Hill healthwise news update 2024


Exciting News! 🎉 Dr Lauren McKay Commencing 29th January 2024!

👩‍⚕️ Meet the newest addition to our Hill HealthWise healthcare family! 👨‍⚕️

🌟 We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Lauren McKay to our team. With a passion for women's health, Dr. Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to our practice. 🩺

Be sure to kickstart 2024 HealthWise by welcoming Dr Lauren and booking in for your health check.

Book online now through our website or download the AMS Connect mobile app from your app store. Alternately call our friendly reception team on (07)55345133 to provide more information and book your appointment now.


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. 

Dr Trish is a University of Queensland graduate who once finishing her undergraduate degree 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 Cindy Lee

Dr. Cindy Lee graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997 and has been working in General practice on the Gold Coast since 2001.

She has particular interest in the areas of antenatal care, child health, womens health, and all aspect of general medicine.





Dr Lauren is a GP/Rural Generalist who graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2015. She completed her junior doctor years with Gold Coast Health before undertaking additional specialty training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Emergency Medicine throughout various Southeast QLD Hospitals. She found her passion for General Practice and went on to complete her specialty GP training through the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
Lauren enjoys all aspects of general practice, with a particular interest in women’s health and antenatal care.
Lauren also has a passion for medical education allocating some of her time as Clinical Skills Tutor at Bond University School of Medicine tutoring medical students.
Outside of the clinic, Lauren loves spending time with her two young daughters Wren and Hadley, and her two Italian Greyhounds Bruce and Bernie.


cameron brown – psychologist

Cameron loves working with people who experiencing anxiety, depression and phobias, assisting them in their journey towards recovery and working on building back to their ideal life. My work is primarily in assisting you to understand any issues that are arising for you and working with you to find solutions or answers that help you reach the values you set. I work with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and also follow the works of Existential therapists such as Irvin Yalom. He is however able to utilise other modalities depending on client presentation.

 Cameron completed his education and training in Queensland (Griffith and QUT) and a few of his roles have been:

  • Inpatient addiction treatment on the Gold Coast
  • Inpatient mental health and addiction treatment in Thailand
  • Program development for outpatient settings for addiction and related disorders
  • Private practice in Burleigh, Elanora and Mudgeeraba (since 2011) 

In my time away from practice I like to travel, bushwalk and play boardgames and I am a Newcastle Knights tragic.

If you have been referred by your GP under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) then your visits can be partly covered by Medicare, up to 10 per year. Private fees are $170 per consultation. Concessions may apply. Please call reception for more information or insitepsychology.com 



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.

Support staff

At Hill HealthWise, you’re greeted by our friendly and experienced support staff: Aaron Hill (practice manager), Lorna, Julie and Lana our reception team, and our amazing on-site nurse Patria.

Get in Touch

Address |
45 Guineas Creek Road, Elanora
QLD 4221

Phone | 07 5534 5133

Get In touch

Address |
45 Guineas Creek Road, Elanora
QLD 4221

Phone | 07 5534 5133

Fax | 07 5534 5402

Email | reception@hhwfmc.com.au

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