Making a difference to general practice

Twelve years on, she’s not only co-principal of the practice in a gritty part of Melbourne’s southeast, but has been named Practice Manager of the Year by her professional association.

Mediclinic, the Clayton practice she took over with a GP business partner in 2013, specialises in addiction medicine and treats about 10% of Victoria’s opiate-dependent population.

“There are definitely challenges that come with patients with drug dependency, and also significant mental health and socioeconomic