Dr Anthony Kresevic

Your Trusted Partner in Comprehensive Healthcare

With a medical journey that spans over three decades, Dr Anthony Kresevic is a highly respected and dedicated doctor and owner of Edmonton Family Medical Centre. His deep-rooted connection to the Cairns community, both personally and professionally, defines his commitment to the well-being of his patients.

Academic Excellence and Diverse Experience

Dr Kresevic’s journey in healthcare began with his graduation in medicine and surgery from the University of Adelaide in 1987. His early years were marked by gaining invaluable experience across various hospitals in Adelaide, honing his medical expertise.

While his passion for Orthopaedic Surgery took him to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, UK, in 1994, Dr Kresevic later refocused his dedication on the holistic realm of general medical practice. In 1998, he achieved Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), a testament to his unwavering commitment to patient-centered care.

A Sports Medicine Enthusiast

Dr Kresevic’s dedication to healthcare extends into the realm of sports medicine. He is deeply immersed in the sporting pursuits of the Cairns community, from nurturing junior talents to supporting elite competitors. His contributions extend to serving as Team Doctor for various sporting entities, including the Northern Pride Queensland Rugby League (QRL) team, Brothers Rugby League teams, Cairns Taipans, and Marlins/Dolphins Basketball teams, as well as the Saints Swimming Club.

A Holistic Approach to Family Medicine

Despite his extensive involvement in sports medicine, Dr Kresevic remains passionately committed to all facets of family medicine. From the earliest stages of life to end-of-life care, he offers a comprehensive range of general medical services with a holistic and compassionate approach.

Mentorship and Education

Dr. Kresevic’s dedication extends beyond patient care. He is deeply committed to educating and mentoring the next generation of doctors and general practitioners. As a mentor to medical students from James Cook University (JCU) and GP trainees from TMT, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare.

Balancing Professional Excellence and Personal Life

In the rare moments of respite, Dr Kresevic enjoys the company of his family, friends and pets. His dedication to both professional excellence and a fulfilling personal life exemplifies his commitment to holistic well-being.

Dr Anthony Kresevic

Empowering Health, enriching lives: Dr Kresevic's Journey of Compassionate Care

Dr Johannes Haasbroek (Dr Bernard)

Dr Bernard: A Medical Journey from South Africa to Rural NSW

Dr Bernard’s extraordinary medical journey commenced in the vibrant landscapes of South Africa, where he embarked on his quest for knowledge and healing. His dedication to medicine and the pursuit of excellence led him to new horizons, including a pivotal move to Australia in 1996.

A Lifelong Commitment to Rural Communities

Dr Bernard’s path to becoming a trusted medical practitioner has been marked by a deep-rooted commitment to rural communities. For the past 16 years, he has been a beacon of healthcare excellence in private general practice in rural New South Wales. His unwavering dedication to the well-being of residents has left an indelible mark on the communities he has served.

Passion for Obstetrics and Surgical Expertise

Dr Bernard possesses a distinct passion for Obstetrics, underscored by his attainment of an Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. His expertise extends to minor surgical procedures, including Vasectomy and neonatal circumcision. These specialised skills have enriched the healthcare landscape for his patients, offering a comprehensive range of services.

A New Chapter in Cairns

Dr Bernard, along with his family, has chosen Cairns as the next chapter in his remarkable medical journey. He has settled in the tropical embrace of this vibrant region, and he believes it is a privilege tending to the diverse health needs of its residents. Dr Bernard brings professional excellence, compassionate care and a profound commitment to the well-being of the Cairns community.

With a wealth of experience, a passion for medicine, and a heart dedicated to rural healthcare, Dr Bernard is making a significant impact on the health and vitality of our region.

Dr Bernard

Dr Bernard has an interest in Obstetrics and minor surgery including Vasectomy and Neonatal circumcision.

Dr James Young

Dr James Young: A Globetrotting Advocate for Children’s Health

Meet Dr James Young, a seasoned and compassionate physician with a deep passion for children’s health. Driven by his innate empathy and a genuine concern for the well-being of the youngest members of our society, he has embarked on an incredible journey in the world of medicine.

A Champion for Child Health

Dr Young’s commitment to children’s health is underlined by his pursuit of excellence, culminating in the acquisition of his Diploma in Child Health in the United Kingdom. His profound understanding of the pivotal role a family doctor plays in the healthcare journey of a growing child is a testament to his dedication.

