Our Professional Nursing Staff
Endorsed Enrolled Nurses
Dr Michael Keating - Principal
B.Med (Newcastle) FRACGP ACCAM (Mon)Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (CASA)
Prior to training in Medicine, Dr Keating worked as a Travel Agent & then undertook a Diploma of Applied Science in Nursing in Sydney. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Newcastle, NSW in 1989 as a mature age student. Moving back to Brisbane in 1991 with his wife and two sons he commenced surgical training gaining valuable experience in paediatric surgery & urology, plastic surgery and neurosurgery. In 1994 he moved into general practice in Rockhampton and attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. An experienced pilot himself, he is also an aviation medical examiner for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and a consultant in aviation drug and alcohol management. He also pursues his surgical interests performing skin cancer surgery and works with visiting Plastic & Reconstructive surgeons providing breast and abdominal plastic surgery procedures. With Dr Brad Lorraway he also provides a Sleep Apnoea Clinic diagnosing and treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. Dr Keating has been practicing in Rockhampton for twenty years and is committed to providing a very high standard of care and going the extra mile for his patients.
Dr Brad Lorraway - Principal
MBBS Qld. Dip.RACOG.FRACGP
Dr Brad Lorraway is a founding partner of City Heart Medical. He is Rockhampton born and bred, having 25 years of general practice experience. Whilst enjoying all aspects of general practice he has particular interests in Diabetes, Nutrition, and Diving & Travel Medicine, and treatment of Sleep Apnoea.
Dr Lame’ Bartlett
MBChB (Pretoria) FRACGP
Lame’ graduated in 1992, from the University of Pretoria, in South Africa.
Her work experiences have included environments in both Public and Private sectors.
At the 1 Military Hospital- extensive Ultra Sound/ Sonar experience in the Radiology Department. At the Pretoria Academic Hospital- in the Emergency Medicine Department.
The hospital environments were rewarding and challenging, but her passion was to do GP work- with a flair for Family Medicine- especially Woman and Children related health care.
This led her to practice medicine at the “Poly Clinic”, a Family Medicine Clinic attached to 1 Military Hospital, as well as various private 24 Hour Medical Clinics.
Lame’ and her family (husband Steven and daughter Caitlin) immigrated to Australia in 2007, together with Dr Kruger and his family, and settled in Rockhampton.
She has continued her focus in Family Medicine, and has a well-established practice at City Heart Medical.
Dr Sudarshan Sharma
MB BS FRACGP
Dr Sharma graduated in Medicine from India in 2003. Then he spent 2 years working in General Medicine at the NHS Hospital in UK. He immigrated to Australia in 2006 and joined the Accident & Emergency at Rockhampton Hospital where he gained wide experience in all aspects of medicine during his term for 3.5 years. He & his family like the friendly nature of the Central QLD people & decided to settle in Rockhampton. He lives with his wife and a son. He has been working as a General Practitioner at City Heart Medical since Jan2010 & obtained his Fellowship with Royal College of General Practitioner in 2012. He is interested & enjoys all aspects of general practice and aims to make general practice a warm, welcome and positive experience for all age groups. He is passionate about promoting preventive health medicine to region of Rockhampton and looks forward to meeting you.
Dr Lea Kleinschmidt
MB BS (Qld) FRACGP
Dr Lea Kleinschmidt is a graduate of the University of Queensland Medical School. She has worked in various locations around Central Queensland for over twenty years. Lea divides her working life between general practice and the Rockhampton Hospital.
Dr Rick Kruger
BSc (Pret) MbChB (Pret) MMED (Fam.Med) (Pret) FRACGP
Dr Rick Kruger completed a Science degree prior to graduating in 1993 from the Medical Faculty at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He gained experience in a rural practice initially for 2 years and later joined a group general practice in a bigger town where he spent the next 10 years. It was during this period that he enjoyed being an After Hours Surgical Consultant at the local public hospital. He performed various caesarean sections, emergency operations on stab, gunshot and dog bite victims, appendectomies, adeno-tonsillectomies and other minor surgeries. He also completed a Masters Degree in Family Medicine during that period. In 2007 Dr Kruger, his wife and three children immigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland where he joined City Heart Medical. He has since been accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Rick is a generalist and enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine especially working with children. He also has a special interest in Skin Cancer and Sports Medicine and completed certificates in Skin Cancer Medicine and Skin Cancer Surgery. Rick is a certified mental health provider and inserts the Mirena contraceptive device. His spare time passions are his family, their acreage and triathlon. Dr Kruger is committed to his patients and believes in a holistic approach and the value of preventative medicine.
Dr Sushil Kumar
MBBS FRACGP MRCS(Ed) EM Cert (ACEM)
Dr Kumar graduated in medicine from Chennai, India in 2002. After graduating he went to the UK and worked with NHS for 5 years.
He completed basic surgical training and MRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. After immigrating to Australia in 2009, he worked as a medical officer in Emergency Department at Rockhampton Base Hospital for over 4 years and did Certificate in Emergency Medicine from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
He joined City Heart Medical in February 2014 and completed Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2016. He brings with him the vast experience of having worked in different health systems around the world.
Dr Kumar and his wife Sonia enjoy living in Rockhampton. He is interested in all fields of general practice covering physical and mental health, acute and chronic health problems in all age groups, skin and preventive medicine.
Dr Leigh South
Born and bred in Rockhampton and educated at Rockhampton Girls Grammar School (where she was Dux and proudly added the prize in Home Economics to those of Maths 1, Maths 2, Physics and Chemistry!). Leigh graduated from Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1986. During her three years at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra and Mater Children’s Hospitals and the Geelong Hospital, she developed a passion for Child Health and was Senior Resident Medical Officer in Oncology and Principal House Officer in Psychiatry. She completed her General Practice training with the Family Medicine Program, where she was Trainee Liaison Officer in 1991, and is a Vocationally Registered member of the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Leigh has been in General Practice in Rockhampton since 1992 and her other special interests include Women’s Health, Aboriginal Health and Skin Cancer Surgery. Outside work Leigh tutors in Indigenous Advocacy at the Charles Darwin University and manages her musician partner. Her two daughters are following in her footsteps, studying Medicine at the University of Queensland.
Dr Than Aung
Dr Aung obtained his MBBS degree from the University Of Medicine 1, Myanmar in 2007 and has worked as a Medical Officer and a General Practitioner in Myanmar. He went to Singapore in 2011 and gained further clinical experience in acute medicine as a Medical Officer in the A & E Department.
He has been working in Australia since 2014 as a RMO in Rockhampton Base Hospital and Nambour General Hospital and has gained valuable experience in the Australian Healthcare System. He decided to pursue his career in General Practice because of his interest in Family Medicine and is very happy to join City Heart Medical in 2017.
He lives with his wife in Rockhampton which they like for its friendly atmosphere. His hobbies are travelling and listening to music.
Endorsed Enrolled Nurses
Janelle is the Practice Manager and has grown up in the local Rockhampton area. Janelle commenced at the surgery in 2005 and has a Diploma in Practice Management and has worked within the Medical Community in various administrative roles since 2000.