Dr Rose was born in Devonport, obtained his medical degree from the University of Tasmania then spent some years working in the LGH before entering general practice. After a series of locums on the north west coast he began rural general practice in Circular Head where he remained for a decade. During this period he helped establish the Smithton Medical Centre and worked as a visiting medical officer to the Smithton District Hospital. As well as the family medical practice work this period involved a lot of trauma and retrieval work, workers compensation as well as some diving medicine. In the mid-90s Dr Rose joined the Summerdale Medical Practice and has assisted with its growth to be one of the larger teaching practices in the State as well as being one of the main providers of medical services to aged care facilities in northern Tasmania.
Currently Dr Rose is a member of Primary Health Tasmania’s Clinical Advisory Council, a member of the Tasmanian General Practice Forum and is a member of the State Council of the AMA. Dr Rose spends much of his time actively promoting all of life medical care that he believes only the traditional family medical practice can provide.
Dr Rose is happy to see all general practice presentations with a significant part of his day spent looking after aged and palliative care patients.