Our team’s main objective is to provide high quality, reliable and region specific health care to meet the needs of our patients. Our doctor’s focus on ensuring their skills and knowledge remain up to date. Our patients are our main priority and we work hard to ensure we exceed their expectations and provide a caring service.
Our team of occupational health and general practice doctors work together with our administration and nursing professionals in their delivery of health care.
Doctors at our clinic have extensive experience across a range of areas including skin cancer screening and removal, emergency medicine, the management of orthopaedic injuries, women’s health and minor procedures including circumcisions and vasectomies. Due to the distance to specialists, our doctors are comfortable working closely in a share-care arrangement for expectant mothers, the management of ongoing chronic conditions and in cases where palliative care is required
Dr Johann Scholtz graduated in 1981 from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. His medical career began in a South African rural area where he was medical superintendent of a 90 bed hospital for 15 years. In addition to this work, he acted as a district surgeon where anaesthetics, caesarean sections, abdominal ops and trauma presentations were part of his daily duties.
Dr Scholtz and his family immigrated to Australia in 1997 and settled in Moranbah, taking up the medical superintendent role as well as a GP in private practice. He attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2000 and became an Australian citizen in 2002. His wife re-qualified as a pharmacist a year later.
Dr Scholtz’ commitment to Moranbah saw him spearhead moves towards a sustainable medical workforce model for the area and in 2008 he expanded the private practice to double its original size, founding the group practice, Moranbah Medical (now Sonic HealthPlus Moranbah) in partnership with Dr Reyno Nieuwoudt.
In his spare time, Dr Scholtz enjoys yachting, boating and travel.
Dr Devendra Kumar has been a valued Moranbah health professional since 2011 when he joined the then, Moranbah Medical. Originally qualifying in India, Dev has lived and worked in Australia since 2007 and successfully attained the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2012. Dr Kumar is a popular GP with a following in Moranbah and Mackay where he works part time at Concordia Medical.
As part of the team providing medical services to Moranbah Hospital, Dev has a special interest in emergency medicine and also enjoys the procedural side of patient care. He has a variety of skill sets including training to insert Mirena type devices and lap band adjustments.
In his spare time Dev spends time with his two daughters and his wife, Suman who is also a doctor working in Mackay. Dev is an enthusiastic handy man who also enjoys tinkering with his computers and all things technology related.
Long-time Moranbah resident, Lea Anderson, has an in-depth understanding of the complex dynamics of our resource dependant region. She has worked in general practice and healthcare for six years in management roles and has a strong focus on growing and developing her team. Lea’s collaborative leadership style and commitment to getting the best out of her people sees her working in partnership with others to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients and the clinic. Lea is motivated by delivering quality healthcare, providing excellent customer service and fostering a happy team environment in the Sonic HealthPlus Moranbah Clinic.
Having grown up on a local cattle property, Taryn Jones has a longstanding and close connection with the Moranbah region. After graduating as a registered nurse in 2002, Taryn has spent over 12 years working in general practices throughout regional and rural Queensland. In 2013 Taryn completed her post-graduate certificate in child, youth and adolescent health through QUT University and has been a qualified nurse immuniser since 2008. Taryn has been working at the Moranbah Clinic for three years and is currently pursuing her Masters in Nursing. Taryn enjoys many aspects of her nursing role, including working in a team with her GP colleagues to ensure the very best patient outcomes as well as her frequent interactions with new mothers and their babies.