Who we are at
Cranbrook Medical

As a fitting continuation to its long-standing history as a local family practice, Cranbrook Medical is currently under the care and ownership of husband and wife team, Michael and Dr Naomi Gleadow. They are incredibly proud of their suburban Townsville medical centre, its people and their patients.

Our Centre

At Cranbrook Medical, we are recognised for the high standard of our medical services. From the perspective of our surrounding community, we’ve also got the status of being a local landmark. Our team is immediately associated with the charming heritage building that’s long accommodated our practice. You may have noticed our exciting construction works. The build process involves adding new facilities, but only those which fit with the existing set up — allowing us to preserve the integrity and appeal of our original premises.

Our Practice

We’ve often heard it said that in some ways Cranbrook Medical feels more like a home than a clinic! Our genuine and professional staff are absolutely to credit for that. Alongside this is our commitment to upholding the tradition of the family GP. The ability for a patient to have a long-term professional relationship with a dedicated family physician can be a rarity these days. However, our practice is a place where relationships are fully nurtured and supported, and that’s our ongoing promise to you!

"Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have."

- Winston Churchill

Dr Naomi Gleadow

Dr Naomi Gleadow is owner/operator of Cranbrook Medical. She graduated with Honours from a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Monash University in 2003. Other milestones include completing a Masters of Women's Health from University of NSW in 2018. Dr Gleadow has worked in a variety of regional/rural hospitals and for Aboriginal Health Services. She enjoys being a part of patients' lives and helping them navigate the health system. In general, it’s about making a difference in the lives of others. Dr Gleadow is also an avid reader, enjoys spending time with family and keeping fit.

Dr Anita Lowe

Dr Anita Lowe is an experienced medical professional who has been based at Cranbrook Medical for over a decade. In 1999, she completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at University of Queensland. Since then, Dr Lowe trained at the Mater Brisbane Hospital and completed GP training in Bundaberg. Dr Lowe finds great purpose at Cranbrook Medical in working for a personalised family practice that provides long term care across multiple generations. She has special interests in breast medicine, women's health and holistic care. Outside of medicine, she practices martial arts/weight training, as well as playing the piano and doing crafts.

Dr Jonathan Rainbow

Joining Cranbrook Medical in 2011, Dr Jonathan Rainbow was pleased to find himself a part of a practice defined by its close-knit family feel and friendly team. Graduating from The University of Queensland in 2002, he became a doctor because of his strong desire to help others. Dr Rainbow has a specialisation in neuromuscular physiology (Honours recipient) and is interested in chronic disease management and men’s health. When he’s not working at Cranbrook Medical, he enjoys sifting through his classic movie library which features movies from the 1970s to 1990’s — in which the original Star Wars trilogy takes pride of place.

Dr Toni Weller

As a GP at Cranbrook Medical, Dr Toni Weller enjoys the privilege of getting to know her patients over time and being able to assist with a wide variety of health needs for all ages. She completed her postgraduate General Practice training in North Queensland to become a specialist General Practitioner. Dr Weller also works at the Townsville Hospital as a GP Liaison officer, assisting with improving communication and teamwork between local GPs and hospital specialists. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling — especially camping — and taking time out to immerse herself in a good book.

Dr Lara Sewell

Lara grew up in Townsville and gained her medical degree locally at JCU before completing General Practice Training in South East Queensland. She returned to Townsville in 2013. She enjoys the variety and continuity of care that family general practice offers. Lara has a particular interest in women’s and children’s health and in helping her patients remain well and active for as long as possible. In her spare time she enjoys long distance running and exploring nature with her family.

Dr Emma Lyster

Dr Emma Lyster

Born in Townsville, Emma went on to complete a science degree (in psychology) and postgraduate medicine at UQ in Brisbane. She has additional diplomas in child health, obstetrics & gynaecology and dermatology. Emma has been working in general practice in the Townsville region since 2008 and was excited to join the great team at Cranbrook in January 2022. She very much enjoys getting to know her patients and their families and supporting them through the inevitable ups and downs of life. Emma is a married mum of two tweenage kids. Outside of work she loves good books and movies, spending too much money at Bunnings and going for the odd run (but much slower than Dr Lara!).

Dr Amanda Tapiolas

Dr Amanda Tapiolas was born and raised in Townsville, going on to study medicine at JCU. Completing a large part of her general practice training rurally cemented Amanda’s desire to return to a small, family centred practice. Amanda joined Cranbrook Medical in 2022 and loves assisting her patients improve their overall health and quality of life. She is the mother of three small children and enjoys tending to her vegetable garden (with the assistance of many little hands), playing the violin and piano, and travelling.

Dr Stuart Illman

Dr Stuart Illman

Stuart grew up in Mackay before moving to Brisbane to finish school and University. He finished a Bachelor Arts/Bachelor Business before returning to add postgraduate Medicine when he realised he wasn’t ready to face the real world straight away. He has worked at a number of regional locations scattered around SE Qld and Northern WA during his training and career. He enjoys the variety that practicing in a regional community brings and has a particular interest in diagnosing and treating skin cancer. He keeps as active as his two younger children allow him (which is a fair bit to be honest) and enjoys riding, running or paddling depending on prevailing conditions.

A Great Support System So We Can Support You Better

We are a cohesive team with a positive outlook, which includes our dedication to constant improvement. Our medical centre is in the process of undergoing renovations, and we see this as the perfect opportunity to expand our services to more patients within the local area. Watch this space!