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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 Martin Doris


Dr Martin Doris completed his medical degree at Queens University Belfast in 1991, did his GP training and then emigrated from Ireland to Australia in 1998 with his wife Catherine, daughter Christine and son Michael. He worked in Julia Creek for five years as the Medical Superintendent with right of private practice and, in that time, attained Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and Australian citizenship.  He has been working in fulltime General Practice in Townsville since then. His special interests include dermatology, skin cancer surgery,  diabetes, travel medicine, family medicine, and antenatal care. 

Dr Vicki Stonehouse


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


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 women’s 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 Moet Khine


Moet is a GP registrar that graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Medicine 2 Yangon, Myanmar and has been practicing medicine for over 10 years.

She worked in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department for 5 years in Singapore and has completed a Diploma in Rehabilitation Medicine from the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

She moved to Australia in 2018 and has achieved her Australian Medical Council Certificate in 2019.

For two years, she worked with Queeensland Health at the Wide Bay Hospital and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services, with rotations in different specialities, before joining the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) training program.

Dr Sarah Fatima 


Dr Sarah attained her primary medical degree in Bangladesh and then worked at Bangladesh Civil Service Hospital for four years. Sarah then completed Masters in Public Health and was engaged as a lecturer at Dhaka Medical College for two years. Whilst living in Canada, Sarah completed her LMCC and was employed by Alberta Health Services, Canada for two years. In moving to Australia, she has worked in a rural hospital for a year and subsequently worked in Indigenous health for 7 years. During this period, Sarah worked in a wide range of rural and remote communities of far north Queensland which includes Ravenshoe, Babinda, Innisfail, Tully, Ingham, Abergowrie, Charter’s Tower, Home hill and Townsville. She completed her Fellowship from Royal Australian College of General Practitioner. She also completed her Primary certificate in skin cancer management.

Dr Sarah’s special interests include Family Medicine, Indigenous health, chronic disease and skin cancer management.

In her spare time, Sarah likes to read books, watch movies, travel and spend quality time with family and friends.