Meet the Doctors

Dr Heinrich MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, Grad Cert Family Medicine, GAICD

Dr John Heinrich graduated from the University of Queensland in 1996 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).  He completed his residency in Rockhampton, then moved to Blackall to take up a position as the Medical Officer at Blackall Hospital.  After 2 ½ years in Blackall, Doctor Heinrich was invited to become the Medical Superintendent at Mundubbera Hospital.  He stayed in Mundubbera  and ran the Mundubbera Medical Centre till mid-2006, when he moved to Toowoomba.  After working briefly at the Range Medical Centre, he became a Visiting Medical Officer at St Vincents Hospital Emergency Centre.  Doctor Heinrich is married to Linda, and has four beautiful children.  His outside interests include a small cattle property near Toowoomba, wood-working and rifle shooting.  He enjoys escaping on his motorbike whenever possible.

14Dr Maurice Gunhouse  B App Sci MBBS (Qld) FRACGP

Dr Gunhouse is married with children and loves Toowoomba.

Unlike most doctors, Dr Gunhouse did not enter medicine from high school, instead taking a variety of different jobs before returning to study for a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Chemistry and the an unusual combination of a Psychology minor, at Queensland University of Technology. He went on to complete his MBBS in 2001 at the University of Queensland, and completed his intern year at the PA Hospital. The following year saw him doing terms at the Mater Children’s, QE II, Prince Charles and PA Hospitals to broaden his medical experience. Following an interest in internal medicine, he trained as a medical registrar for 2 years at the QE II, Ipswich, and PA Hospitals – training in Cardiology, Geriatrics, and General Medicine. Dr Gunhouse came to Toowoomba in 2006 to study and work in General Practice and achieved college fellowship in 2008. He describes General Practice as the most rewarding job he has ever had. Doctor Gunhouse has special interests in Family Medicine, Aged Care and Men’s Health. He has visiting rights at St Andrew’s and St Vincent’s Hospitals and works part-time for the St Vincent’s Private Emergency Centre.

Dr Ben Griffin MBBS FRACGP

Dr Ben Griffin graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987 and  moved to Toowoomba in 1988. Dr  Ben Griffin is interested in all aspects of General Practice Health Care with special interest in children, aged care and mental health matters. Dr Griffin has visiting rights to St Andrew’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and the Hospice.  Dr Griffin is an Accredited Trainer for the General Practice Training Program for Queensland.

Dr David van Gend    MBBS  FRACGP  DipPallMed

Dr David van Gend has been a GP in Toowoomba since 1997, raising three sons with his wife Jane. After twenty years at Toowoomba’s oldest medical centre, Mackenzie House, he and Dr Ben Griffin merged their five-doctor practice with The Doctors on Erin St. Since 2002, Dr van Gend has been a Senior Lecturer in the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School of Medicine and for six years he was the representative for GP Queensland on the Queensland Health Working Group for Palliative Care in Children. His special area of expertise is palliative medicine, the relief of suffering in advanced disease, and he serves on the Toowoomba Hospice Medical Advisory Committee. Dr van Gend sees patients in nursing homes and in their own home when needed, as well as both private hospitals. 


Dr Mary Donohue graduated from the University of Queensland in 1981 and then worked in a number of Queensland Hospitals i.e. Townsville, Brisbane, and Redcliffe for a few years before moving overseas to be in the UK. Dr Donohue completed her GP training in the U.K. Following her years in the U.K. Dr Donohue moved to Malaysia where she worked in General and District Hospitals.  Dr Mary Donohue worked at Mackenzie House Medical Centre since 2008. Dr Mary Donohue is interested in all aspects of General Practice Health Care with a special interest in Dermatology.

Dr John Jasinski MBBS, BScPt

Dr. John Jasinski moved to Australia from Canada in 2009 to pursue his medical training at The University of Queensland. After graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), he completed his internship and two resident medical officer years at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) on the physician training pathway before commencing general practice training 2017. His special interests include orthopaedics, sports injuries, spinal health and men’s health.

Prior to starting medicine, Dr. John obtained a Bachelor degrees (BSc) in Biology (1998) and Physical Therapy (2002) from The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. This led to a successful 10-year career as a physiotherapist working both in the hospital setting with patients with chronic diseases/rehabilitation presentations as well as in private clinics. He is currently completing a post graduate degree investigating ways to decrease anxiety, depression, and burnout in medical students and doctors.

Dr. John is married to his beautiful wife Jennifer, and has two amazing children. As a family they are very excited to be living in Toowoomba.

Dr Raylin De Jesus

Having recently completed a Diploma in Child Health Dr Raylin is very interested in all aspects of child health and reminds parents and carers that all children under 16 years are Bulk Billed.  Dr Raylin has a special interest in women’s health.

Prior to joining Mackenzie House Medical Centre in January 2017 Dr Raylin worked at Breast Screen Qld.

Dr de Jesus will be away from WTMED till July 2020 while she completes some further education at Toowoomba Hospital.

Dr Geir Woldsnes

Dr Geir enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in children’s health (all children under 16 years of age are bulk billed). He also enjoys dermatology and offers skin cancer checks on adults.

Dr Geir graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014 and worked for 3 years at Redcliffe Hospital outside Brisbane in various disciplines prior to commencing general practice. He completed the Diploma of Child Health in 2017.

He grew up in Norway and moved to Australia 12 years ago. He lives with his wife and young daughter in Toowoomba.

Dr Cara Kajewski BN BMED

Dr Cara Kajewski graduated from a Bachelor of Medicine in 2015 at the University of New England. She returned to her home town of Toowoomba and completed internship and residency at the Toowoomba Hospital and spent some time as a Emergency Registrar at Ipswich Hospital.

Following the arrival of her daughter in 2018 she has developed an interest in the early infant period, which led to her obtaining and Accreditation in Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) through Possums for Parents and Babies which gives her some unique skills to share with parents surrounding infant feeding and sleep.

Her other interests are women’s health and nutrition/environmental health. Outside of work most of her time is spent enjoying time with her young daughter, getting in the outdoors and travelling.

Dr Devaindran Elango MD

Dr Dev Elango
Dr Elango

Dr Devaindran Elango achieved his MD degree in Moscow, Russia in 2014. He trained initially in Malaysia for 2 years, before moving to Townsville where he did his residency for another 2 years in The Townsville Hospital. He has trained in several departments including General Medicine, Paediatrics and Emergency. He is interested in all fields of General Practice particularly Dermatology. Dr Elango can speak English, Tamil, Malay and also Russian.

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