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Australia's Aged Care General Practice

The leading AGPAL accredited clinic for aged care GPs

Work part time in aged care

What GenWise is all aboutGeneral Practice with a difference

GenWise was established by a group of Australian General Practitioners who have dedicated their careers to improving the standard of aged care in Australia. General Practitioner owned and operated, GenWise is a clinic “for doctors, by doctors” with no lock in contracts, no minimum billings and most importantly a strong belief in preserving doctor-patient continuity.

In 2016 there are more than 275,000 older australians living in residential aged care. Many of these people are without a regularly visiting General Practitioner. In one of the most vulnerable and challenging stages of life they are being let down.

GenWise is doing what we can to help solve this problem by taking a few simple steps
Raise awareness and the profile of aged care medicine amongst General Practice communities
Empower and support General Practitioners to start visiting a local aged care facility
Educate General Practitioners, aged care facilities, patients and families on the essentials of good quality, holistic health care for older Australians

GenWise isn’t rocket science – it is just good old fashioned medicine driven by the belief that every older Australian deserves choice and timely access to quality medical care. Since 2013 GPs across Australia have been joining our community that now reaches far and wide – from Darwin to Tasmania. But we have barely scratched the surface. We still need more GPs to join our cause  which is where you come in.

Even if you are completely new to aged care you can help – caring for just handful of patients at your local aged care facility will help make a change.

Contact us today to help make a difference

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How GenWise worksThe nuts and bolts of things

Think of GenWise as a “practice in your pocket” – with all the bells and whistles of a standard General Practice clinic.

As a GenWise GP:
– bulk bill or private bill
– choose either Best Practice or ZedMed medical software
– medicare rebates into your bank account twice weekly
– work part-time – no minimum hours or billings
– no joining fee
– no lock in contracts

Joining GenWise is simple and easy in just 3 steps
1. Contact us today to receive an application pack
2. Return your completed application to us
3. Receive your GenWise account – you are now ready to start seeing patients!

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Our DoctorsMeet our magnificent team

Dr Cathy Dugdale

Cathy is an experienced GP with vast interests and skills.  She joined the GenWise team as she was interested in helping older patients in the Darwin area.  With Dr Chan and Dr Francis, she looks after the residents at Pearl Southern Cross Care in Darwin.
Outside of medicine she plays the Cello in the Australian Doctors Orchestra and is arranging the 2016 Concert in Darwin.


Dr Sinkaan Chan

Sinkaan was the first GenWise GP in Darwin.  The appeal of not being restricted to seeing people in 15 minute appointment slots, attracted Sinkaan to the GenWise system.  She works in Pearl Southern Cross Care with Cathy and Kerrie and enjoys the flexible nature of the work.  She has a holistic and caring approach to managing her patients.  When she is not working as a GP she enjoys drawing and pursuing creative outlets.


Dr Kerrie Francis

Kerrie is a Darwin GP who works with Cathy and Sinkaan in Pearl Southern Cross Care.  Her quite nature hides a dedication and deep understanding of the needs of her patients.  Her approach to her patients is thorough and has their best interests at heart.  Being able to spend as much time as necessary with her patients allows this approach to be fully realised.
Her young boy takes up the rest of her time and she enjoys the balance that he brings to her life.



Dr Clare Frawley

Clare is a recent graduate who joined GenWise to break up her week.  She works at Estia Health in Daws Park with Sophie.  She enjoys the autonomy and flexibility that working in aged care offers.

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It all adds upLet's take a look at the numbers

Percentage of billings

GenWise GPs working part time

Aged Care SIPs

Freedom and flexibility

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