ABOUT US

Cooroora Family Health is a fully accredited general practice operating for over 7 years, located in the Noosa Hinterland township of Pomona on the Sunshine Coast Queensland.  The practice premises are located adjacent to the Pomona train station and sits in the main street next to the old historic Pomona Pub. 

The practice consists of two doctors with a third starting mid 2020. It is supported by two registered nurses, practice manager and four reception staff. We manage many health conditions in our rural practice and walk-in patients are welcomed and treated in our 3-bay assessment triage treatment room.  The practice has modern clinical equipment and a dedicated surgical and procedural room. All rooms are set up for minor procedures however we have a dedicated surgical/procedure bay for minor surgical procedures. We have onsite pathology collections, Electrocardigram, Lung Function Testing and Electrocautery for surgery.

Medical records at the practice are fully computerised. We are a mixed billing practice and bulkbilling is available to valid concession card holders, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders, DVA, children 16 years and under.

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OUR DOCTORS

DR. PHILLIP BARKER
MBBS/Rural Generalist training in Surgery
Bachelor Diagnostic Radiography/Ultrasoonography

Doctor Barker grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and moved to the Sunshine Coast Queensland around 15 years ago. Initially starting a career in the building trade and then gained his private pilot licence and began aerobatics. Switching his sites to Radiology, he worked at Westmead Hospital as a CT radiographer before realising his true passion in Medicine and Surgery. Achieving a rural generalist scholarship while studying for his MBBS at the University of Wollongong, his path to become a doctor began. 

Dr Barker graduated from the University of Wollongong with special interests in Rural Medicine and Surgery.  He specialises in general medicine, skin cancer surgery, minor procedures, chronic disease management, women, men’s and family health.  Dr Barker hopes to bring Ultrasound Point of Care Imaging to his practice at Cooroora Family Health in the future.

DR. JOHN WARREN
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Dr Warren graduated from the University of Queensland in 1978 and started at the Townsville Hospital serving terms in medicine, surgery, anaesthetics o&g, psychiatry, orthopaedics and accident & emergency. He spent time at the Palm Island Hospital as the part-time director with the Aboriginal Health Programme.

In 1982 Dr Warren moved to Mt Isa where he became the longest standing General Practitioner. He was a procedural General Practitioner reforming private Anaesthetics and private Obstetrics, with full Obstetric care boasting approximately 3500 deliveries since graduation. Dr Warren has continued CME activities in General Practice, especially those of Anaesthetics and Obstetrics. Attendance to Pelvic Repair Workshop, MET Procedural Weekend Anaesthetic Workshop. 

DR. KAREN RODGERS
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Nursing

Dr Rodgers comes to us as a Locum GP with vast experience in many areas ranging from Emergency Medicine to Paediatrics and with recent positions as Locum in remote Aboriginal Health locations.

Graduating Nursing in 2006, Dr Rodgers completed her degree in Medicine in 2013 where she worked at Ipswich Hospital, then shifting her focus to GP medicine before taking on the role of Career Medical Officer at Rapid Access Heart Centre, St Andrews Hospital in Toowoomba where she was the sole doctor in the emergency centre.