About Aitkenvale Family Health Centre
Committed to patient wellness and disease prevention

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 services
We provide a comprehensive range of services that will ensure that you and your family are given the best possible advice and health care.
QML Pathology have provided 50 years of personal service and are conveniently located at our clinic this addition to our services saves you time whilst providing all pathological services for your convenience.
Who we are
Our mission is 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.
Why take your scripts all over town when they can be dispensed quickly and efficiently at the Aitkenvale Family Health Centre? We provide a quality pharmacy service which includes closing the gap scripts and free weekly Webster packing solutions.

Your wellness is our primary concern
We offer a range of professional medical services to keep your entire family healthy

Our contact details and opening hours

Phone: (07) 4725 6060

Address: 295 Ross River Road Townsville 4814
Free on-site car parking

Email: manager@barrymed.com.au

Fax: (07) 4779 1782
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For all after hours consultations call
House Call Doctor on 13 55 66 or visit their website

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.


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