The Flinders Peak Medical Centre began as a single doctor practice in 1985.
The practice was established by Mrs Davida Shera and the late Dr Michael Shera and was originally called the Purga Medical Centre. Dr Shera worked tirelessly as the Practice Principal from 1985 until his unexpected passing in June 2020.
The surgery is committed to affordable, best practice, evidence-based medicine. We were one of the first surgeries in Australia to be accredited and we are currently accredited with Quality Practice Accreditation.
The Flinders Peak Medical Centre takes its name from Mt Flinders, the highest mountain peak in the Teviot Range of South East Queensland. Mt Flinders is the most striking feature of the local landscape and its base is just over 11 kms drive from the surgery.
The practice is situated in the suburb of Purga, in the City of Ipswich. The placename Purga comes from the Yugara / Yugarabul Aboriginal languages, in which ‘pur-pur’ means ‘meeting place’. (Please see the Indigenous Language Resources South-East QLD Placenames, produced by the State Library of Queensland).
The Flinders Peak Medial Centre is engaged with the formation of the next generation of medical practitioners. We are currently a teaching practice for Registrars from General Practice Training Queensland. We are proud of our tradition of teaching and mentoring, which includes 20 successful Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) candidates. We have previously been a teaching practice for medical students from Griffith University and the University of Queensland Medical Schools.