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.

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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 Jagdeep Gill

Clifton Medical Practice Welcomes Dr Jagdeep Gill, FRACGP.
Dr Gill is a regular GP to Clifton Medical Practice. He will be providing health care to you from another location via our Video Health consults.  As the patient, for video health you will still attend Clifton Medical Practice, you will still see a nurse, you will still see our admin team, you will still get your observations done such as temperature or blood pressure.
However, Dr Jagdeep will be joining your consult via our state of the art, high tech, high definition and secure video health cart.



Dr Fang-Wei Chen

Dr Fang Wei Chen is warmly welcomed to Clifton Medical Practice.
Dr Chen is our video health GP, providing health care to you from another location on a Friday. As the patient, you will still attend Clifton Medical Practice, you will still see a nurse, you will still see our admin team, you will still get your observations done such as temperature or blood pressure.
However, Dr Chen will be joining your consult via our state of the art, high tech, high definition and secure video health cart.

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Dr Joanna Pappas

Dr Jo has been working at Clifton since 2015 and after a two-year break has returned to CMP. She graduated in Medicine from Deakin University in 2011 and obtained her Fellowship in General Practice in 2017. She spent a year working in Paediatrics in Toowoomba and completed her Diploma of Children’s Health at the same time. Dr Jo also has post graduate qualifications in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dr Jo has an interest in all areas of medicine including small skin procedures. However, her special interest areas are paediatrics, women’s health and palliative care.

Dr Jo grew up on a grain property on the Darling Downs and went to boarding school in Toowoomba. She has a good understanding of rural life, and the challenges people face. She has four young children and lives with her family on acreage halfway between Toowoomba and Clifton.

When she’s not at work you might find her running the back roads of the district training for her next event.



Dr Shahid Waheed

Dr Shahid Waheed completed his General Practice training in Queensland and obtained the Fellowship of the Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) in 2016. He also holds membership of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (MCFP). He is an Academic Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, Gold Coast. He is a StAMPS Examiner and Specialist Pathway Assessor for the Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (AACRRM). He has worked at various Queensland hospitals and Monash Health in Melbourne, completing his Emergency Medicine training.

Dr Shahid is a passionate, skilled team-player, teacher and an enthusiastic Family Physician. He provides the up-to-date evidence-based medicine holistic healthcare to his patients for their physical and mental health, social, cultural and other clinical needs.

Dr Shahid likes to practice all aspects of general practice with special interest in acute care, asthma, cardiovascular risk management, diabetes, paediatrics, Implanon insertion and removal, minor procedures, preventive health and chronic disease management.

Dr Shahid will be joining us Mondays via video health, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the practice and Thursday's video health.


Administration and Nursing Team

🌟 They are the backbone of our operations, ensuring smooth and efficient functioning every day. From managing appointments to maintaining records, they handle it all with utmost professionalism and care.

Our admin team works harmoniously to provide exceptional support to our patients and staff. They are not only highly skilled but also warm, friendly, and always ready to go above and beyond to assist you. Whether it's answering your queries or ensuring a seamless experience, they strive to exceed your expectations.

Their dedication and attention to detail reflect our commitment to delivering top-notch healthcare services. We are grateful for their hard work, passion, and unwavering commitment to providing the best patient experience possible.

Join us in celebrating our amazing admin team and the crucial role they play in our medical practice!


💉🏥 These compassionate and skilled professionals are the heart and soul of our medical practice, providing high-quality care and support to our patients.

Our nursing team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort, safety, and well-being throughout your healthcare journey. They possess extensive knowledge and expertise in various medical procedures and treatments, keeping up with the latest advancements in patient care.

With their kind and empathetic demeanour, our nurses create a nurturing and healing environment for patients and their families. From administering medications to monitoring vital signs, they are vigilant in providing attentive care and swift response in any situation.

Above all, our nursing team embodies our commitment to delivering personalised and holistic care. They are advocates for your health, taking the time to listen, educate, and empower you to make informed decisions about your well-being.

Join us in recognizing and applauding our incredible nursing team for their unwavering dedication and contribution to our medical practice!