News Archive: Aug 2016

Meet Sam Harris – so young; such a seeker!

Posted on 23rd August 2016

SamHarrisTen-year-old Sam Harris, who lives at Mentone in Victoria, is playing his part in spreading the word about Heart of Australia program.

After watching (with his Mum Lisa) the recent ABC TV Australian Story episode about the service and founder Dr Rolf Gomes, Sam decided that he wanted to build a school assignment on “Dr Rolf” and HoA.

Sam sent a list of questions, ranging from why Dr Gomes became a cardiology specialist to what is the most satisfying part of this job and how his early schooling featured in his career choices.

He told Dr Gomes: ”I think what you’re doing is wonderful for Australia”.

The two exchanged emails and sure enough Sam’s assignment about Dr Rolf was complete.

“Sam is a delightful young Australian and I think he will make wise and rewarding choices in his life and what’s more he is a clever gentleman,” Dr Gomes said.

Sam’s Mum Lisa told Dr Gomes that her husband’s family are farmers – “and this kind of service truly is needed all over Australia”.  


Rural GP education still travelling

Posted on 23rd August 2016

August was busy for our team of guest speakers leading GP education dinners in three towns this month.  Dr Rolf Gomes led a discussion on Cardiac Risks in St George with a great turnout from the St George Medical Centre and the St George Family Practice.  Dr Robert Perel followed up with his session in Roma to discuss Transient loss of consciousness.  Diagnosis, Driving Implications and Case Presentations. Thanks also to the doctors from the Maranoa Medical Centre for a wonderful turnout.  

Finally, Dr Karam Kostner gave an Update on Lipid Management to GPs in Charters Towers and we appreciate the continued support of Gold City Medical Centre. As always we greatly appreciate the hospitality of our hosts the Merino Motor Inn St George, Starlight Motor Inn Roma and the Park Motel Charters Towers.

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