Dr. Lachlan Soper is a General Practitioner based in Sydney, Australia. He graduated from medicine in 2000 and attained his FRACGP (Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) in 2006. Lachlan has worked in general practice since 2004. He began working in Muswellbrook, then shifted to Dee Why, then North Sydney and, finally, back to Muswellbrook, where he was a partner at the Brook Medical Centre until mid-2017.
In his medical work Lachlan Soper values, above all, integrity, family care, quality, and putting the patient first. He believes that to deliver quality medical care in the best interests of his patients, it’s essential to operate with the highest standards of integrity. Practicing health care in a manner requires Lachlan to consistently demonstrate kindness, gentleness, and care for his patients at all times, in a relaxed and accommodating atmosphere. Lachlan is also a firm believer that to deliver high-quality health care services, he must always enable and encourage his patients to maintain a high quality of life. Finally, when it comes to putting the patient first, Lachan Soper always considers the patients’ unique needs and interests to determine the care provided.
As a parent of three beautiful, small children, Lachlan Soper enjoys the full spectrum of general practice from newborns, through their parents, to those in their more senior years. He believes the true reward in general practice lies in the unique opportunity it affords you for continuity of care throughout many generations and over many years, as what patients would refer to as “my family GP”.
Lachlan Soper has a special interest in minor operations such as skin cancer excisions, repairing skin lacerations, removal of foreign bodies, Implanon contraceptive insertion etc and sporting injuries. He particularly enjoys the mix that he has in sub-acute, chronic, and family care at the local surgery, combined with his rural hospital work which keeps his skills sharp at the pointy end of medicine.
Lachlan Soper has also done volunteer work with CMS in Korogocho and Kibera slums in Nairobi assisting with the provision of primary care services for those who cannot afford it. He continues to support the training of pastors who work in these slums with the urban poor.
On a personal level, Lachlan spent seventeen years leading and directing youth camps during his personal holidays (through organisations such as Crusader Union, CMS, YouthWorks & SUFM). Throughout his career, he has intermittently given talks and seminars in local high schools on various aspects of adolescent health. In his free time, he regularly participates & competes in many sports and games, including cycling, touch football and tennis.
As an avid cyclist, Lachlan Soper enjoys spends much of his free time cycling through his community and country. Unlike walking or riding in a car, Lachlan loves that cycling trips can be taken at one’s own pace and, when participating in group rides, he has the opportunity to meet so many others and hear their stories. He also appreciates that cycling affords him another way to stay active and healthy for his family—it even provides another way to spend time with his children.
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