Dr Michael Wong GP

“I had a patient fail to turn up and a senior colleague said, ‘Don’t worry. You’re just starting out and all you’re getting is the riffraff’,” Dr Wong recalls. “I was thinking, but what is going on here? These are people who need care. Particularly in a country town when you’re a 15-year-old girl and you book yourself in with a doctor, if you don’t show there is a possible reason why.”

It was this mindset that led Dr Wong to