13 GPs recognised in Australia Day honours list

A GP who cared for survivors of the Boxing Day tsunami is one of 13 GPs recognised for their outstanding contribution to the community in the Australia Day honours list.

Dr Vlasis Efstathis, from Ipswich in Queensland, said leading a team of doctors tending to survivors in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami was one of the toughest jobs he has ever done.

Below, Australian Doctor tells his story along with the stories of other doctors honoured on Tuesday.