PH: 07 5477 0644
19 Lakehead Drive, Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast Qld 4556
 

Staff

Dr. Oliver Gunson

Dr Oliver Gunson was born in the UK. He trained at Southampton University and qualified in 1992.

He worked in general surgery, general medicine, care of the elderly, orthopedics, accident and emergency, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and ear, nose and throat before commencing his General Practice training.

He completed his General Practice training in 1997 becoming a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) and has since become a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He, also, has a Diploma from the Royal College of Obstreticians and Gynaecologists and a Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutics.

He worked in General Practice in England for 12 years and has since worked in General Practice in Mooloolaba, Queensland for 5 years.

Oliver is interested in all aspects of General Practice including management of acute illnesses, preventive care and management of chronic medical problems.

Oliver is married to Karen and they have twin boys Will and Sam. Oliver enjoys spending time with his family, getting out and about, reading and watching all things sport - especially Manchester United.

Dr. Emile Brits

Dr Emile Brits graduated from the University of Free State, South Africa in 1996. He and his family moved to Australia in 2000 when he commenced work in rural Australia. He worked in various specialities in the hospital environment before moving into General Practice.

He passed the Australian Medical Board Examination in 2004 and then went on to become a Fellow of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural Medicine in 2005. Emile and his family moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2009 where Emile has worked as a GP.

Emile enjoys all aspects of General Practice and is happy to see anyone with any problem.

Emile speaks fluent Afrikaans.

Dr. Christine Boeke

Dr Christine Boeke trained in the UK. She graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1997. She spent time in hospitals and General Practice in the UK, Australia and South Africa. She and her family moved to Buderim in 2008. She has worked in General Practice on the Sunshine Coast since then.

Christine is happy to see all aspects of General Practice but she has special interests in Family Planning, antenatal care, child health and women’s health.

Christine is married to Rob and has three children, Keira, Ava and Olivia. In her spare time she enjoys walking, camping and spending time with her family.

Dr. Alison Cunningham

Dr. Alison Cunningham was born in Queensland. She studied at the University of Queensland graduating in 1988 with MBBS.

After graduation Alison worked in various areas of medicine including Accident and Emergency, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paediatrics and Anaesthetics. 

Alison then undertook her General Practice training and attained her Fellowship of The Royal College of General Practitioners in 1995.

Since then Alison has worked in a variety of general practices in New South Wales and Victoria. Alison relocated back to the Sunshine Coast in 2006.

Alison enjoys all forms of General Practice. She has a particular interest in Paediatric Medicine and Allergic Medicine, encompassing all forms of allergic illness including food allergy and intolerances.

Alison has completed a Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases through the University of Western Sydney. She works closely with the allergy specialists in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Alison has two daughters, Madeline and Georgina. She enjoys walking, gardening and music.

Dr. Casey Nissen

Casey studied medicine at the University of Queensland qualifying in 2013 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and a Bachelor of Science.

Casey also has a Diploma of Child Health.

Casey is currently a GP registrar in her second year. She is interested in all aspects of general practice.

 

Karen Gunson

Practice Manager

Karen is practice manager at Ocean Family Medicine and has recently completed a Certificate IV in Professional Practice Management.  Prior to this Karen was a registered nurse specialising in oncology/haematology nursing and more recently worked as an infusion nurse for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis patients.

Karen is married with twin boys.  She enjoys keeping fit, reading, bush-walking, cycling and travelling.