Dr Usman Ali (Away)

About Me:

Dr Ali came to Australia as a junior doctor and completed all his Specialist Psychiatrist training in Brisbane. He enjoyed working in different teams across various hospitals and is honoured to have worked with the smartest health practitioners and educators in Queensland. Dr Ali completed his FRANZCP in 2015 and Certificate in Old Age Psychiatry in 2016 and has now been working in the public health system for over 10 years. Dr Ali enjoys his academic affiliation with the University of Queensland, currently as a Senior Lecturer, teaching medical students for more than 6 years. A few years ago, Dr Ali moved from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Brisbane to Toowoomba to work as a Consultant Psychiatrist and to settle his family into a life in regional Queensland. For the past few years, Dr Ali has been specializing in both General Adult and Old Age psychiatry. He believes in holistic approaches to life challenges and believes in the benefits of both medications and psychological treatments. Dr Ali is very keen to work with: -medical and allied health specialists to provide comprehensive and patient-specific care; -adults of all ages and will usually provide feedback letters after all major consults; -a range of conditions including Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Psychosis and other mental health challenges and life stressors which affect the quality of daily living; - residents in regional and rural areas around Toowoomba and is experienced in conducting consultations via telehealth; and - people living with dementia, and their carers, along the journey from diagnosis to recovery. Dr Ali has ongoing academic interests in topics of leadership and human growth. He is conducting multiple research projects on mental-health-service-design to better cater for the needs of our vastly distributed, rural Queensland population. Beyond his academic and clinical tasks, Dr Ali truly enjoys spending time with his family. He loves to watch hockey, cricket and football. During State of Origin, he is a happy, middle-aged man with a bushy beard and a maroon T shirt yelling “Go Queensland!” Dr Ali looks forward to working with you from Mylne Street Mental Health.

Hello,

I am Dr Usman Ali, Consultant Psychiatrist.

I have special interest in helping people living with Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Psychosis and dementia.

I am very comfortable doing video conference and bulk of my work is to support people in rural areas.

I have keen interest in helping DVA patients struggling with transition to civilian life.

I work very closely with GPs and other specialists involved in patient care for the best outcomes for the patient.