Our objective is to proactively support the general health and wellbeing of our patients, through the delivery of preventative health care services, in partnership with community and allied health care professionals, surgical specialists and acute care medical facilities.
We seek to resource our practice with tertiary accredited, suitably experienced and empathetic practitioners, nurses, administrative staff, and technology, to help our patients realise their basic right to full physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Our practice is conveniently located in the heart of Byron Bay, with off-street parking and wheelchair access at the rear of the the premises.
Meet our teamDedicated | Caring | Competant
D Dr Tonya Coren
Dr Tonya Coren
Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
GP Obstetrician Tonya Coren is dedicated to ensuring all Cape Byron Medical Centre patients receive the highest level of care possible. With a passion for women’s and children’s health, Tonya combines her easy going, supportive manner with a commitment to thorough communication and follow up.
Tonya completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Notre Dame University, followed by a Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRANZCOG) at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick.
Tonya is one of a handful of GP Obstetricians supporting the midwives of Byron Community Birthing Service, at Byron Central Hospital.
Mother to two small children, Tonya understands the important role instinct plays in healthcare, and takes the time to listen closely to her patients. A down to earth, non-judgemental approach to diagnosis and treatment, together with her outstanding knowledge and expertise has made Tonya a trusted name in local healthcare, and one of the region’s most sought-after GPs.
Tonya believes that the highest standard of healthcare should be available to all Australians, and understands the frustrations patients can feel when they are navigating the healthcare system. With this in mind she is dedicated to giving each patient the time and attention they require, and takes great pride in providing exceptional follow up and communication.
Tonya is dedicated to ongoing education, and utilising new technologies and working with Cape Byron Medical Centre’s team of Allied Health professionals to ensure optimum outcomes for patients.
When she is not working, Tonya enjoys spending time outdoors with her family - swimming, surfing or just hanging out on their family farm.
- GP Obstetrics
- Women’s health
- Indigenous health
D Dr Myron Binns
Dr Myron Binns
For over a decade, Dr Myron Binns has been a trusted name in local medicine.
Since moving to the Byron Shire in 2006, Myron has gained extensive experience in a variety of local hospitals and general practice, before joining the team at Cape Byron Medical Centre in 2016.
As a general practitioner, Myron provides high quality care to patients of all ages. Years of experience informs his exceptional diagnostic skills, and his genuine caring manner gives patients confidence and peace of mind.
Open-minded and acutely aware of the social issues and responsibilities that surround us, Myron is committed to ongoing learning, both professionally and personally, and is proud to be part of the local community.
Myron passionately believes in every Australian’s right to access quality healthcare, regardless of circumstance. He is dedicated to working together with patients to ensure they are well-informed about their personal health, and the types of additional professional care they have access to. Myron works with his patients to navigate the healthcare system and ensure they receive the very best care possible.
He has a special interest and expertise in a variety of areas including the care of the elderly, and assisting patients in quitting smoking and overcoming addiction.
Committed to providing his patients thorough and complete care, Myron works with the range of Allied Health professionals at Cape Byron Medical Centre.
- Quit smoking tutoring
- Treatment of addiction
- Care of the elderly
- Minor surgery
D Dr Camilla White
Dr Camilla White
Integrative Nutrition, IIN
GP Registrar Camilla White believes the first step in achieving good health for her patients is to listen. She believes nobody knows a person’s body better than themselves, and all too often a patient’s gut feeling is not given the value it deserves.
Having worked for over a decade in acute emergency care, Camilla has extensive experience with a huge variety of patients, conditions and treatments. Her diagnostic skills are exceptional, but it is her gentle, holistic approach and dedication to education and preventative care that sets her apart.
With a special interest in women and children’s health, Camilla sees her role as a collaborative one, working with patients and other health practitioners where necessary to achieve optimum health for all patients.
With of a goal of prevention rather than treatment, Camilla encourages her patients to attend regular check-ups and screenings, and works with them to educate and manage their health.
Utilising Medicare-funded health management plans and health care plans, Camilla works with patients to ensure they are in the best health possible, rather than simply responding to sickness or injury.
Managing mental health and emotional issues is also paramount to Camilla, who believes the link between emotional wellbeing and physical health is indisputable.
Camilla works with patients to improve all areas of their health from lifestyle, diet, exercise, reducing stress, improving sleep and more, to ensure good health and disease prevention.
Camilla has two small children and when she is not working, loves spending time with family, gardening, or hanging out at the beach or markets.
