Thrive Medical is a small community General Practice in Cairns North.

Owned and staffed by well-known local GPs, Dr Jane Barry, Dr Rebecca Storck, and Dr Melanie Stuttgen, we provide high quality health care for all age groups.

Another local GP, Dr Omar Khan, joins us for a weekly session with a focus on sporting and musculoskeletal injuries.

Our practice offers a welcoming non-judgemental, friendly environment where we can focus on improving your health and that of your family.

We see you as a whole person and aim to optimise your health rather than just treat your illness or injury.

Conveniently located just south of the airport turn-off and directly behind Mother of Good Counsel School, we are well positioned for easy access from the northern Cairns area, including Cairns North, Edge Hill, Whitfield, Aeroglen, Stratford, Freshwater, Brinsmead, Redlynch, Caravonica, Kamerunga, Smithfield, Machans Beach and Holloways Beach.


To streamline our practice, we ask all new patients to download the following forms.

Click here for new patient registration form

Click here for transfer of records request form

Please fill out the forms and bring with you to your first consultation. Completing and sending the transfer of records request form to your old practice prior to your first consultation will assist us with collating your medical information.

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  • Dr Jane Barry

    Dr Jane Barry


    Originally from Sydney, Dr Jane Barry is very happy to call Cairns home. Jane grew up in Sydney... After completing her undergraduate training she seized the opportunity to escape the city and moved to work in regional and rural New South Wales and Queensland. She initially moved to Cairns in 2000 and worked at Cairns Hospital gaining skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Emergency Medicine. Seeking further adventure, Jane then moved to Alice Springs where she worked for 3 ½ years as a fly-in, fly-out doctor for remote indigenous communities.

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  • Dr Melanie Stuttgen

    Dr Melanie Stuttgen

    BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRACGP

    Dr Mel (as she is known to her patients and all the staff who struggle with her last name), is a Cairns local. She was born in here in the midst of cyclone and did all her schooling here, leaving in the early 1990s to undertake her university studies. Dr Mel is very popular with her patients for her caring nature and infectious laugh. She is also known for her love of babies and is often found cuddling a baby between patients. She loves the ability to care for a whole family from before a child is conceived to the end of a persons life.

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  • Dr Rebecca Storck

    Dr Rebecca Storck


    Dr Rebecca Storck spent most of her school years in Cairns, leaving to complete her university studies in Brisbane. Following graduation from the University of Queensland in 2006 Rebecca worked in rural Queensland and Victoria. She has returned to Cairns to raise her young family. Rebecca brings a down to earth and approachable nature to her practice, and has special interests in reproductive and sexual health, women's health, children's health and chronic disease care. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, a good red and hunting down a bargain at the local op shop.

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  • Dr Omar Khan

    Dr Omar Khan

    MBBS (Uni. Qld), B Med Sci, Grad Cert Sports Med, FRACGP

    My family background is typically Australian: Australian mum, Indian dad…and extended family from everywhere else you could imagine! Growing up in Sydney, I studied Medical Science at Sydney Uni, before moving north to study Medicine at the Uni of Qld. Something kept luring me further up the coast, however, and I completed my final years of medical school based in Townsville and Cairns. After experiencing regional life, the incredible scenery, the friendliness of the people, and the fascinating, unique aspects of medicine in the tropics, I knew I had found my home.

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