Allied Health Team

Indigenous Health Worker

Regina Foster

Cert.IV ATSI Primary Health Care

Regina has been involved in Indigenous Primary Health for many years before joining Health & Wellbeing North Ward in 2015.

She is heavily involved in the Closing the Gap Program, performing Health Assessments and Reviews for clients of all ages and providing guidance on what services are available in the community, helping Patients to access support and assistance as required.

Regina looks forward to seeing all our old and new clients at the practice.

Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Achamma Joseph (APD, AN, CDE)

MSc, MPhil, RD (India)

Achamma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialed Diabetes Educator. She consults part-time as a Dietitian at HWB, while also working as a Dietitian at Community Health in Kirwan, under Queensland Health.

She was born and educated in India, has worked in many other countries and contributes a cross-cultural approach to health and nutrition.

Achamma has a special interest in mental health, gut health, eating disorders, Indigenous Health, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disorders.

She is also specialised in diabetes, renal, weight management and gastrointestinal disorders.

Dietitian

Madeleine Nowak (APD, AN)

PhD, BSc, Dip Nutr Diet

Madeleine is one of our Dietitians at Health & Wellbeing North Ward.

Madeleine is a member of the Dietitans Association of Australia and works mostly with adults and adolescents. She can assist with weight reduction, diabetes, cholesterol lowering, high blood pressure, food sensitivities, healthy lifestyles and sports nutrition.

Podiatrist

Mayumi Ozaki

BA (Japan), BSc(Hons) (UK), Master (Podiatry) (Aus)

Mayumi has been working as a Podiatrist in Townsville since 2002, after working in the UK and in Japan.

In Townsville, she initially worked in private practice, then at the Community Health Services. She saw patients for seven years at the High Risk Foot Clinic and other clinics within the Townsville Hospital.

Since she left Queensland Health, she has been working in private practice again. Currently she sees patients at different GP clinics around Townsville, including Health & Wellbeing North Ward.

Mayumi treats a variety of age groups, from children to the elderly, and deals with general foot-care, as well as bio-mechanical issues. She has a great deal of experience in High Risk Foot management and in Diabetic foot-care education.