Opening hours 

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:30am – 5pm

Wed 8:30am – 1pm and 5pm – 8pm

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We pay respect to the Bidjara people and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on whose land we live and work for their resilience, determination, cultural knowledge and wisdom.   We reflect on the past and look to the future with hope for harmony and health equity.

Acacia Country Practice since 2023

Acacia, our native plant, is resilient and versatile, adapted to harsh conditions, much like rural communities.   Our service is a new business that has grown out of this community that will have the resilience to thrive here.  

Connection is key to the health of individuals and communities.  We want to provide best practice health care as well as improve access through connections to all health services.

With more than 25 years combined experience in health and a passion for rural health Dr Paul Chang and Dr Katie Chang are excited to be able to open Acacia Country Practice for Charleville & community.  We moved to Charleville 6 years ago and love to call this country home!

 

About Dr Katie

I’ve been a GP for more than 10 yrs, and a doctor for more than 15, working in rural Queensland and the Northern Territory.   

I grew up on a cattle property on Geynyon Country,south of Warwick on the Darling Downs & studied in Brisbane at the University of Queensland for undergraduate then medical degrees.  As well as GP training I completed training in anaesthetics & palliative care.  

I am passionate about improving access and quality service to rural Australians. I love primary care because I see people from all ages & all walks of life and I love to help them feel better and stay well.

We love the red dirt, big sky country here in Bidjara lands & the amazing people who call this home!

About Dr Paul

 I came to Australia after I completed a master’s degree in science, in cancer research.  I worked for Melbourne University, Cancer Council and Queensland Institue of medical research.

  I became a doctor after graduating from Griffith University Medical School in 2011. I have worked in rural Queensland & NT 

  I am a GP and a Fellow of Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, with Advanced Skill Training in Emergency Medicine. I am passionate about provide high quality, continuity of health care in rural Australia.

  I’m also passionate about medical education. 

  We’ve been working in Charleville for 6 years. We look forward to providing high quality health care and contribute building a strong healthy community in Charleville.

About Lauren

I am a Charleville local!  This is my home and my community which I am very passionate about. I always knew I wanted a job in health during school as I love helping and chatting to people. 

I completed a trainee ship in my senior years at school to become a Dental Assistant, this is where my passion become alive. I then switched to medical reception working in multiple locations and roles and completed a Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting.

I have strong attention to detail and great organisational skills so stepping into practice management is a natural progression and exciting challenge!

I am the friendly voice that you will hear when you call the clinic and the friendly face when you walk in.  I am so excited to be part of the ACP team and look forward what’s to come. 

About Ariel

l am currently working on a FIFO basis every second month and am excited to be a practice nurse at ACP.   I have been traveling between Charleville and Brisbane for work since October 2022 and have embraced Charleville as a second home!

 

I have been nursing for just over 5 years with most of my experience in hospitals, including at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Queensland Children’s Hospital in the critical care division of cardiac, transplant and emergency.  I have also worked at the Charleville Hospital and gained essential experience in rural and remote healthcare. 

 

I am especially passionate about child health and always try to make healthcare feel safe and fun for children.   I am also experienced in clinical procedures, team leading, paediatric resuscitation, and triage. I am excited to bring my clinical background and ongoing tertiary experience to Charleville’s community to support closing the gap between metropolitan and rural health outcomes.