Michael Hughes along with Liam Barry had commenced operations on the verge of Townsville's growth boom and quickly became established and recognised for their medical services in all aspects of General Practice.
Subsequent years we witnessed considerable growth, moves to better equipped premises, an increase in general practitioners along with the value-added bonus of the inclusion of on-site pathology, mental health counselling, psychology and pharmacy.
Aitkenvale Family Health Centre's mission has, and will always be, the provision of the highest standard of patient care, incorporating a holistic approach to diagnosis and management of illness and is totally committed to patient wellness and disease prevention.
This professional team will not discriminate in the provision of excellent care; they do treat all patients with due respect and as a team will help you and/or your family to feel the utmost confidence with their medical care.
Michael Hughes MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Michael, is the sole director of the Aitkenvale Family Medical Centre and provides a high standard of General Practice Medicine with an emphasis on general family medicine, geriatric and paediatrics.
Doctors who operate from our premises are:
Paul Gilbett MBBS, FRACGP
Graduating from UNSW, Dr. Paul worked for several years in Sydney hospitals. Prior to settling in Townsville he travelled widely, working in the Torres Strait and associated small rural communities. For more than 25 years he has been driven by a mission to provide exceptional medical care to the diverse families of Townsville. He holds a particular passion for paediatrics and the care of infants, taking a holistic approach to the welfare of families.
Preeti Kandpal MBBS, FRACGP, MRCOG
Dr Preeti’s clinical interests include Family centered maternity care, Care of young families, Women’s Health & Maternity care, Multi-generational family medicine and Behavioural and Mental Health.
Geetanjali Baveja MBBS, DCH FRACGP
Dr Geeta has a diploma in child health and displays a keen interest in family medicine and children’s health.
Vibhav Pandey MBBS; FRACGP
Dr Vib has worked in the hospital and General Practice setting in Australia for more than 10 years. He has a keen interest in family medicine, Paediatrics and is certified for skin cancer screening and surgery.
Raewyn Whitehead - Practice Manager
Raewyn has over 30 years experience in Medical Administration in both New Zealand and Australia, with the last 14 years being Practice Manager at Aitkenvale Family Health Centre.
Our contact details and opening hours
Monday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Tuesday: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Friday: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday: 8.15am to 11.30am
Sunday & Public Holidays – closed
COVID-19 and 2023 Flu Vaccinations
We are currently providing special clinics for the administration of all initial Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines for those who meet the criteria.
2023 Flu vaccinations are also available for any age group, as long as they qualify under current criteria.
Call our friendly team on (07) 4725 6060 to make an appointment for one of our daytime, evening, or weekend clinics. Current and new patients are welcome as are those without a current Medicare card.
This is a free service.