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Some things deserve more time and attention

We believe your health is one of them




We are a family-owned, private general medical practice supporting experienced GPs to deliver their expert medical care. The specialist doctors consulting from Saltwater Medical offer patients an extensive range of evidence-based medical services. All delivered with personal care and your long-term health in mind.

How can we help you today?

Saltwater Medical is a family/doctor-owned practice

We're also 100% female-founded, owned, and managed

Starting with just one doctor and a vision for excellence back in 2017, we wanted to set the standard in high-quality healthcare on the Sunshine Coast. Now, we have more than 16 passionate health care professionals working with us, including 7 highly experienced, independent consultant General Practitioners.

A message from our Practice Owners

Thank you for sharing in our vision of providing exceptional healthcare without compromise. Our practice owners are proud locals with deep families ties to Caloundra that reach back over 100 years. They started Saltwater Medical with a laser-like focus on supporting the delivery of high-quality care with kindness, compassion, and expertise. Staying true to this vision, we have brought together a team of independent medical professionals dedicated to excellence.

We encourage you to read through our website to understand our practice policies, the fees our GPs charge, and how to best access their care.

Dr Nicola Kettleton-Butler
MBBS UQ | FRACGP | B. Sc App (Human Movement Studies-Exercise Management)
Practice Principal | Independent Consultant General Practitioner | Co-owner
Jen Kettleton-Butler
MBA (EXEC), Dip Mgt, Ad Cert. GD
Practice Director
With our best wishes, we warmly welcome you to our practice!

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Time is precious, which is why we give you more of ours and we respect yours. The doctor's appointments are generous, so you’ll never feel rushed out the door. And because they don’t overbook their lists, you’ll find they run on time – barring a medical emergency.


We believe in treating patients with the same care we would give our own loved ones. Our staff and independent doctors not only have professional expertise but they truly believe in our vision of supporting the delivery of a kind and compassionate healthcare service.


The GPs consulting at Saltwater Medical are highly experienced doctors with an empathetic style and exceptional clinical skills. They are all Fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) which makes them consultant-level specialists.

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