Khaled Baradawil is the sole doctor working at one of the Murrumbidgee's smaller hospitals in Lake Cargelligo, where he is also the only full-time general practitioner in town.
Dr Bardawil has spent the past 14 years living in Lake Cargelligo, a town of only about 1500 people.
Its multipurpose service is one of 30 small hospitals in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, which are staffed by doctors who also provide primary care to their communities as general practitioners.
"It's a bit tough, because even though it's a small town, the hospital is very busy, because it's a multipurpose service," Dr Bardawil said.
"So we've got the nursing home, we've got six acute beds, and we've got the accident and emergency. So it's busy every day."
Dr Bardawil's days begin about 7.30 am in the hospital where he does his rounds, which he finishes between 9am and 10am depending on how many patients he needs to see.
He then heads to the medical centre where, as a GP, he sees up to 50 patients each day and finishes between 5.30pm and 8pm.
"And sometimes I have to go back to the hospital, because they have patients waiting for me for either stitching, or review, or something else," he said.
"So if there was another doctor at the hospital, it would be a little better because we can share the load and the responsibility."
Dr Bardawil is supported by another GP from Griffith who visits Lake Cargelligo for a few days a week and until "about a year ago" also worked in the hospital.
"I am in the process of getting another doctor hopefully to help us in the hospital. And the clinic as well, of course," Dr Bardawil said.
As a GP, he treats patients of all ages who come in for a range of problems, from farming and sports injuries to chronic disease management and cancer.
He said the number of patients presenting with mental health concerns had doubled in the past 12 months - "a big deal" in Lake Cargelligo.
Dr Bardawil said the recent introduction of Medicare rebates for telehealth had been "a dream come true" for the Lake Cargelligo community, who live three hours' drive from Wagga's medical services.
"We do have services of everything, but some of them, let's say physiotherapy, for example: We've got a visiting physiotherapist ... but if you have something urgent, like a sprained ankle [you] may have to wait six weeks or so to get in," he said.
Dr Bardawil, originally from Lebanon, raised his family in Lake Cargelligo, where he knows the close-knit community as both a fellow resident and their doctor.
"If someone, for example, I help them to get better, and they see me on the street and come here, and they thank you. I feel really good," he said.
"Because ... I can't find the proper words, but I feel like I've done something. I've done something good for someone."