Dr Lauren Barclay

Dr Lauren hails from the beautiful but chilly environs of Manitoba, Canada. Although we believe Lauren was once relatively impervious to the cold, she comes to CCFP via working for many years in Townsville Qld (following her medical studies in Brisbane), building up a tolerance to the heat and humidity such that we are worried she may well succumb to her first bitterly cold Ipswich winter (which is still at least 30 degrees warmer than in Manitoba!).

While working in sunny Townsville Lauren honed her GP abilities in skin cancer diagnosis and management. She has completed courses in dermoscopy (a skin diagnosis technique), skin cancer medicine and also advanced skin surgery through the well-known Skin Cancer College of Australasia. This is in addition to her extensive experience in family medicine, paediatrics and internal medicine undertaken at Rockhampton Hospital and in the Townsville community both before and after she achieved her specialist qualifications in general practice.

We do hope Lauren can tolerate the climate, as she adds many valuable skills to our team. In addition to being an all-round genuinely caring person and excellent family GP, she has fantastic taste in cartoon scrubs, can whip up barista-quality lattes, and we believe has hidden talents in soccer, ice hockey and basketball. Welcome to Dr Lauren, and also to her husband and young son and daughter, we hope you enjoy living and working in the (slightly chilly!) local area.

Dr Lauren’s qualifications

  • BSc MBBS FRACGP
  • BSc – Bachelor of science degree from the University of Manitoba¬†(achieved with distinction)
  • MBBS – Post graduate degree¬†of medicine and surgery from the University of Queensland
  • FRACGP – Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (this denotes specialist qualifications in family medicine)