(07) 4973 3000
1 Hayes Avenue
Boyne Island

Dr. Gaston Boulanger MBBS, FRACGP

Dr. Gaston trained in the Netherlands. He has been working as a doctor since 1998.

His special interests include paediatrics, skin cancer and minor surgery, joint injections, sports medicine, and dive medicals.

One of his passions is to improve the health care services in the Gladstone region. He is also a GP-trainer for James Cook University.

Dr. Les Diefenbach MBBS, Specialist Registration

Dr. Dief has been a GP in the Gladstone region for more than 30 years and has a wealth of experience.

His special interests include men's health, paediatrics, skin cancer, and surgery.

Dr. Elaine Van Tonder MBBS, FRACGP

Dr. Elaine is an experienced GP from South Africa. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and sees patients of all age groups. She likes the GP focus on the whole patient.

Her particular interests include minor surgery, skin cancer, and women's health.

Dr. Korien Marais MBBS, FRACGP

Dr. Korien trained in South Africa and has been in general practice since 2004.

Her special interests are paediatrics, women's health, and chronic disease management.

Dr. Farhana Sharmin MBBS

Dr. Farhana Sharmin obtained her medical degree in Bangladesh, she then moved to Australia in 2012. She has worked as a Medical Officer in Gladstone Base hospital and is now training toward GP Fellowship.

Dr. Hao Lu MBBS

Dr. Hao Lu trained at QU and after several jobs in various hospitals decided he wanted to become a General Practitioner. He is now working to obtain GP Fellowship.

Dr. Melisa Ng MBBS

Dr. Melisa has moved up from the Sunshine Coast to Boyne Island in January 2020. She is an all-round GP who likes to look after the whole family. She has got a special interest in women’s and children’s health and chronic disease management.

Dr. Richard Gaiger MBChB

Dr. Richard has joined our practice in January 2020. He graduated at the University of Birmingham in 2013 before moving to Australia. After working in multiple hospitals, he has joined our practice as a GP registrar. He enjoys the diagnostic challenge and the variety of GP work and has got a special interest in cardiology and men’s health.

Dr. Nicola Kelly MBChB, FRACGP

Dr. Nicola has returned to BITS Medical after working in the Eidsvold region for 6 years. She originally trained in the UK and has worked in Australia since 2007. She has a wealth of experience in General Practice and the hospital system, with special interests including women's health, mental health, and palliative care.