GP says injured veterans 'abandoned' by defence force

Dr Phil Parker has told a royal commission caring for veterans is challenging and poorly paid, so few GPs are willing to take the holistic approach required

A GP and former military surgeon says veterans medically discharged from the service are being abandoned, with few doctors able to take on their care because of its complexity and poor remuneration.

Dr Phil Parker.

Dr Phil Parker, who specialises in treating veterans, accused the Australian Defence Force of discarding men and women damaged in their service to the  country without offering the