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Our Staff

Dr Rebecca Barnes
MBBS (London)

Mental health, preventive medicine, ante-natal care, health information management and information technology, and pandemic planning.

Dr Rebecca Barnes graduated from St Georges University in London in 1989 before migrating to Australia in 1991.

Dr Judy Hesse
MBBS (Hons) Dip RACOG

Dr Judy Hesse brings to Better health on Buderim her own unique style, a wealth of knowledge, and over 30 years experience. “Dr Judy” is energetic and passionate about caring for the health of the whole person. She enjoys providing quality care to all her patients.

An accomplished Sydney University graduate, she completed her training at Royal North Shore Hospital and both Children’s Hospitals before embarking on family practice in the north western suburbs of Sydney. She has also completed a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr Judy has raised and schooled her 2 children on the Sunshine Coast.

Dr Jonathan Harper

BMedSci, BMBS, MRCPsych, MRCGP, FRACGP

Dr Harper graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1999. He then spent some time working in hospitals in Australia, before returning to the UK to complete his General Practice training in London. He permanently migrated to Australia in April 2008.

Dr Harper has a broad range of clinical interests including diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and child health.

Dr Harper also has an interest in improving patients’ access to quality healthcare. He has been involved with various local committees and organisations to help improve the integration of services between the hospitals, general practices and other community health services.

Nicola
Practice Manager

Nicola has worked in the medical industry for 9 years. Nicola has a Diploma in Practice Management and is also a member of the AAPM. Nicola has lived at the Sunshine Coast since 2011, is married to Fraser and has two adult children, Jayden and Alexandria. Nicola joined the team at Better Health on Buderim in June 2015. In her spare time, Nicola enjoys going to the movies, reading and gardening.

Vroni
Medical Receptionist

A Mother of twin girls and a grandmother “Oma” of 4 beautiful grandchildren, Vroni Loves the Sunshine Coast with its Carefree Lifestyle, enjoys the outdoors, especially walking on the Beach. Her other interest are Photography, Reading, Cooking and Crafts.

Àine
Registered Nurse

Áine (pronounced “Onya”) is a Registered Nurse with many years of experience in community nursing and haemodialysis nursing. She has qualifications in nephrology nursing and continence management, and is BHOB’s Chronic Disease Management Nurse. Áine has lived in Victoria, WA and the Northern Territory, but has come to call the Sunshine Coast home, having lived here with her family for over six years.

Dr Neil Cradick

Bmed Sci BM BS (Nottingham UK), MRCGP, AMCc, FRACGP

Neil is a family doctor living on the sunshine coast since 2001. His work interests include best practice medicine and mental health. Orginally from Wales, he has 3 children and enjoys running and making pizza.

Dr Kimberly Harper

I have been a GP for 10 years, working on the Gold Coast, Uk, then the Sunshine Coast since 2008. I enjoy women’s health, care of older patients, Cardiology, and the variety that general practice brings. I live in Buderim and love the community spirit here, and hope I can contribute to it by working here.

Outside of work I enjoying running, reading, and spending time with my husband and children.

Dr Warren Heywood

Warren was born in the UK and graduated from Cardiff, South Wales in 1991. Having attained membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners, he came to work in Queensland for a year in 1996. He then settled back in Cardiff, where he worked in his own practice for 17 years, becoming a GP trainer, honorary teacher and senior partner. The appeal of Australia was always there and having met and married an Australian, he has now emigrated here permanently.

Kylie
Medical Receptionist

Kylie has always had an interest in the medical field. She has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 2009. Her interests include Netball, reading, photography and the great outdoors. Kylie completed her Cert 3 in Business Administration Medical in 2015.

Emma
Medical Receptionist

I am married with two children and moved from the UK with my husband in 2007. As a family we love the great weather and all the outdoor activities the Sunshine coast has to offer.

Renee
Registered Nurse

I completed my nursing degree in 2010 through Charles Darwin University, and have an interest in community nursing and immunisations. I am married to Brad and enjoy family time camping, water sports, with my three sons.

Our Staff

Dr Rebecca Barnes

MBBS (London)

Dr Neil Cradick

Bmed Sci BM BS, MRCGP, AMCc, FRACGP

Dr Judy Hesse

MBBS (Hons) Dip RACOG

Dr Jonathan Harper

BMedSci, BMBS, MRCPsych, MRCGP, FRACGP

Dr Kimberly Harper

Dr Warren Heywood

Nicola

Practice Manager

Vroni

Medical Receptionist

Kylie

Medical Receptionist

Emma

Medical Receptionist

Renee

Registered Nurse

Àine

Registered Nurse