About Us :
Don Medical Clinic was established in 2013 as an on- campus clinic at Don College to provide medical care to young people. It has since grown to become a locally owned independent family focused general practice in the central business district.
The team at Don Medical Clinic strive to offer a health care home for their patients and aim to deliver quality team-based, consistent, collaborative and patient-centred health care.
We believe that early intervention, prevention and an evidence based approach to chronic disease management keep our community of patients well, reduces acute presentations and sustains quality of life..
Don Medical Clinic strives to be a hub of learning for staff and patients. The team at Don Medical Clinic Care include general practitioners, doctors-in-training, practice nurse, and medical practice assistant. The reception team are skilled in triaging patients' needs and are the gate keepers to the clinical team. Our allied health team includes an optometrist, dietitian and audiologist. We have excellent relationship with multiple clinical and nonclinical services in the community.
Don Medical Clinic has faced challenges being a new clinic in a regional area where sustainable manpower is a struggle. The practice has remained optimistic and innovative in ways to manage what has been a long term issue attracting doctors to rural/ regional areas. The team based approach though utilising all staff in the practice to support patient care is an invaluable step as we utilise Locum doctors to provide additional clinical care. This model allows acute need to be met promptly whilst still being able to develop and sustain programs that support early intervention, prevention and chronic disease management. Several staff members have completed UTas Clinical Redesign course which has empowered the practice team to initiate these changes to primary care using an evidence based toolkit. The involvement of the practice in the national pilot project, Health Care Homes has consolidated the practice philosophy in this team based approach. We believe it is the future for primary care and we are both innovators and early adopters of this approach.
Don Medical Clinic is a youth and LGBTIQA+ friendly clinic. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land.
We promote advocacy for everyone in our community and strive to provide
Non - judgmental Health care.