Dr Peter Beaumont (GP)
Dr Peter Beaumont is a general practitioner with broad experience and for the past 15 years has focused mainly on the management of people living with diabetes, especially lifestyle prescription, oral diabetes medications and insulin and other injectable diabetes agents. This focus has given him expertise in heart disease, kidney disease, cholesterol and hypertension management along with other diabetes related conditions.
Following graduation he trained at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane for four years then went into general practice in Hobart, his original home town.
He has also worked as a general practitioner in Darwin and Cannonvale.
In Darwin, for a two year period, in addition to general practice, he worked part time at Royal Darwin Hospital in minor gynaecological surgery.
In the Northern Territory Dr Beaumont worked in city and remote aboriginal practices as well as city based mixed patient practices. Teaching and the assessment of general practice trainees and medical students was an important part of his work during this time.
Dr Beaumont has also spent many years working in private hospital management in Australia and Southeast Asia. His work with a small AusAID team in Banda Aceh following the Sumatran tsunami was related to hospital management. He is fluent in conversational French and has limited language skills in Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia.
For many years, another major interest was medical politics and Dr Beaumont is the only person in Australia to have been Australian Medical Association President in two jurisdictions (Victoria and the Northern Territory).
Dr Beaumont moved to Cannonvale with his wife, Julie in 2017 and has no plans to leave. He is an active member of the Whitsunday Volunteer Marine Rescue.