NEW DOC SAYS HELLO
DOCTOR Lore Mahinay is the newest doctor working at St George medical centre and said she had been overwhelmed by the support of the town.
“I was a little nervous about coming here, but since I started working at the end of July, everyone in town has been really lovely,” Dr Mahinay said.
“Before I came here a number of people told me good things about St George and so far they have turned out to be true.”
Dr Mahinay has spent the last four years working in a rural Victorian hospital and said the change to general practitioner had been an exciting one and something she was very passionate about.
“I have always known I wanted to be a doctor, and being a GP is very different to working in a hospital setting, here you see a diverse range of patients, from aged care to new born children which is interesting,” she said.
“The patient is unknown in the beginning but when people come to see me, I help them in any way I can.”
Since she was a little girl, Dr Mahinay said she knew she wanted to be a doctor, and said coming to St George had been a little like going home.
“Growing up in the Philippines I lived in a small rural town much like St George so it is nice to come here,” she said.
Dr Mahinay said her area of speciality was in obstetrics and gynaecology and she looks forward to getting to know St George.
CHANGE OF SCENERY: Lore Mahinay is the new doctor in town treating patients at St George Medical Centre.