Where possible we suggest you try to book with the Doctor that you are registered with Mar 26 2018 Where possible we suggest you try to book with the Doctor that you are registered with At Island Bay Medical Centre we feel that your health care is better in the long run if you get to know a particular Doctor and where possible see that same Doctor each time you come. That way you get to know each other. This is particularly important for long term health conditions, but also for trust, understanding and for us to know where you are coming from. It makes for more effective, and enjoyable, general practice/family medicine. Each person registered here as a patient has a specific Doctor who is responsible for overseeing that person’s health care (eg. all correspondence about your health will come to that Doctor, and we are often thinking about more complex issues between consultations). Of course we are not here 24/7 and we appreciate that sometimes you need and/or want to be seen ASAP, and will try to make the best plan for you being seen as much as we can.