Our specialty fields of medicine deal primarily with conditions of the digestive tract, which is made up of the oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Our goal is to maintain health primarily through prevention, intervention and maintenance.
Located in Toowoomba, Queensland, The Queensland Centre for Digestive Medicine strives to provide excellence in gastroenterology, offering patients a high standard of professional care and a holistic approach to digestive disease management.
We offer a range of services including endoscopies, inpatient care and private consultations for treatment and management of digestive diseases. Our Doctors are qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of all digestive diseases, so you can be sure in receiving the best care possible.
Our registered Dietitians can provide important guidance on dietary advice and nutritional interventions in the treatment of a large number of chronic digestive diseases.
Our Clinical Nurse Consultant provides an advanced clinical nursing service specialising in chronic conditions, such as Hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr Craig Halliday
Dr Craig Halliday graduated (with Honours) in medicine from University of Queensland in 1979. He specialised in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology (the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver) at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.
He was awarded FRACP in 1986. Dr Halliday has been a Gastroenterologist for over 25 years and has spent most of this time working in Toowoomba. He has a special interest in the management of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and viral Hepatitis.
DR ANDREW ST JOHN
Dr Andrew St John is a general gastroenterologist with a specific interest in therapeutic endoscopy. He completed his advanced training in gastroenterology at the Mater and Princess Alexandra Hospitals in Brisbane before completing advanced endoscopy training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital under the guidance of Dr Luke Hourigan.
Dr St John has a special interest in ERCP and pancreatobiliary endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr St John has established the first EUS service in Toowoomba through the Toowoomba Hospital.
MS HANNAH SLATTERY
Hannah is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of the Dietitians’ Association of Australia. Hannah is originally from Warwick and completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) with Honours at the Queensland University of Technology in 2011.
Hannah sees many patients for the management of a wide-range of health conditions, although is particularly interested in the areas of gastrointestinal disease, as well as bariatrics (gastric sleeves, bypasses and bands), diabetes, weight management and food intolerance.
MS EMMA MUIRDEN
Emma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of the Dietitians’ Association of Australia. Emma completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) with Honours at the Queensland University of Technology in 2014 before commencing practice in Toowoomba.
Emma has experience in assisting clients with chronic disease management, weight management, gastrointestinal disease and food intolerance. She also has a special interest in the nutritional management of chronic kidney disease. Emma strives to make healthy eating simple and practical, tailoring nutrition advice to each individual’s lifestyle and health needs.
MRS ANITA CRAY
Anita is a Registered Nurse, originally from Brisbane and completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Queensland in 1998 and a Bachelor of Nursing (with distinction) at the Queensland University of Technology in 2004. She commenced nursing at Warwick Hospital in 2005 where she enjoyed working on the Medical Ward. In 2014 she moved with her husband and young family to Toowoomba where she continues to work with Queensland Health, Toowoomba Hospital, on a casual basis.
Anita is particularly interested in chronic gastroenterological conditions. She also has a keen interest in coordinating management for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and is passionate about patient education.
Anna is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons) in 2016. Anna’s areas of interest include child nutrition and women’s health.
In addition to motivating patients, one of Anna’s passions is improving knowledge of food. She writes articles and facilitates education groups about all things nutrition.