Malanda Medical Care Allied Health
Toma is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and a long term Malanda resident.
Toma is passionate about early intervention and has a keen interest in working with young people who are experiencing anxiety, low mood, concerns around sexual identity and gender, self-harming behaviour, and healthy and respectful relationships.
When not at work, she can often be found in her natural habitat – a recliner in front of the television. This ensures that she can not only provide sound mental health advice, but excellent Netflix recommendations.
Deborah has returned to the beautiful Tablelands after working in south eastern Queensland for the past three years. She was one of the original founding members of Malanda Medical Care.
Deborah's special interests include rehabilitation, disability care, women's health and chronic pain management.
During her 30 years as a physiotherapist, Deborah has had extensive experience working with disabled children and adults. Deborah is happy to help all of our patients in need here at Malanda Medical Care.
In her spare time Deborah is a busy Mum who enjoys watching her children play sport, swimming in Lake Eacham, skiing on Tinaroo Dam and camping in Danbulla.
Nic's education in Nursing, Diabetes Education and as a Nurse Practitioner has been through James Cook University, Curtin University and Queensland University of Technology. Her focus and experience means all patients with diabetes receive expert knowledge to ensure they understand the disease process and have a greater awareness of their condition.
If you're an early bird you're likely to see Nic trudging around the Tablelands with binoculars, cameras and a sketch pad - she's a super keen birder, photographer and artist. Now for the funny part ... she's trying to turn her hand to wood turning and carving - good luck with that Nic!
Dr Penny MacKay
Penny is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about improving mental health and well-being. Penny's training includes a Bachelor of Science with Honours and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Queensland. She completed her training in 2010 and has since worked in various roles in both the private and public sector. Penny holds general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists.
Penny is experienced in the assessment and treatment of various mental health concerns including mood disorders, anxiety, stress, trauma, and substance use. She works primarily with adults and adolescents aged 14 and above. Penny has worked extensively in the field of persistent pain and enjoys assisting patients with psychological strategies to improve their quality of life.