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Our Doctors at Brightwater Medical Centre

Dr Peter Krigovsky

Australian trained and vocationally registered GP Dr Krigovsky has been practising medicine in Australia for 23 years. He has extensive experience in family care and community health. 

After working in Africa, Peter is delighted be providing health care services to Sunshine Coast residents and families.

A few of his qualifications include certification in skin cancer medicine, clinical emergency management, advanced life support, trauma life support, cardiac life support and paediatric life support. Doctor Krigovsky also is a certified Scuba Divers medical examiner offering dive medicals.

Outside the practice, Peter is a busy family man and enjoys playing tennis, squash, basketball, soccer, baseball. He also loves mountain biking and skiing. Dr Krigovsky represented Nigeria LNG twice in Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Games and won the swimming and golfing events twice. He is fluent in Czechoslovakian.

Dr Peter Krigovsky

Dr. Dana Alexandrescu MBBCh, FRACGP

Dr Dana Alexandrescu grew up in Romania and moved to South Africa where she trained and received her medical degree at WITS University. Dana practiced medicine in South Africa for several years before moving to Perth and working as a medical registrar at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. She did her FRACGP training in rural NSW, ranging from local practice to hospital to nursing homes. After receiving her fellowship Dana worked across Australia for 11 years before joining our team at Alive & Kicking.

Dana is interested in family medicine, paediatrics, women's health, chronic disease management, rheumatology and oncology.

She is qualified to see Worker's Compensation and DVA patients, insert and remove implanons and to perform simple procedures in skin cancer medicine.

She is a member of the National Rural Faculty of Australian General Practitioners and the RACGP Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Health.

Outside of work, Dana has a young family with 2 children and enjoys reading and travelling. She is fluent in Romanian and available 5 days/ week 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Dr Dana Alexandrescu GP Brightwater Medical Centre Sunshine Coast

Dr. Toby Catlin

Dr Toby Catlin trained in Brisbane and received his MBBS from the University of Queensland in 2011. He interned at Ipswich Hospital and then spent 5 years at Springfield in Brisbane’s south west gaining his Specialist Fellowship FRACGP in General Practice.

He was a trained Pharmacist graduating from the University of Queensland with a B.Pharm in 2005 and spent time working in Community pharmacy and 2 years at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital as a Clinical Pharmacist.

He has also worked as a scientist for the Princess Alexandra Hospital in liver transplants running the cell saver and rapid infusion pump during these surgeries and also spent time assisting in the retrieval process assisting transplant surgeons in this precious gift that donors make for the benefit of others.

He also has a Bachelors in Business with a double major in Marketing and worked for Qld Newspapers and in the advertising industry. Among other things he has had a wide range of experience in fashion, and the hotel and restaurant industries prior to making a move into the medical field.

He was born in Tasmania and is looking forward to re-learning to surf. Naturally because of his heritage he is keen on the outdoors and enjoys camping and was a keen fisherman until he moved too far from the water. Hence his permanent move back to a coastal region bringing his two children, his wife and pet Rottweiler, and turtle.

He is interested in mental health, women’s and men’s health and can insert and remove Implanon. He is also experienced in Work Cover, older person’s medicine, and Post ADF assessments and rehabilitation. He enjoys managing chronic disease, and is keen on Paediatric Medicine. He also is able to perform simple procedures in skin cancer medicine and also is adept at Iron Infusions. As a general practitioner he feels that anyone who walks in the door is a patient who will have needs that need to be met, and he will try his best to meet those needs.

Dr Toby Catlin GP Brightwater Sunshine Coast

Dr. Elizabeth Smith

Dr Elizabeth Smith qualified from London University in 1987 and has 25 years experience as a GP. Liz practised in England for 10 years, followed by 12 months in a tropical diseases hospital in Zimbabwe before moving to the Sunshine Coast with her family in 2000.

Liz has considerable experience in women's and children's health, having obtained her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the UK. She also enjoys her work caring for the elderly. After 17 years on the Sunshine Coast, Liz's loyal following of patients confirm she is caring and conscientious.

Liz works variable days, so best to check HotDoc for availability. Frequently works Mondays/Wednesdays 8.30 - 4.30 and Tuesdays/Fridays 8.30 - 12.30. 

Dr Liz Smith GP Brightwater Sunshine Coast

Dr. Patricia Smart

Patricia graduated (MBBS) from the University of Queensland in 1995. She spent several years in Queensland hospitals before commencing General Practice. Her particular interest is paediatrics, but she enjoys all aspects of General Practice.

At present, Patricia works part time as she has three young children who keep her busy. Her ‘fourth child’ is a young springer spaniel, who needs lots of walks at the beach.

Patricia’s other interests include learning French, travel, hiking and camping.

Trish is working at Brightwater on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr Patricia Smart - GP at Brightwater

Dr. Ashley Sood MBChB, BSc (Hons), FRACGP

Dr Ashley Sood has left Brightwater Medical Centre in April to practise in Western Australia. Fingers crossed she will return at some point in the future and grace us with her talents!

Ashley grew up in Scotland and graduated with her medical degree from the University of Aberdeen, UK after completing her Diagnostic Radiography degree with BSc (Hons).

After working as a junior doctor in the UK for two and a half years she undertook hospital training on the Sunshine Coast in 2011 before continuing with remote and rural medicine in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
Ashley has since completed her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners working in the mid north coast of NSW for the past three years.

She is delighted to return to the Sunshine Coast and join the team at Bundilla, working in all areas of general practice with special interests ranging from  cosmetic and anti-wrinkle injections to Implanon insertions to dive medicals.

Outside of work Ashley enjoys walking, travel, playing the piano and latin dancing. Her team reached 3rd place at the Cuban Salsa Rueda Championships in Sydney in 2016.

Dr Ashley Sood GP Brightwater Medical Centre Sunshine Coast

Dr. Melinda Bird (Currently on maternity leave)

Dr Melinda Bird graduated medicine from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. She returned to Queensland to work through many of South East Queensland's hospitals before completing her specialty in General Practice. Melinda has now joined the team at Brightwater Medical Centre.

Melinda enjoys all aspects of General Practice, but has particular interests in women's and children's health.

Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast, Melinda is excited to be working close to home and family. Melinda enjoys keeping fit with swimming, surfing, walking her dog along the beach and spending time with her daughter.

Melinda works at Brightwater on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Dr Melinda Bird GP Brightwater Sunshine Coast

Dr. David Wilke

Doctor David Wilke has cut down his working days to spend more time with family and is now practicing solely at our Bundilla Clinic location. Please visit the Bundilla Clinic website to book online with David or call the clinic at 5499 6644.

Dr David Wilke GP Brightwater Sunshine Coast

Dr. Mark Zischke

Mark has left the Sunshine Coast to return to Brisbane for half a year to be with his wife in Brisbane as they expand their family! We wish Mark congratulations and fingers crossed he will be back soon!   

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