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Our Team

Dr. Michael Clements


Practice Principal, RACGP Supervisor, Tropical Medical Training Medical Educator, Rural Generalist Training Advisor: Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway.

Dr. Clements gained his specialist qualifications in General Practice after training in various locations in Australia and across the world. Under the Royal Australian Air Force Graduate Medical Scheme, Dr Clements served in Australia, the Middle East and on exchange in the United Kingdom before deciding to settle into Townsville. During this time Dr Clements qualified as a Specialist Aviation Medical Officer with the RAAF and he continues in the RAAF Specialist Reserve.

After some time spent as the Director of Medical Services at Ingham Hospital Dr Clements then moved on to Townsville Hospital as the Medical Director for Health and Wellbeing Service Group. During this time Dr Clements finalised his management training and he has now returned to general practice and set up Fairfield Central Medical Practice with a vision to provide quality, evidence based team care using modern technology in a family medicine environment.

Dr Clements has a keen interest in mental health, chronic disease and palliative care, and his military service has meant he has a keen desire to support ex-service personnel and families of serving members. The rest of the team at the practice have been carefully selected and trained to provide patients with a positive and engaging experience. Satisfaction comes from helping patients navigate their health journey.

Dr Jessica Eltherington

Dr Jessica Eltherington


Medical Director, JCU Medical Student Supervisor

Dr Eltherington is a local James Cook University graduate who has worked in Townsville for the last 8 years.  Jessica completed her specialist training in General Practice in 2017.  Jessica enjoys all aspects of general practice with particular interests in Women’s and Children’s Health, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicine and enjoys Chronic Disease Management.  

Dr Olaf Rusoke-Dierich

MBBS (Germany), PhD (Germany), FRACGP

Dr. Olaf studied Medicine at the LMU Munich/Germany from 1992-1997, and at the FU Berlin/Germany from 1997-1998 where he graduated in medicine. He completed his PhD in medicine (drug and alcohol) in 2007. He came to Australia in 2003 and worked for several years in Emergency Departments north of Brisbane. Since 2007, Dr. Olaf worked as a GP in rural and metropolitan areas. He became a fellow of the FRACG/Australia in 2012.

He is author of several books and articles, mainly around diving medicine. He has a diverse medical background, including hyperbaric and diving medicine, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, emergency medicine, skin cancer treatment, sports injuries and general practice. He has also great interest in chronic disease care.  In the recent years he worked as a doctor for the Australian Defence Force, hence he is dedicated to provide care for ex-service personnel and families of serving members.

Dr Savita Kaila


Dr Kaila graduated from the Sydney Medical School in 2014. Her undergraduate degree is in biology and genetics. She has trained in NSW and Queensland as a junior doctor. She did her GP training in Townsville.  She has completed her RACGP training and will be awarded her fellowship later this year. Dr Kaila loves all aspects of general practice. She has several areas of interest: paediatric, women’s health and antenatal care, chronic disease management, aged care and palliative care. She wants to provide effective integrative care for her patients. She has a strong focus on preventative health and health education. She is currently working full-time.   In her spare time, she loves to read, spend time at the strand and travel.

Dr Michael Khong 

Dr Khong qualified as a general practitioner in England in 1994 and was a senior partner of a suburban practice in London till he and his family emigrated to Australia in 2003.  After spending 4 years in Alice Springs, he moved to Townsville and has worked in Fairfield Waters since 2008, after practicing a year in Ayr. 

His ambition is to provide high quality care which is patient centered.  He has a special interest in Skin Cancer Medicine, and having achieved qualification from the Skin Cancer College of Australasia at an advanced level, offers diagnosis and treatment in his clinic.  

Dr Emma Rossato

Dr Rossato grew up in Townsville and graduated medicine from the University of Queensland in 2004 and has obtained fellowship from the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Rossato's special interests are in women and children’s health, weight loss through low carbohydrate diet, and diabetes.

Dr Rossato lives with husband, four children, two cats and a dog.

Dr Rafal Jedraszczyk

Dr Jedraszczyk was born in Poland and grew up in Canada where he completed a Bachelor of Human Kinetics at Brock University in St. Catharines.  At university, he was part of a study which supported the hypothesis that life skills are able to be taught by social games in at risk youths. 

He participated in a Solidarity Experience Abroad program in Peru helping disadvantaged children in shanty towns.  The program assisted the villagers in building stairs, provided school supplies and assisting with excursions which allowed the children to experience grass and a playground for the first time. 

Rafal joined the Canadian Defence force serving 6 years in the infantry and 4 years in the medical stream as a Healthcare Administrator.  He then moved to Australia where he completed medical school at James Cook University.  

He is very passionate about patients living life to the fullest by being active and healthy.  Rafal is interested in emergency medicine, rural medicine and classic cars. 

Rafal is also able to communicate in Polish

Dr Meredith Stronach 

Dr Jessica Raubenheimer

Dr Jessica Raubenheimer graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle in 2017. Prior to studying medicine, she completed an undergraduate degree  with majors in psychology and neuroscience. She is currently completing her General Practice Training in Townsville. She is also working working towards a Diploma of Child Health at the University of Sydney.  

Dr Raubenheimer loves all aspects of general practice and is particularly passionate about helping young people achieve their potential. She has special interests in youth and adolescent health, mental health, and sexual health. Dr Raubenheimer is an LGBTQI friendly doctor  and is committed to ongoing education in this area. 

As the partner of a serving member of the Defence Force,  Dr Raubenheimer also has a keen interest in supporting defence personnel and their families. She lives with her husband, baby son and two hyperactive dogs. When she is not working, she enjoys painting, drawing and basically anything that involves arts and crafts. 

Dr Joel Bate

Dr Bate is a graduate of the University of New England in 2015, and is undertaking training as rural generalist GP. He grew up on a rural property in the Far North Coast, NSW and has a strong rural and remote focus.

He has completed additional training in critical care, having completed a Master of Medicine(Critical Care) for the University of Sydney and the Emergency Medicine Certificate form the Australasia College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM).

Dr Bate has an interest in all areas of general practice, with particular emphasis on lifestyle modification and preventative medicine. Emergency medicine is also an ongoing interest.

He has settled in to the Townsville area and will primarily be based on Magnetic Island. He is looking forward to using his skills and experience to support the Magnetic Island community into the future.

Joanna Reid

Senior Practice Nurse 

Nursing Team

Samantha Dymock RN, Brooke Doyle RN & Naomi Jolly RN


Brigid Fickling

Practice Manager 

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