Dr Michael Belonogoff
Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery
Dr Michael Belonogoff has been a rural general medical practitioner in Emerald Qld since 1981. He graduated with M.B, B.S. from University of Queensland Medical school on 12/12/1977 and also obtained a DRANZCOG on 11/07/1987, and has been a Fellow of ACRRM since it commenced in March 1997. Initially, Dr Belonogoff was the full time Medical Superintendent at Emerald Hospital from January 1981 to January 1986. Following that term, he commenced a rural private practice and built a new clinic to practice from. Dr Belonogoff has helped various doctors and many medical students to experience rural medical over the years
Mrs Natalie Dunk-Andrews
Bachelor of Nursing/ Diabetic Educator
Natalie has had a myriad of roles since she moved to Theodore from the Darling Downs over 10 years ago. Nat worked as a Registered Nurse in Toowoomba in Renal Dialysis, Aged Care, Graduate Program and as a Diabetes Educator. Natalie completed her nursing degree in 2004 and her Graduate Diploma in health sciences in 2006.
Upon moving to Theodore Nat started work at Theodore Medical Centre as a practice nurse and at the same time a Diabetes Educator for CQRDGP. Over the years to follow Natalie continued to work for Theodore Medical and the Division. At Theodore Medical Nat developed the community nursing and indigenous health team, focusing on chronic disease management – which has now developed into the Health Improvement Team. Over her time with the Division Nat worked as an outreach diabetes educator, allied health team leader, practice support officer (later this continued with the PHN) and closing the gap team leader.
Through an Indigenous AAPM scholarship Nat will complete her Diploma in Practice Management this year. Natalie brings experience as a practice manager to the board and her strong community links within the Banana Shire will strengthen community engagement.
Dr Richard Tan
MBBS (Q) DRANZCOG FACRRM
Richard Tan emigrated from Malaysia & completed his senior studies at Ipswich Grammar School before studying medicine at the University of Queensland. He has been a general practitioner in Biloela since 1968, when he opened his own practice. This practice was closed in 2011 when Biloela Medical Centre was established and in 2013 he was awarded an OAM for his 46 years medical service to the Biloela community. In 2017 Richard received the Legend of the Bush award from the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland for his outstanding service. Dr Tan has also received recognition in the form of a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Association. After Fifty years of service to the Biloela Community, Dr Tan has now retired from the VMO position at the hospital. However, he still continues to work in general practice.
PO Box 368, 66 Callide St
BILOELA QLD 4715
(07) 4992 1040