Having worked in the field of Cardiology on the North Shore of Sydney throughout my professional career I believe that I have a very good understanding of my patients. My priority is always to try to do the very best that I can for the particular patient sitting in front of me: to map out the best route for that patient to take to reach/restore optimal cardiac health.
I have a number of patients who travel from far afield to see me. I spent much of my childhood and adolescent years in outback NSW, and I have practiced in several Area and Regional hospitals, thus I also understand the many variables that may impact a patient’s capacity to access excellent cardiac care.
Practicing in solo practice, I cannot personally perform every cardiac procedure my patients may require. When an intervention is required I am very fortunate to be able to refer individual patients to the proceduralist whom I believe will be best able to address their particular problem with the least risk before they return to my primary care.
Hence, on many occasions, I believe that my patients have benefitted from attending a sole practitioner with “inside knowledge” rather than a group practice within which most patients would receive all of their treatment.