DR WAYNE NORVAL

MBChB B.Sc DipACSCM FRACGP DipSkinCance CertCosmeticMed

Dr Wayne Norval has been Practicing Medicine for more than 24 years. Dr Norval is a Vocationally Registered (Specialist) General Practitioner, and he has his Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Norval is the Practice Principle of Family First Medical Centre and The Graceville Skin Cancer Clinic. Dr Wayne Norval holds his Diploma in Skin Cancer Surgery, and he has his Advanced Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine and Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy obtained through the Skin Cancer College of Australia. He is one of only 2 Doctors in Hervey Bay that are fully accredited by the Skin Cancer College of Australia. Actively working towards completing his Skin Cancer Fellowship Exams Dr Norval is passionate about Skin Cancer Medicine and is fully proficient at completing Comprehensive Skin Cancer Skin Checks with the aid of a Mole Scanner, Biopsies, Skin Cancer Excisions including minor and major skin Grafts and Skin flaps. With additional specialised experience in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine Dr Norval also continues in his 12th year to be an accredited Supervisor for GP Registrars in training and has since 2018 been approved by AHPRA to be a Primary Supervisor to provide level 1 – 4 supervisions for International Medical Graduates. Currently Dr Norval’s books are closed.

Dr Wayne Norval is accepting new patients for Skin Checks, however he will be working primarily from our sister clinic – Graceville Skin Cancer Clinic. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Wayne Norval (Hervey Bay) please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking. If you would like to book with Dr Norval at our sister clinic, Graceville Skin Cancer Clinic are accepting bookings.

DR SARITA GURUNG

MD FRACGP

Dr Sarita Gurung is from Nepal and is one of the mix billing GP’s. She is a GP fellow and has completed her fellowship from RACGP (Royal Australian College of General practitioner). Dr Sarita has her MBBS, obtained her master’s degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and has completed her Master’s in Public Health. Dr Gurung’s special interests are women’s health, preventative health and our skin cancer clinic. Dr Sarita’s is in theatre on Monday’s and Wednesday’s with patients completing Skin Checks and Skin Excisions. Dr Sarita’s current billing structure for GP is bulk billed for patients under 18, pension card holders, health care card holders and DVA. If you don’t have any of those concession cards, private fees will apply. In her spare time, Dr Sarita loves to listen music, watching movies and spending time with her daughters and friends. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Sarita Gurung please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking.

Dr Tapash Saha

MBBS MRCP UK

Dr Tapash Saha is an experienced GP from Bangladesh and is one of the bulk billing doctors. Dr Saha had worked extensively in general medicine, neurology and cardiology for 4 years gaining experience in Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh. He also has obtained his Membership of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom (MRCP UK) in 2014. He is interested in chronic disease management, preventive counselling, men’s health, general medicine, cardiology, and our skin cancer clinic. On Wednesday’s Dr Saha is in theatre with patients completing Skin Checks and Skin Excisions. Tapash is happily married & blessed with two kids. During spare time he enjoys movies, melodious music and travelling. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Tapash Saha please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking.

Dr Daniel Gonzalez

MBBS FRACGP

Dr Daniel Gonzalez relocated to Hervey Bay from Melbourne to start contracting with the Family First for a long-term placement in 2020. Dr Daniel has completed his MBBS and completed his fellowship with RACGP (Royal Australian College of General practitioner). Originally from Mexico, Dr Gonzalez is an experienced GP who started his medical career in the Emergency Department at one of Mexico’s largest public hospitals and has since worked extensively in General Medicine. Daniel Gonzalez is passionate about all areas of General Practice with special interests in chronic disease management, preventative medicine, pediatrics, and mental health. Dr Daniel’s current billing structure is bulk billed for patients under 18, pension card holders, health care card holders and DVA. If you don’t have any of those concession cards, private fees will apply. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys traveling, listening to live music, and spending time outdoors. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Daniel Gonzalez please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking.

Dr Bhavin Karkar

MD

Dr Bhavin Karkar is one of the bulk billing doctors and has 12 months Accident and Emergency Medicine Experience and comes to us with over 10 year’s experience as a General Practitioner and Consulting Physician. With special interests in treating Chronic Conditions, Cardiology, Lung Diseases and Endocrine Disorders we welcome Dr Karkar’s expertise as a contractor of our Medical Team. Outside of work Dr Bhavin Karkar loves traveling, dogs, cricket and enjoys unwinding with visits to the beach and meditation. Dr Karkar is thrilled to be a resident of Hervey Bay and he is very excited to join the Fraser Coast Community with the goal of being able to commit to looking after his patient base for many years to come. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Bhavin Karkar please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking.

