About the practice

Practice Staff

At Dr Taylor’s practice, we continually strive to maintain a high standard of patient care.

The practice comprises of a small, close team, consisting of Dr David Taylor, a practice manager, Laurel, practice nurse, Apala and receptionist, Belinda. Our staff endeavour to exceed patient and carer expectations for comfort, convenience and efficiency.

Collaborations

The practice collaborates closely with multidisciplinary teams such as physiotherapists, dieticians, wound and stomal therapists, radiologists and many more to ensure patients receive safe and comprehensive care. Above all, the staff understand the sensitive nature of colorectal conditions and provide a compassionate, caring and supportive environment for patients and their families.

The Team

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Belinda – Receptionist

Belinda has been employed by Dr Taylor as his secretary since 2014.   Belinda provides support through administration and assists in ensuring the practice functions smoothly.  Belinda prides herself in delivering excellent customer service.

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Apala– Practice Nurse

Apala has been Dr Taylor’s Practice Nurse since 2014.  She has also worked with Dr Taylor at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for about three years prior to this.  Apala graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2005 and has since worked in a variety of settings including inpatient wards, outpatients, care coordination and research nursing.  She has always had an interest in colorectal and general surgical nursing.  Her role at the practice is to provide clinical support to patients.

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Jerry – Trainee Surgeon and Research Fellow

Jerry is a junior research fellow, training and working with Dr Taylor and the Wesley Medical Research Institute. His role within Dr Taylor’s clinical practise is for peri operative patient support.

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Laurel – Practice Manager

Laurel has been working with Dr Taylor since the beginning of 2016.  Her role is to ensure the practice runs smoothly and efficiently and patients receive the best possible service.

Affiliations

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Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand
The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Australian Medical Asscociation
Australian Medical Asscociation
The Wesley Hospital
The Wesley Hospital
The Australian Medical Association of Queensland
The Australian Medical Association of Queensland