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Dr Phil Parker

General Practitioner, QLD

Dr Phil Parker is a Brisbane-based general practitioner with extensive expertise in veterans’ health – providing consultation to practitioners on a wide range of veteran health care issues, including PTSD.

Dr Parker served with the Australian Army for 28 years, in Signals, Infantry and Medical Corps. In 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan as the Task Force Surgeon. This role involved operational coordination of coalition health forces in Uruzgan, mentoring of senior Afghan Army, Police and civilian health staff, and treatment for trauma patients. Dr Parker has also held senior medical officer roles within the Army, with significant involvement in capability and policy development.

As a community general practitioner, Phil has a special interest in veterans’ health. He provides advice and education to other practitioners on PTSD management. Phil is GP Ambassador for Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and serves as a medical educator with General Practice Training Queensland.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.