Dr Tony Bayliss
Tony grew up in Red Hill, Brisbane, where he enjoyed terrorising his older sister, mother and various pet cats. He was quite a good middle distance runner in his glory days at Brisbane Grammar, but soon slowed down to an early career in finance. A gnawing suspicion that corporate life was not for him resulted in admission to medical school in Sydney where he once again excelled academically and set on a path towards specialist training in family medicine.
Many hospital rotations later he met his future wife, Cath, during his training at Bardon and, much to his sister and mother’s delight, he has since been on the receiving end of most of the terrorising now. He takes great pride in his care for patients, and is constantly reading and studying to keep his knowledge and skills up to date. As a part of this, he is a vocal supporter of stringent medical standards and ongoing medical education, and is both an examiner for the RACGP and a board member for RACGP Qld faculty in his spare time. Tony also supports his community’s health care needs by working as a chair and non-executive director for the Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network.
Child and adolescent health makes up a large proportion of Tony’s practice. He once (dubiously) claimed that being well-versed in computer games helps him to engage with young patients, a skill that may or may not have contributed to his near universal popularity with families. Computer gaming literacy or not, Tony has an unflinching engagement and commitment to his patients, not only sharing the light moments and successes, but also walking the hard yards when needed. We are proud to have him on our team and are very glad that he decided to swap his matching corporate socks and ties for medical scrubs.
Dr Tony’s qualifications
- BCom BEcon MBBS(Hons) DCH ADD FRACGP GAICD
- BCom/BEcon – Bachelor degrees in both Commerce and Economics from the University of Queensland
- MBBS – Postgraduate degree of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney (achieved with honours)
- DCH – Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health from the University of Sydney
- ADD – Postgraduate Australian Diploma of Dermatology
- FRACGP – Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (this denotes specialist qualifications in family medicine)
- GAICD – Graduate member of the Australian Institue of Company Directors