Meet the Doctors

Medical Practitioners

Hope Island Medical Centre has been serving our community since 2006. The dedicated team of both male and female GPs deliver the highest quality care and service. The practice is AGPAL Accredited and the doctors cover all aspects of General Practice. There is a team approach to service delivery and patients are respected as partners in the management of their health and well being. The doctors are independent practitioners who set their own fees. Pensioners, Veterans, Health Care Card Holders, children aged under 16 years and many complex services such as health assessments and GP Management Plans are usually Bulk Billed. All other patients pay fees and the Medicare rebates are facilitated. Each doctor is responsible for setting and applying their professional fees.

The doctors in this practice are members of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and are Vocationally Registered or are working toward this. They have a commitment to general practice and to continuing medicine education, regularly attending postgraduate medical education. All doctors have a keen interest in preventative medicine.

The surgery is AGPAL Accredited and is affiliated with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a training practice and with Griffith and Bond Universities for the training of medical students.

Dr Andrew Weissenberger (M.B.B.S. F.R.A.C.G.P)


Dr Andrew Weissenberger

Dr Andrew Weissenberger is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP and a general practice supervisor for training registrars.He is also a lecturer with the School of Medicine at Bond University. He is passionate about patient safety and quality care and also works as a surveyor for general practice accreditation.
He enjoys travelling and scuba diving when he can and enjoys a fine red wine (in moderation of course). Dr Andrew is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and some Saturday mornings. Patients that are new to Dr Weissenberger are charged private fees.

Special Interests:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Men's health
  • Women's health
Click here to visit Dr Andrew Weissenberger's website

Dr Andrew Weissenberger operates his own medical services business at Hope Island Medical Centre




Dr Hung Nguyen (M.B.B.S. F.R.A.C.G.P)


Dr Hung Nguyen

Dr Hung Nguyen has special interests in Cosmetic Medicine, adolescent health, and orthopaedics. He is available Tuesday to Friday and some Saturday mornings.

Special Interests:

  • Cosmetic medicine
  • Men's health
  • Adolescent health
  • Orthopaedics

Dr Hung Nguyen operates his own medical services business at Hope Island Medical Centre




Dr Damien Sullivan (M.B.B.S. F.R.A.C.G.P)


Dr Damien Sullivan

Dr Damien Sullivan is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He teaches medical students from Bond and Griffith Universities at Hope Island Medical Centre. He visits several local nursing homes. Dr Damien is available for consultation most week days and some Saturday mornings. His special interests include: Skin cancer management and other minor surgery. He mainly manages chronic medical conditions and has elderly patients, but also has extensive experience with children and younger adults.

Special Interests:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Skin cancer medicine
  • Surgical procedures
  • Child & Adolescent Health
Click here to visit Dr Damien Sullivan's website

Dr Damien Sullivan operates his own medical services business at Hope Island Medical Centre




Dr Padmasundari Pulivarthi (M.B.B.S. F.R.A.C.G.P)


Dr Padmasundari Pulivarthi

Dr Padmasundari Pulivarthi enjoys practicing all aspects of Family medicine including Chronic disease management, Women’s health, Skin checks and Lifestyle advice. Her qualifications include MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma in Dermatology from Australian institute of Dermatology and 2 year Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from India. Prior to completing her RACGP Fellowship she worked in Gold Coast Hospital mental health units for 2 years to gain good experience in managing depression, anxiety and other mental health related problems. Special Interests:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Women's health
  • Skin checks and removal of skin lesions
  • Mental health

Dr Padmasundari Pulivarthi operates her own medical services business at Hope Island Medical Centre




Dr Frances Knight (M.B.B.S. F.R.A.C.G.P)


Dr Frances Knight


Dr Frances Knight is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has a special interest and extended skills in Paediatrics and Women's Health.
She is an Accredited Practitioner in Neuroprotective Developmental Care (The Possums Program). She enjoys providing comprehensive and compassionate care to Women and their Families.
Dr Frances charges private fees. Children aged under 16 years are bulk billed.

  • Fertility, Pregnancy and Postnatal care
  • Postnatal support for milk feeding, unsettled infants and sleep concerns
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Contraception including Implanon and IUD insertion
  • Skin conditions and skin cancer
  • Iron Infusions
Click here to visit Dr Frances Knight's website

Dr Frances Knight operates her own medical services business at Hope Island Medical Centre




Dr Sue Lyons (M.B.B.S. F.R.A.C.G.P)


Dr Sue Lyons


Dr Sue Lyons has had over 30 years working in General Practice. Over that time she has cared for families and patients at all stages of their lives. She sees a full range of Family Practice patients including shared care. She also has an interest in medical education.

