Maroochydore Doctors

Dr Peter Alroe Dr Peter Alroe (Practice Principal)


Brisbane born and University of Queensland trained, Dr Alroe has been living and practicing on the Sunshine Coast since 1996. He finds the variety of people, age groups and backgrounds, keeps family practice interesting and fresh.

Dr Alroe has a specialised interest in skin cancer identification and treatment, the use of technology to assist skin examinations and refining surgical techniques. He finds great satisfaction in providing affordable and high quality treatment that might otherwise be out of reach for many.

Dr Alroe also spends time each week caring for the needs of the elderly in a nearby residential aged care facility.

Away from medicine, he can be found careering down off-road cycling tracks, peddling the length and breadth of the Sunshine Coast roads or indulging the silliness of his young grandkids.


 Dr Richard McDermott Dr Richard McDermott


Richard became a GP in UK in 2003, having previously worked in a variety of specialities, including a stint as a psychiatrist in semi-rural Queensland.

In 2012 he completed a PGCE in medical education and started supervising doctors training to be GPs.

In 2015 he returned to Aus and started work at North Shore Medical Centre.

Richards special interests include skin surgery, child development, ATSI health (NCACCH Health Check Day GP), gastrointestinal, and palliative care.

He is passionate about communicating clinical evidence to empower patients to make decisions about their own health.

In his spare time he goes to the beach with his young family or kitesurfs.



Dr Denise Z McDonald Dr Denise Z McDonald


Dr McDonald is a Sunshine Coast local who first became a Registered Nurse before completing a teaching degree. Then having decided upon medicine as her preferred career path Dr McDonald dedicated herself to General Practice. She has been practicing on the Sunshine Coast for over 16 years.

Dr McDonald is passionate about being a family doctor. She has an interest in all aspects of General Practice from antenatal care to aged care, from travel medicine to skin checks and treatment of skin lesions.

She worked as an examiner with the Royal Australian College of General Practice for 10 years. Now she enjoys her role as a GP Registrar supervisor - educating, mentoring and supporting the next generation of doctors.

Outside of work Dr McDonald enjoys spending quality time with her extended family.



Dr Sarah Burgess Dr Sarah Burgess


Canada born with medical degree from the University of Queensland in 2012. She has practiced medicine on the coast for the last 5 years and is in her final year as a GP registrar.

Sarah has an interest in women's health, paediatrics, travel medicine and preventive health. Away from medicine, Sarah is a busy mother with a love for all things outdoors.




Dr Nandini Prasad

MBBS, BMedSci, MStud

Nandini grew up in New Zealand before completing her post-graduate medical studies in Queensland. She has been working the past 2 years within the Brisbane hospital systems. As a first year GP registrar, Nandini wants to acquire a wide range of knowledge and has many areas of special interest. Outside of work, she has a passion for dancing, travel and the culinary arts!