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Dr Serena Keating
Dr Keating graduated from the University of Queensland and spent 4 years working for Queensland Health in a number of rural and remote areas. Serena is experienced in all areas of general practice. Serena has a special interest in cosmetic medicine and skin cancer checks and surgery and has also recently been approved by CASA to perform Aviation Medicals. Serena has 2 small children and understands the pressures on working mothers.
Appointments with Dr Keating are available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Dr Garry Hartrick
Dr Hartrick is a graduate from Melbourne University and has over thirty years experience in medicine. Garry moved to Cairns in 1984 and has an interest in heart care and rehabilitation after heart attack. Garry performs skin cancer surgery and stitching wounds. He enjoys care for the elderly, men’s health and pregnancy care.
Appointments with Dr Hartrick are available Monday through to Friday.
Dr Susan McDonald
Dr McDonald graduated from Sydney University in 1975 and has since then worked in rural and urban areas. Sue has also worked in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and is familiar with Islamic cultures. Sue is particularly interested in aged care, menopause problems, pregnancy care and children. Sue has a Masters degree in General Practice from Monash University and is an examiner for the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of GP’s.
Appointments with Dr McDonald are available Monday through to Thursday, and every second Friday.
Dr Sean Sullivan
Dr Sullivan graduated from James Cook University in Townsville and has spent several years in rural and remote areas. He has lived in Cairns for nearly 10 years. He has special interest in men’s health, paediatrics, chronic disease and sexual health.
Appointments with Dr Sullivan are available Monday through to Thursday.
Mrs Karen Warburton - Nurse Practitioner
Karen graduated from the University of Wolverhampton (UK) in 1999 and worked for 5 years as a registered nurse in a hospital setting. She moved to Australia in 2008 and worked as a Chronic Disease Nurse in rural Victoria, and later in Cairns from 2010, whilst studying a Master of Nursing at Flinders University in Adelaide. In 2013 she graduated as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and has worked in general practice since then. As a nurse practitioner Karen can investigate, diagnose, treat and manage most conditions and works collaboratively and effectively alongside medical practitioners at Abbott Medical Clinic. As a primary care NP, she has a wide scope of practice (her skills, knowledge and abilities) but her passion and emphasis remain in chronic disease and diabetes.
Appointments available with Karen on Monday ,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Dr Elena Downs
Dr Downs graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009. She worked for Queensland Health for many years including 7 years as an adult and paediatric neurosurgical service registrar throughout Queensland. The birth of her first child prompted her move to General Practice. Ellie is experienced in all areas of medicine. She is particularly interested in neurological and spinal conditions, surgical optimization, women’s health, paediatrics and pregnancy care. Ellie performs minor procedures including excisions and suturing.
Appointments available with Dr Downs on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.