About Us

About Us

Welcome to CQ Medicentre. Our aim is to provide you and your family with high quality Primary Health Care as timely and efficiently as we can. We will assist you to reach your health goals and help you plan preventative lifestyle strategies in order to reach them. We strive to deliver exceptional healthcare. CQ Medicentre and it’s staff are dedicated to you the patient. We facilitate the reaching of your health goals. Our doctors are well trained and hand selected to make sure you get the highest level of care. If you value your health and that of your family join the friendly team at CQ Medicentre today.

Through our diversity we promise to deliver exceptional healthcare, promote professionalism, compassion and social responsibility. Building a healthy community through, care and healing.

Meet Our Team

CQ Medicentre Northside

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. John Maitland

MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Derm, Cert ClinOcc Med, ANZSOM, RD

Dr. Maitland qualified as a GP in England and developed a special interest in diseases of the skin. He has wide experience in general practice and has worked in Australia for the last 15 years, settling in Rockhampton. Being a former navy doctor he has a special interest in the medical care of veterans. He has a young family to raise and his passion is sailing.

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


Prior to 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. This equipped her with extensive experience in the management of acute and chronic medical conditions.

Her passion for holistic care led her to join general practice and she attained Membership of 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. Upon moving to Australia, Dr. Farage became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

Dr. Farage has enjoyed serving the CQ community as a GP since 2007, and continues to do so as a GP at CQ Medicentre Northside. Dr. Farage has a passion for caring for families and extensive experience and qualifications, which allow her to offer contemporary management of all aspects of general practice. She has special interests in managing chronic medical conditions, skin problems and women’s health. Dr. Farage has developed extensive experience and training in women’s health and she holds a Diploma of Faculty of Reproductive and Sexual Health (DFSRH).

In addition to enjoying clinical aspects of her field, Dr. Farage fulfils a wide academic interest through her work with the University of Queensland, Rural Clinical School of Medicine. She is a senior lecturer and a Lead of the General Practice Discipline at the Medical School. She also is also a training supervisor for the GP trainees.

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.

Dr. Preeti Singh

Coming Soon!

CQ Medicentre Southside

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. Renee Veinotte

Dr. Tahera Dolon

Dr. Sania Rafiq


Dr. Mark Brown

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

Practice Manager Allana Gregson

CPM FAAPM, Dip PractMgt; Dip ProjMgt

Allana Gregson is the Practice Manager and has grown up in the local Rockhampton area. Allana has a Diploma in Practice Management and a Diploma in Project Management, and has worked within the Medical Community in various administrative roles since 1979. Allana has been awarded the Sue Ellen Toms Award for Excellence in Practice Management 2010 and has been admitted as a Fellow to the Australian Association of Practice Management in 2013.

Allana’s hobby is Millinery and she has had quite a lot of success at the races with her clients winning Fashions on the Field