"Why I like being a National Home Doctor"

Our National Home Doctors come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Some are trained overseas, some live locally and some work as GPs during the day. Some are at the beginning of their careers, while others are semi-retired.

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Dr Mohamed Rasheed  M.B.,B.Ch. MMed, FRACGP

Dr Rasheed has been a National Home Doctor for over six years, starting with us in 2011. Working full time until 2015, Dr Rahseed visited over 30,000 patients during that time and enjoys it as much as he did then. Today, Dr Rasheed offers his services as a mentor by leading mentor meetings, KFP Q&A sessions and training new Doctors joining National Home Doctor.

Dr Rasheed says that 'visiting patients in their own homes is a whole new experience, one that you cannot get from any medical books or training'.

Born in the Maldives, he did his undergraduate studies in Eqypt and moved to Australia for his Master's Degree in Internal Medicine (MMed) at Melbourne University in 2003. Having lived in Australia for the past 14 years, he has received RACGP Fellowship and is currently setting up his own practice.



 

 

Dr Guodong (Don) Jin MBBS, MD


Dr Guodong (Don) Jin  joined the Albury-Wodonga service in May 2017, working on the weekends, while completing GP training during the week in his clinic. Dr Jin graduated in 2000 from Zheijang University in China and trained as a physician before coming to Australia in 2010. He worked at public hospitals in Melbourne, Bendigo and Canberra for 6 years before commencing the AGPT training program and working as a full time GP Registrar. 

The work helps me to see a variety of clinical cases which I don't see in my day clinic. It really helps me to prepare for RACGP Fellowship exams. As a GP Registrar, working with National Home Doctor also helps to pay for registration fees, medical books, training courses, conferences, workshops and medical equipment. 

 
 

Dr Vicki Stonehouse BBiomed Sc, MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM

Townsville local Dr Vicki Stonehouse has an interesting commute. Four days a week she flies by light plane to run the community GP Clinic on Palm Island. She combines this with her role as a Medical Director for National Home Doctor Service and being a mum to a four-year-old. Read more.

                  

       
                                   

Dr Natalie Caristo MBBS, BSc, FRACGP

Dr Caristo graduated from University of New South Wales in 2009. She worked in the hospital system for three years before joining a thriving General Practice in Sydney. She started to work with 13SICK after gaining Fellowship, and has been appointed Medical Director. 

Dr Caristo loves the work for the variety, but what she most loves is seeing patients in their homes and being part of the community. "I get a kick out of helping people in these situations because they do have a genuine need. We help families in really difficult situations. And they are so appreciative of what you do. It's almost addictive."

           

 

Dr Vishu Konda MBBS

Dr Konda trained and qualified as a doctor in India before emigrating to Australia 13 years ago. He worked in the public hospital system for 12 years, in multiple clinical areas, before deciding to join the GP training program. He pays for study and living by working as a National Home Doctor. 

“I love it,” says Dr Konda. “It’s flexible and it suits my lifestyle perfectly. It’s a good experience as I’m going to be a GP anyway, it leaves me free to study and prepare for exams during the daytime  - and it’s well paid,” he says.  



 

Dr Jomini Cheong MBBS, BPHARM, BCOM

Dr Chong graduated from medical school at the University of Melbourne in 2010 and is now training for his GP Fellowship. He is the immediate Past President of the General Practice Registrars Association (GPRA). Dr Chong works as a GP Registrar as well as in the after hours, and says he enjoys the variety of presentations he sees as a National Home Doctor. “The work can be surprising sometimes. This is one of the more rewarding aspects of the job. The demographic between the patients you see in the clinic during the day and those you see after hours is usually quite different too, which adds to the diversity of your experience, and makes for a better, more well-rounded Doctor." 


Dr Jomini Cheong MBBS, BPHARM, BCOM

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