Dr. Cameron McLeod


Cameron is a University of Queensland graduate who trained at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Ayr Base Hospital. He completed his RACGP training in 1990 and has been in medical practice in Cairns since 1989.

Cameron enjoys all aspects of general practice but has special interests in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, psychiatry, paediatric asthma and medical education. McLeod Street Medical is affiliated with James Cook University and Cameron, along with several of our other doctors, is involved in teaching medical students and training GP registrars.

Away from work, Cameron is a passionate speed windsurfer, snowboarder and musician and enjoys spending quality time with his five children.

Currently Cameron does not accept new patients except for babies that require a tongue tie evaluation and division.

Dr. Catherine Meehan

M.B.B.S, PGD DipMedSci, Dip Diving HM

Cathy has extensive experience in all aspects of family medicine.  She is also an avid diver, and this is reflected in her special interest in dive medicine and a diploma in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. As a practiced and engaged traveler, Cathy has a special interest in providing travel advice and vaccinations. She is also qualified to perform AMSA and CASA medicals and a variety of other occupational health assessments.

Dr. Sam Reilly


Dr Sam is a Cairns local who graduated from James Cook University in 2017.  He experienced a variety of areas in medicine before beginning his GP training, with a particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries and diabetes management.  When not working, Sam enjoys cooking, camping and travel and has been lucky enough to spend time exploring Australia.

Dr. John Chandler

Dr Chandler is not currently accepting new patients.


John graduated from Griffith University in 2008 and moved to Cairns in 2009 to complete his internship at the Cairns Hospital. In 2010 he relocated to rural South Africa where he spent 12 months working as a generalist and furthering his skills in trauma management, infectious diseases and maternity care.
Over the next 3 years John travelled widely and worked in hospital emergency departments across Scotland and Darwin. During that time John decided that he would like to return to Cairns and its appealing lifestyle and in 2015 he finally made it.  John does some work in emergency medicine at the Cairns Hospital to keep up his skills. He enjoys spending time with his family and all things outdoors, including mountain biking, hiking, and camping.

Dr Rowan Gibbs


Dr Row, who is originally from Newcastle, has called Cairns home for much of the past two decades. Before embarking on a career in rural generalist medicine, Dr Row was a commercial fisherman, consultant to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, photographer and snake handler.

“After fishing, I worked as a consultant and observer for state and federal fisheries for a little while and did some work in remote communities in the Cape and the Gulf,” says Dr Gibbs. “I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for underserviced communities.”

Life in those remote communities inspired his decision to study medicine.

Dr Row is undertaking specialised training in emergency medicine, lifestyle medicine, palliative care and skin cancer medicine with the goal of running outreach clinics for rural and remote patients in the future.

Dr. Janet Chan


Originally from Canada, Dr. Janet graduated from James Cook University in 2015.  Janet loves the diversity that general practice offers and getting to know her patients. She also has a special interest in children’s health.

Mr Ryan Adam

BExerSci, MPhtySt

Ryan is a local Cairns physio with over 12 years of experience helping patients recover from pain and injury. After completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science, Ryan furthered his education, attaining a Master of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland.

He can treat a wide range of spine, sports, gym and general musculo-skeletal conditions, across all age groups and walks of life.

He has done extra training in advanced diagnosis and treatment of spine related issues such as acute and chronic back and neck pain, disc and facet joint injuries, nerve issues such as sciatica and cervical related shoulder/arm pain, and spine surgery prevention, prehab and rehab.

His business Adam Physiotherapy operates out of our treatment rooms, and more information is available on his website and social media pages.

Website: https://www.adamphysiotherapy.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p/Adam-Physiotherapy-100085218342663/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adam_physiotherapy/

Dr Sharmila Biswas


Dr Sharmila graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School in 1984, having grown up in the UK from the age of 10.  Looking for sunshine an 1993, she bought a round the world air ticket and arrived in Cairns in 1994.  She never used the rest of the ticket!

Dr Sharmila joined her McLeod Street Medical colleagues in 2021 after working in General Practice, public and private hospitals and Wuchopperen Health Service in the city.  She took part in a Federal Government Review in 2002 and since 2008 continues to work with the Australian Digital Health Agency and Ramsay Health.

As a GP, Sharmila believes that she is the patient’s health advocate and will take the time to help patients access the best health care for themselves.

Sharmila enjoys the diversity of the people in Cairns and the variety of presentations in General Practice.  She like to travel but also enjoys the local and world fayre that is available right here.

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Established in 1992 McLeod Street Medical is a fully AGPAL accredited medical practice with doctors, nurses and support staff committed to your on-going and preventive health care.

Situated at 67 McLeod Street Cairns, we are centrally located with ample parking and wheelchair access.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00am—5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am—5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am—5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am—5:00pm
Friday 8:00am—5:00pm
Saturday 8:30am—11:00am
Sunday Closed


  • Wheelchair Access
  • Onsite Pathology
  • Onsite Pharmacy
  • Radiology Nearby
  • Eftpos and Credit card payment facilities