Meet the Doctors 
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Important note:  The doctors who work at Health HQ are independent medical practitioners who each set their own professional fees.They also set their own work days and hours which may be subject to change.

Non-Attendance Fee
First non-attendance will result in a warning to the patient; Any further non-attendance will result in a fee of $25 per patient. Appointments should be cancelled at least 2 hours prior to the appointment time.


Dr Norman Hohl Practice Principal Health HQ

Dr Norman Hohl - MBBS (UQ), DipTropMed&Hyg, FRACGP FAFPHM

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After graduation from the University of Qld in 1970 Dr Hohl worked in Papua New Guinea for 2 years and was confronted with the high death rate from preventable diseases such as Rotavirus Diarrhoea, Pertussis and Pneumococcal Pneumonia.
This experience persuaded him to focus his career on public health and preventive medicine.

After further training in Tropical Medicine Dr Hohl launched a rural health program in northern Nigeria focused on training already highly respected community leaders as village health workers supported by medical assistants and midwives. This reduced infant mortality 50% within 2yrs in each community involved in the program.
Fundamentally it was a program empowering communities to solve their own problems and thus it has been self sustaining. For this work Dr Hohl was awarded a Fellowship in Public Health Medicine see FAFPHM.

Back in Australian general practice Dr Hohl's focus continued on preventive medicine, and it became clear to him that a clinic focused on protecting travellers was needed so he opened the first Travel Medicine clinic on the Gold Coast in 1995.

In 2004 Dr Hohl was appointed a senior lecturer at the new Griffith University Medical School and 2 years later an Associate Professor at Bond University Medical School.
Scores of students and GP registrars have spent time in Health HQ as part of their training.

Health HQ's skilled and qualified practice nurses also teach student nurses from Griffith University at Health HQ.

For 7 years Dr Hohl also maintained a registered branch office in Western China run by skilled nurses focused on detection, treatment and prevention of Hydatid disease in the Yak herdsman and their families. Great progress has been made so the office was closed in 2011.

As a doctor who has had to treat cases of every single disease against which we routinely vaccinate children in Australia today, Dr Hohl values the role of immunisation very highly.

Dr Simon Thatcher

Dr Simon Thatcher - BIT(Hons) MBBS (UQ)

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After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1985, Dr Thatcher worked for two years at Royal Brisbane Hospital and one year at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane. As part of this training, he worked in the rural and remote communities of Mount Isa and Doomadgee. Upon returning to Brisbane, Dr Thatcher worked in general practice while completing an honours degree in information technology, which is a personal interest of his.

After moving to the Gold Coast, Dr Thatcher joined Health HQ in 2001 and completed his Certificate in Travel Health with the International Society of Travel Medicine .
He has a special interest in travel medicine, but also enjoys seeing general practice patients and managing their infinite variety of health issues.

Dr Nora Cadman

Dr Nora Cadman - MBBS (UQ), Cert FPAA, FRACGP

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Dr Nora Cadman is a graduate of the University of Queensland, where she obtained her MBBS in 1985. She later obtained her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), and the Certificate of Family Planning Qld (Cert FPA). She has over 20 years of general practice experience within private practices, initially in Ipswich and then on the Gold Coast. More recently, she has gained further experience focusing her practice on women's health whilst working on the Gold Coast.

She has a special interest in whole patient care, but has particular expertise in women's health including pap smears, contraception, antenatal care, sexual health, polycystic ovary syndrome, menopause, period problems, breast and genitourinary problems.
She is looking forward to meeting you and offering quality medical care.

Dr Mohammad Javadi

Dr Mohammad Javadi MD, FRACGP

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Dr Javadi has a special interest and expertise in skin cancer medicine and is Skin Cancer College Accredited. This means that he has successfully completed high level training with the Skin Cancer College Australasia and has proven skills and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.

Dr Javadi has the following qualifications:

  • Fellowship of Skin Cancer College Australasia (FSCCA)
  • Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery – Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Advanced Clinical Certificate of of Dermoscopy – Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Certificate of Local Flaps and Skin Grafts - British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • ACD Certificate of Practical Dermoscopy – Australian College of Dermatologists
  • ACD Certificate of Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers - Australian College of Dermatologists
  • Certificate of Benign and Precancerous Lesions - Australian College of Dermatologists
  • Membership Certificate – Australasian Institute of Dermatology
  • Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery – Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Certificate of Dermoscopy – Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Doctorate of Medicine (MD)
  • Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  • AMC Certificate – Australian Medical Council

Dr Javadi's professional memberships include:

  • Fellow of Skin Cancer College Australasia
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  • Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials Group
  • International Dermoscopy Society
  • Australian Institute of Dermatology
Dr Matthew Valentine

Dr Matthew Valentine MBBS (AU), FRACGP

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Dr Matthew Valentine is a general practitioner and fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
He graduated from the University of Adelaide (AU) in 2000 and joined the Air Force as a Medical Office until 2005 when he entered civilian General Practice.

Dr Valentine has a keen interest in all aspects of General Practice. He is an officially accredited Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) with CASA and maintains an avid interest in all aspects of aviation medicine.

