Today is World Family Doctor Day which is an initiative of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). The first World Family Doctor Day was celebrated on 19 May 2010 and it has since been taken up around the world. This annual event has given everyday people a chance to celebrate and provide recognition to family doctors for the all of the work that they deliver in supporting health care for people across our local communities, our nations and around the world.
The general practitioners from the Eastbrooke Gold Coast Women and Children's Clinic have enthusiastically participated in support of today’s event by displaying posters within their individual practices and contributing to the #IchoseGP campaign.
When asked why they “chose to be a GP”, Dr Zara Mason said “because I get to help people improve their health and lives everyday”, Dr Sue Blum wrote “because I enjoy the challenge of treating families long term”, Dr Karynne Finniear wrote “I like to feel what I do makes a positive difference” and Dr Anne Spooner wrote “Because I love every part of medicine and enjoy the longer term care of my families”
We would like to take this day to say a direct “thank you!” to all of the general practitioners worldwide for all the hard work that you do and everything you deliver in regards to providing and supporting health care to the local community.