about south east medical


About The Practice

South East Medical opened in October 2018 following a complete renovation of an old Orthopaedic Clinic.

The philosophy of our doctors is to:

  • Take forward your health requirements in an evidence-based way.
  • Help you improve your overall wellbeing & general health.
  • Provide information that enhances your health.
  • On occasion and where appropriate – have a bit of fun!

Putting you in the driving seat because your Time is Precious:

  • Provide Specialist GP Services in a time-efficient manner.
  • To provide care in fewer, longer appointments than provided in traditional GP setting.
  • View all your imaging and pathology via the online portal – most results are available within 36 hrs. You will not therefore have make an appointment simply to get your results.
  • You decide with the doctor on follow up arrangements.


All personal & medical data remains confidential. Visit our Practice Privacy Policy. You will receive a copy at your first appointment.


Short-Term Illnesses, Symptoms that need sorting out, Referrals & Prescriptions are the cornerstone of General Practice.

Our Doctors enjoy all aspects of General Practice, including kid’s health, WorkCover, Antenatal, mental health, Men’s Health, Menopause & Cancer Prevention.

Continuing Professional Development on a regular basis ensures that our doctors also keep up to date with long term conditions such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Osteoporosis, Migraine, Dermatology, Kidney Stones, Steroid Injections, Coeliac Disease, IBS & Travel Medicine.
Our Doctors are on the look-out for opportunities for you to improve your overall health & well being.


Dr Richard Beatty holds both a UK and Australian fellowship in specialist general practice and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency as a Specialist GP. He also trained as a Physician (MRCP Lond /  FRACP equivalent) .

He was a GP Principal and GP Trainer in a large practice for 15 years in The UK, and fully embraces Continuing Professional Development.

He runs specific clinics in  Men’s HealthMenopause, Weight Loss, STD, & Iron Infusion.
He also enjoys keeping up to date with General Practice including Antenatal & Children’s health.
Following his additional Physician  he maintains an interest in acute and complex illnesses.
His ethos is to combine a high level of medical knowledge with a warm approach to patient care.

Medical Training

Dr Richard Beatty graduated from Southampton University Medical School  followed by residencies in Southampton, Portsmouth & Winchester Hospitals.

Further Postgraduate Posts at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, in Medicine, Paediatrics,  Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Obstetrics & Gynaecology. General Practice Speciality training in Cambridge, UK.

Specialist Qualifications (Fellowships)

Fellowship of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners (FRACG).

Membership of The Royal College of Physicians of London (MRCP Lond.) – FRACP Equivalent

Membership of The Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP).

Diploma, Awards & Certificates
Registered GP Educator 2007-2012 (East Midlands Deanery GP Trainer)
Monash Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine 2014
Diploma Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery 2014  (Skin Cancer College Australia)
Diploma of Clinical Dermatology 2012  (University College London) – distinction & Michael Klaber Prize
Accreditation in Local Anaesthetic Vasectomy 2012 (FSRH, royal college of Obstetrics & Gynaeology)
Australian Certificate in Aviation Medicine 2014 (ACCAM)


Aims, Authorship, Disclaimers & Confidentiality

The aims of the website

To inform the user about:

  • Common long term conditions – causes, diagnosis & treatment options
  • Usual Medical Practice that as recommended in major national & international guidelines

The website’s intended audience are members of the public who are interested in learning about evidence-based approaches to common long term conditions.

The website does not accept or host any advertisement. There is no external funding source, and The site is 100% funded by Dr Richard Beatty. There is no commercial interest in the contents of the website, and no commercial link to any of the treatments mentioned.

The site does not replace the advice of a health professional. The information is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own doctor. View detailed disclaimer page.

The information is authored and reviewed regularly by Dr Richard Beatty. Please note that medical information rapidly changes and therefore some information may be out of date.

The personal information collected from the visitors of our website, including  their identity, remains confidential. We respect the law(s) on confidentiality  applicable to this website (hosting country) and we will never pass on these  data to any third party, unless required by law.

Cookies are used on the website. You may block these cookies and the whole website is still accessible when these cookies are blocked. To unblock cookies, follow these simple instructions on ehow.

We may use Google Analytics to analyse the audience of the  website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google  Analytics, please go here.

Dr Richard Beatty is a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner – see aviation-medical.com.au for more details.

Page Last Edited 6/1/2019