GP during COVID-19: Dr Ashleigh Clark
No matter how hectic the day is, I am provided with support, beyond what I could have hoped for and a mentor that I am inspired by.
Community Spotlight: Dr Paula Straatsma
When I started general practice training, I was struck by how personally patients were cared for. People were seen as individuals; not labelled by disease states.
Community Spotlight: Dr Brendan O’Dea
I highly recommend GP training in the Bunbury region as it is a fantastic opportunity to cultivate a work/life balance.
Community Spotlight: Dr Innes Chester
It's a great privilege to be in a place of trust with patients and I enjoy the role of being part of their support network. I find being a GP very rewarding and I highly recommend it to anyone considering it as a career.
Community Spotlight: Dr Ann-Marie Baker
Rural generalism really is a diverse career and you never know where it will take you.
Community Spotlight: Dr Lewis MacKinnon
I find myself becoming a hybrid of doctor, village elder, priest and confidant, which is a true honour.
Community Spotlight: Dr Rosalind Forward
I wanted a career where I could make a difference in patients lives but also get continuity of care, whilst also seeing a diverse range of things.
Community Spotlight: Dr Bree Wright
A happy, fulfilled doctor is a good doctor and in GP land, the personal and professional rewards are high.
Community Spotlight: Quinns Mindarie Super Clinic
There’s a sense of purpose in the work that we do – providing the best possible health care to our local community that we are a part of.
Community Spotlight: Dr Jon Ackinclose
I get to learn stuff every day and make people generally a little lighter as the weight of world bears down on them.
Community Spotlight: Dr Karrthik Srigandan
As a GP, I feel like I’m doing a service, making a difference and it’s fulfilling.
Community Spotlight: Dr Erin O’Donnell-Taylor
General practice is a specialty that allows me to not only be a clinician, but also be an advocate and educator for my patients and the wider community.
Community Spotlight: Dr Lyn Wren
The life-long journey of learning as a GP is so much more than best practice guidelines. Its the bigger picture of learning from each other.
Community Spotlight: Dr Yan Zhuang
Not everyone needs a surgeon, or a dermatologist, or a cardiologist. Everyone, needs a GP.
Meet the Practice: Lockridge Medical Centre
The best feeling is when a registrar decides to Lockridge Medical Centre home.
Community Spotlight: Dr James Wong
Every day as a GP is different and full of surprises. It is a bit like when you decide to order the tasting platter or try a different dish in your favourite restaurant.
Community Spotlight: MMC Mandurah
The best day is when our registrars pass all their exams and become fellowed.
Community Spotlight: Dr Alex Maslen
Having worked across other Aboriginal Medical Services and also in private practice throughout my training, I feel well-equipped to say that DAHS provides an excellent post for GP training and is one of the best places I have ever worked.
Community Spotlight: Dr Alice Fitzgerald
There’s something about a town where every second person you meet says “oh I just moved here for 6 months, and well… that was 20 years ago".
Community Spotlight: Dr Rohan Carter
Rohan believes that one of the most effective ways of closing the gap in Aboriginal Health is to ensure patients are educated about their role in their own health care.
Community Spotlight: Dr Jonathan Ramachenderan
It was the thrill of finding and doing something that I loved in medicine, something that I never expected to be involved in as looked forward in my career as a GP registrar, working in governance and leadership.
Community Spotlight: Dr Sophie Genoni
I realise my best moments are much more simple than that, and often involve minimal intervention and encouraging the patient help themselves rather than me ‘curing’ them.
Community Spotlight: Dr Anthony Rengel
I chose to become a GP because I enjoy multiple areas of medicine and wanted the flexibility to be able to practice across many areas.
Community Spotlight: Dr Lucia Dong Wang
I chose GP because I feel general practice is uniquely positioned to provide the preventative care, the continuity of care, and the patient relationships I really treasured in my clinical interactions.
Community Spotlight: Dr Yusof Mutahar
After a few years of experience as a doctor, I came to the realisation that preventative health was the most significant aspect in reducing mortality and morbidity and more could be done for patients in primary health care and in the consulting rooms than the cath lab.
Community Spotlight: Dr Georgia Frew
As the days roll by during your training, the style of the general practitioner starts to seep into you.
Community Spotlight: Dr Murray Nixon
It is really rewarding to see registrars go through the program and become excellent GPs and, sometimes, supervisors.
Community Spotlight: Dr Tara Aston
One of the best parts of being a GP is the opportunity to up-skill in areas that you particularly enjoy.
Community Spotlight: Dr John van Bockxmeer
Once I had experienced a rural placement, I knew that I wanted to keep working in rural locations, where I believe there is a strong sense of community and identity.
Community Spotlight: Dr Colleen Bradford
It is so rewarding to see registrars plan their career and come to understand how the components of their training translates to real life general practice.
Community Spotlight: Dr Alison Soerensen
I came to learn the power of the doctor-patient relationship and to appreciate the honour of walking beside a person on their journey through life. It was then that I knew, there was nothing “just” about being a GP.
Community Spotlight: Dr Peter Wutchak
A rural GP placement remains a fantastic way to learn the art of general practice medicine and become a truly independent GP