Thursday, September 7, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Collinsville’s Superstar Doc

Within the small community of Collinsville, the Collinsville Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS) looks after every single resident, making sure everyone is in good health and good spirit.

Overseeing the Health Service is Dr Myint Soe, the medical superintendent who has been at the helm for almost 20 years, and bringing with him extensive medical experience and history, spanning three continents.

Completing his studies in Myanmar more than 40 years ago, Dr Soe graduated in 1982.

Moving on to work in a military hospital as an intern, Dr Soe encountered a range of injuries, including many mass casualties from bomb blast injuries.

Finishing his internship, he began working with a surgical team, before moving to a Myanmar township as a GP for four years.

Afterwards, he decided to pursue further study in England for a time, before moving to South Africa.

For 14 years, Dr Soe practiced a myriad of different medical fields, including being the principal medical officer in an Orthopaedic Department for seven years, however he decided to move to Australia, and take a position in the Emergency Department at Redcliffe.

It wasn’t long, however, before a small town in the north was calling his name.

“I had a friend who was working in Ayr, and he told me that there was a vacancy here in Collinsville,” Dr Soe said.

“I started here in October 2004.”

Over the years, Dr Soe has seen the growth of Collinsville, and was rewarded with a nomination for a Royal Flying Doctor Service Spirit of John Flynn award in 2021.

Dr Myint Soe has been delivering exceptional medical care to the community of Collinsville for almost 20 years. Photo supplied

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