DOWNS SPECIALIST CENTRE

The Best Health Professionals on the Darling Downs

Free Parking

Secure parking available on site for clients

Find Us

Conveniently located at 146 MacKenzie St, East Toowoomba QLD 4350

A collective of health professionals and doctors working with you to give medical care and advice for you and your family

Practitioners provide care to patients from Toowoomba, Darling Downs and Rural South Queensland.

Downs Specialist Centre

 

Our high standard of patient care begins with our friendly welcoming staff and continues with our city’s most respected and reputable specialists, health care providers and auxiliary support services.

All the professionals at Downs Specialist Centre are committed to excellence in care and advice.

Located at 146 Mackenzie Street, East Toowoomba with parking conveniently on-site.

Have an enquiry?

Medical Services

The Downs Specialist Centre provides offices for the below medical practitioners:

Toowoomba Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery Practice

Toowoomba Bariatric Surgery is Toowoomba’s most experienced, skilled and informed weight loss surgery practice. Our multidisciplinary team ensures you get the best option for you to get your life back. 

TBS’s personal approach is to meet face to face and tailor the best plan of action. We want to give you the best tools you need in order for your weight loss to be life-changing and long-term.

Dr Evan Willingham

MBBS, FRACS General Surgeon

For over 10 years, Dr Willingham has practiced as a general surgeon exclusively in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs. He has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland.

Dr Willingham is a visiting Surgeon at all Toowoomba’s hospital facilities and his rooms are located in the Downs Specialist Centre.

 His other clinical interests include:

Gastroscopy

Colonoscopy

Laparoscopic gastrointestinal and gallbladder surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Anti reflux and hiatus hernia surgery

Stephanie Greene

Nutritionist

Stephanie is a Toowoomba based Dietitian who completed her Master of Dietetic Studies & Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at UQ. She is passionate about spending quality time with patients and assists patients to achieve their nutritional goals.

Dr Michael Egerton

MBBS, FRACS General Surgeon

Dr Michael Egerton attained a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland in 1979. He first came to Toowoomba as a medical student in 1978 before returning in 1980 as a junior doctor. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr Egerton went on to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1986.

Dr Egerton is a qualified general surgeon with many years of experience performing endoscopic procedures.

Dr Egerton currently holds several clinical positions in Toowoomba; he is a Visiting Medical Officer at St Vincent’s and St Andrew’s Hospitals; his private rooms are located at St Vincent’s Private Hospital. He was Director of Surgery at Toowoomba Base Hospital from 1986 to 1991. Dr Egerton was one of the initiators of laparoscopic general surgical interventions in Toowoomba – he also helped other surgeons to implement these minimally invasive procedures in Stanthorpe, Kingaroy and Warwick.

 His other clinical interests include:

Gastroscopy

Colonoscopy

Breast Cancer Surgery

Colorectal and Bowel Cancer Surgery

Upper GI Surgery

Endocrine Surgery

Dr Alok Gupta

MBBS, FRACS Nephrologist

Dr Gupta is originally from New Delhi, India where he completed his MBBS, basic training in General Medicine and advanced training in Nephrology. Dr Gupta subsequently moved to Toronto, Canada and completed a two year clinical Fellowship in Nephrology.

After coming to Australia, he consulted at the Mildura Base Hospital in regional Victoria. In 2015, he was awarded his FRACP in Medicine and Nephrology by Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has honorary appointments at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash Rural School of Medicine.

Dr Gupta is available for renal consults for inpatients and outpatients at St Andrew’s Hospital for all conditions relating to Nephrology.

 His other clinical interests include:

Glomerulonephritis

Resistant Hypertension

Electrolyte Disorders

Medical management of renal stone disease

Dr Pradeep Subramanian

General Surgery Endoscopy

Dr Pradeep Subramanian is a general surgeon with a special interest in open and laparoscopic complex abdominal hernia repair in addition to all General Surgical elective and emergency operations.

Dr Subramanian completed his medical training in India before moving to Australia where he achieved Australian Medical Council General Registration in 2009. He is currently establishing private practice as well as serving as a staff specialist surgeon at the Toowoomba Base Hospital since February 2017. He holds GESA Accreditation for Colonoscopy and gastroscopy. Dr Subramanian speaks English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Punjabi.

Dr Anoj Dharmawardhane

MBBS, MS, MMIS, FRACS General & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Senior Lecturer at UQ

Dr Dharmawardhane had his initial surgical training in Sri Lanka and was Board certified as a Gastrointestinal Surgeon in 2008. He had further postgraduate training as an Upper Gastrointestinal Fellow at the Monash Medical Center in Melbourne. After further rural fellowships at the Royal Darwin Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital he obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015.

He moved to Toowoomba in 2016 and has been involved in emergency and elective work at the Toowoomba Base Hospital. Dr Dharmawardhane obtained a further postgraduate Diploma from the University of Adelaide in Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2016. His special interests are Upper GI surgery including anti-reflux procedures, colorectal surgery and laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery). He is a GESA certified endoscopist with procedural skills in both gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Paediatric Dental Group

If your child has been referred to us, it means they require specialist care, performed by a specialist. We are different to a general dental practice. We have undergone years of formal specialist training in the field of paediatric dentistry.

