Just what the doc­tor of year put in or­der

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Jil­lian McKee

AF­TER al­most 20 years of work­ing in health, Dr Kean-Seng Lim has heard it all – but he went into shock af­ter hear­ing he was the GP of the year.

The doc­tor from Mt Druitt Med­i­cal Cen­tre has been awarded the pres­ti­gious Gen­eral Prac­ti­tioner of the Year award.

The Royal Aus­tralian Col­lege of Gen­eral Prac­ti­tion­ers presents the award each year to a GP who has demon­strated out­stand­ing com­mit­ment to the pro­fes­sion, ex­cel­lence in pri­mary health care, sig­nif­i­cant in­volve­ment in train­ing and con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment.

Dr Lim said he couldn’t be­lieve it when he re­ceived the call.

“The best part of what I do is the con­tin­u­ing re­la­tion­ships I build,” Dr Lim said.

“I treat peo­ple as ba­bies and then even­tu­ally treat their chil­dren.”

Dr Lim was nom­i­nated due to his role in de­vel­op­ing a school-based obe­sity-preven­tion pro­gram which be­gan at Rooty Hill High School.

Now, af­ter more than 10 years, the pro­gram has been adopted by 22 schools in the Western Syd­ney area.

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