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

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 all areas of Cairns.


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  • Dr Jane Barry

    Dr Jane Barry


    I am passionate about General Practice and love being a GP. I feel privileged to be part of my patients' lives and enjoy the full variety of medical practice. My special interests are Women's health (including antenatal care), Indigenous health and minor surgery, aged care, kids, mental health.

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  • Dr Melanie Stuttgen

    Dr Melanie Stuttgen

    BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRACGP

    I love being a GP. As a GP you get to look after not only an individual, but their entire (often extended) family; you get the opportunity to provide education and empower patients about their health. I consider it a privilege to share a patient's journey through both joyful times and difficult or sorrowful times. I enjoy the challenge of never knowing what is going to come through the door on any day. The added advantage to being a GP is the babies. I love babies and can often be found between consultations sneaking in a cuddle.

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  • Dr Aileen Traves

    Dr Aileen Traves


    I love the variety and privilege of being a GP, and enjoy supporting patients of all ages through the ups and downs of life. My special interests include women's health and antenatal care, child and adolescent health, sexual health, community and public health, travel medicine and palliative care.

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  • Dr Omar Khan

    Dr Omar Khan

    MBBS (UQ), B. Med. Sci. (U Syd), Grad Dip Sports Med

    My family background is typically Australian: Indian dad, an Australian mumˇKwith Greek and English thrown in! 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 north, and I completed my final two years of medical school based in Townsville and Cairns.

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  • Dr Clarissa Tjoakarfa

    Dr Clarissa Tjoakarfa


    I'm still quite new to Cairns, having moved here from Melbourne two years ago and born in Singapore. So far, I am loving life here in the tropics and am hoping to stay here for the long term.
    I graduated from the University of Melbourne and am currently completing my general practitioner training.

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  • Dr William Ho

    Dr William Ho


    My attraction to Far North Queensland first formed when I moved north to complete my internship at Cairns (Base) Hospital after graduating from the University of Queensland medical school in Brisbane. What was meant to only be a year-long stint turned into an infatuation with the tropical lifestyle. This love affair would then be put on pause when I entered service as a commissioned medical officer in the Royal Australian Navy where I served full-time for a number of years, including multiple deployments at sea and to Afghanistan. While in the Navy, I also obtained my fellowship to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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