A Well-Traveled Communicator

Dr Young is not just a doctor; he’s a well-traveled communicator who has explored the world and honed his expertise both at home in Australia and across international borders. His extensive experiences have taken him to various corners of Queensland, including Townsville, Bundaberg, Normanton, Browns Plains, Goondiwindi, and St. George. Along the way, he has contributed his medical skills in intensive care nurseries, outpatient clinics, and bustling accident and emergency departments in hospitals in Brisbane, Glastonbury, and Somerset in the United Kingdom.

Education and Beyond

A graduate of the University of Queensland in 1983, Dr Young’s dedication to learning extends beyond borders. His proficiency in Mandarin reflects his commitment to bridging communication gaps and connecting with diverse communities.

Adventures Beyond Medicine

Dr Young is not one to be confined solely to the world of medicine. Beyond the clinic, he has conquered physical challenges, trekking the demanding trails of Kokoda and Kilimanjaro. Additionally, his enthusiasm for martial arts and skiing adds to his diverse repertoire of interests.

Welcoming a New Chapter in Cairns

In late 2023, Dr. Young became a valuable member of the Edmonton Family Medical Centre team. His arrival in Cairns in 2022 marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter in his journey, one that promises to bring his wealth of experiences and passion for children’s health to the forefront of healthcare in our region.

Dr James Young is not just a doctor; he’s a compassionate advocate for children, a global explorer, and a multifaceted individual dedicated to enriching the lives of those he serves.

Dr James Young

Dr Young is an experienced general practitioner with a special interest in children's health, trauma and travel medicine.

Dr Amin Shafighi Anbaran

Dr Amin Shafighi Anbaran: A Practitioner in Family Health

Dr Amin is a passionate General Practitioner with a diverse background and a love for both medicine and life’s adventures. Originally from Iran, he completed his medical education there and has been practicing as a GP since early 2017.

His  journey into medicine has been shaped not only by his professional experiences but also by his personal interests and hobbies.

One of Dr Amin’s greatest passions outside of medicine is traveling. During a visit to Finland to visit his sister, he discovered a deep-seated passion for exploring new places and experiencing different cultures.

Outdoors life

When not in the clinic, you’ll often find Dr Amin outdoors. Hiking is a favorite pastime, offering both physical activity and a chance to unwind amidst nature’s beauty. Additionally, he finds solace in swimming, which helps him stay active and refreshed.

Another interest he holds dear is chess. Dr Amin says he can spend hours engrossed in a game, finding joy in its strategic challenges. In quieter moments, he likes to indulge in classic movies from various countries, appreciating their storytelling and cinematic artistry.

Excellence and Empathy

Dr Amin’s approach to patient care is grounded in empathy and a commitment to holistic health. He believes in building strong relationships with patients, understanding their unique needs and working together to achieve optimal health outcomes.

He is looking forward to meeting patients and assisting them on their health journey. Whether you need primary care services or simply wish to discuss your health goals, Dr Amin is here to help.

Dr Amin Shafighi Anbaran

General Family Medicine

Dr Jim van den Heever

Dr Jim van den Heever: Nurturing Health and Exploring the Great Outdoors

Dr Jim van den Heever is a dedicated and compassionate medical professional with a strong commitment to improving healthcare in rural and remote regions. Born and raised in the picturesque town of Mackay, Jim developed a profound appreciation for community well-being from an early age.

From North Queensland Roots to Brisbane Medical Training

After completing secondary education, Jim pursued higher education in Brisbane, where a deep-seated passion for emergency medicine and rural healthcare began to blossom. Graduating with distinction from a double degree in medicine and science at the University of Queensland, Jim embarked on a mission to make a positive impact on healthcare in regional areas.

Hospital Experience Across Queensland

For the past four years, Jim has called Cairns home, working tirelessly as a rural generalist registrar. With a background primarily in emergency medicine, he has honed his skills and gained valuable experience through placements in Mareeba, Bowen and Cairns. This diverse experience has equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the unique healthcare challenges faced by rural communities.

Adventures Beyond Medicine

Beyond the medical realm, Jim leads an active and well-rounded lifestyle. Weekends are often spent out on the water, as he enjoys taking the boat out to the Great Barrier Reef for fishing and snorkeling adventures. A fervent advocate for health and fitness, Jim is a regular park runner and harbors a love for playing and watching basketball.

Fueling a curiosity for the world, he also harbors a deep-seated love for travel and immersing oneself in different cultures. This passion for exploration not only enriches personal experiences but also contributes to a more holistic approach to patient care.

