Dr Cedric Chu MBBS FRACGP
Dr Cedric Chu is an original founding member of the Family Practice on Newmarket Road and was working at the practice since it opened in 2002 until December 2012.
He was working with Dr Tania Jardine, Dr David Carroll, Dr Helen Bajada, Dr Georgia Myatt, Dr Ron McDonald, Dr Wendy Cook, and Dr Anna Fitzgerald. We had recently been joined by Dr Kohei Matsuda formerly from Keperra.
Dr Chu graduated from the University of Queensland in 1994 and had worked for 5 years in Ipswich and 2 years in Newmarket before opening a highly respected Family Practice on Newmarket Road, Windsor with another doctor.
After 10 years working in the practice, Dr Cedric Chu will now be relocating his practice to a brand new Doctor owned Medical Centre in Newmarket with Dr Tania Jardine. This will open in February 2013.
Dr Chu has also worked for 2 years all over Ireland doing locum work from 2005 to 2007.
Cedric enjoys all aspects of General Practice, but in particular he enjoys the diagnostic challenges of difficult or complex cases. He is well regarded for thinking outside the square and also enjoys being an analytical problem solver.
He enjoys educating patients on medical problems, and his ethos is to treat every patient like a medical student to encourage patients to understand, and be responsible for their medical decisions.
Dr Chu prides himself as a logical thinker but with a high level of patient empathy which attracts patients who want a logical plan of attack with their health and emotional problems.
Although Dr Chu is proficient at all aspects of general practice, his special interest areas are biomechanics in relation to musculoskeletal injuries, headaches, neck and shoulder problems, paediatrics, anxiety counselling, minor ops including toenail operations, healthy life style advice including diet and exercise advice, and workcover injuries. He is also actively involved in teaching medical students.
Dr Chu is also passionate about applying evolutionary principles and theories to medicine with a particular focus on evolutionary psychology and parenting.
When not spending time with his young daughter, outside of medicine Cedric’s interests include martial arts, running, gym work, digital painting, and moonlighting as a cartoonist. He is also addicted to travel and at age 40 has backpacked to 66 countries on 7 continents and is hoping to get to every country in the world before he dies.
Dr Chu was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Maryborough so unfortunately does not speak any Chinese languages.