- Women’s health
- Paediatric care
- Preventative medicine and patent education
- Management of chronic disease
- Mental health and wellbeing
D Dr James Nicholson
Dr James Nicholson
Dr James Nicholson has been one of Byron Bay’s most trusted GPs for over 25 years, moving from England with his family in 1989.
James combines years of experience, with a calm, gentle approach to give his patients expert care and peace of mind.
As well as general practice, James is a GP Obstetrician, working with the Byron Community Birthing Service at Byron Central Hospital, and is proud to play such a vital role in the ongoing care of local mothers and children. He takes particular pride in being part of a patient’s journey from infancy to adulthood.
James approaches his work with an open mind and a dedication to ensuring his patients are listened to, and well-informed. He believes patients should be empowered to play an active role in any healthcare decision, and takes the time to communicate effectively with patients about every aspect of their care.
The care he provides offers the best of both worlds: the extensive knowledge and skill that comes from decades of practical experience, and an intuitive, holistic approach, where each patient’s needs are unique.
James is also experienced in administering Australian Dive Medicals, and works closely with team of Allied Health professionals at Cape Byron Medical Centre.
Outside the clinic, James leads an active lifestyle, enjoying tennis, bush walking, swimming and spending time with family.
- GP Obstetrics
- Australian Dive Medicals
D Dr Paddy McLisky
Dr Paddy McLisky
Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, Flinders University of South Australia
Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, Skin Cancer College of Australasia
Advanced Certificate of Dermatoscopy, Skin Cancer College of Australasia
F.R.A.C.G.P, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
GP Paddy Mclisky combines his friendly, no-nonsense approach with a wealth of experience in all aspects of family medicine.
Believing the best medical approach is a preventative one, Paddy is driven to help educate and inform patients to ensure they can take a proactive approach to their health and wellbeing.
A fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners, Paddy has a special interest in the prevention and treatment of skin cancer, and holds Advanced Certificates in Skin Cancer Medicine/Surgery and Dermatoscopy.
He has previously worked as a full time skin cancer specialist, undertaking all aspects of patient care including skin cancer screening and diagnosis, and dermatological surgery including head, face and lower limb regions, using a variety of flaps and skin grafts.
While he has extensive experience in the treatment of skin cancer, he is passionate about informing his patients on the preventative measures that can be undertaken to avoid skin cancer.
“Skin cancer is a major issue here in Australia,” Paddy says. “And we all need to be better educated and more proactive about preventing skin cancer. Most people know they should be wearing 30+ sunscreen but that alone isn’t enough. Educating my patients about what they need to do to avoid skin cancer is a very important part of what I do.”
Whether it be skin cancer or general health, Paddy believes that regardless of the condition being treated, listening to his patients is the most important part of his job.
“I always ensure that I listen to everything my patients have to say,” Paddy says. “It may be something they mention in passing right at the end of the appointment, or a quiet comment, but I always make sure I listen and address every concern they have.”
A Amara Hurst
Diploma of Naturopathy
Amara brings over twenty years of experience in both community settings and private practice to her work. She assists people facing a broad range of emotional challenges including difficulties with anxiety, stress, self-esteem, depression and trauma.
Creating a safe and nurturing environment where you have the opportunity to explore emotions, challenges, and goals Amara’s skill goes beyond what can be taught. Her natural gentleness and empathy combine with her extensive experience and training to assist you to make positive changes and develop deeper understanding.
Recognising the link between mental and physical health, Amara utilises cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation strategies and skills training, as well as therapies grounded in mindfulness, neurobiology and trauma theory to help support her work and provide positive outcomes for more complex issues.
Amara provides psychological counselling to individual adults both in person and, where appropriate, via Skype. She is a registered provider with Medicare, private health insurance, Victims of Crime and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Working closely with the expert team of Allied Health Professionals and Doctors, with your consent, Amara ensures you have the opportunity to receive optimal integrative care.
- Sleep difficulties
- Trauma & abuse
- Grief and loss
- Improving self-esteem
- Life transitions
- Personal development
M Mee Hee Douglas
Mee Hee Douglas
Diploma of Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Therapy Institute of WA
M. Psych (Clinical), University of Western Australia
Specialist Title (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy)
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy WA
(Clinical Member of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia, PPAA)
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Mee Hee Douglas, is an experienced private practitioner, well trained in a number of speciality areas including child and adolescent psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with a strong interest in DMM Attachment informed therapy. Her extensive experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and parents with a range of emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties including, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, somatic disorders, grief, loss and separation issues, and relationship and attachment-based problems.
