In my practice: Timely access
Effective time management has helped achieve better health outcomes for the patients at Alexandra Park Medical Centre.
Located in Bundaberg, Queensland, Alexandra Park Medical Centre (APMC), the RACGP’s 2006 National Practice of the Year, continues to be at the forefront of patientorientated primary healthcare.
Dr Patrick Byrnes, recipient of the RACGP’s 2010 General Practitioner of the Year Award, founded the practice in 1979 and relocated it to its current position opposite Alexandra Park in 1985.
The practice sees a range of patients, from infants through to the elderly, and consists of two full-time GPs, two full-time GP registrars and several nurses and receptionists.
While APMC has remained a relatively small general practice for the last 35 years, Byrnes has trained and mentored a large number of registrars and students since 1995. One of the registrars who joined Byrnes in 2011, Dr Chris Cullinan, has since gone on to become a partner at the practice.