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History of IFMC
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The Illawarra Family Medical Centre was founded in 2005 to create an environment that allowed doctors to deliver high-quality medical care in the ethos and style of traditional family general practice, from a modern, well-equipped, and professionally-staffed facility.

IFMC’s unique strategies and professional approach to general family practice were recognised in 2006 when it was judged the New Business of the Year at the Illawarra Business Awards. 

IFMC is independently owned and operated by local Doctors Rene Dostál, Peter Allan, Gary Butler, Ian McCorkindale and Michele McGrath.

IFMC is one of the largest privately owned General Practices in NSW.

Male and Female General Practitioners consult from this facility and they are supported by an efficient operations team, including practice manager, practice nurses, front desk reception and administration staff. All doctors are Vocationally Registered with postgraduate qualifications in General Practice.  

IFMC is committed to educating the high achieving future doctors of Australia, participating in teaching programs with the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong.

IFMC aims to provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages, focusing on preventive medicine. 

IFMC welcomes all new patients, including overseas students. 

Our modern, fully equipped, air-conditioned practice has:

16 state of the art consulting rooms and suites. 

IFMC’s Treatment room accommodates 4 nursing beds, a private procedure room, separate children’s treatment bay, and changing facilities. The building comprises 2 spacious and well-equipped waiting rooms with an enclosed children’s play area and desks with power point sockets and USB charging ports. The Allied Health Suite provides consulting rooms to Clinical Psychologists and visiting specialists and has its own private waiting area.  

A secure underground carpark for all patients is available on Basement Level (B2). Entry to this parking is via Khan Lane off Denison or Crown Street.  There is lift access directly to the practice on level 1.

All areas of IFMC, including the carpark and foyer, are designated NO SMOKING areas.

IFMC is proud to host original artworks by local renowned artists Edith Ferguson and Jutta Chalk, featuring iconic Illawarra scenes displayed in the waiting rooms.  

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Dr Rene Dostal
Managing Director
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Dr Peter Allan
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Dr Gary Butler
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Dr Michele McGrath
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Dr Ian McCorkindale
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