH in 2012 and won the prestigious Unicorn Foundation Award to expand his knowledge in neuroendocrine tumours. He presented his research at ENETS conference at Barcelona. He did extensive research on Teleoncology, which took him to national and international conferences for oral and poster presentations. His passion continues as he runs Telehealth clinic to Hervey Bay Cancer Centre. He has multiple publications in various peer-reviewed journals.
Darshit has maintained an active interest in teaching and clinical research as well. He is member of various clinical trials groups i.e. AGITG, RBWH clinical trial group. He is an accredited supervisor for advanced trainees of RACP, examiner for fellowship exams and Senior Lecturer at University of QLD.
He joined North Lakes Oncology Centre on 1st January 2015. Appointments to see Dr Thaker at the North Lakes Day Hospital can be made by calling 3859 0690. Dr Thaker can be contacted on his 0402 064 156 for urgent consultations.
Contact – (07) 3859 0690
Dr Pitcher is a dual qualified Haematologist / Oncologist with Fellowships in both the College of Physicians (FRACP) and the College of Pathologists FRCPA). She has been involved in Paediatric Medicine for more than 20 years, with an increasing involvement in adult haematology and women’s health during the past 10 years Graduating with Honours in Medicine (MBBS) in 1987, Dr Pitcher undertook her initial post-graduate study of haematology in Queensland at the RBWH and Mater Hospitals. Advanced training was completed as an Honorary Registrar at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.
Dr Pitcher has been actively involved in research and medical ethics throughout her career with publications and presentations in the fields of malignant haematology, stem cell transplantation, molecular genetics of leukaemia and inherited stem cell disorder, haemophilia, paediatric thrombosis, neonatal blood disorders, aplastic anaemia, iron deficiency and late effects of therapy.
Her interests include the assessment of problems with blood counts (such as anaemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia), bleeding and clotting issues, thalassaemia, and the long term follow up of patients after chemotherapy and transplant for leukaemia or lymphoma (late effects of therapy). She has broad experience in the diagnosis and management of leukaemia and stem cell transplant
Contact – (07) 5479 0000
Dr Peter Davidson is a Consultant Haematologist. He trained in Brisbane at RBH/RCH/RWH complex, as well as Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital and Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS), and in 1996 gained specialist registration.
He is currently Head of Haematology at QML Pathology as well as VMO at Mater Hospitals Complex at South Brisbane, and VMO at ICON Cancer Clinics, and other Private Health Facilities on the Northside.
Dr Davidson has interests in haematology and immunology in particular diagnostic haematology, obstetric haematology, coagulation disorders, low grade haematologic disorders such as chronic cytopenias and myeloproliferative disorders, autoimmune haematologic problems, nutrition related anaemias and disorders of iron metabolism. He also has special interests in immune deficiencies and chronic fatigue.
He is a member of several organisations including Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand, Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion, Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis , Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, and Australasian College of Medical Nutrition.
He is pleased to offer patients in the Northern Moreton Bay Region, diagnostic and therapeutic services at North Lakes Haematology & Oncology Clinic. Consultations are conducted at clinics situated in Brackenridge, Albany Creek and Everton Park.
Contact – (07) 3121 4605 or (07) 3859 0690
Dr Fleser is a clinical and laboratory Haematologist consulting from North West Private Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Holy Spirit Northside Hospital and North Lakes Day Hospital.
Dr Fleser graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine in Europe and became an internal Medicine Specialist before moving to Australia in 2002. She then undertook Postgraduate physician training and specialist training in clinical and laboratory haematology at both Mater Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Dr Fleser’s interests include general haematology, haematological problems in pregnancy, coagulation disorders, diagnostic and management of haematological malignancies with the focus on lymphoma and myeloma. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
Raluca looks forward to providing a comprehensive haematology practice for your patients.
Contact – (07) 3353 9026 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(07) 3353 9026
Dr Geoffrey Hawson is APHRA registered as a Medical Oncologist Clinical Haematologist and Palliative Care Physician. He has previously been Director of Haematology Oncology at TPCH, Director of Oncology and Palliative Care at Redcliffe Hospital and Director of Cancer Services at Nambour Hospital where he now works part time.
