Dr Roger Halliwell MBChB, BHB, FRACGP, Dip A&E Med, MBA, GAICD
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Dr Halliwell is an experienced GP who has worked on the Gold Coast since 1996. He graduated from the University of Auckland in 1987 and completed his formal training as a GP in in 1995. After a year working in London he and his wife moved to the Gold Coast and in 1997 completed the exam and assessment process to become a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
His clinical interests are in managing patients with complex or chronic health conditions, and in the co-management of patients with a significant cancer diagnosis. He also has a special interest in skin cancer medicine/surgery with more than 20 years of experience in this field.
For many years Dr Halliwell has been involved in the teaching of GP registrars mentoring 18 to full fellowship.
Outside his clinical work, Roger is a director of two significant not-for-profit organisations that provides innovative health care solutions for patients who require additional support beyond the traditional models of care, see CheckUP and Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) formerly Healthy GC.
Dr Judd McClelland has unfortunately left Skin HQ to take up his required 3 years of country service, we wish him good luck and will miss him.
Nicky has over 18 years experience in administration within the medical services sector. She joined the team at Skin HQ in 2004 as a receptionist and progressed to head receptionist prior to being appointed as Skin HQ's practice manager in 2013.
Nicky graduated with a Diploma of Practice Management from the University of New England and has also completed the Wesley Advanced Medical Receptionist Course.
Nicky performs a myriad of different day-to-day tasks that are required to keep the Skin HQ office humming along smoothly. She regularly attends numerous health industry seminars and workshops to maintain the highest standards of customer service and administrative excellence.
Nicky considers the patients and staff of the Skin HQ medical practice as part of her family. She thrives on the camaraderie at Skin HQ and has immense pride in her work.
When not working Nicky enjoys her time with her family including husband of 21 years Matt and their three children and one adorable grandchild.
Kim Starr - BN, RN
Kim Starr has worked as a registered nurse since graduating from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1993. She began her career working with children doing developmental assessments before taking on advanced clinical roles in aged care following her move to Queensland. A transition into general practice nursing has allowed Kim to focus on chronic disease management, care planning, and health assessments for all ages, as well as travel health. She has completed further studies to become a Workplace Health & Safety Officer, Workplace Assessor & Trainer, Continence Assessment Officer, and Nurse Immuniser. Kim has a special interest in providing cosmetic skin treatments, and has undertaken further training in IPL (intense pulsed light) and laser therapies.
Margie Goodwin - RN
Margie Goodwin is a registered nurse and midwife. She did her general nursing training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and her midwifery training at the Mater Mothers' Hospital in Brisbane. Margie grew up in Papua New Guinea, and after her training, she spent 20 years in western Queensland working both in hospitals and the in the community as a rural and remote area nurse. Her sea change to the Gold Coast has lead to an interest in travel health and in general practice nursing including working in a skin cancer clinic, which allows her to use her vast experience to provide great care for her patients.
Emily Meikle - BN, RN
Emily Meikle was born and bred on the Gold Coast and graduated from Griffith University Gold Coast with a Bachelor of Nursing in the top 5% of her year.
Health HQ is honoured to have her on our team.
Emily was also selected to undertake the Graduate Nurse Program for Practice Nurses (Gold Coast Medicare Local) which is the first of its kind in Australia. She brings a high level of competence in every area of nursing that she works in at Health HQ. Emily also maintains a link with academia through her position at Griffith University updating and maintaining equipment and technology used to teach student nurses of the future.
Emily Meikle has also discovered a keen interest in wound care management and skin cancer for which the Skin HQ team are very excited.
Marilyn Vickery - BN, RN
Marilyn joins us after completing her Bachelor of Nursing in 2015.
Skin HQ receptionists are Heidi, Dorothy, Leanne and Emma.