The shortage of general practitioners in the state has been compounded by graduates looking for less stressful specialities as high patient numbers and an outdated Medicare system push doctors away from the field.
Australian Medical Association Tasmania president Dr Helen McArdle said attracting GPs to remote rural areas was a chronic problem.
"Once upon a time it was a very popular speciality, but in more recent times it's been more difficult to attract graduates into the speciality, largely because of the Medicare freeze, difficulties with remuneration and also the stress associated with general practice," she said
Bass Liberal MHR Bridget Archer said Said she was committed to addressing the recruiting and retaining challenges faced by GPs and has been fighting on this issue for over two years.
"I've had many meetings with general practitioners and have facilitated in depth-discussions between our local GP community, the health minister, regional health minister. As a result, I secured specific funds towards the end of last year towards address recruitment and retention of GP's," she said.
Dr McArdle said the AMA has been lobbying the federal government for many years to address the deficiencies in the Medicare system.
Ms Archer said she was aware of the complex issues associated with the Medicare system and said she had been working with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Health Minister Greg Hunt for a long-term sustainable solution.
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Dr McArdle said flexible Medicare would be mutually beneficial to doctors and patients alike and alleviate stresses on hospitals.
"I mean we hear reports of patients putting off visits to the GP because they can't afford it and you know, for some people, a very small amount of money can be a lot of money to them," she said.
"We've heard reports of people who should go and see a GP to have appropriate treatment putting it off until they actually become sicker, and require more intensive treatment and even hospitalisation."
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