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 Fouzia Kashem
Fouzia has been working in Australia since 2014. Before moving to the Tablelands she worked in public hospitals in Victoria, mostly in general medicine and the emergency department. Fouzia has successfully completed an emergency medicine certificate course under the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM). She has also gained a certification in primary skin cancer medicine. Fouzia enjoys a variety of GP presentations and has particular interest in children's health and chronic disease management.
Fouzia is originally from Bangladesh. Apart from her work she is a busy mum of two children. She loves to listen to music and travel.
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 Liza Robertson
Liza has recently moved to the Tablelands from Cairns. When she is not at work she is building new veggie patches and playing with her lovely children. Liza brings a wealth of experience in rural and Indigenous health care, with a special interest in the health of rural women.