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Our Doctors

Our doctors and staff at Cotton Tree Plaza Medical Centre have a passion for general practice and provide genuine and personalised care for all our patients. In addition to providing quality acute treatment, we have a strong focus on preventative healthcare. Our practice is fully accredited which means we participate in ongoing, independent assessment and adhere to the standards as produced by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). We participate in the training of General Practice registrars through the  RACGP.

Dr. Rob Ingham

Dr. Ingham located on the Sunshine Coast in 1985 after completing his medical degree at the University of Qld and postgraduate training at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He worked at Nambour General Hospital for two years where he furthered his special interest in surgery, before commencing in general practice at Cotton Tree in 1987.

Dr. Ingham enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has special interests in skin cancer screening, men’s health, mental health and chronic disease management. A passion for teaching has seen Dr. Ingham’s continued involvement in General Practice registrar training for over ten years.

Married to our practice manager Jenny, he has two adult children and enjoys traveling, jogging and a regular game of golf. Dr. Ingham is also involved with the local medical association.

Consultation by appointment Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Dr. Carla Evangelista completed her medical degree at Deakin University in Victoria in 2013 and spent the following year working at Geelong Hospital and country Victoria.

Carla and her husband then made the move to the Sunshine Coast where she has worked between the various public hospitals prior to undertaking specialist training in general practice in 2016 in Noosa.

She has a wide variety of interests including paediatrics, Indigenous Health, general dermatology, preventative health care and chronic disease management.

In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, exploring the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and gardening.

Consultation by appointment Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Dr. Rachel Sawyer

Dr. McDonald is a Sunshine Coast local who first became a registered nurse before completing a teaching degree.

Having decided upon medicine as her preferred career path Dr. McDonald has dedicated herself to General Practice. After eight years at Cooroy, she joined Cotton Tree Plaza Medical Centre in 2010 and has become an integral and much-valued member of our team. Dr. McDonald is also an examiner with the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

With an interest in all aspects of General Practice from antenatal care through to aged care, Dr. McDonald also offers skin cancer screening and treatment of skin lesions.

Having completed additional training in sexual health Dr. McDonald is able to provide comprehensive care and advice.

Outside of work Dr. McDonald enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children.

Consultation by appointment Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Dr. Rob Angus has many years experience in all facets of General Practice and also specialises in Skin Cancer assessment and management. He is available by appointment on Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays.


Dr. Rachel Sawyer located to the Sunshine Coast from Christchurch, New Zealand in 2010. She completed her medical degree at Otago University in 1995 and has spent the last 19 years practicing emergency medicine in both Australia and New Zealand.

A desire to achieve a more balanced lifestyle saw Rachel spend the last 3 years helping to set up the new Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital before commencing GP training in 2016.

Her interests include general medicine, procedures, acute injury management, preventative medicine and aged care.

Rachel has two teenage boys and loves to enjoy adventures outside work including mountain biking, any beach activity, and travelling.

Consultation by appointment Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Dr. Stephanie Wallace completed her medical training at the University of Queensland and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

She then worked across various departments at the Nambour Hospital including medical, surgical, paediatrics and emergency departments – before moving to General Practice.

Dr. Wallace enjoys the diversity of general practice, with particular interests in paediatrics, women’s health and pregnancy shared care, men’s health, chronic disease management and skin checks.

Dr. Wallace has an open and approachable communication style and enjoys collaborating with patients to create the best management plan for the individual.

Her goal is not only to treat disease but to provide quality preventative care for her patients to maintain good health through their lifespan.

Consultation Hours Monday to Friday.

Dr Jonathan Last hails from North Queensland, he has been calling the Sunshine Coast home since 2010, when he started work at Nambour General Hospital.

Having worked previously at Cotton Tree Plaza Medical Centre, Jonathan has recently returned in 2018 and is available Monday to Friday for consultation appointments.

Jonathan enjoys all aspects of General Practice. He has accomplished extended training in skin cancer medicine, child health and pregnancy care.

Additionally, he has a keen interest in child health, chronic disease management, sports medicine and minor procedures.

In his spare time, Jonathan is a volunteer surf life saver with Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club, he enjoys being outdoors doing all kinds of exercise.

  • Jenny Ingham – Practice Manager
  • Deanna Bradford – Registered Nurse
  • Tracey Carmody – Receptionist
  • Derryn Kelly – Receptionist
  • Angelica Choppin – Receptionist

Our staff will provide you with the highest level of friendly, personalised service. Commitment to ongoing education for all our team ensures we are ready to assist.