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DR MIKE Birrell has spent a lot of his general practice career working in aged care.

First he spent more than two decades in Port Macquarie, NSW, looking after 150 seniors living in residential facilities and, more recently in south Melbourne and St Kilda, he has visited more than 60 older people weekly.

But Dr Birrell says GPs like himself who tend to seniors definitely don’t do it for financial gain.

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