Fortus Health Group is one of Australia’s few providers who solely specialise in the foundation and management of Specialist Medical Practices.

Establishment of Solo or Group Specialist Medical Practices

  • Business Plans.
  • Financial Projections and Budgeting.
  • Drafting of essential Practice Agreements and Protocols.
  • Set-up of IT & Communications Platform.
  • Staff Recruitment, including Practice Manager.
  • Initial Marketing Plan including competitor analysis.
  • Corporate Governance set up, including provision of reporting templates and KPI’s.

Health Check of already established Specialist Practices

  • Business practices review.
  • Competitor analysis.
  • Corporate Governance set-up, including provision of reporting templates and KPI’s.
  • Updated Marketing Plan.
  • Updated Business Plan and strategic planning sessions.
  • Mentoring Practice Manager in Business Management.

Workshops & One on One Sessions

  • Learn from our extensive experience of what does and doesn't work.
  • Potential Group Practice Workshop.
  • Established Group Practice Strategy Sessions.
  • Dos and Don'ts for Private Practice.
  • Risk in Private Practice - What to cover.
  • Ins and outs of Practice Managment.
  • To what sort of private practice am I suited - Solo, Group or Virtual
  • What makes a successful private practitioner.

Our Experience


There are key dos and don’ts for running a successful private practice and we have seen many of them in our 10 years in this space.


Our experience includes:

  •      Setting up a traditional solo private medical practice
  •      Merging numerous solo practices into a group practice
  •      Incorporating new practitioners into an established group practice
  •      Extracting practitioners from a group practice
  •      Establishing brand new virtual private practices
  •      Converting traditional practices to virtual practices
  •      Managing a 12 surgeon group practice
  •      Streamlining operations of various practices to boost efficiency and profits

So why reinvent the wheel?  Don’t waste your precious time researching what you need to establish or build your private practice. Our workshops and one on one tutorials will show you what we have seen succeed and fail, presenting you with all the realities, and giving you the opportunity to frame your expectations – “FROM THE INSIDE”.


We focus on the health of your practice, so you can focus on the health of your patients.



Your Team

Mark Higginbotham

Mark Higginbotham


Mark is a Certified Practicsing Accountant (CPA), Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting. He brings over 20 years of extensive business experience and an impressive knowledge of the health industry. He has proven time and again his abililty to grow practices in size and profits, whilst meeting the specific needs of the client and broader community.

Russell Dooley

Russell Dooley

Business & Finance

A Bachelor of Business graduate majoring in finance and economics, Russell is also a Certified Practising Accountant. He comes with over eight years of experience working in business advisory and taxation services. Russell has a particular interest in improving workplace processes to maximise efficiency and profitability.

Margaret Couper

Margaret Couper

Information & Communications

With 15 years' experience providing IT and communications design, strategy and support in the private medical industry, Margaret has gained unique insight into the IT needs of Australian private practices. Armed with this knowledge, she has the invaluable ability to provide the best ICT solutions in order to allow medical practices to be as effective and efficient as possible.

Practice Managers

Practice Managers

Experienced Practice Managers

Fortus Health continues to be actively involved in the management of a number of solo and group practices and has a group of experienced Practice Managers which it draws upon to collaborate with our clients, both in a workshop setting and for consulting purposes.

Make the smarter choice for your practice. Contact us today.


Complete ENT

Dr Andrew Lomas - Managing Director

After deciding to combine six solo practice ENT surgeons into a group practice we knew there were going to be issues to deal with that we did not have the resources to solve ourselves. Mark and the team at Fortus not only guided us through the initial business planning phase, alignment of protocols, combining IT systems, staff integration, recruitment, and physical suite sourcing & fit-out, which were all required to commence in group practice; but as and when the inevitable hiccups occurred, the expertise of the team at Fortus allowed us to continue seeing patients and working while the merge occurred around us. One year on, our surgeons are happy, our business continues to grow and we are very appreciative of the experience and skills Mark & the Fortus Health team provided in helping us create CompleteENT.

Dr Stephen Byrne


As a recent graduate of SET program in neurosurgery, I was apprehensive about commencing in full time private practice. As well as the stresses of managing 'my own' patients, i had to navigate the maze of indemnity, practice management, surgical item numbers, billing and IT. Mark and his team made the entire process seamless and talked me through the transition. I felt that they listened to my concerns and responded efficiently and appropriately.

Get in Touch

Head office

17/43 Lang Pde, Milton, Qld, 4066

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1300 147 055

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