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The General Practitioners (GPs)

Dr. Andrew Skerman, MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Rural Med, DRANZCOG

Dr Skerman graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993. Andrew has post graduate specialist qualifications in General Practice and diplomas in Obstetrics and Rural Medicine. He has worked in a variety or practice locations from rural Queensland to the national capital.

Andrew has moved to Townsville following his wife’s appointment to a senior position at St.Pats College. His special areas of interest include skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, minor surgery, women’s health/obstetrics (including IUD-Mirena and Implanon insertion) and child health.

Andrew is experienced in and enjoys all aspects of general practice.

Andrew works Monday to Friday.

Dr Orna Scanlon, MB, BCh, BAO, BA (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland), Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Australia), MRCGP (UK), FRACGP

Orna moved to Rockhampton from Ireland in 1996 where she worked at the Base Hospital for 18 months. She then spent 7 years working in different specialties at the Townsville Hospital before moving to the UK in 2003 for 2 years to complete her Membership of the Royal College of GPs. Upon returning to Townsville in 2005, she worked for 2 years at The Townsville Aboriginal & Island Health Centre before joining the team at Health & Wellbeing North Ward in 2007.

Her special interests are: family medicine, children, women’s health [Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology], Indigenous health, chronic diseases

Orna works Monday to Thursday.

Dr Vibhav Pandey, FRACGP

Dr Vibhav Pandey has returned and is accepting new patients.

Dr Reuben Scott, FRACGP

Dr Scott is a specialist GP who enjoys working with kids and families. Dr Scott has broad experience caring for patients of all ages and stages. He has experience in childrens health, Veterans Health (DVA), mens & womens health, aged care and chronic disease, chronic pain/ fibromyalgia (non-opiate management) and palliative care.

Reuben is married to Esther and they have 4 children.

He graduated from James Cook University and has been practicing in the Townsville region ever since, earning a Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine at the Townsville Hospital. During his GP training, he worked at various practices in Townsville, Charters Towers, Ayr and Home Hill. Reuben loves to spend time with his family, go fishing (not often enough), watch movies and being part of his Church.

Dr Cate Kube, MBBS, BMedSci(Hons), Clin Dip Pall Care, FRACGP

Cate is currently on extended leave and won’t be returning until November 2020, Cate has handed over her patients to Dr Emma Wallace (See below) who will be more than happy to look after your needs until Cates return..

Cate studied medicine at the University of Tasmania before moving to Townsville in 2014.

She worked for several years in the Townsville Hospital, completing her Diploma of Palliative Care and Advanced Rural Skills Training in Emergency Medicine. Cate has worked in several rural and remote communities across Queensland, including a year in general practice on Palm Island. Cate enjoys all aspects of general practice, with particular interests in chronic disease management, Indigenous health, family medicine and palliative care. 

Dr. Vicki Stonehouse, MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM

Vicki has extensive experience in Indigenous and rural health. Vicki completed her Fellowship for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in Townsville and works at Health & Wellbeing North Ward part-time.

Vicki works from our practice on Fridays & one Saturday a month.

Dr. Joanne Bell, MBChB (2001), MRCS (London), DO-HNS (Diploma Otorhinolaryngology), S100 Prescriber (HIV), FRACGP

Joanne is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practice and takes pride in her work as a specialist in General Practice.
She has a special interest in sexual health including screening for sexually transmitted infections and contraceptives – she is fully qualified to insert the IUD (Mirena) and Implanon device.

She has advanced certification including being an authorised s100 prescriber of hepatitis B and HIV medications. She also prescribes medical therapy for hepatitis C and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP). 

Joanne works Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

Dr Emma Wallace, MBBS, MRACGP

Dr Wallace graduated from James Cook University in 2014 and completed her early training at the Townsville Hospital before deciding to specialise in General Practice.

Emma has a special interest in womens health, chronic disease management and mental health. Emma is a Townsville local and when she isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her young family.

Emma works Monday to Thursday.

Dr Amber Revell, MBBS, MRACGP

Dr Amber Revell graduated from the Flinders University of Darwin in January 2016.

Amber worked for many years as a Remote Area Nurse prior to becoming a doctor. She lived in the NT for 11 years where she completed her Internship and Resident year before relocating back home to Queensland and working at The Townsville Hospital, before  choosing to specialise in General Practice.

Amber’ special interests include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Women’s health and Rural and Remote Health. In her spare time Amber loves to read science fiction and paint. 

Amber works Tuesday to Friday & every second Saturday

Dr. Paolo Morisco, MD, DTM&H, MNHAA, FRACGP

Paolo is currently on extended leave. He will be returning later in the year (sorry no dates available yet) and working from our practice as a Regular Locum GP in the future.


Dr Jeremy Hudson – Clinical Director

Moving to Townsville in 2006, Dr Hudson works full time in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery and has extensive qualifications in the field, performing regular skin checks and a wide range of treatments including non-surgical therapies, basic excisions and complex flap and graft surgery.

Jeremy strongly believes that since Townsville has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, our patients deserve access to the best and latest advancements in skin cancer medicine.

Dr Hudson also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at James Cook University, where he writes and teaches courses in skin cancer medicine, dermoscopy (skin cancer imaging), and advanced graft and flap surgery. He is currently developing a series of online written and video resources for skin cancer surgical training.

Dr Hudson is an active member of several other research and training organizations including the Dermatology Special Interests Group (RACGP), the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, and has assisted in research projects on surgical outcomes, histological sampling and tissue samples for cell line studies.

Jeremy is a strong advocate of education for both patients and doctors, and has worked extensively in both paid and volunteer positions to deliver high quality care and raise local training standards.

He and the North Queensland Skin Centre team look forwards to helping you with your regular skin checks and any required treatments.

Dr. Rhys Edwards, MBBS, FRACOS

Dr Edwards is the Director of Orthopaedics at the Townsville Hospital and holds weekly sessions at Health & Wellbeing North Ward. Patients need a referral from their own GP to be able to see Dr Edwards.

Rhys works at Health & Wellbeing North Ward on Saturday mornings.