NEW DOC SAYS HELLO

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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.

PHOTO: LAURA TELFORD

CHANGE OF SCENERY: Lore Mahi­nay is the new doc­tor in town treat­ing pa­tients at St George Med­i­cal Cen­tre.

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