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Our Doctors at Brightwater Medical Centre

Dr Sarah Barby MBBS FRACGP

We are delighted to welcome Dr Sarah Barby to our medical team!

Sarah is a Queenslander, having graduated in 2013 with an MBBS from Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She then worked at Nambour Hospital for three years followed by three years in GP training, receiving her FRACGP in 2019.

Dr Barby is interested in all areas of general practice.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys exploring the Sunshine Coast with her young daughter and husband.

Dr Sarah Barby

Dr Peter Krigovsky

Australian trained and vocationally registered GP Dr Krigovsky has been practising medicine in Australia for 30 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 golf, tennis, squash, basketball, soccer, and 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 was on Team Australia in the Mercedes Benz Trophy World Golf Cup 2019. He is fluent in Czechoslovakian.

Dr Peter Krigovsky GP at Brightwater Medical

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

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.

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.

Outside work he enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and going to the gym … or just spending time with his two children.

Dr Toby Catlin GP at Brightwater Medical

Dr. Elizabeth Smith

Dr Elizabeth Smith qualified from London University in 1987 and has 30 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 19 years on the Sunshine Coast, Liz’s loyal following of patients confirm she is caring and conscientious.

Liz works Monday to Thursday. In her spare time she enjoys hiking.

Dr Liz Smith GP at Brightwater Medical Centre

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 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 loves working close to home and family. Melinda enjoys keeping fit with swimming, surfing, walking her dog along the beach and spending time with her daughters.

We are delighted to welcome Melinda back after an extended holiday. She is working at Brightwater on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Dr Melinda Bird
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