Dr Andrew Palfreman
BAppSc BPPM MBBS FRACGP
Dr Andrew Palfreman graduated from the Australian National University Medical School in 2009. After his hospital years, he worked as Registrar at Winnungah Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service and Interchange General Practice and became a Fellow of the RACGP in 2014. He was lucky to work briefly at Watson in 2015 with Dr Phillip Toua prior to his passing, then moved back to IGP to be Clinical Director for 2 years. In 2017 he returned to Watson as Clinical Director, then purchased the practice in November 2018. To quote Victor Kiam of the Remington Company: “I liked it so much, I bought the company”.
Originally from Melbourne, he is an alumnus of the University of Melbourne and RMIT. He moved to Canberra in 2001 to work in the APS and spent two years in Solomon Islands prior to studying medicine at the ANU. He has been back to Honiara a few times to dust off his pidjin, and in October 2018 he briefly returned to the Pacific as a GP Locum in Port Vila, Vanuatu. He has three children aged 11, 7 and 2.
While interested in general medicine, he has specific interests in opiate replacement therapy, chronic disease, pain management, men’s health and Indigenous health.