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.

* Please note that there are many services which do not attract Medicare rebates and that Medicare does not cover the cost of disposable items or special equipment used in treatments.

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

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


Dr Whyatt 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.

Dr Damien Nevin

Dr. Damien Nevin

MBBS (Hons),, FACRRM, DRANZCOG (Advanced)

Dr Damien Nevin has worked most of his career in rural general practice and hospital based work. The last 10 years has been spent mainly in hospitals around country Queensland undertaking emergency, general medicine, adults, children, obstetrics and gynaecology work.

He graduated from the University of Qld in 1979 and has post graduate qualifications in rural medicine, advanced obstetrics, gynaecology and musculoskeletal medicine.

He has broad experience in many aspects of medical practice and is enthusiastic about contributing to the diverse skill set at the Noosa Clinic.

Dr Nevin will be working part time and aims to give to you the high quality care the “Noosa Clinic” is renowned for.

Dr Nevin will follow the Australian Medical Association recommended fee list. Some Chronic Disease and Health Check items will be bulk billed.


Dr Daniel Bothma


Dr Daniel Bothma is a very experienced skin cancer doctor, previously practicing in Sydney for five years following his move from Canada in 2014.

He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology in Clinical Practice through the University of South Wales, as well as a Certificate in Practical Dermoscopy from the Australasian College of Dermatologists, a Diploma in Skin Cancer Surgery and an Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy from the Australasian College of Cutaneous Oncology.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and a Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

He has completed advanced training in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, including advanced flap and graft surgery. Daniel has trained with skin cancer experts, reconstructive and plastic surgeons and continues to attend advanced masterclasses every year to perfect his techniques.

Daniel’s interests include the early detection and treatment of skin cancers, the treatment of childhood and adult eczema and dermatitis, psoriasis, and rosacea. He has expertise in advanced skin cancer surgery, notably flap and graft procedures around the head and neck, and lower legs. Superior cosmetic outcomes from skin cancer surgery is a very important aspect of his technique.

Daniel will begin working with the Noosa Clinic from Tuesday 5th November, 2019.

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.

Julie Hill

Practice Manager

Julie has worked for the Noosa Clinic for 15 years and obtained a Diploma in Practice Management in 2013. She loves her job and the patients and is always willing to have a chat and a hug. Don’t hesitate to ask to see her with any questions, suggestions or feedback.

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.

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.

You’ll always find a warm welcome and a smile at Noosa Clinic.

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” -Dr. Seuss