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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 - Cotton Tree Medical Centre

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Dr Emily Brimblecombe is originally from Capella Queensland where she grew up on a grain & cattle property. She gained her medical degree from James Cook University in Townsville where she graduated in 2008.
After graduation she completed her intern & residency at the Nambour General Hospital on the Sunshine Coast. She returned to the Central Queensland and undertook her General Practice training in Emerald and received her General Practice Fellowship in 2014.
Her interests include paediatrics, women’s health and dermatology & skin medicine. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, camping & hiking.

  • Helen  – Assistant Practice Manager
  • Sonya, Deanna & Rebecca – Practice Nurses
  • Jenny, Di, Katie, Linda – Receptionists

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.