Dr. Doug Warne
Dr Warne has been practicing at Cabarita Beach Medical Centre for 20 years. In addition to his tenure here he has also been a supervisor of training for 17 years. As the Managing partner for both this clinic and our sister clinic in Murwillumbah he has a wide array of experience both medically and professionally to ensure you receive the highest standard of practice available.
Doug’s formal qualifications are extensive:
- Graduate of Newcastle University with Honours;
- Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners;
- Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine;
- Diploma of Paediatrics; and
- Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
As an educator of the next generation of Medical specialists Doug has shown a great commitment to the long-term community benefits that come from continued medical innovation. As a practicing Doctor Doug has a passion for bringing a diverse skillset to rural medicine including:
- Allergies; and
- Chronic Disease Management
He has served terms as the General Practice representative on the National Immunisation Committee and been the Tweed Valley Immunisation Project Manager from 2000-2008.
Beyond the scope of medicine Doug is also a strong community participant. He lives in the valley with his lovely wife and four beautiful children who attend local schools . His interests include surfing and soccer and he has captained the Australian Medical Soccer team at the World Medical Championships.
Dr. Chris Millar
Dr Millar has a passion for bringing medical care to rural communities. Chris has employed this passion in remote communities including those in the Western Province of Solomon Islands. There he was the sole doctor and Director of Medical Services. While servicing this community Chris was the driving force behind and project manager for the construction of the Taro and Namuga Hospitals in the Solomon Islands.
Prior to Chris’ work in the Solomon Islands he was a registrar at King Street Medical Centre and Cabarita Beach Medical Centre in 2005. It was this experience that secured Chris as an addition to our community where he chose to return as a GP and where he is now a practice partner.
From an educational perspective Chris is, like in his overseas ventures, a high achiever:
- Dr Millar graduated from medical school at the University of Otago in 1998.;
- He has qualifications of Diploma in Child Health;
- FRACGP (Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners); and
- Postgraduate qualification in international Health and Development.
Further, Chris is a Clinical lecturer and mentor for the University of Wollongong (UCRH – Murwillumbah).
Chris’s medical interests include:
- Skin excisions;
- Chronic disease management; and
- Tropical medicine.
Outside of medicine Chris’ personal interests include surfing and gardening. He is married and is the father of 4 beautiful girls and they live in the local area.
Dr. Laura Kindt
Dr Laura Kindt graduated from the University of NSW in Sydney in 2012. She has completed a diploma of Paediatrics through Westmead Children’s Hospital and a Certificate of Emergency Medicine. Prior to working at King Street Medical Centre, Laura lived in Coffs Harbour for 7 years. She has medical interests in chronic disease, women’s and children’s health and has loved her time at King Street thus far. Laura enjoys surfing (or trying to!) and exploring the beautiful Murwillumbah, Cabarita Beach and surrounds.
Dr. Patrick Ivits
Dr Patrick Ivits graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Sydney in 2015 receiving his M.B.B.S. Following graduation, Patrick completed his intership and residency on the Central Coast, before spending a few years in specialist physician training at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.
Ultimately, he was attracted to a career in General Pratice due to the opportunity to provide holistic, lifelong care to his patients, prevent illness and promote health. He subsequently moved to the North Coast to complete GP training and has not looked back since! Patrick enjoys all aspects of general practice, with a particular interest in chronic disease management, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine and mental health.
Patrick enjoys all aspects of general practice, with a particular interest in chronic disease management, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine and endocrinology.
Patrick’s interests outside of medicine include surfing and spending time with his young family.
Dr. Jessica Hamlyn
General Practice has always been Dr Jessica’s chosen medical specialty. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine and is enthusiastic about delivering high quality care to people from infancy to advanced age. She is committed to keeping up-to-date with current best practice and offering individualised holistic care to all of her patients.
Dr Jessica graduated from Griffith University in 2010 and completed her residency in Brisbane, rotating through all of the major specialties. During this time, she spent a large amount of her time in emergency medicine, paediatrics and inpatient mental health services. Dr Jessica also had three children during her training and is now juggling part-time work with motherhood, something she has in common with many of her patients.
Her special interests include women’s health, pregnancy and antenatal care, child and adolescent health, mental health and chronic disease management and prevention. Dr Jessica has a husband, three young children and a cavoodle named Alfie. In her spare time, she loves to travel, explore new places, go hiking and swim at the beach.