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Mounties Group Makes History With Bold Move Into GP Clinics
From 3 December, Invitation to Health, a leading Integrative Medical Practice based in Wyoming, will be owned by Mounties Care as part of their strategy to deliver leading, GP health services to members.
Owned and operated by Dr Penny Caldicott and Eric D’Indy, Invitation to Health was formed in 2003 with a team of six health professionals: doctors, nurses, therapists, and businesspeople, all with a vested interest in holistic health. Since then, the centre has grown to serve a patient community of over 4,000 with twelve practitioners.
Invitation to Health offers an integrated model of healthcare, with doctors and other practitioners working together to deliver person-centred medicine that addresses all aspects of a patient’s health and wellbeing. This approach is strongly evidence- based and focuses on the prevention, effective management and, where possible, reversal of chronic disease.
Dr Penny Caldicott, lead doctor and President of AIMA (Australasian Integrative Medical Association), is delighted with the move and what it will mean for the Centre, its staff and patients.
“We formed the practice in 2003 with a vision to provide a community of care to address the dis-ease of our times. We wanted to welcome, listen and provide the best possible evidence- based solutions for the increasing burden of chronic disease in our communities. This mission, along with our values, aligns with how Mounties have always operated – like us, they truly care about members of the community and improving their lives”.
"Being part of a group that has such a huge footprint across NSW means that we can reach and provide care to even more people with our unique approach to health”. I can confidently speak on behalf of my entire team to say, we are incredibly excited at what the future holds.” Dr Caldicott said.
The Wyoming centre will continue to operate as Invitation to Health for the foreseeable future and Dr Penny Caldicott and Eric D’Indy will continue to be involved in the Centre’s operations. They will also assist in the creation of other planned Mounties Care clinic locations across NSW.
Mounties Group CEO, Dale Hunt, said this move had been a year in the making and was always part of the plan.
Other GP health clinics at Harbord Diggers and Mounties, both due to launch in the next six months once their fit-outs are completed, will be called Mounties Care Health Clinics.
“Mounties Care has had an outstanding year since its initial launch and this move adds another ‘string to our bow’ for our members and local communities”, Hunt said.
He continued “Our ethos of improving the lives of our members is something we carry through in everything we do. When we first launched Mounties Care, the goal was always to have physical locations for members to access high quality face to face care, at a time and place most convenient to them and when they need it the most.”
“Our home-based services are running well, with many members using the current services. We have spent the past year seeking the right partner for this next phase in our service offering and we know that we have struck absolute gold with Invitation to Health.” Dale concludes.
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