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Our Doctors at Malanda Medical Care


Dr Catriona Arnold-Nott

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 30 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, amateur acting, baking bread and making cheese, organic veggie farming and bush walking.

Dr Peter Arnold-Nott

Pete runs our outreach clinic at Millaa Millaa on Wednesdays, and works a day in Malanda on Mondays. He enjoys doing most of our more complex skin surgery.  When he isn't at work he is chasing cows around the farm in Millaa Millaa.


Dr Jeni Davila 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 Practice 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.

Dr Jacki McCorry

Jacki spent a number of years working and traveling around rural and remote Australia, searching for a place to settle with her
2 sons, and is very excited to have found Malanda. 

Jacki is an honors graduate of University of Melbourne MBBS, she has also worked in Indigenous health and emergency medicine.
She offers dry needling, and has an interest in women’s health, pediatrics, and chronic disease management.


Her passion for general practice stems from a love of supporting people in their life and health journey.

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Dr Adrienne Kornfeld

Dr Adrienne is excited to be joining the team at Malanda Medical Care in January 2024.  She will be completing her GP training program with us and is planning to stay on into the foreseeable future.

Sometimes you might see her around the Tablelands playing her guitar and singing with her beautiful voice. 

Dr Alice Thomas
(Maternity Leave)

Dr Alice Thomas started her professional career as a physiotherapist. 


She is passionate about whole person wellbeing, and loves encouraging and assisting her patients to be active participants in their health and wellness. 


Alice enjoys keeping fit, especially cycling out and about on our beautiful Tablelands cycleways with her family.  She is also learning about managing a rural property and running a small herd of cattle.

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Dr Farhan Masud
(On Leave returning Mid 2024)

Farhan was born in Pakistan and moved to Canada with his family while in primary school.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Science following which he moved to Brisbane in 2013 where he studied medicine at the University of Queensland.

Over the last few years Farhan has been working in Brisbane, most recently having spent 2 years working in Emergency medicine and the latter part of 2021 working

in a Respiratory and Vaccination clinic.

Farhan has moved up to the Tablelands with his wife Adrienne, both of whom are looking forward to their new life here as GP registrars.

He is keen to bring his passion for lifestyle medicine to a clinic

that promotes whole person wellbeing.

On his time off he enjoys going to the gym, rock climbing, hiking and other sports that may present themselves opportunistically.  He also enjoys some down time

watching TV and playing video games.

Dr Bec Tuma

Bec is a second year registrar who started at Malanda in early 2023. Originally from Victoria, she has been in love with the tropics since 2011 when she moved up here as a medical student and became a proud JCU graduate in 2017. 


Bec has special interests in lifestyle medicine, mental health and paediatrics. She is currently studying a graduate diploma in Children's health.


She will often be found riding her mountain bike, sailing, hiking, lapping up the Sunday morning markets or swimming in the volcanic crater lakes. 


She spent the two years prior to her GP training sailing and locumming up the east coast of Australia. She has put some roots down now and lives locally with her partner David and a beloved ragdoll cat called Raven.


Bec cherishes the opportunity in helping people on their well-being journey and is very grateful to be a part of the Malanda Medical Care team. 

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Dr Kate Heazlewood
(GP Non Vocationally Registered)

Kate was born and bred in Cairns. She spent her childhood going between the beaches of Cairns and her family property in Lake Tinaroo.


Between parenting three children and work, she spends her spare time volunteering for local animal rescue groups and training in Muay Thai.


Her interests include adolescent, women's health and children health and sports medicine,

in particular martial arts and fight medicine.


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Dr Hannah Royster

Hannah grew up locally in Tablelands and completed her medical training in

Far North Queensland.

She is delighted to have returned and to be practicing as a General Practitioner in the community she was raised. 


She is a published author and enjoys balancing medicine with being in nature and hiking.

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