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:
MBBS, FRACGP, LLB(Hons)
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:
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 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.
Dr. Keerthy Sen Chavali was born in Dubai,UAE and completed her doctor of medicine (MD) at University of Volgograd, Russia. After finalising her internship at Sassoon Hospital in India, Dr. Chavali with her family moved to Australia in 2012. She worked as a resident medical officer at Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Brisbane.
Dr. Chavali is certified by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is currently in her final year of fellowship with Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
Special interests are:
Outside of work, Dr. Chavali enjoys travelling with her family and has keen interest in art work.
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.