Classic Way Family Practice – Your local Burleigh GP
Classic Way Family Practice is your local Burleigh GP practice offering a range of services to the Southern Gold Coast. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care teamed with expert medical knowledge and expertise to provide the most comprehensive and caring family practice on the Gold Coast.
Our team of experienced and personable doctors will ensure you receive the highest level of medical attention possible in a welcoming and friendly environment. Supported by an expert team of registered nurses and fabulous practice staff, you will feel right at ease from the moment you walk through the door.
Conveniently located in Burleigh, we boast a welcoming and well-equipped treatment room as well as onsite pathology and radiology and allied health services nearby.
Discover the difference belonging to a GP practice that cares about you and your family.
Our mission is to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.
We are committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to all patients. We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all patients with dignity and respect.
Delivering expert medical care with personalised service.
Meet Our Doctors
Classic Way Family practice boasts a team of experienced and professional doctors, dedicated to providing you with the best medical care and attention.
Dr Abdul Khan
Dr Abdul Khan has been working in the Burleigh area of the Gold Coast for more than 10 years, and in the Gold Coast region of general practice for the last 15 years as a General Practitioner. Added to this, Dr Khan has also worked in remote areas of Australia gaining valuable experience.
More about Dr Khan
He obtained his fellowship diploma (FRACGP) from Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from Australia in 2006 and is an examiner for the Royal Australian College. He has a special interest in skin and family medicine and in addition to English, Dr Khan also speaks Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.
Dr Marc Hempling
MBChB, DCH, DRCOG, FRACGP
Dr Marc Hempling is a full time GP and co-owner of the Classic Way Family Practice. Graduating from the University of Manchester in UK in 2000, Dr Hempling then completed his General Practice training in his hometown of Brighton & Hove having passed his membership to the…
More about Dr Hempling
During his early working life, Dr Hempling spent a great deal of time working in Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine and was awarded a Diploma in Child Health in 2003. He also received the Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2005. Dr Hempling enjoys all aspects of General Practice, from the acute emergency presentations to chronic disease management to antenatal care and especially paediatrics.
Dr Hempling is now very much settled into life on the Gold Coast and intends to provide long-term care to his patients and their families for many years to come. Having come from a family of doctors – and in particular GPs – he believes strongly in the value of continuity of care and traditional family centred General Practice.
Outside of medicine, Dr Hempling is married with three young children and enjoys his time spent outdoors and being active whenever possible. He enjoys sports, has travelled widely including working for a charity in Malawi, Africa in 2008/9, which he continues to support and promote (www.rippleafrica.org).
Dr Clive Bishop
MBBS, LRCP, MRCS
Dr Clive Bishop qualified in London in 1972. He obtained his Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine, has a Diploma in Anaesthetics, and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians in London, and The Royal College of Surgeons in England. Since leaving England he has practiced in Canada and Gibraltor.
More about Dr Bishop
Dr Bishop promotes good nutrition and regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. When Dr Bishop is not practicing medicine his keen interests are bush walking, canoeing, water skiing and anything to do with the outdoors. He is a devoted husband, father and grandfather and specialises in family medicine.
Dr Archana Kothari
MBBS, FRACGP, PGDMCH, ACCAM
Dr Archana Kothari has been working as a General Practitioner in varied capacities since graduating in 1993 from India. Her work profile covered a spectrum of working at grass root level and looking after the low socioeconomic strata and also encompassing corporate health in the fields of emergency medicine, occupational health and the blood bank.
More about Dr Kothari
She attained her fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2008 and followed it up with a certification in Aviation Medicine, which allowed her to work as a designated Aviation Medical examiner with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
Her special interests are in the fields of chronic disease management, women’s health, mental health and aviation medicine.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband (also a General Practitioner) and her 22 year old daughter (who is aspiring to become a General Practitioner).
Dr Archana Kothari loves dancing and kayaking. Being a recreational pilot, she loves to take to the sky when the opportunity permits.
Dr Chaw Thwin
Dr Chaw Thwin is a female GP in Burleigh Waters, QLD. Dr Chaw Thwin completed her general practice training in Rural Queensland town of Roma and received a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GPs (FRACGP) in 2012.
More about Dr Thwin
Her other special interests include women’ s health, mental health, paediatrics and Geriatrics. Dr Chaw is passionate and focused upon providing health care for patients and families of the Gold Coast community.
Dr Sara Maloney
MBBS (Hons), FRACGP
Dr Sara Maloney graduated with honours in a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Tasmania in 2004. Since that time, she has worked in various locations around Australia, including Alice Springs, South Australia, Tasmania and Townsville.
More about Dr Maloney
Sara has recently moved from Tasmania to the Gold Coast with her family and have two young children. When they are not working they like to enjoy the great outdoors, camping and bushwalking.
You will feel right at ease from the moment you walk through the door.
At Classic Way Family Practice, we offer a wide range of services to cater for a variety of patient needs including:
Acute or minor injuries
Acute illness care
Elderly health assessments
Chronic disease management
After Hours Service
If you require urgent medical assistance after hours and not in the case of an emergency, we have an after-hours arrangement with the National Home Doctor Service.
Call 137 425137 425 after:
5pm weekdays • Midday Saturdays • All public holidays
In the case of an emergency, please call 000000.
Your medical records are confidential documents and it is a policy of our practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure this information is only available to authorised members of staff.
Consultations & Fees
Consultations start from 10 minutes. If you need longer please let the reception staff know when making the appointment. Long consultations are available upon request. Please advise at time of booking if you require a long consultation.
Long consultations include:
- Minor procedures
- Pap smears
- Drivers Licence renewal
- DVA, centrelink or insurance reports
- Care plans
The majority of our consultations are bulk billed. Please present your Medicare card at the time of consultation.
Please phone us on 0755 680 600 or use our online booking system to make your next appointment. Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred time and preference will be given to emergency appointments.
Home visits can be arranged under special circumstances for regular patients of the practice.
If you are visiting our practice under Workers Compensation, the account will be directly forwarded to QLD Workcover.
Private billing will be applicable for:
- Commercial driver’s licence medicals
- Insurance medicals
- Aviation medicals
- Pre-employment medicals
Classic Way Family Practice
Across from Treetops next to the post office.