Meet the Team

Discover the dedicated professionals reshaping healthcare in the Discovery Coast Region. From Dr. Dani's rich expertise to our practice manager Pamela Mackie and the entire team, we're united in prioritising your well-being.

Dr Dani Buchanan

General Practitioner
Dr Dani, a former naturopath turned doctor, brings a wealth of experience to our practice. Graduating from his medical studies in 2007, he completed GP training in 2012 and is a qualified supervisor of registrar training.

With six years of experience as the Medical Superintendent at Biggenden Hospital and a background in rural medicine, Dr Dani is highly skilled in emergency medicine and has special interests in General Practice, Chronic disease management, and emergency care.

Dr Dani's commitment to our region runs deep; he grew up in Bargara and has watched Agnes Water transform into the thriving community it is today. Your health is his priority, and he looks forward to working with you.

Dr Paul Laurent

General Practitioner
Dr Paul Laurent is a fellowed GP who strongly values attentive, patient-centred, and holistic care. He treats all conditions but has special interests in mental health, lifestyle medicine, gastroenterology and skin cancer medicine.

After completing his medical degree in the UK at Cambridge University and Kings College London in 2007, he worked extensively in the hospital setting, gaining further training in internal medicine and tropical medicine. He then switched to general practice and completed his specialist GP training in the UK in 2017.

Since moving to Australia two years ago with his young family, he has completed further training in mental health and skin cancer surgery.
Dr Paul likes to practice healthy living and has a great love for the sea and watersports. He is currently available on a part-time basis.

Pamela Mackie

Practice Manager and Registered Nurse
Pamela Mackie, with a foundation in community and health management, offers significant expertise to our team. Serving as an Elected Councillor for Miriam Vale Shire Council during 2006 to 2008 and a Board Director for GAPDL between 2004 and 2008, her dedication to community welfare is evident. As a Registered Nurse with roles such as Facility Manager at Bindaree Lodge Boyne Island and Health Superintendent at Gladstone Ports highlight her commitment to health and aged care.
With a Graduate Diploma from Central Queensland University and a hand in launching "Work Healthy- Retire Well", Pamela seamlessly blends patient care with operational excellence. Rooted in the Queensland community, she's dedicated to your well-being and enhancing your health journey.

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