About Us

Welcome to CQ Medicentre. Our aim is to provide you access to doctors that can provide you and your family with high quality Primary Health Care as timely and efficiently as possible. Together, we can assist you in reaching your health goals and help you plan preventative lifestyle strategies in order to reach them. All the doctors strive to deliver exceptional healthcare. CQ Medicentre and its staff are also dedicated to you – the patient. All of our independent doctors are well-trained and selected to ensure you receive the highest level of care. If you value your health and that of your family contact the friendly team at CQ Medicentre today.

Through our diversity we promise to facilitate a place where exceptional healthcare, professionalism, compassion and social responsibility can exist. Building a healthy community through, care and healing.

CQ Medicentre is proudly part of Ausdocs Holding Group

CQ Medicentre Northside - Independent Doctors

Dr. Joan Chamberlain


Born in Rockhampton, Raised in Moura and educated in Brisbane. A Queenslander to the core, Doctor Joan has special interests in family health, osteoporosis, diabetes and aged care. Personal and with years of medical experience of raising young families to assist the older community Dr. Joan offers a whole life of medical care. Better health, Better life.

Dr Husra Mohamed Hussain


Dr Husra graduated in Sri Lanka in 2006. She obtained her Fellowship (FRACGP) in 2021. Dr Husra’s has a special interest in Women’s medicine and paediatrics and she speaks English, Tamil and Sinhala.

Dr. Dewald (Wald) Hattingh

MBChB, BMedSci, FRACGP, Cert Aest Med, Cert ClinOcc Med, ANZSOM

Dr. Wald Hattingh graduated from medicine school in 2001 in South Africa. He obtained 2 degrees both in medicine and in medical science. Dr. Hattingh spent 3 years in the UK working as both a private GP as well as working in a famous medical clinic situated on Harley Street in London. He has been in Australia since July 2007 and has enjoyed getting to know the friendly people of Central Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

Dr. Hattingh has a special interest in children’s health and in treating young families. He is qualified in Aesthetic (Anti Aging medicine) through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. He is also interested in men’s health and sporting injuries.

Dr. Hattingh is Nominated Medical Advisor for the Coalboard and perform Coal Board Medical examinations and pre-employment assessments regularly. In 2016 he did further training in Clinical Occupational medicine through Monash University in Melbourne.

He is a well-rounded GP that treats all aspects of his patient’s general health concerns. Dr. Hattingh continues to contribute to the health of the region of Rockhampton and he looks forward to meeting you.

Dr. Nivine Farage


Before working in general practice, Dr Farage trained as a general physician in England and earned her MRCP in 2001 when she became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London. She has experience in the management of acute and chronic medical conditions.

Her passion for holistic care led her to become a general practitioner. She attained Membership in the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK (MRCGP) in 2003. She worked as a GP in Norwich, England, until she moved to Rockhampton in 2007.

Dr Farage is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) 2007.

Dr Farage has enjoyed serving the CQ community as a GP since 2007.

Dr Farage is passionate about caring for families and all aspects of general practice. In addition, she has an interest in managing chronic medical conditions, skin problems, women’s health and occupational medicine.

Dr Farage also takes an interest in work-related injury management and return to work. She attained the Diploma of Occupational and Environmental Health from Monash University in 2020.


In addition to clinical aspects of her field, Dr Farage has academic interests. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland and examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian Medical Council.

Dr. Imran Hussain


Dr. Imran Hussain obtained his MBBS degree in 1991. In 2005 he moved to Emerald, QLD from a beautiful Caribbean island called Trinidad and Tobago. For the last 11 years, he has been successfully working as a GP in this region of Australia. In 2013 he moved to Rockhampton from Emerald to as a team member at this practice.

Dr. Hussain is married with two children, he and his family have been a part of Central Queensland for more than a decade.

Dr. Hussain successfully completed Australian Medical Council(AMC)exam in 2007, obtained his fellowship (FRACGP) in 2012 from The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) from the University of Sydney in 2013. He also completed a certificate course in Clinical Occupational Medicine from Monash University in 2016.

Dr. Hussain enjoys working as a General Practitioner with main stream and multi-cultural populations. He has a special interest in child health, health of young parents, men’s health, mental health, chronic diseases, travel medicine and occupational medicine.

Dr. Hussain communicates well in English, Bengali and Hindi language.

Dr. Monica Gantus

(MD) Universidad Nacional de Rosario; FRACGP

Dr. Monica is a graduate from Universidad Nacional De Rosario, Argentina. Her medical background is ICU, Emergency, Obstetrics and General Practice. Dr. Monica also holds a teaching degree for Primary School and a Cambridge proficiency in English.

Dr. Gantus relocated to Rockhampton in 2005 and worked in the Rockhampton Base Hospital ICU for 6years and Rehabilitation for 1 year. Dr. Monica has been working in General Practice for the last 5 years, with a special interest in Women’s Health, Chronic Diseases, Mental Health, Weight Management and Families.

Dr. Gantus communicates in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Dr. Monica is a family woman who loves children (she is a mother of 7) and teaching. She enjoys classical music, opera, history and arts. She also loves travelling, photography and reading.

Please be advised Dr Gantus does not provide family planning consultations such as Contraceptive medication.

Dr. Negar Kazemitabrizi

(MD) Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Dr Negar graduated from medical school in Iran back in 2010 before commencing her journey to become a General Practitioner. She joined CQ Medicentre in 2024 and brings with her more than 12 years’ experience caring for patients of all ages, with a passion for shared decision making with her patients.

She has a keen clinical interest in Chronic Disease Management, Mental Health, Children and Women’s Health (including ante and postnatal care), as well as health and lifestyle concerns.

Dr Negar is fluent in both English and Farsi.

CQ Medicentre Southside - Independent Doctors

Dr. Marco Barnard

MBChB, FRACGP, Dip Fam Med, Cert Clin Occ Med

Marco graduated in 2001 from Medical School in South Africa. He currently holds a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) as well as Diplomas in Anaesthesiology (2003) and Family Medicine (2007). He worked in England for 8 years before moving to Australia with his family in 2011. He gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2013.

He cares, listens to and serves his community with passion and kindness to help better their health in all areas of medicine. As a father of two busy children, he developed special interests in child and family health.

Dr. Fatima Riasat


Dr Fatima Riasat graduated from medical school in Pakistan and worked extensively in general medicine, before relocating with her family to Australia. She has joined the team at CQ Medicentre in 2024, with more than 10 years’ experience as a general practitioner, right here in Rockhampton.

Dr Fatima is passionate about Women’s Health, Child and Adolescent (female) Health, and Chronic Disease Management.

Please note, Dr Fatima does not see male patients aged 16 years and older. She is fluent in both English and Urdu.

Dr. Sania Rafiq


Dr. Mark Brown

BAPP. Fc.Math, Grad GP, MBBS, FRACGP, Cert Aes Med

Dr. Tahera Dolan

MBBS, RACGP Registrar

Practice Manager - Debbie Lacey

Deb joined the team at CQ Medicentre in 2024.