Our Doctors

Our team of doctors genuinely care about all of our patients and we are focussed on offering ongoing care for you and your family for all of your healthcare needs, continuity of care is very important to us.

Dr Dean Larkin

Dr Dean Larkin

Dr Dean Larkin is a Founder of Maroochy Waters Medical Practice, who has worked on the Sunshine Coast for over 30 years. Dr Larkin graduated in Otago, New Zealand and has also undertaken a Masters in Skin Cancer Surgery through the University of Queensland. His interests include general practice, men’s health and skin cancer. Dr Larkin has advanced training in Skin Cancer Medicine and Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery. Dr Dean Larkin is currently not taking new patients.

– MBChB (Otago)
– Master of Medicine MMED (UQ)
– Diploma of Skin Cancer – Medicine & Surgery
– Skin Cancer College Accredited Doctor


Dr Ziena Al-Obaidi

Dr Ziena Al-Obaidi is a Founder at Maroochy Waters Medical Practice since 2001. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and holds a certificate for the Australian Medical Council.  Dr Al-Obaidi has worked in a variety of specialist units, including gynaecology and obstetrics, paediatrics, geriatrics and rehabilitation medicine.  She has a profound interest in women’s health and menopause medicine. Ziena also enjoys counselling and family medicine. Dr Ziena is currently not taking new patients.

Dr Jodie Bryce

Dr Jodie Bryce worked at Maroochy Waters Medical Practice from 1998 to 2002 and then rejoined the practice in 2006.  She graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 and worked at Nambour General Hospital for three years.  She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1999.  Dr Bryce worked for years as a GP locum in Canada and Ireland, and on returning to Australia, performed GP locums in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.  She enjoys general practice medicine and family medicine. Dr Bryce is currently not taking new patients.

Dr Joanna East

Dr Joanna East trained at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in London, graduating in 1983.  She spent several years studying Anaesthesia and General Practice in the UK before emigrating with her Australian husband in 1990.  Dr East has worked in general practice on the Sunshine Coast for the past 20 years combining it with anaesthesia for endoscopic procedures and raising her 3 children.  She enjoys all aspects of family medicine, especially women’s health and gastrointestinal disorders. Dr East is currently not taking new patients.

Dr Stuart Marshall

Dr Stuart Marshall is a General Practitioner who has been with the practice since 2004.  Dr Marshall graduated at the University of Queensland after moving from the UK in 1986.  Prior to becoming a GP Dr Marshall had over 20 years experience in the health sector in the UK and Australia. He has a keen interest in all aspects of general medicine, in particular aviation medical. Dr Stuart Marshall is taking new patients for Aviation Medicals only.

Dr Paul Sheldon

Dr Paul Sheldon has been a member of our Practice since 2005.  He is a UK graduate who has gained wide experience of general practice over the last 18 years.  He moved to Australia in 1995 and then on to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand in 1998 where he was in his own practice for seven years.  He then returned to Australia with his family to settle on the Sunshine Coast.  As well as his UK general practice qualifications, Dr Sheldon became a Fellow of General Practitioners in 2001.  He enjoys all aspects of general medicine. Dr Paul Sheldon is currently not taking new patients.

Dr Greg Reading

Dr Greg Reading graduated from UNSW in 1978 and subsequently travelled to England and gained a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  He then returned to Canberra in 1981 and ran a very busy family GP/Obstetric practice for 30 years. Greg moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2011 and is now enjoying working part-time and the work/life balance that entails.  Outside of work Greg enjoys golf and has for the past 20 years competed in Triathlons.  Greg enjoys a variety of medicine that general practice provides. Dr Reading is currently not taking new patients.

Dr Carolina van den Boogaard “Linda”

Dr Linda graduated from the Erasmus University in the Netherlands with her Medical Degree in 2008. Following graduation Linda moved with her husband to Australia and worked across a variety of specialties in different hospitals in and around Brisbane. Linda initially sought a general surgical career back in 2014, but decided to change towards general practice in 2019.

Dr Linda moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2015, she enjoys the general medicine, the continuity of care and long lasting relationships that general practice work has. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine from Paediatrics to aged care and has a special interest in surgical (skin) procedures. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the gym and being outdoors

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our doctors please call our practice on  (07) 5479 1177  or click below to book an appointment online.