Genesis SleepCare at St Andrew’s Hospital Toowoomba

Genesis Sleep CareUntreated sleep disorders can occur at any age and may be affecting your health.

Common symptoms of sleep disorders include:

  • intense snoring
  • daytime sleepiness and excessive fatigue
  • obesity
  • high blood pressure
  • family history
  • neck circumference of greater than 17 inches
  • poor concentration

If you’re not sleeping well, talk to your General Practitioner about arranging a sleep study.

Genesis SleepCare provides access to the most experienced team of sleep specialists in Queensland.

Genesis SleepCare QLD at St Andrew’s Hospital in Tooowoomba provides:

  • accredited diagnostic testing
  • overnight sleep studies
  • home sleep studies
  • sleep therapist consultations
  • CPAP machines and mask rental and sales.

Specialist consulting is provided by Dr Gonesh Karmakar and Dr Farzad Bashirzadeh


Dr Gonesh Karmakar

Dr Karmakar graduated from the Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh in 1990. He immigrated to New Zealand in 1996, where he was a resident for 13 years. He gained his Fellowship in Internal Medicine (FRACP) in 2008 and Fellowship in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine in 2009 with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Dr Karmakar is a Consultant Respiratory and General Physician at St Andrew's Toowoomba Hospital. His interests include investigation and management of sleep apnoeas, lung cancer, asthma, COPD, pleural effusion, interstitial lung disease, He enjoys teaching medical students and working in private practice. He has been awarded the position of honorary 'Senior Lecturer' by the Rural Medical School, Toowoomba and by the University of Queensland.


Dr Farzad Bashirzadeh

Dr Bashirzadeh is an Associate Physician with Genesis SleepCare, specialising in the diagnosis and management of lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, sleep disordered breathing, chronic cough, sarcoidosis, pleural disease and other respiratory conditions. His special interest area is pulmonary intervention, including endo-bronchial ultrasound trans-bronchial needle aspiration and lung biopsy, medical thoracoscopy, narrow band image (NBI) bronchoscopy, diagnostic auto-fluorescence endoscopy/bronchoscopy (DAFE), bronchial stenting and endoscopic lung volume reduction. Dr Bashirzadeh is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, the European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society.


Further information

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