Meet our Team

Dr Terry Russell is the team manager of Russell Medical Centre. Dr Russell was the first doctor in Queensland to use the Plastibell device.

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Our Doctors

Dr. Terry Russell
Dr. Terry Russell

MB, BS, DIP RACOG, OAM

The principal of Circumcision Australia group of doctors is Dr Terry Russell OAM. Dr Russell was the first doctor in Queensland to use the Plastibell device, and he pioneered the use of anaesthetic cream in Australia for a safer, more comfortable circumcision. His research forms the basis for current best-practice. Dr Terry Russell is the only doctor ever appointed a mentor of the R.A.C.G.P for the teaching of circumcision. Dr Russell also developed his own technique dividing tongue and lip tie using an instrument which minimise any bleeding and resulting successful outcome. He has four children and fourteen grand-children of whom he is very proud.

Dr. Peter Loth
Dr. Peter Loth

MB, BS, DIP RACOG

Dr Peter Loth. MB.BS, Dip RACOG Dr Peter worked as a GP which included Obstetrics for many years. He has performed circumcisions for over 40 years and has used the Plastibell technique exclusively for the past 30 years and tongue and lip tie procedures for 13 years. He has operated at Russell Medical from 2002 -2018 however remains as a mentor for our current doctors to provide and share his knowledge on circumcision procedure. His leisure interests include caring for his grandchildren, gardening, wood turning and fine woodwork.

Dr. Melissa Gilbert
Dr. Melissa Gilbert

GP

Dr Melissa Gilbert has been a part of the team at Russell Medical Centre since mid 2011. She was trained in plastibell circumcisions and tongue and lip tie divisions by Dr. Russell. Since then she has performed 4500 circumcision and 1700 Tongue tie procedures.

Melissa is a University of Queensland graduate, obtaining her medical degree in 2005 and her RACGP fellowship in 2011. She divides her work hours between general practice, surgical assisting and the procedural work she does at RMC.

Dr. Carly Hupfeld
Dr. Carly Hupfeld

GP

Dr Carly Hupfeld obtained her medical degree in 2010 and completed her intern and junior years at Logan Hospital before obtaining her RACGP fellowship in 2015.

Carly was trained in plastibell circumcisions and tongue and lip tie divisions by the team here at RMC. She currently divides her time between general practice, surgical assisting, procedural work at RMC and family life.

As a mother, Carly understands the worries we go through as parents and aims to look after your children as though they are her own.

Our Team

Suna Fairweather
Suna Fairweather

Practice Manager

Suna has been working for Russell medical centre since 2003. She’s a mother of two boys and has assisted in many procedures during her 17 years at the centre.
Rebecca Francis
Rebecca Francis

Registered Nurse

Bec has been working at Russell Medical Centre since mid 2016. and previously had 6 year of Orthopaedic Nursing experience. Bec gained her Endorsed Enrolled Nursing Diploma in 2010, where she was working within the private sector before gaining her Bachelor of Nursing Degree from The University of Queensland in 2013. As a mother of two small children, Bec highly empathise and understand the importance of having a supportive and well experienced medical staff, treating your children.

Charmaine Coxen
Charmaine Coxen

Practice Nurse

Charmaine is a practice nurse that has previously worked in a hospital setting. As a mother of three, grandmother of four, she has high levels of compassion and a strong ability to empathise with those in her care.
Joanne Argyris
Joanne Argyris

Senior Medical Receptionist

Jo has been working for Russell medical centre since 2010. She has been working in the medical field for 40 years. Jo is a mother of three girls and proud grandmother of eight.
Elissa Eyers
Elissa Eyers

Reception Staff

Elissa joined Russell Medical in 2020 after working in administrative positions for over 16 years. As a proud mother of four daughters, Elissa is dedicated to offering a supportive approach to all families
Nitshell Burling
Nitshell Burling

Medical receptionist

Nitshell joined Russell medical team in 2020.