Our Team

Dr. Manu Nithianantha

Dr Manu and the team at North Blackwater General Practice (NBGP) are committed to providing a comprehensive, holistic approach to healthcare for rural communities. Dr Manu is leading the team of dedicated professionals who genuinely care about their patients and are able to offer tailored solutions for everyone in the local community.

Specialties: General Practice, skin cancer treatment, pregnancy and musculoskeletal conditions including ultrasound guided injections.

Key services provided-all accessible at the one practice

Dr Manu and his team are proud to offer the provision of the state of the art multi-disciplinary facility and health services to the rural towns of Blackwater, Comet, Duaringa, Dingo, Bluff and the greater area of Central Highlands in Central Queensland for the last 7 years.

Memberships and advisory position involvement

Dr Manu has been volunteering his time and expertise for many years and will continue to do so in the future. Dr Manu is dedicated to utilising his extensive experience and knowledge to assist the local community by providing sound advice and counsel and has held a number of advisory positions within a variety of organisations within the community. Some of these include:

Adviser to the Central Queensland Rural Division of General Practice

Member of the CQ Medicare Local Education Committee

Member of the Central Highlands Regional Council Blackwater Committee - Lead ambassador for Healthy Water Provision and Supply.

Lions Club - Medical Advisor - Presented regularly to members on relevant health related topics (including men’s health, etc.).

Coal Mining in Central Highlands - Medical Advisor

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines, QLD-Medical Advisor - Nominated as a member of the advisory committee.

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ)- Member

Awards and recognition

Dr Manus significant service commitment within the community to the promotion of rural and remote medicine is evident in the acknowledgement he has received throughout the years from the local community.

Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation from CHRC - 2010-2013

Elected into the BMA Local Buying Community Foundation - 2014

Commitment to education and awareness

Dr Manu is constantly demonstrating his passion to increase the awareness of the importance of health and wellbeing, especially within rural communities. Some of his commitments in this area include:

Ongoing teaching service to medical students – Dr Manu lectures to up and coming medical students throughout the entire curriculum as part of the John Flynn Scholarship program, University of Queensland Medical School and James Cook University Medical School.

Instructor for ACRRM REST course (Rural Emergency Skills Training)

Guest Speaker for the Australian Medical Association – Dr Manu recognises the importance of transference of knowledge to up and coming young doctors in Queensland and has been invited to present at Junior Doctor's conferences. The latest conference was held 28-29th of June 2014, Brisbane. Topic covered ‘Lateral thinking in Medicine focusing around careers in Rural Medicine’.

Education at Blackwater North Schools - Dr Manu has provided inspiring educational sessions for students of Blackwater State School and Blackwater State High School, with particular focus on promoting vaccination and mental and physical health.

Community support

Dr Manu demonstrates continual commitment to the local community through his active and ongoing support and contribution.

Dr. Amjad Ali BSc(Hons), MPhil, MBBChir(Cantab), FACNEM

Dr. Michael Smith

Dr. Krisshnaveni Balasubramaniam


Registered Nurse


Registered Nurse


Registered Nurse

Korryn Malzard

Practice Business Manager