We are passionate about what we do, and are renowned for our service, professionalism, integrity and standard of care. We are an ethical practice that provides specialist treatment, promotes a fun environment, and ensures complete care.

Our commitment is to treat our patients, their families, their referrers and each other with respect, dignity and dedication.

Paediatric Dental Group treat infants, children and adolescents. Our specialty training involves many years of post-graduate study and working in various hospitals and clinics dedicated to caring for children.

At Paediatric Dental Group, we take great pride in what we do, some of which is:

Comprehensive dental treatment for children.

Care for anxious children.

Management of pain and infection.

Frenectomies for newborns with feeding issues.

Dental treatment for children with medical conditions.

Emergency management of dental and oral / facial trauma and injuries.

Management of enamel hypoplasia and related conditions.

Management of developmental conditions, including enamel hypoplasia, missing teeth, extra teeth and abnormal eruption of teeth.

Paediatric oral surgery – including removal of teeth, management of impacted and supernumerary (extra) teeth, tooth transplants, and soft tissue surgery.

Interceptive Orthodontics.

Endodontic (“nerve”) treatment for children.

Diagnosis and management of genetic conditions and syndromes that affect the teeth and mouth.

Treatment under general anaesthetic or sedation when indicated.

Kids Physiotherapy Toowoomba

Toowoomba Kids Physiotherapy is a satellite clinic of Rothwell Physiotherapy and Rothwell Kids Physiotherapy in Brisbane. We provide services to babies, toddlers and children. NDIS Registered.
At Kids Physiotherapy Toowoomba we have a passionate and experienced team, who provide personalised services for:
• Babies & Children
• Movement Delays
• Orthopaedic Conditions
• Children with Disabilities

At Kids Physiotherapy we offer services to babies and children in a playful and supportive environment.

We can assist babies and children with a variety of conditions including:

Head Shape Asymmetries (Plagiocephaly/Brachycephaly/Scaphocephaly)

Torticollis (Favouring of next rotation to one side due to muscle tightness)

Stiffness (high tone/hypertonia) in your child’s trunk, arms and legs

Floppiness (low tone/hypotonia) in your child’s trunk, arms and legs

Delays in achieving movement skills (eg crawling, sitting, walking)

Frequent falls, poor balance, poor coordination

Foot and leg orthopaedic anomalies (eg in-turning, out turning, tip-toe walking)

Upper limb orthopaedic anomalies (eg hand fisting, erb’s palsy/brachial plexus injury)

Maria Katsarou

Systemic Therapy and Counseling Specialisation

Master of Clinical Psychology

Trauma Therapies: EMDR, CBT, EMDR for Children, TIR

Member of the APS, the AAFT and EMDRAA

Maria has almost two decades of experience behind her, working as a psychologist-psychotherapist since 2005. She studied Systemic Therapy and Counseling at the Systemic Institute of Thessaloniki, as well as Trauma therapy with EMDR in 2013 and other Trauma Therapies (Far CBT, EMDR for children, TIR). 
Maria spent years working for non-governmental institutions in Greece, helping vulnerable people with addiction rehabilitation, as well as doing a diverse range of psychology work in a private practice.

Along with her husband and child, Maria has called Toowoomba home since 2016. After moving, she has worked with Lives Lived Well, before practicing in Magnolia House Psychology & Therapy.
She also continued her academic journey here, graduating from the University of Southern Queensland with a Master of Clinical Psychology. Maria is an AHPRA-approved psychologist and Clinical Registrar, a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a Clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) and a member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA).

We are very pleased to say that as of 2023, Maria practices as a sole practitioner at the Downs Specialist Centre.

Elizabeth Addie

Postgraduate Diploma Professional Psychology

Bachelor of Science (Honours Psychology) First Class Honours

Graduate Diploma Psychological Studies

Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Master of Education (Guidance & Counselling)

Graduate Diploma Education (Careers)

Graduate Diploma Education

Bachelor of Arts

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)

My passion is to help people work through challenging situations to create positive, hopeful, happy lives.

I am a psychologist and relationship counsellor. Before setting up my own private practice I worked for 16 years as a counsellor in S.E. Queensland with schools, TAFE and Relationships Australia. I also provided a loss and grief program for children with Centacare. I then worked as an intern psychologist with Better Futures Psychology Services.

I integrate my counselling skills and my experience in understanding and helping people with psychological knowledge and evidence based treatments to assist you to make the positive changes you would like to create in your life.

I help:

Couples helping them to manage the inevitable problems which come from being part of an intimate caring relationship, to focus on their goals of happiness, growth and caring for each other and to learn new skills to meet life’s challenges.

Adults to improve wellbeing and address mental health issues.

Young people to address mental health challenges and make confident and purposeful transitions to adulthood.

I have a commitment to lifelong learning and am constantly studying and undertaking professional development to improve my skills and knowledge.

Contact Us