Our Clinics

SmartClinics Merrimac Family Medical Centre


166 Gooding Drive
Merrimac QLD 4226

Ph: (07) 5525 1222

Fax: (07) 5525 1198

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Opening hours


Opening Hours


Tue: 08:00 - 17:00

Wed: 08:00 - 17:00

Thu: 08:00 - 17:00

Fri: 08:00 - 17:00

Sat: Closed

Sun: Closed

This SmartClinics Medical Centre will NOT be providing COVID vaccines. Click here to find a clinic near you that may have the vaccines in stock.

Our Team
About the Clinic

Our Staff

Bart Traynor

Clinical Psychologist

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Rachael Berry

Psychologist - now helping patients at Merrimac.

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Registered Nurse

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Bonnie Hancock


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Dr Linda Kemp

Dr Kemp is a GP at SmartClinics Merrimac.

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Dr Venu Vemula

Dr Venu Vemula is fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu.

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Khari Garavelis

Psychologist - Book online to see available appointments.

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Practice Manager

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Medical Receptionist

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Senior Receptionist

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Medical Receptionist

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Registered Nurse

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SmartClinics Merrimac has a team of doctors and medical professionals who are diligent, professional and understanding. We have female doctors available at our practice for advice about a wide range of female related health issues. We even provide genetic profiling which can predict whether or not you’re more prone to specific diseases, ailments and conditions ranging from obesity, diabetes, dementia and cancer to heart attacks and even strokes.

Allergy tests and treatments

At SmartClinics Merrimac we believe that the key to living a more fulfilled life is understanding what affects your health and how you can take steps to mitigate it. We conduct allergy tests to help patients understand what triggers their allergies and help them find ways to avoid those triggering factors. Allergy tests are fast, relatively painless and can help us identify a wide range of common allergies.

To learn more about our allergy tests on the Gold Coast click here.

Women’s Health

At SmartClinics Merrimac, we take women’s health seriously. Our GPs are highly experienced in the many health challenges that women face throughout their lives. Among many services, we specialise in the following:

Skin Checks

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. This is a combination of us living active lives in the sun, many sunny months throughout the year, and failing to take active precautions against the damage that the sun can cause to our skin’s health.

We believe that the best cure is adequate prevention. By booking yourself in for regular skin checks, you can ensure that any possible abnormalities or strange spots on your skin are monitored, with changes tracked carefully to stay on top of any skin cancer development.

At least two thirds of Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer during their lives. There is a good chance that you will be one of them. The simplest and most effective way to stay on top of skin cancer is to schedule regular skin checks. Click here to make an appointment now.

Chronic Disease Management

Our doctors in Merrimac are widely versed in chronic disease management. Many Australians suffer needlessly from chronic disease. There are options available for everyone to help treat and manage their chronic illnesses so that they don’t go through unnecessary pain and discomfort. Our doctors can help you with a management plan to stay on top of your chronic illness, avoid factors that can worsen it and help restore your quality of life. Our chronic disease management plans are usually bulk billed, and the follow-ups that we recommend (such as visiting a physiotherapist, physiologist, podiatrist or dietician) are often also provided at a lower cost to you with a plan in place.

Caring for the Entire Family

Raising a family is hard work. Having a doctor by your side throughout your journey who understands the challenges you’re facing can make everything significantly easier. Our GPs take a special interest in children’s health and helping young families navigate the stresses of childhood.

We provide you with a program created personally with your needs and concerns in mind, making your healthcare assessment and maintenance much more comfortable and affordable. Our Gold Coast doctors are there to assist you and ensure your entire family’s health is kept in check.

We can conduct developmental checks, immunisations, and other important milestones in the growth of your child into a young adult. To find out more about our paediatrics services, please click here.

Men’s Health

Men face many unique challenges throughout their lives that are best addressed with the assistance of a GP. We can help with prostate exams, and tackling the myriad mental health issues that crop up throughout life. Men should stay aware of the many health problems that they may confront, including diabetes, skin cancer and erectile dysfunction. We can help you navigate it all.

Focusing on Patients’ Wellbeing

Our primary focus is on the general wellbeing of all the family as well as providing preventative healthcare services. Our trained clinicians will also discuss results step by step to ensure you understand everything completely, and then devise strategies and provide information and expert advice where needed. To learn more, click here read about our Being Alive Program

If you would like to make an online appointment at SmartClinics Merrimac, click the pink booking button above, then select SmartClinics Merrimac from the menu and a appointment time that best suits you. Alternatively call our friendly reception team on (07) 5525 1222.