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Staff Profile – Dr Tim Wood

What made you decide to become a doctor?
I decided to become a doctor after participating in a first aid course I did at school. Four of those school students doing that course became doctors.

What do you enjoy most about working at KMA?
I joined KMA as I wished to work in a group practice that allowed doctors to
practice the full range of rural skills. These skills included anaesthetics and
obstetrics in a practice where I knew I would get good professional support.
And that support comes from colleagues, nurses, reception and administrative staff. Oh and I love the patients I see, that bring me back to earth.

What are your interests/hobbies outside of work?
I have a passion for growing Australian plants, especially plants that grow in our mallee country, and co-founded the local Australian Plant Society group. I also have a love for history, and have been involved in the local National Trust and Kernewek Lowender. I am a fair weather fisherman and enjoy playing golf. I love different cuisines, and have a Japanese meal once a week.

5 Facts you didn’t know about Dr Tim Wood
1. I was born in Leeds
2. I was married in Tasmania
3. I enjoyed the 5 day walk to Macchu Picchu
4. I love going to writers week and enjoying how writers can bring new approaches to many different facets of what it is to be human
5. I love going “Bush” and enjoying what Australia has to offer, whilst of course enjoying the Flora & Fauna