Up close with Dr Scott Horsburgh, SmartClinics GP Partner

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Q: What was your first job?

Scott: I worked at Sizzler as a dishboy

Q:  Is Cheese Toast one of your favourite foods?

Scott: It is pretty good. I am always happy with a simple toasted sandwich, but also love anything spicy

Q: So then Sizzler is not your favourite restaurant?

Scott: No, at the moment it’s Madam Wu’s in Brisbane City, amazing food, great service and a view to die for

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a Doctor?

Scott: After working as a Registered Nurse at The Royal Brisbane Hospital. I find it very rewarding helping people with their problems, no matter how big or small. It is always nice to cure people of their illness. 

Q: What excites you most about the future of healthcare?

Scott: I think the future of IT and how it relates to patient care will be interesting and fascinating to be a part of. I think it will allow us to better monitor our patients and it will allow us to be more easily accessible to them as well. 

Q: You recently joined SmartClinics as a GP partner.  How have things changed for you since becoming part of the Group?

Scott: SmartClinics let’s you still be a GP, you can practice how you want to practice with no interference from any managers. They allow you to concentrate on doing what we do well which is clinical medicine. If you want to you can also be involved in running the practice which gives you great insight into the business of medicine as well. 

Q: What would you say to someone considering SmartClinics?

Scott: Have a chat to one of the GP partners, let us tell you the benefits of being with the organisation. 

Q: What are you passionate about outside of work?

Scott: I am a political tragic, a terrible cyclist, passionate about the Qld Reds and of course my Family 

Q: If you gave up medicine today what would you do?

Scott: Travel, but probably Politics

Q: Where is your favourite place to visit?

Scott: Noosa, although New York was pretty cool too. 

Q: If you were Prime Minister, what would you change?

Scott: The Head of State.


If you’d like to learn more about working with SmartClinics, please contact SmartClinics CEO Steven Dahl or submit your application online via our careers portal.