Coalition MP wants crackdown on rogue GPs

A COALITION backbencher who once worked as a GP is calling for a crackdown on "cowboy" doctors in any government push to overhaul Medicare.

Andrew Laming, who is still a qualified eye specialist, has also suggested financial rewards for high-performing doctors, and taken a swipe at his government's recent Medicare reform efforts.

"At the moment we don't have speed limits on doctors," Dr Laming told AM.

"I think that if you're seeing more than 10 patients per hour you can't be delivering quality medicine, doesn't matter how smart you are.

"So we do need to be looking at ways to pull the cowboys up. It's been a difficult discussion that's never really been had," the Queensland Liberal MP said.

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