Geoffrey has a substantial research background and is still actively involved in clinical trials at Nambour. He has published many articles and abstracts in the medical literature. Currently his medical oncology practice involves mainly Lung and Colorectal cancer. He has done
Lung Cancer and GI Cancer Preceptorships. He has a holistic approach to the care of patients with cancer and is an active promoter of mind body wellness, including the use of hypnosis for pain management and hot flushes in chemotherapy induced menopause. He is a full member of the Australian Society of Hypnosis and American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He gave an invited plenary session on Mindfulness in Cancer at the Brisbane Cancer conference in December 2015.
He is planning to practice mainly with non-malignant haematology and is especially interested in early haemochromatosis counselling. He would like to offer hypnosis in patients with cancer to help with either symptom management or existential issues, without taking over their care from their primary medical provider. He is active in martial arts with a second Dan in Aikido and first Dan in Jodo.
He has joined North Lakes Haematology & Oncology Clinic and will be consulting one day per month.
Contact – (07) 3859 0690
Dr Joshua Richmond is a Clinical & Laboratory Haematologist who has recently commenced Private Practice at Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, in addition to his Staff Specialist appointment at The Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital.
Joshua is a passionate and personable Haematologist who’s priorities center around providing his patients with the best possible care. This means a few key things:
• Understanding that each patient is a unique individual, but also part of a unique family unit. He is careful to ensure each patient receives thorough and professional care, and is allowed time to ask questions, and encourages open and clear communication.
• Having a strong focus on current best practice by keeping up to date with developments in the field of Haematology and participating in professional development and teaching.
• Developing and maintaining professional relationships with colleagues to offer consults or collaboration with the focus of providing the best patient centered care.
Josh completed his Medical Degree, with Honors, in 1998. Since then he has worked in various major public hospitals in South East Queensland. He completed his General Practitioners Fellowship in 2004 before returning to pursue his Physician’s Fellowship in 2005. In 2011 he completed his Clinical and Laboratory Fellowship in Haematology and then accepted a position at Toowoomba Base Hospital, allowing him to pursue work in both a clinical and laboratory capacity
With the lure of a sea change and an opportunity to give his three children a coastal lifestyle similar to his own childhood, Joshua is looking forward to developing a practice on the Sunshine Coast that will allow him to offer a full and comprehensive Haematology service locally.
Contact – (07) 5479 0000
Dr Shavaksha is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) with specialist qualifications in haematology. Doctor’s clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorders, leukaemias, lymphomas and red blood cell disorders.
Following his graduation from the University of Leeds in the UK, Dr Shavaksha completed his subsequent Physician and Haematology training in Brisbane, predominantly at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
In 2013, Dr Shavaksha relocated to the Sunshine Coast and commenced full-time private practice in haematology services.
Contact – (07) 5479 0000
Dr Kieron Bigby is a Medical Oncologist practicing in the Moreton Bay region. He has a clinical interest in general oncology covering multiple tumor streams, but with particular interests in gastrointestinal, lung, melanoma, breast, genitourinary and neuroendocrine cancers.
Kieron completed his undergraduate medical degree at The University of Queensland in 2001. Prior to postgraduate training, he spent time working in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. On his return in 2005, Dr Bigby completed his specialist medical oncology training at several major southeast Queensland teaching hospitals and was admitted as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians as a Specialist Medical Oncologist in 2011.
Since appointment as a Staff Specialist at Redcliffe Hospital Cancer Care Services in 2011, Kieron has been involved as a local principle investigator of international clinical trials, a supervisor of oncology registrar trainees and also coordinates oncology medical education for the hospital. He also undertakes extensive educational support and presentations for patients and other health professionals.
Dr Bigby aims to provide integrated cancer care servicing the local Moreton Bay District and surrounding regions, whilst always endeavouring to integrate the latest clinical data and therapies for his patients.
Dr Bigby will be consulting at Montserrat’s new North Lakes cancer care facility.
For urgent consultations or advice Dr Bigby can be contact on his mobile 0403 518 719.
Professional affiliations and associations:
Medical Oncology Group of Australasia
American Society of Clinical Oncology
European Society of Medical Oncology
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