Initial Letter To Colleagues

Dear Colleagues,


Further progress has been made at enhancing our numbers. We are now up to 235 doctors on the Central Coast of whom 76 are specialists, 15 are GP’s and 144 are Regs/Interns/RMO’s. A special welcome to the very significant number of orthopaedic surgeons who have decided to join us.

We continue to recruit on the Central Coast with brief talks planned for the Laverty Christmas party and the Area Health Christmas party.

Lauri Harrisberg has created a Facebook page ( to help spread the word.

Jules Willcocks’ endless enthusiasm and energy at enhancing the project is fantastic. With his help we have secured a commitment from Ravi Agarwal, head of Mediq Financial, to provide ongoing accounting services pro bono for the Twice The Doctor Foundation which is currently being formed. Jules has also organised a poker tournament with proceeds going to Twice the Doc.

Denis Crimmins is helping to organise dissemination of information to GP’s via his brother’s website “Think GP”.

Jodie Ralph is doing a ton of work in developing our website.

Dr. Jill Harrisberg has arranged a meeting with Investec to consider ways in which they may assist us.

I have been granted a presentation at the upcoming NSW Rheumatology conference where I hope to garner some enthusiastic support with a view to a state-wide campaign hopefully early next year.

Robin Mann from KPMG is looking at ways in which he may assist us.

Martin Feddersen is continuing to talk to GP’s about the project.

Offers have been made by various specialists to help disseminate the information via talks in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney’s eastern suburbs.


Through an introduction by Dr. Tony Salgo, Dr. Norman Swan has indicated that he would be willing to do a radio interview when we are ready to take this project nationally. His kind offer was in no small part a result of my informing him that we already have over 200 Central Coast doctors on board. So we can all see how each person’s involvement helps leverage the campaign. Remember, this is a pyramid scheme for all the right reasons.

So lots of good stuff is happening! Tell your friends and watch this space.

Regards to all,

Rob Baume