Appin Family Practice celebrates two years of service to community

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Appin Family Practice
The Appin Family Practice has now been servicing the community for two years

Appin Family Practice has celebrated two years of service to the local Appin community.

Opened in early 2014, the surgery provides much needed health services without the need for Appin residents to travel outside of the area.

These services include immunisation, skin cancer checks, antenatal and family planning services.

For the three resident doctors, Dr Huy Tran, Dr Albert Tran and Dr Thi Lee, the Appin Family Practice complements their other local practice at Rosemeadow and has seen enormous change as the Appin area grows.

“Appin Family Practice has become increasingly busy over the past two years. We have extended our opening hours to 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, says Dr Huy Tran.

“Our team has expanded to include a registered nurse, pathology collection centre, physiotherapist, dietitian and psychologist.

“The doctors and practice staff truly appreciate the support we have received and find much pleasure in looking after the health of the local community.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“Both old and new residents equally enjoy the convenience of having local doctors and allied health services.”[/social_quote]

In line with its commitment to truly building sustainable communities, Appin Valley developer Walker Corporation provided funding of $100,000 in 2014 for fit out and rent assistance of the Appin Family Practice, making sure residents had local access to essential medical services.

Tim Solan, development manager at Walker Corporation said of the collaboration: “To us, a sustainable community is one where residents can work, live and utilise local facilities, including schools, kindergarten, shops and essential services such as a medical practice.

“We are proud to be able to contribute to vital and essential infrastructure and amenity that has a real impact on people’s day-to-day lives.”

Since introducing the businesses to the local community, Walker has continued to have a close relationship with the Appin Medical Practice.

“The community of Appin is very supportive of local business and all businesses show their appreciation of this support by trying to provide the best possible service. It would be of great benefit to Appin if we could develop more services to look after the community,” Dr Tran said.

Local Appin Valley resident, Jessica Mizzi-Buckley, cites the Appin Family Practice as one of the community facilities most useful for her and her family. “We’ve used the medical centre several times and it’s particularly handy with it being so close,’’ she said.

“Looking to the future, we are hoping to increase the number of doctors to reduce patient waiting times and provide more allied health services so that our community has access to extensive health services only a short walk, cycle or drive away,” Dr Tran said.



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