Dr. Cameron McLeod

MBBS(QLD) FRACGP

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 is an experienced 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 traveller Cathy is one of our go-to doctors for travel advice and vaccinations. She is also qualified to perform AMSA and CASA medicals and a variety of other occupational health assessments.

Dr. Katherine Holzhauser

M.B.B.S (Hons), FRACGP

As a proud North Queenslander from a family of health care providers, I chose my speciality area of General Practice early in my medical career so that I could stay in the region and have a family.

Choosing to complete my medical degree at James Cook University in Townsville, I was fortunate to be able to enjoy many regional and rural placements – from the Tablelands to Mt Isa and everything in between. I was invited to complete an Honours Degree in my senior years and my thesis focus was on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Northern communities. This was published and used to help facilitate screening of women at risk within our community. I graduated with First Class Honours and a University Medal.
I completed my junior years at the Cairns Base Hospital and later worked there as a medical registrar and then as a coronary care registrar at the Cairns Private Hospital.
In 2014 I started working at McLeod Street Medical as a registrar and was happy to stay on and complete my Fellowship of the Royal College of Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2015. Now I have come full circle and am one of the principal owners of the practice and work in the consulting room that I used to see my own GP in!

I am passionate about general practice and believe that we can provide a life stages level of care and support for our patients, and I enjoy being able to help patients navigate through our health care system. I believe strongly in educating our future doctors and have previously held the role of Senior Lecturer and Clinical Year Coordinator (Year 4) but am now happy to simply enjoy teaching medical students and supervise our Registrars within the practice.

I have two young children and am fortunate to work full time because of the tireless support of my husband. I enjoy family time, gardening, playing various musical instruments and cooking.

Dr. Bruce Bilbe

M.B.B.S, FRACGP, D.C.H

I graduated from Sydney University in 1971 and have had the honour of working in Cairns as a GP since 1978. During this time, I have been privileged to be a part of my patients lives and have built strong relationships through several generations of many families. As my career progressed, I developed the strong conviction that medications are not always the solution to managing illness and medical problems, but that lifestyle and behavioural actions play a significant role in contributing to good health.

I was welcomed into the McLeod Street Medical family in 1998 as a partner but am now semi-retired after stepping down from the partnership role in 2016 to begin the transition into the grey nomad lifestyle with my wife Shelly.

Although in the final years of my career my commitment to patient care is unwavering.

Dr. Merodia Rodgers

M.B.B.S(QLD), FRACGP

I grew up in Kuranda and as a proud local I love the lifestyle that Cairns has to offer.
I studied medicine at James Cook University in Townsville and Cairns and McLeod Street Medical welcomed me into the practice in 2009 as a GP registrar. After completing my GP Fellowship training in 2012 I was fortunate enough to be able to put down roots and continue working at the practice.
I feel very privileged to have been a part of so many people’s lives and to have developed strong patient-doctor relationships. I enjoy the wide range and diversity of medicine within the practice enjoyable and rewarding.
My area of special interest is in women’s health, and I am passionate about empowering women through contraceptive choices (including Mirena insertion).
I live with my tradesman husband and two children – often working shorter days to do the ‘mum thing’. Also living with us are our two Great Danes and a Blue Heeler. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, running and fishing with the family.

Dr. John Chandler

M.B.B.S, FRACGP

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 made it and started working as a registrar with various medical practices around town, eventually joining McLeod Street Medical in 2017. John also 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. Caroline Yates

M.B.B.S, FRACGP

I am a proud Cairns local and completed my education here. I was very fortunate to be accepted into the first cohort to study medicine at James Cook University in Townsville. During my years at medical school, I completed placements throughout the Atherton Tablelands and Mt Isa, and attended outreach clinics on Cape York. I completed my final two years at Cairns Hospital and attained my Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2005.
I completed my internship at Nambour General hospital on the Sunshine Coast before making an urban change and moving to work in emergency medicine at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. During this time, I completed rotation in paediatrics and psychiatry, and this allowed me to gain experience working in a tertiary emergency facility prior to working for a year in rural emergency departments doing GP and emergency work in NSW, Victoria and the Northern Territory. I backpacked through Europe for 6 months and this cemented my decision to choose general practice as my specialty, mainly because I loved caring for families and being involved in continuity of care.

Knowing that I wanted to live and raise my family in Cairns was a driving factor for my return home in late 2008 and I started my general practice training and completed my Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2009. I spent 12 months working as the only GP in a remote mining town in central Queensland and the experience of being the only available doctor exposed me to all facets of medicine and general practice as well as providing the clinical challenges I needed after working part-time for a few years following the arrival of my three children. It was an incredibly rewarding experience to know that I made a difference in a community that had not had a regular GP for many years and confirmed how important continuity of patient care is. The knowledge and expertise I gained working in occupational and workplace medicine in the mining industry was invaluable.
I am passionate about general practice and am a strong advocate for whole of patient care with a family GP who can manage your chronic health conditions, acute complaints and overall wellbeing.

Outside of work I am a very busy mum to three children (including twins). I enjoy hiking and taking the children to all our beautiful beaches, parks and waterholes and watching them thrive and grow. I also love to cook, travel, read and enjoy good food with family and friends.

Dr Sorrel Sørensen

MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, PG Cert 1&2 Substance Misuse, FRACGP

I graduated from Glasgow University, Scotland in 1998 and initially directed my training toward Ophthalmology, which I have continued to enjoy as a field of interest in General Practice. I completed the London Royal College specialist GP examinations in 2004, as well as diplomas in Family Planning and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. I took time out of community GP to train in hospice-based Palliative Care.
Prior to moving from the UK, I trained in the field of Alcohol & Substance Misuse, completing the Post Graduate Certificates in this subspecialty and I worked for several years in the medium and high security prison environment in N.E England, as well as in the Urgent Care GP setting.
I have a broad experience across the field of family medicine and I am happy to consult on all aspects of general practice. I enjoy supporting families from antenatal to paediatric care; on to the broad range of men’s and women’s health, through to care for the elderly and management of chronic disease. I direct full body skin checks to GPs who perform these routinely.
Other interests:
I was previously a competitive rower, however with the choice of providing a hearty meal to either sharks or crocs, I prefer to stick to land-based sports and enjoy running or swimming in a pool full of chlorine.

Dr Hannah Mullins

M.B.B.S, FRACGP

Dr Hannah Mullins is joining the practice on the 8th Feb, 2021.

Her journey in medicine started in 2013 when she completed the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Griffith University. She undertook her residency at Ipswich Hospital and subsequently went on to work at the Princess Alexandra Hospital gaining experience working in a variety of adult medical specialties.

Hannah is interested in all aspects of General Practice. She appreciates the unique opportunity that general practitioners have in providing holistic care to patients and their families.

In her spare time Hannah enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring the outdoors.

Dr Jack Fourie

M.B.B.S

Dr Jack Fourie graduated from James Cook University in 2017. He spent his first rotations working in both Cairns and Mount Isa Hospitals, gaining valuable experience in general and emergency medicine.

Joining our team in January 2021, Jack is looking forward to learning all aspects of general practice.

Outside of work, Jack can be found camping, fishing and enjoying life in the outdoors.

Special interests:

Skin Cancers and minor procedures

Paediatric care

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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

Monday8:00am—5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am—5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am—5:00pm
Thursday8:00am—5:00pm
Friday8:00am—5:00pm
Saturday8:30am—11:00am
SundayClosed

Facilities

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