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Merging of Sana Medical Centre and Archer Street Clinic

Nicholise Garner November 30, 2016
BETTER CARE FOR PATIENTS… Sana Medical Centre founder, Dr Khalid Nawab is looking forward to the merger of his two practices, Sana Medical Centre and Archer Street Clinic. Photo: David Lee.

BETTER CARE FOR PATIENTS… Sana Medical Centre founder, Dr Khalid Nawab is looking forward to the merger of his two practices, Sana Medical Centre and Archer Street Clinic. Photo: David Lee.

FOUNDER, Dr Khalid Nawab, has more than 35 years of experience as a practising general practitioner (GP), undertaking his training and working in Pakistan before migrating to Australia in 2000. A fellow and an Examiner of the Royal College of GPs, he has been serving the Shepparton and Goulburn Valley community for 16 years.

Dr Nawab is merging his two practices Sana Medical Centre and Archer Street Clinic by December 23, 2016. Over the past two years, Dr Nawab has tried to attract doctors to his practice via various classifieds. It has become increasingly difficult to attract even Australian and overseas graduate doctors to work in Shepparton for his practice, where as outer suburbs in Melbourne have District Workforce Shortage permits that allow them to practice in Bulk Billing Clinics.

Dr Nawab’s application to get such a permit for the 30 year established Archer Street Clinic from the health department has been refused twice, which has resulted in the merging of his two practices to provide better continuity of care for Archer Street Clinic patients.

Dr Nawab’s Sana Medical Centre is a bulk billing practice, offers plenty of parking, is open seven days a week and ideally located in central Shepparton at 142 Nixon Street. For more information or to make an appointment, phone 5822 4000.