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General Practitioners

Doctors speak about their experiences working in Aboriginal health in Victoria (developed with GP registrars in 2015) 

 

General Practitioners working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCOS) across Victoria are highly skilled and valued members of their multidisciplinary teams.

Aboriginal health provides a challenging and rewarding career unmatched in other general practice settings. GPs are immersed within local Aboriginal culture and undertake complex medicine. They manage a wide range of clinical presentations including:

  • chronic diseases
  • preventative health care
  • health promotion
  • public health

Supporting GPs are teams of nurses, Aboriginal health workers, medical receptionists, practice managers, and a diverse range of allied health workers from nutritionists, alcohol and other drug counsellors.

In addition to their medical clinics, ACCOS are holistic organisations offering a range of programs and services to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Victorian Aboriginal individuals, families and communities.