Dr Devendra Kawol
MBBS MRCGP FRACGP DRCOG DFSRH MSc Diabetes
Dr Dev Kawol is a UK trained GP who moved to Queensland in August 2010. He has vast experience from overseas, mainly London and all over the UK. His special interests are men’s, women’s and children’s health. He also has special expertise in Sexual Health and Family planning (contraception and IUD insertions like Mirena).
After moving to Australia, he gained further qualifications in Indigenous health as well as Skin Cancer medicine and surgery. He recently completed a Master’s Degree in Diabetes which has helped improved diabetes care in numerous patients of Dr Dev’s, with many other doctors referring their patients to him. He is also one of the contributors for Type 2 Diabetes guidelines in RACGP. Furthermore, he takes a very keen interest in attending seminars and courses regularly to keep himself up to date with the latest evidence-based medicine. His consultation style is quite open and interactive, and he gives patient choices about their treatment.
Dr Dev has a lovely wife and two delightful daughters attending primary school. The entire family loves the lifestyle here. Dr Dev has been a keystone in the successful establishment of Jimboomba Pharmacy Medical Centre.
Dr Snya Chadha
MBBS MS(ENT) FRACGP
Dr Snya Chadha jointly owns the practice as a partner. Her passion for learning and teaching is reflected in her roles of an RACGP examiner and a tutor for GP Academy of Australia. She is also a supervisor for GPTQ to train the registrars working towards fellowship.
Dr Snya had seventeen years of work experience before joining this practice in 2015. She has the experience of handling high work loads and is highly skilled in her skin cancer work. Her past surgical experience as an ENT surgeon gives her a very confident approach to all General Practice procedures. She works full time and most weekends as well. She obtained her degree of MBBS from India in 1997 and pursued her career in general practice for five years after that. Between 2002 to 2008 she did a Masters degree in ENT. She has worked on academic publications, research and thesis work on allergic rhinitis, asthma, snoring, sleep apnoea, hearing loss and tinnitus during this time. Her other special interests besides ENT diseases are the issues of Women’s health, Child health, and Psychiatry. She has completed a training in IUDs and Termination of Pregnancies in India. She does Iron infusions, Mirena insertions and Stitching of Split Ears in the practice.
Dr Snya is happily married with a loving family and two grown up children, both studying medicine in Queensland. She loves the warmth of the sunshine state, and the friendly people of Jimboomba.
Dr Manas Gupta
Dr Manas Gupta has been a practicing GP at Jimboomba Pharmacy Medical Centre since February 2020. He has 30 years of medical experience, originally being an Orthopedic surgeon trained in a renowned institute in India. He has worked as specialist Orthopedic consultant in Mumbai, India. Further, he gained surgical experience in Singapore for three years. He also trained under Professor Betz in Germany for Motorized limb lengthening.
Dr Gupta came to Australia in 2003 and worked in various hospitals in Queensland and gained extensive medical and surgical skills. He has worked as a senior medical officer in Gold coast University Hospital from 2012-2014 and was involved in the teaching of junior doctors.
Dr Gupta is a specialized surgeon who strives to become GP with a special interest in Musculoskeletal conditions. His special interest are but not limited to arthritis, chronic back pain, joint injections, skin excision, pain management weight reduction and general surgical & medical conditions. He is committed to providing individualized, expert and compassionate care to his patients in a warm and friendly environment.
Dr Gupta is happily married enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and photographing in his free time. His wife is a specialist Gynaecologist practicing in Brisbane and his son is studying in middle school.
With a wealth of knowledge and caring nature, Dr Gupta can assist you with your concerns. He is also more than happy to see Hindi and Urdu speaking patients.
Dr Sijo Samuel MBChB
Dr Sijo Samuel joined Jimboomba Pharmacy Medical Centre in January 2020. Sijo is undergoing his GP Training through GPTQ and will be working at our practice as a GP Registrar. Dr Sijo is enthusiastic about all areas of general medicine. He provides consultations for patients of all ages and conditions. His special interest include skin conditions and children’s health.
Apart from being a GP, Dr Sijo is a proud husband and father of two daughters, he also enjoys exercising, fishing and most things outdoors.
