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Staff Changes

We wish to advise our patients that Dr Natalie Fonda is leaving our practice to further her medical career in Melbourne.  Nat will be finishing at Christmas and we wish her all the best for her future. She has been a highly respected addition to our practice and will be sorely missed.

We would like to welcome our new doctor – Dr Alexandra (Ali) Gehrmann (MBBS, BSc, DRANZCOG) to GPCare. 

Ali completed her medical training at the University of Qld in 2014. She has spent the last 5 years working on the Sunshine Coast across a number of different hospitals and specialties. She enjoys all aspects of general practice from antenatal care to geriatric medicine. Outside of work, Ali enjoys surfing, travel and art.

Ali will be joining our team on 20th January 2020.


Due to reduced payments from Medicare and the increased costs of running a medical practice it has become necessary to implement changes to our fees and billing practices.


From 1st January 2020, the Medicare bulk-billing incentive is reducing significantly and our practice will no longer be able to accept the Medicare rebate as full payment regardless of a patient's age, pension or health care card status. Patients will now be required to pay in full for their consultation on the day of their appointment and will receive their Medicare rebate directly into their nominated bank account. Unfortunately, we can no longer routinely "bulk bill" patients.


From 1st January 2020 our fees will be as follows (if on moblie view in landscape mode):

Pensioners & Concession

Card Holders                                       Fee                              Medicare Rebate    

Standard Consultation                          $50                             $38.20


Long Consultation                                 $90                             $73.95           


Mental Health Care Plan               $110                      $92.50

Review of Mental Health Plan       $90                        $72.85


Private Patients                                  Fee                              Medicare Rebate

Standard Consultation                         $75                             $38.20


Long Consultation                                $130                           $73.95           


Mental Health Care Plan             $142.50                 $92.50

Review of Mental Health Plan    $122.85                  $72.85


GPCare Kenilworth, Open Mon, Wed and Fri

GPCare has a second location at 7A Elizabeth St Kenilworth. The Kenilworth community had been without a doctor for almost 2 years when Dr Siobhan MacDonald decided that she would provide this much needed service for the community. Siobhan continues to practice at GPCare Maroochydore 2 days per week.

Contact details for Kenilworth Surgery

Phone: 5472 3914   Fax: 5472 3916

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