In April 2019 Dr Fran Bradshaw and Lakeside Medical celebrated 15 years providing family medical services to the community of Springfield Lakes. To celebrate our team of staff and doctors climbed the Story Bridge in Brisbane.

The practice opened in 2004 as Lakes District Family Practice at the current site in Spring Lake Village. The medical practice was one of the founding businesses in the shopping centre and the only one to be still operating with its original owners in 2020. At the start Dr Fran was a solo GP and her husband Peter was the practice manager and practice nurse.

In 2006 the practice was accredited as a training practice and started to take GP registrars. Three of our former registrars have stayed with us, Dr Kenny Loi, Dr Man Ying Kung and Dr Linh Nguyen. Dr Kenny now trains GPs himself and in 2020 the total number of doctors we have trained is eleven.

Dr Bob Shirlaw, who has been a GP in the local area for 20 years, joined the practice in 2011 and has brought his skill in skin cancer surgery to add to the range of services on offer. In 2016 we built a new consulting room and operating suite for him to increase the facilities for minor surgery procedures as we are accepting referrals from other doctors in the area. This brings our total number of consulting rooms to seven including one for our practice nurses and we have a two bed treatment room as well as the new operating suite.

We became a group practice in 2010 and changed our name to Lakeside Medical. Our practice manager, Lisa, has been with us for 13 years and supervises a staff of five nurses and five receptionists.

Continuity of care is one of our founding principles and Dr Fran and her team are looking forward to many more years of looking after the local community.