Drs Sharon Muir and Michelle Crockett have built a practice that is not only making a difference to the health and wellbeing of their local community, it's making a difference to the environment too.
Named the RACGP's 2014 General Practice of the Year, the Riverstone Family Medical Practice is recognised for the quality care it provides to patients. But its commitment to doing right by their patients extends far beyond the walls of the consultation rooms.
Dr Muir says creating a practice that was environmentally-friendly was top of mind for both herself and Dr Crockett.
"We were fortunate in our current practice to be able to start from
scratch with a plot of land in the midst of the Riverstone business
district upon which we could build our dream structure. Within financial
and planning constraints we were still able to work with our architect
to come up with a design that optimised our goal for streamlining the
provision of care, giving our patients a comfortable experience, and
taking the environment into account." Read the full article here.