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

MBBS, DCH, FRACGP

Margot completed her medical studies at James Cook University in 2015 and has been working in the Tablelands region since 2018. She obtained her fellowship with the RACGP in 2020. She 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 she had to pick areas of interest they would be Child and Adolescent health and Dermatological conditions.

Dr Malcolm Brown

MBBS, FRACGP, FARGP

Dr Katharine Leiter

Dr Katharine Leiter

GP Registrar, MD, CWH

Katie completed her medical training at the University of Western Australia in 2017. She moved to the Tablelands earlier this year with her young family to commence GP training. She holds a Certificate of Women’s Health, and her special interests include women’s health and general medicine.

Our Nursing Staff

Meredith Schuster

Practice Nurse

Eacham Medical Centre-Chris Maudsley

Chris Maudsley

Practice Nurse

Phoebe Pogorzelski

Practice Nurse

Linet Binstead

Linet Binstead

Practice Nurse

Sandra Lang

Sandra Lang

Practice Nurse

Our Admin Staff

Kate Taudevin

Kate Taudevin

Practice Manager

Robyn Crees-Davis

Senior Receptionist

Julie Blackbourn

Julie Blackbourn

Receptionist

Katherine Williams

Katherine Williams

Receptionist

Tahlija Pilon

Tahlija Pilon

Receptionist