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We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. It is why we do what we do. Our team is committed to our patients and community in providing accessible, quality and relational healthcare for everyone. That's why at MyLocalDoc, we have formed a network of experienced and recognised general practice leaders.
The Chief Medical Officer and Advisory Board guides all medical employees through the ever-changing landscape of healthcare technology. With their help our practices will be at the forefront of all the changes in today’s dynamic healthcare industry.
Leading the MyLocalDoc vision, Ben combines 18 years experience in executive leadership and organisational growth to ensure that the vision, mission, culture and goals of MyLocalDoc are delivered. His passion to make a positive impact in peoples lives and the community is what drives Ben’s desire for excellence in everything that MyLocalDoc delivers. Ensuring clinics thrive through quality healthcare from our trusted doctors. Alongside this, Ben is involved with various non profit organisations to help see the world become a better place. Ben enjoys bush walks and family time with his wife and 5 kids.
As the Founder and Director of a construction and development group, we started MyLocalDoc due to our passion for Healthcare. We carry with us over 20 years of experience in health development, leading construction and development projects of more than $500m. Simon’s strengths in leadership, strategic planning, and his ability to engage and communicate with stakeholders are all valued, as he helps drive the growth of MyLocalDoc. Simon and his family also have a passion for Agriculture and enjoy this on their family farm.
WELCOME TO MYLOCALDOC
We founded MyLocalDoc to give local communities healthcare they trust, from people they know. Our practices are crafted to set a high standard of personal and professional general medicine for the entire family.
Each clinic combines the best elements from large, corporate GP practices and well-loved and trusted local family practices to build a relationship with happier, more satisfied patients.
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Quality of care is our priority and we have formed our Clinical Advisory Board, a group of experienced leaders in general practice to support the direction of our practices as we grow.
The Board ensures our organisation is consistently adding value to the GPs in the MyLocalDoc network through professional development, general practice operations, and clinic accreditations. Their wide-reaching expertise means we are building a network of industry leading practices with industry-leading practitioners at the helm.
CLINICAL ADVISORY BOARD
Clinic & HR Advisor
Head of Digital & Marketing
Executive Assistant & Relationship Manager
THE REASON WE’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MyLocalDoc was born from the identification of a gap in the delivery of general practice healthcare. Amongst the fragmented GP provider landscape, the founders realised there was no provider who combined the best elements of large corporate GP practices and standalone local clinics.
In bridging this gap, MyLocalDoc envisions that happier, empowered doctors will serve happier, satisfied patients.
Quality of Care & Services
Practice of Choice for Doctors
Patient Care, Conveniently
Accessible and Approachable
Strength of an Established Group
Healthcare and Medical Advisor - Chair
David is a national health sector Executive and non-Executive Director with more than 30 years’ experience as a Chief Executive Officer, leading major public and private sector hospitals. David most recently served as CEO of St. Vincent’s Private Hospitals, a leading private healthcare company with presence spanning Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. He has also been a Chief Executive Officer of public, not for profit and private health services in South Australia, Tasmania and NSW together with experience as a CE of a state-based Health Department.
David transitioned to independent Advisory and Non-Executive Director roles in March 2022. With a strong track record in strategic planning, transformation and change management, performance improvement, commercial acumen, infrastructure development and intergovernmental relations, he continues to make a significant impact on the health industry.
Dr Rick Sapsford
Dr Rick Sapsford graduated from the University of Queensland in 1981 and studied surgery and family medicine prior to commencing in General Practice at Wickham Terrace and later at Albany Creek. Dr Sapsford has cultivated a special interest in counselling and has completed his Masters Degree in General Practice Psychiatry through the Monash University.
Dr Sapsford also holds a fellowship from the RACGP and has a very keen interest in ongoing general practice education and supervision. In August 1993, he opened Albany Hills Radius Medical Centre and today, it’s a thriving practice supported by a large team of GP’s, allied health professionals, nurses, management personnel and administration staff.
Dr Chantal Stanley
Dr. Chantal Stanley is a passionate medical doctor with over 20 years of experience. With a strong background in operational management, she excels in establishing new businesses, formulating and implementing policies and procedures. Her ability to interface with medical specialists, hospital groups, stakeholders, and government officials has been instrumental in her career.
Chantal holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as certifications and memberships in various medical and healthcare organisations. Her career journey includes roles as a Clinical Specialist Advisor at Discovery Health, a Medical Practitioner, and Founder/Director of the Bionome Institute Incorporation in South Africa, where she has made significant contributions to mental health and wellness.
Dr Vern Heazlewood
Chief Impact Officer / GP
Dr Vern Heazlewood joins our Clinical Advisory Board as a leader in his field and with extensive community involvement. He has played a leading role in consulting for the establishment of private collages, early learning centres, aged care facilities, retirement villages and a charitable foundation. He was recognised for these contributions being awarded a Centenary Medal – given to those who contributed to the success of Australia’s first hundred years as a federal nation – by the Prime Minister and Cabinet in 2003.
Dr Heazlewood graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland, is a US Senior Clinical Lecturer and worked at Caboolture Hospital as a Senior Staff Specialist in Medicine. In addition to training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, he has trained at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA) and Imperial College (London, UK). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians (London) and the American College of Physicians.
Dr Hayley Thomas
Dr Hayley Thomas graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011. Following graduation, she worked at Redcliffe Hospital and the Queensland Children’s Hospital, where she completed the Sydney Child Health Program, before moving into general practice. Hayley is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland’s MD program, where she enjoys teaching medical students and has a research interest in whole person care in general practice. Dr Hayley is known for her esteemed publications on the Australian Journal of General Practice.