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Our Practice

Our Practice

St Lucia Village Medical Centre is a family owned practice that has been a part of the St Lucia community for over 40 years.

In 1974, Dr David Ritchie left the Royal Brisbane Hospital to take on a solo General Practice that was established in the Ironside Shopping Centre. At this time, it was the only General Practice in St Lucia. Dr David Nunn joined the practice in the mid 1980s, after which time a branch surgery was established in the house in Hawken Drive where we are still based today. Dr Murray Bingham then joined the practice in the late 1990s, and remains one of the managing partners of the practice together with Dr David Nunn.

The intervening years have seen the addition of both Dr Libby Dutney and Dr Kirsti Gow who both continue to work in the practice. This remarkable continuity of both medical and support staff is a tribute to the happy environment we work in.

Our practice prides itself on creating a ‘medical home’ for our patients, with the offer of comprehensive patient-centered health care. With both male & female doctors available 6 days a week, we provide high-quality medical care for both acute and ongoing health issues.

Practice Billing

St Lucia Village Medical Centre is a private billing practice. We offer bulk billing for all children under the age of 5, or at the doctor’s discretion. A standard consultation is $80.

Please note:

– Standard consultations are 15 minutes, normally for one medical issue only.
– For multiple issues or a more complex medical problem, please request a long consultation. This will incur a higher fee.

After Hours

Please phone Australian After Hours Doctors at 1300 HOME DR / 1300 466337.
Care is also available at all hours at the Wesley Emergency Centre Phone 3232 7333.

Follow up of Test Results – All patients are advised to call for their results as soon as possible after having had Pathology or Radiology tests. If that result requires further discussion, the patient will need to present for an appointment so that further investigation and care may take place.

For repeat Referrals or Prescriptions, please make an appointment to ensure the best possible treatment of the existing condition.