The Theodore Medical Team

Medical Practitioners

Professor Bruce Chater OAM

Chair, Rural Wonca (Working Party on Rural Practice)

Head, Mayne Academy of Rural and Remote Medicine, University of Queensland

Dr Bruce Chater has been the practice principal since 1981 and has particular interests in surgery, obstetrics, back manipulation, acupuncture and nutritional medicine.

Dr Adele Love

Dr Adele Love has completed her training in Rural General Practice and has a special interest in Women’s Health. Dr Love works Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 12.30pm. Once a month Dr Love provides a Women’s Health Clinic in Taroom.

Dr Elizabeth Clarkson

Elizabeth is also a Medical Officer Right of Private Practice with admitting rights to Theodore Hospital and has an advanced skill in Emergency Medicine.

Dr Daniel Baum

Having started my life in Hong Kong, I moved to Australia in 2005 with my Dad and two brothers to attend The Southport School on the Gold Coast. On the Gold Coast we led active lives participating in all extra-curricular activities humanly possible.  Following school, I made the move to Brisbane to complete a Bachelor of Science at UQ, residing at Cromwell College. Whilst I UQ I became an active member of the University of Queensland Rugby Football Club. During this time I took 6 months away from university to take up an opportunity to play rugby and work in the South of France, where I had my first taste of country life. I worked for the local vineyard and played rugby, so I the good fortune of being at the epicentre of the two most valued things in the town.  Following my undergraduate studies on my pursuit of a career as a Doctor, I spent time in Vanuatu, Fiji, and Nepal, in communities where I continued to develop my understanding around access to services and resource limitations, a common feature of many rural communities. This then prompted my next course of study – Master of International Public Health at the UNSW, which had a focus on healthcare in under resourced settings, prior to commencing medical school at the University of Notre Dame Sydney.  While in medical school I completed clinical rotations in the Hawkesbury region at the base of the Blue Mountains, at in Ballarat, Victoria. I have subsequently continued my work in Victoria, working in Ballarat and Ararat (a rural town by Victorian standards!), and now on a pathway to becoming a Rural Generalist, with the intention of developing skills in GP, Emergency, and Obstetrics. I am looking forward to the next phase of my journey in Theodore and all that I will be able to learn from my new teachers and community.

Other bits about me – I have kept bees and chickens, spent 12 days at sea sailing from Auckland to Tahiti, and have been involved in the rescue of a sinking vessel under the glow of an active volcano in Vanuatu. I enjoy creating things and have developed woodwork and photography as a bit of a hobby (tips for photo spots please!). I love sport, and I am an average (at best) golfer. I speak passable French, so if you do too and want to practice, I am always keen. I am excited to return to Queensland, to get to know the people of Theodore, and become part of your community.



Alix Hedington
RN (Registered Nurse), Practice Nurse

Immunisation Endorsed

Hailey Pressey
RN (Registered Nurse),
Leah Hewitt
Endorsed Enrolled Nurse

5 days per fortnight

Brooke Sparrow
Registered Nurse
Lisa Fredriksson
AIN (5 days per fortnight)

Aboriginal Health Worker

Aboriginal Health Worker
Tamia Kyle
Shontelle Beezley

Health Improvements

Hollie Leavers
Registered Nurse
Wendy Kirby


Kyi Smith
Wendy Kirby

Coal Board Medicals

Shekaylah Dodd

Practice Manager

Natalie Dunk Andrews
Practice Manager – remote support
Danielle Martin
Practice Manager

Natalie and Danielle see the day to day running of the practice in conjunction with Anne. Natalie and Danielle job share this position week about with Wednesday being their joint day

Operations and Finance Manager

Anne Chater
Operations and Finance

As Operations and Finance Manager, Anne co-ordinates the many facets of general practice, particularly in the area of finance.

In May 2019 Anne was awarded the Australian Association of Practice Management Queensland Practice Manager of Year. This award is sponsored by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited.


Diannne Beezley
Jarlin Bayles and Adella Stevens


Shirley Mills