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In-Clinic Consultations

You can still see your regular doctor at your Eastbrooke clinic. We have implemented special infection control and social distancing procedures to keep you and others safe. All appointments booked online at Eastbrooke will be in-clinic consultations.

IMPORTANT: If you have flu-like symptoms, we ask that you call the clinic so that we can prepare for your arrival.

CALL (07) 4434 5000

Telehealth

To book a Telehealth consultation with your doctor you must call the clinic directly.

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New patients are always welcome at our Townsville location, but we are unable to book you in online. Please call our friendly reception team on (07) 4434 5000 to make your first appointment.

86 Thuringowa Drive, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817
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13 55 66
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(07) 4434 5099
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General enquiries only, no medical information or bookings accepted

Centre Hours

Monday - Friday
8.00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday & Public Holidays
Closed

Flu Vaccinations

Protect yourself from flu throughout winter and at the peak of flu season. Call your clinic to book your flu vaccination.

CURRENT VACCINATION UPDATE (18/09/2020)
Government Adults & Children: In Stock
Seniors Over 65 Years: In Stock

Keep an eye out for this and other important health updates via email. Updates are also posted on our clinic Facebook page.


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Eastbrooke Family Clinic Townsville

Delivering You Quality Healthcare as we Take Steps Towards a New Normal 

As restrictions ease, we are able to deliver you more and more services in-clinic. We urge any patients who have avoided their regular GP visit or postponed scheduled testing to make your health a priority and attend to your important healthcare needs. With the adoption of new social distancing measures and additional infection control procedures, health experts at Eastbrooke continue to provide quality healthcare for patients.

Important information you need to know:

  1. Changes to Online Booking – Commencing October 2020, all appointments booked online at Eastbrooke will be in-clinic consultations.
  2. It is safe to visit your clinic for a face-to-face consultation. We ask that you wear a face-covering – We have implemented additional infection control and social distancing measures to keep you, other patients, our staff, and doctors safe.
  3. Telehealth services are still available – Telehealth is still available to you as a convenient alternative; all bookings are to be made by calling the clinic. Out of pocket private fees may apply at the discretion of the doctor.
  4. You should not ignore your regular health needs – Avoiding regular healthcare appointments, testing and check-ups can be dangerous and have long-term health implications. Make sure you attend your appointments.
  5. Your Doctor is not too busy to see you – Eastbrooke has resources and updated processes to help support your GP to deliver care to you. Your health continues to be our number 1 priority!

For more information on COVID-19, including testing, visit www.health.gov.au or call the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080

If you require URGENT medical attention, call 000 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.


About us

The Eastbrooke Family Clinic Townsville is a family-friendly medical centre in Thuringowa Central. Our team of doctors, GPs and professional medical staff offer comprehensive, quality health care to patients across Townsville, including Thuringowa, Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Kirwan and the surrounding areas.

This modern mixed billing medical centre is open 6 days a week and with plenty of on-site parking and pharmacy.

The Eastbrooke Health Hub provides the community with a diverse range of medical, health and wellness services. At the health hub, you’ll find doctors and specialists providing a holistic range of medical and wellness services right in the centre of Thuringowa, working together to improve the lives of the Townsville community, from Aitkenvale to Cranbrook and Kirwan.

At the Health Hub, you can find doctors, health practitioners and the following services:

  • GP consultations
  • Specialist consultations
  • Vein treatments and sclerotherapy
  • Treatment rooms
  • Pathology
  • Psychologist Services
  • NDIS therapy
  • North Queensland physiotherapy centre
  • Pilates
  • Phoenix Podiatry
  • Hypnotherapy
  • St Johns Ambulance – Community Transport and first aid training
  • HealthCare Australia
  • Healthy Mind Hypnotherapy
  • Educating kids Children’s Centre
  • Hudsons Coffee
  • Anytime fitness – Closed until further notice
  • Library

There’s also a daycare centre, community library and an onsite café, so there’s plenty to do before you speak to your doctor, or when waiting for your medical appointment. Anytime Fitness is currently closed until further notice.

Bulk billing is available to our patients from Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Kirwan, Thuringowa and Townsville for some services, at your doctor’s discretion. Be sure to ask your doctor about bulk-billing at the start of your consultation. For more details, please refer to the Patient Information Sheet.

Our Centre’s medical team is passionate about community health care

Our Medical Centre consists of a team of registered nursing staff and doctors, including many General Practitioners (GP’s) who have a wide spectrum of special interests and a dedication to the values of patient-centred care.

The centre also provides specialised medical clinics including a Women’s Clinic, Travel Clinic and Diabetes Clinic. Also available are Work, Health and Safety services including pre-employment medical checks, work cover and return to work programs. Dr Erik Lai offers vein services including management of spider veins and varicose veins using ultrasound-guided injections for larger veins and microsclerotherapy for spider veins.

