Biography – Dr Greg Cameron, Sydney NSW
Dr Greg Cameron studied Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), graduating with Honours in 1986. His post-graduate training was undertaken at Prince of Wales and Westmead Hospitals, with an emphasis on Orthopaedics, Plastics, Accident and Emergency and Trauma. In 1990, Dr Cameron was accepted into INSEAD, one of the top business schools in the world, where he completed his MBA. Upon returning to Australia, after working in various locums, in 1994 he founded Healthnet Family Clinic General Practice in Penrith with a strong occupational medicine focus, built on his passion for orthopaedics and musculoskeletal Medicine.
Over the next few years, Dr Cameron gained his FRACGP, became a Rail Authorised Health professional (AHP) and was appointed as a NSW Injury Management Consultant (IMC) in 1999. He has also provided medicolegal reports as an expert witness for many years.
Dr Cameron built his practice combining his occupational medicine knowledge with his General Practice skills, giving a unique perspective and treating the whole person, not just the injury. With the increasing prevalence of Mental Health conditions both in occupational medicine and the broader community, he undertook extra training and was appointed as a Beyond Blue practitioner in 2009.
In 2015, Dr Cameron sold his practice to IPN, one of the Sonic companies, and split his time between Penrith and working for Sonic Health Plus, a purely occupational health practice in Sydney CBD. Whilst working there, he gained extra skills in Maritime medicine (AMSA and Antarctic assessments), hazardous substance medicals, performing assessments for large private and government clients (Sydney Trains, UGL, Defence, Qantas, Virgin, Border Force, Manus/Nauru Island etc) as well as Executive Health assessments.
In 2018, he was approached to be the first Medical Director of Occupational Health for Healius (formerly Primary Health Care), which he commenced in July 2018. His responsibilities included doctor training, governance and client development to implement injury management solutions. He has recently joined MEDirect to provide innovative solutions for employers, insurers and injured workers.
Dr Cameron draws on 25 years experience, using both his medical and business skills to provide expert opinions and treating injured workers. It is often difficult to balance the competing needs and expectations of the worker, employer, insurer and other interested parties. Dr Cameron takes a common sense, practical and pragmatic approach to find the optimal outcome.
All injury management consultations (Stage 1, 2 and 3) can be accommodated, including psychological claims. MEDirect has the capability of providing some of these assessments or advice virtually, either over the phone or over a secure video platform. Dr Cameron can also provide fitness for duty assessments, whether they are compensable or non-work related problems. He has provided thousands of assessments and reports over the last 25 years to Insurers, Solicitors, Employers, Unions, Life insurance companies as well as the Workers Compensation Commission and Coroners court.
In respect of treatment, this is an area about which Dr Cameron cares very deeply. He has treated both physical and psychological injuries in a variety of industries including hospitals, schools, manufacturing, Police, Fire and Ambulance, Rail and Transport, Banking, Government departments, local, state and Federal, labour-hire and many others. He will be practising in Parramatta but is happy to provide “virtual advice” as well.
Dr Cameron is recognised by his patients for his warmth and down to earth nature and for assessing a problem and treating it as quickly and efficiently as possible. He looks forward to working with you.