Dr Geoffrey Edelsten: The man behind the rise of the GP corporate

His involvement in the business of medicine continued despite his estrangement from the profession

Geoffrey Edelsten, widely seen as the GP responsible for the rise of bulk-billed corporate medicine in Australia, has died aged 78.

Geoffrey Edelsten

He originally studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1966 before working as a resident at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and then a rural doctor in Victoria.