Introducing Our Team

Dr Russell Hunter Dr Hunter graduated from the University of Queensland in 1983. He held registrar positions in paediatrics and geriatrics while at the PA Hospital. He has a fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and a certificate  in Family Planning. He enjoys keeping up to date with the latest skin cancer detection and treatment techniques and he is a member of the Australian Skin Cancer College. Utilising his surgical skills Dr Hunter offers vasectomy procedures to new and existing patients.  He is interested in all aspects of General Practice, particularly skin cancer, paediatrics and general medicine.

Dr Meg Marsden Meg has worked in the Cleveland area since 1986. She resides in the area and has three grown children who have finished university and some have left the nest. General Practice appeals to Meg as it allows her the opportunity to care holistically for her patients physical health. She is interested in helping her patients achieve happiness and contentment with life.

Dr Noella MacPherson Dr Noella graduated from university in 1994. She joined the Pivotal team in November 2010. Her interests are in all areas of general practice with an emphasis on young children, women and family medicine. Noella enjoys reading, music, gardening and spending time with her family.

Dr Simone Carlotto Simone graduated from Griffith University in 2011 with first class honours. Simone began working at Pivotal Health in January 2014 and returned to the practice in a permanent role in 2016.  Simone has a passion for all areas of general practice with an emphasis on Women’s Health.

Dr Simone had a baby boy in March 2020 and a daughter in April 2022. Being a busy mum Simone works 3 days a week and a rotational Saturday roster.  Simone loves going to the beach, keeping fit, animals and travelling especially to remote areas of Australia and to her mum’s home town in the Philippines.

Dr Adrian Ellis Adrian graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. He joined the Pivotal Health team in January 2014 while on the GP Training Program. He is returning to the practice from 18th January 2016 in a permanent role. Prior to medicine he worked as a physiotherapist for 16 years and has significant experience this field. Adrian’s practice of both physiotherapy and medicine have provided him considerable experience in health promotion and chronic disease management. He has a passion for paediatric and family medicine he is enjoys delivering patient centered care to his patients. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, photography and travelling and walking his labradoodles Dave and Mitsy.

Dr Hemantha Gamage is the newest member of our clinical team and joined the Pivotal Health team in August 2023. Dr Hemantha brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice. Dr Gamage has completed his fellowship in general practice (FRACGP) in early 2016.

He has worked as a GP in the Redlands for the past 7 years. He is passionate about comprehensive and thorough patient care and is commitment to his patients.

Outside of work Dr Hemantha enjoys taking care of his garden, growing vegetables, working on DIY projects in various fields and attending to his bees.

Dr Sarah Young

joins our team from the week beginning 22nd January . Dr Sarah joins us for her first year on the GP Training Program, she has an interest in supporting patients through life and to develop strong therapeutic patient-doctor relationships in the community.

Completing her Medical degree Canberra in 2020 she has worked at Redlands Hospital and PA Hospital since graduating. She has grown up as the daughter of a GP and worked as a GP Medical Receptionist while studying so has a great understanding of how a practice runs.When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young daughters and slowing down in nature and at the beach.

Maria Lewis – Registered Nurse Maria joined our team in 2013 and brings with her many years of nursing experience. Maria has worked in various areas of nursing including acute care in the hospital setting, aged care and general practice. Maria enjoys the challenges and variety general practice brings.

Sue Dalrymple – Registered Nurse Sue joined the Pivotal team in December 2018. Sue has recently relocated to QLD from Victoria. She has extensive experience in working in General Practice.

Admin Team

Emma Kohler Practice Manager

Beth Front Desk Manager

Reception Team