New medical practice open for business
FOR a town with a shortage of doctors, Dr Andrew and Leigh Rees are a godsend.
They are the couple behind Warwick’s newest medical practice – Palmerin Street Medical Practice.
Dr Rees will be looking after the patients in the consultation room and wife Leigh will handle the reception desk and everything else.
Dr Rees said the couple moved to Warwick in October 2015.
“I had done a little locum work out this way and we really liked the feel of the area,” he said.
“So we moved out here from the Gold Coast and I continued to work as a locum while we got our ideas together for our own business.
“I thought I would really like to have a good go at running my own practice.”
The business opened it’s doors on May 3 but Dr Rees said they wanted to open slowly so they could go through things and get everything running smoothly.
“We make a good team running the practice collaboratively,” he said.
“Leigh has a lot of personal qualities that make her a excellent person to be the face of the business.
“And people might find that my approach is a little different because among other things I’m a medical educator.
“I am involved with clinical teaching which includes sitting in with junior doctors and offering feedback, constructive critisicms and tips etc.”
The practice will be open all day on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and open half days on Wednesday and Friday.
Dr Rees said this will allow time to continue with the education aspect of his career as well as the normal compliance, paperwork and personal development doctors must uphold.
“It’s been said that if you wish to be successful in medicine, it’s important to have one passion that is great than medicine,” he said.
Outside of medicine, Dr Rees has more than a few things to keep him occupied.
“I play the flugelhorn and joined the Warwick City Band recently.
“I’m also a keen photographer, and Warwick is a great place for nature photography, especially the river, we love to walk down there.
“There’s a lot to like about Warwick.
“I like that I can drive 20 mins away and see every star in the Milky Way.
“I like that it’s not as humid as the coast and I like the people here.”
The practice will offer bulk billing to concession card holders and a standard consult will cost $65.
A long session is $100 and it will cost $135 for an extra long consult.
For an appointment phone 4661 4328 or head to www.psmp.com.au