Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Shieldaig Medical Centre Brings Convenience to the Range

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Shieldaig Medical Centre Brings Convenience to the Range

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ONE of Toowoomba's favourite GPs, Dr Ros Dunlop, has relocated her surgery to The Range Shopping Centre with her newly established Shieldaig Medical Centre.

Practice manager Colleen Trewavas said the move was already proving popular with patients.

aWe opened here on November 7 and the staff and patients are already enjoying the new location,a Mrs Trewavas said.

After spending 11 years in practice at 70 Margaret St, Dr Dunlop decided it was time for a change.

aParking's a breeze a[pounds sterling] not something you can say for Margaret St a[pounds sterling] and The Range Pharmacy is only a few doors away which is very handy for patients needing to fill prescriptions or purchase pharmaceutical items,a she said.

Dr Dunlop is the primary practitioner at the Shieldaig Medical Centre, and expects to have other GPs practicing there in the not-too-distant future.

The services of a registered nurse, Monique McKay, and mental health nurse, Tricia Andrews, are available during surgery hours at Shieldaig Medical.

Mrs Trewavas said it was all part of the special kind of care Dr Dunlop liked to be able to offer her patients.

aWhat makes Dr Dunlop special is that she loves her work as a GP, communicates well with her patients, works hard at providing the best possible health care and health care outcomes for them.

aShe's a very caring doctor and goes the extra mile for all.a

The beautifully appointed Shieldaig Medical Centre has four consult rooms as well as a nurses' areas for treatments and consultation.

The centre's full-time registered nurse, Monique McKay, can give patients wound care, health assessments, asthma therapy, injections and other medical services.

aMonique is highly trained and previously worked for a practice in Brisbane,a Mrs Trewavas said.

The centre's mental health nurse can also provide Shieldaig patients with care, advice and support as well as referring them on to Dr Dunlop if necessary.

aTricia is available to any practice patient who is undergoing any kind of stress or crisis, and she provides patients with counselling and ongoing support. …

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