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Saltwater Medical opens its doors

Saltwater Medical Caloundra is a brand new, family-owned, premium general practice opening its doors to patients on Monday 6 February, 2017. The practice is the vision of popular local GP, Dr Nicola Kettleton-Butler and her partner, Jen Kettleton-Butler, a business professional with strong family ties to Caloundra spanning nearly 100 years.

The growing trend towards volume-driven, impersonal medicine led Nicola and Jen to believe patients deserve a high-quality alternative, and they have long dreamed of creating a more personal style of general medicine. Their vision is to deliver exceptional healthcare without compromise.

‘With Medicare rebates being frozen by the government, many bulk-billing and mixed-billing medical practices have had to resort to squeezing in more patients in order to sustain themselves,’ says Ms Kettleton-Butler. ‘Generally speaking, this means less time and attention is being given to individual patients, while service standards, such as waiting times are compromised.’

Dr Kettleton-Butler says Saltwater Medical is focused on delivering quality healthcare services above all else. ‘That’s why our practice model is based on giving you more time with your doctor, along with premium service from the moment you make your appointment, right through to your clinical care and follow-up. Think five-star hotel concierge service – that’s what we aim for every day, with every patient.’

Conveniently located at 7 Fourth Avenue Caloundra (near the Hospital and the RSL), the new practice is a breath of fresh air, housed in a spacious, light filled building that has been purposefully designed to deliver an outstanding, positive healthcare experience. With ample off-street and on-street parking and close proximity to public transport, Stockland shopping centre, pathology, x-ray, discount chemists, and other allied health services, Saltwater Medical promises to raise the bar, offering a new level of quality health care to Sunshine Coast residents.

If you’d like to become a Saltwater Medical patient we’d love to look after you and your family. Bookings can be made by calling us on (07) 5301 9828 from Monday 30 January 2017, with consultations available from Monday 6 February 2017.