Faces of Regional Medicine - Dr Matthew Cockburn

22 Sep 2021

Meet Dr Matthew Cockburn, our Faces of Regional Medicine for September.

Dr Cockburn is a General Practitioner and a Rural Generalist with an advanced skill in Surgery at Kilcoy Medical Centre.

"General practice in a regional area is no different to General Practice in an urban area in terms of the medicine that you see or the conditions you see. What you end up with is the extra challenge of having to deal with social limitations on access to certain services.”

"If you are interested in living or working in a regional area as a doctor, as a healthcare practitioner… Go for it. You’ll find that your most welcome here. That if you practice good medicine and practise professionally, the people will absolutely welcome having you in that community. You are a needed resource.”