Some emergencies take Dr Matic away for daysDirector: Scott Thompson
Life in the Australian bush is tough. Accidents can be common in the stark and arid terrain, whether it be the risk of an unpleasant meeting with any one of numerous venomous creatures, or whether it be a nasty accident involving a tractor.
The region has a severe shortage of doctors.
Despite the pressures of under-resourced and under-staffed rural medicine - Dr Matic is determined to carry on. As he says: "A town of 2,300 people with shocking health statistics and no doctor...how could I resist?" Dr Matic is determined to make a difference in a place which needs his skills.Filmmaker Scott Thompson follows the charismatic and inspirational Dr Matic on his rounds to find out what it is like to be a Bush Doctor.
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