Offering an extensive range of evidence-based medical services

delivered with personal care and your long‑term health in mind

At Saltwater Medical we have gained a reputation for providing exceptional care, without compromise.

We’ve brought together a diverse team of experienced, consultant-level GPs, all of whom practice with a focus on providing you with high-quality, generous care. While our doctors are all fantastic generalists, many also have sub-specialised training and experience, including in the areas of skin cancer, aviation medicals, lactation, contraception, iron infusions, complex care, and mental health conditions, to name but a few.

At Saltwater Medical, we are a 100% female-founded, owned, and managed practice. We also have 4 female consultant FRACGPs practicing with us, so you can be sure we know our way around health issues that affect women.

  • Pap Smears
  • Breast Checks
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Preconception Counselling
  • Sexual Health / STD checks
  • Contraception
  • Infertility
  • Iron Infusions
  • Cervical Cancer Vaccination
  • IUDs (Mirena, Copper & Kyleena) and Implanon Insertion / Removal
  • Sexuality / Gender Concerns

With a slew of kids between us, our team know all about the health challenges parents and children face with growing bodies and developing immune systems. Our doctors can help with expert advice and services tailored for your precious little people.

  • Newborn Checks and Sleep Issues
  • Infant Feeding Advice
  • Baby and Childhood Vaccinations
  • Growth and Development Checks
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Asthma
  • Toileting and Bowel Issues
  • Allergies
  • Behaviour
  • Adolescent Health Care
  • Sexuality / Gender Concerns
  • Diabetes

We understand that men sometimes prefer to see a male doctor, so we have 3 experienced and down-to-earth GPs – Dr Rick Allen, Dr Eddie Hinch and Dr Aaron Lewis – all with extensive experience dealing with men’s health issues.

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Urinary Issues
  • Mental Health
  • Infertility
  • Prostate Checks
  • Testicular Checks
  • Sexual / STD Checks
  • Sexuality / Gender Concerns

Mental Health concerns are incredibly common and can affect people at all stages of life. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, help is available. All our GPs are trained in the assessment and treatment of mental health conditions and can help you find a way forward. We do ask you to please book a long consultation (40-minutes) if you need to discuss mental health concerns with your GP, as this gives your doctor time to provide comprehensive and meaningful assistance, without impacting on the patients booked after you in their list. 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Relationships
  • Eating Disorders
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • Care Plans

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help now, call triple zero (000). You can also call Lifeline on 13 11 14 — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Organisations providing support for people with mental illness and their families and carers throughout Australia. Click here for a listing of some of the main groups.

Our doctors are all consultant GPs, extensively trained and experienced in managing and co-ordinating the broad spectrum of general medical conditions that affect people throughout every stage of life. If you’ve got a health issue, we’re bound to be able to help. 

  • Sports Injuries
  • Dermatology (Allergies, Acne, Eczema etc.)
  • Mental Health
  • Quitting Smoking
  • Bowel Issues and Screening
  • Heart Health
  • Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer and Palliative Care
  • Lung Disease
  • Allied Health Referrals
  • Auto-immune Disease

Immunisation protects you, your family and others in the community from serious diseases, which is why we strongly support the National Immunisation program in Australia. Learn more about the benefits of immunisation and how vaccines work.

Our practice administers a range of immunisations, all supervised by our doctors and administered by our experienced nursing team. We strongly support immunisation and have developed an appointment process that is simple, safe, and effective. All vaccination appointments need to be made by calling reception to ensure the correct type of appointment is booked, and so that the vaccines, the treatment room, and a nurse is available for your consultation.

  • Childhood Vaccinations
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Cervical Cancer Vaccinations
  • Shingles Vaccinations
  • Pneumococcus Vaccinations
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations

Having a newborn is a special time. It can also be a time when you need expert advice and support to feel confident in your parenting journey. We have several GPs who have a special interest and extra training in post-natal care to support parents and bubs.

  • Newborn Checks and Sleep Issues
  • Infant Feeding Advice
  • Post-natal Mental Health Support

As we age it’s important to make sure you have a good relationship with a GP you can trust. At Saltwater Medical, our GPs can assist in the management of a range of age-related conditions to help you continue to live life to the full.

  • Over 75 Health Assessments
  • Chronic Disease Health Care Plans
  • Heart Checks
  • Annual Influenza Vaccinations
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis/Osteoporosis
  • Drivers Licence Medicals
  • Blood Pressure
  • Mental Health

Health Assessments and Care Plans prepared by your GP play a vital role in co-ordinating multidisciplinary care. They also give you access to Medicare subsidised services provided by other healthcare professionals, such as Psychiatrists, Counsellors, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists.

Please book a long consultation if you need one of our GPs to perform a Health Assessment or prepare a Care Plan so we have time to provide comprehensive assistance and so we can book time with a nurse to assist. 

  • Mental Health Care Plans
  • 45-49 Health Checks
  • Over 75 health assessments
  • Chronic Disease Health Care Plans (e.g. Diabetes, Asthma)

Did you know one Australian dies from skin cancer every six hours? Our Sunshine Coast lifestyle is amazing, but we live in the skin cancer capital of the world. So, when it comes to managing your skin cancer risks, prevention and early detection are your best defence. That’s why it’s important to get your skin checked regularly by a doctor experienced in performing skin cancer checks, with the right diagnostic tools, systems, and practice team behind them. Saltwater Medical Skin Cancer Clinic offers a comprehensive suite of skin cancer services, delivered by the team you know and trust, and designed to help you detect skin cancer before it’s too late.

  • Expert Comprehensive Skin Checks
  • World Leading Diagnostic Tools
  • Cryotherapy
  • Biopsies and Shaves
  • Curettage
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Non-Surgical Treatments

Many of our team and doctors have extensive personal and professional experience supporting the LGBTIQ+ community. If you’re experiencing concerns related to your sexuality or gender, or you simply want to go to a doctor who ‘gets you’, you can be assured of our genuine support, experience and understanding.

  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Identity
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Transitioning
  • Sexual / STD Checks
  • PrEP & HIV
  • ECG Heart Checks
  • Spirometry – Lung Function
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Iron Infusions
  • IUDs & Implanon
  • Venesections
  • Minor procedures and excisions
  • Ear Syringing
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Wound Care
  • Aviation Medicals
  • Insurance Medical Reports
  • Driver’s License Medicals