Dr David Rowlands

David grew up in Brisbane and is a graduate of the University of Queensland. He worked at Greenslopes and Mater Hospitals in Brisbane, before serving as a Medical Officer in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. Subsequently David travelled to the United Kingdom, where he worked in Accident and Emergency.

In 1989 David arrived on the Gold Coast and joined Dr Rod Worfold at his practice in Nerang Sreet, Southport. The practice was renamed “On The Park General Practice” when it relocated to Cotlew Street, Ashmore.

David is a true believer in “General” Practice, and enjoys all aspects of family medicine. He has undertaken further training through the University of Queensland in Skin Cancer Medicine and Dermoscopy.

In 2021, David was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Medicine, in General Practice.

David is a member of the Board of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, and is a director of CheckUP Australia which provides medical outreach services to rural and remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory.


Baby and childhood check and immunisations.
Mental health support and referral.
Mens Health including all available screening – prostate, bowel etc.
Adolescent and young persons health.
Medical certificates.
Centrelink certificates.
Telephone health – only available for short appts.
Video health – for standard or longer appts – preferred.
Mature/Aged health care.
DVA Health Care.
Sexual health care.
Contraception advice and counselling.
Pregnancy planning, antenatal care, post natal care.
Skin cancer screening.


GAP fees
Pensioner/Health care card holder – $25.00
No concession – $50.00
Some procedures may incur a higher gap fee. These will be discussed with you prior to consent for
said procedure

Hours of work

Monday 8.45am – 5.15pm
Tuesday 8.45am – 12.30pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5.15pm
Thursday 8.45am – 5.15pm
Friday 8.45am – 5.15pm
Hours may change without notice – please ring the surgery for any assistance.

How to book

Phone the surgery – 07 55279445
Online via Hot Doc