Sydney Street Medical Team

We wish to advise that our practice in now under new management and ownership. Whilst you may see some changes about the place, please be assured that we will continue to deliver the same efficient and friendly health care you are used to. Please welcome our new staff and if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to let us know. We look forward to continuing to assist you with your healthcare needs now and in the future.

Meet our Service Providers

Dr Shuren Taylor

Clinical Director

MBBS, FRACGP, DCH

Dr Shuren Taylor moved to the Mackay area in 2017 bringing with her more than 20 years working experience as a doctor. Dr Taylor has gained her GP fellowship, with a diploma in child health. She has a special interest in chronic disease management, women and children’s health.

Shuren is passionate about supporting and educating medical students and GP Registrars. As part of her commitment in nurturing upcoming doctors, Dr Taylor will often have medical students assisting her during consultations and mentoring GP Registrars participating in the JCU GP Training program. Her devotion to these training programs has led her to become a JCU GP Training Supervisor with a vision in attracting and retaining GPs within our beautiful region.

Languages

  • English

  • Mandarin

Areas of Interest

  • Women and Children’s health
  • Management of Chronic Disease
  • General Family Medicine

Dr Shagufta Hasan

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Shagufta Hasan moved to Australia from Bangladesh and has over 12 years’ experience as a general practitioner. After moving from New South Wales to Mackay with her lovely family, Shagufta worked at the Mackay Base Hospital and as a General Practitioner. Shagufta enjoys spending time with her family and likes to travel. Special Interests include Women’s and Children’s Health & Chronic Disease Management. Shagufta has extensive experience with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health.

Languages

  • English

  • Hindi
  • Bangla

Areas of Interest

  • Mental health
  • Indigenous health

  • Women and Children’s health

  • Management of Chronic Disease

Dr Chon Man (Jeff) Chu

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Jeff Chu completed his medical training with the University of Queensland and worked around Australia, including Brisbane, Kingaroy and Darwin. Dr Jeff and his wife loved the Mackay region so much they decided to settle here and even welcomed their first child.

Dr Jeff enjoys helping people to understand their own health and to be a part of a patient’s life journey. He has special interest in Family Medicine, Dermatology, Mental Health and Chronic Disease.

In his spare time Dr Jeff enjoys food, music, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Languages

  • English

  • Cantonese

Areas of Interest

  • Mental health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Family Medicine

  • Dermatology

Dr Malcolm Rutledge

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Malcom Rutledge moved to Mackay in 2011 to escape the rat race of south-east Queensland. He brought with him over 50 years of knowledge and experience in health care – first as a pharmacist. Later, he trained in the

USA as a chiropractor/osteopath and practised on the Gold Coast for many years before attending medical school. He was raised and educated largely in Queensland and is a medical graduate of the University of Queensland (2000). Aside from general medicine, he has special interests in skin disorders and skin cancer as well as musculoskeletal medicine.

Languages

  • English

Areas of Interest

  • Men’s health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Skin cancer treatment
  • Skin conditions
  • Musculoskeletal medicine

Dr Dina Zakirova

MD, FRACGP, DCH

Dr Dina Zakirova is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has an Advanced Certificate of General Dermatology, Certificate in Dermoscopy, Diploma in Child Health and a Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer. She has a special interest in skin cancer detection and management including surgical options.

Born in Russia, Dina enjoys the Australian landscape by traveling and taking on bush walking adventures.

Languages

  • English

  • Czech

  • Russian

  • Tatar

Areas of Interest

  • Surgical procedures

  • Skin cancer checks

  • Skin cancer management

Dr Graham Spencer

GP Registrar, Male, MBBS

Dr Graham Spencer has joined our team as part of the JCU GP Registrar Training Program to specialise in general practice. He was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, but has called Australia home for more than a decade. He completed his medical training in Australia in 2016 and has worked in Western Victoria, Darwin and now Mackay. He enjoys all aspects of general practice.

Graham has a young family that keeps him plenty busy, but when he actually has free time he is usually mucking around in the garden or tinkering in the shed.

Languages

  • English

Areas of Interest

  • Chronic disease management

  • Family Medicine

  • Preventative Health

Dr Thu Thu Aung

General Practitioner, Female, MBBS

Dr Aung joins our SSM family as a new GP Registrar. Thu Thu completed her medical degree in 2015 from the University of Medicine, Yangon in Myanmar (Burma). Dr Aung moved to Australia in 2019 working at the Mackay Base Hospital before joining JCU GP training.

Languages

  • English
  • Burmese

Areas of Interest

  • Family Medicine

  • Women’s health

  • Preventative health

  • Chronic disease management

Emma Pullen

Practice Manager

Sydney Street Medical is a private practice locally owned and operated by Practice Manager Emma Pullen, and Clinical Director Shuren Taylor. Emma and Shuren work closely alongside eight general practitioners with various passions and specialities. The team is supported by three registered nurses and one enrolled nurse with a loyal and dedicated reception team rounding off the ensemble.

Emma has worked in various areas within the medical industry for over 30 years ranging from Pathology, Specialists, Australian Army and General Practice. She is passionate about the health & wellbeing of the community & her team. Whilst working with the Practice Health Network (PHN) Emma has had the opportunity to work closely with many GP and clinic staff throughout our region giving her the unique insight into the needs and wants of the extended community of health professionals and patients alike.

Book in and see your local health professional today at Sydney Street Medical.