Rangeside Medical - People First Health Group

Rangeside Medical

Conveniently located at the Range Shopping Centre, Toowoomba.

About Rangeside Medical

Formally Shieldaig Medical, Rangeside Medical has been opened since November 2011. Rangeside Medical has male and female doctors available, and is conveniently located at the Eastern side of the Range Shopping Centre. 

Our practice is accepting new patients and is mixed billing.

Meet our team.

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Dr Andrew Rees


Dr Andy Rees is an experienced GP. Having completed his Fellowship training in Tasmania in 2010, Andy worked in small regional towns where he obtained additional skills in skin cancer medicine and dermal surgery, some general dermatology, minor procedures including vasectomy and mental health – focussed psychological strategies for conditions such as depression and anxiety.

Apart from these special interest areas Dr Rees enjoys providing all aspects of GP care from antenatal attendances, common paediatric presentations and through to the final stages of life.

Andy plays a variety of musical instruments and speaks Welsh.

Dr Andy Mellis

Dr Andy Mellis


Dr Mellis grew up in the UK and trained at Nottingham University, graduating in 1997. After completing his intern year he travelled to Queensland to work at Mackay Base Hospital for 12 months and whilst there met his now wife Kate, a Toowoomba local.

He returned to the UK to complete his specialist general practice training and subsequently emigrated permanently to Toowoomba with his family in 2005, taking up a full time post at James Neil Medical. He currently works at both James Neil Medical and Shieldiag Medical.

He is committed to keeping quality general practice accessible to all. His special interests are family medicine, holistic chronic disease care and medical education. He is an accredited GP trainer and holds the position of senior lecturer with the UQ school of medicine.

He is an active contributor to the local primary care arena, holding board positions on the Darling Downs West Moreton Primary Health Network and GP Connections. He is also passionate about our local area and holds board positions with Civic Group Australia and Civic Assist, both not-for-profit community organisations committed to doing what they can to prosper Toowoomba and the surrounding districts.

Dr Ashraf Saleh

MBBS, M NutrSci, BMed Sci, FRACGP, FARGP (Emerg Med)

Dr Ashraf Saleh grew up in Sydney and completed University in 2007.

Dr Ash completed his General Practice Training in 2013 and has previously worked in Toowoomba, Goondiwindi and Oakey. Special interests include diabetes, skin cancer, metabolic/cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and men’s health.

Special interests include diabetes, skin cancer, metabolic/cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and men’s health.Other interests include photography and music.

Other interests include photography and music.

Dr Ash also speaks Arabic.

Dr Laura Johnston

Registrar GP
Dr Uma Kumar

Dr Uma Kumar


Dr Uma Kumar graduated from university in 1999 and completed her General Practice Training in 2009. Dr Kumar’s previous experience is working in rural practices and aboriginal health centres.

Uma’s special interests are women’s Health, children’s health and mental health. Other interests are training meditation.

Dr Violeta Ananieva

Violeta graduated from Monash University in 2008 and trained to become a GP throughout Melbourne and Tasmania.

For the past 3 and a half years, she has been a GP at Head Space here in Toowoomba. She has a particular clinical interest in child and adolescent health, and also mental health.

In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, travelling and interior design. Violeta is married with a 3-year-old child.

Mrs Annie Sendall

Mrs Annie Sendall

Dip of Prac Mgt, CMgr FIML

Annie is the Managing Director of People First Health Group and was previously the Practice Manager of James Neil Medical for 13 years.

She believes in people and is passionate about empowering her team to provide the best support they can to patients and clinicians.

She is highly regarded in her field and is an active participant in local health development. She has worked as practice accreditor and also provided consultancy services to local organisations.

Services we Provide.

In addition to regular general practice services, we offer:

  • Obstetrics
  • Women’s health
  • Family medicine
  • Skin checks
  • Chronic disease management
  • Children’s health
  • Men’s health
  • Mental health.

Special Information.

Rangeside Medical offers convenient parking out the front of the practice with wheelchair access. 

Pathology, pharmacy and optometry are all located conveniently in the shopping centre.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5:30pm
Saturdays 9am - 12noon

After Hours

For after hours consultations, please phone the House Call Doctor on 13 55 66

We are here

Corner of James & Neil Streets
119 – 121 Neil Street
Toowoomba Qld 4350

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 8:15am - 5:15pm

We are here

11 James Street,
The Range Shopping Centre,
East Toowoomba Qld 4350

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