New doctor starting

 

Dr Safwat Khalid is joining the practice.

He will be starting on 14th September 2021. His books are currently open for new patients.

Before Australia

Dr Khalid was born in Pakistan, and graduated from the University of Central East in the Dominican Republic in 2002.

He worked in several hospitals in Pakistan, then moved to Australia in 2008. Later he qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

With his wife, he became an Australian citizen in 2014.

Experience in Australia

He has worked in several large hospitals around Australia, including Wollongong, Mount Gambier and Wyong.  He has also worked in general practices in rural and remote locations around Australia. In Newcastle, he worked in John Hunter Hospital for 2 years, and then ran a general practice in Merewether for some time.

His particular interests include men’s health, general medicine and skin checks.

Since graduating Dr Khalid has continued to increase his knowledge by doing further studies.

Other interests 

Safwat is a keen volunteer, He willingly gave his time to serve in the Kashmir earthquake zones in Pakistan for a month alongside a Cuban medical team.

His hobbies include playing tennis, reading and watching movies.

He speaks English, Spanish, Urdu and Punjabi.

In Urdu, Safwat means good friend / purity / the choicest part. It is the Turkish variant of the Arabic name Safwah which means “the best”, “the finest”, “top”, “elite”.

Welcome

Drs Wilson and Hebbard quickly realised that he would make a great addition to the practice, so Main Road Medical Centre is very pleased to welcome him to the team.