Dr Rodney Catton (M.B.B.S., B.Sc, F.A.C.R.R.M) has an endearing and enduring commitment to general practice with his involvement as a full-time practising GP spanning more than 30 years. His interests cover a broad range of areas relevant to rural practices including family health, indigenous health, chronic pain management, as well as past experience in surgery, anaesthetics and obstetrics.
Based at Innisfail Family Health, Rod is acutely aware of the health needs of one of the most geographically and culturally diverse populations in Australia.
is a full time practising GP at Innisfail Family Health.
As an inaugural member of the Board of the FNQ Rural Division, he has served the organisation for 16 years – three of those as president. His commitment to and involvement in his community is evident. Over the years he has been an active member on many committees including Warrina Nursing Home, Rural Doctors’ Association of Qld, Qld Division of General Practice and Nursing in General Practice.
Rod has been a mentor for medical students from James Cook University and the John Flynn Placement Program for more than a decade and was a certified Practice Surveyor with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited for 10 years.
Rod is married to Julie who is a physiotherapist at Babinda Hospital. Together, they have three children and two grandchildren. He enjoys bushwalking and researching the history of the local area.