Keeping a Balanced Life

WHEN it comes to accessing quality, affordable and professional medical services in southern Cairns, look no further than Balance! Edmonton Family Practice.

Established in 2011, the practice has been busy catering for a rapidly growing population on the city’s south side.

Founder and director Kate Gunn says the integrated primary health care centre offers patients access to a range of medical professionals and services including GPs, nurses, Allied Health, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology and Rural Medical Imaging.

“We offer a very high level of service and people really appreciate the good relationships they have with those health practitioners they see,” she says.

“There’s a growing population on the south side of Cairns with not many medical services available there so we’re really excited to fill that need.”

Kate is full of praise for her team at the practice, crediting them with making it such a solid success.

“We’ve got a really strong and high performing team and that makes a huge difference from a customer service perspective,” she says.

“People appreciate that friendly and personal approach. We’re both cheerful and efficient.”

The practice is always adding more professionals to its growing team and Kate says she was looking forward to a bright future for Balance! in Cairns.

“We’re looking for people who have different skills to join us, such as those from other Allied Health disciplines to complement what we do,” she says.

“And we’ve taken some James Cook University medical, allied health and nursing students on placements. We are committed to training the next generation of health practitioners.

“We very much feel a part of the local community.”