Doctors at Goodwin Drive

Dr. Leo Blanco

MBBS, FRACGP, Cert of Skin Cancer

Dr. Blanco has been practising medicine for over 27 years in 3 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.

In 1996 he went back to Africa, this time to South Africa, to a very Remote Rural Area where he was working as a hospital doctor as well as a Community Doctor looking after 6 satellite clinics. During this time he gained a lot of experience in the management of all kind of trauma and Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Blanco has been practicing medicine in Australia for 11 years now. First starting in the Sunshine Coast followed by a number of years in Morayfield where he worked for 5 years. The time that he spent working in Morayfield has given him a very good understanding of the area and its healthcare needs.

Dr. Blanco was initially inspired to do medicine by his father. “He assessed my qualities and suggested I do medicine – I am so grateful for his thoughtful direction and looking back I would not change anything about my career pathway. My motivation and inspiration have always come from him.” Dr. Blanco quotes.

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


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.

Dr. Rina Kennedy


Dr Kennedy graduated from Saint Louis University in 1991 (MD) and completed her medical training between 1993-1996. Dr Kennedy enjoyed running her own practice and consulting in local hospitals from 1997 before moving to beautiful Australia in 2004. Dr Kennedy became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP) in 2010.

Having served the Caboolture and Morayfield community since 2004, Dr Kennedy is looking forward to extending her knowledge and experience to Bribie Island. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, providing holistic care across all areas of family medicine. She is particularly passionate about women health.

Dr Kennedy is currently working part-time with Goodwin Drive Family Medical Centre, balancing work and family life and will enjoy taking in the sea views on her commute.

Special interests:

  • Fertility issues
  • Antenatal shared care
  • Children’s health
  • Preventative health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Complex care needs
  • Women’s health
  • Implanon insertion & removal
  • IUD Removal

Dr. Christian


Dr 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. Amala Bagul


Amala graduated from Bond University in 2015 and spent three years working at the very busy Gold Coast Hospital Emergency Department. Prior to joining Goodwin Drive Family Medical Centre she worked as a first year registrar at Kilcoy Medical Centre.

She enjoys all aspects of medicine and is currently in her final year of GP training. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs and is always on the hunt for new brunch spots.

New Doctors Starting Soon

We are looking to welcoming three new doctors to the Goodwin Drive Family Medical Center family and the Bribie Island community.

Dr. Christian