Dr Valentine has a special interest in the No Scalpel Open Ended Vasectomy technique, having performed over 5000 vasectomy procedures since 2008.

He will be performing vasectomy for Health HQ and the Vasectomy Venue which is also located on Level 2, 127 Queen St Southport. Dr Valentine has been performing vasectomy (a male sterilization procedure) since 2008 and prefers the no-needle, no-scalpel open ended method.

See the Vasectomy Venue website for more information about Vasectomy.

Dr Yu-Hwa Liew MBBS FRACGP MMed(Skin Cancer) UQ

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  • Dr Yu-Hwa Liew has over 30 years of professional medical experience
  • As well as English Dr Liew speaks Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and Malay
  • She has special interests in the management of Skin Cancer, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension as well as Chronic Kidney disease
  • In 2008 Dr Liew moved to Australia from Malaysia and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in the same year
  • Dr Liew was an examiner for the RACGP from 2010-2019
  • Dr Liew completed the Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) at UQ in 2014.
  • Dr Liew is currently a senior lecturer at the UQ School of Medicine – Primary Care Clinical Unit
Dr Stacey Ler

Dr Stacey Ler - FRACGP, MD, BMedSci, GCertTravM, CTH®, SCHP, GCertWomHMed

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Dr Stacey Ler is a local GP who grew up on the Gold Coast. She is a dual-scholarship recipient and a local graduate from Griffith University with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) degrees. She was the first student in Queensland to have obtained guaranteed entry for her medical studies through the Griffith Connect Guaranteed Admission Scheme. She completed her internship and Junior House Officer year at the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) and Robina Hospital.

She has completed further postgraduate study including:

  • Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP)
  • Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine with James Cook University in 2023 - received Travel Health Advisory Group Medal for receiving the highest grade point average for the degree.
  • International Society of Travel Medicine’s Certificate of Travel Health™ 2024
  • Graduate Certificate of Women’s Health with University of New South Wales (Women's Health Medicine)
  • Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP) with the University of Sydney

She has worked in various units at the Gold Coast University Hospital, including paediatrics, general medicine, orthopaedics, neurology, oncology and emergency department. She received several Commendations for Outstanding Performance during her hospital training and was nominated for Junior Doctor of the Year in 2018.

Dr Ler is a strong advocate for General Practice on the Gold Coast, serving as a GP representative on several leading committees, including the Clinical Handover Committee at GCUH, Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) Clinical Council, Primary Health Care Improvement Committee (PHCIC). She is also the co-chair of the newly inaugurated Primary Travel Doctor Professional Group by the International Society of Travel Medicine in 2024. She has also accepted the role as Director for General Practice Gold Coast (GPGC) in 2022.

Stacey has an interest in all areas of general practice and particularly in travel medicine, women and children's health, geriatrics and diabetes. Stacey also speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and French.

Areas of interest

  • Travel Medicine
  • General medicine
  • Women's health
  • Children’s health
  • Geriatric Health
  • Diabetes management
  • BCG clinic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • French
Dr Jeremy Chou

Dr Jeremy Chou - BCs (JHU), MChD (ANU), FRACGP, Dip. General Dermatology

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Dr Jeremy graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biology before returning to Australia to acquire his Doctor of Medicine & Surgery (MChD) at the Australian National University Medical School in 2016.

Dr Jeremy then went on to complete his resident years in a number of medical and surgical specialties at the Canberra Hospital including Gastroenterology, Neurology, General Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Emergency Medicine.

Afterwards his love for family medicine led him to pursue and complete his Fellowship with the Royal Australia College of General Practice (FRACGP). Since then Dr Jeremy has also since completed a Diploma of General Dermatology as part of his passion for skin health and aesthetic medicine.

Dr Jeremy concurrently began practising in Aesthetic Medicine in 2019, and has since continued to hone his skills in non-invasive cosmetic injectables. He regularly attends professional workshops and conferences to maintain the high level of standard he holds himself to.

Dr Jeremy joined Health HQ after moving to Gold Coast in 2023.
Dr Jeremy has an interest in all areas of General Practice with particular interest in Skin, Hair & Nail Conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, hairloss, ingrown nails, etc), Skin Checks, Aesthetic Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health, and Emergency Medicine.


  • Fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practice (FRACGP)
  • Certificate of General Dermatology (Bond University)
  • Advanced Certificate of General Dermatology (Bond University)
  • Diploma of General Dermatology (Bond University)

Professional Development

  • Derma Medical Foundation & Advanced Courses for the Use of Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers
Dr Ali Soleymani

Dr Ali Soleymani - MBBS (TUMS), FRACGP

Dr Ali Soleymani graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2003.

After moving to Australia in 2009 and getting his AMC certificate in 2010 he has been a valued General Practitioner on the Gold Coast.

He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) as of 2011.

Dr Soleymani (or Dr Ali as he most commonly known) is interested in all areas of general practice but has particular interests in diabetes, arthritis and other autoimmune diseases as well as infectious disease.

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