Dr Lembke's dream: to provide a medical home

The accolade came in recognition of Dr Lembke’s 18-year career in which he has delivered care to the northern NSW community of Alstonville, where he has been heavily involved in medical student and registrar training.

“I am a strong believer in the concept of a ‘medical home’ whereby each patient receives ongoing, comprehensive patient care via the same GP or practice over time,” Dr Lembke said.

“This model, however, can only work if we have a highly trained, engaged general practice