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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 Rachel Sawyer located to the Sunshine Coast from Christchurch – New Zealand in 2010.
She completed her medical degree at Otago University in 1995 has spent the last 20 years practicing emergency medicine in both Australia and New Zealand.

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

Her interests include preventative medicine, chronic disease management, acute injury management, aged care, general dermatology, men’s health and provision of iron infusions.

Rachel has 2 sons at university 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 hospitals in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

She offers the following services:

o General medical care for adults and children

o Comprehensive health checks

o Skin checks and removal of skin lesions

o Weight loss management

o Chronic disease management – eg. Diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, heart disease

She has an interest in preventive health, longevity and lifestyle medicine. This approach utilises nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle factors to prevent and treat disease, and to maximise health and wellbeing.

She has an open communication style and enjoys collaborating with patients to create the best approach for the individual.

Note: Lifestyle medicine is based on current scientific research and is intended to complement, not replace, standard medical care

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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.

Dr Jade Stuhmcke (MBBS BSc) 

Dr Jade Stuhmcke completed her medical degree at the University of Queensland through various Brisbane hospitals, Bundaberg hospital and Gatton hospital. She then moved to the Sunshine Coast and worked in Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health services at several locations. Dr Jade obtained experience in a wide range of departments and completed a Diploma in Obstetrics during this time before transitioning into General Practice training in 2019. She has a passion for women’s health and preventative health care. Her other interests include gardening and baking.

Dr Peter Beresford Jones moved to the Sunshine Coast in early 2020. He studied medicine at Cardiff University and completed General Practice training in the UK. Having served as a GP and Medical Officer in the British Army he has worked both in the UK and abroad in a wide range of clinical fields and situations. He relocated to Australia in 2017 to serve with the ADF, initially in Darwin and more recently in Brisbane. He retains both UK and Australian Royal College of General Practitioner qualifications.

Peter enjoys all aspects of General Practice. He has a broad scope of practice and varied clinical interests. He has undertaken postgraduate work and additional training in Emergency medicine, Tropical and Travel Medicine, Sports and Exercise Medicine and Dermatology. His practice is evidence based, but holistic and strongly patient centered. He is an advocate of the shared decision making model of General Practice.

Peter is married with two young daughters. As a family they enjoy travelling, exploring the great outdoors and camping. He enjoys cooking, fitness, mountain biking , SCUBA diving and is a passionate surfer.

  • Helen  – Practice Manager
  • Sonya, (RN), Deanna (RN) & Kate (RN) – Practice Nurses
  • Jenny, Di, Janelle, Linda and Katie– 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.