Allied Health services are also available including NDIS Therapy and Respite, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Psychology services and a Hand, Wrist and Arm clinic.

The Eastbrooke Family Clinic Townsville acknowledges the traditional owners of the land, the people of the Bindal and Wulgurukaba nation, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities it serves.

Bookings and Appointments

Book an appointment now via our online booking system, or alternatively call the clinic direct on (07) 4434 5000 and speak to our friendly staff members.

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After Hours Emergency

For URGENT medical attention, patients should ring ‘000’ immediately, or present to the Emergency Department.

If it is not an emergency please call the after-hours GP Service on 13 55 66

Please note that our Eastbrooke Family Clinic Townsville is a mixed billing centre, please refer to the Patient Information Sheet to view our fee structure.

Pensioners, Concession Care Card holders and children under 16 may be bulk billed at the discretion of the doctor. Please ask your doctor at the beginning of your consultation.

Level C. Immunisations for children will be BULK BILLED in accordance with the current Australian Immunisation Schedule.

Both visiting and local Veterans Affairs cardholders from Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Kirwan and Thuringowa, will not be charged for seeing one of our doctors as they are bulk billed, so please present your card on arrival for your visit.

In-Clinic Consultations

You can still see your regular doctor at your Eastbrooke clinic. We have implemented special infection control and social distancing procedures to keep you and others safe. All appointments booked online at Eastbrooke will be in-clinic consultations.

IMPORTANT: If you have flu-like symptoms, we ask that you call the clinic so that we can prepare for your arrival.

BOOK ONLINE

Telehealth

To book a Telehealth consultation with your doctor you must call the clinic directly.

CALL (07) 4434 5000

New patients are always welcome at our Townsville location, but we are unable to book you in online. Please call our friendly reception team on (07) 4434 5000 to make your first appointment.

Meet the Doctors

Dr Manjit Singh - Eastbrooke Townsville

Dr Manjit Singh

Dr Manjit Singh graduated from Patiala Medical School in India and obtained a Physician’s post-graduate degree in Cardiology from the Pune University in India. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and enjoys teaching – he is a GP examiner and GP Registrar Supervisor.

Speciality General Practitioner Credentials MBBS, MD (Med), DM (Cardiology) FRACGP Languages Hindi and Punjabi and can understand Nepali, Urdu and Arabic Special Interests Cardiology, Endocrine, Skin Checks, Travel Medicine, Men’s and Children’s Health
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Dr Manjit Singh

Dr Loraine Ellis

Dr Loraine Ellis obtained her post graduate MBBS at the University of Queensland. She undertook specialist qualifications in general practice and gained Fellowship in 2007, undertaking her internship and residency at The Townsville Hospital. Dr Ellis also has Science degree majoring in Biochemistry, was an enrolled and registered nurse, and gained her midwifery registration at Cairns Base Hospital and Child Health in Brisbane. She has worked rurally in Mareeba and Ireland.

Speciality General Practitioner Credentials Ellis Bsc, MBBS, FRACGP Languages English Special Interests Chronic Illness, Skin Cancers, Men’s and Women’s Health, Mental Health, Second Opinions

Mon 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tue 1pm – 4pm
Wed 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thu 8:30am – 5:30pm
Fri 8.45am – 1pm

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Dr Loraine Ellis

Dr M. Muniruzzaman (Dr Zaman)

Dr Mohammed Muniruzzaman (Dr Zaman) has joined Eastbrooke Family Clinic Townsville.

He graduated in 1992 from Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh. After that he obtained a Masters of Family Medicine (M.FAM.MED) in 2002 from The University of The Free State, South Africa. In 2008 he became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Muniruzzaman obtained a qualification from the University of Queensland to do Primary Skin Cancer Surgery. He does skin checks, skin cancer procedures and all other minor surgery.

He has consistently provided a caring and understanding approach to all aspects of medicine and general practice to all ages and gender.

Speciality General Practitioner Credentials MBBS, M.FAMMED, FRACGP Languages English, Bengali Special Interests Skin Cancer Procedures, Skin Checks, Minor Surgery, Chronic Disease Management

Mon 8:30am – 1pm
Tue 8:30am – 4:30pm
Wed 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thu 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fri Off

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Dr M. Muniruzzaman (Dr Zaman)

Dr Erik Lai

Dr Erik Lai has a post graduate certificate from the Australian Skin Cancer Society. He has undergone further training to manage all types of complicated skin cancers from diagnosis, treatment and follow up. He can use digital photography as well as dermoscopy to follow up and manage lesions that do not need immediate excisions. This allows for the differentiation of benign and malignant lesions without the need for unnecessary biopsies.
He has also completed extra training through the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine that allows him to offer botulinum toxin injections to manage fine lines and wrinkles. He can offer light based skin therapies for skin rejuvenation, treating fine lines, pigmentation and small vessels in the skin that develop with time. Light based therapy can also be used in the management of active acne.
Dr Erik Lai is a member of the College of Phlebology and can manage varicose veins and spider veins non-surgically, by injection therapy. There is no surgery, no hospital admission and no down time with this procedure. He can use ultrasound guided injections for larger veins and microsclerotherapy for spider veins.