Special Interests:

  • Pregnancy Care
  • Contraceptive Implant Insertions
  • Women’s Health

Click here to visit Dr Sue Lyons' website

Dr Sue Lyons operates her own medical services business at Hope Island Medical Centre





Dr Robbie Honore (M.D. F.R.A.C.G.P)


Dr Robbie Honore

Dr Robbie Honore is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He enjoys all facets of General Practice and has a special interest in skin cancer management, including skin checks and minor surgery. He is an accredited skin cancer doctor with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

Special Interests:

  • Skin cancer management
  • Lifestyle and preventative medicine
  • Chronic disease management
  • Children's health

Dr Robbie Honore operates his own medical services business at Hope Island Medical Centre




Dr Morgan Etienne (M.B.S.S)


Dr Morgan Etienne

Dr Morgan Etienne MBBS works with all aspects of general practice and has special interest in child and adolescent health, women’s health, antenatal care, and preventative medicine. She enjoys the continuity and family-centric nature of General Practice, with focus on chronic disease care and supporting patients through many different stages in life. She completed her studies at University of Queensland in 2013, has a Diploma in Child Health and has trained throughout South East Queensland with a focus in Paediatrics prior to commencing training in General Practice in 2021. Outside of work, enjoys open water swimming, sewing and reading. She is available Monday – Friday and some Saturday mornings.

Special Interests:

  • Child & adolescent health
  • Women's health
  • Antenatal care
  • Preventative medicine

Dr Morgan Etienne operates her own medical services business at Hope Island Medical Centre




Dr Debbie Bassett (M.B.B.S. BBiomedSc)


Dr Debbie Bassett

Dr Debbie Bassett enjoys all aspects of general practice. She particularly values a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Debbie is also certified as an approved prescriber for medicinal cannabis products. Debbie raised her family before returning to university, as a mature-aged student, to complete her studies in Biomedical Science (in Melbourne) and Medicine (on the Gold Coast). In her free time, Debbie heads outdoors in the gorgeous Gold Coast, spending time with family and friends.
Debbie is available Tuesday to Friday and some Saturday mornings.

Special Interests:

  • Holistic approach to health and wellbeing
  • Chronic disease
  • Pain management



Dr Gregory Campbell (M.B.B.S F.R.A.C.G.P)


Dr Gregory Campbell

Dr Gregory Campbell has recently relocated from many years of service in regional NSW. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a special interest in skin cancer management, including skin checks and minor surgery. He is working towards becoming accredited with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

Special Interests:

  • Skin Cancer Management

Dr Gregory Campbell operates his own medical services business at Hope Island Medical Centre




Dr Thien Thai (M.D)


Dr Thien Thai

Dr Thien Thai enjoys all aspects of General Practice, and has a keen interest in musculoskeletal conditions and minor surgical procedures. He moved from Adelaide to the Gold Coast to complete his medical degree at Bond University, and has been enjoying the sunshine of the GC since. Outside of work, Thien loves to spend time outdoors going for a run or swim, as well as with his family and friends.

Special Interests:

  • General practice
  • Musculoskeletal conditions


Practice Personnel


  • Medical Associates
  • Dr Andrew Weissenberger
  • Dr Hung Nguyen
  • Dr Damien Sullivan
  • Dr Padmasundari Pulivarthi
  • Dr Frances Knight
  • Dr Susan (Sue) Lyons
  • Dr Robbie Honore
  • Dr Morgan Etienne
  • Dr Debbie Bassett
  • Dr Gregory Campbell
  • Dr Thien Thai


  • Practice Manager
  • Anthea Blower


  • Assistant Practice Managers
  • Robin Llewellen
  • Shannon Wearn


  • Financial Administration
  • Helen Weissenberger
  • Susan Koch


  • Practice Nurses
  • Tania
  • Robyn
  • Rebecca
  • Sabrina
  • Tammy
  • Joanne
  • Alana


  • Receptionists
  • Donna
  • Deborah
  • Ruby
  • Julie-Ann
  • Catherine
  • Elise
  • Max
  • Amanda
  • Alannah