Procedural practice

  • Personal and financial rewards for procedural GPs
  • Various opportunities to learn and train
  • Typically a rural skill set - but not exclusively so

ASK Dr Tim Kelly about the advantages of being a procedural GP and he will point to several people in the small South Australian town of Crystal Brook who owe their lives to the extra skills he has.

“I am a passionate advocate for procedural medicine. I think it keeps rural communities viable and it is unsurpassed in terms of the rewards that come from practising this type of medicine,” he says.

Dr Kelly, South Australian state director of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, has procedural skills in obstetrics and anaesthetics that help keep the small local hospital active and viable to the community two hours north of Adelaide.

“One of the most rewarding things that happened was when a lady who moved to Adelaide came all the way