Our Team at Creare Clinic

At Creare Clinic, our friendly and understanding staff members are dedicated to providing you with the best care possible. We are here to help you from your first consultation, to guide you through your preoperative preparation and to support you during your postoperative recovery.
We genuinely enjoy our work and take pride in delivering compassionate care, a safe environment and efficient services. Please do not hesitate to talk to our staff with any concerns.

Meet Dr Lily Vrtik

Dr Lily Vrtik graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Australia in 1999. During her early years of surgical training, she worked at Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as well as Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. She completed her last two years of Plastic Surgery training in Queensland, at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Mater Hospitals and Royal Brisbane and Women Hospital.

Prior to her formal plastic surgery training, she spent 12 months working at the world-renowned Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan in their famous plastic and reconstructive unit. It was during these 12 months, that she became inspired to become a specialist plastic surgeon. She was immersed in acute and reconstructive burn surgery, craniofacial, hand and lower limb trauma plastic surgery, as well as cancer reconstructive surgery.

During her training years, she was involved in various research projects, including the effect of smoking on microcirculation, outcomes of breast reconstruction, techniques on blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and reconstructive surgery in chronic burn scars as well as the use of skin cell cultures in burn injuries. In more recent years, she has developed academic pursuits in areas of Bioethics and Health Law, and has a master's degree in health law from the prestigious Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney.

Lily contributes to advocacy for patient safety in plastic surgery through her role as a Director on the Board of Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, as well as her position as a risk-assessor and clinical advisor in the field of medical indemnity. Her goal is to help her health professional colleagues to be safer, better practitioners and through advocacy, improve clinical safety for all who require healthcare.

Having spent most of her university life working as a music teacher, Lily continues her enthusiasm for teaching. She is regularly involved in educational session for other doctors of all specialties, as the founder for Classroom4Doctors. She also holds public consultant position at Princess Alexandra Hospital where she participates in the teaching of trainees in surgery, junior doctors, and medical students. Lily has also been an active instructor and faculty member in nation-wide EMSB (Early Management in Severe Burns) courses for the over15 years. Lily is also a member of the specialist reserve in the Royal Australian Air Force providing regular clinical services as well as medical training for defence personnel.

Lily enjoys her work immensely and has special interests in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, microsurgical reconstruction, as well as lower limb trauma surgery. She pays detailed attention to her results and enjoys making a positive difference in people's lives. Apart from being passionate about her work, Lily is well known for her sensitive, warm personality and approachability. In her consultations, she is frank in her discussions and gives honest opinions. Her caring nature enables her to create a balance between the clinical and personal aspects of patient care.

Lily may have little time for hobbies, but she has immense interest in various charities. As a student, Lily was a volunteer with Mission Australia; then as a young doctor, she worked as a volunteer doctor for various sporting and racing events. In the early 2000's, she travelled with the Nordhoff Foundation Team to Cambodia, as part of the cleft lip & palate surgery team working to help local children. Lily and her husband have been UNICEF global parents for more than 15 years, and have sponsored more than 8 children over the last 20 years. She is currently on the executive committee for Queensland Medical Orchestra, a orchestra and choir of health professionals that perform to raise funds for local charities. She is an avid supporter and sponsor of various local artistic organisations, and volunteers her time to help out local charities with administrative work. One could say her favourite and most enjoyable pursuit is to find ways to make a difference.


Professional Affiliation

RACS Royal Australasian College of Surgeons www.surgeons.org.au
ASPS Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons www.plasticsurgery.org.au
ASAPS Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery www.asaps.org.au
ANZBA Australian New Zealand Burns Association www.anzba.org.au
AMA Australian Medical Association www.ama.com.au


Hunnah RN (Practice Nurse)

Hunnah grew up in the country and moved to the Brisbane to complete her degree in nursing. She has been a nurse for over 10 years. During this time, she has worked in general practice and aged care in a variety of roles. Prior to this, she spent 9 years in aged and disability care, working in the community support sector assisting clients and patients to achieve improvements in their daily activities and day-to-day life.

Hunnah loves bringing laughter, personalised and dedicated care to her patients across all spans and walks of life. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new experiences with family and friends, having adventures and getting back to nature.

'For me, it is important to be part of a fun, community focused team, with like-minded, compassionate people and I have found that in my current role. I would like to leave our patients with the feeling of comfort and trust in our specialised care.'

Rebekah RN (Practice Nurse)

After graduating her Diploma of Nursing as an enrolled endorsed nurse in 2016, Bek worked in Allergy & Immunology & also Dermatology before joining the team at Creare Clinic in 2022. Bek recently completed her studies through USQ for her Bachelor of Nursing. Bek enjoys the variety of work, continuous learning opportunity and the friendly team culture at Creare Clinic. She particularly enjoys the ability to provide individualised care for each patient. Bek strives to make patients feel at ease in every situation and enjoys educating patients so that they are more empowered with their own health care. 

Outside of work, Bek is a mother of 2 children, a teenage boy & an English staffy. One could say her hobbies are quite balanced because she enjoys going to the gym, dancing and eating chocolate. 

Gemma (Practice Manager)

Gemma joins us with extensive experience in management and medical secretarial roles across a number of specialities with a background across multi-disciplinary practices including a major health fund, in General Practice, Orthopaedics, Bariatrics, Nephrology and Urology. She brings an array of experience to ensure the functions of the practice operate in a smooth, efficient and professional manner.

As practice co-ordinator, Gemma specialises in the ‘behind the scenes’ work that goes into the surgery process, this includes liaising with the hospitals, anaesthetists and health funds to ensure surgery is a smooth and seamless process from beginning to end. As well as this, Gemma creates a warm and friendly environment which is felt by staff and patients alike.

As a mother of two primary school aged children and two puppies, Gemma leads a busy but fulfilling life. She loves to get away on weekends camping with the kids and, as a bit of a foodie, loves dining out and trying new restaurants.

Gemma takes great pride in ensuring our practice presents an efficient, kind and knowledgeable team. 

Jan (Reception/Medical Secretary)

Jan has had over 30 years' reception and administrative experience in various medical centres, in both general practice as well as specialist practices. Prior to this, she has also worked as an assistant nurse in Aged Care for more than 5 years, and the hospitality industry for over 10 years. For those of you who have had to contact our office, you would be familiar with Jan's voice and her friendly, helpful personality.

Jan lives at home with her husband and a steady traffic of her 4 adult children moving in and out. When she is not mothering her children, she mothers everyone else in the office, including our patients! Jan's big heart has a very widespread reputation.

Jan is passionate about her job and the patients that we look after. She is well known for her compassion, patience, and going that extra mile to help others. She is definitely a favourite amongst our 'regulars' and a valuable asset to our team.

Consults at

Everton Park

Suite J, Lower Level
North West Private Hospital
137 Flockton Street
Everton Park QLD 4053

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Australis Specialist Centre
Suite 1, 679 Beenleigh Road
Sunnybank QLD 4109

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Contact details

Post - PO Box 5301 Stafford Heights QLD 4053