Meet our friendly, caring team of healthcare professionals and staff

All Noosa Clinic GP’s have undertaken years of specialist GP training.

With many years’ experience in general practice, each GP brings something unique to our clinic through their own special interests.

Our doctors provide a wealth of experience and advice, call our friendly staff to arrange a consultation today.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Deshanu (Desh) Jayasinghe

Dr. Deshanu (Desh) Jayasinghe

MBBS (Qld), FRACGP, Diploma of Dermoscopy (SCCA), Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery (SCCA).

Desh completed his undergraduate medical degree from James Cook University in 2005. He then became a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2011.

Desh soon gained a passion for skin cancer medicine which led to further advanced training in this field. He is accredited with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

Desh is committed to the early detection of skin cancer and as such utilises the Gold Standard of care in skin cancer detection. Fully trained in cross polarised dermoscopic skin examination, dermascopic digital photography and both simple and complex skin cancer surgery.

He is actively involved in teaching with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

Desh is now utilising his skin cancer surgical training, knowledge of head and neck anatomy and uncompromising eye for detail in Cosmetic Medicine. The very personal decision to enhance ones looks could not be in more skilled hands.

Dr. Leisa Andrews

Dr. Leisa Andrews


Completed her medical degree’s at Adelaide University (1999).

After her intern year, she completed a year at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.Leisa’s General Practice Training was completed in Gippsland, Victoria, where she worked for 10 years.

During that time, she had a year travelling in Europe, completed a Graduate Certificate in Medical Acupuncture at Monash University and had 2 children.Her special interests are Medical Acupuncture, Paediatrics and Women’s Health.

Dr. Julie Josey

Please Note: Dr Julie Josey is on extended personal leave.

Dr. Julie Josey


Graduated in 1998, has a diploma in obstetrics and is a Fellow of the RACGP.

Julie has worked previously in far north Queensland and joined the Noosa Clinic in 2007. She has worked in obstetric services at Gympie hospital.

She works part time at Noosa Clinic and has special interest in women’s health and the management of pregnancies through shared care.

Dr. Kathryn Isbel

Dr. Kathryn Isbel


Kathy graduated in 2001 from the University of Queensland.

After hospital experience at The Prince Charles, Caboolture and Redcliffe Hospitals, she moved to General Practice.

Kathy has worked across the Sunshine Coast since 2006. She attained her fellowship of the RACGP in 2007.

Kathy has an interest and experience in all aspects of Family medicine, with special interests in aged care and GP trainee education.

Dr. Joanne Pitkin

Dr. Joanne Pitkin


Graduated in 1995, has a diploma in Child Health and is a Fellow of the RACGP.

Joanne has 15 years experience working in general practice and  enjoys all aspects of General Practice with special interests in Women’s health, Child & Adolescent health, Chronic disease management and Aged Care.

Dr. Pitkin currently works Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr. Rob Tuffley

Dr. Rob Tuffley


Dr Rob Tuffley comes to the Noosa Clinic after 35yrs of General practice in Gympie.

He enjoys all areas of General practice, and has extensive experience, and a wide range of procedural skills and interests including Women’s health, Obstetrics, antenatal and postnatal care, Palliative care, Anaesthetics , Sports and trauma medicine, Paediatrics and Diabetes.

He is on the examining board for the DRANZCOG diploma examination, and is still providing anaesthetic services.

Dr Tuffley has been performing skin cancer surgery (including flaps and grafts) and Vasectomies for over 35 years and has extensive experience in women’s contraceptive procedures.

Outside medicine he enjoys surfing, fishing, golf, music and travel.


Please Note: Dr Phoebe Williams is on extended personal leave.

Dr. Phoebe Williams

BSc, MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma in Child Health

Phoebe completed her medical training at the University of Queensland in 2013 and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ in 2017. She spent her hospital training years across Brisbane before completing her GP training in far North Queensland enjoying her work with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Dr Williams enjoys all areas of General practice and also has completed a Diploma of Child Health.

Dr. Arron Whyatt

Dr. Arron Whyatt


(MBBS, FRACGP) is a caring GP with a twenty-year history of rural and remote medicine, both hospital based and in country general practice. He is experienced in aged care, paediatrics, cardiology and diabetic management. He has also done further training in travel and expedition medicine.

Dr Whyatt is working full-time at Noosa Clinic and will welcome all previous patients and new alike.

Meet Our Nurses & Practice Staff

Our nurses bring a wealth of experience with wound care, immunisations, INR management, diabetes checks and and health management as well as all aspects of general nursing. They work closely with the doctors, and enjoy assisting with surgeries as well.

Please feel free to ask for advice from our nursing staff – between them they have a wealth of knowledge and over 100 years experience.

Kay Stepney

Chronic Disease Management Nurses

Kay is a dedicated and experienced Outreach Nurse.

Kay does Health Assessments and Care Planning which assists with Chronic Disease Management. Her caring and compassionate personality is part of what makes her a valuable part of our team.


Janine Beyer

Chronic Disease Management Nurses

Janine is one of our enthusiastic Health Management Nurses.
Janine is very passionate about Health Coaching (Level 3 Wellness Coaching Aust).
She also facilitates the My Health 4 Life program which is a State Government funded program that offers free 6 month Health Coaching to help people achieve their health goals.
Janine also does Health Assessments for the over 75’s and our 45-49 year olds.

Practice Manager

Julie Hill

Julie is our Practice Manager as well as being the heart and public face of Noosa Clinic.

Reception staff

These obliging, friendly ladies manage appointments, inquiries, accounts and medical information of a non-personal nature. They are the soul of Noosa Clinic and do a wonderful job.

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