OUR TEAM

Doctors


Dr Algenes Aranha

Australian Diabetes Society
Endocrine Society of Australia
American Endocrine Society

We would like to introduce Dr Algenes Aranha as our onsite Endocrinologist.

He has lived and worked on the Gold Coast since 2015. He completed his FRACP in 2013, in both Diabetes and Endocrinology as well as in General Medicine.

Dr Aranha has worked for the past ten years in Queensland, also in the United Kingdom prior to that.

He is able to see the following conditions at the private clinics

  • Diabetes
  • Insulin pumps
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Hypogonadism in males
  • Adrenal, Pituitary, Parathyroid Disorders, Electrolyte Disturbances
  • General Medicine
  • Telehealth Consultations
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Deb Singh

Credentialed Diabetes Educator

Deb Singh is our on-site Diabetes Educator, offering sessions at Chesed Medical and Surgical practice. With over 20 years’ experience in nursing, she is passionate in her aim to help improve the lives of people currently diagnosed with Diabetes. She also assists families and carers along with those at risk of developing diabetes in the future. Deb shares the knowledge, skills, motivation, and confidence needed to manage diabetes and make informed decisions about diabetes care and treatment.

Consultation Types:

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Individual Consultations
  • Insulin initiation and titration
  • Gestational diabetes/ diabetes in pregnancy
  • Diabetes in the elderly
  • Medication Review
  • Insulin Pumps
  • Telehealth Consultations

Harry Tsang

Clinical Physiotherapist

Harry is a passionate physiotherapist that engages in a variety of evidence-based approaches to his treatments. He attends to extracurricular studies regularly to ensures that his patients have the choice to choose from the best fitted education and advices, as well as the techniques he had learnt through extra-curricular courses. He has previously worked in the Gold Coast University hospital, Robina hospital and Gold Coast GP Super Clinic, servicing both inpatient physiotherapy care and outpatient clinic based settings, Harry is also involved in the physiotherapy services during the Commonwealth games 2018 as well as providing physiotherapy first aid care for a several local AFL and soccer clubs in the past 8 years that he spent on the Gold Coast.

Issues Harry Can Help You With:

  • Chronic and acute Musculoskeletal injuries
    • Spinal conditions such as but not limited to: disc herniation, scoliosis, degenerative spine disease, ankylosing spondylitis, neck and back sprains
    • Peripheral conditions such as but not limited to: osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, shoulder and hip impingements, tennis elbow, patella instability, plantar fasciitis
  • Pre and post-operative orthopaedic physiotherapy care
  • Chronic neurological disorders management
    • such as but not limited to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic stroke rehabilitation
  • Sport related injuries
  • Exercise prescription and advice to manage diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart condition
  • Work related injury and return to work physical assessment (Workcover)
  • Motor Vehicle accident related injury (CTP insurance)
  • Chronic disease management for Department of Veteran affairs and Medicare patient

Madelin Jeffs

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Our Dietitian service at Chesed Medical and Surgical is provided by Madelin Jeffs from “Way of Life Nutrition”.

Madelin became a Dietitian to pursue her love for both health and food. She graduated from a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Queensland University of Technology in 2012 and has been working in private practice ever since. She has completed a certificate in Paediatric Nutrition at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and has also completed training in Eating Disorders.

Madelin has a special interest in diabetes, heart disease, women’s health (including PCOS & menopause), weight management and gastrointestinal issues. Madelin enjoys helping patients understand the important role food plays in their health, as well as teaching them how to make food healthy and enjoyable. She believes that every patient can achieve positive and effective change with the right help and support.

Rachel Cosgrove

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Rachel is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with over six years of experience in providing nutrition and dietetic care, four of these years providing services within Gold Coast Health’s chronic disease and post-hospital program. This has resulted in the development of specialised knowledge and skills in the nutritional management of people with chronic diseases, including:

  • Cardiovascular Disease/ Risk Factors
  • Heart/ Cardiac Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Liver Diseases
  • Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes/ Pre-Diabetes

Rachel also currently works in a mental health hospital. Some of her other areas of particular interest/ expertise include the influence of mental health on nutrition, and the management of gastrointestinal issues. In addition to those listed above, clinical areas that she is experienced in include:

  • Mental Health Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Malnutrition/ Deconditioning, including prescription of nutrition supplements
  • Gastrointestinal issues, e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux, diverticulosis
  • Nutrient Deficiencies
  • General unhealthy or disordered eating patterns

Rachel uses a motivational interviewing approach with her clients, assisting them with making long term lifestyle/ behaviour changes to help them reach their own nutrition goals.

She provides on-site, telehealth and home visit consults to meet individual needs, and can provide individualised meal plans.

Bulk billing is available to DVA clients and those with a GP chronic disease plan. Concession rates and private health fund rebates are also available.