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Meet our friendly team
At Hill HealthWise, we’re a team with our patients. We work together for the best health and wellness outcomes for you and your family.
Our GPs, allied health practitioners, and team of nurses are dedicated to delivering confidential, supportive and compassionate patient care.
Our team is committed to continuing education and best practice. We are accredited by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL).
Dr Patricia (Trish) Hill
Dr Patricia (Trish) Hill is the principal GP at Hill HealthWise. She has been practising for 23 years.
After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1997, Dr Trish worked in both rural and urban areas of North Queensland where she completed her general practice training. A passionate health advocate, Dr Trish is committed to providing her patients with personalised, quality medical care.
Dr Trish is behind the the ‘old fashioned family GP’ environment you’ll find at Hill HealthWise, and she deeply appreciates the importance of continuity of care. In a world where change is ever present, Dr Trish sees her role as a ‘constant’ in your family’s life. She has a warm, approachable manner, and a thorough and investigative approach to challenging medical presentations.
Dr Trish is passionate about all aspects of family medicine but has particular interest in paediatrics, family planning, women’s health and pregnancy care, and comprehensive care of the elderly.
Outside of work, Dr Trish enjoys being a mum to three beautiful children. Together with her husband, Aaron, the family enjoys an active lifestyle.
Dr John Carlyle
Dr Carlyle has 48 years’ experience as a clinician. He is a foundation member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians London, a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners, and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Dr Carlyle began a medical clinic in Elanora in 1981 after relocating from Sydney where he established a substantial practice following his training at Sydney University, Sydney Hospital, and St Vincent’s Hospital.
Dr Carlyle was appointed as a Government Medical Officer for Gold Coast in the late 1980s.
Holding a degree in sociology, Dr Carlyle was the inaugural lecturer in sociology for nursing at Sydney Hospital. He was also involved in inaugural lectures at Griffith University Medical School.
Dr Carlyle is a barrister and consults on medical driver licence assessments and driver licensing issues arising throughout Queensland. He is experienced in all general medicine and diagnostic medicine, and has special in interest in skin cancer diagnosis and management.
Dr Mal Shinn
Dr Mal Shinn graduated from the University of Queensland in 1974. He completed his hospital residency at Ipswich General Hospital and later worked for Queensland Health as a medical officer in child psychiatry. In 1976, Dr Shinn commenced rural general practice in Beaudesert where he remained for several years.
Dr Shinn moved to the Gold Coast 1980 and has practised as a GP in the suburbs of Currumbin, Tugun, Palm Beach and Elanora ever since. He is currently working part-time at Hill HealthWise Family Medical Centre. As a GP, Dr Shinn in interested in most areas of medicine, especially mental and psychological health.
Jennie Beggs, Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Jennie is a diabetes educator with 16 years’ experience across all types of diabetes. Jennie helps her patients to develop skills in diabetes self-management through advice and knowledge, and supports them in their specific circumstances.
At Hill HealthWise, you’re greeted by our friendly and experienced support staff: Aaron Hill (practice manager), Ethan Hill, Alyssa and Sandie our reception team, and on-site nurse Patria.