With an unwavering dedication to providing high-quality healthcare to areas in need, Jim embodies the essence of a caring and community-focused rural generalist medicine. Through a combination of medical expertise, a commitment to fitness and a love for diverse cultures, he stands as a beacon of inspiration for those seeking to make a meaningful impact on the well-being of often under-resourced populations.

Dr Jim van den Heever

GP Registrar

Dr Jim van den Heever is interested in preventative health, continuity of care and an holistic approach to patient care.

Dr Emma Schwerkolt

Dr Emma Schwerkolt: Committed to attentive and empathetic care

Dr Emma Schwerkolt commenced her medical career with a dedication to patient care and genuine compassion for others regardless of their circumstances. She proudly joined Edmonton Family Medical Centre in early 2024, under the supervision of highly respected practice principal Dr Anthony Kresevic.

From Melbourne to life in North Queensland

Dr Emma grew up in Melbourne but moved to North Queensland before beginning her medical studies at James Cook University, graduating with her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2020. She has set down roots in Cairns, with her husband and two dogs, and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Emma has fallen in love with the greenery and the local creeks of Cairns and loves taking her dogs for a swim or run around at the park – even when they get completely covered in mud!

Diversity in General Practice

One of the things that really drew Dr Emma to General Practice was the diversity of medicine and people. Emma is passionate about supporting patients to feel comfortable with their own health, particularly in traditionally stigmatised areas such as mental health and sexual health. Emma also has interests in women’s health and chronic disease management, but she loves seeing all sorts of presentations and patients.

Constant Learning and Responsible Practice

Dr Emma endeavours to provide treatment that is up-to-date, effective and evidence based. She has a broad range of professional experience, including remote clinics with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Cairns Sexual Health Service, Atherton and Cairns Emergency Departments, peadiatrics, mental health, and general medicine. As a GP Registrar, she is always drawing on the knowledge and expertise of more experienced doctors at the practice.

Life Outside the Clinic

When she’s not running around with her dogs or practising at the clinic, Emma enjoys a few creative activities at home. She loves to play guitar and enjoys crafts like macrame and cross stitch. Sometimes though she just loves to snuggle on the couch with her dogs while watching a show or reading a good book.

Dr Emma’s arrival at Edmonton Family Medical Centre brings compassion, integrity and commitment to patient wellbeing.

Dr Emma Schwerkolt

GP Registrar

Dr Emma has an interest in mental health, sexual health, women’s health, and chronic disease management

Dr Hein Htun

Dr Hein Htun: Bridging Continents with Healthcare Excellence

Dr Hein Htun embarked on a remarkable journey in the field of medicine, uniting diverse cultures and experiences under the banner of compassionate healthcare. In August 2023, he joined the Edmonton Family Medical Centre team, bringing with him a unique blend of knowledge and a profound dedication to patient care.

A Global Odyssey in Medicine

Dr Hein’s journey commenced in Myanmar (Burma), where he earned his medical degree. His relentless pursuit of medical excellence led him to Jamaica in 2011, where he dedicated seven years to serving the communities through hospitals and primary healthcare. This global perspective enriched his understanding of healthcare’s universal significance.

A Welcome Addition to Australian Healthcare

In 2018, Dr Hein brought his wealth of experiences to the shores of Australia. Over the past four years, he has immersed himself in the intricate world of general practice, steadily expanding his expertise and nurturing his commitment to patient well-being.

Expertise in Chronic Disease Management and Beyond

Dr Hein Htun’s professional interests are as diverse as his journey. He possesses a keen focus on chronic disease management, recognising the profound impact it has on individuals and communities. His expertise extends to men’s health and the nuanced field of geriatric medicine, reflecting his commitment to comprehensive patient care.

A Life Beyond Medicine

Outside the clinic, Dr Hein embraces the joys of life with an athletic spirit. He is an avid sports enthusiast, finding enjoyment and vitality in the world of sports. His love for exploration extends to the serene realms of rainforests and the enchanting allure of waterfalls, where he discovers the natural beauty that Far North Queensland offers.

A Multilingual Practitioner

Dr Hein Htun’s commitment to effective communication is reflected in his fluency in both English and Burmese. This linguistic versatility enhances his ability to connect with a diverse array of patients.

Dr Hein Htun’s professional journey is a testament to his dedication to healthcare excellence, bridging continents and cultures to deliver compassionate care. His presence at Edmonton Family Medical Centre enriches the healthcare landscape of the region.

Dr Hein Htun

General Practitoner

Dr Hein has a special interest in men's health and chronic disease

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