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. Melinda Bird
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. 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 15 years on the Sunshine Coast, Liz's loyal following of patients confirm she is caring and conscientious. Liz would love to continue caring for her existing patients as well as adding new patients from the Brightwater area.
Liz works every day: Mondays, Wednesdays 8.30 - 4.30 and Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8.30 - 12.30.
Dr. David Wilke
Doctor David Wilke graduated from the University of Queensland, and moved to a rural area as Medical Superintendent relatively early in his medical career. Completing general practice training in North Queensland, he commenced private general practice there.
A country boy and all too familiar with boarding school, he moved back to Brisbane so his children could live at home while furthering their education. During his initial years in Brisbane, he worked as a visiting GP obstetrician to the Royal Women's Hospital while running his private general practice.
Leaving his long term Brisbane practice, David became part of a rural practice team in the Bowen Basin Coalfields, providing community medical care, as well as emergency response and occupational health services to the mining industry. David is an NMA and offers coal board medicals.
We are delighted that David has joined our Alive & Kicking team full time as he settles in the Sunshine Coast to be close to family and friends, and enjoy the Sunshine Coast environment. David works at Brightwater Medical Centre Wednesdays and Fridays, and at Bundilla Clinic Tuesdays and Thursdays.
David has considerable experience in all areas of general practice, in particular vasectomies, obstetrics and gynaecology, skin cancer diagnosis and surgery, children's medicine, sporting injuries, and occupational health.
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. Shannon Tucker
Dr Shannon Tucker recently returned to Queensland after working in Perth and rural Western Australia. She initially trained as an Occupational Therapist before going on to obtain her medical degree at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.
Shannon has a diploma in child health and is currently completing her Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her special interests include travel medicine, child and adolescent health and all aspects of preventative health. She also is certified to do Mirena insertions and removals.
Shannon enjoys yoga, cooking, and making the most of the sunny Sunshine coast lifestyle with her husband and baby daughter.
Shannon works at Brightwater Medical Centre on Tuesdays.
Dr. Mark Zischke
Dr Mark Zischke is a general practitioner and fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. After graduating from the University of Queensland, Mark spent 4 years working in rural areas of Queensland before returning to Brisbane and ultimately pursuing a career in General Practice.
In August Mark joins the medical teams at Brightwater Medical Centre for two days a week, and at Bundilla Clinic for two days a week.