A few words About Our Clinic
 

Cairns Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Cairns Obstetrics and Gynaecology started on the 12th of November 2007. Initially located at the Pier at the Marina, we moved to our new, custom-built premises at 149 Martyn Street in Parramatta Park in November 2012. We have been going from strength to strength since then, with the introduction of IVF services in 2018 completing our portfolio and allowing Dr. Natalie to look after every aspect of conception and pregnancy for seamless continuity. 

 

Cairns Obstetrics and Gynaecology has always been focused on having the patient at the centre of everything we do; that is “woman centred care”. Supporting our women through a pregnancy, or caring for someone who is having gynaecological treatment in the best way possible is why we are here. As part of that focus, we provide most services for the patient under the one roof. Especially in pregnancy, this is extremely convenient and adds to the integrated experience of care.

 

Services include pregnancy ultrasound, blood tests, swabs, urine tests, midwifery input, education, CTG monitoring in pregnancy, MonaLisa Touch treatment, colposcopy, Mirena insertion, Pap smears, NIPT (Non Invasive Prenatal Testing).

 

As well as Dr. Natalie Kiesey-Calding, our all female team consists of our experienced midwife and lactation consultant and friendly administrative staff. Both have worked in Cairns for many years and bring to the practice enthusiasm, energy and attention to detail that results in a complete focus on an excellent outcome for you whilst you are under our care.

 

awards

1

Nominated as one of four nominees for the ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) Instructor of the Year 2015. Winner of the best student at MOET (Management of Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma) Course 2013.
 

These are international organisations, that aim to teach the essential skills to all medical professionals that are involved in caring for women in childbirth, ALSO at junior level and MOET at senior level. She is currently involved in proof reading the manual for the new course offered by ALSO and has been an examiner for them since 2010. MOET only has examiners by invitation, with Dr. Natalie receiving her invitation after her performance in the course in 2013. 

 

2

Nominated as Cairns "Woman of the Year" 2016 for her work with MonaLisa Touch
 

This yearly award recognises local contributions to the community, and the new laser treatment for vulvo/vaginal atrophy has revolutionised treatment for this difficult problem. Dr. Natalie has pioneered it's introduction in Cairns and has achieved impressive results for her patients. 

 

3

2010 and 2016 accredited with NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) for provision of Medicare recognised ultrasound services.
 

This is a national organisation involved in ensuring that practices are offering high quality care, to the national standard. This is an extremely exacting process and requires regular updating.

 

staff

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Dr. Natalie Kiesey-Calding MBBS, FRANZCOG, RCOG/RCR Dip AdvObs US
 

Born in Perth, Western Australia, Dr Kiesey-Calding attended medical school there at the University of Western Australia. She was accepted to the RANZCOG (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) training programme in 1999, as the first ranked candidate for Queensland.

 

This programme was for 6 years in total, starting at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane for 2 years, the Logan Hospital for a further year, and Cairns for 12 months.

 

During this time she passed her Membership Examinations for the college on her first sitting in the top third of her group.

 

She then went overseas to the United Kingdom for 2 years, to further study obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound and laparoscopic gynaecological surgery. This was in conjunction with the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) in the United Kingdom.

 

She was based in Jersey in the Channel Islands and from there had the opportunity to travel to many international meetings being held in Europe. Her studies culminated in obtaining the RCOG/RCR Diploma of Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound.

 

Dr. Kiesey-Calding then returned to Australia, and accepted a staff specialist position at the Cairns Base Hospital. During this time, she was also involved in the JCU medical school teaching and assessmentprogramme, an association that she has continued. She was also heavily involved in obtaining accreditation for the Obstetric and Gynaecological Department to offer an intern position for new graduates.

 

With the retirement of a colleague from private obstetric work, Dr. Kiesey-Calding made a commitment to the community of Cairns to practice private obstetrics, gynaecology and to provide a clinical obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound service. She continues to maintain her links to public medicine in Cairns, continuing with JCU as a clinical lecturer, and examines the medical students in obstetrics and gynaecology. She has become an instructor for ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) as well as being invited to instruct for MOET (Management of Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma). She has also been invited to become an instructor for the Anatomy of Complications course in Perth. Most recently, she has been nominated as Cairns Woman of the Year in March 2016, for her work in bringing the MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatment to Cairns. 

 

Dr. Natalie  is married to Matt Kiesey-Calding and recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.  She has two daughters, Sabrina and Madelaine, born in 2005 and 2006 respectively, who are enjoying being brought up in Cairns. Dr. Natalie enjoyed travelling through Europe and Canada prior to the arrival of her daughters, skiing and has a keen interest in antiques and Australian and European architecture.

 
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Jillian
 

Born in North Yorkshire in England, the middle of three girls. At the age of 14 came to Sydney with her family and then ping-ponged back to Blighty to finish school and college.

After general nursing training, she spent some time in intensive care before deciding to specialise as a midwife. She completed this in 1993, and then returned to our shores and the subsequent love of her life Chris, whom she married in 1994.

She has worked in several hospitals in Sydney, finishing off at King George the Fifth (KGV), before settling in Cairns in 1996. She then started practice at the Cairns Base Hospital until she had her first son Jacob in 1999, closely followed by Oscar in 2002.

Her special professional interests include childbirth education and delivery suite work. Her impetus to continue to do the amazing work that she does is the reward of being a part of such a special time in so many couples lives.

Out of hours when she is not ably filling her other roles as wife and mother, she enjoys cooking, travelling (if only there was more time!), netball and wine appreciation (!).

Jillian has been with the practice from its inception, and brings a depth of knowledge and support unequalled anywhere else in Cairns. Not only an experienced midwife, she is also a lactation consultant and brings a warmth and understanding to her practice, resulting in a superb experience for the patient. She works in tandem with Dr. Natalie, spending time with pregnant women to educate them about the amazing process that their bodies are going through, as well as providing more practical services such as CTG monitoring and antenatal assessments.

As the practices’ main midwife, Jillian fills an indispensable role in the support and care of our patients antenatally. She has been instrumental in the establishment and continued success of our breast feeding support programme and continues to strive to improve our delivery of quality services in all spheres.

 
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Alisha
 

Alisha is a born and bred Cairns local. She has a young family including her partner Jarrod, their son Seth who was born in 2014 and an English Staffy named Calais. 

Alisha worked within the Dental Industry for 9 years as a Dental Assistant before joining us at Cairns Obstetrics & Gynaecology in 2016. 
Working in the Health Industry since she was 17, means Alisha brings an excellent knowledge of Health Services available in the Cairns Area and will be happy to answer any questions you have.  

Alisha enjoys being out and about with her family and they often find themselves doing anything that involves cars, bikes or fishing! 

In Alisha’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves watching the AFL and is a dedicated Hawthorn Supporter.

 
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