Dr Jay Phang
“I respect and admire the people I work with, the fantastic community I live in and the patients who I am privileged to help and treat.”
Areas Jay has substantial experience include:
- General Practice
- Travel medicine
- Men’s health
- Mental health
- Sports medicine
‘Dr Jay’s career in patient care has been shaped by a unique story. Born in Penang, Malaysia, Jay moved to Karratha WA for his schooling years. He began a career in medicine after being awarded the Country Medical Foundation scholarship to study in Perth, WA. After working as an intern at Fremantle Hospital he moved overseas, working in trauma and emergency medicine in Cork, Ireland, and then in Bristol and Cornwall in the UK. He then embarked on many diverse medical and travel experiences ranging from working with the Royal Australian Flying Doctor’s service in the Northern Territory with Indigenous communities to spending time ‘working’ in the Caribbean.
On settling post travel Dr Jay spent a number of years in Fitzroy and Collingwood where he worked with the North Yarra Community Health Centre with a focus on complex social issues, refugee health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Jay soon swapped flat whites for fat rights and moved to Torquay where he commenced collecting surfboards and began working on his ‘surfers ear’ condition. He joined the KMM team in 2011. Aside from a passion for surfing and snowboarding Dr Jay has dedicated much of his life to the world of skateboarding doing everything from riding boards, consulting on skate park designs and writing articles on health and safety for ‘Australian Skateboarder Magazine.’
Jay has an immense interest and passion for medicine. “I value the importance of continuity in care and strive to see my patients on a regular basis as needed. I value the development of a doctor patient relationship. I believe in preventative medicine, and a holistic approach to health care in general.”
Dr Jay also specialises in providing advice in areas of travel medicine, mental health, men’s health and sports medicine. He has recently completed a qualification with the Australian Medical Acupuncture College.