With the ability to maintain work on both short and long term cases, Mee Hee is particularly interested in relational and infantile/childhood trauma, self and other difficulties, as well as relationship and attachment-based issues.
Mee Hee is driven to help people understand their unconscious mind, which determines much of our behaviour, and help them unlock the keys to help the unconscious mind align with conscious thoughts, wishes, and feelings to enable people to fulfil their potential.
“Our unconscious minds have a developmental context and once this is understood, we are able to live life in the present to influence the kind of future outcome we want, rather than repeating past experiences,” Mee Hee says. “The lack of resolution in developmental concerns located in the unconscious layers of our mind are often at the core of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment and relationship issues, narcissism, low self-esteem, eating disorders, emotional issues.”
Mee Hee is passionate about teaching psychoanalytic and developmental methodologies to lay-people and professionals, as well as providing clinical supervision to inexperienced as well as experienced clinicians, and teaching about the psychoanalytic developmental framework (concerning infants, children, adolescence, adults, couples) and supervising child and adolescent cases.
Her natural capacity for understanding and communication, combined with her extensive training has seen Mee Hee previously work in both private practice, and the Fremantle Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with complex trauma cases, often long term, and involving multiple agencies and services. Mee Hee is an approved provider of Specialist Clinical Psychology Services under the Medicare Better Outcomes in Mental Health Initiative.
In addition to her Clinical Psychology training, Mee Hee has completed a four year diploma in Gestalt Therapy, eight year’s training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychotherapy, one year of training in family therapy, and in addition has completed numerous workshops including Transference Focussed Therapy with Frank Yeoman, Attachment and Psychopathology with Patricia Crittenden, and Working Psychoanalytically with Couples at the Tavistock Clinic in London.
“I love to learn and continually expand and deepen my ability to help clinicians and people to practice and to live the lives they want.”
E Elizabeth Margules
Post-Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychology, Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology, Post-Graduate
Diploma in Psychology, Macquarie University
Combined Bachelor of Psychology - Bachelor of Arts (Double major in Cultural Anthropology), Australian National University
With a passion for working with young people, children and families, psychologist Elizabeth Margules specialises in the use of narrative therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, and counselling to address a host of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, mental health and social issues.
Elizabeth believes in the use of psychology not only as a treatment, both short and long term, but as a preventative strategy for young people and families.
Elizabeth has extensive experience in psychological assessment and structured mental health assessments, as well as delivering clinical interventions to young people and their families, through MBS.
Elizabeth’s previous experience includes working with Headspace, the Deliver Brain and Mind Research Institute, the Anxiety Clinic, Oasis Youth Support Network and as a private practitioner offering assessment and ongoing support for young people facing a variety of issues including social anxiety, those at risk of disengaging with education, family issues and self-destructive behaviours.
Her work includes working with individuals and groups, offering individual assessment and therapy as well as the design and delivery of therapeutic groups.
Elizabeth’s gentle approach is focused on listening to young people and identifying the issues they are facing, as well as providing support to develop the tools necessary to develop and flourish.
D Danni Turner
Graduation Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy - La Trobe University
Currently undertaking Masters of Sports Physiotherapy - La Trobe University
Registration No: PY0147795
With 12 years’ extensive practical experience and a commitment to ongoing education and training, Danielle (Danni) Turner offers clients a tailored, innovative and holistic approach to physiotherapy.
A special interest in Sports Physiotherapy has seen her talents utilised by Touch Football Australia and athletes in the world surfing league, as well as professional and non-professional sportspeople both nationally and internationally.
Danni adapts these elite learnings and techniques to assist everyday patients looking to treat injuries, manage pain and improve their overall wellbeing.
Danni is currently undertaking a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University, which has given her a deeper understanding of the biomechanics of the sporting body, along with the ability to apply evidence-based treatment to manage chronic pain and implement injury prevention strategies.
A sports enthusiast herself, Danni understands that no two bodies or injuries are the same, and she applies an individual approach designed to engage patients in achieving their personal goals.
Pregnancy and post-natal care, including pelvic floor issues, is also a special interest area.
Combing state-of-art technologies, and innovative techniques and practices with an easy going, understanding manner, Danni is able achieve outstanding results for her patients.
Danni grew up locally, and has returned to the region with her young family after studying and working in Sydney for several years.
