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 25 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 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 Jess Adams

Jess is a born and bred Cairns girl who spent alternate weekends visiting family here on the Tablelands. Jess moved to Victoria to study medicine at Monash University. During her time in Victoria she found her niche in rural general practice and trained in East Gippsland.


Jess finally came home to North Queensland in 2014. Her specialist diploma in palliative medicine enables her to provide compassionate care for all her patients in their greatest time of need.

Jess and her family have finally achieved their dream of finding a farm with all the work and joy that a farm involves.

She also enjoys exploring for native orchids, digging in her garden, and baking sweet and savoury delights!

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 Kerry Kelly

Kerry studied at the University of Queensland before starting an adventurous worldwide career in medicine. She has worked in Russia, New Zealand, Ireland and Africa.


Kerry spent 20 years at the Mater Hospital ICU in Townsville whilst raising a big family. Kerry lives in Topaz on the family farm, a legacy of love for her growing family and grandchildren.

Kerry joins our team every Friday and brings her specialised skill and care to our family practice.

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 Linda Thompson

Dr Linda Thompson has just moved to the Tablelands with her family. She has extensive experience as a General Practitioner.


Linda has come on board as our COVID vaccination doctor.

Linda is an avid music lover and beautiful singer.


Dr Farhan Masud

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 fiance 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.