4 years ago

We’d like to welcome Dr Brendon Moredon, Dr Brigid Skipper and Dr Jacques du Toit to our practice.

Dr Brendon Morden moved to the Coffs Harbour area in 2019 to begin work in general practice.  He has worked in Rockhamton, tertiary hospitals in Brisbane and completed a year working in emergency medicine in Northern New South Wales. Brendon grew up in Toronto, Canada and has always enjoyed exploring the outdoors. He makes time every day to get out for a beach walk with his partner and their dog.

Brendon is interested in all areas of general practice and enjoys caring of people at all stages of life.  Within general practice he is specifically interested in the management of chronic disease and the important role of diet and lifestyle interventions that may prevent and reverse these issues. 

Dr Brigid Skipper is a first year general practice registrar commencing in February 2020. She studied at University of Melbourne and completed a Bachelor of Science before graduating with a Medical Doctorate in 2014. Brigid’s medical career has taken her across Victoria, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, with rotations in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, neurology, gastroenterology and rehabilitation. 

Brigid grew up in the leafy outer suburbs of Melbourne but has made the move north to enjoy the more relaxed pace,  beautiful nature, mild weather and to be closer to her partners family. Outside of work, she enjoys tending her vegetable garden, playing with her kelpie, and exploring the great outdoors with her family and friends.

Brigid has been drawn to general practice due to a keen interest in a holistic patient centred approach to health care and is very much looking forward to starting her career with the beach street team. 

Dr. Jacques du Toit graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) after arriving from Canada.

He completed his internship in Townsville before moving to Gold Coast University Hospital to continue his training . During this time, he also enjoyed working at a variety of rural placements including Palm Island, Weipa and Mt Isa. Prior to commencing medicine, Jacques completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology.

Jacques has spent the last year and half working in Emergency Medicine, but is keen to commence is General Practice training at Beach Street Medical with a special interest in preventative medicine and sports medicine.

When not at the clinic you might find Jacques playing ice hockey at the big banana, he previously won the National Championship with Queensland and is looking to change his colours to blue.