Danni works closely with the expert team of Allied Health professionals and Doctors to ensure her patients receive optimal, integrative care.
- Sports injury treatment
- Sports injury prevention
- Management of chronic pain
- Neck pain and headaches
- Back and neck pain – assessment and treatment
- Upper and lower limb injuries
- Pregnancy and postnatal issues
- Workplace assessments and screening
- Video analysis and biofeedback
- Outdoor knee and ankle rehabilitation programs
- Waterproof fibreglass casting services
- Camwalker boots (supply and fit)
- Ice pump/compression
- Sports specific screening such as swimming, pre-pointe ballet assessments
- Balance assessments and training
A Anna Millichamp
Bachelor of Business (Finance) – University of Technology, Sydney
SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding: Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders – Accredited Practitioner
Certificate of Sports Nutrition – Sports Dietetics Association
Anna Millichamp provides expert dietary and nutritional care for infants, children, mothers, and their families. With an understanding, empathic and non-judgemental approach, Anna has extensive experience in nutrition and feeding issues such as picky and problem eating, allergies and intolerances (including breastfeeding an allergic child), growth faltering, and gastrointestinal conditions.
Applying a common sense, easy-to-follow approach to nutrition, Anna combines evidence-based nutritional therapy with sensitive and effective counselling and education techniques to reduce the stress and anxiety surrounding eating problems, and gain successful outcomes.
Anna believes that what we eat matters. She loves food, dislikes ‘diets’ and believes that eating does more than simply provide us with the fuel and nutrients we need to thrive: it is also one of life’s great joys and is intertwined with our culture, social lives, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Anna understands the emotional impact nutrition and feeding problems can have on a patient; her practical, understanding approach aims to provide effective education and advice, tailored for each individual family and patient.
Anna has previously worked at Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) as a paediatric dietitian, where she focused her work in Cerebral Palsy, gastroenterology, and general paediatric nutrition.
Since moving to Byron Bay in 2010, she has been in private practice working with families to support infants and children with feeding difficulties, growth faltering, disabilities, gastroenterological problems, allergies and intolerances, and general nutrition concerns.
Anna is excited to join the dynamic Cape Byron Medical Centre team and will be working closely with the expert team of allied health professionals and medical doctors to ensure her clients receive optimal, integrative care.
When she isn’t working, Anna enjoys surfing, cooking and hanging out with her young family.
- picky/problem eating
- growth faltering
- allergies and intolerances
- family nutritional advice
- weight control
- eating disorders
- gastrointestinal conditions
- nutrition in disabilities
D Dale Gilmore
Sports & Remedial Masseur
Sports & Remedial Masseur
His extensive national and international training and education, as well as his years’ of practical experience has seen him successfully treat a variety of conditions including sports injuries, neck and back pain and injuries, migraine and stress-related disorders, anxiety and depression, as well as pain associated with arthritis.
A respectful practitioner, experienced in treating patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds, Dale believes massage and body work can be used to treat both physical and mental conditions simultaneously to achieve the best outcome for patients.
Recognising each body’s unique response to muscle manipulation, Dale tailors his sessions and techniques to meet the individual patient’s needs.
Dale has a large local following thanks to his unique ability to use massage and body work to improve patient’s overall wellbeing, as well as address their acute needs.
Dale works closely with the expert team of Allied Health professionals and Doctors to ensure patients receive optimal, integrative care.
- Sports injury
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Migraine and tension headaches
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Muscular spasms and cramps
E Esther Perez
Infant Massage Educator
Infant Massage Educator
Running classes through small groups or one-on-one sessions, Esther works with parents of babies as young as three weeks old up to toddlers.
The benefits of infant massage are almost limitless, for both baby and parent. Massage helps establish a physical and emotional bond between parent and child, and creates a new form of non-verbal communication between parent and baby; encourages deeper, longer sleeping in infants; relaxes and helps calm irritable or unsettled babies; and can improve colic, constipation and other health issues.
The massage course is open to all parents and caregivers, and Esther believes there are special benefits for fathers who undertake the course, giving them the tools to confidently administer soothing and bonding massages.
Esther understands that parents are hesitant at first in performing infant massage - these are our precious babies and we are often fearful of doing 'the wrong thing'. She works with each parent to build knowledge and understanding, gradually increasing their competence and confidence.
Esther says it is an incredibly rewarding experience to see a once nervous parent become proficient in infant massage, and see the whole family benefit from the practice.
