Opening Wednesday 29th April 2020

The Clinical Team

Dr Nicole Higgins

Nicole is the Medical Director of Health on Central. Nicole is a member of the  Rural GPRC National Leaders Network , Deputy chair of GP Supervisors Australia (GPSA) and a member of RACGP Qld faculty in her spare time.

Nicole has been a GP in Mackay since 2003 and is actively involved in her local community with her family.

She manages our team and makes sure all our backgrounds work together to help support your health through these challenging times

Dr Mark Raines

Mark is a rural proceduralist and allrounder. Having previoiusly worked in the NT, Kangaroo Island and East Timor Mark has a long history of working with local disasters and infections.  Having also trained as a pharmacist prior to studying medicine, Mark is a wealth of knowledge. 

Dr Kerry Summerscales

Kerry's big laugh is a reminder that to work in general practice is a joy. Major Summerscales has been a doctor in the ADF. Having been deployed overseas in challenging environments, Kerry is well equipped to work in the Respiratory Clini

Dr Kristiana Pederick

Kris has been integral in setting up the PopUp clinics and in supporting our workflows to ensure the safety of  patients and staff. A bundle of knowledge and energy, Kris is a senior GP in Training

Dr Rebecca Perks

As born and bred local, Rebecca knows the community of Mackay well.  As one of the senior GP's at Health on Central Rebecca brings calm, knowledge and laughter to our team.

Support Team

The clinical support team consists of our JCU student doctors Marishka, Megan and Nick. Having undergone training through Aspen will be the team to greet you on arrival and instruct you on how to apply a mask, wash your hands and proceed