He has helped deliver more than 2000 babies and has cared for countless patients as one of the state's longest serving GPs.
But after more than four decades Dr Paul McGinity is set to retire - and it's expected to leave a big hole in the Scottsdale and Bridport communities.
The 78-year-old has been a GP in the state's North-East for more than 43 years, after moving to Tasmania from England with his wife in 1977.
In his own words, the move was about fulfilling the "old-fashioned" GP life in the countryside, delivering babies and running a successful surgery - or two.
"I am an old fashioned GP, but that has changed a lot over the years," he said.
"I think about the introduction of computers on consulting desks.
"We used to just write everything down. It's a whole new world now."
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Dr McGinity said his career had come with many highs, and a few lows.
In 2009 he had his medical license suspended in response to patient complaints, only to be vindicated three years later by a Tasmanian Ombudsman's report into how the Medical Council of Tasmania handled his case.
In considering his career highlights, he said he had formed many longstanding relationships with his patients - including some he had treated since his medical career began.
He said he was most proud of ensuring regional communities had access to quality care, including collaborations with other health professionals.
"I think I played an instrumental role in getting the paramedic ambulance service to Scottsdale," he said.
"That has made a great difference to people in the community."
Dr McGinity shares his time between two clinics - starting his day out of Bridport, followed by afternoon appointments from Scottsdale.
Both practices are set to close when he retires on December 21.
Ochre Medical Centres in both Bridport and Scottsdale will be the only remaining GP services in the region.
However Dr McGinity said he was confident his patients would be left in good hands, adding he was grateful for the community's support.
"It is out of my hands now," he said.
"It [retirement] has been rather overwhelming.
"I have become very emotional over the last week.
"Some patients have been with me for the past 43 years, so nothing about this is easy.
"We have been very grateful for the support and we will miss the community."
Dr McGinity said he plans to spend his retirement enjoying time with his family, and will likely relocate to the state's South.