Toowoomba Medical Centre began as a solo general practice situated in a little cottage and grandly named as the original ‘Toowoomba Medical Centre’ in 1985.
In 1991, the practice was purchased by Dr Peter Schindler who remains as practice principal today. The practice foundations have been built on Dr Schindler’s reputation as a doctor who listens, cares and take the time to get to know his patients. Over the years, other GP’s, GP Registrars and nurses have joined the once little practice and have assisted to continue and expand on the original practice foundations.
Staff make it their business to know the names of the patients – and as time passes they get to know the patient – the likes, dislikes and personalities that make them unique.
By 2007, the practice had such a reputation that new patients were rarely able to have an appointment, and it became evident that if the same quality of service was to be provided to the community, the little cottage needed to grow into a much bigger building.
After rezoning the area, and with much consultation with health providers in Australia and around the world, a new state of the art health premise was built. This new facility would allow for more doctors and nurses to attend to the needs of the local community and would also allow for allied health professionals and other providers in the area.
In July 2009, with a lot of love and care behind the scenes, the new medical centre was opened. This facility has allowed for the ongoing acceptance of new and existing patients.
The practice now facilitates a clinical team of 7 doctors and 5 nurses who are supported by 8 reception and administration staff. The centre is now also home to Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, MacDonaldtown Pharmacy and Hope Horizons. The MacDonaldtown Shopping Centre is also home to a hairdresser and flower nursery.