Doctors at Goodwin Drive

Dr. Laleh Andalib

MD

Dr. Andalib completed her medicine studies in 2008 and since this time has worked in both Iran and Australia. Laleh enjoys most aspects of General Practice and participates in regular ongoing education, allowing her to provide high quality care to her patients. She has special interests in Women’s Health and Paediatrics and has a deep philosophy of kindness and of personal growth.

When not at work, Laleh enjoys spending time outdoors and keeping active. She is an animal lover, and enjoys travel, meditation, reading and movies. Laleh joined the Goodwin drive Family Medical Practice staff in March 2023, and is already a valued member of the GDFMC team and the community.

Dr Andalib speaks English and Farsi (Persian).

Dr. Nafiza Nisha

MBBS

Nafiza Nisha is originally from Fiji and completed her MBBS in 2012.

She brings a wealth of experience and has spent the last seven (7) years practicing as a doctor in Australia.  Nafiza has held Emergency resident and registrar positions at Hospitals in Queensland (Logan & Rockhampton), Regional NSW (Griffith), Victoria (Horsham), South Australia (Port Augusta) and Tasmania (Hobart).

She has been at Goodwin Drive Family Medical Centre for two years and has intentions to stay long-term. Nafiza now calls Bribie home and lives on the Island with her husband (who is a Dentist on Bribie Island) and two young children.

Nafiza has interests in urgent care medicine and all aspects of general practice particularly women’s health, obstetrics, mental health, paediatrics and chronic diseases.

Outside of work she is a busy mum of two and she loves being outdoors.

Dr. Mankirat Singh

MBBS

Dr Mankirat Singh completed his MBBS at the University of Queensland in 2015 and his intership at Townsville Hospital.

He has worked at regional Emergency Departments at various locations in Australia including Gosford Hospital, Warragul, Traralgon and Ballarat Hospital.  Dr Singh has also worked at a GP in the top end (Darwin).

He has an interest in urgent care medicine and general practice and is passionate about providing high quality evidence based medical care.

Outside of work, Mankirat enjoys sports, hiking, camping and enjoying life to the fullest.

Dr. Parul Christian

MBBS

Dr Parul Christian is a clinician with MBBS, Specialist medical qualifications (Ophthalmology) & Diploma in child health with many years of hospital clinical experience and working in private practice both overseas and in Australia. She is an academic, medical educator and OSCE examiner for the Medicine/MD program, UQ School of Medicine since 2010. She is also actively involved as a clinician-scientist since 2010 with research degree qualifications of MPhil & Clinical PhD and scholarly research work published in many specialty medical journals and presented at national & international conferences. While working in various tertiary and trauma hospitals across NSW and QLD health., Dr Christian has gained experience in various clinical areas such as General medicine, Emergency medicine, Intensive care, Cardiology, Plastics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry.

Dr Christian has a special interest in Child’s health and Skin Cancer medicine including surgical excision. She is also interested in Women’s health inc. antenatal care, chronic disease management and preventive medicine. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time with friends and family.

Dr. Lucy Ong-Garza

MD

Dr Lucy commenced at Goodwin Drive Family Medical Centre in January 2023.

She graduated from Saint Louis University in the Philippines and worked as a Certified Family Physician in the Philippines and as a General Practitioner in Taiwan for 10 years.  Dr Lucy has been a registered Medical Practitioner in Australia since 2006.

She enjoys the variety of medical cases and versatility of medical management from General Medicine, Children’s Health/Paediatrics, Women’s Health, Maternity Care, Aged Care, minor trauma and surgery.

Apart from English, she is well versed in Mandarin, Hokkien and Tagalog.

Dr. Leo Blanco

MBBS, FRACGP, Cert of Skin Cancer

Dr. Blanco has been practising medicine for over 30 years and worked in three different continents. He graduated from the University of Havana, Cuba in 1988. His first experience as a doctor was at the Livingstone General Hospital in the Republic of Zambia where he spent two years in the hospital setting with a very busy Emergency Department. This is where he gained the experience needed to prepare him for a career in General Practice. Dr. Blanco returned to Cuba in 1990 where he started my training in Family Medicine, which he completed in 1993, before moving to Australia.

He is a true generalist and enjoys all aspects of General Practice. “I love my job as a family doctor and working with the whole family. I also have a particular passion for aged care”.

Dr. Blanco’s areas of interest are:

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension
  • Lifestyle management
  • Men’s health
  • Skin Medicine/Dermatology
  • Paediatric and Age care.

Dr. Kenneth Stark

MBBS, LLB(Hons), FRACGP

Dr Stark has been a GP for over 30 years, graduating from the University of Queensland in 1988. He has practiced medicine in Emerald, Clermont, Tully and Townsville. Dr Stark enjoys providing a holistic approach to medicine; he enjoys all aspects of general practice, with special interests in:

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic airway disease
  • Cardio vascular disorder
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Mediolegal

Dr Stark is a very experienced medical practitioner who we are glad to welcome as a member of our Goodwin Drive Family Medical Centre team, and also as a member of the Bribie Island community.

New Doctors Starting Soon

We are always looking to welcome new doctors to our Goodwin Drive Family Medical Centre and Bribie MediPlus families within the Bribie Island community. Be sure to watch this space in 2024.