Dr Garth Plunkett is back in Coffs Harbour
FALLING off his surfboard keeps Coffs Harbour GP Garth Plunkett busy when he's not taking care of patients at Coffs Harbour Medical Centre.
Having contracted the surfing bug, he has brought his broad medical experience back to the Mid North Coast after 18 months of travelling and working around Australia with his young family.
Since studying medicine in Queensland he has worked in diverse fields including extended hospital terms in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine and orthopaedics and attained fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2012.
He has also practiced remote medicine in diverse locations from central Queensland to Arnhem Land, Darwin and Hobart.
Currently he's expanding his interest in the holistic and preventative approach to medicine by training with the Australian Medical Acupuncture College.
Given the strong outdoors and beach culture in the region, his experience working at a dedicated skin cancer clinic will be a huge benefit to his patients.
Readers may also recognise him from a story in 2011 after he delivered his daughter Olive when his wife Anna gave birth on Sawtell Headland.