How We Began
General Practice Cremorne was established in December 2000 by a group of local GPs who were (and still are) passionate about quality healthcare. Around that time, a number of GP practices in the area were receiving generous offers from large corporations to buy their practices and amalgamate them into large medical centres.
We are passionate about keeping healthcare strictly between you (the patient) and us (the doctor); involvement of third parties, whose primary responsibility to shareholders could potentially take precedence over responsibility to your care didn’t sit well with us, and so we took the plunge and opened our doors on 11th December 2000.
We are strong believers in educating, empowering and involving you in your own health and well-being. No longer is it good enough for the doctor to tell the patient what to do – paternalism in medicine has given way to partnership. Our role now is to guide you through the process and the increasingly complex health system, giving you the information you need so that you are involved in the decisions that affect you – we are there to help, but ultimately it is you who decides.
This shift in power to a more equal standing has been a radical one, and one that we embrace whole-heartedly. The structure of our practice, independently owned as we are, enables us to protect this relationship. Each doctor at General Practice Cremorne works for themselves, and can therefore put you and your health first.