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Meet our Team

Our Team

Dr Claire Schmidt

Dr. Claire Schmidt

General Practitioner
MChB Medicine (UK), BSc (Hons), FRACGP, DCH, Grad. Cert. Mental health

Dr. Claire Schmidt brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Allora Medical. Having completed her training in the United Kingdom, she specialised in pediatrics before relocating to Australia, where she spent 12 years contributing her skills to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in primary health and emergency settings.

With a strong commitment to rural medicine, Dr. Schmidt's experience has given her valuable insight into the unique healthcare needs of communities in remote areas. She has developed a special interest in mental health and psychotherapy, recognising the significance of addressing psychological well-being alongside physical health.


In December of 2022 Dr. Schmidt became the proud owner of Allora Medical. She has made it her mission to ensure each patient who walks through the practice doors receives excellent care personalised to their needs. 

Bronwen Howsen

Dr. Bronwen Howson

General Practitioner - on extended leave

Dr. Bronwen Howson graduated from Monash University in 1987. Before commencing general practice, she spent several years working as a resident at Western General Hospital (now Footscray hospital) in Melbourne. 

Dr. Howson's areas of interest include women’s health, preventative health, psychological medicine, counselling, holistic and complementary medicine. Outside of work she enjoys being in nature, bushwalking, swimming, reading, listening to music and knitting.  


Dr. Kevin To

Junior Registrar

Kevin To was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He completed multiple degrees in the field of Sciences before earning his Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Queensland in 2021. Before starting his general practice, Kevin worked as a resident medical officer at several hospitals around Queensland, including Rockhampton Hospital, Capricorn Coast Hospital and Health Service, and The Prince Charles Hospital, in various specialties. He enjoys all facets of general practice. Outside of work, Kevin is a fan of horror movies and loves cheesecake. He also enjoys keeping fit at the gym.


Dr. Christal Kong

Junior Registrar

Dr. Christal Kong graduated from Monash University (Malaysia) in 2020. Before starting her career in general practice, she gained experience as a resident medical officer in various health services, including Mackay, Townsville, and Brisbane. Outside of her medical work, she finds joy in exercising, traveling, and exploring different cuisines.


Dr. Paulo Barac

Junior Registrar

Originally from South Sudan, Dr. Paulo Barac and his wife migrated to the Garden City in 2000. Having completed his studies, Dr Paulo joins the Allora Medical team as a Junior Registrar. 

Visiting Specialists

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Dr. Lemya Abdalla


Dr Lemya Abdalla is a Consultant Geriatrician who specialises in acute and sub-acute Geriatric medicine. Dr Abdalla graduated from the University of Gezira with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and completed MRCP exams (UK) in 2017. She has extensive experience working in internal medicine in the Middle East for over 10 years before migrating to Australia in 2014. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in 2022 having completed her basic physician training in Toowoomba and undertook Geriatric advanced training at Mater Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital. Dr Abdalla provides comprehensive outpatient geriatric services to Allora Medical Practice, whilst also holding a permanent position at Toowoomba Hospital.

Dr Ellie Skelton - GPT4

“Allora Medical Practice is an exceptional practice for registrars at any stage of training. Since starting here as a GPT1, I have been well supported by a wonderful team of experienced and kind supervisors as well as knowledgeable nursing and administration staff. I am really privileged to be working here and would encourage any registrar to consider doing the same

Our Nurses

Meet our compassionate team of nurses who provide a vital contribution in caring for our patients here at Allora Medical.

Carroll Nurse Practitioner


Nurse Practitioner

Genny Nurse Manager


Nurse Manager

Terri Registered Nurse RN


Registered Nurse

Tamika Enrolled Nurse


Enrolled Nurse

Jodie Enrolled Nurse


Enrolled Nurse

Deanna Pathologist


S&N Phlebotomist

Our Support Team

Our reception team are the core of our operation here at Allora Medical. Your can be sure that each time you visit the practice you'll be greeted with a smile,  and leave with the confidence that you've came to the right place.

Mary-Ann Practice Manager


Practice Manager



Administration Officer

Kylie Administration Officer


Administration Officer

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Administration Officer

Our Allied Health Team

Our allied health team at Allora Medical is an integral part of our healthcare services. With their expertise and dedication, you can trust that you'll receive evidence-based care, tailored towards your goals.

Podiartry service



Appointments are available every month.




Appointments are available every month.




Appointments are available every month.




Appointments are available every month.




Appointments are available every week.

Diabetes Educator


Diabetes Educator

Appointments are available every month.

Healthy Lifestyles Australia

The team at Healthy Lifestyles are passionate in delivering evidence informed practice. They are focussed on providing you with information, education, assistance and advice, empowering you to make informed decisions for your well-being.

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Emma Mcintosh


Matthew Miller Exercise Physiologist

Matthew Miller

Exercise Physiologist

Emma believes that true transformation comes from understanding and nourishing both the body and the mind. She guides her clients through a personalised, evidence-based and holistic practice to empower them to make positive changes and reach their goals. 

Her main areas of professional interest include: 

  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

  • Gut Health

  • Women’s Health (PCOS, Endometriosis, etc.)

  • General Healthy Eating

Matthew is highly motivated and enjoys seeing his patients achieve noticeable and meaningful results with their physical and mental health through his exercise programs. 


His main areas of professional interest include: 

  • Aged Care resident exercise program review and project development 

  • Veterans physical and mental health 

  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation

  • Management  Athlete development

Join our Team of health professionals

At Allora Medical, our people are recruited because they share our values of integrity, positivity & curiosity. We continually invest in our team to develop their skills, so we can provide the quality healthcare our patients and community deserve.


If you're a dedicated GP looking for an opportunity to contribute to our mission, we are actively recruiting. Contact us today to explore exciting career opportunities with the Allora Medical team. 

Join our team

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