Doctors

Our General Practitioners (GPs)

Dr Orna Scanlon – Clinical Director

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.

As one of two Clinical Directors, Orna regularly reviews our processes and systems from a clinical perspective and provides guidance and updates as required.

Dr Reuben Scott – Clinical Director

MBBS, FRACGP, Clinical Diploma Palliative Medicine

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.

As one of two Clinical Directors, Reuben regularly reviews our processes and systems from a clinical perspective and provides guidance and updates as required.

Dr Fiona McKinnon

MBBS, DRANZCOG Advanced, FRACGP

Now accepting New Patients.

Dr McKinnon graduated in 2013 from Bond University and has recently obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

She has worked in and around regional Queensland, whilst completing her training to become a Rural Generalist GP Obstetrician.  Fiona has completed Advanced Skills training in women’s health and obstetrics. 

She is interested in all aspects of General Practice Medicine with a focus on Rural & Remote Health, Women and Children’s Health and family planning. 

Dr Mark Bartsch

MBBS

New Patients Always Welcome.

Dr Mark Bartsch grew up in Perth and graduated in 1984, MBBS from the University of Western Australia.

He has worked in a variety of practice locations and settings, and has held the position of Senior Medical Officer in Rural Hospitals, Occupational Health and Safety in urban centres as well as General Practitioner in Regional towns before moving to Townsville. Twenty years later he’s still loving what the North has to offer.

As a Specialist GP, Mark particularly enjoys working with kids, and has a broad range of experience caring for patients in all aspects of general practice. His special areas of interest include skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, men’s health, aged care, chronic disease management, Veterans Health (DVA), minor surgery and child health.

Outside of medicine he enjoys the lifestyle North Queensland has to offer –water sports, mountain biking, travel, good food and coffee!

He has a family with three children and his small urban farm (filled with cats, dogs, chooks, bees, fish, birds, a lizard and a duck) keeps him out of mischief and very busy. With almost four decades of experience, Dr Bartsch is very much looking forward to helping you with your health & wellbeing.

Dr Vicki Stonehouse

MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM

Vicki has extensive experience in Indigenous Health and Rural and Remote Medicine.

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

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.

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’s special interests include general medicine and sexual health. 

In her spare time Amber loves to read science fiction and paint.  

Dr Cate Kube

MBBS, BMedSci(Hons), Clinical Diploma Palliative Care, FRACGP

Cate is on extended leave and will be returning in November – she has handed over her patient care to Dr Fiona McKinnon & Dr Mark Bartsch (See above profiles)

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 Rhys Edwards

MBBS, FRACOS

Dr Edwards is the Director of Orthopaedics at the Townsville Hospital and holds weekly sessions at Health & Wellbeing North Ward.

You will need a referral from your general Practitioner to be able to see Dr Edwards.

Please be advised that Rhys handles all of his own bookings and appointments, please contact his office on 0459 900 039.

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.