Your Care Team

Your Doctors

Dr. Masayuki Terazawa

Dr Masayuki Terazawa graduated from Nihon University School of Medicine in Japan and obtained the certificate of Medical Practitioner in 1988.

He worked as a cardiovascular specialist in hospitals until 2002. He carried out echocardiograms, catheter operations for ischaemic heart diseases, and myocardial biopsy for cardiomyopathy and myocarditis.

After that, he took over his father’s practice and was working as a general practitioner and paediatrician for 12 years. He has accumulated medical knowledge and skills by running his own practice in Japan. He has a good knowledge of oriental medicine too.

He moved to Australia with his wife and two sons in October of 2014, studied hard again and obtained medical registration from the Australian Medical Board, starting his practice here in 2019.

Dr. Brad Elliott

MBBS (UQ), B. Biomed Sc (Griffith), FRACGP

Dr Brad Elliott graduated from the University of Qld in 2002 and completed his fellowship in 2009. 

He has been working as a rural GP in Ingham since 2007. He moved to the Cairns area in 2022. 

He is interested in all aspects of family medicine as well as skin cancer.

Dr. Rebecca Elliott

MBBS (UQ), B. Applied Sc (Podiatry) QUT, FRACGP

Dr Rebecca Elliott graduated from the University of Qld in 2002.

She was born and raised in Ingham and returned to that district in 2007 with her family. She made the move to Cairns in 2021, first working in Gordonvale and now at Cairns West Medical Centre.

She is interested in all aspects of rural general practice especially preventative health and nutrition.

Dr. Gemma Bylos


Dr Gemma Bylos was born and raised on the beautiful mid north coast of NSW before relocating to Sydney to study medicine at the University of New South Wales. Gemma graduated in 2019 with a BMed/MD degree.

She spent her first 2 years post-grad working at Westmead Hospital in western Sydney. During this time, she completed the Sydney Children’s Health Program. Gemma moved to Cairns at the start of 2022 for a lifestyle change and to commence GP training.

Gemma enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in Women’s health and mental health.

Dr. Esther le Poidevin


Dr Esther is a GP registrar joining the practice in 2024. She completed her studies at James Cook University and is a long term local, working in Cairns and regional FNQ and enjoying life in the tropics. She enjoys getting to know her patients, with a special interest in preventative medicine and family health. 

Dr. Jessica Mitchell


Dr Jessica Mitchell was born in Alice Springs, and grew up between the red dirt of Central Australia and the rolling green hills of Adelaide. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2020 with her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, before completing internship at Flinders Medical Centre in southern Adelaide. 


Jess moved to Cairns in 2022, after hearing nothing but great things about the lifestyle, landscape and people of FNQ. She has spent the past 2 years working in Cairns Hospital, mainly in the Emergency Department. She is looking forward to the challenge of general practice, driven by her interest in health education, the social determinants of health and the power of preventative healthcare. She has a particular interest in emergency and procedural medicine, women’s health and sexual/reproductive health.

Your Psychologists

Rosemarie Deutschmann

Rosemarie studied Psychology and trained as psychotherapist in Germany and Switzerland. She spent nearly 30 years of part-time private practice as counsellor and therapist. The other time was devoted to health related Quality of Life studies in the domain of chronic mental and physical diseases: Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Depression/Anxiety, Schizophrenia; Diabetes, Heart disease, Chronic Bronchitis, Psoriasis, HIV. Although Rosemarie is a “word doctor”, she has access to a broad medical knowledge, which allows her to assist clients to better deal with their medical conditions,

Rosemarie arrived in Australia/Cairns in 2005, registered as Psychologist in Queensland in 2006 and worked during 7 years part-time in Centacare Cairns; in parallel she started to create her private practice and was a telephone counsellor for Lifeline. Her psychological practice is informed by basic principles from Psychoanalysis, Neurolinguistic Programing (NLP) and the latest discoveries of Neuroscience how to rewire the brain for wellbeing and happiness, including “Brain-Spotting”.

Her goal is to create a framework to support clients:

  • To find access to their inner resources
  • To overcome harsh life conditions
  • To train resilience and strengthen hope
  • To improve relationships
  • To integrate life experiences and discover new purpose towards a more fulfilled aging process
  • If desired: to help restore access to a broader spiritual connection with a realm bigger than us.

Sari Szekely

Sari commenced her working life as a registered nurse and midwife and has lived and worked in a range of settings and locations across Far North Queensland.

Since commencing in Psychology, Sari has worked primarily with children and their families, again in a number of clinical settings including schools, government and non government sector, Kids Helpline and currently with the child and family team at Qld Health.

With a demonstrable track record, Sari has a particular interest in the 0­-12 year’s age group, using attachment interventions as the basis of her work with families. Sari also has an interest working with children who may need behavioral interventions such as those on the Autism Spectrum Disorder spectrum. Sari will be an additional important member of the Allied Health team at Cairns West Medical Centre.


Phyllis Manoka

Phyllis Manoka: Practice Nurse

Phyllis is our Registered Nurse and joined us in 2021. She holds responsibility for general nursing tasks, including immunisations and injecting medications. She supports our GP’s with health assessments, and together with the medical practice assistants prepares care plans for our GP’s and her patients.

Lehua Koka

Assistant Practice Manager
Medical Receptionist

Hayley Jackson

Medical Receptionist
Medical Practice Assistant

Emma Teaurere

Medical Receptionist


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