For details on upcoming classes, contact the clinic on 6685 6326.
R Roy Mumford
Therapeutic Masseur & Acupuncturist
Therapeutic Masseur & Acupuncturist
Combining the highest levels of professional training and qualifications with decades of clinical experience, Roy Mumford is dedicated to working collaboratively with medical practitioners, supporting modern Western medicine with acupuncture to achieve optimum outcomes for patients.
A thorough understanding of the founding principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, as well as a deep respect and belief in the advantages of Western medicine, has seen Roy become a trusted practitioner in the successful treatment of a variety of conditions including chronic degenerative conditions, addiction, and mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Roy achieves outstanding results with musculoskeletal conditions, joint pain, back and neck injuries, pain management and the improvement of mobility, function, posture and general wellbeing.
Drawing on one of the core beliefs of Chinese medicine - that the mind and the body are not separate - Roy's work often simultaneously addresses both physical and mental or emotional conditions.
Roy has worked as an acupuncturist for 29 years, and works closely with the expert team of Allied Health professionals and Doctors to ensure his patients receive optimal, integrative care.
- Musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, back pain, neck pain, joint pain
- Stress disorders
- Pain management
- General wellbeing and improved movement, posture and functionality
C Coral Williamson
Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing
Coral Williamson has been with Cape Byron Medical Centre for 12 years, supporting the practitioners and attending to patients with her caring, easy-going manner.
Working side-by-side with the team of GPs, Coral has extensive experience in all facets of nursing.
At the core of everything Coral does in the clinic is a dedication to treating every patient with respect and kindness.
J Judy Gatwood
Registered Nurse Judy Gatwood plays a vital role in the care and treatment of many of Cape Byron Medical Clinic’s patients.
Judy works with patients to ensure they have a full understanding of their health, potential risk factors and preventative measures they can take to improve their wellbeing.
She educates patients on lifestyle changes and preventions that could help them avoid potential health problems in the future.
For patients who already have a diagnosis, Judy helps navigate the healthcare system, providing a link between the patient and a host of practitioners and implementing care plans. She takes time to help patients understand their diagnosis and the steps needed to manage their condition and improve their health.
Judy is a diabetes educator, working with patients to prevent Type 2 diabetes, or to manage the condition appropriately.
Judy’s goal is to ensure patients are well informed about all aspects of their health. Her down-to-earth, nurturing manner allows patients to feel comfortable and supported, and her extensive knowledge in all aspects of chronic disease management allows her to educate and empower patients to understand their unique heath care needs.
Judy takes great pride in helping patients live the healthiest, happiest life possible.
P Paula Bannan
K Kylie Arthur
Practice Manager - General Practice
Practice Manager - General Practice
Kylie has extensive experience in all aspects of administration and practice management, and continually strives to improve her skills, and implement new and effective processes to ensure the Clinic is run in the most professional way possible.
With patient care always her top priority, Kylie works to ensure the clinic’s busy schedule runs smoothly and all aspects of the patient’s care are thoroughly followed up and administered in a timely manner.
Overseeing the Clinic’s administration and reception team with a calm and friendly approach, Kylie takes pride in making sure each patient receives respectful, considerate care throughout every step of the process.
Outside her busy role, Kylie spends her downtime relaxing with friends and family.
C Catherine MacPherson
Practice Manager - Allied Health
Practice Manager - Allied Health
The Allied Health division offers patients a new level of holistic care, bringing together a group of specialists and professionals, working with patients and GPs to provide a multi-discipline approach to healthcare.
Catherine works with this team of professionals to guarantee the smooth and efficient management of the division, and ensure each patient receives the highest standard of care possible.
Providing an invaluable liaison between the Clinic and the Allied Health specialist providers, Catherine holds the patient’s best interest at the heart of everything she does.
Catherine is dedicated to creating innovative, streamlined approaches to health and wellbeing.
A self-confessed fitness fanatic, when she isn’t working Catherine spends her time enjoying everything our beautiful region has to offer including walking, spending time at the local markets and hanging out with her partner.
G Gail Barnes
Gail is a valued receptionist at Cape Byron Medical Centre. University educated and widely travelled, Gail has been with us for over 10years and brings a wealth of experience to her role .
She has lived and worked overseas, but has chosen Byron Bay as her home .
Gail says "I love working at Cape Byron Medical Centre because of the wide range of people I meet and the chance to work as part of a dedicated team ".