Miami Village Medical Practice

Meet Our Team

Dr. Kate Taylor

Dr Kate Taylor graduated from Sheffield University Medical School in UK in 1998, and then whilst traveling in New Zealand, she met her husband, well known Gold Coast orthopedic surgeon, Dr Fraser Taylor.
Kate and her husband relocated permanently to the Gold Coast in 2013. They have three children.
Kate enjoys all aspects of General Practice, but her special interests are Women’s Health and Paediatrics.

Dr. Vipul Patel

Dr Vip Patel is from the UK, having grown up in London and completing his medical training at Southampton University in 1992. He gained extensive hospital experience including Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), before embarking on a career in General Practice.

Dr Patel has 20 years of experience working as a full time GP. Initially in the UK as a partner in a large teaching practice in Oxfordshire before migrating to Australia with his wife and 2 children in 2009.

He has been working as a GP on the Gold Coast for 10 years, however he still has his wonderful English accent. He enjoys all aspects of family medicine with particular interests in Men’s Health, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Hypertension, Child Health, Mental Health and Preventative Medicine.

Dr. Venu Vemula

Dr Venu specialises in multiple fields of health such as asthma treatment, diabetes care and palliative care. He lives with his wife, who is also a doctor, and their two young boys and is fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu.

A big fan of cycling, tennis and cricket, Dr Venu is always happy to chat with patients about their background, interests and any health concerns they have.

Meet Our Staff 

Our bright and bubbly reception team is always available to assist you when making an appointment or when arriving for your appointment and our team of Nurses provide professionalism and a family friendly service with care and compassion.

Rick McKee

General Manager

Rick is the Director and General Manager of The Pines Family Practice. Rick has held this position since 1998 after he took ownership of the practice and turned it into a thriving medical centre. He has completed a Diploma in Professional Practice Management, is a member of the Australian Association of Practice Managers and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

General Manager/Owner

Lianne Shiell

Registered Nurse

Shelley Boyle


Monica Smyth