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
New Patients Always Welcome.
Dr Andrew Skerman
MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma of Rural Medicine, 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.
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 will be leaving us in the near future and is in the process of handing over his patients to Dr Vib Pandey, Dr Fiona McKinnon and Dr Mark Bartsch whom all have special areas of interest, which Andrew will point you in the right direction.
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 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
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.
Dr Cate Kube
MBBS, BMedSci(Hons), Clinical Diploma Palliative Care, FRACGP
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.
Cate is returning sooner than expected – Watch this space!
Dr Martin Carr
MBBS, FRACGP, DDME (Diving), ACCAM (Aviation), Cert.Skin Cancer Surgery
Now accepting New Patients.
Martin graduated from Monash University, Melbourne in 1989, becoming FRACGP in 1998. He has worked in a diverse range of General Practices in Melbourne, Devonport, Perth, Airlie Beach and most recently spending his time between Belgian Gardens Medical Centre and Health & Wellbeing North Ward.
He has a broad range of experience in preventative health and chronic disease management in all age groups and both genders. He is also able to perform Aviation medicals for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, which he has done for many years.
Martin is joining the Team at Health & Wellbeing as a GP Supervisor, supervising and teaching our GP Registrars
Martin is now accepting new patients.
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 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 Joanne Bell
MBChB (2001), MRCS (London), DO-HNS (Diploma Otorhinolaryngology), S100 Prescriber (HIV), FRACGP
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).
Dr Rhys Edwards
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.
Rhys handles all of his own bookings and appointments, please contact his office on 0459 900 039.