Our Doctors

Eacham Medical Centre_Dr Peter Hickey

Dr Peter Hickey

MBBS (QLD), FRACGP

Peter graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 and has worked since then in North Queensland (Mackay, Cairns, The Cape and Torres Strait, and the Atherton Tableland). He has completed advanced training in rural general practice, and in obstetrics and gynaecology. He has a particular interest in general medicine, but also has many years’ experience in skin cancer surgery. Peter additionally works part-time for James Cook University as an educator for both medical student and general practitioners in-training. With his wife Carmel, Peter co-founded Eacham Medical Centre in Malanda in 2004.

Eacham Medical Centre_Dr Carmel Hickey

Dr Carmel Hickey

MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, Grad Dip Rural GP

Carmel undertook undergraduate medical studies at the University of Queensland and postgraduate training in womens health and general practice in Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands. She has experience in all aspects of general practice with an interest in womens health and palliative care.

Dr Laura Vallerine

Dr Laura Vallerine

MBBS (QLD), FRACGP

Originally from Cairns, Laura completed her medical training at James Cook University in 2010, before going on to complete her specialist general practice training in 2015.
Laura began working at Eacham Medical Centre after moving to the Tablelands with her husband in 2015. She has since had two children and has now returned to us indefinitely after completing her maternity leave.
Laura enjoys child and adolescent health, women's health and sexual health, but offers all aspects of general practice care for all age groups. She also participates in shared antenatal care both with the hospital and private obstetricians.

Dr Margot Doherty

Dr Margot Doherty

GP Registrar

Margot completed her medical studies at James Cook University in 2015 and has been working in the Tablelands region since 2018. She is due to obtain her fellowship with the RACGP in 2020. Margot has also completed a Diploma in Child Health and is currently undertaking a Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology. She loves the variety of General Practice but if Margot had to pick areas of interest they would be Child and Adolescent health, Mental Health and Dermatological conditions.

Dr Rebekah Adams

Dr Rebekah Adams

GP Registrar

Bek finished her medical degree at the Univeristy of Queensland. She has subsequently finished her advanced GP training in obstetrics and gynaecology and is undertaking her final year of rural generalist training here with us at Eacham Medical. Bek has an interest in women & childrens health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as well as environmental sustainability.

Our Nursing Staff

Meredith Schuster

Practice Nurse

Eacham Medical Centre-Chris Maudsley

Chris Maudsley

Practice Nurse

Phoebe Pogorzelski

Practice Nurse

Our Admin Staff

Kim Fry

Kim Fry

Practice Manager

Tash McKean

Tash McKean

Receptionist

Kate Taudevin

Kate Taudevin

Receptionist

Robyn Crees-Davis

Senior Receptionist

Katherine Williams

Katherine Williams

Receptionist

Julie Blackbourn

Julie Blackbourn

Receptionist