Dr Samanta Samajder
Dr Samanta Samajder completed her medical degree in 2011. Post internship, she has been working at Ipswich hospital for the past 3 years, gaining significant experience from seeing a variety of patients. She has also completed her Diploma in Child Health and is currently undergoing her GP training through GPTQ. Her enjoyment of a wide variety of medical subspecialties, plus her genuine passion of forming strong therapeutic relationships with people, prompted her to seek a career in General Practice.
She is interested in all aspects of general practice including Medicine, Women and children’s health, Skin cancers and Mental health, along with a special interest in chronic disease management.
She is fluent in English, Bengali and Hindi.
Dr Samanta is also a mother of 4-year-old and enjoys spending time with family and going out.
Dr Sagir Parkar (Psychiatrist) MBBS, DCP, FRANZCP
Dr Sagir Parkar is a Queensland-trained Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He is experienced in assessing and treating patients with Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorders, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, and has a special interest in Neuropsychiatry.
He brings an empathic approach in his interaction and individually tailors management plans according to each person’s unique set of circumstances and needs. He places a high level of importance on recovery and incorporates relevant non-pharmacological options in the treatment plan. Dr Parkar is also a Senior Lecturer with University of Queensland and Griffith University and is actively involved in teaching medical students at both Universities.
Dr Rachana Dahiya (Paediatrician/ Paediatric Endocrinologist) BSc (Hons), MBBS PRACP PhD
Dr Rachana Dahiya is a general paediatrician and paediatric endocrinologist who graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000. She did her paediatric training in Brisbane at Royal Children’s Hospital and Mater Children’s Hospital and throughout Queensland and has over 15 years experience in treating newborns to adolescents.
In addition, she undertook a fellowship in paediatric endocrinology and spent 2 years in Cleveland, Ohio, USA to enhance her clinical and research skills. She completed a PhD on interventions in childhood obesity which she has presented internationally. Her areas of interest include all endocrine disorders such as type 1 and 2 diabetes, problems with growth, pituitary or hypothalamic disorders, thyroid disease, growth, bone disease and pubertal disorders. As a mother of two boys, she knows the importance of good quality paediatric care and endeavours to provide that for her patients.
Dr Lee Ong (Surgeon) MBBS FRACS
Dr. Lee Ong obtained his MBBS from Monash University, Melbourne, and his FRACS in General Surgery after training in Darwin, Far North Queensland and Brisbane. He spent a further 2 years subspecialising at the Oncoplastic Surgical Breast Unit at Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
At Jimboomba Pharmacy Medical Centre, Dr. Lee Ong consults for a wide range of general surgical conditions such as rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids, hernias, gall bladder issues, emergency surgeries and checking for suspicious lesions, lumps and bumps. In-house he performs vasectomies, circumcisions and the removal of skin lesions.
Additionally Dr. Lee Ong consults for breast-related issues such as oversized breasts, which cause back, neck and shoulder pains, mastitis, breast cancer and related post-op reconstruction. He also performs gynaecomastia surgery for men who desire a manlier chest.
If you have any surgical concerns, please book in to discuss with him. Dr. Lee Ong is ever willing to help where he can.
Cassandra (Registered Nurse)
Cassandra joined the team in March 2020. She is a very capable nurse and her friendly face is a great addition to our nursing team. She has become a patient favourite in no time and is exceptionally great with children.
Deep (Registered Nurse)
Deep has been a registered nurse for over 10 years. She has had a varied experience in teaching and research in India. Since registering with AHPRA in early 2018, she has combined her love of general practice with aged care. She finds it a privilege to care for patients of all age groups. She has a special interest in immunisation as being a nurse immuniser and wound dressing. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family.
ALLIED HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
Dietitian – Natasha McGregor (Mondays & Thursdays)
Podiatrist – Linda Hoo (Tuesdays & Saturdays)
Exercise Physiologist – Marianna Campbell (Wednesdays)
Audiologist – Bloom Hearing (Fridays)
Diana has many years of experience in customer care and is helping the business thrive. Her role is to facilitate the smooth running of the practice and manage routine patients requests.
Kay, Tracey, Aramie, Brittany, Seerat, Shambhavi