Dr Peter Clark is an Australian educated and trained doctor, psychiatrist and a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He comes to Caloundra Private Clinic from an extensive public and private clinical background in general adult psychiatry, including clinical leadership roles in tertiary centres, having worked in regional and urban NSW, Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland in both inpatient and community settings. Dr Clark held the position of Clinical Director- Fraser Coast Integrated Mental Health Service from 2006- 2009. Dr Clark works closely with general practitioners and other mental health clinicians to provide comprehensive and rounded patient care.
Dr Clark has been involved in undergraduate and post-graduate education, training and research, and also has a particular interest in quality assurance and service design and development, including infrastructure design and its fit to delivery of the model of patient care.
Against this broad scope, Dr Clark's particular areas of clinical interest and expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, dual diagnosis (mental illness comorbid with intellectual disability), substance-related disorders and medicolegal matters. Dr Clark also has an interest in young persons' mental health.
Having enjoyed living and working on the Sunshine Coast for 5 years, he looks forward to continuing his service to residents and colleagues of the community.