Why is Dr Peter Rischbieth a rural doctor?
I had a very good role model who was my own GP who loved his work and was a highly skilled proceduralist.
I spent many weeks a year in a small rural location on Kangaroo island where I appreciated how important medical services are for a country community.
Why did you join RDASA?
The rural doctor movement was just beginning and I could identify with the need to have a rural voice to advocate for our communities, our hospitals and our workforce.
Where do you practice?
I have in a group practice in Murray Bridge – since 1987.
What has been one of the biggest achievements you are proud of RDASA accomplishing?
The GP contract Agreement recognising the important work rural doctors provide our hospitals which in the past, was not formally recognised industrially by State Governments.
Personal loves outside of medicine?
Running, cricket, birdwatching and travelling.