Dr Aung Ko ko

MBBS FRACGP
Advance Certificate of Dermoscopy (SCCA)
Certificate Skin Cancer Medicine (SCCA)

Dr Aung Ko Ko relocated to Hervey Bay from Rockhampton in 2022 to contract at Family First Medical Centre. Dr Aung worked as an Emergency Medicine Registrar in Jamaica for 4 years prior to coming to Australia. Dr Aung Ko Ko has worked as ED Registrar/ Registrar/ Principal House Officer for 3 years in Rockhampton Base Hospital. Dr Ko Ko is a GP specialist and finished GP training and got fellowship from RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practioner). Dr Aung Ko Ko has special interests in Skin Cancer and continues skin cancer training with SCCA (Skin cancer college of Australia) and has his Certificate of skin cancer medicine and surgery as well as advanced certificate of Dermoscopy (for skin checks) both from SCCA. Since working at Family First Medical he has also been mentored by Dr Norval for our Skin Cancer Clinic. On Tuesday’s and Wednesday Dr Aung is in theatre with patients completing Skin Checks and Skin Excisions. Dr Ko Ko is currently bulk billing for GP and Skin patients. Outside of work, Dr Aung enjoys watching soccer, listening to music, taking photos while travelling and spending time with family and friends. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Aung Ko Ko please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking.

Dr Kyaw (Ken) Ko Ko

MBBS

Dr Ken Koko is one of the bulk billing doctors and is originally from Burma. Dr Ken relocated to Australia after spending years in Jamaica gaining experience in primary care and mental health. Dr Ken has years of hospital experience working at Mt Isa, Maryborough and Hervey Bay Hospitals. Prior to contracting with the team at Family First, Dr Ken was a GP registrar at Childers Family Medicine and Monsour Clinic Maryborough. Dr Ken Koko loves spending time with his son, family and friends, watching soccer matches and playing soccer on weekends with friends or spend time with his toddler son and family on weekends. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Ken Koko please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking.

Dr Zin Win Naing

MBBS FRACGP

Dr Zin is a specialist GP fellow and has attained fellowship from RACGP (Royal Australian College of General practitioner) after training with James Cook University. Prior to it, Dr Zin had years of hospital experience, well-trained in wide bay and central Queensland’s hospitals as well as overseas experience in Myanmar and Jamaica. Dr Zin has special interest in skin cancer and is sub-specializing in skin cancer medicine with SCCA (skin cancer college Australia) as well. Dr Zin does skin cancer checks and skin cancer surgeries including flaps and grafts mostly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but can accommodate as per patients’ needs. As a specialist GP/family physician, Dr Zin is also very enthusiastic in general practice areas such as chronic diseases management, chronic pain, preventive medicine, paediatric, mental health and so forth. Dr Zin is a compassionate, caring doctor and puts his heart and soul into treating patients to deliver best possible care. In his spare time, he enjoys training in the gym, playing sports activities, and watching Netflix. Dr Zin enjoys spending time with family and has a toddler daughter who always keeps him on his toes. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Zin Naing please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking.

Dr Kyu Mar Htun

MBBS

Dr Kyu is currently a mix billing doctor at Family First. Dr Kyu graduated from Myanmar with previous work experience in Jamaica. Since moving to Australia 4 years ago, Dr Kyu has worked in Rockhampton, Gladstone, and Hervey Bay Hospitals within different departments. Dr Kyu has a passion for child health, chronic and emergency medicine. When Dr Kyu is not working, she enjoys quiet time gardening and reading. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Kyu please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking.

Dr S M Arif-al-hasan

MBBS

Dr. S M Arif-Al-Hasan is a highly experienced medical practitioner from Bangladesh with over 12 years of experience. Dr. Arif has a proven track record of managing cancer and emergency patients while serving as a Major in the Bangladesh Army Medical Corps. Since January 2022, he has been practicing at Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hospitals, where he has gained extensive knowledge of the Australian healthcare system.
Dr. Arif firmly believes in a holistic approach to treatment that prioritises the patient’s welfare. Dr. Arif is enthusiastic about providing his patients with the best possible care. He is dedicated to his profession and is committed to further developing his skills and knowledge by preparing for the RACGP fellowship.
It’s not just about work for Dr. Arif; he also enjoys traveling, reading novels, watching movies, and spending time with his family. He is a compassionate medical professional who takes pride in delivering the best possible care to his patients. Dr. Arif is the right choice if you’re looking for a medical practitioner who cares about your well-being. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Arif please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking.

Dr A K M Bashad

MBBS

Dr. Bashad’s journey from Bangladesh to the Middle East and finally to Australia reflects a diverse and enriching medical career. His experience spans across different healthcare systems, enriching his expertise and perspective. His focus on minor surgical procedures, wound management, men’s health, and chronic disease management highlights his commitment to comprehensive patient care.

Transitioning to Australia and completing his core rotation at Hervey Bay Hospital showcases Dr. Bashad’s dedication to adapting to new environments and furthering his medical knowledge. His successful registration in Australia opens up new avenues for him to contribute to healthcare in the community.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Bashad’s interests in traveling, movies, music, and spending time with loved ones reflect a well-rounded individual who values work-life balance and personal fulfillment.

With his diverse skills, experiences, and interests, Dr. Bashad is poised to make significant contributions to healthcare in Hervey Bay while enjoying a fulfilling personal life. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr Bashad, please call reception 07 4124 2466 or visit our online booking.