Meet the medical muso striking a chord with patients

ANXIETY about his future as a musician — along with a little stage fright — propelled Sydney GP Jeremy Thompson towards a career in medicine.

Thirty years on, his guitar playing has become a hobby that gives him plenty of pleasure and little pain.

Dr Thompson works in a medical practice in Balgowlah, Sydney, for four days a week. 

At weekends he swaps his stethoscope for a guitar and joins four other members of Dr J, a Manly band whose sound Dr Thompson describes as a “colourful mix of rock, pop and funk”.

“I’ve been