Medical Staff

Dr Olga Zbarskaya

General Practitioner

Dr Olga is a female General Practitioner who is Australian trained and lives locally. She is seeing patients of all ages at the Bellbowrie Family Practice.

Dr Olga gained her medical degree from the University of Queensland Medical School with 1st class Honours and has also completed a Certificate in Trauma-Focussed Therapy from Phoenix Australia (treatment of PTSD). She has previously worked at Ipswich and Hervey Bay hospitals in emergency, surgery, medicine and mental health areas. Dr Olga also worked as a GP in Hervey Bay for 2 years before relocating to Brisbane, and enjoys developing long term relationships with her patients for continuity of care. She has a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). Her special interests include chronic disease management, mental health, nutrition and weight management and skin checks.

Dr Olga has conducted medical research in the area of Rheumatology (arthritis) at the Translational Research Institute. In her spare time, Dr Olga enjoys yoga, meditation and bush walking.

Dr Hesam Darouei

General Practitioner

Dr. Hesam is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) as well as Australian Medical Council (AMC) and with Diplomas from Oxford, George Washington and Denmark Universities. He has experience in General Practice, Skin Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Chronic disease management .

Dr Hesam is interested in Skin cancer diagnosis and management. He has been awarded “certificate of dermoscopy” from Skin Cancer College of Australia and he preforms skin cancer surgeries including flaps and grafts.

Dr Deepika Thakral

General Practitioner

Dr. Deepika Thakral is an experienced General practitioner and has attained the fellowship of Royal Australian college of General practitioners (FRACGP).She completed her general practice training in UK and has got many years of experience in women’s health, mental health and management of chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and asthma.
She offers a wide range of services including minor surgical procedures and contraceptive implant insertion/ removal.

Dr Afshan Junaid Bhagat

General Practitioner

Dr Afshan completed her medical degree in 2003. She has been practising medicine in Australia since 2006 and has worked in various hospitals and practices across NSW, QLD and NT. She is a fellow of the Australian College of Rural & Remote medicine.
Dr Afshan likes practising all aspects of general practice. Her keen interests are women’s health (pre-pregnancy counselling, antenatal care, contraception, post-natal care and menopause), children’s health (health checks, immunisation), adolescent health (mental health, sexual health and blood borne viruses), chronic diseases and preventative health, aged care, travel medicine and public health.

Dr Afshan is passionate about comprehensive model of care for her patients and strongly believes in holistic approach in patient’s management.

Nicole MacDonald


Nicole is a dedicated Registered Nurse with loads of experience. Having worked in area such as general practice, she looks forward to assisting the doctors in the overall care of patients. Long term resident of the Bellbowrie area, Nicole is committed to promoting good health and well-being in the community.