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Monday to Friday

8.30am - 5.00pm

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(07) 4162 3116



We have some of the best doctors and nurses, supported by a team of caring and dedicated administrative staff, offering you the best possible medical support. We continually strive to grow our knowledge, abilities and available services every day.

General Practioners:
Dr Emma Leu-Marshall (MBBS FRACGP JCCA)
Dr Samuel Stevens (MBBS FARGP)
Dr Lawrence Ma (MBBS)

Registered Nurses:
Mrs Selena Stevens (RN)
Mrs Amanda Bleys (RN)
Ms Jean-Mary Ferling (EN)

Practice Manager:
Mrs Kylie Almond (AAPM)

Jane Mahony
Michelle Bethke
Alex Gibson

Dr Emma Leu-Marshall


Emma is a South Burnett local, growing up here before attending University in Townsville. She enjoys the country life, being involved in the community, and participating in the local orchestra.

When asked why the health industry?, Emma said, "I have always had an interest in working with people, and in science. I enjoy helping others and this, in turn, led me to medicine. I cannot imagine doing anything else".

Emma enjoys working at Taabinga Family Practice as it is a place where people want to come. She likes the staff, the patients, the building, the little garden in the centre of the practice, and the care demonstrated to all who enter.

Dr Samuel (Sam) Stevens


Sam resides in the South Burnett with his family, juggles being our General Practitioner and also a Rural Generalist at the Kingaroy Hospital, he has a keen interest in emergency medicine, aboriginal health and surgery.

We asked Sam why the health industry? He said, "the cliché would be altruism, however the truth would be I didn't want to work with computer geeks the rest of my life after doing my engineering degree.

Sam believes Taabinga Family Practice is the best practice in Kingaroy! The staff are keen and forward thinking with healthcare, as opposed to the standard of evidence based medicine.

Dr Lawrence Ma

GP Registrar - MBBS

Lawrence is from Hong Kong originally but grew up in Brisbane. He attended university in Adelaide. Lawrence loves Japanese and Italian food and is always up for trying something new and different.
When asked why the health industry? Lawrence said the health industry is the best combination of the sciences and the arts and people are just fascinating! If you're going to do something for a lifetime, why not choose something interesting and challenging? It also does good for others at the same time.
What does Lawrence enjoy about working at Taabinga Family Practice? Lawrence said we work as a team and are proud to provide the care we give to our patients.

Mrs Selena Stevens

Registered Nurse - RN, MN(R&R), RIN, IPN

Selena had worked in the rural emergency setting for 15 years, is married with two children, lives on a property with many different animals, plays polocrosse and loves creating art!

Why the health industry? Selena said she didn't get the grades to become a Vet and was suggested to try nursing, and here she is!

What does she enjoy most about working at Taabinga? Selena said "the staff are friendly and approachable, we get to know the patients well and there is lots of laughter during the day for staff and patients. Its challenging me as it's a new area of nursing, and as the name implies, we are a family working together".

Mrs Amanda Bleys

Registered Nurse

Amanda and her family are a local farming family and have been in the South Burnett for 13+ years. On their farm they have cattle and pigs. Amanda enjoys gardening as much as she can and her roses are her pride and joy. Amanda and her husband have two children who love rural living.

Nursing runs in Amanda's family. Her grandmother was a matron and she has an Aunt, cousin and sister who are all nurses. Amanda says caring for people when they are sometimes at their most vulnerable state is a privilege.

What does she enjoy most about working at Taabinga? Amanda said "I love the supportive team environment. It is a pleasure to come to work each day to work with all of my colleagues at TFP."

Jean-Mary Ferling

Medication Endorsed Enrolled Nurse

Jean-Mary is another one of our amazing nurses and she loves gardening and dancing. Jean-Mary enjoys going out for coffee and also listening to music.

When asked why the medical industry? Jean-Mary said she always wants to help people in need and make even a small difference in people's lives.

What does she enjoy most about working at Taabinga? Jean-Mary said " The amazing helpful staff"

Mrs Jane Mahony

Medical Receptionist - Cert. Medical Reception

Jane is a local to Kingaroy is married with a son and daughter.

When asked why she chose to work in the health industry, Jane said " I had several months at Oncology in Brisbane and was inspired by one of the receptionists. I then completed a medical receptionist course and this is is my first job in this position.

Jane said she enjoys working at Taabinga Family Practice due to the staff being a good team, who all work well together.

Mrs Michelle Bethke

Medical Receptionist

A local to the South Burnett for the past 22 years, Michelle commenced at Taabinga Family Practice in December 2018 and enjoys every moment. Michelle enjoys gardening, tapestry and spending time with her two beautiful daughters, she has worked in childcare where she obtained certificates in children services and education support.

Why the Health Industry? Michelle said, "being a mother, constantly caring for the health and well being of my children, I have admired the care others have taken to put my family's health first. Looking after others gives me a sense of fulfilment I never thought I would have, which is why I find my job here so rewarding; meeting and helping people from all walks of life."

What does she enjoy most about working at Taabinga? Michelle said she enjoys so much it would take too long to write. However some of the standout points would be the fast paced environment ensuring no two days are the same which keeps things interesting. The positive problem-solving attitude of the staff creates a wonderful environment to work in. Michelle is grateful for the many opportunities for growth she is given and thankful to be working with such a great team, dedicated to improving the quality of life of others.

Michelle says at the end of the day their is a great sense of accomplishment and she values the professionalism, enthusiasm and empathy of her peers.

Miss Alex Gibson

Medical Receptionist

Alex moved to Kingaroy 12 months ago and has been working with Taabinga Family Practice for 8 months. She is currently studying a Cert III in Medical Administration to get a better understanding of the health industry and to be able to help patients to the best of her ability.

Why the health industry? Alex says she's always been interested in the health industry and starting with administration has been really helpful. She enjoys being able to meet new and different people and also likes being able to help people as much as possible.

What does she enjoy most about working at Taabinga? Alex says she enjoys working with such a great, friendly and helpful team. She enjoys that there is always something new to learn everyday and that being around such kind and compassionate people. Alex also said she enjoys how this job challenges her.

Kylie Almond

Practice Manager

Kylie joined the team at Taabinga Family Practice in July this year after working in the medical industry for most of her working career. She completed her Diploma of Professional Practice Management in 2014.

When not at work, Kylie enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

What does she enjoy most about working at Taabinga? Kylie said "I am the happiest I have been in years. It is a privilege to work with such exceptional clinicians and quality positive staff. Walking up the back steps every morning to enter work makes me smile."