Meet the experienced General Practitioners in Underwood, QLD

Dr Sew Ying Cheong


Dr. Cheong is a vocationally qualified and experienced lady General Practitioner from Malaysia with a special interests in women & Child’s health in general practice. She has graduated from Mangalore University with a MBBS and after internship, has continued another 4 years in the hospital rotation in various disciplines to gain wider experience including family medicine as her special interest, prior to practising as the principal general practitioner for about 20 years. With broad experience in rural and tropical medicine, she has continued to pursue further postgraduate vocational studies under the conjoint Malaysian-Australian RACGP examination, leading to the vocational FRACGP qualification.

She is also able to speak in various languages to facilitate communication with patients and carers from various ethnic backgrounds and nationalities, leading to better understanding of the patients’ concerns, demands or requirements.

Dr. Cheong speaks Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien), Malaysian and Indonesian.

Dr Ayesha Malik


Dr Ayesha Malik is an experienced General Practitioner who has been a practising GP in Queensland for almost 10 years. She has a special interest in Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Preventative Medicine, Chronic Disease, Mental Health and Antenatal Care. She is an aligned GP for pregnancy shared care with all major hospitals. Dr Malik is a Fellow of RACGP and has also attained a Diploma in Child Health at Sydney University. Dr Malik is multilingual and speaks Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English.



Dr Mohammed Abdul Latif graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery from Chittagong University Bangladesh in 1990. Following graduation, Dr Latif worked in Bangladesh. He migrated to Australia in 2004 and commenced work at Logan Hospital before moving to Lismore New South Wales as a General Practitioner in 2008. Dr Latif was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2014. He has been a practicing Doctor at Logan Central since 2016.

Dr Latif has keen interests in Family Medicine, Child Health, Geriatics and Chronic Disease Management, Skin Biopsies, Mental Health and carries out minor procedures including insertion and removal of implanon.

Dr Latif is also fluent in Bengali and speaks Urdu

Dr. Arun Rao


Dr. Arun Rao is from India and graduated from University of Indore, India in 1972 and has been practicing medicine since. He obtained his Fellowship of RACGP in 2010. He has been practicing in Australia since 2006. He has keen interest in all areas of general practice.

Dr Rao speaks Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu.

Dr. Xuyen Vu


Dr. Xuyen Vu is a graduate of University of Queensland and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.




Dr. Tasawar Aslam is from Pakistan and graduated from Punjab Medical College Faisalabad, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan in 1993 and has been practicing medicine since. He obtained his Fellowship of RACGP in 2014. He has been practicing in Australia since 2003 after moving here. Prior to that he worked in Pakistan, Zambia and Seychelles.

Dr Aslam has special interests in Occupational Health (Aviation Medicine, Diving Medicine Occupational Health/Work Comp), Skin Cancer (All sorts of Flaps/Skin grafts , Wedge Resection of ear, Wedge Resection of Lips), General Surgery (Lips tie, Tongue tie ,Excision of oral Lesions/Cysts , All sorts of lumps /Bumps excision , Wedge resection ingrowing Toe nail, Anal Tags excision), Urology (Circumcision –all ages, Vasectomy) Gynae & Obs (Mirena Removal/Insertion , Implanon insertion) amongst General Medicine.

Dr Aslam speaks English, Punjabi and Urdu.

Dr Prabhat Chandra Kapadia


Dr. Prabhat graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Gajra Raja Medical School, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India in 1980. After graduation, he did various rotations in hospitals including posting in rural areas. Dr. Kapadia has more than 20 years of experience in general practice in Australia having started his General Practice career in Texas QLD in 2000. He completed his Postgraduate studies and obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2005. He continued with further education and obtained a Diploma in Child Health from the University of Sydney in 2016.

He has a special interest in Aboriginal Health, Paediatrics, Skin Cancer, Mental Health, Men’s Health and Children’s Health.

He speaks English, Gujarati and Hindi languages.

Dr Swapna Joseph


Dr Swapna Joseph is a vocationally qualified and experienced female General Practitioner from India having completed her MBBS in 1997 from Calicut University Kerala India. She obtained her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2003. She practiced in various medical facilities in Kerala India before moving to Australia in 2009. She started her medical career at West Bundaberg Medical Centre in 2009 and continued with her professional studies. She was awarded a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners in 2012. In 2014, she moved to Warwick and in 2015 she moved to Toowoomba before joining Doctors @ Underwood in 2020.

Dr Swapna has special interests in Women’s Health, Antenatal, Chronic Disease Management, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Indigenous Health, Mental health amongst other areas of General Practice. She also performs Mirena and IUD insertion.

Dr Swapna speaks Malayalam in addition to English.

Dr Kazal Dewan


Dr Kazal Dewan is a vocationally qualified and experienced General Practitioner. Dr Kazal has more than 10 years of General Practice experience and more than 6 years of experience in Skin Cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr Kazal has been practicing Non-Scalpel Vasectomy for more than 2 years and has had face to face practical observation of neonatal Circumcision with renowned professional Dr Sales who has been performing circumcision for over 30 years in Australia. Dr Kazal attended Medical School in Bangladesh (MBBS) and has completed a fellowship (FRACGP) from the Royal Australian College of General Practice. He also completed the Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery through HealthCert and Bond University. Dr Kazal has a keen interest in the detection, treatment and prevention of Skin Cancer, Vasectomy, Neonatal Circumcision, and any minor procedure amongst other areas of General Practice.

Dr Satish Chandra Kharia


Dr Kharia completed a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Rajasthan University India in 2005. In 2007, he commenced studying a Master of Public Health in Melbourne and joined Toowoomba Hospital in 2010. Dr Kharia eventually decided to complete further training to become a General Practitioner, which he has now been practicing as for over seven years. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2020.

Dr Kharia enjoys working as a GP so he can provide holistic care to patients and has special interests in the management of Chronic Disease, simple Skin Procedures, Children’s Health and provides Aviation Medicals as a DAME.

Dr Kharia has a wife and two children and enjoys watching and playing sports and listening to music outside of work hours.

Dr Kharia speaks Hindi in addition to English.