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All of our doctors provide care specifically tailored to meet the needs or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and provide culturally appropriate care to our diverse community of patients. Dr Zia and Dr Atalla are multilingual.

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Dr Zia (Hafiz M Ziaullah)


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Ziaullah (Dr. Zia) gained his medical degree in 2006 and has extensive experience gained in general practice in Australia and within the Australian public hospital sector.
Dr Zia provides all general practice consultations including Mental Health, chronic disease management, antenatal care, and men’s and women’s health.

Dr Zia has a special interest in medical cosmetic procedures, radio frequency and laser treatment of various skin types and conditions. He has successfully completed courses in skin cancer and Aesthetic Medicine in Australia and provides general skin cancer care and surgery.


Dr Tim Craven

General Medical Practitioner, Male FRACGP

Dr Tim Craven has joined Sippy Downs Family Clinic as one of our permanent Doctors. Dr Tim has extensive General Practice experience and is a true local to the Sunshine Coast. Dr Craven has a holistic approach to medicine and offers all general practice consultations including mental health, skin checks, minor skin surgeries, health assessments, chronic disease management, antenatal checks, commercial drivers license, pre-employment checks (including drug & alcohol tests on site) and much more.


Dr Michael Atalla

Skin Cancer Doctor, Male FRACGP

Dr Michael Atalla has joined Sippy Downs Family Clinic as one of our permanent Doctors. Dr Michael gained his medical degree in 1973 and has worked in Cairo and the UK before moving to Australia in 2012. Dr Michael brings over 39 years of General Practice experience to our Clinic.

Dr Michael provides all aspects of general medicine including Mental Health, Women’s & Men’s Health, Child & Adolescent Health and chronic diseases management. He is highly trained in the area of skin cancer and performs a wide range of skin cancer surgery including grafts and flaps.

On his days off work Dr Michael enjoys DIY projects, bible studies and loves travelling with his wife.


Dr Peggy Dubert

Dr Peggy Dubert qualified in South Africa in 2003 and moved to Australia in 2008. Dr Dubert has worked in various Australian states/territories in the Emergency Medicine field.

She completed her GP training in 2017 in Sydney.

Dr Peggy enjoys all aspects of General practice but she has a special interest in Antenatal care, supporting patients with Mental Health concerns, Paediatric patients and woman’s health including implanon insertion and removal and looking after patients with chronic illnesses. Dr Peggy’s qualifications include the MBChB, FRACGP, DCH ( Diploma of Child Health) and a CEM ( Certificate in Emergency Medicine)

Outside of work hours Dr Peggy and her family are planning on exploring the outdoor life on the Sunshine Coast.


Dr Mark Veltmeyer

Dr Mark graduated from the University of Queensland in 1984

He has extensive experience which includes two years as country superintendent in Emerald and Surat from 1986-1988, Anaesthetics training in Canterbury Kent UK in 1989, General Practice in Bundaberg in 1990, the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore from 1991-1992 and as a Practice Principal in Nambour from 1992- 2021.

Dr Mark has an special interest in Sports and Diving Medicine as well as all aspects of General Practice, Skin / Solar damage procedures and minor operations.

Dr Mark’s interests outside work include Surfing, SUP , Snow Skiing, Cycling and Gym


Dr Ifey Florence Anekwe


Dr Ifey trained in UK, and gained extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of paediatrics, leading to full membership of the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health. She has worked in medical facilities in Nigeria, UK, New Zealand, Tasmania, NSW, Victoria and Central QLD.

Dr Ifey loves all aspects of general practice. Her interests include child’s health, women’s health, antenatal care, contraception advice, implanon insertion and removal, mirena removal, cervical screening, chronic disease management, asthma, COPD, diabetes, and hypertension. Others include weight loss advice, skin cancer medicine, minor surgeries, travel advice and immunisation.

She is currently working towards a fellowship of RACGP.

Outside of work, Dr Ifey enjoys aerobic exercises, traveling the world and relaxing with family and friends.