Doctors Who Consult From Clifton Medical Centre
The Team of experienced healthcare practitioners and staff at Clifton Medical Practice are committed to providing quality family Medical Care. Our modern facility provides dedicated General Practice services as well as Specialists working hand in hand to deliver holistic patient care.
Dr Francisco Rodriguez
“Franco’ graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Queensland in 2009, after attaining a Bachelor of Science with first class honours in Mathematics and Physics.
He worked at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital before moving to Cloncurry where he studied under the well-known rural General Practitioners, Drs Bryan Connor and Julie Verran.
He has been in Clifton since 2014 with no intention to move on.
Franco has a special interest in skin cancer surgery including head and neck lesions. He attended courses with the Australian College of Cutaneous Oncology (ACCO) under the famous Dr Anthony Dixon,
Other medical interests include cardiac rehabilitation, smoking cessation strategies (he was a pack a day smoker for many years before quitting himself), other minor surgical procedures such as steroid injections, ingrown toenails, diabetes, polypharmacy minimization, mental health and palliative care.
Franco lives with his wife Annie, an intensive care nurse at St Andrews Hospital Toowoomba. Other interests include astrophotography.
Dr Santiago Monsalve
Dr Santiago ‘Santi’ was born and raised in Colombia in a family with a very strong rural connection and background. Dr Santi obtained his MBBS from the University of Antioquia, Colombia in 2011. Since then, he has worked in primary and tertiary hospitals within Australia and Colombia. After spending several years in registrar roles in ICU, Cardiology, Adult Medicine and Rural Medicine, he is now in his last year of fellowship training as a Rural Generalist with Advanced Skills in Adult Medicine. Dr Santi is close to completing a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care from the University of Sydney.
He volunteered during medical school to provide medical assistance to forcibly displaced farmers in Colombia by the local violent conflict who had to relocate due to safety concerns. This demonstrates his commitment and strong connection to rural communities who face similar challenges his grandparents did.
Besides his focus in Adult Medicine, Dr Santi has a special interest in Mental Health and is happy to see any person seeking some help in this area. Any other type of consultation is encouraged as he welcomes children, youngsters, and women with obstetric or gynaecological concerns.
Providing help and assistance to the Clifton community makes him very satisfied of his role within the community. He lives locally to Clifton and is excited to build a long-term clinical relationship with the Clifton community.
Clifton Medical Practice is very fortunate to have Intern Doctors from the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service placed here on a 10 week full time rotation to experience General Practice Medicine. Each Intern will bring different experiences and will work closely with all residents of the Clifton Community Health Service and see patients in the Medical Practical under the supervision of our GP’s.