Speciality General Practitioner Credentials MBBCH, FRACGP FACRRM, Diploma Sclerotherapy (ACP), Diploma Skin Cancer Management (ASCM and SCSA) Languages English and Afrikaans Special Interests Skin Cancer, Phlebology (Veins), Wrinkle Injections

Dr Lai is accepting new patients. Please contact reception on 4434 5000 to make an appointment

Mon: 8am – 4pm
Tue: 8am – 4pm
Wed: 8am – 4pm
Thu: 8am – 4pm
Fri: 8am – 12:30pm

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Dr Erik Lai

Dr Claire Poolman

Dr Claire Poolman graduated in 1995 in South Africa. She has completed a Diploma of Dermatology with the Australian Institute of Dermatology and can assist with your skin complaints.
She has a Masters in Women’s Health Issues and can manage women’s health and related issues.

Speciality General Practitioner Credentials MB Bch, FRACGP, FACRRM, Grad Cert Gen Practice, Masters Health Studies (Women’s Health), UQ Diploma Dermatology Languages English and Afrikaans Special Interests Women’s Health, Mental Health

Mon 9am – 2:30pm
Tue 9am – 2:30pm
Wed Off
Thu 9am – 2:30pm
Fri 9am – 2:30pm

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Dr Claire Poolman

Dr Wai-Keung Lee

Dr Lee was born in Australia, completed his medical training at Townsville JCU, and completed his GP training in North Queensland in 2013.  He has been working locally since in GP practices, as well as Townsville Hospital work, where he has good ties with specialists.

He aims to empower patients to care for their own health.  He enjoys seeing for all types of patients, from babies to the elders of our society, and will happily see patients who transfer to residential aged care facilities.

Outside work he enjoys music, travel, books and hunting for illusive sleep with his kids about.

Dr Lee is available for appointments on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Speciality General Practitioner Credentials MBBS, FRACGP Languages English Special Interests Mental Health, Skin Checks, Chronic Health and Wound Management, Childhood Development, Palliative Care.
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Dr Wai-Keung Lee
Dr Kalpana Singh - Eastbrooke Townsville

Dr Kalpana Singh

Dr Kalpana Singh graduated from the SN Medical College, Agra University, India in 1977 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists.
She has been practicing in Townsville since 2000 and offers Mirena removal /insertion, Colposcopy, Endometrial biopsy & Genital skin biopsies.

Speciality Women’s Health, Sexual Health Credentials MBBS, DGO, MS, FRANZCOG, B.Sc, M H Sc (SH) Languages Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi Special Interests Women’s Health, Sexual Health, Genital Dermatology, Travel Medicine and Pain Medicine.
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Dr Kalpana Singh

Meet the Allied Health Providers

Ignition Psychology Group

Based in Thuringowa, Ignition Psychology Group houses a number of counselling and consultancy practices that each provide specialised psychological services to the Townsville community.  Psychologists and the co-founders of Ignition, Wendy Arnold and Dr Jane Caffery, who have worked in their own private practices since 2008 have established Ignition Psychology Group within Eastbrooke’s specialised hub to allow psychologists to develop their own businesses in this fantastic accessible and central location for the benefit of the community.  Psychologists offer NDIS, Medicare and private health rebates where applicable. Therapies include CBT, psychotherapy, neurofeedback, EMDR, BWRT and hypnosis.

Speciality Psychology Credentials Languages English Special Interests
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Ignition Psychology Group

North Queensland Physiotherapy Centre

North Queensland Physiotherapy Centre has been operating for over 20 years, based in Townsville, North Queensland. Our team of nine Physiotherapists pride themselves in offering a ‘hands-on’ approach, personalised level of expertise and an active rehabilitation approach, using a wide range of drug-free techniques to relieve pain, restore movement and prevent further problems. Our team treat people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing.

Speciality Physiotherapy Credentials Languages English Special Interests
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North Queensland Physiotherapy Centre

Phoenix Podiatry

Phoenix Podiatry is a family-friendly podiatry centre, based from Thuringowa Central at the Eastbrooke Health Hub. Services include Chronic Disease Care, Sports Medicine, Orthotics, Insoles and Children’s Feet Problems.

For an appointment call: 0474 166 886  or email: phoenixpodiatry@yahoo.com.au

Speciality Podiatry Credentials Languages English Special Interests
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