GP vs Macca’s: ‘The smell of burgers and fries in my practice is no good for patient care’

Dr Dragan Talic has joined residents in battling a fast-food outlet that would surround his practice, arguing it would impact access
Dr Dragan Talic

A GP is battling a proposed 24-hour McDonald’s next to his practice, saying doctors will have to compete with the “smell of burgers and fries” wafting through as they counsel patients on obesity issues. 

Dr Dragan Talic is also warning his practice will become an “island among McDonald’s” if the development proceeds, with the proposed site wrapping around his clinic on three sides.