Malanda Medical Care is delighted to have a cohesive team of experienced staff working together to provide for your health care needs.
Dr Catriona Arnold-Nott - Practice Principal
Catriona grew up in Canberra, and studied a combined degree in arts and medicine at the University of Sydney. Together with her husband Peter, she has spent most of her 20 year career working in Northern Australia. During that time Catriona has earned further qualifications in rural and remote general practice, sexual health and family planning, as well as public health medicine.
Catriona, Peter and their three children settled on a small farm outside of Millaa Millaa in 2009. Setting up Malanda Medical Care has fulfilled a lifelong dream for Catriona.
She is passionate about whole-person wellbeing, while at the same time nurturing a fun and friendly workplace.
Catriona's other interests include dabbling in foreign languages, learning piano as a beginner, baking bread and making cheese, organic veggie farming and bushwalking.
Dr Jeni Davilla Mendez
Jeni grew up in Mexico where she completed her degree and began a specialty in obstetrics. Her career plan underwent an unexpected turn when she married an Australian man and moved to a small farm near Mossman, enjoying the tropical North Queensland rural lifestyle. Jeni's interest in medicine stems from her childhood. Her father had a small General Prcatice clinic and when not at school she was often by his side helping him attend to patients. Her career has been inspired by the delight and satisfaction she experiences each time she is able to assist a patient to achieve wellbeing. On weekends Jeni likes to help out on the farm, particularly cultivating exotic tropical fruits.
Tash joined the MMC team in May 2017. She has worked on the Tablelands as an RN since 2010. One of the things she loves about nursing is interacting with a variety of people to help achieve positive health outcomes for patients.
Though originally from Victoria she has been living on the Tablelands since 2003 and enjoys hiking, gardening, rowing on Lake Tinaroo, playing and listening to music and spending time with family and friends.
Dr Kerry Kelly
Dr Kerry Kelly studied at the University of Queensland before starting an adventurous career in medicine. She has worked all over the world including Russia, Ireland, Africa, and NZ. Most recently she has spent 20 years working in ICU at the Mater Hospital in Townsville. In amongst all that, Kerry as raised 5 kids and is now enjoying grand-parenting. Kerry has moved with her husband Rick to Topaz and is busy starting her career as a landowner and beginner farmer. Kerry works as a locum at Malanda Medical Care whenever we can entice her away from the farm.
Peter Arnold-Nott - General Practitioner
Peter fills in occasionally at Malanda Medical Care as a locum GP. His day job is working at Mareeba Hospital, when he isn't chasing cows around the farm in Millaa Millaa.
Elizabeth Green - Registered Nurse
Elizabeth joined the Malanda Medical Care team in 2018 as a registered nurse. Growing up in Kuranda, Elizabeth enjoyed enrolled nursing at Atherton District Hospital prior to her registered nursing at Cairns Base Hospital.
Elizabeth has spent more than 35 years as a registered nurse in hospitals, schools and her community, with the last 8 of these years in General Practice nursing. Elizabeth loves working closely with patients and helping any person in need. In her spare time Elizabeth enjoys camping, cooking and farm work.
Nicola's education in Nursing, Diabetes Education and as a Nurse Practicioner has been through James Cook University, Curtain University and Queensland University of Technology. What's important for Nicola is that all people with Diabetes receive expert knowledge to ensure they understand the disease process and have a greater awareness of their condition. Diabetes is largely a 'self-care' disease, which means that most of the time 'you' are in the driver's seat and in charge of the many day-to-day decisions needed for optimal health. That's a lot of pressure! One of the most important tools Nicola provides is education; education, knowledge and empowerment along with ongoing care and support, so together we can get to where you need to be.
Fiona lives in Atherton with your family. She also helps her husband run a small business there as well. Fiona loves spending her free time with family and friends. She enjoys talking and interacting with our patients and is known to enjoy the odd cup of coffee or two.
Rochelle Vidler - Finance Manager
Rochelle Vidler has happily joined our Malanda Medical Care team as a very friendly and confident receptionist, Rochelle is very well known in the Malanda Community with her past experience working at Malanda Westpac Instore and Malanda Guardian Pharmacy.
Rochelle likes bush walking, kayaking and swimming and spending time with her growing family.
Kaylene Debel - Medical Receptionist
Kaylene grew up in Ravenshoe before relocating to the Tolga area where she met her husband Brett. After getting married she helped to run the Kairi family Farm where she and her husband raised 3 beautiful girls.
Before joining our team, Kaylene worked as a Receptionist in Medical Imaging.
Kaylene enjoys socialising with family and friends, hobby crafts, camping, kayaking & bush walking.