'If you want to deliver good medicine, it's very hard to bulk bill'

For this GP, bulk-billing was never a viable option.

GP Will Manovel saw no choice when he set up his new practice a few months ago. Bulk billing was out of the question.

Even if almost all the practices in his area bulk billed. Even if he was the new kid on the block. He just could not be the kind of doctor he wanted to be by relying solely on Medicare.

“If you want to deliver very good medicine, it’s very difficult to bulk bill. We see patients for long consults. We are very thorough and