Long-serving doctors celebrated

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Long-serving doctors celebrated

Accolades from their peers have recently come the way of two dedicated and skilled Mount Gambier and Millicent GPs.

Dr Peter Charlton and Dr Claire Thompson received long service medals from the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency of South Australia at a gala dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The medals were presented by State Health Minister Chris Picton and recognised their committed service to patients in the South East for decades.

Dr Charlton completed the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in his home town at the University of Adelaide and came to Mount Gambier in the early 1970s.

His earlier work as a doctor was in New Guinea and he clocked up 50 years to the Blue Lake City ahead of his retirement in 2022.

For Dr Thompson, she was recognised for her 25 years of medical practice in her home town of Millicent.

Her tertiary studies were also undertaken at the University of Adelaide.

She is a partner in Geltwood Limited which operates the Medical Clinic -Millicent.

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