About Us


Dr Zoe Martinez and Dr Edel Garcia are the two medical directors with over 20 years experience, In places such as Australia, Cuba and rural South Africa.  Dr Garcia completed his speciality in Anaesthesiology and Dr Zoe is a General Practitioner with advanced qualifications in Women's Health and Skin Cancer procedures.

RACGP General Practice Training & ACRRM Primary Rural & Remote Training Accredited Supervisors.


We are a family owned and family friendly medical centre, aiming to provide holistic care to our community. We have a wide range of services which are fully bulk billed.  


We are currently accredited by the national standards of AGPAL. By being accredited and following the national standards, Douglas Family Medical Centre aims to provide genuine medical support to the wider community.  

Our Medical Team



Helen Bailey

Helen is a registered nurse and midwife that has been practising since 2003. With over 15 years of experience, Helen has extensive knowledge in Women's and Children's Health and education.

Helen has previously worked at The Townsville Hospital, General Practice, and also teached at numerous universities.


Women’s health is of great interest to Helen as she feels the need to provide and educate our patients on the importance of Women’s health and preventative health in general. 


Helen believes there is a need in the Townsville region for a community-based midwifery service to alleviate the pressures of the existing Hospital based Maternity Services