Shop 128, Tweed City Shopping Centre
54 Minjungbal Drive
Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486
Open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm I saturday 8.30am - 12.30pm
(dAYLIGHT sAVINGS tIME)
Dr Hugh Dearnley
Specialities: General medicine and recreational dive medicals.
Dr Dearnley graduated from Sydney University and spent some years working in country towns. He has been in the Tweed area for 23 years.
He enjoys all aspects of General Practice, but has special interests in older people and how they cope with problems of the aging body. Dr Dearnley recognises the problems of stress in everyone’s life, and how to manage it. He also has an interest in Skin Cancers.
He has always been active and currently cycles a lot, including to and from work. He has been unable to persuade his co-workers to join him!
His Maltese dog Lulu loves to go for a walk on the beach with him.
Dr Yu-Hwa Liew
MBBS, Ba Med,
Ba Surg FRACGP
Specialities: General medicine and skin cancer management.
Dr Liew completed her medicine studies in 1989 and has worked in India, Malaysia and Australia. She gained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2009 and moved to Australia.
She has a keen interest in the field of Skin Cancer and uses her knowledge and qualifications to perform a wide range of procedures (including skin checks and excisions of Skin Cancers) at the practice. These procedures are bulk billed.
She also has an interest in Diabetes. Dr Liew enjoys working as a Doctor and is very passionate about her patients' health and well being.
Dr Stephen Palin
Specialities: General medicine, travel vaccinations and family medicine.
Having graduated from Liverpool University in 1996, Dr Palin obtained his FRACGP in 2001. Dr Palin started out in Liverpool UK and then Oxford before moving to Australia in 2001. He worked in Gladstone, then Brisbane and lastly settled in the Tweed area in 2001.
Dr Palin currently carries out his General Practice with us and also spends some of his time at John Flynn Hospital as a surgical assistant.
His general interests focus around family, home, keeping active and walking the dog.
Dr David Shaw
MBBS (Syd), FRACGP
Specialities: General medicine, skin cancer management, dermatology, skin cancer management and cosmetic medicine.
Dr David Shaw graduated from University of Sydney in 1997 and has been
practicing medicine in the Tweed area since 2004.
He has a Diploma of Dermatology and his expertise includes Skin Cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as general and Cosmetic Dermatology.
When not working he enjoys surfing and spending time with family and is active in local youth and community work.
Dr Irfan Tariq
Diploma Children’s Health, Diploma Dermatology, Certification in Skin Cancer, Management Certification in Aesthetic Medicine
Specialities: General medicine, dermatology, skin cancer management,
family medicine, cosmetic medicine and paediatrics.
Dr Irfan Tariq has extensive experience in General Practice.
He completed his medical qualifications in Pakistan
and relocated to Australia in the year 2000.
He joined our team at Tweed about 9 years ago.
His other interests include spending time with family and friends,
fishing and bush walking.
Dr Ileana Timofticiuc
Specialities: General medicine.
Dr Timofticiuc studied in Romania and graduated in 1993. After
practicing in Romania she worked in South Africa from
1997-2001 and then moved to Australia.
She obtained her Fellowship to the Royal Australian College
of General Practitioners in 2004. Dr Timofticiuc has been
in the local area since 2004.
She has an interest in all aspects of General Practice,
particularly Women’s Health, Travel vaccination and advice,
Geriatrics, Psychological Issues, Mental Health, Aged Care,
Chronic Disease Management and Preventative medicine.
Dr Nikoletta Pocsi
Specialities: General medicine.
Dr Pocsi graduated in 2010 in Debrecen, Hungary.
After graduation she moved to Plymouth, United Kingdom where she lived for 6 years. During this time she obtained her specialist qualification in General Practice.
She moved to Australia in December, 2017 after gaining
Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
She has an interest in Women's Health and Care of the Elderly.
In her free time she enjoys sports and water activities.
To maintain confidentiality, we avoid telephone interruptions to doctors.
The nurse may be able to assist, or if you wish to speak to your doctor, a message
will be taken and your call returned as soon as possible.
Urgent enquiries will be put through.
Please be aware that consultations will not be conducted over the phone.