Dr Richard Lucas

Consultant Physician

I would like to introduce myself to those of you who do not know me. I am a Specialist Physician practicing in Internal Medicine and I have been working here on the Northern Rivers for the past 12 years. I have recently moved to Bangalow Consulting Centre to be closer to the demographic centre of our region and to access this excellent consulting facility. I have previously worked extensively in Sydney, the Northern Territory and the South Pacific.

I have worked for many years in both hospital and ambulatory Internal Medicine care however I am in the process of moving to predominantly office-based work. I try to practice a holistic brand of General Internal Medicine, viewing the patient as a complex individual and my management plans try to reflect that emphasis.   My clinical interests include the full range of General Internal Medicine conditions however I have expertise in rational therapeutics, complicated multiple comorbidities, Infectious Diseases, Thyroid disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Indigenous health and poorly differentiated medical conditions.

I always try to consider the impact of the patient’s psycho-social milieu, nutritional status, fitness, posture and balance in my assessments as I find that many people suffer from the long term consequences of social isolation, poor nutrition, poor oral hygiene and a sedentary lifestyle. My management plans try to integrate in an evidence-based structure all these processes.

Finally I listen to patients, treat them with respect and try to run close to time.