The Whitsunday Doctors Service, the first fully accredited practice in the area, originated in Proserpine in 1973.
In 1981, the branch surgery in Airlie Beach was opened. As the Whitsunday region has grown, so too has the Whitsunday Doctors Surgery. From a two-doctor rural practice, it has developed into a doctor organization serving both Island and mainland residents, as well as the myriad tourists who visit the region annually.
Each surgery occupies purpose-designed buildings in their respective locations. Each has four consulting rooms, specific procedure rooms, staff rooms, storage rooms and the usual reception and waiting areas. Each surgery is fully equipped to operate independently of each other.
The practice now has a full-time manager and 10 ancillary staff. It has a throughput of approximately 800 patients per week, and operates five days a week at both surgeries and Saturday morning at Proserpine. Having core medical staff with diverse and wide-ranging interests, it caters for the entire spectrum of General Practice activities.