Dr Chandra Rayi has swapped snow for sunshine in his recent relocation to Gladstone.
Dr Chandra Rayi has swapped snow for sunshine in his recent relocation to Gladstone. Ebony Battersby

New GP loves every aspect of living in Gladstone

FROM the snow-covered slopes of Canada comes one of the newest residents to Gladstone, Dr Chandra Rayi.

A general practitioner now stationed at Gladstone Central Medical Centre, Dr Rayi loves every aspect of his new home.

"I don't like very big cities. I find in places like Gladstone people are much friendlier," he said.

"And especially compared to Canada, the weather here is just beautiful."

Fourteen years as a doctor has provided Dr Rayi with the extensive knowledge required to best care for his list of patients in Gladstone.

"As a GP, we need to know everything," he said.

"I specialise in chronic diseases, but I need to employ knowledge in all fields."

Moving to the Port City with his young family in tow, Dr Rayi assures The Observer that he is here to stay.

And as he continues to discover the hidden gems of Gladstone, Dr Rayi has fallen in love with his new home a little more each time.

Dr Rayi has lived in Croatia, Canada, and his native India, and Gladstone Central Medical Centre is proud to have him on staff.

Practice manager Sally Smithers said Dr Rayi was a welcome addition.

"He's a very empathetic and compassionate doctor," she said.



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